Health Sciences: Other Suggested Resources

August 15, 2008

Medicine and Madison Avenue

Images of 600+ health-related advertisements printed in newspapers and magazines from the 1910s to the 1950s. Ads illustrate the variety and evolution of marketing images for a wide range of products, such as: household cleaners, vitamins, pain relievers, and diet aids. Also includes historical documents (i.e. reports, editorials, radio scripts) that relate to the creation and influence of health-related advertisements.

August 15, 2008

Community Health Status Indicators Project

Health status reports on all US counties, offering comparative data on vulnerable populations, preventable diseases, disability and death. Reports were compiled using data collected by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) and other government agencies.

August 15, 2008

Healthfinder

Gateway to selected consumer health and human services information resources provided by U.S. government agencies and other organizations serving the public interest.

August 15, 2008

MayoClinic.org

Easy to understand articles on health-related topics, from the Mayo Clinic. (Includes a drug information database.)

August 15, 2008

Merck Manuals Consumer Version

Consumer-oriented medical manuals which "transform the language of the professionals' version into commonly used English."

August 15, 2008

Merck Manual Professional Version

Reference source for health care professionals. Includes drug information, brief overviews of medical topics, and resources for further exploration.

August 15, 2008

Pennsylvania Department of Health: Health Statistics and Research

Vital statistics, cancer incidence, health risk behavior data, and other health statistics for the state.

August 15, 2008

MEDLINEplus

Current and reliable health information from the National Library of Medicine at the National Institutes of Health. Includes information on specific diseases, clinical trials of drugs, directories of hospitals and physicians, and other health information resources. Intended for both consumers and health professionals.

August 15, 2008

National Cancer Institute

Information on cancer and cancer related research including links to statistical data, NCI publications, consumer health information, clinical trial protocols, and the PDQ Cancer Information Database.

August 15, 2008

TOXNET (Toxicology Data Network)

Cluster of databases on toxicology, hazardous chemicals, and related areas. It includes the Hazardous Substances Data Bank, TOXLINE, the Toxics Release Inventory, ChemIDplus, TOXMAP and more. (See the factsheet for information on database contents.) From the National Library of Medicine.

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