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Health Information Resources


Consumer-focused information on complementary and alternative medicine from the National Library of Medicine and the National Institutes of Health.

The federal government’s lead agency for scientific research on complementary and alternative medicine (CAM).

An interactive, electronic herbal database provides hyperlinked access to the scientific data underlying the use of herbs for health. This public site provides access to 20 of the most popular herbs.

More than 4,000 US drug products and related information.

Guide to potential health effects of ingredients in common household products.

Learn about your prescription drugs and over-the-counter medicines. Includes side effects, dosage, special precautions and more. Browse dietary supplements and herbal remedies to learn about their effectiveness, usual dosage and drug interactions.

Provides independent advice on more than 24,000 prescription drugs, over-the-counter medicines and natural products.

The edition of Gray’s Anatomy of the Human Body features 1,247 vibrant engravings − many in color − from the classic 1918 publication, as well as a subject index with 13,000 entries ranging from the Antrum of Highmore to the Zonule of Zinn.

A-Z list of medical terminology.

A dynamic list of key internet accessible resources related to the field of injury research and control.

Devoted to conducting research, education and prevention programs aimed at diminishing the personal impact of trauma, and broadening the effectiveness of injury prevention and treatment programs regionally and nationally. is the Centers for Disease Control’s primary online communication channel.

The National Institutes of Health (NIH), a part of the US Department of Health and Human Services, is the nation’s medical research agency − making important medical discoveries that improve health and save lives.

The National Library of Medicine (NLM), on the campus of the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, MD, is the world’s largest medical library. The library collects materials and provides information and research services in all areas of biomedicine and healthcare.

The academy and its member pediatricians dedicate their efforts and resources to the health, safety and well-being of infants, children, adolescents and young adults. The AAP has approximately 60,000 members in the United States, Canada, Mexico and many other countries. Members include pediatricians, pediatric medical subspecialists and pediatric surgical specialists. More than 34,000 members are board-certified and called fellows of the American Academy of Pediatrics (FAAP).

The AAMC represents all 133 accredited US and 17 accredited Canadian medical schools; approximately 400 major teaching hospitals and health systems, including 68 Department of Veterans Affairs medical centers; and nearly 90 academic and scientific societies. Through these institutions and organizations, the AAMC represents 125,000 faculty members, 75,000 medical students and 106,000 resident physicians.

Helps doctors help patients by uniting physicians nationwide to work on the most important professional and public health issues.

The national organization that represents and serves all types of hospitals, healthcare networks and their patients and communities. Close to 5,000 hospitals, healthcare systems, networks, other providers of care and 37,000 individual members come together to form the AHA.


Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center-produced information on child health topics.

Has resources on more than 1,600 health topics selected from government and nonprofit organizations.

The National Institutes of Health’s website for patients and their families and friends. Produced by the National Library of Medicine, it brings you information about diseases, conditions and wellness issues in easy-to-understand language.

Information for parents and professionals about children’s dental health.

Provides access to consumer health information in English and Spanish. The NOAH volunteer editors do not write this information. Librarians and health professionals in New York and beyond find, select and organize full-text consumer health information

A website for parents, friends and families of children who have or had childhood cancer. This resource center was created by and for people who know young people who are recovering from cancer.

Website backed by 60,000 pediatricians committed to the attainment of optimal physical, mental and social health and well-being for all infants, children, adolescents and young adults.

Child health topics provided by the University of Iowa Hardin Library for the Health Sciences.

Cincinnati Children’s staff can find further resources via the Edward L. Pratt Research Library’s website.