Health Resources

Consumer Health Complete (Available through the library's website and POWER Library.)

Designed to support the information needs of patients and to foster an overall understanding of health-related topics..

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
http://www.cdc.gov

Government website from the Department of Health and Human Services includes national health statistics, health information for travelers, government health publications, and tips for staying healthy.

 

Healthfinder
http://www.healthfinder.gov/

Gateway to nonprofit health and human services websites. Developed by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

 

MEDLINE Plus
http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/

Health information from the National Library of Medicine.

 

Merck Manuals
http://www.merckmanuals.com/

Searchable online versions of Merck medical manuals—including Medical Information, Diagnosis and Therapy, Health and Aging, Geriatrics, and Veterinary

 

National Women’s Health Information Center 

Gateway to Federal and other women's health information resources. 

 

Philadelphia Magazine: Top Doctors and Top Hospitals

Philadelphia Magazine’s picks for the top doctors and hospitals in the Philadelphia area. 

 

College of Physicians - Public Health Resources
http://www.collegeofphysicians.org/education/public-health-resources/

Health information service for residents of Greater Philadelphia. Produced by The College of Physicians of Philadelphia. Includes a directory of resources and services in the Philadelphia area.

 

PubMed Central 

Digital archive of life sciences journal literature.

 

WebMD

Offers medical news, features, reference material, and online community programs.  Some activities require a subscription.

 

WorldHealthOrganization 

The website for the United Nations’ specialized agency of health.

Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services

Website for the federal agency that administers the Medicare Program. Also includes sections on Medicaid, SCHIP, and HIPAA. 

 

Kaiser Family Foundation 

General health care issues, with extensive sections on Medicare and Medicaid. 

 

Medicare
The official U.S. government website for Medicare information.