Health & Medicine

General Health Information

American Indian Health
This site is an information portal to issues affecting the health and well-being of American Indians.

FamilyDoctor.org
This is a great site for typical family health issues that is hosted by the American Academy of Family Physicians.

Medicare
Visit the official U.S. government site for information on doctors, prescription drug plans, and more.

MedlinePlus
Health information from the National Institutes of Health, including consumer health, prescription drugs, and interactive videos.

WebMD
Find consumer health information, reviews, and facilitated community forums. Includes pet health.

Medical Research
EBSCO CINAHL Database
Access EBSCO CINAHL Database from outside the library (library card required)
The Montana Library Network provides us with access to the CINAHL (Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health) Database. CINAHL with Full Text is the world's most comprehensive source of full text for nursing and allied health journals, providing full text for more than 580 journals indexed in CINAHL. This authoritative file contains full text for many of the most used journals in the CINAHL index with no embargo. With full-text coverage dating back to 1981, CINAHL with Full Text is the definitive research tool for all areas of nursing and allied health literature.

Cancer.gov
Cancer information is provided from the National Cancer Institute.

Merck Manual

Search this comprehensive online medical library for consumers and medical professionals.

Tools for Evaluating Health Information
A User's Guide to Finding and Evaluating Health Information on the Web
Created by the Medical Library Association, this consumer resource provides guidelines on finding the highest quality health information on the web, as well as providing examples of the best health websites. Included in this guide are general research starting points as well as specific sites for cancer, diabetes, and heart disease.

Deciphering Medspeak
This site has online brochures designed to help understand medical terminology. These brochures are available in English, English Plain Language (low literacy), and Spanish versions. Topics include breast cancer, diabetes, heart disease, eye disease, HIV/AIDS, prescriptions, and strokes.

Medical Information on the Internet Tutorial: Guide for Health Reporters and Consumers
This is a web-based tutorial to lead health reporters and consumers to quality health care information on the Internet.