links – Health & Medical

Healthcare and Hospital Ratings and Listings

Go Local
Statewide database providing comprehensive information on health resources, providers, and facilities in South Carolina.

American Hospital Directory
Provides information on specific hospital statistics such as cost, claims, total number of beds, etc.

HealthGrades
The leading independent healthcare ratings organization.

General Medical Sites

Merck Manual Online
Includes many of the Merck medical products.

Health Finder
A government Web site where you will find information and tools to help you and those you care about stay healthy.

National Network of Libraries of Medicine
Consumer health information in many languages.

Medline Plus
Information from the U.S. National Library of Medicine and the National Institutes of Health.

RxList
Drugs from A-Z, interactions, pill identifier, and drug news.

Toll Free Numbers for Health Information
National Health Information Center numbers cover topics such as adoption, autism, organ donation, and sexuality issues.

United States Department of Health and Human Services
Information on all aspects of health, including health care reform and disease prevention.

MedicineNet
Health and medical information produced by doctors.

SearchMedica
Medical search engine that uses only peer reviewed and authoritative medial information.

Specialized Medical Sites

Therapeutic Yoga Poses
Healthful yoga poses from the online magazine, “Yoga Journal”.

American Indian Health Council
Health alerts, useful hotlines, and medical information for Native Americans as well as “cultural health” information for everyone.

Bones for Life
Based on the system of Feldenkrais, this is a program for bone strength and movement intelligence.

MentalHelp.net
Promoting mental health education and presenting information on a wide range of topics.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Vital government information on health and safety issues, including vaccines, international travel, and infectious diseases.

American Association of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine
Information on help with addiction, depression, heart disease, obesity, pain management, stroke, and other health issues.

Office of Minority Health
Provides health information, statistics, legal information, etc. for the most prominent ethnic and minority groups in the US.

National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine
Health information including alternative medicine options.

Paralysis Resource Center
Home of the Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation.

AVERT
AIDS and HIV information.

Children’s Medical Sites

American Academy of Pediatrics
Provides health information from infancy to age 21.

 KidsHealth
Includes pages for kids, teens, and adults.

 American Pregnancy Association
Promoting reproductive and pregnancy wellness.

Databases

Consumer Health Complete
the single-most comprehensive resource for consumer-oriented health content. It is designed to support the information needs of patients, and to foster an overall understanding of health-related topics.