7 Medical Resources for the Health Conscious

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April 2nd, 2012

1. AMA Doctor Finder
Find a Doctor: This is a comprehensive Web database directory of medical doctors (MDs) and osteopaths (DOs) practicing in the United States. Search by physician name or specialty. Information provided includes basic professional data (medical school, year of graduation, board certification, telephone number, address) for both AMA members and non-members.

2. CenterWatch Clinical Trials Listing Service
CenterWatch Clinical Trials Listing Service contains trials for many types of diseases. It is searchable by disease categories and geographic area. All of the trials listed are open (enrolling new patients).

3. ClinicalTrials.gov
The U.S. National Institutes of Health,through its National Library of Medicine, has developed ClinicalTrials.gov to provide patients, family members and members of the public current information about clinical research studies. Before searching, you may want to learn more about clinical trials and more about this Web site. Check often for regular updates to ClinicalTrials.gov. ClinicalTrials.gov provides easy access to information about the location of clinical trials, their design and purpose, criteria for participation and additional disease and treatment information. Check often for regular updates to ClinicalTrials.gov.

4. eMedicine Health
This site provides health, medical, lifestyle and wellness information for all ages. In addition, there is information to prepare consumers for medical emergencies, injuries, minor medical conditions and basic first aid. There are more than 5,500 pages of content written by physicians for the general public.

5. FamilyDoctor.org
Sponsored by the American Academy of Family Physicians, this site features comprehensive consumer health information in both English and Spanish. Some of its interesting features include a “Smart Patient Guide,” helping people to advocate effectively for their own healthcare; a guide to OTC (over the counter) medications; and Health Tools, a section that includes physician referral searching, a medical dictionary, and searching by symptom.

6. Innerbody - Human Anatomy
An interactive site for the study of human anatomy.

7. Quackwatch
Consumer Information: Quackwatch is a nonprofit company formed by Dr. Stephen Barrett to expose health-related "frauds, myths, fads and fallacies". Well-researched, up-to-date, authoritative information on a wide range of practices and medical advertising deemed questionable or obvious "quackery." English, Spanish, German, French, and Portuguese language versions available.

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