Internet Resources - Medicine


  • Consumer Health Complete
    CHC provides content covering all areas of health and wellness from mainstream medicine to the many perspectives of complementary, holistic and integrated medicine. This full-text database covers topics such as aging, cancer, diabetes, drugs & alcohol, fitness, nutrition & dietetics, children's health, men & women's health, etc.
    Browse related subjects: Consumer Health, Diet, Medicine, Teen 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.
    Browse related subjects: Consumer Health, Medicine
  • Healthy SC County - SCPL Health and Wellness Center
    Easy access to top-quality, up-to-date medical news and information, with quick links to relevant library books and medical databases, as well as to the Community Information Database. Prepared by SCPL staff.
    Browse related subjects: Consumer Health, Medicine
  • MEDLINE┬« PubMed
    PubMed is a service of the U.S. National Library of Medicine that includes citations and abstracts from MEDLINE, the world's largest database of clinical medical literature. The database indexes more than 4,800 biomedical journals published in the United States and 70 other countries. Citations date back to the 1950s. Some citations link out to relevant information outside of Medline, or to the full text of articles. Tutorials are available and highly recommended for inexperienced users.
    Browse related subjects: Medicine

Recommended Websites

  • CAPHIS Top 100 List
    CAPHIS is the consumer and patient health information section of the Medical Library Association. This list includes websites that meet the MLA's criteria for credibility and quality, and expands upon MLA's top 10 list for consumers.
    Browse related subjects: Consumer Health, Medicine
  • 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. links to statistical sources for morbidity and mortality health data. Information is available on current national and worldwide emergencies and disasters. 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
    DIRLINE, maintained by the National Library Medicine, is a directory of health organizations and includes Health Hotlines (, a database of health-related organizations operating toll-free telephone services.
    Browse related subjects: Consumer Health, Directories, Medicine
  • Healthy Santa Cruz County
    Los sitios web sobre salud en español.
    Browse related subjects: Consumer Health, Diet, Medicine, Public Health, Spanish Language, Teen Health
  • Plain Language Medical Dictionary
    The Plain Language Medical Dictionary widget is a project of the University of Michigan Taubman Health Sciences Library. To use, click on the drop down menu to browse the list of high-level medical terms. Once a word or phrase is selected, the plain language translation will appear in the box.
    Browse related subjects: Dictionaries, Medicine
    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

Local Links

  • Palo Alto Medical Foundation
    Serving Santa Cruz County residents, PAMF, an affiliate of Sutter Health, offers through its online site, information on participating health plans, a local physician directory, referrals to local support groups, a calendar of health education classes and local events, in addition to links to general medical information.
    Browse related subjects: Consumer Health, Medicine

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The Three Monkeys: "hear no evil, speak no evil, see no evil".

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