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Health websites for info on H1N1/swine flu and general health info-

http://he alth vermont.gov/panflu/SwineFlu.aspx#plan You can find more


information about Swine Flu, including a planning checklist, at the Dept. of
Health website. This is an excellent source of information and you may want
to check for daily updates.

www.cdc.gov/h1n1flu or www.cdc.gov/flu http://www.pandemicflu.gov/ from


Center for Disease Control

www.flu.gov

www.cdc.gov/h1n1flu/parent s/ www.mayoclinic.com www.webmd.com


www.medlineplus.com

HEALTH

Best Hospitals, 2009 http://health.usnews.com/health/best-hospitals : U.S.


News and World Report's compilation of rankings for U.S. hospitals by
patient's medical condition and treatments.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention : Articles on diseases and


chronic conditions with statistics. Information for travelers.

FamilyDoctor.org http://familydoctor.org/online/famdocen/home.html :
Sponsored by the American Academy of Family Physicians. Regularly
reviewed and updated by Academy physicians and patient education staff.
Full-text of complete book, easy to navigate, uniform format.

Health and Wellness Resource Center and Alternative Health Module


included in the Vermont Online Library (VOL).

KidsHealth http://kidshealth.org/ : Content divided between information


directed at parents and at children.

Mayo Clinic http://www.mayoclinic.com/ : Excellent reliable information in


easy-to-read format with many visuals and graphics. Wide range of topics.
Drug information including images, similar to PDRHealth (below)

Merck Manual of Medical Information: Second Home Edition, Online Version


http://www.merck.com/mmhe/index.html : Full-text of trusted medical text.

National Institutes of Health sites:


National Cancer Institute http://www.cancer.gov/ : A highly regarded source
of answers on wide range of related topics. National Center for
Complementary and Alternative Medicine http://nccam.nih.gov/ : Objective,
evidence-based information about complementary and alternative medicine.
National Institute of Mental Health http://www.nimh.nih.gov/index.shtml :
Comprehensive and aimed at the public. NIHSeniorHealth.gov
http://nihseniorhealth.gov/ : Information on health problems, fitness, taking
medicine correctly and Medicare. Users may adjust type size and contrast.
Includes audio version.

National Library of Medicine sites:

Medlineplus http://medlineplus.gov/ : All purpose health information source,


includes link to the Merriam-Webster's Medical Desk Dictionary (included in
the Vermont Online Library (VOL)), and a current medical encyclopedia.
MedTerms Medical Dictionary http://www.medterms.com/script/main/hp.asp ,
another medical dictionary, includes some commercial links, but contains lay
person-friendly definitions from the Webster's New World Medical Dictionary.
Go Local Vermont
http://apps.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/local/vermont/homepage.cfm?areaid=26
for Vermont doctors, hospitals and medical services.

NutritionSource http://www.hsph.harvard.edu/nutritionsource/index.html :
Harvard School of Public Health. Lengthy, but clearly written articles on
topics of common interest, e.g. calcium, fiber, etc. Another option, What to
eat , is a companion to the excellent book on nutrition by Marion Nestle.

Our Bodies Ourselves http://www.pdrhealth.com/home/home.aspx :


Companion to the classic book, not full-text of book. Current news and links
to other web sites. Go to “Browse topic index” on left or search by your own
choice of topic.

PDRHealth http://www.rxlist.com/script/main/hp.asp : Free information


about diseases and drugs. Not as extensive as print version. RXList: internet
drug index Another source, recommended by the American Library
Association, for free information about drugs.

P ubMed http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/sites/entrez?db=pubmed : MEDLINE


medical periodical index with citations and some brief abstracts. Links to
selected full-text articles. Obtain others via interlibrary loan. Search by topic,
author or journal title. Use “limits” for advanced searching.

Vermont Dept. of Health website http://healthvermont.gov/ : Dept. rules and


regulations, programs and updates on public health concerns. For
information on all topics covered, choose “Contents, A to Z” link in left
column.