3D Human Anatomy Resource - A unique dynamic human anatomy resource that provides you with stunning 3D visuals, animations and concise text for use in health care education, for patient education, for your students or for your own presentations.
A.M. Best: Health - Health insurance and managed care organization information and ratings.
Adam - A leading online provider of health, medical, and wellness information. Products contain physician-reviewed text, medical illustrations, multimedia, interactive tools and technology that provide highly effective health and medical education resources.
Air War College: Military Medicine - Extensive resources, including medical doctrine, medical readiness; first-aid; special ops medicine; combat medicine; anthrax; infectious diseases; space medicine; telemedicine; health hoaxes; genetics, DNA and forensics; and more.
Alberta Health - The ministry that sets policy, legislation and standards for the health system in Alberta, Canada.
American Hospital Directory - Provides online data for over 6,000 hospitals. Information is built from Medicare claims data, cost reports, and other public use files obtained from the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).
American Medical Association - Information on virtually every licensed physician in the U.S. and its possessions, including more than 650,000 doctors of medicine (M.D.) and doctors of osteopathy or osteopathic medicine (D.O).
American Osteopathic Association (AOA) - To find an osteopathic physician (D.O.), contact your state osteopathic medical association by phone, E-mail, or through their Web site. Clicking on the state provided on this site will provide you with this contact information.
Anatomy-Resources.com - Comprehensive offering of anatomical models. Used by colleges, universities and medical schools to educate students, hospitals to train their staff, and doctors for patient education.
Ancilla Systems - A major Midwestern, Catholic sponsored healthcare organization.
Anthem - Find an Anthem health plan and apply online.
ASBMR Bone Curriculum - A a project of the Education Committee of the American Society for Bone and Mineral Research. ASBMR's mission is to promote excellence in bone and mineral research, foster integration of clinical and basic sciences and facilitate a translation of our science to health care and clinical practice.
Ascension Health - The largest not-for-profit healthcare system in the world, as well as the largest Catholic health system in the U.S.
bioethics - The moral implications of science, medicine and research, supported by the University of Pennsylvania, Center of Bioethics.
BioMed Central - Provides an efficient service for authors wishing to publish research reports in every field of biological sciences and clinical medicine, using a full peer-review process. Places all research published by BioMed Central on PubMed Central in full and without delay, ensuring permanent visibility, immediate listing in PubMed and easy linking to other related information.
BioMedNet - Life sciences portal for biological medical researchers.
BMI - BMI is a person's weight in kilograms divided by the square of height in meters. BMI appears to be as strongly correlated with various metabolic and disease outcome as are these more direct measures of body fatness. In general, BMI is an inexpensive and easy-to-perform method of screening for weight category, for example underweight, normal or healthy weight, overweight, and obesity. Also see Calculate Your Body Mass Index.
Body1 - A leading developer of deep, rich content e-health communities known as Knowledge Cooperatives (KnowCo's) and a primary on-line source for leading edge health information, products and services.
Breathing - The Proper Technique - Breathing techniques and exercises are becoming an important part of almost all healing disciplines. Studies show that a proper inhale and exhale technique, if exercised at proper intervals, has measurable medical benefits to include stress reduction.
Annual Report to the Nation on the status of cancer, 1975-2010 - The American Cancer Society (ACS), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the National Cancer Institute (NCI), and the North American Association of Central Cancer Registries (NAACCR) collaborate annually to provide updates on cancer incidence and death rates and trends in these outcomes for the United States.
California Board of Chiropractic Examiners (CBCE) - Protects Californians from fraudulent or incompetent practice of chiropractic; 2) examines applicants for licensure in order to evaluate entry level competence; and 3) enforces the Chiropractic Initiative Act and Regulations Relating to the Practice of Chiropractic.
Center for Law and the Public's Health - A primary, international, national, state, and local resource on public health law, ethics, and policy for public health practitioners, lawyers, legislators, judges, academics, policy-makers, and others.
CenterWatch - A leading source of news, directories, analysis, and proprietary market research for clinical research professionals and patients. Provides patients and their advocates information on clinical trials, specific drugs, as well as other essential health and educational resources.
Centers for Disease Control (CDC) Parasitology Diagnostic Web Site - Parasites and parsidic diseases, diagnostic procedures, diagnostic assistance. Concise reviews of parasites and parasitic diseases, including an image library and a review of recommended procedures for collecting, shipping, processing, and examining biologic specimens.
Centre for Addiction & Mental Health (CAMH) - A a public hospital providing direct patient care for people with mental health and addiction problems. The Centre is also a research facility, an education and training institute and a community based organization providing health promotion and prevention services across the province of Ontario, Canada, and is a Pan American Health Organization and World Health Organization collaborating centre.
Chirobase - A skeptical guide to chiropractic history, theories and current practices.
Citeline - Comprehensive provider of real-time R&D intelligence to the biopharma industry and now provides information and analytical services to over 250 companies and institutions around the globe.
ClinicalTrials.gov - A registry of federally and privately supported clinical trials conducted in the United States and around the world. Provides information about a trial's purpose, who may participate, locations, and phone numbers for more details.
Cochrane - A global independent network of researchers, professionals, patients, carers, and people interested in health. Cochrane contributors - 37,000 from more than 130 countries - work together to produce credible, accessible health information that is free from commercial sponsorship and other conflicts of interest. Also see Cochrane Nordic, an international network of individuals and institutions committed to preparing, maintaining, and disseminating systematic reviews of the effects of health care..
Confused Names - The Institute for Safe Medication Practices provides this listed of confused drug names, which includes look-alike and sound-alike name pairs.
Coroners - Listing of coroner and medical examiner offices in California.
CPT Code/Relative Value Search - Provides users of CPT the opportunity to perform CPT code searches and obtain information about Medicare's relative value payment amount associated with the codes. Searches can be performed using 5 digit CPT code numbers or key word(s) in the code description.
CPT Codes and Medicare Payment Information - The AMA provides official Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) the most widely accepted medical nomenclature used to report medical procedures and services under public and private health insurance programs. Also, search CPT code and obtain information about Medicare's relative value payment amount associated with the codes.
CPT Coding, Medical Billing and Insurance - Many of the AMA's coding products are now available for immediate download. Upon purchase, you can obtain the CPT, ICD-9-CM, HCPCS, and CPT/RVU ASCII data files, as well as CPT Assistant and Clinical Examples in Radiology Newsletter back issues.
Crisis Prevention Institute (CPI) - Established in 1980 for human service professionals to address the need for training in safe, respectful, noninvasive methods for managing disruptive and assaultive behavior in a way that is compatible with staff's duty to provide the best possible care.
Cuba Solidarity/Project InfoMed - Allows direct access by physicians, medical students, researchers and remote family doctors to major medical databases in Cuba and around the world. Allows Cuban medical personnel to make direct contact with foreign colleagues.
dentalxchange - A leading provider of Internet-based tools and e-commerce solutions for dental industry. The company brings together dentists, manufacturers, suppliers, dental professionals and patients to educate, evaluate and integrate the dental community and its resources.
Diagnosis-related Group (DRG) - A system to classify hospital cases into one of approximately 500 groups, also referred to as DRGs, expected to have similar hospital resource use, developed for Medicare as part of the prospective payment system. DRGs are assigned by a "grouper" program based on ICD diagnoses, procedures, age, sex, discharge status, and the presence of complications or comorbidities. DRGs have been used since 1983 to determine how much Medicare pays the hospital, since patients within each category are similar clinically and are expected to use the same level of hospital resources. DRGs may be further grouped into Major Diagnostic Categories (MDCs).
Diagnostic Code Descriptions (ICD-9) - These diagnostic codes are based on the ninth revision of the International Classification of Diseases developed by the World Health Organization, commonly referred to as ICD9.
Diagnostic Tests - Information on diagnostic tests in the following categories: Blood Disorders; Bones, Joints, and Muscles; Brain and Nervous System; Digestive System; Ears, Nose, and Throat; Eyes; Health of Men; Health of Women; Heart, Blood Vessels, and Circulation; Hormonal Disorders; Infertility, Pregnancy, and Childbirth; Lungs; Skin, Hair, Nails; Urinary System.
Doctors Without Borders (MSF): Life in the Field - The National Geographic presents brief introductions to approximately 30 of the hundreds of projects that Doctors Without Borders (MSF) runs - snapshots of MSF's work in more 80 countries around the world.
Doody Enterprises - Specializes in providing literature update services through weekly e-mail updates customized to each reader's specified areas of interest and Web sites built for medical librarians and health care and health information professionals. Also see Doody's Core Titles, a collection development tool featuring the most extensive database of expert reviews of books and software in the health sciences, now with nearly 20,000 reviews. Bibliographic information on 90,000 book and software titles in 120 specialties.
E-dental - Source of clinical, professional, drug, licensure, regulation, research, patient education, legal, and ethical dental information. Leading-edge content about oral health and hygiene, legal affairs, practice management, information technology, computerization, benefits/insurance, public health, and more. News and information about dentifrices, crowns, bridges, implants, fluoride issues, biomaterials, restorative dentistry, esthetic dentistry, sterilization, prostheses, lasers, and other dental products, supplies, and services.
ECG Library - An electrocardiogram (ECG / EKG) is an electrical recording of the heart and is used in the investigation of heart disease. This library is a collection of realistic looking recordings which will help improve your ECG skills.
Echocardiogram - An echocardiogram is a test in which ultrasound is used to examine the heart.
eldercareLocator - A public service of the U.S. Administration on Aging connecting you to services for older adults and their families.
Electronic Research Administration (ERA) Commons - For the purposes of exchanging research grants administration information, the NIH provides this "commons", a virtual meeting place where NIH extramural grantee organizations, grantees, and the public can receive and transmit information about the administration of biomedical and behavioral research.
Emergency Contraception Website - Emergency contraceptives are methods of preventing pregnancy after unprotected sexual intercourse. They do not protect against sexually transmitted infections. Emergency contraception can be used when a condom breaks, after a sexual assault, or any time unprotected sexual intercourse occurs. Emergency contraceptives available in the United States include: emergency contraceptive pills and the copper-T intrauterine device.
EmergencyLink - Allows you to store your emergency info, share it with family and friends, and has an Emergency Response Service that includes a free emergency ID Kit.
Environmental Health - This page provides links to descriptions of activities, reports, news and events, as well as contacts and cooperating partners in the various WHO programmes and offices working on this topic.
EPA's SunWise School Program and UV Index - The ozone layer shields the Earth from harmful UV radiation. Ozone depletion, as well as seasonal and weather variations, cause different amounts of UV radiation to reach the Earth at any given time. Developed by the National Weather Service (NWS) and EPA, the UV Index predicts the next day's ultraviolet radiation levels on a 0-10+ scale, helping people determine appropriate sun-protective behaviors.
ePocrates - Leading clinical drug reference guide designed for the Palm OS platform.
Family Medical History - Gathering a complete and accurate family medical history is becoming more important as genetic medicine explains more diseases. Tools provided by the AMA have been developed to aid both the physician/healthcare provider as well as the patient.
Family Practice Notebook - Compendium of diagnosis and management of common medical problems: Cardiovascular, Medicine, Dental, Dermatology, Emergency, Endocrinology, Gastroenterology, General, and, Practice, Management, Geriatric, Gynecology, Hematology, Oncology, HIV, Infectious, Disease, Jokes, Laboratory, Neonatology, Nephrology, Neurology, Obstetrics, Ophthalmology, Orthopedics, Otolaryngology, Pediatrics, Pharmacology, Prevention, Psychiatry, Pulmonology, Radiology, Rheumatology, Sports, Surgery.
familydoctor - Medical information for the family from the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP).
Find-a-Code - Medical billing codes, descriptions, and fees: ICD-9-CM, CPT, HCPCS, ABC Codes, ICD-10-CM/PCS, PQRI, Medicare Policies - LMRP/LCD/NCD, NCCI Edits, Fees/RVUs, Alerts, and more.
FIRSTConsult - Information on over 20,000 disease-specific topics.
Flu (Influenza) InformationandFlu Shot Locations - Influenza, more commonly called the flu, is a contagious respiratory disease caused by a virus. Most healthy people will recover from the flu on their own within one or two weeks. For the very young, the elderly and people with prior medical conditions, however, influenza can lead to serious or even fatal complications, most commonly pneumonia. The best way to prevent the flu is to receive a flu vaccine every year.
Foot and Ankle Conditions - Information for broken bones and injuries, diseases and conditions, treatments and surgeries, health and safety.
FreeMD - Symptom triage to help you decide when, and where, you should seek care when you have symptoms. FreeMD performs a medical interview, just like a real doctor. During the interview, you answer questions about your symptoms and past medical history.
Funeral Planning - A consumer information and education resource on funeral planning, financing funerals, funeral products and services, and grief support and counseling. You can also post free online obituaries and find out how to help your child handle grief. Ask the experts or browse the archives of past questions and answers. Free funeral home locator. You can also learn about pre-planning what's involved in donating a body to science, and find information on caskets, cremation urns, cemeteries, embalming, and other products and services. Search online for obituaries/funerals nationwide at Free Online Obituaries.
Functional Capacity Evaluation (FCE) - The purpose of a Functional Capacity Evaluation (FCE) is to provide an objective measure of a patient's/client's safe functional abilities compared to the physical demands of work.
Gray's Anatomy of the Human Body - This Bartleby.com edition features 1,247 vibrant engravings - many in color - from the classic 1918 publication, as well as a subject index with over 13,000 entries.
Grey Literature Report - Focuses on gray literature resources (documentary material that is not commercially published) from the medical field and includes an extensive listing of agencies and organizations that produce health-related materials. Maintained by the New York Academy of Medicine.
HealingWell - Health resource guide to medical news, articles and information, community message boards and chat rooms, free email, newsletters, books, disease-related web sites, and medical directories for patients, caregivers, and family coping with disabling diseases, disorders, or chronic illness.
Health on the Net Foundation (HON) - Respected not-for-profit portal to medical information on the Internet. HON co-operates closely with the University Hospitals of Geneva and the Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics.
Health Over Profit - Individuals, members and current or past leaders of organizations that are working to achieve a national improved Medicare for All healthcare system.
Health Pages - Rate your doctors, find a physician, compare insurance plans and explore your health care options.
Health World Online - A virtual health village where you can access information, products, and services to help create a wellness-based lifestyle.
Healthcare Channel (HCC) - Digital video channel dedicated to professionals in healthcare, business and policy. The HCC is a multimedia video portal for video interviews, coverage of medical meetings, public rountable discussions, and written articles.
Healthcare Common Procedure Coding System (HCPCS) - A set of health care procedure codes based on the American Medical Association's Current Procedural Terminology (CPT). Such coding is necessary for Medicare, Medicaid, and other health insurance programs to ensure that insurance claims are processed in an orderly and consistent manner. See Free 2009 HCPCS Codes database.
HealthCentral - Medical information, up to date news, and a doctor-approved health encyclopedia of diseases and conditions.
HealthFinder.gov - Health information from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
HealthGrades - Valuable information about the quality of health care provided by individual hospitals, physicians, and health plans in the U.S.
Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPPA) - Title I of HIPAA protects health insurance coverage for workers and their families when they change or lose their jobs. Title II of HIPAA, known as the Administrative Simplification (AS) provisions, requires the establishment of national standards for electronic health care transactions and national identifiers for providers, health insurance plans, and employers.
Healthline - Health information, guided by the principles of responsible journalism and publishing.
HealthMap - Google's disease alert HealthMap integrates outbreak data of varying reliability, ranging from news sources (such as Google News) to curated personal accounts (such as ProMED) to validated official alerts (such as World Health Organization). Through an automated text processing system, the data is aggregated by disease and displayed by location for user-friendly access to the original alert. HealthMap provides a jumping-off point for real-time information on emerging infectious diseases and has particular interest for public health officials and international travelers.
HelpGuide - A trusted non-profit guide to mental health and well-being. Stays on top of developments in the psychological, social, and medical sciences, both through its own research and via its collaboration with Harvard Health Publications.
History of Nursing - Appreciate the historical figures that laid the foundation for modern nursing as we know it over 150 years ago. One hundred annotated links to related museums and libraries, nursing history archives, military nursing history, historic figures in nursing, and general nursing history.
Home Health Provider - Serves the needs of those who are involved in renting, selling, and providing home health services to patients, including, but not limited to, HME providers and HHA providers.
Hospital Network - Serves the information needs of materials managers, purchasing directors, purchasing agents, buyers, central service directors, managers, and supervisors, infection control practitioners, operating room directors, managers, and supervisors, surgical services directors, managers, and supervisors, and others involved in hospital purchasing.
How to Stop Snoring - Learn what causes snoring and how you can cure it. Includes self-help tips and remedies.
Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) - A nonprofit medical research organization that employs hundreds of leading biomedical scientists working at the forefront of their fields. The Institute is one of the world's largest philanthropies, with laboratories across the United States and grants programs throughout the world. Its headquarters and conference center are located in Chevy Chase, Maryland, near Washington, D.C.
Human Anatomy Online - Animations, graphics, descriptive links. Interactive, educational views of the human body.
Human-Anatomy - Human anatomy picutres and medical software. The Human Anatomy software is unsurpassed in conveying complex anatomical & pathological information. All structures and musculature are modeled and labeled including nerves, deep and superficial muscles, blood supply, skeletal structures and unique features for each individual body part.
Human Genetics and Medical Research - Produced in collaboration with the National Cancer Institute, National Institute of General Medical Sciences, National Human Genome Research Institute, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, and the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute.
ICD-9 and ICD9CM Codes Search - The International Classification of Diseases (ICD) is the classification used to code and classify mortality data from death certificates. The International Classification of Diseases, Clinical Modification (ICD-9-CM) is used to code and classify morbidity data from the inpatient and outpatient records, physician offices, and most National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) surveys. Search for the definitions of ICD9/ICD9CM codes.
Influenza Encyclopedia: The American Influenza epidemic of 1918-1919 - An estimated 650,000 Americans lost their lives to the infamous and tragic 1918-1919 influenza epidemic, a small but significant fraction of the approximately 50 million deaths the disease caused worldwide. Countless more were left without parents, children, friends, and loved ones. Communities across the country did what they could to stem the rising tide of illness and death, closing their schools, churches, theaters, shops and saloons. Doctors, nurses, and volunteers gave their time - and, occasionally, their lives - to care for the ill. These pages contain the stories of the places, the people, and the organizations that battled the American influenza epidemic of 1918-1919.
Infoline Los Angeles - Access to the latest information on any health and human services program in the Los Angeles area. Also, collects and provides collects statistical information related to services needed and to gaps and duplications in services.
International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) - Part of the World Health Organization. IARC's mission is to coordinate and conduct research on the causes of human cancer, the mechanisms of carcinogenesis, and to develop scientific strategies for cancer prevention and control. The Agency is involved in both epidemiological and laboratory research and disseminates scientific information through publications, meetings, courses, and fellowships.
International Radio Medical Centre (CIRM) - C.I.R.M. is the oldest existing organisation providing radio-medical assistance in the world, having been founded in 1935 by Professor Guida, who first understood the importance of health-care for seamen and of giving them the possibility and comfort of access to the professional advice of a doctor at all times. C.I.R.M. is headquartered in Rome, where specially trained physicians and radio operators are on continuous duty. In addition highly qualified specialists in all medical branches can be consulted. The duty-doctor, by means of consecutive calls, maintains regular contact with the ship requiring radio-medical assistance until their arrival in a port with adequate medical facilities or until the complete recovery or evacuation of the patient.
International Society for Infectious Diseases (ISID) - Committed to improving the care of patients with infectious diseases, the training of clinicians and researchers in infectious diseases and microbiology, and the control of infectious diseases around the world.
James Lind Library - The James Lind Library has been launched to mark the 250th anniversary of the publication of James Lind's Treatise of the Scurvy. Lind's 1753 book contains a systematic review of what had been written about scurvy, which was killing thousands of people every year, as well as one of the earliest accounts of a fair comparison of different medical treatments. Lind showed that oranges and lemons were more effective than other treatments for scurvy. At the core of the James Lind Library are pages illustrating the evolution of fair tests of medical treatments. These pages contain examples from nearly a hundred books and journal articles, illustrated by images of the key passages of text. New records are being added continuously, as well as biographical material, portraits, translations, commentaries, and other relevant material.
Kaiser Permanente - America's largest not-for-profit health maintenance organization, serving 8 million members in 11 states and the District of Columbia.
Lab Tests Online - Public resource on clinical lab testing and topics relating to them: cholesterol, psa, pap smear, pregnancy test, cbc, lipid profile, hdl, ldl, cardiac markers, cardiac risk, hiv testing, glucose testing, glucose monitoring, crp, lytes, electrolytes, hpv, aids testing, testing for cervical cancer, testing for heart disease, testing for diabetes, testing for thyroid disease, testing for osteoporosis, testing for multiple myeloma, testing for chlamydia, testing for sexually transmitted diseases, testing for STDs, prostate cancer screening, screening tests. See Test Index.
Laboratory Network - Information about laboratory chemicals, products, systems, services and equipment, including analytical instruments, computer hardware and software, chromatography equipment, separation systems, filtration systems, liquid handling equipment, and more.
Long Term Care Provider - Source of information for professionals delivering post-acute care. These professionals provide care to elderly patients in a variety of settings, including nursing homes, assisted living facilities, adult day care, subacute care facilities, rehabilitation facilities, senior housing, skilled-nursing facilities and hospices.
LUMEN - Loyola University medical education network.
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