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Diseases and Conditions

  • CDC Health Topics A to Z
    Health Topics A to Z provides a listing of disease and health topics found on the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) Web site. New topics are added on an ongoing basis.

  • ClinicalTrials.gov - Linking patients to Medical Research
    The U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH), through its National Library of Medicine(NLM), has developed ClinicalTrials.gov to provide patients, family members and members of the public current information about clinical research studies.

  • FamilyDoctor.org
    Health information for the whole family from the American Academy of Family Physicians.

  • Buying Prescription Medicine Online: A Consumer Safety Guide
    The U. S. Food and Drug Adminstration provides advice for buying drugs, medical devices, contact lenses and diagnostic tests online. Their Consumer Safety Guide Buying Prescription Medicine Online provides tips that can help you protect both your health and your personal information. Information on imported, counterfeit, and generic drug is also provided.

  • NHLBI: Health Information
    These resources on hypertension, cholesterol, obesity, and heart attack are organized into two categories: patients/general public and healthcare/other professionals. The National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI) is part of the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH).

  • MedlinePlus
    MedlinePlus brings together authoritative information from the National Library of Medicine (NLM), the National Institutes of Health (NIH), and other government agencies and health-related organizations. The site also has extensive information about drugs, an illustrated medical encyclopedia, interactive patient tutorials, easy access to medical journal articles, and latest health news.

  • National Health Information Center
    The National Health Information Center (NHIC) puts health professionals and consumers who have health questions in touch with those organizations that are best able to provide answers. You can search the Health Information Database or select the disease or condition from the Keyword List.

  • Spanish Language Health Resources Health information from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) designed to address the specific needs of the Hispanic and Latino populations is now available in Spanish.

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Reviewed: 27 September 2009

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