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Health & Medicine

MEDLINEplus
This directory site is designed to lead the user to resources containing information that will help with researching their health questions. It includes information from MEDLINE, links to self-help groups, the United States Pharmacopeia (USP) drug database, medical dictionaries, directories of doctors and hospitals, access to National Institute of Health consumer-related organizations, clearinghouses, health-related organizations, and a search databases section with dozens of databases on topics such as clinical trials, nutrition, AIDS, cancer, etc. Also available in Spanish. http://www.medlineplus.gov/

1 RxList
Searchable by drug name, keyword, and imprint code (great for identifying pills). Gives the brand, generic, and category for more than 4,500 drugs in English and more than 3,000 in Spanish. Also has most common indications and side effects. The site also contains Taber's Medical Encyclopedia, with more than 53,000 definitions as well as information on some major Western herbs, Chinese herbal remedies, and homeopathics. http://www.rxlist.com/

2 NAT Tools for Good Health
Use this site to analyze the nutrient content of foods, including fast foods and foods by brand name. Features definitions of nutrients, their functions, recommended amounts, and key foods; an energy calculator; and other resources. Note: Site maintained by Circle Group Holdings, maker of Z-Trim, a fat substitute. http://www.nat.uiuc.edu/

3 HONmedia - Medical images
A collection of "over 1,950 medical images and videos, pertaining to 1,350 topics and themes." They are indexed according to the MeSH medical classification system and are searchable and can be browsed alphabetically. The topics include human anatomy, organisms, chemicals and drugs, techniques and equipment, psychiatry and psychology, biological and physical sciences, and more. Also available in French. http://www.hon.ch/HONmedia/

4 AAHA Healthypet
The Pet Care Library contains searchable information on a wide range of topics about pets including behavior, common health problems, the human/animal bond, nutrition, care tips, and preventive care. Additionally, there is information about how to select an animal hospital as well as a locator for an AAHA (American Animal Hospital Association) - accredited hospital, a newsletter, and a FAQ. http://www.healthypet.com/