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Mayo Clinic

Provides information on medical research, including clinical trials.

Merck Manuals

Includes information on normal laboratory test values.

RxList

Includes a pill identifier.

WebMD

Consumer oriented, with a physician directory, information on supplements and a section on healthy living.

Finding/Talking to a Doctor

DoctorFinder (American Medical Association)

Directory of AMA member doctors.

New Jersey Healthcare Profile

Find a NJ Medical Doctor, Podiatrist or Optometrist. Profiles developed by the Division of Consumer Affairs in consultation with the State Board of Medical Examiners and the State Board of Optometrists.

New York State Physician Profile

Find a NY doctor.

Physician Compare (Medicare.gov)

Directory of Medicare providers.

Questions to Ask Your Doctor

Information on how to communicate well with your doctor and obtain the information you need.

Vitals

Vitals is an online resource for patients to find doctors and medical facilities.

Government Resources

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Health when traveling, environmental health.

HealthCare.gov

Comprehensive information on the Affordable Care Act, including a preview of plans and prices, estimates of costs and savings, the 4 ways to apply and access to online enrollment. Information is also available in Chinese, Korean, Portuguese, French Creole, Polish, Spanish and Vietnamese.

Medicare.gov

Information on Medicare.

Medline Plus

Information on diseases, conditions and wellness written for consumers.

National Institutes of Health

Information on clinical trials and research on disease.

National Library of Medicine

Access to medical databases.

National Safety Council

Information on a variety of safety topics including: preventing injuries and deaths at work, in homes and communities, and on the roads.

U.S. Department of Health & Human Services

Links to sources for essential government health services.

New Jersey Resources

HealthyNJ

Information on diseases, wellness and drugs, with emphasis on NJ resources.

NJ Air Quality

Check NJ air quality.

NJ Healthcare Profile

Find a NJ Medical Doctor, Podiatrist or Optometrist. Profiles developed by the Division of Consumer Affairs in consultation with the State Board of Medical Examiners and the State Board of Optometrists.

NJ Medicaid

Information concerning eligibility for and health care benefits provided by NJ Medicaid.

NJ Medical Examiners

Directory of NJ medical examiners.

Special Health Topics

Alzheimer's Association

Comprehensive information on Alzheimer's disease-diagnosis, treatment, and research.  Includes support for caregivers.

American Cancer Society

The American Cancer Society provides information on the diagnosis and treatment of the disease.  Written for the consumer.

American Diabetes Association

User friendly site of the American Diabetes Association, providing support and information on living with the condition.

American Heart Association

Information on heart disease and health for patients, caregivers and educators from the American Heart Association.

Children's Health

Comprehensive information on children's health and wellness.

Ebola

Fact sheet provided by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention concerning the Ebola Virus Disease.

End of Life and Palliative Care

Includes forms and FAQ concerning Advance Directives (New Jersey) such as a Durable Power of Attorney for Health Care and a Living Will. Also contains information regarding Hospice. Provided by the N.J. Dept. of Health.

FARE: Food Allergy Research & Education

Food Allergy Research & Education (FARE) works on behalf of the 15 million Americans with food allergies, including all those at risk for life-threatening anaphylaxis.

Food Safety

U.S. Government information on food safety, including recalls and alerts.

National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine

Reliable information on complementary and alternative medicine from the National Institutes of Health.

Women's Health

Covers health topics of special interest to women.

Work Related Injuries and Diseases

Information concerning work-related injuries and diseases provided by the National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health.

Medical Journals

BioMed Central

Free open access to 259 peer reviewed journals in the areas of science, technology and medicine.

Free Medical Journals

Free access to 4000 medical journals, including JAMA and the New England Journal of Medicine.

New England Journal of Medicine

The New England Journal of Medicine online, full text available free 1990-present.

PubMed Central

Free full text archive of biomedical and life science journal literature at the US National Institutes of Health's National Library of Medicine, containing 2.9 million articles.