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United States: Health and Medicine

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Diseases/Medical Conditions
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Medical Research
Nutrition & Food Safety
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Affordable Care Act Sites

  • The Health Insurance Marketplace - find information on affordable healthcare for individuals, families, and small businesses. Site is maintained by Health and Human Services.
  • Rice Universty LibGuide on Understanding the Affordable Care Act.
  • How the Affordable Care Act will affect American Indians.

    Comprehensive Sites

  • Healthfinder - maintained by the Department of Health and Human Services, this website is a health related gateway to federal web sites and those set up by states, local governments, universities and not-for-profit groups. See also Healthfinder in Spanish, Healthfinder, español.

  • MEDLINEplus - the National Library of Medicine provides trusted sources on over 500 diseases and conditions. The site includes lists of hospitals and physicians, a medical encyclopedia and dictionaries, health information in Spanish, extensive information on prescription and nonprescription drugs, health information from the media, and links to thousands of clinical trials.
  • PubMed - National Library of Medicine's search service that provides access to over 11 million citations in MEDLINE and other related databases, with links to participating online journals.
  • http://www.health.gov/ - a portal to numerous multi-agency health initiatives.

      Diseases/Medical Conditions

      Drug Abuse/Use

      Federal Agencies

      Government Assistance

      Medical Research

      • MEDLINEplus - the National Library of Medicine provides trusted sources on over 500 diseases and conditions. There are also lists of hospitals and physicians, a medical encyclopedia and dictionaries, health information in Spanish, extensive information on prescription and nonprescription drugs, health information from the media, and links to thousands of clinical trials.
      • National Institutes of Health Databases
      • Official Reports of the Surgeon General - contains reports from the Office of the Surgeon General. Site may be browsed alphabetically or chronilogically, or by search engine.
      • PubChem - contains basic physical data and attributes important in drug discovery and structures as well as bioactivity. From the National Center for Biotechnology Information.
      • PubMed - National Library of Medicine's search service that provides access to over 11 million citations in MEDLINE and other related databases, with links to participating online journals.

      Nutrition and Food Safety

      Occupational Safety

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