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The selected medical web sites are designed for educational purposes only, and are not engaged in rendering medical advice or professional services. Any medical decisions should be made in consultation with your physician.

When evaluating medical web sites, it is important to look at the sponsoring agency. Favor those sites developed by the federal government or by a national organization doing research in your field. Also watch for currency.

Health & Medicine Websites
First place to start is MEDLINE Plus
Click on Health Topics to Begin
Then check these additional Health Websites
American Board of Medical Specialties Physician Locator
American Medical Association
Including JAMA -Journal of the American Medical Association
Cancer Websites
    Herbs and Botanicals -Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center presents evidence-based information on the use of herbs, botanicals and supplements
    Oncolink- Information from the University of Pennsylvania Abramson Cancer Center
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Including medical information for travelers

Clinical Trials
Searchable site from the US National Institutes of Health
Free, accurate and independent advice on more than 24,000 prescription drugs, over the counter medicines and natural products
Drug Information Portal
Quick access to quality drug information from the National Library of Medicine
PA Dietic Association links to PA Growth Screening Program Information & other nutrition information
Family Doctor
Health Information for the whole family from the American Academy of Family Physicians
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Health Insurance Marketplace
Find answers to your questions about the Health Insurance Marketplace. Enrollment opens October 1, 2013 and closes March 1, 2014.
Household Products Database
Information about household products and their potential health effects from the US Department of Health and Human Services
From the medical experts of the Nemours Foundation
Lab Tests Online
Search by disease or by the name of the test
Including prescription drug sites
Merck Manuals
Online versions of the Merck Manuals of Medical Information (Home Edition), of Health and Aging, of Diagnosis and Therapy, and of Geriatrics
Research based information from the National Institutes of Health.
Nursing Home Comparisons
Information about past performance of every Medicare and Medicaid certified nursing home in the country

Pennsylvania Health Care Cost Containment Council
Including Hospital Performance Reports
Philadelphia Health Resources
Regional Health resources presented by the College of Physicians of Philadelphia
Index to medical articles from the National Library of Medicine
Find health and human services available in Chester County. A service of the Chester County Department of Human Services
Tox Town
Interactive guide to toxic substances and environmental health from the National Library of Medicine

Last Modified: 3/3/14

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