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Alternative Medicine

From the U.S. National Institute of Health.





Disability Rights Wisconsin is a private non profit organization which was founded in 1977. Designated by the Governor to ensure the rights of all state citizens with disabilities through individual advocacy and system change, DRW is part of a national system of federally mandated independent disability agencies.

Comprehnsive resources of federal government programs on employment, education, housing, transportation, health, benefits, etc.

Well organized guide to information and contacts in the realms of disabilities and chronic health conditions.

Links to assistive technology, regulatory, design and accessibility sites.


Drug Information

Consumer Reports Best Buy Drugs

Official U.S. Government Medicare site

A national, nonprofit consumer service organization that works to ensure access to afforable health care for older adults.

In Spanish or English.

A free consumer health information site from the publishers of the Physicians' Desk Reference.

The internet drug index for prescription drugs, medications and pill identifier.


General Guides & Search Engines

From the National Cancer Institute, this free information and education source provides recent, accurate information on cancer for patients, families, the general public and health professionals.

Common health conditions and over 800 health related topics.

"CMS covers 100 million people through Medicare, Medicaid, the Children's Hospital Insurance Program and soon, through the Health Insurance Marketplace." (from web site)

"The project uses Medicare data to provide information and analysis about national, regional, and local markets, as well as hospitals and their affiliated physicians." (from web site)

A tutorial from the National Library of Medicine on how to evaluate internet health sites. is the main Affordable Care Act web site. You can compare and purchase health care plans. It contains Information about the Health Insurance Marketplace and the Affordable Care Act.

Alphabetical index of health information from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

A "gateway to quality health information" from the Wisconsin Area Health Educaton Centers.

From Harvard Medical School and Aetna InteliHealth. Includes Interactive Tools too help you decide if you should seek medical advice.

Profiles of the health status of individual states including state comparisions.

Specializing in respiratory, allergic and immune system diseases.

Legal and consumer information about health and medicine in Wisconsin from the Wisconsin State Law Library.

From the National Library of Medicine, consumer health links to reliable information, directories, dictionaries, an encyclopedia, drug information, and organizations. PubMed is a search service providing free access to over 11 million citations and abstracts from life sciences journals in the Medline database

Getting care, paying for it, dealing with problems related to it.



Doctors. Need to register to search.

Free hospital profiles.

The guide has an extensive list of organization-specific comparisons for hospitals, health plans, and nursing homes both within Wisconsin and covering all other states.  Topics include both cost and quality. Produced locally in Verona, WI.

Directory of Health Organizations.

This site "provides consumers with a one-stop destination to help determine whether a health Web site is credible and reliable".

Hospitals. From the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations.

Wisconsin's source for physician information.


Mental Health

How psychology can help with problems such as stress and depression. Also includes when and how to access psychological services.

Calls itself "Your one-stop index for psychology, support, and mental health issues."

Online support groups, clinician yellow pages, self help resources, journal articles and more.

Resources on prevention, treatment and rehabilitation.

Mental illness and its treatment, with Wisconsin resources.