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AIDSinfo
This US Department of Health site offers information on HIV/AIDS treatment, prevention, and research.

AMA Doctor Finder  
Click on Doctor Finder, an American Medical Association physician locator service that assists users in selecting a physician and verifying credentials.

CAM on PubMed  
Search for information on Complementary and Alternative Medicine on this National Institutes of Health site.

Cancer.gov  
This National Cancer Institute site provides background information, statistics and clinical trial information for all types of cancer.

ClinicalTrials.gov 
Search for public or private clinical trials in the United States or around the world at this U.S. National Institutes of Health site.

Compare My Meds  
Compare generic drug prices at Giant Eagle, Sam's Club, Target, and Wal-Mart.

Consumer Lab  
ConsumerLab.com is a provider of independent test results and information about health, wellness and nutrition products. This site gives access to unbiased information, reviews, recalls, and warnings about a variety of non-prescription medications, dietary supplements, herbal preparations, and vitamins.

DrugDigest  
DrugDigest is a noncommercial, consumer-oriented site offering drug and herb information. Compare drugs, find drug interactions, and research health conditions and treatment options.

Drugs.com  
Provides prescription drug information from the Physicians' Desk Reference and other independent medical sources.

FamilyDoctor.org  
The American Academy of Family Physicians sponsors this website of health information for the whole family. Adults, children, and teens can find health topics of concern in English and Spanish.

Genetics Home Reference: Your Guide to Understanding Genetic Conditions
Learn about the genetics of more than 800 health conditions on this National Library of Medicine site.

Herbal Safety  
This helpful site for consumers and practitioners, provided by the University of Texas at El Paso, contains information in both English and Spanish about how popular herbs work, traditional uses, safety precautions, herb-drug interactions and the results of clinical trials on herbal products. 

Hospital Compare  
The Department of Health and Human Services compares how well hospitals follow practices shown to improve care.

Lab Tests Online  
Medical laboratory societies provide everything you want to know about medicals tests, from what is measured to what the results mean, at this non-commercial site.

Leapfrog Group Hospital Quality and Safety Survey  
Find out if your local hospital follows the 30 practices that improve care.

Medicare Rights Center  
Free online counseling about Medicare.

Medline/PubMed  
The U.S. National Library of Medicine provides citations and abstracts to articles from MEDLINE and other medical journals dating back to the 1950s.

MedlinePlus  
The U.S. National Library of Medicine and the National Institutes of Health offer information on health topics, drugs, and current health news. The site also includes a medical encyclopedia and dictionary.

Merck Manual Home Edition  
Free, online version of a standard health resource that "transforms the language of the professionals' version into commonly used English while retaining the vital information about diseases, diagnosis, prevention, and treatment."

Mesothelioma  
Detailed information on asbestos, mesothelioma and other cancers caused by asbestos exposure. This website has earned HON code approval. The Health On the Net (HON)Foundation works to preserve the accuracy and trustworthiness of Web-based medical information.

National Library of Medicine  
Health information from the National Library of Medicine.

National Networks of Libraries of Medicine - Easy To Read Health & Medical Sites 
Links to easy-to-read health information for the layperson on common illnesses and conditions chosen by health professionals.

National Rehabilitation Information Center  
Provides current research and links for mental and physical disabilities and rehabilitation.

Needy Meds 
NeedyMeds is a non-profit organization that provides information on medicine and healthcare assistance programs.

Neuroscience for Kids  
Offers information on the human brain and nervous system, including the history of neuroscience, the effects of drugs on the nervous system, and explanations of neurological disorders.

Ohio Pandemic Flu 
Find out how Ohio is preparing for possible pandemic flu outbreaks at the state and local levels.

Ohio State Dental Board  
Use the Licensure Verification link to find a local dentist and get such information as educational background, age, specialty, and if the dentist has any violations.

Ohio's Best Rx  
Learn about and apply for Ohio's prescription drug discout program, find drug prices and locate pharmacies at this Ohio Attorney General site.

Oncolink - University of Pennsylvania Cancer Center  
The University of Pennsylvania's Oncolink has up-to-date information on cancer treatments.

PandemicFlu.gov  
This portal for avian and pandemic flu information is managed by the Department of Health and Human Services. It includes the number of human and animal cases worldwide.

Quackwatch  
Founded in 1969, Quackwatch, Inc. is a nonprofit which provides consumer information on health fads, myths and fraud.

Rare Diseases Database  
The National Organization for Rare Disorders maintains a rare diseases database. The free search provides a brief description and related associations. Articles and reports can be ordered; the first request is free.

RxList: the Internet Drug Index  
Provides a searchable database of information about prescription drugs. Entries include a physical description of the drug, generic and trade names, dosage and administration recommendations, side effects, and adverse reactions.

State Health Facts Online  
The Kaiser Family Foundation offers the latest state-level data on demographics, health, and health legislation.

State Medical Board of Ohio  
Includes specialty, educational background, age, and any infractions on record for Ohio physicians. Helpful in finding a doctor or for checking out your own doctor. Also includes a consumers' guide.

Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration  
This government site offers substance abuse and mental health information, statistics, links to treatment locations, and links to other federal agencies.

U.S. Pharmacopeia  
USP is an independent healthcare organization that sets standards for OTC medicines, dietary supplements, and other healthcare products. The site includes lists of USP-verified medications, a section for healthcare information and other features helpful to those seeking authoritative information on non-prescription drugs.

WebMD 
This site is a good starting point for medical searches and is constantly checked for accuracy. Has a symptom checker, health guides, and blogs.

Women's Health  
This is the federal government source for women's health information.