Dr. Armstrong's New Websites

These links were provided by Eamon C. Armstrong, MD, Lehigh Valley Family Practice Residency Program, Allentown, PA.  These edited links are of practical value for health care workers and their patients.  Updated 1 May 2004

Free Access to Medical Literature

http://www4.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/PubMed/clinical.html  PubMed (National Library of Medicine)

Systematic Reviews of Evidence

http://www.acpjc.org/ ACP Journal Club

http://www.jr2.ox.ac.uk/bandolier/  Bandolier (Evidence-Based Thinking About Health Care)

http://www.clinicalevidence.com/lpBinCE/lpext.dll?f=templates&fn=main-h.htm&2.0   BMJ: Clinical Evidence

http://www.cochrane.org/cochrane/revabstr/mainindex.htm  (Alphabetical List of Titles of Cocharane Reviews)

Critically Appraised Topics (CATS) or Patient Oriented Evidence that Matters (POEMS)

http://www.dynamicmedical.com/ DynaMed (1800 Clinical Topic Summaries)

http://www.med.umich.edu/pediatrics/ebm/ University of Michigan Dept. of Pediatrics (Critically Appraised Topics, Teaching EBM, Links to EBM Lit.)

http://www.infopoems.com/infopoems/login.cfm  InfoPOEMS (Patient-Oriented Evidence that Matters)

http://www.jfponline.com/display_archives.asp?YEAR=POEMs  Journal of Family Practice (353 POEMS)

General Links to Many Health Related Topics

http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/index.htm  National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (Search Page)

http://www.nih.gov/  National Institute of Health (Health Info., Search Page, Programs, Grants)

http://familydoctor.org/  Family Doctor (Search Page and Search Specific to Categories of Patients/Problems)

http://sumsearch.uthscsa.edu/  SUMSearch (Meta-Search Engine to Find Health Care Lit.)

http://www.healthfinder.gov/  Healthfinder (Links to Millions of Pages of Government Documents, Grab Bag of Evidence)

http://www.globalfamilydoctor.com/index.htm World Family Doctors Caring for People (Search Page)

Government Agencies

http://www.shef.ac.uk/~scharr/ir/netting/ Netting the Evidence (Links to EBM  Sources by Topic)

http://www.cdc.gov/  Center for Disease Control and Prevention (United States Agency Tracking Diseases and How to Prevent Them)

http://www.ctfphc.org/  Evidence-Based Clinical Prevention (Canadian Agency for EBM Health Care Professionals, Consumers, Policy Makers)

http://www.ahcpr.gov/clinic/uspstfix.htm Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (Practice Guidelines, Systematic Reviews, Resources)

http://www.ahcpr.gov/  Agency for Healthcare Research and Policy (Search Page)

Professional Advice

http://www.mdconsult.com/   MDconsult (Trial Subscription to Consult With Experts)

http://www.uptodate.com/subscribers/index.asp UpToDate (Clinical Information by Subscription at Point-Of-Care)


http://www.cp.gsm.com/  Clinical Pharmacology (Information About Medications)

http://www.fda.gov/cder/drug/default.htm  Center for Drug Evaluation and Research (Information About Medications)

http://www.rxassist.org/default.cfm  RXassist (Information About How to Get Medications for Low Income People)

http://www.needymeds.com/  Needy Meds (Information About How to Get Medications for Low Income People)

http://www.healthtouch.com/  Healthtouch (Medications and Natural Treatments)

Aids to Calculating Medical Tests, Decisions, Processes

http://araw.mede.uic.edu/~alansz/tools.html  EBM Decision Tools (Helps Calculate PPV, Sensitivity, Other Medical Calculations)

http://www.med411.com/calc.html  Online Clinical Calculator (Calculate Positive Predictive Value, Risk of Disease, etc.)



Healthy Living Advice for Patients

http://www.motivatehealthyhabits.com/  HealthyHabits (Information Regarding Healthy Living)

http://www.noah-health.org/  New York Online Access to Health (Health Info. for the General Public)

http://www.medletter.com/  The Medical Letter (General Health Information for Patients)

https://www.highmarkbcbs.com/cgi-bin/inetcgi/chm/jsp/Splash.do?site=hmbcbs  Blue Cross Blue Shield (Health Information for Families)

http://www.ibx.com/jsps/article.jsp?id=/health_info/index.html Blue Cross Blue Shield (General Health Information for Families)

http://www.ti.ubc.ca/pages/letter.html  Therapeutics Letter (General Health Information for Patients)


http://www.vaccineinformation.org/  Vaccine Information (Information about Vaccinations for Professionals and Patients)

http://www.cdc.gov/nip/acip/  Advisory Committee Immunization Practices (Practice Guidelines, Developments)

Child Birth

http://www.childbirth.org/  (Child Birth) (Plan the Experience of Your Child’s  Birth)

http://www.babycenter.com/?CP_bid=  BabyCenter (Information Regarding Pregnancy and Child Care)

http://www.birthplan.com/  BirthPlan (Plan the Experience of Your Child’s Birth)

End of Life Care




General Search Engines

http://www.ask.com/  Ask Jeeves (Search Engine Not Specific to Practice)

http://www.google.com/  Google (Search Engine Not Specific to Practice)

http://www.iqseek.com/  IQSeek (Search Engine by Topic Including Health and Human Services)

http://www.mamma.com/  Mamma (Search Engine Not Specific to Practice)

Practice Guidelines

http://medicine.ucsf.edu/resources/guidelines/  Clinical Practice Guidelines

http://www.aafp.org/x19449.xml American Academy of Family Physicians (Practice Guidelines)

http://www.guideline.gov/  National Guidelines Clearinghouse (Guidelines from Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality)

http://www.acr.org/departments/appropriateness_criteria/toc.html American College of Radiology (Guidelines for Imaging to Diagnose Conditions)

Translating Text, Maps, General Search Engines

http://babel.altavista.com Translation From Language to Language to Read Articles Not In English

http://dictionary.reference.com/  Dictionary (General Dictionary and Thesaurus)

http://www.ectaco.com/online/  Dictionaries (English and Foreign Languages)

http://thesaurus.reference.com/  Thesaurus (Look Up Synonyms)

http://www.refdesk.com/  Refdesk (Search by Topic for Search Engines)

http://www.bartleby.com/100/  Bartleby’s Quotations (How to Track Famous Quotations)

http://www.encyclopedia.com/  Encyclopedia (Includes Basic Medical and Human Service Terms)

http://www.encyclopedia.com/  Encyclopedia (Includes Basic Medical and Human Service Terms)









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