Health & Physical Education Websites

Alzheimer's Association
Although there are several parts of this website of interest, the 'About Alzheimer's' section includes information about the medical nature of the disease as well as warning signs and treatment.  Created by a group dedicated to promoting research that seeks the prevention of Alzheimer's.

Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
Information on nutrition, including current events, journal articles, government issues, and more.
National Cancer Institute page.

Cancer Statistics Center
The Cancer Statistics Center is a comprehensive interactive resource for learning about the cancer burden in the United States. Produced by the American Cancer Society, the website provides detailed statistics on a range of topics.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Medical Library Association recommended consumer website.

Clinical Trials
Gives comprehensive information for current clinical trials being conducted nationwide.
Look up information on prescription medication.

Drug Facts
Facts about drug abuse and addiction.
Medical Library Association recommended consumer website.

Food and Nutrition
United States Department of Agriculture page. Offers personalized eating plans and interactive tools to plan/ assess food choices.

Gray's Anatomy (
Electronic version of the classic work Gray's Anatomy of the Human Body.

Harvard Health Publications
Harvard Health Publications is the medical and publishing division of Harvard Medical School. Working with partners in the media and publishing industry, Harvard Health Publications creates information about health and wellness through all types of media.
Reliable health information for the public developed by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

Offers good information about consumer health.

Health Videos (MedlinePlus)
These animated videos show the anatomy of body parts and organ systems and how diseases and conditions affect them.

Inside the Brain: An Interactive Tour
"This tour explains how the brain works and how Alzheimer's affects it." From the Alzheimer's Association.

Mayo Clinic Site
Gives health information plus the latest medical news.

Health care information from the National Library of Medicine that includes medical encyclopedias, a drug manual, and a general health topics section.   Interfaces with MEDLINE for an easily accessible gateway to launch searches of MEDLINE topics.

Health site developed and maintained by Emory University Health Sciences Library.

Merck Manual (Consumer Version)
Electronic version of print source.

Merck Manual (Professional Version)
Electronic version of print source.

Mesothelioma Hub
Mesothelioma Hub is your ultimate source for the latest information about mesothelioma and other asbestos-related illnesses. Our mission is simple: to connect mesothelioma patients and their families with the educational, medical, and legal resources they need.

National Heart Lung And Blood Institute
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services page.  Medical Library Association recommended consumer website.

National Institute of Mental Health
The mission of NIMH is to transform the understanding and treatment of mental illnesses through basic and clinical research, paving the way for prevention, recovery and cure.

National Institutes of Health
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services page.

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
Talk to a trained professional free of charge when you are in a crisis, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

NIDDK: National Institute of Diabetes And Digestive And Kidney Diseases
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services page.  Medical Library Association recommended consumer website.

NLM Gateway
The National Library of Medicine’s gateway that provides one-stop searching for MEDLINE/PubMed, OLDMEDLINE, LOCATORplus, MEDLINEplus, DIRLINE, AIDS meetings, Health Services Research meetings, Space Life Sciences meetings, and HSRProj. Order information through Loansome Doc with a link to each state and their participating health libraries.
Information on healthy eating.

Complete information on over 1,000 prescribed drugs.

Public Health Image Library
Images that can be used by students and educators for presentations and teaching.

Rowland Medical Library
Biomedical resource site created and maintained by the Rowland Medical Library of the University of Mississippi Medical Center.  Select 'search/table of contents' for best overview.

Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS)
"This web page has been created to provide the public and professionals information about Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS). The site will be updated daily to ensure that the most current information is available."  A World Health Organization web page.

Trans Fats
Fact sheets, statements, and other publications on trans fat (also called trans fatty acids), "formed when liquid vegetable oils go through a chemical process called hydrogenation, in which hydrogen is added to make the oils more solid."

U.S. Food & Drug Administration
Easy searchable index.

WebMD - Health A-Z
Encyclopedia type information about health related topics.

West Nile Virus (CDC)
Of interest to both the general public and health professionals, this site includes an FAQ file, prevention information, case reports, and clinical guidance.  Developed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

World Health Organization
The United Nation’s organization devoted to global health concerns.

A network of unique classified ads specific to the health care field.

Archive of Life Science Journals (PubMed Central)
National Center for Biotechnology information (NCBI) collection of life science journals that are free and unrestricted.

BioMed Central Medicine
Free medical journal page.

Free Medical Journals
Offers free full-text access to a selection of medical journals.

American College of Sports Medicine
The largest sports medicine and exercise science organization in the world, ACSM has more than 20,000 International, National, and Regional Chapter members.

Biomechanics (WWW Sites)
Guide to ergonomics, motor control, and more.

Exercise Research Associates
Results of scientific research in the fields of health, sports medicine, and other related areas.

Society of Health and Physical Educators
Promotes and supports leadership, research, education, and best practices in the professions that support creative, healthy, and active lifestyles.