Behavioral and Social Sciences
General Medical Information sites
- The American Medical Association (AMA). Here is the home page: http://www.ama-assn.org/ama
- AMA resources for medical students: http://www.ama-assn.org/ama/pub/medical-students/medical-students.page?
- AMA resources on physician health: http://www.ama-assn.org/ama/pub/physician-resources/physician-health.page?
- The Mayo Clinic - It's, well, it's the Mayo Clinic - extensive and user-friendly pages:
Patient care and health information: http://www.mayoclinic.org/patient-care-and-health-information
For medical professionals: http://www.mayoclinic.org/medical-professionals
- Pain is part of medicine and a common trigger of many visits to doctors, and yet measuring pain, communicating about pain, and treating pain are very complex medical issues. Partners Against Pain "your around-the-clock resource for pain management": http://www.partnersagainstpain.com/
- iTriage https://www.itriagehealth.com/
Lots of information, a downloadable app for health and fitness. It is, however, a commercial site, and at least part of their work is to provide access to health workers through an information system. The health information is written in –house and reviewed by people at Harvard Medical School.
- Harvard Health http://www.health.harvard.edu/
This is Harvard Health Publications. You can read material online, subscribe to newsletters, get books, etc.
- From Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston (a teaching affiliate of Harvard Medical School). The menu bar on this page includes “Diseases & Conditions” and “Health Information”:http://brighamandwomens.org/
- Virtual Hospital (University of Iowa ) A diverse and long-used site with lots of avenues to explore: http://www.vh.org/ You can use it to access the A.D.A.M. multimedia encyclopedia health library.
- Also from the University of Iowa Hardin Library of the Health Science - the Hardin MD Medical Information and Pictures site. Extensive links, images and general information about medicine: http://www.lib.uiowa.edu/hardin/md/index.html
- National Organization for Rare Disorders - information and links to over 1,000 disorders: http://www.rarediseases.org/
- Home page for GBS/CIDP (Guillain-BarréSyndrome and Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuropathy - esp. good patient information as well as research updates for physicians): http://www.gbsfi.org
- Lupus Foundation of America, Illinois Chapter: http://www.lupusil.org/index.html
- Home page for The American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine: http://www.acoem.org
- American Association of Medical Colleges: http://www.aamc.org
And that site has a number of helpful pages for education, not the least of which is: https://www.mededportal.org/ It is a little hard to described MedEdPortal, because it is new and evolving, but its purpose is to be an online publication for teaching resources that will include everything from virtual patients to lab manuals. Some access requires a subscription. The portal is available on Twitter.
- MedicineNet.Com - on-line, health care media publishing company. User friendly, extensive. Some nice user guides and a good dictionary. Some entries are trying to sell you things: http://www.medicinenet.com/script/main/hp.asp
- Med Help International - a not-for-profit group, bills itself as “world’s largest health community”. Has a number of tools and apps for tracking diet, exercise, BP, water consumption, etc. :http://www.medhelp.org/home.htm
- WebMD Health. Extensive and user friendly. Nice section on "quizzes and calculators" (both on-line and downloadable apps) that contains everything from a pregnancy calculator to diet estimates to allergy triggers. Try the "Dessert Wizard" - you tell it what you ate for dessert and it tells you what you have to do for how long to burn it off (would you believe walk an hour to burn off 2 oz of a banana split?): www.webmd.com
- Formerly associated with the AAMC, "HEAL" is now on its own - Health Education Assets Library - "is a digital library that provides freely accessible digital teaching materials of the highest quality that meet the needs of today's health sciences educators and learners." Sponsored by the University of Utah Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library and J. Willard Marriott Digital Library. Extensive, international, well-organized, good search engine, user-friendly, a very useful page: http://www.healcentral.org/
- American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy: http://www.aamft.org/iMIS15/AAMFT/
- Medline Plus - You have probably already seen this, but it is an extensive and current site for everything from dictionaries to images: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/
- From the Province of British Columbia , a web page from its Ministry of Health with extensive patient education pages: http://www.healthlinkbc.ca/
- Cyberbullying - http://www.athinline.org
Perhaps not medicine per se, but more and more people have been victims, so it’s good to have a site to turn to for help and ideas.
- Medscape (emedicine) – tremendous resource, constantly being updated. Free membership, unlimited access on computers, tablets and smartphones: http://emedicine.medscape.com
- German National Library of Medicine. If the page opens in German, click on the “English” button in the upper right, but be aware that some pages will always come up in German: http://www.zbmed.de/en/home.html You might have to cut and paste this link into your search engine rather than just click on the link.
- World Health Organization - http://www.who.int/en/
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention - http://www.cdc.gov/ - more data than you can imagine, on more topics than you can guess. Diseases, travel information, healthy diets, and several encyclopedias more……..well-written and refreshed often.