Health & Wellness

Databases l Alternative Medicine l Doctors & Hospitals l Government Health Information |

Health Sites l Medical Centers & Libraries

 

Databases

Health & Wellness Resource Center contains up-to-date material on diseases and conditions, alternative medicine, drugs, and herbal remedies.

Medline via FirstSearch contains articles on medicine, dentistry, and nursing.

 

Alternative Medicine

American Academy of Medical Acupuncture
Search the official site of the AAMA to learn more about acupuncture and to locate an AAMA certified acupuncturist in your area.

National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine
The National Institutes of Health created the NCCAM division to study complementary medicine and to educate both practitioners and consumers on these therapies.

Office of Cancer Complementary Alternative Medicine
This division of the National Cancer Institute provides information on the use of alternative and complementary cancer therapies.

WholeHealthMD
Using board-certified doctors and experts, this site offers an integrative approach to medicine with a Healing Center, Healing Kitchen, and Reference Library.

 

Doctors & Hospitals

Access DuPage
Access DuPage is a collaborative effort whose mission is to provide access to medical services to those people in DuPage County who lack access because of economic reasons.

AMA Physician Select Online Doctor Finder
Search the American Medical Association's database of licensed M.D.s and D.O.s in the U.S. You may also search by medical specialty and/or geographic area.

Illinois Department of Professional Regulation - Physician Profile Search
Search for doctor by name to see whether or not the person has received a disciplinary action, plus specialties, certifications, and affiliations.

Illinois Hospital Report Card
From the Illinois Department of Public Health. Access quality and safety data, learn how to choose a health care facility, and research Illinois laws related to consumer protection and healthcare.

Illinois Hospitals
From the Illinois Hospital Association. Get information on nearly 200 Illinois hospitals, including services provided.

U.S. News & World Report's Best Hospital Finder
Ranks over 6,000 hospitals by specialty. Search for a hospital by region, or browse the top-ranked hospitals.

 

Government Health Information

Centers for Disease Control
Supplies information on health related travel warnings, cruise ship inspection scores, and other health topics.

ClinicalTrials.gov
Find information on current clinical trials from the National Institute of Health.

HealthCare.gov
Read articles and watch videos to help determine insurance and preventitive care options. Managed by the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services.

Health Insurance Reform Information Center
The Illinois Department of Insurance provides information on the recent national health insurance reform and its effects on Illinois. Find fact sheets, legislation, contact information, and more.

Medline Plus
A goldmine of good health information from the world's largest medical library, the National Library of Medicine.

National Institute of Health for Seniors
Featuring health information from the National Institutes of Health.

U.S. Food and Drug Administration Consumer Health Information
Timely, reliable information from the Food and Drug Administration.

 

Health Sites

AARP Internet Resources on Aging - Health and Well-Being
Provides links to over 70 Web sites dealing with health and well-being for seniors.

Familydoctor.org
The American Academy of Family Physicians provides information on a wide variety of topics related to health and medicine.

Getting Well Network
Sponsored by the publishers of the Physicians Desk Reference, this site offers information on diseases, drugs, and clinical trials.

Imaginis
An award-winning site for information on women's health issues, such as breast and cervical cancer, HRT, heart disease, and much more.

Mayo Clinic First-Aid Guide
First aid information from this respected source.

MyWebMD
Consumer friendly medical information on diseases, symptoms, drugs, medical tests and other health related issues.

Spine-Health.com
The only independent spine medicine portal that supports the education of patients through a combination of 100% original, peer-reviewed content and comprehensive information and services.

United States Pharmacopeia
The United States Pharmacopeia sets ingredients and safety standards for vitamins, herbs and other dietary supplements. The organization gives marks of quality to those supplement makers that meet the standards.

 

Medical Centers & Libraries

Health on the Web
Non-commercial sources selected/evaluated by health science libraries in the Midwest (collaborative project).

Kidshealth
Up-to-date health information about and for children and teens.

MayoClinic.com
Medical input from Mayo Clinic physicians and health care staff. Includes archive of newsletters.

OncoLink
For cancer patients and their families. Includes up-to-date, reliable information on most current treatments for all types of cancer.

Pubmed
A service of the National Library of Medicine providing access to over 11 million MEDLINE citations back to the mid-1960s.