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Health & Medicine Links

American Academy of Pediatrics

Offers information on child health from prenatal care to teen health issues.

Discovery Health

"This Discovery Channel site features current health news, a section on diseases and conditions, encyclopedias on diseases, injuries, surgery, and medical tests, and links to further references such as MEDLINE, a medical dictionary, and clinical trials."


EthnoMed contains information about cultural beliefs, medical issues and related medical topics pertinent to the health care of immigrants.

Everyday Choices for a Healthier Life

"The American Cancer Society, American Diabetes Association and American Heart Association have joined together in a historic collaboration to encourage the prevention and early detection of cancer, diabetes, heart disease and stroke."

Health Finder

Health information, A-Z, from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Resources.

Medical Dictionary

Medical dictionary maintained by the University of Newcastle Upon Tyne Department of Medical Oncology.

Medical Library Association

This website offers links to the top 10 “most useful” medical websites for consumer health information.

Medical Reference for Non Medical Librarians

Maintained by librarians at Health Sciences Library, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill and University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, this site provides an annotated collection of links to websites for consumer health information.

Medline Plus

Maintained by the National Library of Medicine and the National Institutes of Health, this is one of the most dependable health information sites.

The Merck Manuals Online Medical Library

These well-known manuals provide healthcare information for medical professionals and consumers. The Manuals are now available in enhanced online versions, and contains photographs and audio and video material not present in the print versions.

National Health Information Center

This site features the Health Information Resource Database, which includes U.S. organizations and government offices that provide health information on request. Included are a list of toll-free health information telephone numbers and federal health information centers and clearinghouses.

NIH Senior Health

This easy-to-use website features basic health and wellness information for older adults from the National Institutes of Health.

Tacoma / Pierce County Health Department

Up-to-date information on personal and community health in Tacoma and Pierce County.


An easy-to-use site that "provides valuable health information, tools for managing your health, and support to those who seek information."