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Health and Medicine Reference Shelf
Search the Gale Encyclopedia of Medicine, the Gale Encyclopedia of Alternative Medicine, the Gale Encyclopedia of Cancer, and the UXL Encyclopedia of Diseases and Disorders.
Search Salem Press’s award-winning health reference works.
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Cancer.Gov (National Cancer Institute)
Accurate, up-to-date, comprehensive cancer information from the U.S. government’s principal agency for cancer research. Includes a search for clinical trials.
Centers for Disease Control
CDC’s primary online communication channel. Includes statistics, traveler’s health, workplace safety, environmental health, emergency and disaster information.
Directory of doctors associated with Frederick Memorial Hospital
Reliable health information from the Federal government. Includes quick guides to healthy living and personal interactive health tools.
Information about health, behavior, and development from before birth through the teen years. Produced by Nemours, one of the largest nonprofit organizations devoted to children’s health.
Health information and tools that reflect the expertise and standard of excellence of Mayo Health Clinic.
Medline Plus brings together authoritative information from the National Library of Medicine, the National Institutes of Health (NIH), and other government agencies and health-related organizations. Access to medical journal articles, extensive information about drugs, an illustrated medical encyclopedia, interactive patient tutorials, and the latest health news.
Health Care Reform
Maryland Health Care Reform
State of Maryland's guide to Health Care Reform and how it affects Individuals & Families, Seniors and Small Business Owners
Maryland Health Connection
The marketplace for individuals, families and small businesses to compare and enroll in health insurance, as well as determine eligibility for Medicaid and other assistance programs, federal tax credits and cost-sharing reductions. Enrollment through Maryland Health Connection is scheduled to begin in October 2013, with insurance coverage beginning January 1, 2014.