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Medical Reference

 

MEDLINEplus Health Information
Consumer health information from the National Library of Medicine, including extensive information on over 600 diseases and conditions.

American Heart Association
Site for information about heart disease and stroke. It includes advice for how to live with a heart condition or diabetes, as well as treatment and prevention for high blood pressure and cholesterol.

 

BioMed Central
Online, open access publisher of peer-reviewed medical journals.

 

Drugs.com
Uset this website to look up drugs and their interactions. Also includes a pill identifier.

 

DrugWatch.com
Features extensive information about thousands of different medications and drugs currently on the market or previously available worldwide. Includes up-to-date information about prescription and over-the-counter medications and includes FDA alerts and details about drug interactions and associated side effects.

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FamilyDoctor
This site by the American Academy of Family doctors is easy to use for discovering symptoms and causes of illnesses. It also has an over the counter drug database and health tools such as immunization schedules, a physician directory and health calculators. Text size adjustment and Spanish translation also available.

 

Federal Register
Use this "Daily Journal of the United States Government" for the latest news, research, rules and presidential documents on health and public welfare.

 

Genetics Home Reference
A website about genetic disorders and the effects genes have on our health. It includes a glossary and a handbook, both good for homework help, with definitions and descriptions of The Humane Genome Project, cells, genetics, DNA, Chromosomes and gene therapy.

 

Health Hotlines
A searchable database of toll free numbers of health-related organizations.

 

Healthmash
This health search engine returns clearly organize results from sites such as the Mayo Clinic and the National Library Of Medicine. It also includes current news, drug information and clinical trials synopses.

 

Household Products Database
Information about health effects of brand name products in and around your home, garden or office


Lab Tests Online
Information for patients on clinical lab tests.


MayoClinic.com
Health information from Mayo Clinic, including drug information.


Merck Manual of Medical Information—Home Edition
Online edition of the best-selling medical reference.

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National Cancer Institute
Provides information about cancer treatment, funding, trials, terminology and news for doctors and patients.

 

National Center for Complimentary and Alternative Medicine
From the National Institutes of Health this site includes information about herbal remedies, FDA Alerts, video clips, newsletters, and an easily searched Health Topics A–Z.

 

PDRHealth
Online version of Physicians' Desk Reference includes information about prescription drugs, herbals, supplements and over the counter medication. Each entry includes dosage information and possible side effects. It is also a directory for diseases and clinical trials.

 

Traveler's Health
From the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, news, alerts and tips for domestic and international traveler's. Covers topics such as traveling with pets, medical help abroad, safety information and vaccinations.


U.S. Department of Health Centers for Disease Control and Prevention


Womenshealth.gov
From the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office on Women's Health.


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Medical News and Alerts

Reuters Latest News

 

CDC FluView
Keep track of flu outbreaks in the United States


CNN Health

 

World Health Organization
Includes bulletins, reports news and extensive fact sheets on world health issues.

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Health Care Consumer

 

Coverage For All Through Education
"The Foundation for Health Coverage Education® (FHCE) offers four unique ways to help you find health coverage in your area." The site includes tools, resources, and an eligibility quiz for individuals and families.

 

HealthCare.gov
Detailed explanations of the new Federal healthcare law. Allows users to explore their healthcare insurance options state by state and compare coverage costs.  Also includes 'Learn About Prevention' section with articles and videos about staying healthy.


New York State Health Accountability Foundation
AboutHealthQuality.org has information about the quality of HMOs, insurance, nursing homes and hospitals.


New York State Hospital Profiles and Ratings
Can choose to compare hospitals within New York State.


New York State Nursing Homes Profile
Ranks nursing homes, shows their profiles and any history of complaints.


New York State Physician Profile
Search for a physician by name and check his or her credentials. Includes a link to license actions or professional misconduct information. Some entries also include information about education, office locations, and hospital affiliations.


Nursing Home Abuse Center
This resource can help the elderly and their loved ones who are concerned about nursing home abuse and neglect. The site covers everything from signs of nursing home abuse to what steps to take if you suspect abuse. It also includes information such as how to go about selecting and paying for a good nursing home.


Prescription Drug Prices in New York State
Compare retail prices among pharmacies in your area for 150 of the most commonly prescribed medications. From the New York State Department of Health.


United States Department of Health and Human Services - Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality - "Consumers & Patients"
Up-to-date information on improving your health and obtaining quality health care.


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Onondaga County Health Resources


Alcoholics Anonymous in Syracuse, New York


Central New York Regional Poison Control Center
Assists the medical community and general public with poison emergencies.


CNY Health from SUNY Upstate Health Sciences Library
Lists local chapters of national health associations and support groups. Includes a human resources directory for the region.


Community General Hospital


County Health Indicator Profiles: Onondaga County (1997-2001)
Selected statistics in the categories of socio-demographics, perinatal health, mortality, hospitalizations, and disease morbidity. From the New York State Department of Health.


Crouse Hospital


Exceptional Family Resources Directory of Services
Information for families of individuals with developmental disabilities. Requires Adobe Reader.


Hospice and Palliative Care Associates of Central New York


Mental Health Association of Onondaga County
Information on local therapists and mental health programs and services.


Network of Care for Behavioral Health
The Onondaga Network of Care contains behavioral health service information, laws, and related news, as well as communication tools and other features.


Onondaga County Health Department

 

H1N1 Flu (Swine Flu) in Onondaga County

The Onondaga County Pandemic Flu Community Planning Guide


St. Joseph's Hospital Health Center


Syracuse VA Medical Center


University Hospital
University Hospital of SUNY Upstate Medical University. Offers several health information services online.


Upstate Medical University Family Resource Center
The Family Resource Center "provides information and support for patients, families, and the community to help everyone make educated healthcare decisions". The website includes Health Guides, an extensive list of health related web links, and Community Resources, a collection of consumer health resources.


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Physicians and Hospitals


Administrators in Medicine DocFinder
Allows users to look up state licensed physicians for participating states.


American Dental Association - Find a Dentist
Search for dentists by name, address, or specialty.


American Hospital Directory
Search for information on U.S. hospitals, including address, phone number, Web site, and number of beds.


American Medical Association Physician Select
Information on licensed physicians in the United States, searchable by name and specialty. The amount of information listed for each physician varies.


Best Hospitals of 2011-12 by U.S. New and World Report
America's best hospitals according to U.S. News & World Report. Search by specialy or metro area.


Hospitals accredited by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations
Search healthcare organizations or hospitals by name, state, city or zip code.


New York State Department of Health: Professional Misconduct and Physician Discipline
A listing of all physicians, physician assistants and specialist assistants who have been disciplined since 1990. You may search either by name of physician or through the monthly reports of disciplinary actions. Information about filing a complaint is also available here.


New York State Physician Profile
Profiles for all doctors registered to practice medicine in New York State. Includes information about the doctor's medical education and any legal actions taken against the doctor.


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MEDLINE Searching


National Library of Medicine Gateway Search
Free access to several databases at the National Library of Medicine, including MEDLINE.


PubMed
Another free service for searching MEDLINE through the National Library of Medicine. Some records link to the full text of articles available online.


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Statistics


National Center for Health Statistics


New York State Community Health Data Set
A series of tables, maps and graphs containing health statistics organized by county of residence.


New York State Department of Health: Information for Researchers


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Vital Records


New York State Vital Records Information


Where to Write for Vital Records
Information for every U.S. state and territory.


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Last updated: August 16, 2014