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Gale Encyclopedia of Medicine, ed. 4
This encyclopedia has helpful information on diseases, disorders, conditions, treatments, prevention, and diagnostic tests.

Gale Medical Sourcebooks
These sourcebooks have information on AIDs, Alcoholism, Alzheimer Disease, Cancer, Diabetes, Alternative Medicine, and more.

 Web Links

Washington Healthplanfinder
This is the official, ACA-compliant, health benefit exchange for the State of Washington. The next upcoming Qualified Health Plan Open Enrollment is Nov. 1, 2017.

Washington Connection
Washington Connection offers you a way to find and apply for a variety of services and assistance online.

Daily Med
DailyMed provides high quality information about marketed drugs including FDA labels. It includes up-to-date and comprehensive medication content and labeling as found in medication package inserts.

Drug Information Portal
This site offers an easy-to-use Search engine with information available for over 48,000 drugs.

Pillbox is designed to aid in the identification of a pill based on appearance. In addition to the images of pills, there is other information including brand/generic name, ingredients, and the National Drug File identification number.

National Cancer Institute
Comprehensive cancer information from the National Cancer Institute.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Locate up-to-date information on diseases & conditions, healthy living, emergency preparedness, workplace health and safety, injury from violence, and traveler’s health.

Washington State Department of Health
Find health information, vital records, emergency preparedness and more.

Medline Plus
Medline Plus is the National Institutes of Health's Web site for patients and their families and friends. Produced by the National Library of Medicine, it brings you information about diseases, conditions, and wellness issues in a language you can understand. MedlinePlus offers reliable, up-to-date health information, anytime, anywhere, for free.

Find understandable and reliable information on growth, food and fitness, immunizations, infections and more, with separate sections for parents, kids, and teenagers.

Easily navigate the National Institute of Health website featuring health and wellness information for older adults.

Racial and Ethnic Minority Populations
This site is sponsored by the National Library of Medicine and provides more resources for African Americans, Alaska Natives, American Indians, Hawaiian/Pacific Islanders, and Hispanic Americans.

EthnoMed contains information about cultural beliefs, medical issues and related topics pertinent to the health care of immigrants to Seattle or the US, many of whom are refugees fleeing war-torn parts of the world.

Health Translations
This site provides health professionals and community members with free, reliable, accurate, and up to date health information in many different languages. The information can be downloaded and printed to share.

 Database Links

Health and Wellness Resource Center
This database contains comprehensive information about diseases and conditions, drugs, herbs, and alternative medicines. There is also a dictionary and links to various health assessments.

ProQuest Family Health
This resource includes journals and magazines covering an enormous range of health subjects, from sports injuries to women's health, from food and nutrition to midwifery, from eye care to dentistry.

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