Making Sense of Medical News

Making Sense of Medical News

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OrganizationCenters for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
http://www.cdc.gov
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 SiteClinicalTrials.gov
http://www.clinicaltrials.gov
ClinicalTrials.gov, 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)
http://www.ama-assn.org
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)
http://www.aap.org
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
http://familydoctor.org
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)
http://www.nih.gov
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
http://medlineplus.nlm.nih.gov
The National Library of Medicine has health information and the latest medical news.

Web SiteMedem
http://medem.com
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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