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Internet Resources

Health information from the National Library of Medicine and the National Institutes of Health:

  • Medline Plus information from the National Institutes of Health and other trusted sources on over 750 diseases and conditions. There are also lists of hospitals and physicians, a medical encyclopedia and a medical dictionary, health information in Spanish, extensive information on prescription and nonprescription drugs, health information from the media, and links to thousands of clinical trials.
  • Pubmed offers more clinical information including the latest medical journal articles; search by author, topic or journal.

Other reliable sources for health information:

  • UpToDate Patient Information provides detailed discussions on a wide variety of topics in adult general internal medicine and its specialties, pediatrics, and obstetrics and gynecology. Information written for patients and their families provides an overview and a good deal of detail on a variety of conditions.
  • MedlinePlus: Drugs and Supplements provides information on prescription and over-the-counter drugs, supplements and herbs.
  • Ask Me 3 Every time you talk with a doctor, nurse or pharmacist, use the Ask Me 3 questions to better understand your health.
  • is an award-winning Federal web site for consumers, developed by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services together with other Federal agencies.