Thursday, March 5, 2020

MDAnderson, our Trusted Link for February 2020 as a Resource

In addition to treating over a hundred thousand patients with cancer every year, MD Anderson Cancer Center invested $862 million in cancer research in 2018. Centered in the Texas Medical Center in Houston, but with a cancer care network that stretches around the world, MD Anderson employs more than 20,000 people. Every year, more than 7,000 healthcare professionals are educated at this University of Texas-owned institution. In their 2019 issue, U.S. News and World Report ranked MD Anderson as the nation's #1 cancer hospital.  
MD Anderson began as a hospital, and information for patients and their families dominates their site. But if you navigate to their Sitemap, you'll also find in-depth information on
Search a cancer topic at MD Anderson now.

Wednesday, February 12, 2020

MedlinePlus, our Trusted Link for January 2020

Using MedlinePlus

The U. S. government-funded public service of the National Library of Medicine

MedlinePlus is designed to push as much information as possible from the U.S. National Institutes of Health to health professionals as well as the general public. Information is provided in multiple languages and in many formats, including videos, tutorials, and quizzes. You can subscribe to receive updates.

Free Searchable Information, updated daily, includes

  •     health topics including symptoms, causes, treatment and prevention
  •     health information specific to different types of people such as 
    • children, men and older adults
  •     drugs, herbs and supplements
  •     quizzes and calculators to evaluate a person's health
  •     animated video explainers
  •     a directory of directories to find 
    • hospitals, physicians, and other health care providers.

Healthcare professionals will also find

  •     resources for trainers and librarians
  •     webinars for using MedlinePlus more effectively
  •     MedlinePlus Connect 
    • for linking patient portals and electronic health records 
    • to consumer health information.
Go to MedlinePlus now.

Mayo Clinic, our Trusted Link for December 2019

The Mayo Clinic as a Resource

If you visit the web site for The Mayo Clinic, you may be prompted to schedule an appointment, but don't hesitate to click around and learn something. You can also subscribe to their first-rate health magazines, and you can order books on special health topics. But best of all, you can spend hours searching and learning about the leading edge of healthcare, for free.

Free Searchable Information
  •     symptoms
  •     diseases and conditions
  •     tests and procedures
  •     drugs and supplements
  •     healthy lifestyle
Publications You Can Buy
  •     Discovery's Edge Magazine
  •     Mayo Clinic Health Letter
  •     Numerous health books, including 
    • Home Remedies and 
    • Better Hearing and Balance
Plus, the Mayo Clinic licenses content you can share with customers of your own health practice.
Go to the Mayo Clinic web site now.