A public service that is responsible for providing medical care.
Health Service--definition. (n. d.). In MacMillan dictionary. Retrieved from http://www.macmillandictionary.com/us/dictionary/american/health-service
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Online Open Access Journals
This link provides a listing of all print books in the Library collections.
Health and Health Services Search Engine
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AACP Medical Coding Links
The American Academy of Professional Coders links, guides, and information related to coding,billing, audit and physician groups
AHIMA Body of Knowledge
The American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) is the premier association of health information management (HIM) professionals. Users can access most Journal of AHIMA articles published since 1968, conference proceedings, white papers, and some government publications at this web site.
American Hospital Directory
The free search option for this directory of US hospital information includes data from the American Hospital Association's Annual Survey. Includes statistics and data on number and kind of beds, financial summaries, and inpatient and outpatient utilization statistics.
Anatomy Atlases is a digital library containing six different anatomy texts and other peer-reviewed texts.
Bureau of Health Professions
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
With over 41 million hits per month, the CDC provides users with reliable health information including data and statistics, diseases and conditions, emergencies and disasters, environmental health, healthy living; injury, violence and safety; workplace safety and more.
Health Information Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA)
The US Department of Health and Human Services Office for Civil Rights which enforces HIPAA, explains health information rights and responsibilities at this link.
The website of the Mayo Clinic offers a wealth of easy-to-understand health and medical information. Mayo Clinic experts review website content for accuracy.
MedlinePlus offers over 35,000 links to accurate and current medical information on the Internet that has been evaluated by the National Library of Medicine. It includes drug information, an illustrated medical dictionary, the latest health news, directories of doctors, dentists and hospitals, surgery videos, and interactive health tutorials.
Merck Manual of Diagnosis and Therapy
Online version of one of the most widely used medical texts in the world. Covers symptoms and treatments for an extremely broad range of diseases, disorders, and other medical conditions. Emphasis and tone is aimed at medical professionals, but students and others will find much of use here as well.
National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) Bookshelf
The National Center for Biotechnology Information Bookshelf of the National Library of Medicine provides free access to over 700 texts in life science and health care, authored and edited by medical professionals.
National Center for Complementary & Alternative Medicine (NCCAM)
The National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM) is the Federal Government's lead agency for scientific research on the diverse medical and health care systems, practices, and products that are not generally considered part of conventional medicine.
The publishers of Physicians' Desk Reference information about prescription and non-prescription drugs, herbal medicines, and supplements; diseases and conditions, surgery, treatment options, and clinical trials.
RxList contains information on brand and generic drugs, herbs and supplements. It also has a pill identification tool, health information and a medical dictionary.
US Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
The regulates the use of human and veterinary drugs, biological products, medical devices, our nation's food supply, cosmetics, and products that emit radiation. This site contains a wealth of information.