General Health & Medical Sites
ACS Body Mass Calculator
Calculate your body mass index (a ratio of height to weight that allows you to determine if you are the correct weight for your height). Links from this page also allow you to calculate your daily calorie needs, your target heart rate for safe and effective exercise and determine how much energy different types of exercise burns.
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
Provides evidence-based information on health care outcomes; quality; and cost, use, and access.
American Medical Association
Professional association for physicians, includes the Journal of American Medical Assoc. (JAMA).
Americans with Disabilities Act
US Department of Justice
Aplastic Anemia & MDS International Foundation, Inc.
Serves as a resource directory for patient assistance and emotional support; provides educational materials and updated medical information; and financially supports research to find effective treatments for aplastic anemia and myelodysplastic syndromes.
A general information family health site.
The Merck Manual
Uses everyday language to present information about diseases, diagnosis, prevention, and treatment.
National Asian Women's Health Organization
Strives to improve the health status of Asian American women and families.
National Black Women's Health Project
Committed to improving the health status of Black women through self-help and empowerment.
National Organization for Rare Disorders, Inc.
Works toward the prevention, treatment, and cure of rare "orphan" diseases.
National Health Information Center
NHIC is a health information referral service. NHIC puts health professionals and consumers who have health questions in touch with those organizations that are best able to provide answers.
NDBI National Library of Medicine: PubMed
PubMed is the National Library of Medicine's search service that provides access to over 11 million citations in MEDLINE, PreMEDLINE, and other related databases, with links to participating online journals.
Taking Charge of Your Health
An outstanding website sponsored by the Center for Spirituality and Healing at the University of Minnesota. This tool allows you to assess your wellbeing in many areas such as stress management, nutrition, spirituality, self-care etc. Once you have assessed your performance, the program offers suggestions and recommends resources to make gains in any area you target.
U.S. National Library of Medicine
The world's largest medical library.
The National Women's Health Information Center
General health issues for women offered in both Spanish and English.
WebMD: Integrative Medicine and Wellness Blog
This blog is lead by Dr. Joseph Pizzorno, a leading expert in natural medicine and health. He has recently been appointed to head Integrative Medicine at WebMD and we expect that integrative medicine/ complementary medicine content on this website will strengthen greatly.