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Independent testing and evaluation of vitamins, supplements, and nutritional products.


The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, fifth edition (DSM-5) is used to diagnose and classify mental disorders.

Contains health information for various ethnic groups, in several languages.
"One stop" access to U.S.government flu information, on both seasonal and H1N1 flu, including prevention and treatment.

Guide to reliable consumer health and human services information, developed by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

Medicina y salud
Medicina y Salud dispone de una amplia base de datos con más de 25,000 artículos y 53,000 gráficos e ilustraciones de medicina, enfermería y salud en español. Spanish language health and medical information.


Health information from the U.S. National Library of Medicine. For all ages, including seniors. Also available in Spanish.

Merck Manual Online

Current medical information for patients and professionals. A standard resource for information on medical diagnosis and treatment. 

National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health

Scientific research on complementary and integrative health products and practices.

Natural Medicines
High-quality, evidence-based information about complementary and alternative therapies, diets, exercise and nutrition.

National Institute of Health site, available in both large-type and with sound.
Information from the USDA National Agricultural Library on nutrition, healthy eating, physical activity, and food safety for consumers, educators and health professionals.

ProQuest Family Health
Magazines and journals related to health and medicine.

Search for biomedical articles in journals. From the National Library of Medicine. Covers medicine, nursing, dentistry, health care, preclinical science, and more.



Health Care Providers



AMA DoctorFinder

DoctorFinder provides you with basic professional information on virtually every licensed physician in the United States. This includes more than 814,000 doctors.

Consumers' Checkbook
Evaluations and ratings of the quality and prices of Puget Sound service firms and stores, such as auto repair shops, hospitals, plumbers, banks, and insurance companies.

Health Systems Quality Assurance
Information on health care providers and health facilities from the Washington State Department of Health.

Use Hospital Compare to find hospitals and compare the quality of their care.  On this page you can also click on the "Physician Compare" link to find physicians and other healthcare professionals that accept Medicare in your area. Search by specialty and zip code or by name.


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