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General Health Information for Patients and Their Families and Friends

MedlinePlus

A web site for patients and their families and friends. It brings you information about diseases, conditions, and wellness issues including:

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Drugs & Supplements

DailyMed

A directory of Food and Drug Administration (FDA) drug labels.

Dietary Supplements Labels Database

A database with label information for thousands of brand-name dietary supplements.

Drug Information Portal

A portal that provides quick access to high quality drug information.

Pillbox

A resource that combines high-resolution images of tablets and capsules with appearance information to enable users to visually search for and identify an unknown solid dosage pharmaceutical.

 

Specific Populations

Minority Health Information Outreach

A guide to programs, projects, and other resources related to specific minority populations.

 

Genetics

GeneEd

A safe and useful resource for students and teachers in grades 9 - 12 to learn genetics.

Genetics Home Reference (GHR)

Information about genetic conditions and the genes responsible for those conditions. Includes descriptions of the symptoms, diagnostic process, and treatment options.
About GHR | Help Me Understand Genetics

 

Environmental Health & Toxicology

Haz-Map

Links jobs and hazardous tasks with occupational diseases and their symptoms.

Household Products Database

Information on the health effects of common household products under your sink, in the garage, in the bathroom and on the laundry room shelf.

TOXMAP

Maps of hazardous chemicals with links to related health resources.

ToxMystery

Interactive game for 7-11 years olds with lessons about household chemical hazards.

Tox Town

An interactive guide about how the environment, chemicals and toxic substances affect human health.
Tox Town en español

 

Clinical Trials

AIDSinfo

A central resource for current information on clinical trials for AIDS patients, federally approved HIV treatment and prevention guidelines.

ClinicalTrials.gov

Provides the public information about clinical trials and opportunities to participate in the evaluation of new treatments and drugs.
More about ClinicalTrials.gov
(About the ClinicalTrials.gov site)
Also see: Clinical Alerts and Advisories

 

Biomedical Literature

MEDLINE/PubMed - Biomedical Journal Literature

Provides access to over 18 million references from 5,500 biomedical journals. Many of these references link to abstracts and in some cases, the full text of articles.
MEDLINE®: Description of the Database | PubMed: MEDLINE® Retrieval on the World Wide Web | Tutorial

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