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Links to Medical Related Sites

Medical Sites
    The search engine for Health and Medicine
    Clinical information with the depth, breadth, and validity needed to improve the practice of medicine. Medscape offers consumers and clinicians a resource for current medical news which is updated regularly.
    To find a variety of information related to clinical trials
    Agency for Health Care Policy and Research - and check up on Health Insurance Choice



    Topic Specific Law-Related Web Sites -- Medical Malpractice -  databases for: search by Physician Name or Specialty; discover whether a physician is board certified, when they graduated, where they did their residency, etc.; - "Guide to Internet Clinical Medicine Resources" - an international listing of clinical research trials - a jumpstation
    for sources of information on unconventional, unorthodox, unproven, or alternative, complementary, innovative, integrative therapies.
    AMA Physician Select" is intended for use by the general public to allow quick access information on physicians in the U.S.


Drug Indexes


  •  The American Hospital Directory provides on-line, comparative data for most hospitals
    Simulator procedures at University of Southern California

    Human Patient Simulators Represents a break-through in medical simulation and gives practitioners across all fields the opportunity to rehearse both simple and complex procedures.  The Simulator is a life-size computer controlled manikin which breathes, has a heart beat and includes sophisticated modeling of physiology and pharmacology, enabling it to mimic accurately many human responses.  The system comes with a number of pre-configured patients, in which the underlying physiological model is tailored to duplicate a particular kind of individual.  The manikin, therefore, can be male or female, young or old, fit or unwell, and can even simulate some aspects of the pregnant patient.

Articles and TV

Medical Devices

  •   Site for medical devices 
  •   The FDA Medical Products Reporting Program, is an initiative designed both to educate all health professionals about the critical importance of being aware of, monitoring for, and reporting adverse events and problems to FDA and/or the manufacturer and; to ensure that new safety information is rapidly communicated to the medical community thereby improving patient care
    State of the art medical information

 Organ Transplants


General Medical Topics

  • American Medical Association; Since 1847 the American Medical Association (AMA) has had one mission: to promote the art and science of medicine and the betterment of public health.
  • - The American Hospital Association (AHA) is the national organization that represents and serves all types of hospitals, health care networks, and their patients and communities. Close to 5,000 hospitals, health care systems, networks, other providers of care and 40,000 individual members come together to form the AHA.
  • – Centers for Disease Control is dedicated to protecting health and promoting quality of life through the prevention and control of disease, injury, and disability.

Interesting Readings

  • "Human Error in Medicine" - Marilyn Sue Bogner
  • "The Killing Profession" - Louise G. Gitzen
  • "The Incompetent Doctor: Behind Closed Doors (State of Health)" - Marilyn M. Rosenthal
  • "How to Get Out of the Hospital Alive: A Guide to Patient Power" - Sheldon P. Balu, M.D. and Elaine Shimberg, Macmillan, New York, NY, 1997
  • "Error in Medicine" - Lucian L. Leape, M.D., Journal of the American Medical Association, December 21, 1994
  • "The Girl Who Died Twice, The Libby Zion Case and the Hidden Hazards of Hospitals" - Natalie Robins, Delacorte Press, 1995
  • "Silent Violence, Silent Death, The Hidden Epidemic of Medical Malpractice" - Harvey Rosenfield, Essential Books, Washington, DC, 1994
  • "Now the Lay Me Down to Sleep...What You Don't Know About Anesthesia and Surgery May Harm You" - Ernst, M.D., E&P Publishers, Dothan, AL, 1997