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Health & Medicine

Mobile Apps and Sites - From the U.S. National Library of Medicine.

American Medical Association - information on every licensed physician in the United States.

Cancer.gov - this site is one of the best for finding information on the types and treatments of various cancers.

Centers for Disease Control - Discusses various diseases, including environmental and foodborne illnesses. Also discusses disease outbreaks throughout the world and recommended vaccinations for travelers.

Clinical Trials - Provides information on thousands of clinical trials sponsored by research centers, drug companies, teaching hospitals, and private foundations.

Drug Digest - A consumer-oriented, evidence-based, noncommerical site for drug information, herbs, vitamins and supplements. Can check for drug/herb/supplement interactions.

Family Doctor - Produced by the American Academy of Family Physicians, this site provides easy-to-understand information about diseases and drugs. Includes drug/herb interactions. Searching by symptom is a special feature.

Harvard Medical School Family Health Guide - on-line companion to the Harvard Medical School Family Health Guide.

Illinois Department. of Professional Regulation - used to determine  if a doctor is professionally licensed in the State of Illinois and if the person ever lost his/her license.

Kids Health - from the Nemours Foundation.

Mayo Clinic Health Oasis - Easy-to-understand articles about disorders and drugs/supplements. Includes medical news.

MedlinePlus - MedlinePlus is the National Institutes of Health's Web site for patients and their families and friends. Produced by the National Library of Medicine, it brings you information about diseases, conditions, and wellness issues in language you can understand. MedlinePlus offers reliable, up-to-date health information, anytime, anywhere, for free.

Medical Dictionary - From MedlinePlus

NIH Healthfinder  –  Your source for reliable health information from the Federal government. Offering quick guides to healthy living, personalized health advice, and tips and tools to help you and those you care about stay healthy.

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

National Center for Health Statistics  –The National Center for Health Statistics' website is a rich source of information about America's health. As the Nation's principal health statistics agency, they compile statistical information to guide actions and policies to improve the health of  people in the U.S.

National Library of Medicine - health information from the National Library of Medicine.

RXList--The Internet Drug Index - Information about drugs and herbs written for both the health professional and the consumer.

US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) - Consumer protection articles and alerts about foods, drugs, cosmetics, and medical devices. Includes tips and warnings about buying drugs online.

Websites You Can Trust - From the Consumer and Health Information Section of (CAPHIS) of the Medical Library Association.  Select a category or view the entire list.

The Health and Medicine section of the LaSaller Public Library website is intended to provide easy access to quality health information of interest to residents throughout LaSalle who want to be informed about health issues for themselves, their families, and their community. It is not intended as an endorsement of all the information at each linked site or organization. The LaSalle Public Library does not provide medical or health care advice. We recommend that you evaluate all health information with care, and that you discuss what you find here with your doctor or licensed health professional before making changes involving your health.