Sites Related to Health Care
About the Heart and Its Care
and Infection Control Sites
Health Care Information
The Journal of the American Medical Association
The Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) provides
past and current online versions of the journal for download.
The site also includes many links to current medical research
Annals of Internal Medicine
The American College of Physicians established this site to
provide online access to annal issues and information for
readers and authors/reviewers.
Health Science Library
McMaster University’s Health Sciences Library provides health
care information resources for schools of medicine, nursing,
and rehabilitation sciences, including e-journals and e-books.
Features of this site include the Medical News, which provides
a convenient way for physicians, researchers, and other medical
professionals to stay informed about developments in their
The Medical Library Association provides health sciences information
for health professionals.
The Medem Network
Medem provides a physician-patient communications network.
If their physician is a member, clients can make appointments,
request an online consultation, and so on. A medical library
is also provided.
The site features the women’s health expert and advocate Dr.
Donnica Moore. The site provides current news and a wide range
of links dealing with a variety of women’s health topics.
The American Cancer Online Resources (ACOR) offers online
access to resources that provide support, information, and
community to everyone affected by cancer and related disorders.
American Society of Clinical Oncology
This site provides information about various types of cancers
and their respective treatments, clinical trials, and side
effects. This site is consumer oriented, but can also be of
use to health care professionals. It also provides a community
center for people living with cancer and those who care about
HealthWeb is a collaborative project of the National Network
of Libraries of Medicine (NMLM) and the Committee for Institutional
Cooperation. It provides access to multiple health libraries
and has a searchable database for health care professionals
The Medical Transcription Education Center provides this medical
transcription and terminology site. It includes links to medical
and surgical information, a medical dictionary, and an A-Z
index of new terminology.
MedicineNet, Inc. provides medical information for diseases
and conditions, procedures and tests, medications, and medical
terminology. This site is consumer oriented, but could also
be of use to health care professionals.
The Physician Desk Reference (PDR) offers a free patient education
Web site. It offers information on diseases, health and wellness,
drugs, and clinical trials.
RxList provides a searchable index for prescription drugs
as well as a health library. A licensed pharmacist maintains
Government Sites Related to Health Care
The Department of Health and Human Services
The Department of Health and Human Services, (HHS), is the
United States government's principal agency for protecting
the health of all Americans and providing essential human
services. The Web site provides information for consumers
on diseases and conditions, safety and wellness, families
and children, drug and food information, and a variety of
The United States Department of Agriculture
The USDA provides the public and professionals information
related to a wide range of topics including the food and nutrition,
laws and regulations, agriculture, etc.
healthfinder is a resource for finding government and nonprofit
health and human services information on the Internet from
over 1,700 health-related organizations. Includes a health
library, health news, online quizzes, and a directory of its
Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is
an agency within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Programs.
CMS responsibilities include Medicare, Medicaid, and State
Children's Health Insurance Program. The Web portal provides
access to links and information relating to each agency.
The National Cancer Institute provides information on a wide
range of topics including research programs, clinical trials,
and specific cancer information. Much of the information is
consumer oriented, but can also be of use to health care professionals.
National Institutes of Health
This site offers a wide range of information on the human
body, wellness, and diseases. The site also offers links related
the National Institutes of Health 27 different programs.
National Library of Medicine
The National Library of Medicine, the world’s largest medical
library, offers information on medical care, medications,
diseases, conditions, and diagnostic tests. The sites allow
professionals and consumers to connect with a search service
providing access to citations and other related resources
including peer-reviewed medical and scientific journals.
The National Women's Health Information Center created this
Web site and a toll-free hot line to provide free, reliable
health information for women everywhere. This site is consumer
oriented, but can also be of use to health care professionals
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) provides the latest
news on approved drugs and treatments for the general public
as well as professionals. The site provides interactive forums
and bulletin boards for exchanging information, opinions,
and comments on FDA proposals.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Web portal provides
public and professional access to information concerning their
mission of protecting human health and safeguarding the natural
environment. The site contains a human health section with
such topics as children's health, aging initiative, and school
The National Institute of Drug Abuse
The National Institute of Drug Abuse, (NIDA), provides information
on drug abuse and its effects on the brain and behavior. The
site focuses on the transfer of scientific data and general
information to policy makers, drug abuse practitioners, other
health care practitioners, and the general public.
This site provides nurses with health information from over
30 top nursing journals, professional development information,
and career advancement support.
The American Nurses Association sponsors the site developed
for nurses by nurses. Features include career information
and an online journal version of the magazine Nursing.
NurseWeek offers links to continuing-education books, videos
and CDs as well as current issues of NurseWeek magazine articles.
The site also features employment resources.
National Council of State Boards of Nursing
The NCSBN Web site provides information about the organization’s
role in regulating the practice of nursing, disseminating
data related to licensing nurses, and conducting public health
and welfare research.
National League for Nursing
The National League for Nursing (NLN) maintains this Web portal
with a focus on nursing education. The site offers information
on the NLN public policy agenda for nursing workforce development
in addition to nursing news, career opportunities, and a nursing
American Academy of Nurse Practitioners
The Web site of The Academy of Nurse Practitioners offers
information on their professional membership organization
in addition to access to health care and research information
for practitioners. The site also offers an online newsletter
and nursing career resources.
American Assembly for Men in Nursing
The Academy of Men in Nursing is an organization that was
formed to provide a framework for male nurses to meet, discuss,
and influence factors which affect other male nurses. Their
Web site offers information about men's health issues, men
in nursing, and nursing knowledge at the local and national
American Association of Colleges of Nursing
The American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) is
a national organization for university and four-year-college
education programs in nursing. AACN’s Web site offers information
on education, research, and government affairs, along with
other nursing-related topics.
American Association of Managed Care Nurses
The American Association of Managed Care Nurses hosts this
site to provide information specifically related to managed
care. Their goal is to help nurses become successful in their
local marketplace by providing member services, education,
and communication. The site provides online issues of The
Journal of Managed Care Medicine.
Wound Ostomy and Continence Nurses Society
The Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nurses Society (WOCN) is
a professional, international nursing organization whose members
are experts in the care of patients with wound, ostomy, and
continence problems. The WOCN Web site features educational
information, meeting dates, and literature review links.
Association of Nurses in AIDS Care
The Association of Nurses in AIDS Care is a non-profit, professional
nursing organization. The site offers information on professional
development of nurses involved in the delivery of health care
to persons affected by the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV)
and links to related AIDS issues.
The American Association of Medical Assistants
The American Association of Medical Assistants utilizes this
site to promote the medical assisting profession. The site
includes links to the AAMA journals as well as information
on re-certification and education.
World Health Organization
WHO’s mission is to raise global health to the highest possible
level. The site is the home for the World Health Organization
library database (WHOLIS) and many other informational sources
for the public and health professionals. WHO is sponsored
by the United Nations.
American Hospital Association
The American Hospital Association Web site was formed to aid
in the communication between hospital administrators across
the U.S. The AHA site provides resources and information channels
for the education of health care leaders and is a source of
information on health care issues and trends for patients
and healthcare professionals.
American Heart Association
The American Heart Association provides information for the
public about ways to reduce disability and death from cardiovascular
diseases and stroke. The site focuses on public education
and prevention. Links to warning signs, diseases and conditions,
and healthy lifestyles are featured.
The National Association for Public Health
Statistics and Information Systems
NAPHSIS is a national association that provides state vital
records and public health statistics. The site provides a
forum for the study, discussion, and solution of problems
related to the effective administration of public health statistics
and information systems.
The American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP), a national
medical organization representing family physicians, family
practice residents and medical students, operates this site.
It features a broad range of family related health topics
written and reviewed by physicians and patient education professionals.
The Web portal for the Assisted Living Federation of America
provides information concerning careers, industry news, and
consumer updates for the assisted living industry and the
population it serves.
Homecare Online is the National Association for Home Care
and Hospice's (HAHC) virtual headquarters. The site provides
information for home-care practitioners on professional development,
federal and state regulations, and better serving patients.
All About the Heart and Its Care
The Heart: An Online Exploration
The Franklin Institute Science Museum provides a virtual tour
of the human heart. The site features a detailed description
of the hearts anatomy utilizing photos and text.
The Auscultation Assistant
This Web site provides heart sounds, heart murmurs, and breathe
sounds in order to help medical students and others improve
their physical diagnosis skills.
Heart and Stroke Encyclopedia
The American Heart Association’s Web portal provides an A
to Z list of heart and stroke topics. This site is consumer
oriented, but can also be of use to health care professionals.
Medical registrars from New Zealand and Wales have made their
recordings of ECGs available in a 12-lead format. The type
of heart condition groups the recordings.
The patient information site sponsored by the HealthScout
Network offers educational resources on heart health including
a link to an interactive 3-D heart model.
The American College of Cardiology (ACC) provides a framework
of evidence-based clinical statements & guidelines developed
by leaders in the field of cardiovascular medicine to help
address contemporary practice issues.
Patient Care Sites
Basic Clinical Skills
The University of Florida School of Medicine provides this
medical student resource site. Links include a physical exam
study guide and corresponding lecture slides.
Footcare Direct provides a patient oriented site that provides
a wide range of resources concerning foot care.
The American Health Assistance Foundation
The American Health Assistance Foundation (AHAF) provides
a Web site that contains links to other sites that discuss
research, public education, and emergency financial assistance
for patients and caregivers of Alzheimer’s and other age-related
The Case Management Services of the San Diego County Mental
Health Services provides an online version of the Caregiver’s
Caregiving.com provides resources that focus on the caregiver’s
needs. Topics include managing stress, making decisions, and
finding the meaning of the tasks related to caring for an
Safety and Infection Control
Occupational Safety and Health Administration
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) site
includes news, statistics, publications, regulations, standards,
and reference resources on an extensive list of on-the-job
safety related topics.
Center for Aids Prevention Studies
The Center for Aids Prevention and Studies site offers information
about their interdisciplinary research on methods to prevent
HIV infection. The program targets researchers, community-based
organizations, and health professionals.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
The CDC offers information for consumers and public health
professionals on public health concerns, including the latest
information on emerging infectious diseases, tuberculosis
elimination, and hospital infection programs.
Features include fire safety education, resources, and news.
The site also provides links to other fire safety organizations.
HIV and Hepatitis.com
Features include a searchable database and informational links
for each disease. The site offers articles that have been
updated three times a week by a group of highly regarded researchers.
Hepatitis C: An Epidemic for Anyone
The site was designed and developed by the former Surgeon
General C. Everett Koop. Features include chronicles from
medical experts, caregivers, and patients as well as a forum
Geriatric Care Sites
Administration on Aging
The Federal Government portal provides information on programs
offering services and opportunities for older Americans and
The ElderWeb portal includes thousands of reviewed links to
information on long term care, a searchable database of organizations,
and a library of articles. The site also features information
on designing Web pages that are fully accessible to all readers.
The American Geriatrics Society
The AGS is a professional organization of health care providers
dedicated to improving the health and well-being of older
adults. The site offers information for geriatrics health
care professionals, the public, and other concerned individuals
dedicated to improving quality of life of all older people.
Senior Sites is a source of non-profit housing and services
American Association of Homes and Services
for the Aging
The AAHSA represents not-for-profit nursing homes, continuing-care
retirement communities, assisted-living and senior housing
facilities, and home and community-based service providers.
The site features links for consumers, professionals, and
The National Council on Aging
This site provides information for improving the health and
independence of older people. The site features links to information
on workforce development, research, and publications.