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Health & Medicine

Alternative Medicine

Dictionaries

Search medical terms and abbreviations with the most up-to-date and comprehensive medical dictionary from the reference experts at Merriam-Webster.

Disabilities

Over 60 free articles, and links to more information and national support groups.

CHADD (Children and Adults with Attention Deficit Disorder) and NADDA are the two main organizations providing information about ADD and ADHD.

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.

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

Practical guides for people living with learning disabilities, with tips for parents and teachers and many more topics.

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

Drug Information

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

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.

"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)

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

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

Locators

DoctorFinder provides you with basic professional information on virtually every licensed physician in the United States. Formally AMA Physician Select

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.

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

This is the official handbook of the Federal government, providing information on the agencies of the executive, legislative and judicial branches of the government. In addition, it includes information on quasi-official agencies, boards, committees, commissions, and international organizations.

Formerly FirstGov.gov, this official portal to access United States government information and services. For spanish version see: GobiernoUSA.gov

Mental Health

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