Web sites listed below provide information designed for health care providers. Click on the "About" link to find the Web site address and a brief summary of the resources provided on that site.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) - The CDC focuses on disease prevention and control, environmental health, current news, and health promotion and education activities designed to improve health.
Communicating about Health Care with People Who Have Disabilities - This document from Iowa's IANET Task Force provides guidelines for communicating in speech or writing with persons who have disabilities. In addition to general guidelines, the site includes specific suggestions for people who have cognitive disorders or mental retardation, hearing impairments, muscle disorders, and vision impairments. The site also provides suggestions on developing web sites that are accessible and user-friendly.
Doctor's Guide - A one stop storehouse for medical information and resources, daily news, updates, and frequently updated links, you can personalize this site and receive a free weekly e-mail update. Doctor's Guide provides links to over 1400 peer-reviewed journals, news, webcasts/CME, case studies, upcoming conferences, drugs/indications, a multilingual medical glossary, reference books, and lists of patient education resources.
Food and Drug Administration (FDA) -
The FDA protects the public health by helping safe and effective products reach the market and monitoring products for continued safety after they are in use. Their website includes hot topics, FDA news, safety alerts, product approvals, and FDA activities.
Iowa Hospital Association Affiliate Groups - IHA's affiliate groups offer specialized learning and networking opportunities for a variety of hospital professionals.
Medscape - The site provides current clinical medicine resources for specialists, primary care physicians, and other health professionals. Key features include peer review articles, coverage of major medical conferences, daily medical news features and updates, continuing medical education activities, and access to 50 medical journals and textbooks. Medscape is organized by medical specialty, each with its own website. Specialty content is evaluated, created, and presented under the guidance of editorial and scientific advisory boards. Registration is free.
National Library of Medicine (NLM) - This site provides information resources from the worlds' largest medical library, which collects materials in all areas of biomedicine and health care. Resources are formatted into searchable database and databanks, bibliographic citations, full text (when available), archival collections, and images.
PubMed - PubMed provides access to over 23 million citations in MEDLINE, PreMEDLINE and other related databases, with links to participating online journals. PubMed was developed in conjunction with publishers of biomedical literature as a search tool for accessing literature citations and linking to full-text journals at web sites of participating publishers. Additional resources include access and links to the integrated molecular biology databases included in MCBI's Entrez retrieval system. These databases contain DNA and protein sequences, 3-D protein structure data, population study data sets, and assemblies of complete genomes in an integrated system. A full list of participating journals is available.
MedlinePlus - MEDLINEplus provides up-to-date, quality healthcare information from the world's largest medical library, the National Library of Medicine at the National Institutes of Health. The site contains extensive information about specific diseases and conditions and wellness; a medical encyclopedia; excellent drug information for over 9,000 prescription and over-the-counter medications; and 850 videos and interactive modules for patient education (the interactive modules require a Flash plug-in, which can be downloaded free of charge). Also provided are directories for location and credentials of doctors, dentists, and hospitals; health information in Spanish and other languages; and clinical trials.
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services - The Department of Health and Human Services is the principal agency for protecting the health of all Americans. It is comprised of the Office of the Secretary and 11 operating divisions. The agencies perform a wide variety of tasks and services, including research, public health, food and drug safety, grants and other funding, health insurance, and many others.