Medical Resources for the Consumer
The web sites listed here were evaluated for reliability and currency of the information. However, the listing here is not an endorsement of the site and the information provided should be verified by a health professional.
As always, be cautious when purchasing health related products from the Internet. Also, understand that information shared on bulletin boards and chat sessions reflect personal opinion.
Always check with your doctor if you have questions or concerns about a specific condition.
Information provided by the Medical Library Association and the National Institutes of Health is gratefully acknowledged.
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- Consumer Health Complete
Consumer-oriented content in all areas of health and wellness. Interfaz en Español disponible.
- Gale Health and Wellness Resource Center
A one-stop resource to answer your health questions.
- EBSCO Natural and Alternative Treatments
Medical conditions and their conventional and natural treatments.
- EBSCO Health Source (Academic Edition)
Search scholarly full text medical journals.
Health library, consumer guides and extensive organization links.
National Library of Medicine's consumer site for health articles, drug data and patient tutorials.
This easy-to-use website features basic health and wellness information for older adults from the National Institutes of Health. Use the buttons at the top of each page to make the text bigger, change text color, or hear the text read aloud.
Arthritis Foundation information on the disease, drug treatment and research.
Children and Teenagers
American Academy of Child Adolescent Psychiatry(click on "Resources for Families")
Child & adolescent psychiatry data on mental, behavioral and developmental disorders.
Provides doctor approved health information for children and teenagers.
Patient discussion boards, current cancer research and nutrition facts.
National Cancer Institute detailed medical coverage.
A free web site for cancer patients to share information with family and friends.
Discussion list related to the emotional issues of cancer.
Register of federal and private clinical trials. Provides information about trial, participation and locations.
Diabetes assessment tools, recipes, and latest research. Also, a message board, an email newsletter and information in Spanish.
Federal agency charged with improving health care for Americans site covers consumer topics and clinical research.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention site for travel alerts and broad health information.
Database of health-related organizations operating toll-free telephone services.
“The world’s largest medical library.”
List from the Medical Library Association.
Information in both Spanish and English.
Patient guides to health, medicines and consumer advocacy links at the American Academy of Family Physicians site.
Disease, health center and treatment decision data from the Mayo Clinic.
Health care information for all ages.
Features daily health news from major media including AP, UP, NY Times. News items available for 30 days.
HIV/AIDS treatment, prevention and policy from the University of California at San Francisco.
Health statistics site includes reports on hospitals, outpatient facilities and HMOs. Also, children’s care in Texas hospitals.
Hospital, nursing homes and surgical procedure ratings.
The Food and Drug Administration site covers medical devices and drug-specific information.
Information on mental illness treatment and resources.
American Academy of Child Adolescent Psychiatry (click on "Resources for Families")
Child & adolescent psychiatry info on mental, behavioral, & developmental disorders.
Donation registration & transplant data.
Texas organ transplant donation registration.
Pregnancy and parenting information & discussion groups.
Database searches trusted resources for generic or brand name data.
The Food and Drug Administration site covers drug-specific information.
Site to apply for drug companies’ patient assistant programs or call 1-888-477-2669.
Lists new drugs; research drugs; trial results; and a link to the PDR Family Medical Guide for Prescription Drugs.
Lists programs from pharmaceutical manufacturers for those who can’t afford to purchase prescriptions. This site is for information only.
Review your physician's licensing, specialties and education from the Texas Medical Board.
Find a physician by specialty.
American Medical Association affiliated physician locator.
Health statistics site includes reports on hospitals, children’s care, outpatient facilities and HMOs.
Texas organ transplant donation registration.
Texas Medical Association.
Texas Hospital Association.
Print Medical Resources
Books are shelved by subject. Materials may be shelved in the circulating collection, the reference collection or the audio visual area.
The medical titles are shelved in the 610 — 619 area.