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  Diseases, Conditions, & Injuries
From the National Information Center at the US Department of Health & Human Services

  Medical Dictionary for Kids
From the Nemours Foundation's Center for Children's Health Media

  Health Hotlines
Toll-free hotlines to over 14,000 biomedical information resources, organizations, support groups, databases, research resources, etc.  Topics include AIDS, cancer, maternal and child health, aging, substance abuse, disabilities, mental health, and much more.   Many offer Spanish versions and direct links to websites.

  Prescription Drug Information
From RxLIST, a comprehensive listing of brand name and generic drugs includig side effects, dosage informatio, and drug interactions.

 Lab Test Explanations
Organized by the American Association for Clinical Chemistry, this non-commercial site explains many clinical labs tests, how they are done, what they screen for, and what the numbers mean.

  Radiology Tests and Explanations
Organized by the Radiological Society of North America, this non-commercial site explains how various x-ray, CT, MRI, ultrasound, radiation therapy and other procedures are performed.  It also addresses what you may experience and how to prepare for the exams. The site contains over 200 procedure, exam and disease descriptions covering diagnostic and interventional radiology, nuclear medicine, radiation therapy and radiation safety and is updated frequently with new information.

 Merck Manual - Online Edition
This is the complete Home Edition of the world's most widely used textbook of medicine—The Merck Manual—but written in everyday language by 300 outstanding contributors.  Provided free of charge on the Internet by Merck & Co., Inc., as a public service.

  Alternative Medicine Information
From the National Information Center at the  Department of Health & Human Services

  Videos of Surgical Procedures
From the National Library of Science and the National Institutes of Health.  Watch actual surgical procedures for a wide variety of conditions. 

  Skin Diseases and Rashes  New
From SkinSight - shows over 2,000 medical images and descriptions to help you identify 180 skin diseases, rashes, and other conditions.  Search by age, sex, and body part. 

 Environmental/Work/Home Hazards  New
HazMap isInformation about toxic chemicals and environmental health risks at home and in the workplace.  Search by chemicals and products, job types, hobbies, where you live, professions, and more.

 Useful Consumer Health Web Sites
Sites recommended by the Medical Library Association

 How Healthy is Virginia?
Check health statistics for the whole state - or just your county.  Even compare counties if you wish or view any other state.  Includes Adult Health, Child Health, federal funds received, cancer tracking, and more.

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