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How do I choose Health Insurance? - Information to help you to find out how to choose a health insurance plan that best meets your needs and your pocketbook.
What should I do after I have a Diagnosis? Resource to help you to use research and other information to make the best treatment decisions for you.
Where can I find more information? The National Library of Medicine can help you find health information resources.
Which questions should I ask my doctor before having Surgery? Find out about the questions to ask your surgeon about the operation; if you should have it, when to have it, and where you should have it.
Medline Plus - Evaluating Internet Health Information: A tutorial from the National Library of Medicine
One Stop Resources
Medline Plus - One stop for patient consumer users provided by the National Library of Medicine.
NIH SeniorHealth.gov - This website for older adults was developed by the National Institute on Aging and the National Library of Medicine, both part of the National Institutes of Health.
Michigan Department of Community Health - One stop site for information on health care assistance for seniors, adults, pregnant women, children, and the disabled.
iSafetyNet.US - A free, comprehensive directory of web links and online services for all sectors of the public and private health and human services field.
Quick Reference and Directories
Merck Manual of Medical Information - Home Edition - On-line home edition of The Merck Manual.
Directory of Michigan's Certified Poison Control Center - Other state centers also listed!
Tox Town - an interactive guide to common toxic substances encournered in everyday places - from the National Library of Medicine.
Womenshealth.gov - The Federal Government Source for Women's Health Information
General Health & Disease Sites
Senior Health Resources
Specific Diseases, Conditions and Procedures
Diet & Nutrition
The American Dietetic Association - Organization's site for promoting optimal nutrition, health & well being for diabetics and their families.
Food and Nutrition Information Center of the US Department of Agriculture - Comprehensive source of food composition and nutrition links.
National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute - Calculate your Body Mass Index (BMI). Discover how BMI affects your risk of heart attack and stroke. Try the interactive menu planner to select foods that fit your calorie allowance for the day.
Nutrition.gov - Provides easy access to all online federal government information on nutrition.
Medications & Therapies
MedicineNet - A free medical reference to diseases and treatments, a medical dictionary, medical news, and an alphabetical listing of drugs. (commercial site)
Medline Plus Health Information Drug Information - A guide to more than 9,000 prescription and over-the-counter medications provided by U.S. National Library of Medicine
National Institute on Drug Abuse - Common Drugs of Abuse Information.
NIDA - Club Drugs Home - Information on "club drugs" such as MDMA (Ecstasy), GHB, Rohypnol, ketamine, methamphetamine, and LSD.
Partnership for a Drug-Free America - Information to help kids and teens reject substance abuse.
Drug Abuse Statistics - From Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
MEDLINE Plus: Drug Abuse - News, research, and treatment from the National Library of Medicine.
MEDLINE Plus: Alcoholism - News, research, and treatment from the National Library of Medicine.
National Eating Disorders Association - Comprehensive site that covers all aspects of eating disorders with referrals for treatment.
America's Best Hospitals - Annual report from U.S. News & World Report of top medical centers in various specialities.
Hospital Compare A tool to compare hospitals, provided by the United States Department of Health and Human Services.
Nursing Home Compare Information from Medicare regarding choosing a nursing home, a checklist to help in comparing homes and much more.
Save Lives Save Dollars An online hospital comparison tool that provides consumers with information about the quality of care provided by 40 hospitals located in southeast Michigan.
Attention Deficit Disorder Association - The world's leading Adult AD/HD Organization
Disability Resources on the Internet - Lists resources by geographic location or topic.
Genetics Home Reference - Find answers to your genetic questions, genetic conditions, and the genes responsible for those conditions.
FirstGov for Consumers - Health information.
ClinicalTrials.gov Current information about clinical research studies.
Peace of Mind - A do it yourself guide to medical & legal decisions (prepared by the Michigan Legislature).
FASTATS - National Center for Health Statistics provides statistics on health topics A-Z
Your Child - A Parent's Guide to Health and Safety (prepared by the Michigan Legislature).
Health & Wellness Resource Center - Search this database for drug information, medical dictionary, health news & more.
Health Reference Center Academic - Search medical journals & magazines . Coverage is from 1980.
Nursing and Allied Health Collection - All aspects of the Nursing profession -- from direct patient care to health care administration -- are covered in this collection of nearly 400 journal titles.
Nursing Resource Center - Designed for nursing students, this database includes disease and drug overviews, care plans, relevant journal results and animated anatomy and physiology diagrams to complement the core encyclopedia texts.