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These resources are not tools for self-diagnosis or
a substitute for professional medical care.

General Health Resources

  • ADEAR: Alzheimer's Disease Education and Referral Center - helps you find current, comprehensive Alzheimer's disease (AD) information and resources from the National Institute on Aging (NIA)
  • Aids.gov - information gateway to Federal domestic HIV/AIDS information and resources
  • The Bright Side -Wings of Support - support in coping with difficult periods in life
  • CDC National Prevention Information Network - U.S. reference, referral, and distribution service for information on HIV/AIDS, sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), and tuberculosis (TB)
  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention - your online source for credible health information
  • Dietary Supplements - Dietary supplement guide by the U.S. Government
  • Facts for Evaluating Medical Internet Resources - this short guide contains important questions you should consider as you look for health information online
  • FDA Office of Women's Health - browse women's health topics and find pamphlets and fact sheets on common health issues
  • Florida HealthFinder - provides information about health issues and about Florida's health care facilities
  • Food and Nutrition Information Center - provides credible, accurate, and practical resources for nutrition and health professionals, educators, government personnel and consumers
  • Food Pyramid - from the US Department of Agriculture, MyPyramid Plan can help you choose the foods and amounts that are right for you
  • Healthfinder - federal website recognized as a key resource for finding the best government and nonprofit health and human services information on the Internet
  • Hospital Compare - a quality tool for adults, including people with Medicare for comparing how well hospitals of your choice care for their patients
  • Journey to Wellness - provides healthcare and health literacy information for African-Americans
  • Kids Health - provides doctor-approved health information about children from before birth through adolescence
  • Mayo Clinic - provides information and services from the world's first and largest integrated, not-for-profit group medical practice
  • Medicare - official U.S. Government site for people with Medicare
  • MedicineNet - provides easy-to-read, in-depth, authoritative medical information for consumers
  • MedSpeak - a dictionary of medical terms for non-medical people
  • Merck Manual, Home Edition - comprehensive medical resources to keep you
    educated and informed
  • OncoLink - comprehensive information about specific types of cancer, updates on cancer treatments and news about research advances
  • Pinellas County Health Department - information about all areas of public health that can affect our community
  • Senior Health - health information for older adults provided by the National Institute of Health, et. al.
  • Spine Universe - offers information about many spine-related problems
  • WebMD - provides valuable health information, tools for managing your health, and support to those who seek information
  • Women's Health - The Office on Women's Health provides information, tools, calculators, and statistics on women's health topics as well as information for health professionals
Directories

 

Medications

  • Drug Digest - noncommercial, evidence-based, consumer health and drug information site
  • Drug Watch - extensive information about thousands of different medications and drugs currently on the market or previously available worldwide.
  • FDA (U.S. Food and Drug Administration) - works to ensure the safety of America’s food supply, and to make safe, effective, and affordable medical products available to the public
  • Florida Discount Drug Program - new discount drug plan for Florida citizens who meet certain age/income requirements
  • RxList - online medical resource dedicated to offering detailed and current pharmaceutical information on brand and generic drugs

Alternative Medicine

  • About Herb, Botanicals, & Other Products - provides evidence-based information about herbs, botanicals, supplements, and more
  • Complementary/Integrative Medicine - provides educational resources to health care professionals and patients regarding the current understanding of complementary medicine and how to integrate these medicines and therapies with conventional treatments
  • Health World Online - "Your home of self-managed care." Helps you manage your own health care in partnership with your health care professional
  • Natural Solutions - provides natural remedies and healthy solutions for your most pressing health concerns as well as practical strategies for self-care and prevention
  • National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine - federal Government's lead agency for scientific research on complementary and alternative medicine (CAM)
Page last updated January 13, 2014