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Alternative Medicine
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Mental Health


Alternative Medicine

A Modern Herbal       
Online version of the well-known 1931 ed. of "A Modern Herbal" by M. Grieve.

National Center for Complementary and Integrated Health  
The Federal Government's agency for scientific research on complementary health products and practices. The web site provides information on alternative medicine, how to be an informed consumer, and information on grants. There is also a link for information in Spanish.

Quackwatch Home Page               
This non-profit organization combats health-related frauds, myths, fads, and fallacies.

CPR Classes

American Red Cross CPR    
Search by location.

CPR & First Aid
Search the website for classes or call 1-800-AHA-4CPR and follow the prompts.

Diet & Nutrition

Demystifying Vegan Nutrition
A helpful overview of nutrition as it pertains to vegan diets.  

Thousands of recipes from 'Gourmet' and 'Bon Appetit' as well as cookbooks. Multiple search functions, very easy to use.

Food and Nutrition Information Center (USDA)  
One of the 4 national libraries with information on nutrition, diet and health, food composition and safety, dietary supplements, food labeling, nutrition assistance programs, and more.

Directories & Registers

AMA Physicians Select    
Over 800,000 licensed U.S. physicians by name, specialty or condition.

American Board of Medical Specialties    
Here you can find out whether or not a doctor is board certified.

American Hospital Directory                 
Comparative data for most hospitals, including local ones.

Best Hospital Finder   
U. S. News & World Report ranks top hospitals by areas, name, specialty.

Dental Board of California
Verify current dental license status.

Dentist Directory           
Directory of dentists from all around the U. S.

Medical Board of California           
Mission is to protect health care consumers.  Includes directory of licensed physicians and indicates possible types of disciplinary actions against them with contact information.

Registered Nurse Directory in California  
Can search for registered nurses and midwives as well as continuing education providers.


Hearing Loss Association of America   
A national non-profit organization for all hard of hearing people with chapters around the country.

NARIC - National Rehabilitation Information Center 
The Library of the National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research allows the searching of articles, research, disability resources. 

An international organization that advocates for human rights and inclusion for people with significant disabilities and support needs.

Diseases, Disorders & Conditions

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention  
The main CDC site has information on Communicable Diseases, Travel Health,  AIDS and much more. 

Family Doctor                     
Covers health for the whole family, diseases & conditions, prevention & wellness, pregnancy & newborns. 

MedicineNet Diseases and Treatments      
Alphabetical listing of a variety of diseases and conditions with treatments with current medical and health information.  Includes a symptom checker. 

The Merck Manual       
Not for the average layman.  This standard medical reference source lists all disease but you will have to read advertisements and complete a free registration form to access the actual Merck Manual. 

An in-depth look at what we know about coronavirus

The Centers for Disease Control provides a variety of clear and detailed information on vaccines and immunizations, including vaccines for travelers. 


About Herbs, Botanicals & Other Products
From Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, evidence-based data on herbs, botanicals, vitamins and other types of supplements. 

Dietary Supplements Labels Database 
Contains the full label contents from a sample of dietary supplement products marketed in the U.S. 

A Drug Information/Interaction Search Engine by RxList 
Gives drug information and adverse interaction information including the use of supplements.

General Information

Covered California - Affordable Health Insurance  
Covered California, part of the State of California, provides the tools to shop for health insurance that meets your health care needs and financial realities.

Health Finder   
U. S. Department of Health and Human Services guide to reliable health information with health topics A – Z. 

For parents, professionals, teens, and kids, information on childhood health and diseases. 

Mayo Clinic Patient Care and Health Information  
Famous Hospital’s information about diseases and conditions, treatment options, and drugs. 

MEDLINEplus Health Information       
From the National Library of Medicine, this site  gives information on health topics, drugs and supplements, has a library of videos and tools, a medical encyclopedia, and much more.

The latest medical news, drug and care information for physicians and interested laymen.

National Institutes of Health             
Contains A-Z index of NIH health resources, clinical trials, MedlinePlus, health hotlines, current medical news, Grants & Funding opportunities, research training & scientific resources, Institutes, and Centers & Offices. Includes link for information in Spanish.

National Organization for Rare Disorders     
The site for rare diseases with links to research, advocacy, and support groups.

NIH Senior Health        
National Institute on Aging provides an A – Z search function on all aspects of senior health, caregiving, news and events.  Supports the whole family. FirstGov for Health    
The gateway to reliable information about science and technology from across Federal government organizations. Among the many agencies covered are the Departments of Agriculture, Commerce, Defense, Health and Human Services, Interior; Environmental Protection; National Aeronautics and Space, and National Science Foundation.

Mental Health

Child Mind Institute 
Provides resources on mental health of young people.

Children’s Mental Health
American Psychological Association’s site all about children’s and families’ mental health.

Children and Mental Health
National Institute of Mental Health site with very helpful information

Memory Care Resources For Veterans 
Find information about various stages of dementia-how to manage it and get care for it, particularly for veterans.