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Health Answers

The library recommends these resources to help you find information about health issues. Health information should always be carefully reviewed with your health care provider.

Health Databases | General Health and Wellness | Community Health Resources | Doctors, Hospitals, and Other Care Providers | Federal Government Resources | Symptom Checker/Lab Tests | Women's HealthKids' Health | Seniors' Health | Mental Health | Drugs | Advanced Research

Health Databases
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Health & Wellness Resource Center Health & Wellness Resource Center

Articles from health and fitness magazines and scholarly medical journals, medical dictionary and encyclopedias, health organization directory, health news, drug and herb finder, alternative health resources, and health assessment tools.


 
Natural Standard

Natural Standard was founded by healthcare providers and researchers to provide high-quality, evidence-based information about complementary and alternative therapies.



Salem Health

Salem Health brings online access to Salem Press’ award-winning health reference works, Magill’s Medical Guide.

 

General Health and Wellness

Familydoctor.org
http://familydoctor.org/online/famdocen/home.html

Healthfinder
http://www.healthfinder.gov/

Healthline
http://www.healthline.com/

Mayo Clinic
http://www.mayoclinic.com/

MedHelp
http://www.medhelp.org

MedlinePlus
http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/

National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine
http://nccam.nih.gov/

 

Community Health Resources

Blue Ridge Poison Control – 1-800-222-1222
http://www.medicine.virginia.edu/community-service/centers/brpc

disAbility Resource Center
http://www.cildrc.org/

Fredericksburg Area HIV/Aids Support Services
http://www.fahass.org/

Fredericksburg Christian Health Center
http://www.fchc.us/

Mental Health America of Fredericksburg
http://www.mhafred.org

Moss Free Clinic
http://www.mossfreeclinic.org/

Rappahannock Area Community Services Board
http://www.racsb.state.va.us/

Rappahannock Health District
http://www.vdh.state.va.us/LHD/rappahan/index.htm

Virginia Health Information Project
http://www.vahealth.info/

Virginia Health Navigator

 

Doctors, Hospitals, and Other Health Care Providers

ABMS – Certified Doctor
https://www.certificationmatters.org/is-your-doctor-board-certified/search-now.aspx

Hospital Compare – U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
http://www.medicare.gov/hospitalcompare/search.html

Joint Commission on the Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations
http://www.jointcommission.org/

License Lookup – Virginia Department of Health Professions
http://www2.virginiainteractive.org/dhp/cgi-bin/search_publicdb.cgi

Mary Washington Healthcare
http://www.marywashingtonhealthcare.com/

Spotsylvania Regional Medical Center
http://www.spotsrmc.com/

Virginia Board of Medicine Practitioner Information
http://www.vahealthprovider.com/index.asp

 

Federal Government Resources

Centers for Disease Control
http://www.cdc.gov/

Clinical Trials
http://clinicaltrials.gov/

Health Insurance Marketplace

U.S. Surgeon General’s Family History Initiative
http://www.hhs.gov/familyhistory/

 

Symptom Checker/Lab Tests

FreeMD.com
http://www.freemd.com/

Lab Tests Online
http://labtestsonline.org/site/

 

Women’s Health

National Women’s Health Resource Center
http://www.healthywomen.org

Our Bodies Ourselves
http://www.ourbodiesourselves.org

Women’s Health.gov
http://www.womenshealth.gov

 

Kids' Health

American Academy of Pediatrics
http://www.aap.org

Dr. Greene.com
http://www.drgreene.com

KidsHealth.org
http://www.kidshealth.org

National Institute of Child Health and Development (NICHD)
http://www.nichd.nih.gov/health

Virtual Pediatric Hospital
http://www.virtualpediatrichospital.org

 

Seniors' Health

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid
http://www.medicare.gov

FirstGov for Senior Citizens’ Resources
http://www.firstgov.gov/Topics/Seniors.shtml

SeniorNavigator
http://www.seniornavigator.org

 

Mental Health

MentalHelp.net
http://www.mentalhelp.net/

National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)
http://www.nami.org/

National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) Mental Health Topics
http://www.nimh.nih.gov/health/topics/index.shtml

 

Drugs

FDA – Drug Safety
http://www.fda.gov/Drugs/DrugSafety/PostmarketDrugSafetyInformationforPatientsandProviders/ucm111085.htm

NeedyMeds
http://www.needymeds.org/

PDRhealth
http://www.pdrhealth.com/

 

Advanced Research

BioMed Central
http://www.biomedcentral.com/

PubMed
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed

National Guideline Clearinghouse
http://www.guideline.gov/

MedScape
http://www.medscape.com/

Public Library of Science
http://www.plos.org/