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Reference Links to Internet Pages

 Poison Center phone number is: 1-800-222-1222


(Portals are sites which direct you to many other sites).

 A User's Guide to Finding and Evaluating Health Information on the Web. - from the Medical Library Association

Med-lexicon - searches, information, news and resources for the medical, pharmaceutical and healthcare professional. 

MedicalMatrix - searches, multimedia, major sites, directories, educational materials

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) - databases, clearinghouses and more

Martindale's - The Virtual Medical Center - dictionaries, encyclopedia, images, tests, procedures, and more.


Animals - Care of

Plants Poisonous to Livestock and Other Animals - information from Cornell University's Department of Animal Science.
Plant images, pictures of affected animals and presentations concerning botany, chemistry, toxicology,
diagnosis and prevention of poisoning of animals by plants and other natural flora (fungi, etc.)
No staff to answer one-on-one questions, or applicability to humans.

Electronic Animal Drug Product Listing Directory

Cultural Diversity

Cultural Orientation Resource Center    short introductions to the cultural background of refugee populations

Cultural Competency page - U. S. Department of Health & Human Services - The Office of Minority Health

A Patient-Centered Guide to Implementing Language Access Services in Healthcare Organizations
This guide is intended to help healthcare organizations implement effective language access services to meet the needs
of their limited-English-proficient patients, and increase their access to health care.
An interactive Web-based version of the Guide is now available to help you plan, implement, and evaluate language access services.

Intercultural Cancer Council - by the Texas Medical Center in Houston


Drugs & Pharmacy Resources 

Drug Bank  - Open Data Drug & Drug Target Database. Univ. of Alberta Canada - The U. S. Food and Drug Administration's Index page

NIH/NLM Drug Information Portal - Drug Information from the National Library of Medicine

 Daily Med - (drug package inserts) - from the National Library of Medicine

 Florida Prescription Drug Prices - The Florida Attorney General's site for comparing local pharmacy prices in Florida - a comprehensive database of clinical trials in the US. 

 NCAM - National Center for Complementary and  Alternative Medicine - From the National Institutes of Health

 Pharmaceutical Technology - A Website for the pharmaceutical industry - Online resource for formulary and managed care drug decision makers

 Rosenthal Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine - Based at Columbia University's College of Physicians & Surgeons,
Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, the Rosenthal Center is one of the first comprehensive programs at a major medical
center to examine alternative therapies with academic focus and scientific rigor.

Florida & Sarasota

Agency for Health Care Administration(AHCA)

Florida Department of Health - Business licenses and permits, diseases and conditions, environmental health, health links,
statistics, Florida Health Department services and programs, professional licenses, and the Public Health Department itself.

Medical Quality Assurance(MQA) -Licensure  Look up a license, apply for, or renew a license, report unlicensed activity,
file a complaint, request a public record.

Florida Medical Association

Sarasota County Medical Society

Online Sunshine - Official Internet Site of the Florida Legislature


Federal Organizations (Government of the U. S. A.)

CDC   Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

FDA   The U. S. Food and Drug Administration

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services

National Institutes of Health

..........National Library of Medicine

..........National Cancer Institute

..........National Eye Institute

..........National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute

..........National Human Genome Research Institute

..........National Institute on Aging

..........National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism

..........National Institute of Allergy and Infections Diseases

..........National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases

..........National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering

..........Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute on Child Health and Human Development 
- promotes research on fertility, pregnancy, growth, development, and medical rehabilitation which strives to ensure that every child is born healthy and wanted and grows up free from disease and disability.

..........National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders

..........National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research

..........National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases

..........National Institute on Drug Abuse

..........National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences

..........National Institute of General Medical Sciences 
- supports basic biomedical research that is not targeted to specific diseases.

..........National Institute of Mental Health
- dedicated to understanding, treating, and preventing mental illnesses through basic research on the brain and behavior, and through clinical, epidemiological, and services research.

..........National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities
- to promote minority health and to lead, coordinate, support, and assess the NIH effort to reduce and ultimately eliminate health disparities.

..........National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke

..........National Institute of Nursing Research
- supports clinical and basic research to establish a scientific basis for the care of individuals across the life span—from the management of patients during illness and recovery to the reduction of risks for disease and disability; the promotion of healthy lifestyles; the promotion of quality of life in those with chronic illness; and the care for individuals at the end of life. This research may also include families within a community context, and it also focuses on the special needs of at-risk and under-served populations, with an emphasis on health disparities.

..........National Library of Medicine

..........Center for Information Technology - 
-  incorporates the power of modern computers into the biomedical programs and administrative procedures of the NIH by focusing on three primary activities: conducting computational biosciences research, developing computer systems, and providing computer facilities.

..........Center for Scientific Review - the portal for NIH grant applications and their review for scientific merit.

..........John E. Fogarty International Center for Advanced Study in the Health Sciences 
- promotes and supports scientific research and training internationally to reduce disparities in global health

..........National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine 
- exploring complementary and alternative medical (CAM) practices in the context of rigorous science

..........National Center for Research Resources 
- provides laboratory scientists and clinical researchers with the tools and training they need to understand, detect, treat and prevent a wide range of diseases.

..........NIH Clinical Center 
- makes it possible to rapidly translate scientific observations and laboratory discoveries into new approaches for diagnosing, treating, and preventing disease.


Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

Rural Health 

Foreign Language Resources

Martindale's Language and Translation Center -  connects to pages for almost any language

A Translation Handguide for Spanish - English Medical Terminology

Spanish Phrase Book for first Aid Trained Activists - a short simple phrasebook



American Hospital Directory

Med-lexicon   -- search for hospitals worldwide

Martindale's - The Virtual Medical Center


Medical Dictionaries, etc

Martindale's Virtual Medical Center - list of medical dictionaries, abbreviations, eponyms, procedures and tests

Med-lexicon  -- search for medical abbreviations, dictionary, news, codes, equipment, companies, hospitals worldwide, medical associations and more  - world's most comprehensive dictionary of medical eponyms

Medical Dictionary -

Merck Manual - Pronunciations

Deciphering MedSpeak - The Medical Library Association helps you understand words used by health care professionals.
Help is in English, Spanish and low literacy versions. 


Medical Guidelines

National Guideline Clearinghouse - a public resource for evidence-based clinical practice guidelines

PubMed Clinical Queries - provides specialized PubMed searches for clinicians

JAMA evidence


Medical Images

Google Image search

CDC- Public Health Image Library   photographs, illustrations and multimedia files

Martindale Virtual Medical Center -- Anatomy, Histology and more

Medical encyclopedia at - "videos and cool tools"

Atlas of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy - images of the digestive system

Hardin MD : Medical Pictures  - Disease Pictures (Univ.of Iowa) links by disease or condition

Neuroanatomy Interactive Syllabus - images of the brain and nervous system


Medical News

 PubCrawler is a free "alerting" service that scans daily updates to the NCBI Medline (PubMed) and GenBank databases.
It helps keep scientists informed of  new database entries that match their research interests.


Medical Tests  - see Tests, Medical

Patient Information

MedlinePlus -  MedlinePlus is the National Institutes of Health's Web site for patients and their families and friends.
Produced by the National Library of Medicine, it brings you information about diseases, conditions, and wellness issues in language you can understand.
MedlinePlus offers reliable, up-to-date health information, anytime, anywhere, for free.
You can use MedlinePlus to learn about the latest treatments, look up information on a drug or supplement, find out the meanings of words,
or view medical videos or illustrations.
You can also get links to the latest medical research on your topic or find out about clinical trials on a disease or condition.

MedlinePlus en espanol - MedlinePlus es el sitio web de los Institutos Nacionales de la Salud para pacientes y sus familias y amigos.
Producida por la Biblioteca Nacional de Medicina, MedlinePlus le brinda información sobre enfermedades, condiciones y bienestar en un lenguaje fácil de leer.
MedlinePlus ofrece información confiable, actualizada en todo momento, en cualquier lugar y de forma gratuita.
Usted puede usar MedlinePlus para aprender sobre los últimos tratamientos, buscar información sobre medicamentos o mirar los videos e ilustraciones.
También puede encontrar enlaces a investigaciones sobre su tema de interés así como también ensayos clínicos sobre una enfermedad o condición.

CDC - Centers for Disease Control and Prevention -  by the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) en espanol - información de salud para toda la familia -  An encyclopedia of over 1,600 health topics from the most trusted sources. en español - le ofrece la información más actualizada para que usted y sus seres queridos se mantengan saludables.

Kidshealth - The Nemours Foundation's Center for Children's Health Media gives you information about health,
behavior, and development from before birth through the teen years.
The site has separate pages for parents, kids and teens.

Mayo Clinic

NOAH: New York Online Access to Health

NOAH: Acceso Computerizado de la Salud en Nueva York - by the National Cancer Institute at the National Institutes of Health

HIV InSite - information on HIV/AIDS from the University of California San Francisco


Physician Profile Information

Sarasota Memorial Health Care System's Find a Physician

American Board  of Medical Specialties  (need password for detailed info)

American Medical Association DoctorFinder - basic professional information on virtually every licensed physician in the USA.

Florida Dept of Health Physician Profiles

MedlinePlus - Medical Directories - search for doctors, dentists, hospitals and other health care providers - nationwide.

Poison Control Resources

California Poison Control System   - phone number -  1-800-222-1222  -  Always open. -  Language interpreters available.
immediate, free and expert treatment advice and referral over the telephone in case of exposure to poisonous or toxic substances.
Pharmacists, physicians, nurses and poison information providers answer calls.
The web site can be searched

NIH TOXNET - databases covering toxicology, hazardous chemicals, environmental health and related areas. Links directly to PubMed.

Agency for Toxic Substances & Disease Registry
trusted health information to prevent harmful exposures and diseases related to toxic substances

Household Products Database - what is in these products, their potential health effects , safety and handling.

Plants Poisonous to Livestock and Other Animals - information from Cornell University's Department of Animal Science.
Plant images, pictures of affected animals and presentations concerning botany, chemistry, toxicology,
diagnosis and prevention of poisoning of animals by plants and other natural flora (fungi, etc.)
No staff to answer one-on-one questions, or applicability to humans.

Electronic Animal Drug Product Listing Directory


Tests, Medical  

Laboratory tests






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