Making Sense of Medical News

Making Sense of Medical News


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OrganizationCenters for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
The CDC (the national public health institute of the United States) promotes health and quality of life by preventing and controlling disease, injury, and disability.

Web, a registry of federally and privately supported clinical trials around the world, has information on a trial's purpose, who may participate, locations, and phone numbers for more details.

OrganizationAmerican Medical Association (AMA)
The AMA has made a commitment to medicine by making doctors more accessible to their patients. Contact the AMA at: American Medical Association 515 N. State St. Chicago, IL 60610 (312) 464-5000

OrganizationAmerican Academy of Pediatrics (AAP)
The AAP is committed to the health and well-being of infants, adolescents, and young adults. The website offers news articles and tips on health for families.

OrganizationAmerican Academy of Family Physicians
This site, operated by the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP), provides information on family physicians and health care, a directory of family physicians, and resources on health conditions.

OrganizationNational Institutes of Health (NIH)
NIH is an Agency under the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, and offers health information and scientific resources.

Web SiteU.S. National Library of Medicine
The National Library of Medicine has health information and the latest medical news.

Web SiteMedem
This site is a joint venture created by several national medical societies, including the American Academy of Pediatrics and the American Medical Association. Medem includes a medical library and a physician finder.

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