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Certification Matters Directory of doctors certified by the American Board of Medical Specialties

Consumer Reports Best Drugs for Less Mission to help you make smart drug choices based on scientific evidence and expert medical advice.

Federation of State Medical Boards Go to Consumer Resources, then Learn About Your Physician for information on individual doctors.

library card Gale Virtual Reference Health & Medicine Access to medical and professional periodicals, health/fitness magazines, and reference books/pamphlets. Designed for both nursing and allied health students as well as consumer health researchers.tutorialicon

Hospital Safety Grades Scores hospitals on how safe they keep their patients from errors, injuries, accidents, and infections. Resources to help be prepared in advance of a serious illness.

library card Magill's Medical Guide, 8th Edition Authoritative medical resource designed for laymen and written for health care consumers.

Mayo Clinic Comprehensive and easy-to-use website that covers symptoms and diseases as well as health and wellness topics.

MedlinePlus Reliable, up-to-date medical information from the National Library of Medicine in language you can understand.

The Merck Manuals Professional and Consumer versions of the world’s most widely used medical information resources.

New York State Physician Profiles Profiles for all licensed doctors of medicine and doctors of osteopathy who are registered to practice medicine in New York State.

library cardReferenceUSA Business and residential directories containing detailed information on more than 14 million U.S. businesses and employers; 89 million U.S. residents; 855,000 U.S. health care providers, and more. tutorialicon

Surgeon Scorecard Directory of local hospitals that perform common procedures and information on the surgeons who perform them.

X-Plain Patient Education Interactive computer-based health education arranged by topic.

2-1-1 Hudson Valley United Way's 2-1-1 Helpline is a free, confidential, multilingual service to assist the public in finding answers to a variety of health and human services related questions. It is open 365 days a year. Call 2-1-1 for information about, and referrals to, services for every day needs, and in times of crisis.

National Institute of Health Websites

Clinical Trials

Genetics Home Reference 

Health Information Organizations

Household Products Database

NLM Drug Information Portal 




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