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Mary Chitty, MSLS
Last revised September 10, 2019

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Bandolier, National Health Service R & D Directorate, Oxford, UK  Evidence based medicine.

CenterWatch  proprietary data and information analysis on clinical trials through a variety of newsletters, books, databases, market research, benchmark reports and information services used by all industry professionals involved in the management and conduct of clinical trials.

Federal Health Information Centers and Clearinghouses  National Health Information Center, Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Office of Public Health and Science, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

Genetic & Rare Disease Information Center

HealthfinderR   Health and wellness topics,  Personalized preventive services recommendatio

Mayo Clinic  Diseases and conditions, symptoms, procedures, drugs and supplements

MedlinePlus Health Information, National Library of Medicine, US  Medical encyclopedia 

Merck Manual of Diagnosis & Therapy  

Merck Food & Fitness   Healthy eating

National Institutes of Health website   Use the site search engine.

National Institute on Aging Health Information A to Z

Patients Like Me  Our digital health learning system uses the most advanced technologies to help you better understand wellness, aging, and disease. As new understanding emerges, you will gain access to tools, information and connections—to people like you—to find a clearer path forward to your own future health.

PubMed (Medline), National Library of Medicine, US   

Health A to Z, Drugs & Supplements, Living Healthy, Family & Pregnancy, News & Experts

What did my doctor say? Medical Library Association

Patient resources
American Library Association, Reference and User Services Association, Health and Medical References Guidelines 
Health and Human Services, What HHS can do for your family The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) provides the social safety net that helps struggling Americans and their families. With the recent expansion of services, many Americans may not realize that they qualify for HHS services and resources.
Medical Library Association, Find good health information: Resources for Health Consumers and patients  Here are a few ideas for filtering the available web pages to a manageable number:
Medline Plus Evaluating Health Information 

NCBI PubMed Health

Biology for non-biologists   Patient resources: Cancer

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