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Health Web Links
Useful websites compiled by Belvedere-Tiburon librarians.

New!Affordable Care Act Information
Check this page for links to the information you need to make decisions on your health care within the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare).

California Quality of Care Report Card
Annual report providing comparative information on the performance of California's largest HMOs and medical groups.

CancerNet
National Cancer Institute's site for comprehensive information on cancer. Includes links for finding clinical trials.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Current health news, terrorism and public health information, travelers' health updates, and fact sheets on diseases and other health topics.

Clinical Trials
Registry of federally and privately supported clinical trials conducted in the U.S. and around the world.

Consumer Health Complete (In-Library use only))
Consumer Health Complete (Access from home)
Comprehensive resource for consumer-oriented health content. This full text database covers topics such as aging, cancer, diabetes, drugs & alcohol, fitness, nutrition & dietetics, children's health, men & women's health, etc.

Healthfinder
Comprehensive guide to reliable health information sponsored by U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services & the Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion.

HealthGrades
Free hospital ratings for treatment of common conditions and inexpensive physician quality reports that may be purchased and viewed online.

Mayo Clinic
Health, fitness, and nutrition information and management tools, good source for drug information. This site features slide shows for some topics.

Medical Board of California
On this site you can look up specific physician and other healing arts professionals license information, including disciplinary actions.

MEDLINE plus
Possibly the best medical resource on the web. Full medical encyclopedia, multimedia tutorials, drug info and much more. Sponsored by the U.S. National Library of Medicine and the National Institutes of Health.

Merck Manuals
Search the online versions of these well-known Merck publications: The Merck Manual of Diagnosis and Therapy, The Merck Manual of Medical Information--Home Edition, The Merck Manual of Geriatrics, and The Merck Veterinary Manual.

National Women's Health Information Center
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' source for free, reliable women's health information.

Pubmed
Search engine used to access citations, abstracts, and some full text articles on life sciences and biomedical topics. Geared toward medical professionals.

Salem Health (In-Library use only)
Salem Health (Access from home or work; Belvedere & Tiburon residents only)
Searchable access to Magill's Medical Guide and Salem Health: Cancer. Authoritative source for general health and medical information with additional coverage of cancer topics.

WebMD Health
Find health articles and information, connect to diet and health management tools, find your BMI, locate a doctor, and much more.

Your Disease Risk
Interactive surveys from the Harvard Center for Cancer Prevention to help you assess your risk of diabetes, stroke, cancer, heart disease and osteoporosis.