Health Resource Guide

 

General

MedlinePLUS
A website created for consumers by the National Library of Medicine. Find health topics, look up drug information, learn through interactive tutorials. Read the latest health news stories, or use the medical encyclopedia to find articles, pictures and photographs.

Health and Wellness Resource Center
A comprehensive resource providing integrated access to medical, statistical, health, and related information.

FamilyDoctor
This website is operated by the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP), a national medical organization representing more than 93,700 family physicians, family practice residents, and medical students.

Find Healthcare Providers in Rhode Island
Look here for licensed physicians, physician assistants, and nurse practitioners practicing in the state.

Health Finder
A “gateway” website for health and human services information from the US Government. Healthfinder can lead you to selected online publications, clearinghouses, databases, web sites, and support.

Complementary and Alternative Medicine

National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine
From the National Institutes of Health, this site is “dedicated to exploring complementary and alternative healing practices in the context of rigorous science.” Includes fact sheets about complementary and alternative medical (CAM) practices and links to other CAM sites

Information on Specific Diseases

National Cancer Institute
Official site for the National Institute of Health’s principal agency for cancer research. Includes links to clinical trials.

American Heart Association

The website includes links to patient and caregiver information on heart conditions, cardiovascular disease, strokes and heart attacks.

National Organization for Rare Disorders
The National Organization for Rare Disorders is dedicated to helping people with rare, orphan diseases. Includes a rare disease, organization and orphan drug database. Diseases are listed alphabetically for easy access.

Information on Medical Tests

Lab Tests Online
Designed as a single resource where people can find up-to-date lab testing information vital to the understanding and management of their health.

Online Medical Libraries and Doctor Finders

Directory of Health Organizations
An online directory of over 9,000 health-related organizations and other resources which are willing to respond to public inquiries

Medem
Medem is an information partnership of medical societies and other trusted sources, that provide a full range of patient education information. The website has won many awards for the quality, breadth and depth of health care information it provides.

Information on Medical Doctors

American Board of Medical Specialties
American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS) offers a searchable database to verify a physician’s qualifications and board certification in 24 medical specialties.

Quack Watch

Quackwatch Inc. is an American non-profit organization that aims to “combat health-related frauds, myths, fads, fallacies, and misconduct” with a primary focus on providing “quackery-related information that is difficult or impossible to get elsewhere.” Since 1996, it has operated the website, Quackwatch.org, which contains articles and other types of information criticizing many forms of alternative medicine.