Health Links

American Medical Association (AMA):
AMA is a professional organization that represents physicians. They also publish the professional journal Journal of the American Medical Association ( JAMA ) . Their web site has useful information for all types of patients.

Massachusetts Medical Society ( MMS ):
Founded in 1781, the MMS is the oldest continuously operating medical society in the United States. They also publish the professional journal The New England Journal of Medicine ( NEJM ) .

Medscape offers a selection of free, continuously updates continuing education activities for physicians, registered nurses, pharmacists, and other health professionals – in accordance with the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACME), and have been produced in collaboration with ACCME-accredited CME providers.

The Web’s only site designed exclusively to deliver authoritative medical information to physicians.

National Library of Medicine:
PubMed and Internet Grateful Med offer two free systems to search MEDLINE.

  • Search the 11 million references and abstracts in the MEDLINE database.
  • PubMed’slink to over 700 journals for full text of articles and provide pre-computed sets of relevant MEDLINE articles

United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention ( CDC ):
A wonderful site on all sorts of health and medical information from the United States government.

Massachusetts Board of Registration Physician Profiles: www.docboard.orgEnter at least partial last name OR town name below to search Massachusetts Board of Registration in Medicine Physician Profile System.

The Combined Health Information Database:
CHID is a bibliographic database produced by health-related agencies of the Federal Government. This database provides titles, abstracts, and availability information for health information and health education resources.

U.S. Food and Drug Administration:
The Food and Drug Administration is one of the nation’s oldest and most respected consumer protection agencies. This presentation will tell you about FDA’s responsibilities, the tools we use to fulfill those responsibilities, and our priorities for improving the way we serve the public. FDA’s mission is to promote and protect the public health by helping safe and effective products reach the market in a timely way, and monitoring products for continued safety after they are in use.

National Library of Medicine:
The National Library of Medicine (NLM), on the campus of the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland, is the world’s largest medical library. The Library collects materials in all areas of biomedicine and health care, as well as works on biomedical aspects of technology, the humanities, and the physical, life, and social sciences. The collections stand at 5.8 million items–books, journals, technical reports, manuscripts, microfilms, photographs and images. Housed within the Library is one of the world’s finest medical history collections of old and rare medical works. The Library’s collection may be consulted in the reading room or requested on interlibrary loan. NLM is a national resource for all U.S. health science libraries through a National Network of Libraries of Medicine®.