Health

Alternative Medicine

  • Herb Med - HerbMed is an interactive, electronic herbal database. It provides hyperlinked access to scientific and medical research articles on the use of herbs for treating medical conditions. This evidence-based information resource is for professionals, researchers and the general public. Select "HerbMed" from the left-hand margin.
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  • National Center for Complementary and Integrative Medicine - General information about alternative and complementary therapies with links to research studies currently being conducted on alternative therapies for Alzheimer disease, AIDS, cancer, asthma, sleep disorders, neurologic conditions and prostate disease.
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Children’s Health

  • Family Doctor - American Academy of Family Physicians site describing conditions relating to family health.
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  • KidsHealth - Resources for young children and teens, parents and professionals on children’s health issues.
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Food & Nutrition

  • Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition - The Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition (CFSAN) of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration regulates all foods except meat, poultry and egg products to make sure such food is safe to eat. Locate food recalls.
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  • Nutrition Data - On Nutrition Data you’ll find detailed nutrition information, plus unique analysis tools that tell you more about how foods affect your health and make it easier to choose healthy foods, such as a daily needs calculator, BMI calculator and recipe analyzer.
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General Health

  • Affordable Care Act Resources - website with information about the new health care act. All resources listed here are available to all Connecticut students, faculty and residents.
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  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention - The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is an agency of the United States Department of Health and Human Services. Includes information on disease outbreaks, health topics and emergency preparedness.
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  • UCONN Health Sciences Library - University of Connecticut Health Center Library’s consumer health information program for Connecticut residents and public libraries.  Research service for Connecticut consumers with personal medical questions. Helpful tips for doing your own research.
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  • Food and Drug Administration - Select the "Drug Information Pathfinder," under the "Drug Information" tab to read about recent drug approvals, generic drugs, drug safety and adverse drug reactions, imports and buying drugs on the Internet, clinical trials, the drug review process, and dietary supplements. From the main page, there is a link to a catalog of FDA approved drugs, an inactive ingredient database, and the safety and adverse event reporting program. Subscribe to their daily or weekly updates of important drug news.
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  • HealthPocket - This is a free website that shows all insurance plans in your region and lets you filter them by cost, prescription coverage and other details. HealthPocket searches for individual plans as well as Medicare, Medigap, short-term medical insurance, dental insurance, and small business plans.
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  • Healthfinder - From the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, a gateway to consumer information on diseases, medical conditions, health promotion and many other topics.
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  • Mayo Clinic - From the famed Mayo Clinic, information on diseases and conditions, treatment decisions, drugs and supplements, healthy living, and health assessment tools. Special features include online videos of exercises, diagnostic tests, surgical procedures, medical conditions, healthy recipes and self-care information.
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  • MedlinePlus - Information on over 750 diseases and medical conditions, with links to relevant citations and abstracts of medical journal articles.
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  • National Institute on Aging - Find science-based information on health,  aging and Alzheimer's. Get research news and funding opportunities from the National Institute on Aging at the National Institutes on Health
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  • National Library of Medicine - The National Library of Medicine (NLM), on the campus of the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland, is the world’s largest medical library. The Library collects materials and provides information and research services in all areas of biomedicine and health care.
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  • Nursing Home Comparison - Provides detailed information about the performance of every Medicare and Medicaid certified nursing home in the country. Searchable by state. Includes a guide to choosing a nursing home and a nursing home checklist to help make informed choices.
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  • Science Reference Center - A comprehensive research database that provides access to full-text, science-oriented content. Contains full text for hundreds of science encyclopedias, reference books, periodicals and other sources. Topics include biology, chemistry, earth and space science, environmental science, health and medicine, history of science, life science, physics, scientists, technology and wildlife.
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Hospitals

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  • Hartford Hospital - A multi specialty community and teaching hospital with Level 1 trauma services providing  health care services to the residents of Connecticut since 1854.
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  • University of Connecticut Health Center - The University of Connecticut Health Center is composed of the School of Medicine, School of Dental Medicine, John Dempsey Hospital, the UConn Medical Group, UConn Health Partners and University Dentists in Farmington, CT.
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  • US News Directory of American’s Hospitals - The U.S. News/American Hospital Association Directory provides key information on over 5,000 hospitals nationwide. Search by hospital type, location, services offered, etc.
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Physicians

  • American Board of Medical Specialties - Verify the certification status of any physician in the 24 specialties of the ABMS. Registration is required (free) and each user is limited to five searches in a 24-hour period.
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  • Physician Profiles - Connecticut Department of Public Health - Profiles of all physicians practicing in Connecticut. Includes information on education, special training, specialties, honors and awards, publications, disciplinary actions and medical malpractice claims. For additional information on physician disciplinary actions read the Regulatory Action Reports. These reports include disciplinary actions and sanctions against doctors, nurses, allied health professionals, day care centers, nursing homes and others.
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