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Aetna U.S. Healthcare
Includes patient education leaflets on various medical conditions

American Medical Association
Provides resources for health care professionals as well as consumers including links to consumer health information, AIDS information center, American Medical News, database of more than 650,000 physicians and more.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Consumer health information site maintained by Johns Hopkins University and Health System)

Commercial site with interactive groups, ask-the-doctor, disease-specific information, and links

National Institutes of Health

World Health Organization

The National Foundation for the Treatment of Pain
a not-for-profit organization dedicated to providing support for patients who are suffering from intractable pain, their families, friends and the physicians who treat them. We are also a resource for medical professionals and attorneys concerned with legal issues regarding the legitimate treatment of pain.

National Institutes of Health -Office of Rare Diseases
Information on more than 6,000 rare diseases, including current research, publications from scientific and medical journals, completed research, ongoing studies and patient support groups.

National Institutes of Health
News, research information and professional and consumer health information from the multiple Health Institutes that are part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, among them the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke; the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases, and the National Institute of Mental Health.

Integrated Neuroscience Consortium
NC is a national network of premier physician investigators focused exclusively on central nervous system (CNS) and pain clinical research. INC is a site management organization (SMO) that conducts and manages clinical trials for pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies developing drugs and devices to treat disorders of the central nervous system. Their mission is to expedite the research process to bring new drugs and medical devices to patients suffering from diseases of the central nervous system

Better Health
A supportive and helpful health community with 27 interactive community forums. Elin V. Silveous and Allen J. Douma, M.D. developed the site as a health information and news source for lay people.Site includes Health IQ test, dozens of message boards, chats about topics from addictions and allergies to sex and women's health and also offers a weekly newsletter covering current health research.

A member of Consumer Federation of America. This is a nonprofit corporation whose purpose is to combat health-related frauds, myths, fads and fallacies. It has extensive online reports about practices ranging from chelation therapy to weight control gimmicks and frauds.

Reuters Health Information Services
Over 20 full-text news items published online every day. The site is a valuable resource for both health care professionals and consumers interested in the latest news from the medical world.

National Health Information Center (NHIC)
Developed by the Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, includes over 1000 organizations and government offices that provide health information upon request.

Serving primarily health care professionals, Medscape features thousands of full-text peer-reviewed journal articles, medical news, medical databases and interactive quizzes.

healthfindertm is a consumer health and human services information Web site from the U.S. government. It links to selected online publications, clearinghouses, databases, web sites, and support groups, as well as government agencies and not-for-profit organizations that produce reliable information for the public.

Includes info on the latest research advances in science, medicine, health and technology. Site is produced by the American Association for the Advancement of Science. About 20 news releases from universities and research organizations are posted on a daily basis.

NIH - Consumer Health Information Page
A growing, online collection of the most requested publications from the National Institutes of Health.

American Cancer Society
The site addresses both the most common and less common types of cancer, providing information about the nature of cancer, its causes and risk factors, strategies for prevention, diagnostic techniques and treatments. It also features news, research and local ACS resource information.

American Diabetes Association
ADA offers online research and patient information, news, nutrition information, advocacy and legal resources and journal and magazine articles for both consumers and health professionals.

American Heart Association
Includes online materials - the Heart and Stroke A-Z Guide, a home, health and family section featuring recipes and cookbook promos, resources for exercise, health news and healthful lifestyle needs and an interactive risk assessment test for heart disease. A health care professionals section features updates on scientific statements, treatment guidelines and other medical information.

Agency for Health Care Policy and Research
This government site has resources that include consumer health information, practice guidelines and outcomes data and news on health policy and research.

Combined Health Information Database
CHID is a database produced by health-related agencies of the federal government. It provides titles, abstracts, and availability information for health information and health education resources. Maintained by the National Institutes of Health, this database lists a wealth of health promotion and education materials and program descriptions that are not indexed elsewhere on the Web.

Health on the Net
Health on the Net Foundation is a non-profit organization, headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland. Dedicated to realizing the benefits of the Internet, the foundation's site facilitates access to support communities, medical resources, health care news, health databases and other support systems for individuals, health professionals and health care providers.
A "virtual medical center," providing high-quality, patient-oriented medical information and moderated support to patients, families and health care professionals. Information is organized by medical condition. Each topic offers unique condition-specific services that include: medical news, clinical trials, MediXperts, journal articles, moderated support, educational material, drug information and outside sources.

Personal Health Guide
An online personal guide from the Agency for Health Care Policy and Research. Information to help you and your health care provider make sure that you get the tests, immunizations (shots) and guidance you need to stay healthy.

American Academy of Family Physicians
Information for patients covering more than 250 health topics, arranged into four main categories: Common Conditions/Diseases/Disorders,The Body,Treatments, and Healthy Living.

A leading provider of many respected and widely used medical resources on the Web. HealthGate provides more than 50 resources for a various audiences, including clinicians, researchers and patients. Created to facilitate improvements in biomedical research, medical education, public health, patient education and patient care.

Johns Hopkins InfoNet
Web site for Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions. Contains health and health care information published on the Web by the many affiliate medical departments, groups and organizations of JHMI.

National Clearinghouse for Alcohol and Drug Information
A service of Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration of the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services. Provides numerous online publications, databases, resources for treatment organizations, online forums and special site sections for kids.

free links to 1,000's of health sites, 100's of health topics, featuring treatment, cures, diagnosis, prevention, risk factors, support groups, email lists, personal stories, etc. Updated regularly.

HCN Index of Australian Health
This list aims to provide a useful collection of links to sites that are Australian, health related, and content-rich.

The Neurological Resource Centre
NRC is helping people of Australia with neurological conditions improve their quality of life

The Journal of the American Medical Association
Includes latest news, current issue table of contents, past issues, new media review index and users can also register to get the JAMA table of contents via e-mail.

Annals of Internal Medicine

British Medical Journal

The Lancet

New England Journal of Medicine

The Merck Manual of Diagnosis and Therapy
Seventeenth Edition