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Health Resources (U.S.) - Federal Sources

NOTE:  Be sure to also check the demographic and mapping resources available from the Scholars' Lab
See also Congressional Budget Office's Analysis of the Major Health Care Legislation Enacted in March 2010

Health Resources (U.S.) - for Articles and Consumer Information

  • Healthfinder
    The Department of Health and Human Services' consumer health information site.
  • MEDLINE/PubMed
    Search the public version of the National Library of Medicine's MEDLINE databases and get other health related information.
  • MEDLINE plus Health Information
    Find information on hundreds of diseases, conditions, and medical issues. Use medical dictionaries and encyclopedias and locate doctors and hospitals.
  • MMWR Weekly Report
    Covers data on specific diseases as reported by state and territorial health depts; reports on infectious and chronic diseases, environmental hazards, natural or human-generated disasters, occupational diseases, injuries & intentional and unintentional injuries. Also included: reports on topics of international interest and notices of events of interest to the public health community. In Print: Government Information, Alderman Library Third floor New Stacks, Call No: HE 20.7009/2-2:48.
  • National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion Publications
    Lists the Center's publications available online. See especially Chronic Disease Notes & Reports (CDNR) and Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System
  • National Women's Health Information Center
    Department of Health and Human Services' one-stop gateway for women seeking health information. NWHIC is a free information and resource service on women's health issues designed for the health care professionals, researchers, educators, and students.
  • See also Kaiser Family Foundation.
    A non-proft group. Major source for research, analyis and information for health care policy in the U.S.

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