Directories & Registers
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Science.gov 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.
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