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Family Medicine and Primary Care Links
Resources for Patient Care
  • Centers for Disease Control
    Medical information for travelers and their physicians.
  • Dermatologic Internet Service
    Includes Dermatology On-line Atlas.
  • DynaMed (Dynamic Medical Information System)
    DynaMed is an interactive, real-time medical information system designed for use at the point of care. It consists mainly of a vast clinically organized reference covering basic information and is updated daily from developments in the literature.
  • Familypractice
    Portal for family physicians online, offering tools and information on family medical care, including the latest research, educational modules, practice guidelines, decision tools, and more.
  • Family Medicine Resources
    An extensive collection of medical links for health professionals.
  • GeneralPediatrics
    GeneralPediatrics.com is a pediatric digital library that identifies and organizes high quality, authoritative General Pediatrics Web sites. It contains over 1700 links to more than 375 Web sites concerning 387 common pediatric problems.
  • Health Education Program
    Database from the AAFP - much information on where to get patient education information.
  • Medical Matrix
    The Medical Matrix Project is devoted to posting, annotating, and continuously updating "full content, unrestricted access, Internet clinical medicine resources." Our target audience is primarily United States physicians and health workers who are on the front line in prescribing treatment for disease conditions.  
  • Patient education handouts
    Handouts written and reviewed by the physicians and patient education professionals at the American Academy of Family Physicians. The information is regularly reviewed and updated.
  • Primary Care Clinical Practice Guidelines
    Clinical resources: Guidelines, clinical review, cross-cultural health, teaching and more....
  • Putting Prevention Into Practice
    Put Prevention Into Practice (PPIP) is a national campaign to improve the delivery of clinical preventive services such as screening tests, immunizations, and counseling for health behavior change.
  • Virtual Library of Medicine
    Indexes of various medicine subfields: AIDS, Anesthesiology, Epidemiology, Nursing, Pharmacy, Stress, and Veterinary Medicine.
Medical Organizations
  • American Heart Association  
  • AMA (American Medical Association)  
  • AMSA (American Medical Students Association)  
  • National Stroke Association  
  • STFM (Society of Teachers of Family Medicine)  
  • WHO (World Health Organization) Searchable by keywords.  
  •  AAFP (American Academy of Family Physicians)  
  • ACP (American College of Physicians) Online (Internal Medicine)  
  • ACS (American Cancer Society)  
  • AHCPR (Agency for Health Care Policy and Research)  
U.S Government Agencies
  • CDC (Center for Disease Control)  
  • DHHS (Department of Health and Human Services)  
  • FDA (Food and Drug Administration)  
  • HRSA (Health Resources and Service Administration)  
  • NIH (National Institutes of Health)  
  • NLM (National Library of Medicine)
Clinical Practice Guidelines
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality - Clinical Practice Guidelines
Patient Education in the Web
  • American Cancer Society Cancer Resource Center - Information including links to prevention guidelines and risk factors
  • American Diabetes Association Covers variety of topics including risks, recipes, African-American program
  • American Heart Association Family Health including nutrition, exercise, information on prevention, treatment, conditions including stroke
  • American Lung Association Quit Smoking Action Plan
  • Cancer Support Partnership between The Gillette Company and allHealth, provides women's cancer support; search for support group by zip code
  • Dr. Koop Excellent site full of topical information including Tackling Tobacco, Prevention Questionnaire, Eating Healthy, Fitness Center
  • Healthfinder U. S. Department of Health & Human Services site with information on prevention and self-care, medical dictionary, minority health, alternative medicine, many topics
  • National Cancer Institute, NIH Cancer prevention, information
  • National Heart, Lung & Blood Institute, NIH Facts about heart disease
  • National Library of Medicine Health topics and wellness/prevention issues for consumers
  • National Women's Health Information Center (NWHIC) (Office on Women's Health, U. S. Department of Health & Human Services) Information and resource service, reference library, FAQ about women's health, search by topic, list of mammography sites certified by FDA, many links
  • NIH's Word on Health (formerly HEALTHWise) Consumer health information based on National Institutes of Health research. Includes information on mammograms, sleep, ear infections in children and press releases.
  • ParentsPlace in iVillage Health and safety concerns, poison prevention, childproofing checklist, product recall notices, baby care
  • Pregnancy in ParentsPlace Interactive, customized calendar of development and information on nutrition, breastfeeding, and more
  • Shapeup Body mass index, calories needed to maintain or lose weight, select your diet online (Cyberkitchen)
On-Line Medical Journals
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