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Some trustworthy sources of health and medical information on the Internet:

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), located in Atlanta, Georgia, USA, is an agency of the Department of Health and Human Services. Their Mission is to promote health and quality of life by preventing and controlling disease, injury, and disability. This site contains current information on infectious diseases, information for travellers, useful fact sheets, and ongoing research. It is a great source for statistics, too.

The scope of this website is much broader but it includes health in the context of disability. This new site is a valuable resource for accessing important government sites for all aspects of daily living.


A gateway consumer health and human services information web site from the United States government. Provides links to online publications, clearinghouses, databases, web sites and support and self-help groups, as well as government agencies and not-for-profit organizations that produce reliable information for the public.


Provides links to specific, evaluated information resources on the World Wide Web selected by librarians and information professionals at leading academic medical centers in the Midwest. Published by the University of Wisconsin.


Health information compiled by Johns Hopkins includes a health library, interactive features and links to national organizations, including the American Medical Association, National Institutes of Health and the National Health Council.
Mayo Clinic Health Oasis
An easy-to-understand information resource on health and medical topics with new information Added daily.


The National Library of Medicine's search service to access the 9 million citations in MEDLINE and Pre-MEDLINE (with links to participating on-line journals) and other related databases.

National Institutes of Health -- Health Information Index

Information on diseases currently under investigation by the National Institutes of Health or NIH supported scientists, major NIH research areas and important health-related topics.

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Last Updated: 3-2-2006

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