Focuses on the quality of care. Includes tips for staying healthy, treatment comparisons, and guides for choosing care providers and care plans, getting quality care, and dealing with specific diseases and conditions.
Includes guide about individual diseases and conditions, tips for healthy living, and guidance on evaluating hospitals and insurance plans. Represents complementary and alternative medicine as well as conventional western medicine. Sign up for alerts on topics of interest to you.
Find information for the whole family. Look up symptoms, learn about conditions and diseases, find everyday health tips, search for information for specific groups of people, learn about over-the-counter medicines, and more. Provided by the American Academy of Family Physicians. Includes a version in Spanish/español.
“Health Canada is the Federal department responsible for helping Canadians maintain and improve their health, while respecting individual choices and circumstances” (About Health Canada page). Includes information about specific products, about environmental health, about workplace health, and about nutrition. Click on the “Healthy Living” tab for healthy living information or click on the"First Nations & Inuit Health" tab to find information for specific groups of people. Also available in French/français.
This site provides a gateway to a number of more specific publications, projects, and databases on topics related to public health. Learn about informatics, the health of specific ethnic populations, and tools you can use when exploring public health topics. The material contained in this database is intended for informational purposes only. Some full-text available. Provided by the National Library of Medicine and the National Institutes of Health.
This is a government-sponsored Internet resource which offers links to publications, clearinghouses, databases, websites, and support and self-help groups, as well as the government agencies and not-for-profit organizations that produce reliable information for the public.
Find information for parents, children, teens, and educators. Find information about children’s development, nutrition, childhood illnesses, first aid, the parts of the body, being safe, feelings, sexual health, drugs and alcohol, and much more. The kids section includes videos and quizzes. All material is reviewed by pediatricians and other medical experts and approved material is periodically re-checked for currency. Part of the Nemours Foundation’s Center for Children’s Health Media. Some parts available in Spanish / español.
Comprehensive information about resources in Massachusetts. Includes information about finding health care, obtaining insurance, living healthily, and much more. Has sections for specific types of people as well. Includes a translation service for information in many languages.
Click on the “For Patients and Families” tab for finding information about specific conditions, for help finding clinical trials at this hospital or its partner hospitals, for finding support groups, and for programs about quitting smoking.
Free government research website under the National Library of Medicine, contains Consumer Health information as well as dozens of links to other resources, email notification available, and subject searching as well as papers on specific therapies, diseases, drugs, and more. Includes health information in a variety of languages.
MCPHS does NOT subscribe to this database, but you can find very basic information about rare diseases from their index. Provides brief introductions for patients and their families to more than 1,200 rare diseases. This is not a comprehensive database since there are nearly 7,000 diseases considered rare in the U.S. The creators add new topics as they are able to do so, with the help of rare disease medical experts.
Seeks fundamental knowledge about the nature and behavior of living systems and the applications of that knowledge to enhance health, lengthen life, and reduce the burdens of illness and disability. Read about healthy living, clinical trials, and research on many medical topics on this comprehensive website. The website includes information about funding opportunities and training for researchers. The NIH is a large organization with many smaller parts. Link out to each of these institutes' pages for more focused information.
PubMed includes Medline. You do not need to search both PubMed and Medline (via Ovid).
Provided by the National Library of Medicine, this free database includes access to Medline, citations to other life sciences journals not indexed in Medline (primarily general sciences and chemistry), and links to the molecular biology databases maintained by National Center for Biotechnology Center (NCBI). Read free articles. Use Get Full Text (MCPHS) for articles that are not free.
One of the most popular medical websites that provides access to a wide variety of health information including information on drugs, vitamins, and supplements. Pill identifier, interaction checker and find a pharmacy tools available.
Comprehensive site focusing on women’s health issues, including specific health topics, additional publications, and health programs. Site also available in Spanish/en Español. Managed by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
A global science gateway comprised of national and international scientific databases and portals. Allows the user to search multiple scientific sources around the world with a single query. Currently, approximately 80 databases and portals from over 70 countries are searchable. It was developed and is maintained by the Office of Scientific and Technical Information (OSTI) within the U.S. Department of Energy.