Please Note: The library no
longer maintains this guide. For up-to-date listings of Internet financial
resources, see the Website listings
in the Health Information Guide.
Researching a Disease
An encyclopedia from the consumer site of the National Library of
Medicine, a division of the National Institute of Health and the
world’s largest medical library.
Health topics from the consumer site of the National Library of Medicine.
www.mayoclinic.com/findinformation/diseasesandconditions/index.cfm Sponsored by the Mayo Foundation, a charitable,
not-for-profit health care provider.
www.clinicaltrials.gov, a service of the National Institutes of Health developed by the National Library of Medicine.
www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/query.fcgi from the National Library of Medicine.
a service of CBS News.
The American Medical Association maintains a national database of physicians at
The American Board of Medical Specialties maintains a searchable database of all board-certified physicians at
www.abms.org. The library also has copies of the
Official ABMS Directory of Board Certified Medical Specialists 2002.
Massachusetts physician profiles are available at www.massmedboard.org.
www.drugdigest.org DrugDigest is the consumer health information website of Express Scripts, the nation's largest independent
pharmacy benefit manager.
www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/druginformation.html, from the consumer site of the National Library of Medicine.
www.cspinet.org, from The Center for Science in the Public Interest. This nonprofit education and advocacy organization
focuses on improving the safety and quality of our food supply.
www.familydoctor.org offers health and wellness information for the whole family from the American Academy of Family
www.cdc.gov, homepage of the Center for Disease Control, which is the lead federal agency for protecting the nation’s health
www.healthfinder.gov is a huge gateway to consumer health information from the U.S. Dept. of Health & Human Services.
www.intelihealth.com From Aetna Insurance Company and Harvard Medical School, this content-rich site provides excellent overviews of diseases and conditions, as well as wellness information and tips, and a digest of health stories in the news.
the top 100 health Internet sites, as selected by the Medical Library Association.
www.nccam.nih.gov National Center for Complementary & Alternative Medicine is a division of the National Institute of Health,
which supports research on complementary and alternative medicine (CAM), and disseminates information about which CAMs
work, which do not, and why.
Health & Fitness at www.about.com/health
includes forums and chat rooms on a wide range of health topics.
www.labtestsonline.org can be searched by name of test, condition/disease or age group.
National organizations or foundations represent many diseases and conditions. They all have home pages. For example:
American Heart Association at www.americanheart.org, American Cancer Society at
www.cancer.org, Alcoholics Anonymous
For recommended books and magazines about health and wellness, see the
To Your Health information guide. Check our Nutrition and
Fitness guide for recommended materials and links on those subjects.
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difficulty accessing a site on this list. We'll try to identify and
correct the problem.
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