Consumer Information Center
This federal site offers the full text of dozens of government publications about nutrition and health topics. Some of the subjects covered include dietary guidelines, buying fresh fruits, vegetarian diets, contraceptive choices, Alzheimer's disease, cancer tests, chronic fatigue syndrome, eating disorders, headaches, depression, surgery, and skin cancer, among others.

Doctor's Guide to the Internet
The highlight of this site is its dozens of sections devoted to specific conditions and illnesses. Most sections have dozens of news articles, in addition to links to related newsgroups and Web sites.

Hardin Meta Directory of Internet Health Sources

Hardin is a meta directory – a list of directories about three dozen health subjects, ranging from allergy to toxicology. For each subject, there are typically links to ten to twenty directories, which in turn link to hundreds of related Web sites, mailing lists, and newsgroups.

HealthAtoZ is a great search engine that provides links to thousands of health-related Internet sites, mailing lists, and newsgroups. If you prefer to browse instead of search, the database entries are broken out into dozens of directories.

Healthfinder provides links to hundreds of federal government health publications and to hundreds of consumer health sites on the Internet. All of the sites have been evaluated for quality by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

This great site was created by medical librarians at universities throughout the Midwest. It has links to thousands of health-related Web sites, mailing lists, and newsgroups, and each resource was evaluated before being included.

Internet Grateful Med
This wonderful site provides free access to MEDLINE, a huge database created by the National Library of Medicine that has bibliographic information for nearly nine million medical articles published from 1966 to the present. The site also provides access to ten other useful databases developed by the National Library of Medicine.

Mayo Clinic Health Oasis
The Mayo Clinic operates this site, which has thousands of articles about virtually every medical topic under the sun. The site is especially strong in the areas of diet and nutrition, pregnancy and child health, cancer, heart wellness, and women's health.

Medical Matrix
Medical Matrix provides annotated, ranked listings for thousands of health-related Internet sites. Most of the listings are categorized by disease. The site also offers sections about clinical trials, major journals, MEDLINE, health care policy, and lots of other topics.

Medical World Search
The powerful search engine at this site hunts through health-related sites that have been chosen for their quality. The focused nature of the search makes this engine a far better choice for finding health information than general search engines such as AltaVista or Infoseek.

If you're seeking information about cancer, OncoLink is the place to start your search. Through its files and links to other sites, OncoLink presents a huge array of information about just about every aspect of cancer, from new treatments to insurance issues. One of OncoLink's highlights is its menus devoted to specific types of cancer.

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