SPC Links Page

Physician/General Interest

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 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.



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.


MDLinx www.mdlinx.com

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.


MedExplorer www.medexplorer.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 www.medscape.com

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.


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 Cancer Institute (NCI)

National Eye Institute (NEI)

National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI)

National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI)

National Institute on Aging (NIA)

National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism

National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID)

National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS)

National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB)

National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD)

National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders

National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR)

National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK)

National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)

National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS)

National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS)

National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)

National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS)

National Library of Medicine (NLM)

NIH Centers

Center for Information Technology (CIT formerly DCRT, OIRM, TCB)

Center for Scientific Review (CSR)

John E. Fogarty International Center (FIC)

National Center on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NCMHD)

Warren Grant Magnuson Clinical Center (CC)


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.


PDR.net http://www.pdr.net/

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 http://www.webmd.com

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.






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