Adverse Drug Reactions --
from the American Academy of Family Physicians.
Bug Book--the FDA's guide to food-borne bacteria. Describes
each organism and its effects and probable sources.
First Aid Procedures
-- from the Columbia University College
of Physicians and Surgeons.
300 entries and illustrations from the National
Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases.
Diagnostic Tests-- from the Havard Medical School, this site
delineates what a test helps diagnose, what will happen during medical testing and any attendant
risks. Search by test name or category.
DrugWatch -- gives information on drugs, side effects,
interactions and more.
Caregiver Alliance--links to resources and information for the
families caring for victims of Alzheimer's, stroke and other
debilitating long-term illnesses.
-- "is a worldwide communication and data collection network for the
surveillance of travel related morbidity. Aggregation of this data
across the network of 30 globally dispersed medicine clinics on all
continents (15 in the United States and 15 in other countries) allows
linking of final diagnoses in migrating populations with similar
geographic exposures." In other words, if you are travelling outside the
U.S., you should look at this site!
A to Z
a gateway consumer health information web site from the Department of
Health and Human Services.
-- links to hospital directories, patient guides, and Iowa health news
Related Hoaxes and Rumors--
get the real story from the Center for Disease Control in Atlanta.
Healthy Eating Index -- an online dietary assessment tool that
provides information on your diet quality, related nutrition messages
and links to nutrient information. System requirements are listed as
Health Facts -- from the Kaiser Family Foundation
also has downloadable 'Power of Attorney for Health Care Decisions'
Clinic Health Information--Excellent.
Travel Health--specific preventative recommendations, up-to-date
reports on emerging diseases, embassy information, traffic and crime
conditions for every country.
Management for Chemical Exposure
Medical Reference Tools -- acronym finders, dictionaries,
Understanding the Issue --
"providing unbiased and
unparalleled research that bridges the gap between American leaders
and what the public really thinks about issues ranging from education
to foreign policy to immigration to religion and civility in American
Help Net--a comprehensive source of online mental health
information, news and resources
includes full-text version and a new interactive
- Mold -- effects on human health.
Safe Kids Campaign--includes
fact sheets and prevention tips for childhood injuries, FAQ files, and
advice on keeping your home safe.
Safety Council: Library Resources -- full of fact sheets on
safety and preventing accidents. An excellent site!.
Web--lots of good information on women's health issues
Prescription Drug Guide
-- makes unbiased comparisons of prescription
drugs, publicly funded.
the University of Iowa Virtual Hospital. Includes links to
peer-reviewed web sites on medical problems.
Talk about Childhood Immunizations--Explains the law on childhood immunizations, how they work, when to
have them done, comparative risks from the vaccines and the diseases, etc.
Control Centers--get your 800 number fast.
Common Household Accidents--these tips from the AMA might save
your child a trip to the emergency room.
List--the Internet Drug Index--a guide to the formulation,
uses, side-effects, and drug interactions of pharmaceuticals.
Searchable by name and imprint codes.
Watch--the consumers' guide to health fraud and quackery.
Pharmacopeia--of particular use for medical professionals