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    Do you want to learn more about your health and well-being? The sources listed below are selected to help you find trustworthy information.

    Try These First  |  Cancer  |  Research Sources  |  Integrative Medicine  |  Non-English Language  |  Clinical Trials

    Try These First

    MedlinePlus This site from the National Library of Medicine provides health care information about specific diseases and conditions with links to dictionaries, lists of hospitals and physicians, health information in over 40 languages, clinical trials, drugs, and interactive tutorials, and surgical videos.

    UpToDate For Patients Physicians at major academic medical centers worldwide rely on UpToDate's complete and current medical information to answer their clinical questions. Now you can learn more about a medical condition, better understand management and treatment options, and have a better dialogue with health care providers.

    Center for Disease Control provides users with health information on health statistics, diseases, health living, environmental health, health information for travelers, and more.

    Food and Drug Administration offers information on food, drugs, medical devices, vaccines, cosmetics, tobacco products and more.

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    Cancer

    American Cancer Society’s website contains in-depth information on every major cancer type. Other useful sections on the website include a directory of medical resources, links to other sites organized by cancer type or topic, resources for media representatives, and information on the Society's research grants program, advocacy efforts, and special events.

    Marin Women's Study is a breast cancer research study. It is the first prospective study in Marin County to link individual risk factors with biospecimens and breast cancer outcomes.

    NCI's Comprehensive Cancer Database contains peer-reviewed summaries on cancer treatment, screening, prevention, genetics, and supportive care, and complementary integrative medicine; a registry of cancer clinical trials from around the world; and directories of physicians, professionals who provide genetics services, and organizations that provide cancer care. Includes cancer staging information, standard and experimental treatment protocols.

    People Living With Cancer is the patient information website of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO). PLWC provides timely, oncologist-approved information to help patients and families make informed health-care decisions. The site offers information on more than 50 types of cancer and their treatments, clinical trials, coping, and side effects to cancer treatments. Additional resources include Find an Oncologist database and patient support organizations.

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    Research Sources

    Medline/PubMed is the premier database used by health professionals and researchers containing references to 4,600 biomedical journals published in the US and 70 other countries from the 1940s to the present. Most records have English abstracts. Many recent records have links to full text articles that can be purchased for one-time use from the publisher, some full text articles are free.

    Dietary Supplements Labels Database offers information about ingredients in more than two thousand selected brands of dietary supplements. It is designed to help both the general public and health care providers find information about ingredients in brand-name products.

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    Integrative Medicine

    National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM) is the Federal Government’s lead agency for scientific research on complementary and alternative medicine (CAM). NCCAM provides information on the use of CAM therapies for medical conditions and on which CAM therapies have been proven to be safe and effective.

    MedlinePlus: Complementary Therapies Topics and Herbs and Supplements

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    Non-English Language

    Consumer Health Information in Many Languages lists health information sites with resources in Arabic, Cambodian, Chinese, German, French, Hmong, Korean, Laotian, Russian, Somali, Spanish, Thai and Vietnamese.

    MedlinePlus's Health Information in over 40 Languages includes Chinese, Spanish, Tagalog, Russian, and more!

    American Cancer Society - Asian Language MaterialsOpens new window Patient education materials in Chinese, Korean and Vietnamese.

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    Clinical Trials

    Clinical trials are medical research studies designed to answer specific questions about new therapies, procedures, or treatments by testing them in people. This carefully conducted research helps to determine if the therapy is safe and effective.

    ClinicalTrials.gov provides specific information about federally and privately supported clinical research.

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