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Consumer Health Complete
Free database via POWER Library provides access to information fact sheets and pamphlets, images, diagrams, drugs and herbs, evidence based reports, encyclopedias, and alternative sources.
http://www.poerlibrary.net/Remote/Remote.asp?/ID=Osterhout=CHC
 
Health Source Plus
Free database available from within your library
http://www.powerlibrary.net/Remote/Remote.asp?ID=Osterhout=HSP
 
Health Source: Nursing/Academic
Free database via POWER Library provides access to information on nursing and allied health
http://www.powerlibrary.net/Remote/remote.asp?ID=Osterhout=HSNA
 
Salud en Espanol (Consumer Health Complete in Spanish)
http://www.powerlibrary.net/Remote/Remote.asp?ID=Osterhout&Link=SeE
 
AMA
Good source for finding doctors anywhere in the United States
http://www.ama-assn.org/
 
Cancer
Cancer related information
http://cancer.gov
 
ClinicalTrials.gov
Information on clinical trials for a wide range of diseases and conditions.
http://clinicaltrials.gov/
 
Finding Consumer Health Information FAQs
Information about lab tests, drugs, pet health, doctors, and more.
http://nlm.nih.gov/services/fagpc.html
 
Disease Control and Prevention
Information about the programs that reduce the health and economic consequences of the leading causes of death and disability and ensure a long, productive, healthy life for all people.

http://www.cdc.gov/node.do/id/0900f3ec80059b1a
 
DIRLINE
Directory database of addresses, phone numbers and information about health and biomedicine organizations, research resources, projects, and databases.
http://dirline.nlm.nih.gov/
 
Drugdigest
Provides information about drugs, drug images, and interaction with other drugs
http://www.drugdigest.org
 
Familydoctor
Good source for parents and kids on various health related topics
http://familydoctor.org
 
Health Hotlines
List of toll-free health information hotlines numbers.
http://healthhotlines.nlm.nih.gov
 
AboutHerbs
Provides an evidence based information on herbs, botanicals, vitamins, and other supplements
http://www.mskcc.org/aboutherbs
 
HIV/AIDS Consumer Health Info
Provides access to the reliable links on the topic
http://sis.nlm.nih.gov/HIV/HIVInfo.html
 
Household Products Database
Health and safety information on household products.

http://hpd.nlm.nih.gov/
 
Labtestsonline
Provides information about diseases and the respective tests.  It explains the test results. 
http://www.labtestsonline.org
 
Guide to Long Term Care Planning
Largest and most comprehensive work on long term care planning
www.longtermcarelink.net/guide
 
Mayo Clinic
Health and medical information, news and self-improvement and disease management tools.
www.mayoclinic.com
 
MedlinePlus
Authoritative health information on hundreds of diseases, conditions and health topics. This site also includes a medical encyclopedia, drug information, and links to recent article citations from the MEDLINE database.
http://medlineplus.gov/
 
National Institute of Health (NIH)
Consumer Health Information
http://www.health.nih.gov
 
National Library of Medicine
It collects materials in all major areas of the health sciences and to a lesser degree in such areas as chemistry, physics, botany and zoology.
http://www.nlm.nih.gov
 
NLM Gateway
D
atabase searches TOXLINE Special, MedlinePlus, ClinicalTrials.gov, and DIRLINE.
http://gateway.nlm.nih.gov
 
Tox Town
Introduces you to toxic chemicals and environmental health risks you might face in everyday places.
http://toxtown.nlm.nih.gov/
 
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