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The Health and Wellness Resource Center is the perfect place to find journal articles and health reference sources on fitness, pregnancy, medicine, nutrition, diseases, public health, occupational health & safety, alcohol and drug abuse, HMOs, prescription drugs, etc. Including the respected Gale Encyclopedia of Medicine, Health & Wellness Resource Center delivers up-to-date reference material as well as full-text magazines, journals, and pamphlets from a wide variety of authoritative medical sources. Additionally, consumers, students, and professionals are provided with descriptions of and links to many pertinent websites, selected for their usefulness and appropriateness. SEARCH:

 

Created specifically for students, knowledgeable consumer health researchers, and health care professionals, Health Reference Center Academic integrates millions of articles from a wide range of full-text nursing and allied health journals, newspapers, magazines, newsletters and select consumer health information sources with full-text reference works and hundreds of health-related multimedia. The Gale Virtual Reference Library includes online access to medical reference books such as the Gale Encyclopedia of Alternative Medicine (2nd ed.), the Gale Encyclopedia of Cancer (2nd ed.), the Gale Encyclopedia of Genetic Disorders (2nd ed.), and the Gale Encyclopedia of Medicine (3rd ed.). This Gale PowerSearch will search both of these databases simultaneously  SEARCH:

 

Other trusted online resources:

Cambridge/Somerville Resource Guide

Cambridge Assisted Living Directory
Useful and authoritative guide to assisted living facilities in Cambridge

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Information, publications, and data and statistics on a wide variety of health and safety topics.

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
Information on the Medicare, Medicaid, SCHIP, HIPAA, and other health-related programs, including eligibility, forms, drug plan information, and related resources.

Clinical Trials
This site provides regularly updated information about federally and privately supported clinical research in human volunteers; gives you information about a trial's purpose, who may participate, locations, and phone numbers for more details.

Consumer Reports Best Buy Drugs
Consumer Reports Best Buy Drugs is a public education project of Consumers Union, publisher of Consumer Reports. The website provides consumers and their doctors with information to help guide prescription drug choices–-based on effectiveness, a drug's track record, safety and price.

Familydoctor.org
Health information for the whole family, from the American Academy of Family Physicians.

Haz-Map: Occupational Exposure to Hazardous Agents 
Haz-Map is an occupational toxicology database designed to link jobs to hazardous job tasks which are linked to occupational diseases and their symptoms.

Health Insurance Marketplace
Obamacare starts on October 1, 2013 and you can use this government website to see if it makes sense for you to switch your healthcare.

Health News Review
Reviews of news stories that make therapeutic claims about specific health treatments, procedures, investigational drugs or devices, vitamins or nutritional supplements, or diagnostic and screening tests, from the Foundation for Informed Medical Decision-Making.

healthfinder
Resources on a wide range of health topics selected from over 1,600 government and non-profit organizations to bring you the best, most reliable health information on the Internet

Household Products Database
What's under your kitchen sink, in your garage, in your bathroom, and on the shelves in your laundry room? Learn more about what's in these products, about potential health effects, and about safety and handling. From the National Library of Medicine.

KidsHealth 
Created by the Nemours Foundation's Center for Children's Health Media, doctor-approved health information about children from before birth through adolescence. The site has separate areas for kids, teens, and parents, and covers medical, emotional, and developmental issues.

Lab Tests Online
Descriptions of clinical lab tests, as well as related information and clinical research news, from a collaboration of professional societies representing the lab community. Presented by American Association for Clinical Chemistry 

Massachusetts Health Connector
Information on the Massachusetts Commonwealth Care Health Insurance Program (Commonwealth Care), which connects eligible Massachusetts residents with approved health plans and helps them pay for them. 

Mayo Clinic
The Mayo Clinic’s Health Information website lets you look up symptoms, ailments & diseases, treatments options, healthy living tips and more. They site is edited doctors and nurses from the Mayo Clinic, a national leader in health care and research.

MedlinePlus – From the U.S. National Library of Medicine and the National Institutes of Health
MedlinePlus brings together authoritative information from National Library of Medicine (NLM), the National Institutes of Health (NIH), and other government agencies and health-related organizations. Pre-formulated MEDLINE searches are included in MedlinePlus and give easy access to medical journal articles. MedlinePlus also has extensive information about drugs, an illustrated medical encyclopedia, interactive patient tutorials, and latest health news. En Español – Información de salud para usted.

National Institutes of Health – The Nation’s medical research agency
Health information from NIH is designed to help readers better understand and enjoy good health; take steps to prevent disease; and understand diseases or disorders that may affect them or their colleagues, friends, or family.

Partnership for Prescription Assistance
The Partnership for Prescription Assistance helps qualifying patients without prescription drug coverage get the medicines they need for free or nearly free.

PubMed
PubMed is NIH's searchable database of published scientific and medical literature. PubMed contains citations from 4,600 journals from the United States and 70 other countries. More than 12 million citations are available in MEDLINE, one component of PubMed.

Tox Town
An introduction to toxic chemicals and environmental health risks you might encounter in everyday life, in everyday places. [Requires Macromedia Flash Player]. This site is also available through MedlinePlus (under Other Resources).