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This Social Science Google-Custom Search Engine searches all the Social Science departments at UC Berkeley. The UC Berkeley librarians have targeted 800+ academic, government agency, non-profit, and other web sites that provide high quality, downloadable statistical information and data sets. Emphasis is on data pertaining to the social sciences, health, developing countries, energy, natural resources, and the environment.

omni

"The medical sources that OMS queries are carefully selected to provide users with reliable and definitive information from reputable sources."

 

Mednar

"Innovative Medical search engine powered by Deep Web Technologies. Click on the full-text button to restrict a search to free and fully available articles or use advanced search to find articles by title, author, date, or publishing agency.

 

Administration on Aging: This site published by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services brings together Web Resources related to Elder programs and services. Links to a variety of topics, including Medicare, aging statistics and long-term care planning.

 

African American Health: Medical information provided by the National Library of Medicine including coverage on drugs, diseases, consumer health and preventitive treatments.  Additional resources include a direct link to the MEDLINE database of "references to more than 11 million articles published in 4,300 biomedical journals."  Without a paid subscription to this medical database, you will only get the citation and summary of the articles; you may get some full-text articles.

 

Asian American Health: Provided by the National Library of Medicine at the NIH, this is an information portal to issues affecting the health and well-being of Asian Americans in the United States.

 

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: Extensive definitions of health topics and diseases in alphabetical order provided by this government agency.

 

Directory of Internet Sources for Health Professionals: The search capability on the "pulldown" index menu serves as a portal to medical research available on the internet. "The directory contains entries for sources on the Web arranged by major medical categories. Some medical specialties, such as anesthesiology and endocrinology, are grouped under the medical category “Medical Specialties,” while others comprise their own medical category, such as dermatology and gastroenterology.

 

Drug Information Portal: "The National Library of Medicine Drug Information Portal gives users a gateway to selected drug information from the U.S. National Library of Medicine and other key U.S. Government agencies. Resources include the NLM search systems useful in searching for a drug, NLM research resources, resources organized by audience and class, and other NIH and government resources such as FDA and CDC."

 

Food and Nutrition: National Agricultural Library Information Centers: "The National Agricultural Library is one of four national libraries of the United States, with locations in Beltsville, Maryland and Washington, D.C. It houses one of the world's largest and most accessible agricultural information collections and serves as the nexus for a national network of state land-grant and U.S. Department of Agriculture field libraries."

 

Health.gov: This site is coordinated by the Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion as a portal to the Web sites of a number of multi-agency health initiatives and activities of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and other Federal departments and agencies.

 

Health and Safety World: It "offers an extensive range of editorial and focus articles, Health and Safety conference and dietary information, news from around the world, archive material, topical specialist features, carefully validated Health and Safety-related web links, and advice on how to search the Internet."

 

Hispanic American Health: Medical information provided by the National Library of Medicine including coverage on drugs, diseases, consumer health and preventitive treatments.  Additional resources include a direct link to the MEDLINE database of "references to more than 11 million articles published in 4,300 biomedical journals."  Without a paid subscription to this medical database, you will only get the citation and summary of the articles; you may get some full-text articles.

 

International Food Information Council: Provides sound, scientific information on food safety and nutrition to journalists, health professionals, educators, government officials and consumers.

 

Lancet Global Health Network: With a commitment to improving global health, the Lancet has provided World Reports and Perspectives articles, The Lancet Global Health Series, and Regional Reports and Commissions providing in-depth views for anyone seeking disease-specific or regional information.

 

MayoClinic: Health information drawing on the experience and knowledge of more than 2,000 physicians and scientists. The Mayo Clinic's two other websites cover medical services and education and research.

 

Medical Reference Guide: The University of Maryland Medical Center provides this comprehensive medical reference guide that includes more than 50,000 pages of medically-reviewed health content including a medical encyclopedia, adrug interaction tool, and a pregnancy center. Gran parte de la guía también está disponible en español.

 

MedLinePlus: Medical information provided by the National Library of Medicine including coverage on drugs, diseases, consumer health and preventitive treatments.  Additional resources include a direct link to the MEDLINE database of "references to more than 11 million articles published in 4,300 biomedical journals."  Without a paid subscription to this medical database, you will only get the citation and summary of the articles; you may get some full-text articles.

 

Medscape: "Medscape offers specialists, primary care physicians, and other health professionals the Web's most robust and integrated medical information and education tools. After a simple, one time, free registration, Medscape automatically delivers to you the specialty site that best fits your profile."

 

National Network for Immunization Information: To evaluate medical information on the Internet, particularly the accuracy of information on immunizations, use the recommended links to reliable medical topics on this website.

 

Nutrition: "Accessing the U.S. Department of Agriculture's online National Nutrient Database is now easier than ever. A user friendly, searchable version of the authoritative nutrient database is available for download onto personal computers (PCs) and laptops free of charge."

 

Nutrition and Food Web Archive: The NFWA houses close to 40,000 links in almost 4,000 directory categories, free documents and scripts (including Calorie Queen), games, blog, movies, forum, clinical calculators in the subjects of general and clinical nutrition. Designed and administered by Christopher Theberge, RD, LDN.

 

University of Virginia Health System: " The University of Virginia Health System homepage is the official Internet site for the Health System. The purpose of the homepage is to provide a single point of entry to information and services that are provided by departments within the Health System."

 

World Health Organization: "The WHO Statistical Information System is the guide to health and health-related epidemiological and statistical information available from the World Health Organization. Most WHO technical programmes make statistical information available, and they will be linked from here. You also have the possibility to search by keywords within the WHOSIS or throughout the entire WHO site."

American Diabetes Association: Basic health care information on type 1 and 2 diabetes.

 

Autism Information Center: CDC seeks to give people accurate and timely information about public health and the Autism Spectrum Disorders. AIC is part of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention under the direction of the Department of Health and Human Services.

 

Covered California: The Affordable Care Act is part of the State of California's insurance program and was created to help individuals and families obtain health coverage. Use the site to help determine whether is is possible to qualify for assistance programs.

 

Discovery Channel Health Search: This popular site has a Disease and Conditions Encyclopedia that can be browsed by health topic. The site also provdes information on fitness and nurtrition.

 

Evaluating Vaccine and Immunization Information: The National Network for Immunization Information has provided this list of resources for reliable health information. Also included are tips on evaluating the worthiness and reliabilty of health sites on the Internet.

 

Guide to Healthcare Schools: This guide to Healthcare Schools offers tools and resources designed to help ambitious students pursue their educational endeavors and find success in the medical field of their choice. The resources section can be used for questions about healthcare schooling. Practical advice and reviews from actual students can be found under Healthcare Scool Reviews.

 

Health and Age: A very good site to use for finding resources related to the many issues on aging. This website is sponsored by the Novartis Foundation for Gerontology, an independent non-profit organization that is the successor to the Sandoz Foundation for Gerontological Research, set up in 1986.

 

HealthCare.gov: On March 23, 2010, President Obama signed the Affordable Care Act. The law puts in place comprehensive health insurance reforms that will roll out over four years and beyond. Click here for an overview of the key features of the Affordable Care Act year-by-year.

 

Healthwell: The HealthWell Foundation® is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, charitable organization that helps individuals afford prescription medications they are taking for specific illnesses. The Foundation provides financial assistance to eligible patients to cover certain out-of-pocket health care costs.

 

InteliHealth: "Featuring Harvard Medical School's consumer health information. Information on Mental Health, Diabetes, and Asthma Treatment, Allergy Symptoms, Senior Health, Women's Health Awareness, weight management issues, drug interactions and more."

 

Jin Shin Jyutsu: "Jin Shin Jyutsu® physio-philosophy is an ancient art of harmonizing the life energy in the body. Born of innate wisdom and passed down from generation to generation by word of mouth, the Art had fallen into relative obscurity when it was dramatically revived in the early 1900's by Master Jiro Murai in Japan."

 

Medical News Today: The largest independent health and medical news website on the Internet, this website is divided into several sections: Health News, Health Videos and Forums. The news section alone has 117 medical categories/specialities and over 100,000 archived articles, all available free of charge.

 

National Alliance for Caregiving: "The Alliance was created to conduct research, do policy analysis, develop national programs, increase public awareness of family caregiving issues, work to strengthen state and local caregiving coalitions, and represent the US caregiving community internationally."

 

National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine: The NCCAM provides scientific research in Alternative Medicine and providses research results from published studies.

 

National Center for Health Statistics: The U.S. government's principal health statistics agency. It generates a wide variety of data which may be used to monitor national health.

 

National Institute on Aging: Part of the NIH, the NIA's mission is to "support and conduct genetic, biological, clinical, behavioral, social, and economic research related to the aging process, foster the development of research and clinician scientists in aging, and communicate information about aging and advances in research on aging to the scientific community, health care providers, and the public."

 

National Library of Medicine: The largest medical library in the United States including access to Medline/Pubmed.

 

OncoLink: The University of Pennsylvania Cancer Center overs specific types of cancer, medical specialties that deal with cancer, ways to cope with cancer, cancer causes, screening, and prevention, clinical trials, and much more.

 

PDR: The Physician's Desk Reference provides drug information and health news. Requires free registration.

 

WebMD: Features dedicated, full-time news content staff with state-of-the-art expertise in: Health news for the public, Medical news for physicians, Creating and maintaining up-to-date medical reference content, databases, Medical imagery, graphics, and animation, Communities, Live Web events, User experience, Interface design, e-commerce, Interactive applications, Clinical informatics.

 

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services: The HHS is the United States government's principal agency for protecting the health of all Americans and providing essential human services. The Department includes over 300 programs, such as: disease prevention, food and drug safety, infant and maternal health, and health information technology, among many others.