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The American Academy of Family Physcians' website provides health information for the whole family with clear and concise patient handouts written and reviewed by physicians and patient education professionals about common medical concerns and conditions. Spanish language materials are also available.
 
Consumer friendly information about genetic conditions with the genes and chromosomes responsible for those conditions. Genes, chromosomes and condition summaries, an illustrated handbook of gene basics and how mutations cause genetic disorders are spelled out.
 
Health and safety information on more than 23,000 consumer brands and health effects. Search by product, manufacturer, chemicals, product categories, and product types. 
 
Health information written for kids, teens and parents. Includes information on child development, nutrition and fitness, preventive health care, and diseases and conditions. Information is available in English and Spanish.
 
This easy-to-understand website enables searches by name of test, condition, or age group. Consumer-oriented descriptions about lab tests are provided.
 
Offers patients and health professionals extensive information on all cancers including treatments, prevention, genetics, causes, testing, dictionaries, statistics, clinical trials, as well as coping with cancer. Offers phone, email and chat service. Information is also available in Spanish.

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About Herbs, Botanicals, & Other Products

Designed with the cancer patient in mind, offers excellent information on herbs for the patient and health professional.


DrugDigest.org

Find information on prescription drugs, over-the-counter medications, and herbal supplements. Drug and food interactions and online images of medications are provided.


Human Performance Resource Center - Dietary Supplements

Warfighters often turn to dietary supplements because of the extreme demands of military performance. Making an informed decision about supplement use can be difficult, and a bad decision could adversely affect health.

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