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health & medical sites

American Cancer Society

Fighting cancer with research, education, patient care, and rehabilitation.

www.cancer.org - Organization

Center for Disease Control

HSS agency charged with protecting the public health and safety.

www.cdc.gov - Government


Easy-to-read drug information and useful online tools including a pill identifier.

www.drugs.com - Information Site

Department of Health and Human Services

Principal agency for protecting the health of U.S. citizens.

www.hhs.gov - Government

Everyday Health

Personalized health advice, tools, and communities.

www.everydayhealth.com - Information Site

Hardin MD

Thousands of links to high quality health information and photos.

hardinmd.lib.uiowa.edu/ - Directory

Mayo Clinic

Award-winning medical and health information for healthy living.

www.mayoclinic.com - Information Site

Med Terms

Easy-to-understand explanations of more than 16,000 medical terms.

www.medterms.com - Dictionary

Medi Lexicon

Search over 200,000 medical terms, ICD-9 codes, hospitals, and more.

www.medilexicon.com - Dictionary


Medical information for specialists, physicians, and industry professionals.

www.medscape.com - Information Site

Medical Student

Links to authoritative medical information for students of medicine.

www.medicalstudent.com - Free Text Books


Authoritative medical information for consumers.

www.medicinenet.com - Information Site

Medline Plus

Diseases, symptoms, injuries, and more with photographs and illustrations.

www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus - Government

Merck Manuals

The world's most widely-used medical guides, available online.

merckmanuals.com - Information Site

National Institutes of Health

Focal point for medical research in the United States.

www.nih.gov - Government


Drug information for consumers and medical health professionals.

www.rxlist.com - Information Site


Thousands of medical entries from abdomen to zygote.

www.webmd.com - Information Site

medical journals

BioMed Central

Provides open access to hundreds of peer-reviewed medical journals.

www.biomedcentral.com - Free Medical Journals

Free Medical Journals

Site that promotes and links to free full-text medical journals and resources.

www.freemedicaljournals.com - Also: Free Medical Books


The most widely circulated peer-reviewed medical journal in the world.

jamanetwork.com - Medical Journal

New England Journal of Medicine

Publishes new medical research findings, review articles, and editorial opinion.

nejm.org - Medical Journal

PubMed Central

Free digital archive of biomedical and life sciences journal literature.

ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/ - Medical Journal

teen health

Pregnancy Helpline

Education and information for those experiencing pregnancy related issues.

www.thehelpline.org - Pregnancy

Girls Health

Reliable, supportive health information for girls ages 10 to 16.

www.girlshealth.gov - Girls Health

Teens Health

Honest information and advice about health, relationships, and growing up.

www.kidshealth.org/teen - Teen Health

Partnership for a Drug Free America

Answers and guidance on drug abuse, prevention, and treatment.

www.drugfree.org - Teen Health