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See also Biology, Consumer Information, and Nutrition


HealthCare.gov  - "an innovative new on-line tool that will help consumers take control of their health care by connecting them to new information and resources that will help them access quality, affordable health care coverage and provides consumers with both public and private health coverage options tailored specifically for their needs"


General Health








Statistics and Experiments







  • DEA: Drug Information: Controlled substances - Fast facts and news about illegal drugs and drugs that are abused in the U.S., such as OxyContin, cocaine, heroin, marijuana, LSD, steroids, methamphetamine, ecstasy (MDMA), ketamine, and other "club drugs."
  • Drugs@FDA -browse or Search by Drug Name, Active Ingredient, or Application Number
  • National Drug Code Directory - registered drug establishments to provide the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) with a current list of all drugs manufactured, prepared, propagated, compounded, or processed by it for commercial distribution
  • Orange Book - approved Drug Products with Therapeutic Equivalence Evaluations



  • 'Secrets of Aging' - examines what scientists are learning about aging, what we can do to live longer & healthier, & how the growing proportion of older to younger people is changing our world. Learn about "fluid & crystallized" intelligence. Test your memory. Compare factors that might determine the longevity of different species. Explore the demographics of aging.
  • Chemistry of Health - tells how chemistry and biochemistry are increasing our understanding of human health. Learn how biochemical relays keep our organ systems operating, how food is broken down and used to build tissues and organs, and how tiny biological probes and instruments can track single molecules. Topics in the 60-page booklet include folic acid, sugars and fats, DNA, making medicines, harnessing biology's magic, and more. (NIH)
  • The Structures of Life - "structural biology" - a branch of molecular biology that focuses on the shape of nucleic acids and proteins (the molecules that do most of the work in our bodies); learn about the structures and roles of proteins, tools used to study protein shapes, how proteins are used in designing new medications (for AIDS and arthritis), and what structural biology reveals about all life processes.
  • Images of public health AIDS posters from around the world "to educate and warn their citizens about AIDS and offer advice and information in visual form about the still deadly autoimmune disease;" browsable by subject or searchable by keyword {UCLA}



Health Consequences of Involuntary Exposure to Tobacco Smoke: A Report of the Surgeon General



Interactive Health Tutorials -

list of interactive programs on diseases, conditions, tests, diagnostic procedures, surgeries, treatments, and prevention and wellness {hosted by US National Library of Medicine}



Medicines in My Home - learn about the safe and effective use of over-the-counter medicines. It is designed for use in health education courses.


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