ANA Online Continuing Education
This website provides "personalized, ANCC accredited online certificates instantly upon completion." The website describes the different online offerings which provide continuing education hours for nurses. Some certificates are free, but most cost between $10-15.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
In-depth statistical information on diseases and, especially used for tracking transmissible or communicable diseases.
From the web-evaluation service "Scout:" "The ethnic groups covered on the site include Cambodians, Chinese, Eritrean, Hispanic, Oromo, Somali, and Vietnamese. The documents featured on the site include materials in each ethnic group's native language that deal with a broad range of healthcare issues...The site also provides a number of short pieces on the practice of cross cultural medicine."
Hosted by the American Academy of Family Physicians, this website provides "health information for the entire family." You can search for information on specific conditions, read articles on healthy living, learn about unique health issues for seniors, women, men, and kids, and use the site's reference resources. Information on this site is also available in Spanish.
Health Information in Many Languages
This site, from the National Network of Libraries of Medicine, provides links to health information in many languages.
Health News Review
This site reviews health related articles that have recently been in the news and evaluates the news stores on criteria such as availability of treatment, sources of information, harms of treatment and other factors.
Extensive linking to evaluated sites, including those established by individual hospitals, provided by the U.S. Dept. of Health & Human Services.
This resource is provided by Group Health Cooperative and provides information on many health-related topics. This site clearly identifies the author and the date of the information provided.
"HerbMed is a highly useful resource, linking searchers to MEDLINE abstracts and other data on medicinal herbs regarding efficacy, safety, interactions and methods of standardization. It also links to sources for photographs, botanical classifications and geographical distributions." (Quote from the Bastyr University Library)
The Mayo Clinic (Minnesota) encyclopedic website on human illnesses.
Links to evaluated sites, provided by the National Library of Medicine.
National Cancer Institute Cancer Information
Includes a dictionary and links to information about cancer treatments, prevention and causes, support services, and more.
Provides abstracts of journal articles on medical and biological research. Retrospective (coverage as far back as the 1960's) and international in scope.
PubMed at UW
Pubmed Searching instructions from the UW Health Sciences Library.
Science Behind the News
This site helps consumers understand complex health concepts that are often covered in the media.
Word on Health
Consumer health information from the National Institutes of Health.
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September 18, 2012