Health & Wellness Information Online
Do you want to learn more about your health and well-being? The sources listed below are selected to help you find trustworthy information.
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MedlinePlusOpens new window This site from the National Library of Medicine provides health care information about specific diseases and conditions with links to dictionaries, lists of hospitals and physicians, health information in over 40 languages, clinical trials, drugs, and interactive tutorials, and surgical videos.
- Medical DictionaryOpens new window
- Drugs, Supplements, and Herbal InformationOpens new window
- Latest Medical NewsOpens new window
UpToDate For PatientsOpens new window Physicians at major academic medical centers worldwide rely on UpToDate's complete and current medical information to answer their clinical questions. Now you can learn more about a medical condition, better understand management and treatment options, and have a better dialogue with health care providers.
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National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM)Opens new window is the Federal Government’s lead agency for scientific research on complementary and alternative medicine (CAM). NCCAM provides information on the use of CAM therapies for medical conditions and on which CAM therapies have been proven to be safe and effective.
Healthwise - Complementary MedicineOpens new window includes information on conditions, treatments, herbs and supplements.
American Cancer Society’s Opens new windowweb site contains in-depth information on every major cancer type. Other useful sections on the web site include a directory of medical resources, links to other sites organized by cancer type or topic, resources for media representatives, and information on the Society's research grants program, advocacy efforts, and special events.
People Living With CancerOpens new window is the patient information website of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO). PLWC provides timely, oncologist-approved information to help patients and families make informed health-care decisions. The site offers information on more than 50 types of cancer and their treatments, clinical trials, coping, and side effects to cancer treatments. Additional resources include Find an Oncologist database and patient support organizations.
NCI's Comprehensive Cancer DatabaseOpens new window contains peer-reviewed summaries on cancer treatment, screening, prevention, genetics, and supportive care, and complementary integrative medicine; a registry of cancer clinical trials from around the world; and directories of physicians, professionals who provide genetics services, and organizations that provide cancer care. Includes cancer staging information, standard and experimental treatment protocols.
- Cancer Information Summaries: AdultsOpens new window
- Cancer Information Summaries: PediatricsOpens new window
- Cancer Information Summaries: Complementary/Alternative MedicineOpens new window
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Consumer Health Information in Many LanguagesOpens new window lists health information sites with resources in Arabic, Cambodian, Chinese, German, French, Hmong, Korean, Laotian, Russian, Somali, Spanish, Thai and Vietnamese.
MedlinePlus's Health Information in over 40 LanguagesOpens new window includes Chinese, Spanish, Tagalog, Russian, and more!
American Cancer Society - Asian Language Materials:Opens new window Patient education materials in Chinese, Korean and Vietnamese
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Clinical trials are medical research studies designed to answer specific questions about new therapies, procedures, or treatments by testing them in people. This carefully conducted research helps to determine if the therapy is safe and effective.
ClinicalTrials.govOpens new window provides specific information about federally and privately supported clinical research.
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Medline/PubMedOpens new window is the premier database used by health professionals and researchers containing references to 4,600 biomedical journals published in the US and 70 other countries from the 1940s to the present. Most records have English abstracts. Many recent records have links to full text articles that can be purchased for one-time use from the publisher, some full text articles are free.
Dietary Supplements Labels DatabaseOpens new window
offers information about ingredients in more than two thousand selected brands of dietary supplements. It is designed to help both the general public and health care providers find information about ingredients in brand-name products.
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Databases On Site at the Health & Healing Center
The following databases are available when you come in to the Institute for Health & Healing at 2040 Webster Street. Call (415) 600-3681 to schedule, available by appointment only on Tuesday and Thursday.
Health Source - Consumer Edition - EbscoHost Research DatabaseOpens new window contains searchable full text for nearly 150 journals on consumer health, medical sciences, nutrition, childcare, sports medicine and general health.
Nursing & Allied Health Collection - EbscoHost Research DatabaseOpens new window is designed for nursing and allied health professionals. This database provides full text for nearly 400 journals covering the areas of nursing, biomedicine, health sciences, consumer health and allied health disciplines.
Natural StandardOpens new window provides high quality, evidence-based information about complementary and alternative therapies from more than 100 eminent academic institutions worldwide.
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