Health, medical and wellness information for the consumer and researcher. The resources presented here are intended for informational purposes and do not replace the advice of a medical professional.

Library Resources

Web Resources

MedlinePlus is a service of the US National Library of Medicine and the National Institutes of Health. This site offers a wealth of health-related information.
Consumer health information and health databases produced by government agencies, nonprofit organizations, and universities. Current medical news.
MedlinePlus Drug, Herb, and Supplement Information
Information from the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists’ MedMaster and the U.S. Pharmacopoeia for thousands of prescription and over-the-counter drugs, herbs, and supplements.
U.S. Food and Drug Administration
This agency regulates food, drugs, medical devices, cosmetics, and radiation-emitting products. Check here for safety alerts, product approvals, and FDA news and regulations.
Oregon Medical Board
Look here for physicians who are licensed to practice in Oregon, records of complaints, etc.
AMA DoctorFinder
Gives education, certifications, awards, and current practice information for members of the American Medical Association and basic information for non-members.
Certification Matters
Find out if your doctor is board-certified on this free website produced by a non-profit organization. Searches the registration of 24 ABMS (American Board of Medical Specialties) boards.
American Hospital Directory
A private company’s web site that offers federally-collected statistical measures of a hospital’s service.
Nursing Home Compare
Information about the past performance of all Medicare and Medicaid certified nursing homes.
National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization
Information about hospice care, plus a searchable directory of hospice programs.
National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine
A science-based look at the therapies themselves and at alternative treatments for specific conditions. Current CAM research and clinical trials information. Advice for health consumers who use or are considering CAM treatments.
St. Charles Medical Center
Find out about services, classes, and support groups at St. Charles.
Deschutes County Health Department
Public health services provided by this agency include family planning, child health care, support for pregnant women and teen parents, immunizations, and communicable disease control.
Central Oregon Health Data
A data resource that supports community efforts toward improving health by providing a central source of quality information about Central Oregon.
A.D.A.M. Medical Encyclopedia
Articles on diseases, injuries, symptoms, tests, and surgical procedures.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Source for information about contagious diseases and other public health topics, and U.S. disease and health statistics. It also addresses environmental health and occupational health concerns, and issues traveler’s health advisories.
A searchable database of current clinical research studies. Includes questions to ask when deciding to participate in a clinical trial.
The President’s Council on Fitness, Sports, and Nutrition. Promotes programs and initiatives that motivate people of all ages, backgrounds, and abilities to lead active, healthy lives.
Separate sections are written for parents, for kids, and for teens.

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