SPC Links Page
Alliance for Continuing Medical Education http://www.acme-assn.org
The Alliance for Continuing Medical Education is a membership organization that provides professional development opportunities for CME professionals. Its Web site offers listservs, information on conferences, networking, education opportunities and resources to help CME professionals. Related CME Web sites are also provided.
American Medical Association www.ama-assn.org/
The American Medical Association (AMA) has a Web presence offering information for physicians, health professionals and patients. Each of these sections can be accessed from the top left-hand navigation bar. For physicians and healthcare professionals, the AMA offers information on the AMA, including access to JAMA, medical education and more. Patients can use the Web site to find a doctor, hospital or medical group.
Centers for Disease Control www.cdc.gov
As a reference tool, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) offers data and statistics of information collected nationwide on various health topics. Users can access statistics on behavioral risk, cancer registries, state-by-state cancer data and more. The CDC site also offers safety and education information, as well as disease prevention and information for travelers visiting foreign countries.
Doctor's Guide www.docguide.com
Doctor's Guide is a resource for professionals to read the latest research news on various diseases and conditions. The news is updated regularly and comes from clinical and medical journals, as well as original reported articles. The site also offers Web casts and cases. Users can register to customize the site so that the areas of interest launch when the site is accessed. To access a specific condition channel of interest, go to the top navigation bar. This also is where users can find information on a number of specific cancers.
Health A to Z www.healthatoz.com
Health A to Z is a consumer health Web site that offers, news, features, online chat, information on specific diseases and more. From the home page, users can scroll down to read the features, or use both left- and right-hand navigation bars to go to the section of interest. Users who register free of charge can access Health A to Z tools including Personalized News e-mailed weekly; online family health records organizer, calendar and address book that includes free e-mail reminders about immunizations, checkups, prescription refills and appointments; an online fitness journal; online symptom diaries; and more.
Health Web www.healthweb.org
HealthWeb is a collaborative project of the Greater Midwest Region National Network of Libraries of Medicines, the Committee for Institutional Cooperation and 20 actively participating libraries supported by the National Library of Medicine. Its Web site offers a gateway to other Web sites on the Internet offering more information about the health topics listed. As a link-to-link site, exploring the information requires moving from Web site to Web site, which can take time. Be sure to use your browser's back button to return to this Internet ResourceDisc.
InteliHealth is a health Web site geared toward patients and offers health information from the Harvard Medical School and is a service of Aetna. Users can access information on diseases, healthy lifestyles, database information, health tools and more.
Mayo Clinic www.mayoclinic.com
From the Mayo Clinic, this consumer-directed Web site provides material online that has been reviewed or developed by a Mayo Clinic physician or researcher. The home page offers access to News and Features and Health Lifestyle Planners for weight management, exercise, and smoking cessation. The left-hand navigation bar offers links to the following sections: Disease and Conditions, Healthy Living Centers, Drug Information, and First Aid and Self Care. Take Charge of Your Health offers access to the lifestyle planners, health decision guides, and more.
MDChoice offers physician-reviewed health information for both professionals and consumers. Consumers can access various disease centers to learn more information. Health professionals can search by topic, read interactive cases, or view photo and ECG rounds.
MDLinx provides daily medical news for 33 specialty Web sites for physicians and other healthcare professionals. Each site aggregates the latest research and developments from journals for that specialty. To choose a specialty, scroll down to the bottom of the main page and register. Click here to go directly to the neurology specialty area www.neurologylinx.com.
A gateway site to medical information on the Web, MedExplorer allows users to click on the medical or health topic of interest to be directed to a list of Web sites applicable to that category. Users can then visit the Web site of their choice. As a link-to-link site, exploring the information requires moving from Web site to Web site, which can take time. Be sure to use your browser's "back" button to return to this Internet ResourceDisc.
MEDLINE / National Library of Medicine http://www.nlm.nih.gov/
This link takes users directly to the government's National Library of Medicine's Web site. From here, users can search the library's databases, including MEDLINE, by using two search capabilities: PubMed or Internet Grateful Med. Users can also access the library's TOXNET and ClinicalTrials.gov, to search current clinical trials. All research programs are listed on this site, as are the library's vast resources.
Medscape is a resource for professionals seeking medical and clinical information. The main page offers daily headlines, features, specialty spotlights, and access to the different Medscape Networks on the left-hand navigation bar. These networks act as online communities for medical students, medical office managers, nurses and pharmacists. Specialty pages on conditions are accessible via a top navigation bar.
The Merck Manual http://www.merckmanual.com/
The 17th edition of the Merck Manual of Diagnosis and Therapy is searchable from the home page and offers easy navigation and ability to find information. A link to the home edition of the manual also can be found on the main page.
Merriam Webster Medical Dictionary (hosted by InteliHealth) http://www.intelihealth.com/IH/ihtIH/WSIHW000/9276/9276.html
This link takes users directly to the online version of this well-known dictionary, which is hosted by Harvard Medical School's Consumer Health Information Web site. Users just need to key in the word to look up definitions.
National Institutes of Health http://www.nih.gov
The Web site of the National Institutes of Health is a comprehensive source for health and science news, online medical journals, NIH-related research, a calendar of NIH events, videocasts from NIH conferences and more. Here is a listing of all of the National Institutes of Health Institutes and Centers:
National Library of Medicine http://www.nlm.nih.gov/
The National Library of Medicine Web site offers access to MEDLINE/PubMed and MEDLINE Plus, as well as the NLM Gateway. The site also offers links to library services, research programs and more general information about the library.
Physicians' Online www.pol.net
Physicians' Online (POL) is a registered site for physicians to access medical information. The site also acts as a communication network. Physicians can access up-to-date and comprehensive medical and non-medical resources, as well as visit links to associations, health plans, pharmaceutical sponsors and healthcare organizations. It also offers online CME and discussion groups.
From the publishers of the Physician's Desk Reference, PDR.net allows users to search by drug name or advanced search options; however, users must be registered. The site also offers drug interactions information, and again, users must be registered.
WebMD is a consumer health site containing condition-specific information for patients, the latest in health news from medical journals and medical meetings, a searchable articles archive, special live chats and events, message boards, interactive health tools and more.