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  • Alternative Medicine Homepage Provides links to reources - Provides links to resources on unorthodox, unproven, or alternative, complementary, innovative, integrative therapies.
  • Alzheimer's Association - The Alzheimer's Association has created a page for children and teens that explains the disease and offers reviews of age-appropriate books and links to relevant websites. Grades 3 and up.
  • American Medical Association health information - "Dedicated to improving the health of Americans by enhancing and strengthening the doctor-patient relationship through active collaboration and participation by doctors and patients as partners in the delivery and receipt of health care. "
  • CDC's BAM! Body and Mind - This page was created to answer kids' questions on health issues and recommend ways to make their bodies and minds healthier, stronger, and safer. From the Centers for Disease Control. For grades 2 and up.
  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention - The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is one of the 13 major operating components of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), which is the principal agency in the United States government for protecting the health and safety of all Americans and for providing essential human services, especially for those people who are least able to help themselves.
  • Dr. Koop - The official web site of Dr. C. Everett Koop provides consumer heath information.
  • Evaluating health information on the Internet - "Resources in this section include coverage of health information of interest to the general public, including disease or condition - specific information issues that affect the public health."
  • HealthAtoZ - A comprehensive search engine for medical and health related sites on the Internet.
  • Healthfinder - "Healthfinder® is a free gateway to reliable consumer health and human services information developed by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services."
  • HealthLink Plus - The purpose of this web site is to "facilitate access to consumer health information in an effort to develop and enhance public knowledge of important health and fitness issues." HealthLink Plus is divided into eight main sections of annotated links to current and authoritative health-related sites: General Health Information, Health Care Providers, Health Insurance, Medical Research, Staying Healthy, Mental Health, Complementary & Alternative Medicine,
  • Mayo Health - The official web site of the Mayo Clinic provides a wide variety of heatlh information.
  • MedicineNet - Provides information to consumers and medical professionals on all aspects of health care, such as clinical medicine, alternative medicine, and the business aspects of medicine. "We subscribe to the HONcode principles of the Health On the Net Foundation."
  • Medline Plus Health Information - "Find information on hundreds of diseases, conditions and wellness issues." Links include "current health news" and consumer health information centers/libraries.
  • Merck Manual of Medical Information-- Home Edition - Written by medical experts and updated weekly, this electronic edition of the printed text presents medical information pertaining to diseases, their diagnoses, prevention, and treatment. The layman will find this e-book accessible by means of interactive and text-based versions, the former of which includes photos, animations, illustrations, pronunciations, and videos.
  • National Center for Complementary and Alternative - The National Institutes of Health (NIH), National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM) conducts and supports basic and applied research and training and disseminates information on complementary and alternative medicine to practitioners and the public.
  • OnHealth - " network of interactive health and wellness information and services."
  • Phobia List - Site that lists phobias and their definitions
  • PubMed - This National Library of Medicine search service provides the healthcare consumer with free access to over 11 million citations in MEDLINE, preMEDLINE, and other related databases. Citations may link to online journals.
  • Quackwatch - Presents a guide to avoiding health fraud and quackery.

Health Resources
Health Resources in Philadelphia area.

  • Philadelphia Health Clinics – Comprehensive list of health clinic and centers in Philadelphia.
  • PHMC Clinics – Public Health clinics managed by the non-profit Philadelphia Health Management Corporation.

Swine Flu (H1N1)
Curent Information about Swine Flu (H1N1) in Philadelphia, the U.S., and the World.

  • CDC H1N1 Flu – Official Centers for Disease Control site on Swine Flu.
  • - Swine Flu – A web site for kids, teens and parents offering information about Swine Flu (H1N1).
  • Medline Plus: Swine Flu – A website from the U.S. National Library of Medicine and the National Institues of Health.
  • – One-stop access to U.S. Government swine, avian and pandemic flu information.
  • Philadelphia Department of Public Health, H1N1 Influenza Vaccine Clinic Schedule – This is a list of medical clinics that are providing H1N1 influenza vaccine (H1N1 flu shot) in cooperation with the Philadelphia Health Department.
  • Philadelphia Department of Public Health, Health Information Portal – Philadelphia-area health care community resources on H1N1 Influenza
  • Philadelphia's Office of Emergency Management – The Managing Director’s Office of Emergency Management (MDO-OEM) is responsible for ensuring the readiness of the City of Philadelphia for emergencies of any kind through an integrated and collaborative program that educates the public on how to prepare for emergencies, works with organizations throughout the city to prepare emergency contingencies, mitigate the impact of emergencies and enable the city to recover from an emergency as quickly as possible.
  • Philly Health Info – Philly Health Info is a free, comprehensive and objective health information service for all residents of Greater Philadelphia. This College of Physicians' site is a multifaceted Web portal, available 24 hours per day, 7 days per week, providing access to the latest quality health and medical information, with an emphasis on regional resources and services.
  • School District of Philadelphia – Information about Swine Flu for Parents and Staff

Web sites en español
Websites about the Swine Flu (H1N1) virus in Spanish