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A comprehensive service from the National Council on Aging. Connects to federal, state and some local private and public benefits for older adults (ages 55 and over).

Independent testing and evaluation of vitamins, supplements, and nutritional products.


The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, fifth edition (DSM-5) is used to diagnose and classify mental disorders.

Contains health information for various ethnic groups, in several languages.
"One stop" access to U.S.government flu information, on both seasonal and H1N1 flu, including prevention and treatment.

Health & Wellness Resource Center
Hundreds of health and medical journals, and many books including the Gale Encyclopedia of Medicine, the Alternative Health Encyclopedia and the Medical & Health Information Directory.

Health On the Net Foundation
A not-for-profit portal to medical information on the Internet.

Guide to reliable consumer health and human services information, developed by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

Health information from the U.S. National Library of Medicine. For all ages, including seniors.

National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine
Health information, research, clinical trial, training and news on alternative medicine.

Natural Standard
High-quality, evidence-based information about complementary and alternative therapies, diets, exercise and nutrition.

National Institute of Health site, available in both large-type and with sound.
Information from the USDA National Agricultural Library on nutrition, healthy eating, physical activity, and food safety for consumers, educators and health professionals.

ProQuest Family Health
Magazines and journals related to health and medicine.

Search for biomedical articles in journals. From the U.S. National Library of Medicine. Covers medicine, nursing, dentistry, health care, preclinical science, and more.



Health Care Providers



AMA DoctorFinder
DoctorFinder provides you with basic professional information on virtually every licensed physician in the United States. This includes more than 690,000 doctors.

Consumers' Checkbook
Evaluations and ratings of the quality and prices of Puget Sound service firms and stores, such as auto repair shops, hospitals, plumbers, banks, and insurance companies.

Health Systems Quality Assurance
Information on health care providers and health facilities from the Washington State Department of Health.

Hospital Compare
Compare the quality of care hospitals provide using information on how well the hospitals care for adult patients with certain medical conditions. From the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
Find physicians and other healthcare professionals that accept Medicare in your area. Search by specialty and zip code or by name.


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