Authoritative Health and Medical Information Online
Your gateway to online health information! MEDLINE in the Mountains is a partnership between Poudre Valley Health System and the northern Colorado library communities in Berthoud, Estes Park, Red Feather Lakes and Wellington. This project was funded with an award from the
Wading through millions of websites can be overwhelming! We’ve created an A-Z list of local and national links to reliable consumer health websites to help you narrow your search and save time finding the information you need.
For board certified family physicians experienced in internal medicine, pediatrics, women’s care, men’s care, work comp services, obstetrics, dermatology, surgery, senior care, urgent care and psychiatry.
An agency of the Department of Health and Human Services, The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is recognized as the lead federal agency for protecting the health and safety of people – at home and abroad.
Federally and privately supported clinical research in human volunteers are found on this government site. ClinicalTrials.gov provides information about a trial’s purpose, who may participate, locations, and phone numbers for more details.
A clearinghouse of Colorado health resources, including health information websites, community resources, Colorado grant information, and public, academic and medical libraries that are members of the National Network of Library of Medicine (NN/LM).
The Consumer and Patient Health Information Section (CAPHIS) of the Medical Library Association is a valuable communications tool to find information about consumer health information services.
More than 600 medical textbooks are available online, free and in full-text.
Thousands of medical journals are available online, free and in full-text. Selected journals are available in Spanish, French, German, Portuguese and other languages.
The University of Iowa’s Hardin Library for Health Sciences offers a directory of health information on common diseases, including links to medical pictures.
This comprehensive site offers links to health providers, support groups and health topics in Fort Collins, Colorado. Of special interest is local action, news and support for the West Nile virus in Northern Colorado.
Since 1997, Healthfinder® has been recognized as a key resource for finding the best government and nonprofit health and human services information on the Internet. Healthfinder® links to carefully selected information and websites from more than 1,700 health-related organizations.
Health information in many languages, from the National Library of Medicine and National Institutes of Health.
The University of California School of Medicine offers this excellent source for comprehensive, up-to-date information on HIV/AIDs treatment, prevention and policy.
The Nemours Foundation’s Center for Children’s Health Media hosts KidsHealth, which provides doctor-approved health information about children from before birth through adolescence.
Access full-text articles from hundreds of popular magazines, including those related to health, on this free site.
More than 2,000 Mayo Clinic physicians and scientists offer their experience and knowledge on this comprehensive site.
AcademicInfo is an online education resource center with extensive subject guides and distance learning information. The Medical Databases page lists research guides and resources for major medical resources online.
The Mesothelioma Cancer Alliance is an online educational and support resource for cancer patients and caregivers. We are dedicated to providing answers to patients. We have a range of information on our site that talks about the cancer itself, the types of treatment that is expected, and preventative measures. Mesothelioma.com is the web’s most trusted information resource for individuals who have been diagnosed with mesothelioma and their families.
The Mesothelioma Cancer Center is available fromand is committed to providing the latest, up-to-date information to our visitors in the hopes of spreading awareness about the dangers of asbestos exposure. This website offers a one-stop resource on all asbestos issues ranging from occupational exposure, mesothelioma treatment options, and where to find the nearest mesothelioma doctors in your area.
Health sciences librarians who work in medical schools, hospitals, and other specialized health settings maintain this authoritative website, which includes “A Patient’s Bill of Rights,” guidelines on finding the highest quality health information on the Web and Health information resources and links for health writers.
The National Library of Medicine provides authoritative and up-to-date information on more than 650 diseases and conditions.
Hosted by WebMD Corporation, this site helps physicians and consumers keep up-to-date on the latest medical news.
The National Cancer Institute’s website focuses on cancer information, clinical trials, statistics, research programs and research funding.
This website is a storehouse of information on diverse medical and health care systems, practices, and products that are not presently considered to be part of conventional medicine. Also included is health information, research, training and clinical trials.
The world’s largest biomedical library has extensive health resources for those who wish to conduct their own medical research. It also provides links to authoritative health websites such as ClinicalTrials.gov, MedlinePlus, and PubMed.
This listing of ejournals provides free, full-text medical articles, including Electronic Journal Miner, FreeMedicalJournals.com and Science, Technology and Medical ejournals.
Good information is the best medicine for older adults. The National Institute of Health’s website helps people over the age of 60 who use the Internet to learn more about their health and aging.
The Abramson Cancer Center of the University of Pennsylvania helps cancer patients, families, health care professionals and the general public get accurate cancer-related information at no charge.
The Poudre Valley Health System has put together a list of health-related websites that include birthing resources, resources for kids and teens, clinical research trials, medicine and drug interactions, and infectious diseases, among others.
The National Library of Medicine’s PubMed includes more than 14 million citations for biomedical articles dating back to the 1950’s.
Quackwatch, Inc. is a nonprofit corporation whose purpose is to combat health-related frauds, myths, fads, and fallacies. “Quackery” derives from the word quacksalver (someone who boasts about his salves). Dictionaries define quack as “a pretender to medical skill; a charlatan” and “one who talks pretentiously without sound knowledge of the subject discussed.”
MedlinePlus and other health related websites are offered in Spanish.
Tox Town uses color, graphics, sounds and animation to add interest to learning about connections between chemicals, the environment, and the public’s health.
Located in the residential heart of Denver, the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center encompasses the Schools of Medicine, Nursing, Dentistry and Pharmacy, and the Graduate School.
Virtual Hospital is a digital health sciences library created in 1992 at the University of Iowa to help meet the information needs of health care providers and patients. It contains thousands of textbooks and booklets for health care providers and patients.