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Health, Environment, Science and Technology Reporting: Health Resources
Resources to help do research in the fields of health, environment, science, and technology.
MedlinePlus is a resource from the National Library of Medicine that is available on the open Internet. Provides information on health topics and drugs, dictionaries and encyclopedias, physician and hospital directories, and more. It is aimed at the general public.
MedlinePlus is the National Institutes of Health's Web site for patients and their families and friends. Produced by the National Library of Medicine, it brings you information about diseases, conditions, and wellness issues in language you can understand. MedlinePlus offers reliable, up-to-date health information, anytime, anywhere, for free.
You can use MedlinePlus to learn about the latest treatments, look up information on a drug or supplement, find out the meanings of words, or view medical videos or illustrations. You can also get links to the latest medical research on your topic or find out about clinical trials on a disease or condition.
Provides up-to-date information on infectious disease outbreaks and other public health issues. The CDC is a federal agency dedicated to combating disease. It contains authoritative information and recommendations for physicians and the public. Often has information on international disease outbreaks.
For over 60 years, CDC has been dedicated to protecting health and promoting quality of life through the prevention and control of disease, injury, and disability. We are committed to programs that reduce the health and economic consequences of the leading causes of death and disability, thereby ensuring a long, productive, healthy life for all people.
The National Institutes of Health (NIH), a part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services , is the nation’s medical research agency—making important discoveries that improve health and save lives.
WHO is the directing and coordinating authority for health within the United Nations system. It is responsible for providing leadership on global health matters, shaping the health research agenda, setting norms and standards, articulating evidence-based policy options, providing technical support to countries and monitoring and assessing health trends.
Part of the CDC. Provides statistics on births, marriages, deaths, illnesses. If you want to know how many children died of AIDS in the United States in 2004 or which states had the highest number of cancer cases, this is the place to go.
Fulltext access to selected scholarly journals and e-books. Citations and abstracts for books and journals outside of SBU's fulltext subscription. Covers all disciplines with emphasis in the sciences (including medicine) and social sciences.
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Date coverage varies. Medicine, nursing, dentistry, veterinary medicine, the health care system, pre-clinical sciences, etc. Uses MeSH (Medical Subject Headings) indexing with tree, tree hierarchy, subheadings and explosion capabilities to search citations from over 4,800 current biomedical journals. Created by the National Library of Medicine.
1950-present. Medicine, nursing, dentistry, veterinary medicine, the health care system, pre-clinical sciences, etc. Uses MeSH (Medical Subject Headings) indexing with tree, tree hierarchy, subheadings and explosion capabilities to search citations from over 4,800 current biomedical journals. Created by the National Library of Medicine.
PubMed provides a variety of tutorials to help improve your search results.
"HealthNewsReview.org evaluates health care journalism, advertising, marketing, public relations and other messages that may influence consumers and provides criteria that consumers can use to evaluate these messages themselves. Improving the quality and flow of health care news and information to consumers can be a significant step towards meaningful health care reform."
Thanks to Elizabeth Bass
This page is based in large part on Elizabeth Bass' Background Sources for Health and Medical Reporting handout.
From the NY State Department of Health Office of Professional Medical Conduct. Provides a search for physicians, physicians assistants, and specialist assistants who have been disciplined since 1990. Open investigations are not included. For actions prior to 1990, contact the Office of Progessional Misconduct.
From the Office of Inspector General Department of Health & Human Services. Provides a searchable database of health care practitioners who have been excluded from participation in the Medicare, Medicaid and all Federal health care programs. Great place to find a list of doctors who have defaulted on their health education assistance loans.