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WebMD – The WebMD content staff blends award-winning expertise in medicine, journalism, health communication and content creation to bring you the best health information possible. WebMD offers credible and in-depth medical news, features, reference material, and online community programs. – from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Read about diseases, health issues or find a doctor, dentist or hospital.

Health Hotlines – searchable database from the National Library of Medicine for finding a variety of health-related groups. Find toll-free hotlines by keyword or by browsing subject words. – rates doctors, hospitals, and nursing homes.

AMA  Doctor Finder (American Medical Association)

Medicare Physician Compare (Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services)

DocFinder (Administrators in Medicine)

Find a Dentist (Academy of General Dentistry)

Find a Dentist: ADA Member Directory (American Dental Association)

Find a Health Center (Health Resources and Services Administration)

Find a Health/Medical Library (National Library of Medicine)

Hospital Compare (Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services)

The Healthcare Blue Book – “is a free consumer guide to help you determine fair prices in your area for healthcare services. If you pay for your own healthcare, have a high deductible or need a service your insurance does not fully cover, this can help. The Blue Book will help you find fair prices for surgery, hospital stays, doctor visits, medical tests and much more.”

Fair Health Consumer Cost Lookup - Finds the estimated provider charges for hundreds of medical and dental procedures. The site also shows what you can expect to pay after insurance reimburses the provider for a service. The site gathers data from 15 billion medical claims from 70 private health and dental insurers.

Everyday Health - Everyday Health, a leading provider of online health information, presents information from board-certified experts at top-tier institutions such as Harvard Medical School, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, Mount Sinai Medical Center, and more. Providing credible and relevant health information that is easy to understand and applicable to your life every day. Academy of Family Physicians.) Gives information on diseases and conditions for adults and children, information on over-the-counter drugs, healthy living tips and health related videos, also includes a Smart Patient Guide and over-the-counter drug information

Girls – from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. “This site was created to help girls (ages 10-16) learn about health, growing up, and issues they may face. It focuses on health topics that girls are concerned about and helps motivate them to choose healthy behaviors by using positive, supportive, and non-threatening messages. The site gives girls reliable, useful information on the health issues they will face as they become young women and tips on handling relationships with family and friends, at school and at home.”

Health News Review – (Foundation for Informed Medical Decision Making) Presents accurate news stories about medical treatments, tests, products and procedures. Created by a non-profit organization to help people understand their choices and have the information they need to make sound decisions affecting their health and well being.

HealthLine - Comprehensive health information site that includes an interactive symptom tool, an online treatment search tool, information on interactions & contraindications among prescribed medications, OTC medications, alternative therapies, and food, as well as the latest health news.

Mens Health – from the Center for Disease Control (CDC). Learn what you can do to heighten the awareness of preventable health problems and encourage early detection and treatment of disease among men and boys.

NIH Senior Health – Health and wellness information for older adults from the National Institutes of Health.

Medicare Interactive – Medicare Interactive helps answer questions about Medicare benefits, rights, and options.

National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health – Information on alternative and complementary medicine.

Device Watch – A nonprofit website whose purpose is to combat health-related frauds, myths, fads, and fallacies concerning health devices.

(Affiliated with the National Council Against Health Fraud.) A guide to quackery, health fraud, and intelligent health decisions.

Womens – from the Office of Women’s Health at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Its mission is to “provide leadership to promote health equity for women and girls through sex/gender-specific approaches.” Find topics related specifically to women’s health.

BioMedLit – Helps you find relevant articles National Library of Medicine’s MedLine database. BioMedLib does not require you to use specific query language in order to get good results. You can type just the words that represent your question, and the search engine will do the rest.

Cochrane Reviews – Cochrane Reviews present systematic reviews of primary research in health care and health policy and are internationally recognized as the highest standard in evidence-based health care. They investigate the effects of interventions for prevention, treatment and rehabilitation. They also assess the accuracy of a diagnostic test for a given condition in a specific patient group and setting.

Medline Plus(National Library of Health and the National Institutes of Health) Produced by the National Library of Medicine, this site brings you information about diseases, conditions, and wellness issues in language you can understand. MedlinePlus offers reliable, up-to-date health information, anytime, anywhere, for free.

PubMed(National Library of Health and the National Institutes of Health) Search for health articles. PubMed comprises more than 20 million citations for biomedical literature from MEDLINE, life science journals, and online books. Citations may include links to full-text content from PubMed Central and publisher web sites.

Community Health Status Indicators – An interactive web application that produces health profiles for all 3,143 counties in the United States. Each profile includes key indicators of health outcomes, which describe the population health status of a county and factors that have the potential to influence health outcomes, such as health care access and quality, health behaviors, social factors and the physical environment.

HealthMap – Brings together international information on infectious diseases and their effect on human and animal health from news sources (such as Google News) to validated official alerts (such as World Health Organization).

Drug Cite – DrugCite has a friendly interface reporting on the safety and adverse effects of marketed drugs.

RateRx – Rates the effectiveness of drugs and treatments

Mayo Clinic Drugs and Supplements – Find information about prescription drugs, over-the-counter drugs and supplements

CVS Drug Information Center – Tools for drug facts for prescriptions, non-prescription medications, vitamins and supplements. Plus, check drug interactions, identify pills and create your personal medicine list – An independent organization that presents unbiased research on supplements and nutrition.

Wolfram/ Alpha – Wolfram|Alpha decodes “sig codes”, which are the marks on your drug prescriptions that tell the pharmacist what it is you’re getting, what it does, and when precisely it should be taken.

GoodRx – GoodRx lets you compare prices for all FDA-approved prescription drugs at virtually every pharmacy in America, and find pharmacy coupons, manufacturer discounts, generics, comparable drug choices and savings tips all in one place.