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MedlinePlus brings together authoritative information from the National Library of Medicine, the National Institutes of Health, and other government agencies and health-related organizations. MedlinePlus provides consumer health information, extensive information about drugs, an illustrated medical encyclopedia, interactive patient tutorials, and latest health news.
A comprehensive consumer health resource that provides authoritative information on the full range of health-related issues, from current disease and disorder information to in-depth coverage of alternative medical practices.
This site is produced by the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP), a national medical organization representing more than 120,900 family physicians, family practice residents, and medical students. The vision of this website is to be the number one choice for all individuals seeking trusted health and wellness information online. All of the information on this site has been written and reviewed by physicians and patient education professionals at the AAFP.
WebMD provides credible and valuable health information, and in-depth reference material about health subjects. This site contains both original information as well as material from well known content providers.
This resourceful U.S. government agency website is a portal for information on disorders of hearing, speech, balance, taste & smell, and many other related diseases and conditions. You can even click on a link to test your sense of pitch.
In the United States all clinical trials must be registered with the government. This is a list of ongoing, completed, and planned trials, on drugs, behavior, surgery, and medical devices. Some of these trials are recruiting participants. The presence of a clinical trial on this website is NOT an indication that the trial is safe and approved. You need to read the Disclaimer on this website. Many, but not all, results of these clinical trials appear in reputable medical journals. Before considering participating in any clinical trial, you must consult with your physician.
This public service from the National Library of Medicine provides high quality information about marketed drugs. This information includes FDA labels (package inserts). This Web site provides health information providers and the public with a standard, comprehensive, up-to-date, look-up and download resource of medication content and labeling as found in medication package inserts.
A trusted source and recognized standard for patient drug information, available in both English and Spanish. Published by the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists, AHFS includes more than a thousand drug information monographs written in lay language for consumers and has been a Top Ten Award Winner in the Department of Health and Human Services National Consumer Education Materials Contest. This content is updated monthly.
This site provides reliable information on over 9,000 prescription and overthe-counter medications. It also has a section on supplements and herbals. This is a service of the U.S. National Library of Medicine and the National Institutes of Health.
Provides up-to-date, accurate, and easily accessed information on the diagnosis, cause, frequency, patterns, and management of liver injury attributable to prescription and nonprescription medications, herbals and dietary supplements.
This service from the National Institutes of Health provides a current overview and fact sheets of individual vitamins, minerals and other dietary supplements. There are two versions—Health Professional and Consumer. Both versions provide the same types of information but vary in the level of detail.
Did you know that the common street drug, fentanyl, is so dangerous that a tiny sprinkle of it, about the size of 6 grains of salt, can kill you so quickly that first responders frequently find dead victims with needles still stuck in their arms. Fentanyl and the related and the even more dangerous carfentanyl, is often added to other street drugs without users knowing this. To learn about the dangers of street drugs, see these websites.
Prof. Philip Barnett, the curator of this LibGuide, has not evaluated and does not endorse any individual treatment centers that may appear in some of these sites.
Created by the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA). this website is your one-stop resource for comprehensive research-based information on issues related to alcohol abuse and binge drinking among college students.
Alcohol you consume is likely to have an impact on everything from coordination and balance to emotions and brain function. Controlling your alcohol intake and watching your blood alcohol content can help prevent harm both to yourself and to others. This calculator will help do the math for you, providing an estimate of your current blood alcohol content.
The Dietary Supplement Label Database (DSLD) is intended to capture all information from the labels of products sold as dietary supplements in the United States. The manufacturer or distributor is responsible for this label information, and the Office of Dietary Supplements (ODS) does not check or verify that it conforms to U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulations and legal requirements.
The reputable Center For Science In The Public Interest has produced this extensive list of food additives, such as artificial sweeteners. They show those that are safe, those that you should cut back, those you should avoid, those that may pose a risk and need to be better tested, and those that certain people should avoid.
Offers guidance on using produce to make quick, healthy meals on a smaller budget. The resource offers informative resources on how to buy produce on a budget, the best time to buy produce, and recipes.