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Consumer Health: Medical Inquiries

Resources to assist students, individuals and families in health matters.

General Medicine

Consumer Reports Online

From one of the world's largest independent product testing organizations, these publications provide objective buying recommendations, timely advice, as well as ratings on consumer products.

Medical Background & Training

Databases

 
 
Government and privately funded studies of the safety and effectiveness of new medical treatments, drugs and devices.
 
 
Health and safety information on household products.
 
 
Information about the effects of genetic variations on human health.

 

MedlinePlus

The National Library of Medicine produces and maintains MedlinePlus as a resource for consumer health. 

 

Health/medical publications, fact sheets, and multiple links to other resources.

 

 

 

Find/Rate Physicians, Hospitals, Health Practices, Nursing Facilities

 
 
Hospital data and statistics nationwide.
 
 
Timely and up to date news and stories from a consumer's perspective
 
 
Detailed information about every Medicare and Medicaid-certified nursing home in the country.
 
 
(PALS) Official State verification service allows you to check for professional licensing background information and any disciplinary information.
 
Search by name or medical specialty, procedure or medical conditions to locate a physician anywhere in the United States.

 

 
 
 

 

 

Librarian

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Jenny Pierce
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