Consumer Health

Hands on Health - South Carolina
Covers consumer health issues of interest to South Carolinians. Mostly full text. Provided by the MUSC Library in partnership with the Duke Endowment.
MedlinePlus
MEDLINEplus includes information on health topics: conditions, diseases, wellness plus a medical encyclopedia. Drug information about generic and brand name drugs is available. Dictionaries provide spellings and definitions of medical terms. Directories supply locations and credentials of doctors, dentists and hospitals. Other resources provide access to organizations, consumer health libraries, international sites, publications, MEDLINE and more. Current health news is featured as well as links to clinical trials.
Patient Information from UpToDate
(http://www.uptodate.com/home/uptodate-benefits-patients)
UpToDate a leading provider of health information to health professionals, provides free patient information on thousands of medical conditions.
MUSC only
AAFP Conditions A to Z
AAFP Conditions A to Z is patient education tool written by physicians and patient education professionals at the American Academy of Family Physicians.
PubMed Health - Clinical Effectiveness Research
(National Library of Medicine)
Heallth Information Translations
(Ohio State Medical Center)
HIT provides plain language health education resources for health care professionals and others working in communities with limited English proficient populations. Culturally appropriate materials. Resources that are searchable by keyword, health topic, language and multimedia resources. Information in at least 19 different languages is provided.
CureHunter.com
The CureHunter Discovery Engine is the world\'s only fully unified and integrated numeric index of all known drugs, biologically active agents, diseases and empirical statements of all effective clinical outcomes published in the United States National Library of Medicine. The engine (2011) now computes: 121,000 drug and biological agent data points X 11,600 diseases X 15,000,000 peer-reviewed research articles X several hundred thousand additional variables of Gene, Protein, Enzyme, Hormone, Growth Factor, Ligand, Kinase, Receptor, Inhibitor and other important small biologically active molecules.
Recalls.gov
Covers recalls of products issued by various government agencies including consumer products, motor vehicles, boats, food, medicine, cosmetics, and environmental products. Mostly full text. Provided by the MUSC Library via Recalls.gov.
Substance Abuse: Overview
from the American Academy of Family Physicians
Substance Abuse: Overview
from the American Academy of Family Physicians
Treatment Tracker
Medicare recently released, for the first time, details on 2012 payments to individual doctors and other health professionals serving the 46 million seniors and disabled in its Part B program. Part B covers services as varied as office visits, ambulance mileage, lab tests, and the doctor’s fee for open-heart surgery. Use this tool to find and compare providers.