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Health

Using the Web sites under this topic area, you will find answers to health related questions, definitions to medical terminology, and illustrated interactive Web tools. Also featured is an easy-to-understand Web site for adolescents, which includes personal journal accounts by adolescents with health problems.


Glossary of HIV/AIDS Terms:
Women, Children and HIV: Resources for Prevention and Treatment.

MedlinePlus:
A service of the National Library of Medicine and the National Institutes of Health which provides health terms by topic, a medical dictionary, encyclopedia entries with illustrations, and an area physician finder. This site also includes interactive health tutorials, easy-to-read health information in English and Spanish, and magnification for easy site viewing.

Sections of Interest in this Web Site Include:
Medical Encyclopedia
Health Topics
Drug Information

Merriam-Webster Medical Dictionary:
This interactive dictionary finds definitions and common words even if the spelling is unknown; the dictionary finds the most common words based on the first few letters of the word followed with an asterisk.

University of Newcastle upon Tyne: Dept. of Medical Oncology, On-Line Medical Dictionary:
A medical dictionary with interactive term searches and a 'search by subject' which covers terms related to medicine, cell biology and biochemistry. Acronyms, jargon and history of terms are also included.

Brookes Publishing Co Disabilities Dictionary:
An inter-active dictionary containing information on the development and corresponding behaviors of various disabilities.

MedicineNet.com:
An A-to-Z listing of over 16,000 medical terms covering diseases and conditions, symptoms and signs, procedures and tests, and medications.

Net Wellness Consumer Health Information:
The ADAM Health Encyclopedia includes subcategory information on disease, injury, nutrition, poison, special, surgery, symptoms and available medical testing.

Aetna InteliHealth:
This Web site contains multiple health-related reference tools. Sections of interest in this Web site include:

Diseases and Conditions includes such topics as addiction, depression, kidney disease, and HIV/AIDS.
Health from A-Z of diseases and conditions and information on complementary & alternative medicine covers diseases and medical conditions plus information on complimentary and alternative medicine.
Interactive Tools with illustrations, health quizzes, and a breast exam how-to tutorial offers health quizzes, assessments, illustrations, and a breast exam tutorial.
Drug Resource Center with a comprehensive overview of how to read prescription labels includes a comprehensive overview on how to read a prescription label.

The Body:
A compilation of over 550 dictionary and glossary entries pertaining to drug interactions, HIV/AIDS, financial terminology and more.

American Independent Marketing:
Glossary of terminology used in health care, health management and the legal.

University of Washington comprehensive glossaries:
This Web site contains multiple health-related reference tools. Sections of interest in this Web site include:

Neuroscience terms
Basic genetic terms
Nutrition for Children with Special Health Care Needs




Adolescents

Nemours Foundation: TeensHealth
Overview of disease definitions, conditions including personalized examples for relational emphasis. In English and Spanish.

Healthy Children Project:
Glossary of environmental toxin terms and health consequences.



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