Contains information on psychology, including emotional and behavioral characteristics, psychiatry and psychology, mental processes, anthropology, and observational and experimental methods.
Explores physiology and fitness, as well as topics on diseases and conditions related to fitness. Includes questions to ask a doctor before beginning a new program.
Provides profiles of individual hospitals, as well as rankings by state for recognized quality measures of specific conditions. Each hospital is also compared to state and national averages.
Provides detailed information on mental disorders and conditions, including entries for prescription, alternative, and over-the-counter drugs, as well as therapies used to treat mental disorders.
Provides access to many perspectives on complementary, holistic, and integrated approaches to healthcare and wellness, including peer-reviewed articles.
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- Disasters and Tragic Events: An Encyclopedia of Catastrophes in American History
- Gale Encyclopedia of Everyday Law
- Encyclopedia of Business and Finance
- Encyclopedia of the Mind
- St. James Encyclopedia of Popular Culture
- …and much more!
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Provides health information to consumers, including topics such as aging, cancer, diabetes, fitness, nutrition, drug information, and more.
- Best Hospitals - U.S. News
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
- Search - PubMed
- Family Doctor
- Health Insurance Marketplace
- Hospital Compare
- Lab Tests Online
- Merck Manuals
- National Institutes of Health Health Information
- NIH Senior Health
- Official AMA Home Page
- RxList - The Internet Drug Index
- The Mayo Clinic
Provides in-depth coverage of pediatric diseases and disorders with emphasis on health issues affecting children under the age of four. Includes issues related to physical, cognitive, and behavioral development, and every major body system.
Provides information on topics such as dieting, popular diets, dietary concerns, nutritional basics, and the effects of dietary choices on health, including any public or regulatory concerns associated with a dietary practice.