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Annotated Web links, academically oriented and other, on the subject of Nursing, Medicine, and Health.

Nursing Information | Consumer Health Information

Nursing Information

General Nursing Web Sites | Careers | Journals
Organizations | Specialized Nursing | Reference Resources

General Sites

Allnurses Nursing news, chat and discussions, job listings, and links to websites by category.

Nursing Center Collection of resources for nurses: journal articles, CE and clinical documents and activities, and career information. Registration is free as are some of the resources.

Nurse.com News for nurses, plus career resources and CE programs.

NurseVillage.com, News, career tools and advice, and guides on the best places to live and work.

NurseZone.com Articles, columns, updates on nursing and health-care innovations, continuing education contact hours and links to other useful sites.

Yahoo Nursing Collection of web links under categories in nursing, as well as access to sites by the most popular and alphabetically.

Medical resources information for the consumer This is a December 2000 compilation of Web site reviews published by the Association of College & Research Libraries.  Links are provided to each reviewed site.

CNN Food and Health News Nutrition and general health news, including full stories.

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Nurse.com Sponsored by a communications company that also produces print publications for nurses. Extensive database of current RN employment listings, including international. Also has career advice, educational resources and other features.

National Student Nurses' Association Career Center Links to hospitals (by region) offering job openings and internships, as well as tips on job searching and career planning.

Minority Nurse Career and education resources geared toward minority nurses, including employer profiles, academic programs and job postings.

Monster Healthcare The large internet employment site also features career advice for nurses.

Lifeworks: Explore Health and Medical Science Careers From the Office of Science Education, US Department of Health and Human Services, Lifeworks informs users about over 100 careers in health/medical fields including education required and salary ranges.

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FreeMedicalJournals This site offers free, full-text access to more than 1,300 medical journals online. Access alphabetically or by specialty, in English and other languages. There is also a free journal-alert service that provides weekly updates of literature and abstracts in the journal subset of your choice, and access to 600 medical books online.

LinkOut Journals(PubMed) Links to issues of more than 4,000 journals that provide access to full-text articles. Some require user registration or fee.

Hardin MD Selected list of free full-text medical journals online.

PubMed Central This digital archive of the U.S. National Library of Medicine contains full-text of about 80 life-sciences journals.

BioMed Central Over 100 peer-reviewed Open-Access biomedical journals. Use the "Advanced Search" (link at top) to search them.

HighWire Press The "largest archive of free life science journals in the world." Searchable across all journals (Medline and HighWire-hosted), with detailed browse options also.

VirtualMed Access to web sites of free online medical journals.

Online Journal of Issues in Nursing Peer-reviewed publication covering issues that affect nursing practice, research and education. Articles from 1996 onward available.

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American Nurses Association The ANA site has news and services, information about professional issues, and links to an online journal.

National League for Nursing The leading accrediting body for nursing education programs in the United States. Links to professional development information, test products and publications.

National Student Nurses' Association Information, resources, support for nursing students.

American Association of Colleges of Nursing Organization for national baccalaureate- and higher-degree nursing education programs. Sponsors educational, research, governmental advocacy, data collection, publications and other programs.

National Council of State Boards of Nursing Information about the NCLEX exams as well as statistics relating to the licensure of nurses and related research.

American Nurses Credentialing Center A subsidiary of the American Nurses Association, the center certifies health-care providers, accredits educational providers and programs, and supports research, education and consultative services.

American Association for the History of Nursing Resources and news dealing with the history of nursing.

American Academy of Nurse Practitioners Information about publications, upcoming conferences, certification and more.

EthnoMed Provides information to assist U.S. health care professionals in treating immigrant populations.

DiversityRx Information promoting improvements in multicultural health care.

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Specialized Nursing

Academy of Medical-Surgical Nurses Professional organization dedicated to "fostering excellence in adult health/medical-surgical nursing practice." News, career center, online CE, certification and other information.

American Psychiatric Nurses Association Represents the specialty practice of psychiatric-mental health nursing. News, education, legislative updates and links to additional resources, including access to the online Journal of the American Psychiatric Nurses Association.

Association of Women's Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses Leading professional organization for nurses who specialize in the care of women and newborns. Website includes news and events, education and practice resources, publications and research, and legislation.

AANA (American Association of Nurse Anesthetists) The AANA represents more than 42,000 CRNAs and student nurse anesthetists. The site includes resources and news about the profession, as well as information on becoming credentialed.

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Reference Resources

Medilexicon Search for over 70,000 medical, pharmaceutical, biomedical and healthcare acronyms and abbreviations, with links to relevant journal articles. Also contains medical news and other searches for the medical professionals.

Hardin Meta Directory of Internet Health Sources From the Hardin Library for the Health Sciences at the University of Iowa. Links to sites with symptoms and descriptions of hundreds of diseases, as well as pictures of many. Also links to nursing sites and other resources, such as free online journals.

Merck Manual of Diagnosis and Therapy The 17th edition (1999) of the well-known publication is available free online. Fully searchable, or access through the table of contents. See also the Merck Manual of Medical Information – Home Edition

Bookshelf Collection of searchable biomedical texts from the NCBI (National Center for Biotechnology Information).

Medscape Reference Online knowledge base for health professionals contains articles on 7,000 diseases and disorders, along with practice guidelines in 62 medical specialties.

Gray's Anatomy This edition of Gray's "Anatomy of the Human Body" features 1,247 engravings, many in color, from the 1918 publication as well as a subject index with 13,000 entries.

Medical Dictionary From the MedlinePlus site.

Health on the Net Created from an international conference to promote health-care information on the internet and now a Swiss-based foundation. Advanced searching for medical documents and articles, as well as news about conferences and surveys.

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Consumer Health Information

General Consumer Health Web Sites | Government Web Sites
Reference Resources | Directories & Rankings | Cancer
Other Health Conditions | Statistics

General Sites

WebMD Offers WebMD Health, with extensive medical and health and wellness information, interactive tests and news.

Mayo Clinic A variety of health information on medical conditions, nutrition and fitness, prescription and over-the-counter drugs. Registered users can get a "personal health scorecard" and/or sign up for a free online newsletter.

Health Central Health updates, resources such as quizzes, a health encyclopedia and interactive human atlas, and drug information including drug interactions.

Dr. Weil Information on health and wellness from Dr. Andrew Weil, a Harvard Medical School graduate who emphasizes medicinal herbs, mind-body interactions, and integrative medicine.

Intelihealth As well as general medical information, features a guide on genetic testing, interactive tools, news and health commentaries from Harvard Medical School.

NetWellness From Ohio universities. Health topics, an encyclopedia, current health news, clinical trials.

Emedicine Another general site. "Centers" with a variety of information on health, lifestyle and wellness, and first aid and emergencies.

National Center for Health Statistics Contains news releases, fact sheets, Monthly Vital Statistics Reports, health and disease information, and prevention guidelines and strategies.

Go Ask Alice A health question-and-answer service provided by the Health Education Program at Columbia University. Submit a question about general health, sexuality or sexual health, fitness and nutrition, emotional health, alcohol and other drugs, or search or browse the collection of nearly 2,000 previously posted questions and answers.

Center Watch Clinical trials listing service has thousands of industry-sponsored clinical trials that are actively recruiting patients. Answers to frequently asked questions about the clinical trials process, drug directories and additional resources.

Quackwatch According to its mission statement, the site's purpose is to: investigate questionable claims, distribute reliable information, report illegal marketing, and improve the quality of health information on the Internet.

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Government Web Sites

MEDLINEplus From the National Library of Medicine, MEDLINEplus has extensive information on over 600 diseases and conditions; lists of hospitals and physicians; medical encyclopedia; medical dictionary; health information in Spanish; information on prescription and nonprescription drugs; health information from the media; and links to thousands of clinical trials.

Healthfinder Developed by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, this site is a gateway to government and nonprofit health and human services information on the Internet. Search under health topic alphabetically or by demographic grouping. Also has current health news and information about doctors, dentists, public clinics, hospitals, long-term care, nursing homes, health insurance, prescriptions, Medicare and more.

National Institutes of Health The National Institutes of Health, a government agency, is the main center for medical and behavioral research for the country. Search for or browse health topics alphabetically or by category, or link to other governmental health and medical sites such as MEDLINEplus.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Information on public health, diseases, safety, environmental health, health promotion and educational activities, travelers' health. Data and statistics, as well as highlighted resources such as terrorism and public health and an online journal, Emerging Infectious Diseases.

FDA Information for Consumers Information about prescription drugs, foodborne illnesses, dietary supplements, medical devices, biologics and other products and issues. See http://www.fda.gov/oc/buyonline/ for tips and warnings on buying medicines and medical products online.

National Women's Health Information Center Website and toll-free call center. Special sections on women's health issues and tools such as news, dictionaries and journals.

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality Part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, this agency seeks to reduce medical errors and to help patients make wise health-care choices.

Clinical Trials.gov A database of federally and privately supported clinical trials looking for volunteers. Provided by the National Institutes of Health and the National Library of Medicine.

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Reference Resources

Merck Manual of Medical Information The first edition of the best-selling home medical book is available online, as well as selected sections of the second edition, which is still in progress. Choose text or interactive (with multimedia elements).

PDR Health Drug information written in layman's terms and based on material in the Physicians' Desk Reference. Search or browse for prescription or over-the-counter drugs, herbal medicines and nutritional supplements. Also links from this site to disease overviews, health and wellness, and clinical trials.

RxList: The Internet Drug Index Enter a drug name for indepth information including description, use, dosings, side effects, and more.

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Directories & Rankings

U.S. News and World Report America's Best Hospitals 2003 is the magazine's 14th annual edition. 203 medical centers in 17 specialties are ranked.

HealthGrades Profiles, ratings and analysis for hospitals by medical procedure performed, physicians, and nursing homes.

AMA Doctor Finder Basic professional information on "virtually every licensed physician in the United States."

Health Pages Search for physicians, dentists, managed care plans, Medicare plans, hospitals and other medical services.

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National Cancer Institute Cancer information, clinical trials, statistics, research programs and research funding.

Oncolink Offers information about specific types of cancer, updates on treatments, and news about advances in research.

American Cancer Society Cancer topics, treatment options, treatment decision tools and clinical trials, as well as advice on coping and survivor stories.

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Other Health Conditions

The sites listed below all provide information about various illnesses and health conditions. Although they are not annotated, they have been selected and reviewed by Millikin University librarians.
CDC-NCHSTP- Divisions of HIV/AIDS Prevention (DHAP)
AllAllergy (gateway site)
MEDLINEplus: Allergy
American Academy of Allergy Asthma & Immunology
AAAA&I Advocate (patient newsletter)
Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis Network
Alzheimer's Disease Education & Referral Center
MEDLINEplus: Alzheimer's Disease
Alzheimer's Association

Arthritis and related conditions
Arthritis Foundation
MEDLINEplus: Arthritis
National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases
Spondylitis Association of America
National Psoriasis Foundation
Deafness/Hearing Disorders
Deaf Resource Library
National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders
American Diabetes Association
MEDLINEplus: Diabetes
Centers for Disease Control: Diabetes Public Health Resource
National Diabetes Information Clearinghouse
Diabetes Dictionary
Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation International
National Institute of Diabetes & Digestive & Kidney Disorders
Genetic Conditions
Genetics Home Reference
MEDLINEplus: Genetic Disorders
CDC Office of Genomics and Disease Prevention
Heart disease and stroke
American Heart Association
American Stroke Association
National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
MEDLINEplus: Heart Diseases
Heart Information Network
National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke
Internet Stroke Center
Mental health
MEDLINEplus: Mental Health
Mental Help Net
SAMHSA (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration)
Anxiety Disorders Association of America
Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance
Depression FAQ
American Obesity Association
American Society of Bariatric Physicians
BMI Calculation
MEDLINEplus: Obesity
Overeaters Anonymous
Occupational/Environmental Health
CROET Web (Center for Research on Occupational and Environmental Toxicology)
American Chronic Pain Association
American Pain Foundation

MEDLINEplus: Pain
Government Views of SARS (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome)
Rare Diseases/Disorders
National Organization for Rare Disorders
Office of Rare Diseases
General diseases and conditions
Internet Public Library
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
MEDLINEplus Health Topics
National Institutes of Health

SEER Web Site From the National Cancer Institute, this site provides cancer statistics.
National Center for Health Statistics From the CDC.

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