Health & Medicine

Health & Medicine

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Health and Medicine Reference Shelf
Search the Gale Encyclopedia of Medicine, the Gale Encyclopedia of Alternative Medicine, the Gale Encyclopedia of Cancer, and the UXL Encyclopedia of Diseases and Disorders. 

Salem Health
Search Salem Press’s award-winning health reference works.

Recommended Free Websites:

Cancer.Gov (National Cancer Institute)
Accurate, up-to-date, comprehensive cancer information from the U.S. government’s principal agency for cancer research. Includes a search for clinical trials.

Centers for Disease Control
CDC’s primary online communication channel. Includes statistics, traveler’s health, workplace safety, environmental health, emergency and disaster information.

Frederick Doctors
Directory of doctors associated with Frederick Memorial Hospital

Health Finder
Reliable health information from the Federal government. Includes quick guides to healthy living and personal interactive health tools.

Kids Health
Information about health, behavior, and development from before birth through the teen years. Produced by Nemours, one of the largest nonprofit organizations devoted to children’s health.

Mayo Clinic
Health information and tools that reflect the expertise and standard of excellence of Mayo Health Clinic.

Medline Plus brings together authoritative information from the National Library of Medicine, the National Institutes of Health (NIH), and other government agencies and health-related organizations. Access to medical journal articles, extensive information about drugs, an illustrated medical encyclopedia, interactive patient tutorials, and the latest health news.

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