Health-Related Reference Tools

Many of these websites containing reference materials of all kinds have been gathered from's Reference Pick of the Day.


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Health-related Reference Tools
AAHA--find a veterinary hospital near you or nearly anywhere you want to go
Complete home medical guide--A comprehensive home reference that teaches you about your body in sickness and health
Dairy Fairy--Bovine mascot for the Kraft Cheese dairy products. Wearing a yellow crown, the Diary Fairy is a fairy godmother who carries a magic wand and flits about on a set of blue wings. Her mission, in a series of animated cartoon ads, was to push the "udderly" tasty goodness and the calcium packed nutrients found in such merchandise as Kraft Singles - a favorite of kids (and adults) everywhere.
Diagnostic Tests Information--information on diagnostic tests on many medical procedures from simple throat cultures to bone marrow biopsies

Family Doctor--presents health information for the whole family and is operated by the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP)
Health Finder--This site can lead you to selected online publications, clearinghouses, databases, web sites, and support and self-help groups, as well as the government agencies and not-for-profit organizations.
Health Search--This site allows you to search for the genetic term or health subject that you are interested in.
Injury Prevention--sections for kids, teens, parents, and health care professionals, this site provides safety tips for a wide range of activities
Mayo Clinic--This site answers questions from readers like you. Browse by specialty or search by topic to find an answer. If the answers provided here do not help, you can submit a question directly to the Clinic and then check back at their site to see if they answered it.
MedTerms--Site features encyclopedic dictionary of over 9,000 classic and contemporary medical terms. Written entirely by physicians for both professional and non-professional readers site assists  everyone concerned about health -- their health and the health of those that matter to them
Mental Health--This site, by the National Mental Health Information Center, is a clearinghouse for information and resources, news, and reading material on mental health issues and conditions.
National Center for Health Statistics--provides addresses and price information for obtaining vital records from all 50 states as well as Puerto Rico, Guam, and the Canal Zone; obtain Birth, Death, Marriage, and Divorce Certificates.
National Eye Institute--health information about care and protection of your eyes, including: Diseases

National Library of Medicine-- provides resources on mental and physical health
and Disorders, Basic Eye Anatomy, Eye Care Resources, much more
NIH Health Information Index 2000--Gateway to a complete index of health information for researchers, healthcare professionals, public and patients, educators and the media. Excellent ready reference covers virtually all healthcare topics and conditions
The Merck Manual of Geriatrics--Site provides information on nursing care, pharmacy issues, discussions of the best drugs for the elderly. Also included are chapters on dementia, Alzheimer's disease, rehabilitation, respiratory failure, and managed care
VA Benefits and Services--guides veterans to extensive information about the following benefits and services: burial and memorial (including order forms for headstones), health, compensation and pension, vocational rehabilitation and employment, home loans, insurance, education, and the appeals process
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