Complementary & Alternative Medicine
The ABC Clinical Guide to Herbs
Published by the American Botanical Council and provided by the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center this online book offers information on 29 herbs.
Cochrane Complementary Medicine
Based at the University of Maryland Center for Integrative Medicine and providing systematic reviews on complementary, alternative and integrative medicine (CAM) therapies.
Promotes research, education and knowledge in the field of complementary medicine.
The Commission E Monographs of Herbs
Provided by the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, this listing provides uses, contraindications, and dosages for over 200 herbs.
Drugs, Herbs, and Supplements
MedlinePlus provides information on effectiveness, usual dosage, and drug interactions of supplements and herbal remedies.
The Herb Research Foundation
Dedicated to the safe, effective use of herbs and other natural products for health promotion and natural healing.
National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM)
Federal Government’s lead agency for scientific research on the diverse medical and health care systems, practices, and products that are not generally considered part of conventional medicine.
The Office of Cancer Complementary and Alternative Medicine
Complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) as it relates to cancer prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and symptom management.
PubMed Dietary Supplement
A subset of the National Library of Medicine's PubMed database. Offers information about dietary supplement literature including vitamins, minerals, botanicals and herbal supplements.
A nonprofit corporation whose purpose is to combat health-related frauds, myths, fads and fallacies.
Reviewed: November 2019
The American Medical Association (AMA) is a professional association of physicians and medical students. Use this site to locate a physician.
The American Association of Poison Control Centers (AAPCC) is a nationwide organization of poison centers and interested individuals.
Recognized as the "gold standard" in physician certification. Find out why board certification is important.
Consumer website with resources such as Choosing a Dental Plan Under the ACA and Symptom Checker. The Mouth Healthy Kids link offers videos, games, quizzes and teacher resources for grades 1-12.
Learn about the anatomy and physiology of the human body with interactive images and descriptions.
CardioSmart is a consumer information service of the American College of Cardiology Foundation.
Cleveland Clinic's Center for Consumer Health Information provides health tools for educational purposes.
An alphabetical listing of not-for-profit clubs, agencies and organizations in the Springfield, Missouri, metropolitan area.
The National Library of Medicine's web site for consumer information about genetic conditions and the genes responsible for those conditions.
Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act Links.
A free guide to reliable consumer health and human services information, developed by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Mobile app available.
A public resource on clinical lab testing from laboratory professionals. Includes information on tests, conditions, diseases, and screening.
Consumer health information produced by CAPHIS of the Medical Library Association.
Quality healthcare information from the world’s largest medical library, the National Library of Medicine at the National Institutes of Health (United States).
Highly detailed, complete, authoritative medical information for the general public. Addresses medical topics, drug information and self-assessment tools.
The U.S. Department of Health’s medical research agency site offering access to health topics under the Health Information tab, current health topics under the News & Events tab or access to science education resources.
Fact sheets providing current overview of individual vitamins, minerals and other dietary supplements.
Offers accurate and timely information about cancer to patients and their families. From the Abrahamsson Cancer Center of the University of Pennsylvania.
Cancer information for patients, their families, and health professionals.
Help you or someone you care about quit smoking.
Use this guide to discover common causes of various symptoms.
Includes a guide to commonly encountered toxic substances, provides non-technical descriptions of chemicals, and information regarding health concerns during environmental events such as wildfires or storms and floods.
Prescription Drugs, OTC Medications & Dietary Supplements
Information from the labels of over 2,000 brands of dietary supplements in the marketplace, including vitamins, minerals, herbs or other botanicals, amino acids, and other specialty supplements.
The Office of Dietary Supplements (ODS) fact sheets give a current overview of individual vitamins, minerals, and other dietary supplements from the National Institutes of Health. Quick Facts available in Spanish; Información en español.
Quick access to quality drug information from the National Library of Medicine.
Mayo Clinic's database of herbs, vitamins and other supplements.
Resources on herbs, supplements, vitamins and minerals from the National Library of Medicine.
Drugs, Supplements, and Herbal Information Learn about your prescription drugs and over-the-counter medicines. Includes side effects, dosage, special precautions, and more. Browse dietary supplements and herbal remedies to learn about their effectiveness, usual dosage, and drug interactions.
How to identify and unknown pill based on color, shape, and size from the National Library of Medicine and National Institutes of health.
A peer-reviewed and fully referenced database of drugs to which breastfeeding mothers may be exposed. Among the data included are maternal and infant levels of drugs, possible effects on breastfed infants and on lactation, and alternate drugs to consider.
Links provided to Drug Information Portal, Drugs, Herbs and Supplements, Pillbox, DailyMed, Dietary Supplement Label Database, RxNorm, LactMed and LiverTox.
FDA approved drug products with therapeutic equivalence evaluations.
Physician’s Desk Reference online offering A-Z drug searches, clinical trials news and articles on drug information.
Managed in part by the National Library of Medicine this group of databases covers drugs, chemicals, occupational health, poisoning, and toxicology including LactMed, TOXLINE-Toxicology Literature Online and ChemIDplus-Chemical Identification Dictionary.
Reviewed: September 2018
Salud de los Consumidores (Consumer Health - Spanish)
(Agency for Health Care Policy and Research)
La información de salud incluyendo Guías Clínicas en Español.
(Health information including Clinical Guidelines in Spanish.)
(American Academy of Family Physicians)
Materiales orientados al paciente / consumidor relativos a las enfermedades y condiciones, prevención y bienestar, embarazo, recién nacidos, niños, adolescentes y adultos mayores.
(Patient/consumer oriented materials concerning diseases and conditions, prevention & wellness, pregnancy, newborns, children, teens and seniors.)
(National Alliance for Hispanic Health)
La misión de la NAHH es mejorar la salud y el bienestarde los hispanos en los Estados Unidos. Datos de salud ennumerosos temas están disponibles en Inglés y Español.
(The mission of NAHH is to improve the health and well being of Hispanics in the United States. Health facts on numerous topics are available in English and Spanish.)
(American Cancer Society)
Información En Español.
(CDC : Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)
El CDC provee información de salud confiable creíble enespañol sobre enfermedades y condiciones, emergencias, desastres, salud ambiental, salud del viajero, seguridad en el trabajo y más.
(The CDC provides credible, reliable health information in Spanish on diseases and conditions, emergencies, disasters, environmental health, traveler's health, workplace safety and more.)
Encuentre información acerca de la comida y la seguridad de los medicamentos, dispositivos médicos, cosméticos, productos de tabaco y alimentos de origen animal y los medicamentos.
(Find information about food and drug safety, medical devices, cosmetics, tobacco products and animal foods and medications.)
Una guía gratuita de información de salud y servicios humanos de los consumidores confiables, desarrollado por el Departamento de Salud y Servicios Humanos de los EE.
(A free guide to reliable consumer health and human services information, developed by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.)
Información sanitaria de calidad sobre las enfermedades y las condiciones específicas de la biblioteca médica más grande del mundo, la Biblioteca Nacional de Medicina.
(Quality healthcare information about specific diseases and conditions from the world's largest medical library, the National Library of Medicine.)
(National Cancer Institute)
Cancer topics for patients and families.
(Temas del cáncer para pacientes y familiares.)
(National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute)
Recursos latinos salud cardiovascular.
(Latino Cardiovascular Health Resources.)
Información sobre temas de diabetes.
(Information about diabetes topics.)
(National Institute of Mental Health)
Temas de salud mental, publicaciones, e información enespañol.
(Mental health topics, publications, and information in Spanish.)
(National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism Publications)
Publicaciones en español sobre el abuso del alcohol, el alcoholismo y sus efectos en el cuerpo. (Spanish language publications on alcohol abuse, alcoholism, and their effects on the body.)
Reviewed: September 2018
The Center for Applied Linguistics is a private, nonprofit organization promoting access, equity and mutual understanding for linguistically and culturally diverse people around the world.
Resources for improving cultural and linguistic competency in delivering health care.
Information about cultural beliefs, medical issues and related topics pertinent to the health care of U.S. immigrants.
Endeavors to accelerate CDC's health impact in the U.S. population and to eliminate health disparities for vulnerable populations.
HealthReach is a national collaborative partnership that has created a resource of quality multilingual, multicultural public health information for those working with or providing care to individuals with limited English proficiency.
Resources created for health care providers; online guides, books and videos discuss effective communication with patients and families.
Provides national leadership and contributes to the body of knowledge on cultural and linguistic competency within systems and organizations.
Reviewed: March 2019
Evidence Based Practice
Find the most current trends in cancer occurrence and survival, as well as information on symptoms in the Cancer Facts & Figures titles. Each title is available for free PDF download and earlier editions are also archived for historic reference.
Information from the Centers for Disease Control and the National Center for Health Statistics.
Research data and publications covering a variety of child-related topics including poverty, welfare, housing, violence, education, mental health and hunger.
Community Data Profiles are available on various subject areas such as cause of death, chronic diseases, unintentional injuries, prenatal and others. Each Community Data Profile table provides data on 15-30 indicators for each geography selected. Information provided includes the number of events, rate for the selected geography, statistical significance compared to the state, quintile ranking (for counties) and the state rate.
University of Wisconsin project provides county demographics for morbidity and mortality, health behaviors, clinical care, social and economic environment and physical environment.
Contains the latest data on demographics, health, and health policy, including health coverage, access, financing, and state legislation for the State of Missouri.
Gateway to statistics from over 100 U.S. Federal agencies.
NCHS is the Federal Government's principal vital and health statistics agency.
A free, on-line query system on data from the Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP). It provides access to health statistics and information on hospital inpatient and emergency department utilization.
Provides free, up-to-date, and easy-to-use health data for all 50 states including data on more than 700 health topics.
Missouri Department of Elementary & Secondary Education - Data Dashboard
Easily locate statistics and data for MO schools.
Missouri Information for Community Assessment (MICA) is an interactive system that allows the user to create and download tables, based on selected variables from data files.
Easily view arrest reports, crime data, boat and drowning incidents, meth stats, traffic crashes, missing persons and Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) Statistical Analysis Website which provides data concerning crime in the United States.
Compare countries on just about anything! A massive central data source and a handy way to graphically compare nations. NationMaster is a vast compilation of data from such sources as the CIA World Fact book, UN, and OECD.
Developed by the March of Dimes Perinatal Data Center, the PeriStats Web site provides free access to US, state, county, and city maternal & infant health data.
Publications produced as a result of research conducted by recipients of RWJF grants. Research focuses on childhood obesity, health care coverage, pioneering health care solutions, underserved populations, and more.
Web site for the public school system of Springfield, MO. Includes statistical data for attendance rates, enrollment, free/reduced lunch counts, graduation rates, and more.
Data and statistics for Springfield, MO and Greene County concerning animal control, communicable diseases, health education, immunizations, restaurant inspections, vital statistics, maternal-child health and WIC.
Latest United States census information from the Department of Commerce.
This site provides extensive global health and health-related epidemiological and statistical information.
Reviewed: March 2019