Internet Resources - Consumer Health
- Health and Wellness Resource Center
Provides health-related information from more than 700 health/medical journals and hundreds of pamphlets (many with full text), 2,200 magazines, and various reference sources.
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- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
The CDC 's mission is to collaborate to promote prevention of disease, injury and disability, and to prepare for new health threats. CDC.gov links to statistical sources for morbidity and mortality health data. Information is available on current national and worldwide emergencies and disasters. CDC.gov is also the place to look for immunization guidelines for children, and for traveler's vaccine requirements. It links to information on country safety for travelers, environmental safety, and workplace safety and health.
Browse related subjects: Consumer Health, Medicine, Public Health, Statistics, Travel
- Health Hotlines
Health Hotlines is a compilation of organizations with toll-free telephone numbers. It is a community service provided by the National Library of Medicine to help the public locate health-related information.
Browse related subjects: Consumer Health, Consumers, Drugs, Medicine, Teen Health
Reliable information about common legal issues, written by reputable sources on 16 general topics and over 140 specific subtopics. Includes an updated directory of legitimate and pre-screened organizations that offer free or low-cost legal advice and representation. This free site is supported by the State Bar of California and nearly 100 legal nonprofits dedicated to making the justice system fair for everyone.
Browse related subjects: Associations, California, Consumer Health, Consumers, Do-It-Yourself, Government, Labor, Law, Social Issues, Spanish Language
- MEDLINEplus from the National Library of Medicine
This gateway site references extensive information about specific diseases and conditions, including drug information. It includes an encyclopedia of medical terms, health news, a dictionary, directories to find doctors, dentists and hospitals, interactive tutorials, clinical trials and surgery videos. The entire site is available in Spanish as well, with a handy toggle feature. Other languages are included but to a lesser extent.
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- National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health
The National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH) is the federal government's lead agency for scientific research on complementary and integrative health approaches. The mission of NCCIH is to define, through rigorous scientific investigation, the usefulness and safety of complementary and integrative health interventions and their roles in improving health and health care. Click on Health Information to search by condition or therapy.
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This is a "one stop shop" for U.S. Government recalls. The Consumer Product Safety Commission, National Highway Traffic Safety Association, United States Coast Guard, Food and Drug Administration, United States Department of Agriculture, and the Environmental Protection Agency have joined together to provide safety and recall information for many different products, including pet food, cosmetics, cars, baby products, medicine, and boats. There is also a form to report a dangerous product.
Browse related subjects: Consumer Health, Consumers, Food, Medicine, Transportation
The official portal to the Unites States Government. An astounding compilation of information, services, and publication on a variety of topics.
Browse related subjects: ADA, Agriculture, Blind, Business, Careers, Consumer Health, Consumers, Countries, Directories, Drugs, Education, Employment, Environment, Finance, Government, History, Internships, Inventions, Jobs, Labor, Medicine, News, Nutrition, Politics, Public Health, Schools, Science, Social Issues, Transportation, Travel
- County of Santa Cruz Health Services Agency
The Santa Cruz Health Services Agency (HSA) provides programs in environmental health, public health, medical care, substance abuse prevention and treatment, and mental health for Santa Cruz residents. A large number of website links are provided on its Health Resources page, including links to local programs, and reports and statistics relevant to the local community. Links to mental health and substance abuse resources are particularly comprehensive.
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- Medical Board of California
The Medical Board of California is a state government agency which licenses and disciplines medical doctors. The Board provides two principal types of services to consumers: public-record information about California-licensed physicians, and investigation of complaints against physicians. This site also links to the State Department of Consumer Affairs, which licenses other allied health personnel (midwives, acupuncturists, opticians, etc.)
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- PlaneTree Health Library
Planetree Information Center offers in-depth health and medical information services specific to the needs of each person. The Center is located on the second floor of the Cupertino Library, in partnership with the Santa Clara County Library System. The Library is open to the public and services are free. Recommended websites are authoritative and excellent for beginning research on health topics.
Browse related subjects: Consumer Health, Libraries
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