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  Consumer Health Guide
  Use this Tucker Medical Library Resource Page to access information on all aspects of health care and wellness including health topics, drug information, encyclopedias, dictionaries, and directories. The list also includes Colorado resources.

Health Topics [Guide, Major Web Site with Original Content, Spanish]
  From the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP). The information on this site has been written and reviewed by physicians and patient education professionals at the AAFP.
  healthfinder [Database, Government Web Site - .gov]
  Sponsored by the Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion. Find government and nonprofit health and human services information on the Internet. links to carefully selected information and Web sites from over 1,500 health-related organizations.
  MedlinePlus [Electronic Full Text, Guide, Web Resources List - Health & Science]
  The National Library of Medicine's web site for consumer health information. Includes: over 650 health topics with links to information from NIH and other sources; articles about diseases, tests, symptoms, injuries and surgeries; interactive health tutorials about conditions and procedures; drug information; and health news.
  Patient Education [Database, Electronic Full Text, Spanish]
  MDConsult patient handouts cover a variety of conditions and treatments.

Wellness Topics
  Consumer Product Safety Commission [Guide, Major Web Site with Original Content]
  The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of serious injury or death from more than 15,000 types of consumer products under the agency's jurisdiction. Help keep your family safe by checking product recalls and safety news from CPSC.
  Food and Nutrition Information Center, USDA and ARS [Guide, Major Web Site with Original Content]
  The Food and Nutrition Information Center provides credible, accurate, and practical resources for nutrition and health professionals, educators, government personnel and consumers.

Drug Resources
  Colorado Medication Take-Back Pilot Project [Government Web Site - .gov, Guide]
  The Colorado Medication Take-Back Project is a network of secure boxes for the collection of unused and unwanted household medications. The collection boxes can be found at ten convenient locations - eight on the Front Range and two in Summit County.
  Drug Information & Pharmacology
  Use this Tucker Medical Library Resource Page to access information on drug information including professional and consumer information, interactions, identification, dosage, safety and efficacy, and more.
  Drug Information Portal [Database]
  The National Library of Medicine’s Drug Information Portal covers over 16,000 drugs. Current information regarding consumer health, clinical trials, AIDS-related drug information, MeSH pharmacological actions, PubMed biomedical literature, and physical properties and structure is easily retrieved by searching a drug name.

  DIRLINE - Directory of Information Resources Online [Database]
  Dirline contains location and descriptive information about a variety of information resources including organizations, research resources, projects, and databases concerned with health and biomedicine. Includes federal, state, and local government agencies; information and referral centers; professional societies; self-help groups; academic and research institutions; and research facilities.
  Hospital Compare [Database]
  This tool provides you with information on how well the hospitals in your area care for all their adult patients with certain medical conditions. This information will help you compare the quality of care hospitals provide. Hospital Compare was created through the efforts of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and organizations that represent hospitals, doctors, employers, accrediting organizations, other Federal agencies and the public.

  MEDLINEplus Directories [Spanish, Web Resources List - Health & Science]
  MedlinePlus provides links to directories to help you find health professionals, services and facilities. NLM does not endorse or recommend the organizations that produce these directories or the individuals or organizations that are included in the directories.

Dictionaries and Glossaries
  Deciphering Medspeak
  To make informed health decisions, you have probably read a newspaper or magazine article, tuned into a radio or television program, or searched the Internet to find answers to health questions. If so, you have probably encountered "medspeak," the specialized language of health professionals. The Medical Library Association developed Deciphering Medspeak to help translate common "medspeak" terms, with sections on Rx Riddles Solved! (a prescription shorthand guide) and Diagnosing Websites (tips on identifying quality healthcare information). The brochure also features MLA's "Top Ten" Most Useful Websites and is also available in Spanish.

Colorado Resources
  Colorado Health Resources - NN/LM MCR Health Information on the Web [Guide, Web Resources List - Health & Science]
  The mission of the National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NN/LM) MidContinental Region (MCR) is to advance the progress of medicine and improve the public health by: 1) providing all U.S. health professionals with equal access to biomedical information; and, 2) improving the public's access to information to enable them to make informed decisions about their health. The Program is coordinated by the National Library of Medicine and carried out through a nationwide network of health science libraries and information centers. This list is provided by the Consumer Health Liaison of the MidContinental Region of the National Network of Libraries of Medicine.
  Denver Public Library - Health and Medicine [Web Resources List - Health & Science]
  The Health and Medicine section of the Denver Public Library Web site is intended to provide easy access to quality health information of interest to residents throughout Denver who want to be informed about health issues for themselves, their families, and their community.

  News (Health and Medicine)
  Use this Tucker Medical Library Resource Page to access health and medicine news resources. Includes MMWR reports, e-mail alerts, Reuters, and more.

Your Environment
  Environmental Working Group [Database, Major Web Site with Original Content]
  The mission of the Environmental Working Group (EWG) is to use the power of public information to protect public health and the environment. This sites provides a chemical index, information for parents and journalists, farm subsidies research, health, toxins and pollution categories, a personal products database, and activism links.
  Household Products Database 2001-- [Database]
  Links consumer brands to health effects from Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) provided by the manufacturers and allows scientists and consumers to research products based on chemical ingredients. Search by text word or category; auto, home, personal care, yard, pests, crafts, and pet care. Includes product recalls.
  Tox Town [Database, Guide]
  An interactive guide for consumers to commonly encountered toxic substances, your health, and the environment. Information on chemical and environmental concerns is from the TOXNET and MedlinePlus resources of the National Library of Medicine (NLM), as well as other authoritative sources. Tox Town uses color, graphics, sounds and animation to enhance learning. Search for what you are interested in.

Evaluate Web Information
  Evaluating Health Information [Guide, Spanish]
  Recommended. How can you tell the good from the bad? Use this MedlinePlus Health Topics page to help you find and evaluate online health information.

More Topics
  Coping with Chronic Illness [Web Resources List - Health & Science]
  Coping with Chronic Illness MedlinePlus will direct you to information to help answer health questions. MedlinePlus brings together authoritative information from NLM, the National Institutes of Health (NIH), and other government agencies and health-related organizations. Includes easy access to medical journal articles. MedlinePlus also has extensive information about drugs, an illustrated medical encyclopedia, interactive patient tutorials, and latest health news.
  freeMD [Guide]
  MedlinePlus has partnered with DSHI Systems to bring FreeMD, a symptom checker, to health consumers. A virtual doctor conducts and interview, evaluates symptoms and offers expert advice from the convenience of your computer. The site can analyze over 3,000 symptoms and injuries, providing information on possible symptom causes and determining when and where to seek care. FreeMD was designed to not only help consumers triage personal symptoms, but also to provide a tool for communicating with their doctor. The system generates a personal web page that can be shared with health care staff.
  Genetics Home Reference [Database, Guide]
  Genetics Home Reference is the National Library of Medicine's web site for consumer information about genetic conditions and the genes or chromosomes responsible for those conditions. Includes conditions, gene and chromosome summaries, resources links, an illustrated handbook and a glossary.
  National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute [Major Web Site with Original Content]
  The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) contains extensive, authoritative government information on lung diseases. Search for what you want or use the A-Z list.
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