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  • MedlinePlus
    Directs you to information to help answer health questions. MedlinePlus brings together authoritative information from the National Library of Medicine, the National Institutes of Health (NIH), and other government agencies and health-related organizations. MedlinePlus also has extensive information about drugs, an illustrated medical encyclopedia, interactive patient tutorials, and latest health news.
  • Healthwise Knowledgebase
    Contains comprehensive, current, evidence-based information for consumers, including health topics, medical tests, medications and complementary & alternative medicine.
  • Healthcare on the Net (HON)  
    HONcode was created to improve the quality of information for both patients and medical professionals. The site provides quick access to the most relevant and up-to-date medical discoveries. It is the oldest and the most used ethical and trustworthy code for medical and health related information available on Internet.
  • Consumer Health Websites
    Additional links chosen by the medical librarians at the Alaska Medical Library.

Explanations: Tests, Genetics, etc.

  • Lab Tests Online
    Decipher your lab results.
  • Genetic Home Reference
    Genetic information for the consumerl
  • Household Products Database
    Lists 4,000 household products. Find out what's in these products, what are the potential health effects, and other safety and handling information. Created and updated by the National Library of Medicine.

Alaska Resources

Non-English Resources

Health information in foreign (non-English) languages.

  • EthnoMed
    Patient materials in English and the following languages: Cambodian, Chin, Chinese, Eritrean, Ethiopian, Hispanic, Hmong, Karen, Nepali-speaking Bhutanese, Oromo, Somali, Somali Bantu, Tigrean, Vietnamese, and others.
  • Health Information Translations
    Quality health information resources for diverse populations. Languages:
    Arabic, Bosnian, Chinese Simplified, Chinese Traditional, English, French, Hindi, Japanese, Khmer, Korean, Marshallese, Multilingual, Nepali, Portuguese, Russian, Somali, Spanish, Tagalog, Ukrainian, and Vietnamese.
  • HealthReach - health information in many languages
    HealthReach is a national collaborative partnership that has created a resource of quality multilingual, multicultural public health information for those working with or providing care to individuals with limited English proficiency.
  • MedlinePlus Foreign Language Resources
    Use these links to find health information in languages other than English. This page also gives a link to search by health topic.
  • Patient Information in Asian Languages
    Links to both English and Chinese (simplified and traditional), Hmong, Japanese, Khmer, Korean, Lao, Thai, and Vietnamese.

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