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Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

Lead Federal agency charged with improving the quality, safety, efficiency, and effectiveness of health care for all Americans.

AMA's Doctor Finder

AMA Physician Select provides basic professional information on virtually every licensed physician in the United States. 

American Medical Association (AMA)

Learn about current health and medical issues, the medical profession in general, membership opportunities, and how to locate a doctor in your area through the American Medical Association's web site. Inlcudes current JAMA Articles, AMA in Washington.

Borgess Health Alliance

Locate local healthcare information, access the physician locator database, and make an appointment to see a Borgess healthcare provider.

Bronson Total Health Care

Access health resources for everything from finding a doctor to personalizing this web site to meet your individual medical needs.

Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) -

The Center for Disease Control and Prevention is a resource gateway for users to obtain basic information about current disease and health issues. Health Statistics, Disease Warnings, Hoaxes & Rumors.

Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services

This site, operated by the federal government's Centers for Medicare and Medicade Services, features information about health care providers, medicare reform, additional insurance programs, and coverage policy issues.  

Food and Drug Administration

The FDA is responsible for protecting the public health by assuring the safety, efficacy, and security of human and veterinary drugs, biological products, medical devices, our nation’s food supply, cosmetics, and products that emit radiation. Includes Safety Alerts, Product Approvals.


A gateway consumer health information web site from the United States Government that features health news, online check ups, and links to online resources.

Lab Tests Online

Designed to help you, as a patient or caregiver, to better understand lab tests that are part of routine care as well as diagnosis and treatment of a broad range of conditions and diseases.

Lacks Cancer Center Warren Reynolds Library

The Warren Reynolds Library is the largest public cancer resource library in Michigan. This remarkable facility offers volumes of information on nearly every form of cancer and is a valuable source for those with a desire to be educated on the most up-to-date diagnostic tools, research studies, cancer treatments and clinical trials. Located on the 2nd floor of The Lacks Cancer Center in Grand Rapids, Michigan, the library is open to the public Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Mayo Clinic

This site provides useful and up-to-date information and tools that reflect the expertise and standard of excellence of Mayo Clinic physicians.


A goldmine of good health information from the world's largest medical library, the National Library of Medicine, including drug information, health topics, medical encyclopedia, and doctor locator directories.

MIChild - Health Care for Children

MIChild is a health insurance program for uninsured children of Michigan's working families. Site includes a question and answer section, online application, and information about health plans.

National Institutes of Health

Locate health resources through the National Institutes of Health's site that features information about health issues and resources, grant opportunities, news updates, and scientific research literature.


AARP Health

Locate information, news, current issues, and online resources about aspects of aging for those age 50 and beyond.

Aging - Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

The aging healthy section of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention web site features resources including statistical data, links to federal and non-federal organizations, and health information for older adults.

Aging - U.S. Administration on Aging

Locate a wealth of online resources at this site, operated by the U.S. Administration on Aging, including articles, helpful links, news updates, selected features, and government links.

Alzheimer's Association

Locate an array of research materials, service and program information, and advocacy literature regarding Alzheimer's.

Long Term Care

National Care Planning Council's "Guide to Long Term Care".


American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology - Pollen Count, Allergy Report

Get up-to-date information about allergies, asthma, pollen counts, and immunology at this site, that also features an allergist locator database.

Food Allergy Network

This site promotes food allergy and anaphylaxis awareness and the issues surrounding this disease, including an allergy free recipes resource.

National Institute of Allergy & Infectious Diseases

Search for information pertaining to infectious diseases, allergies, and acquired immunodeficiency syndrome through this site that features a searchable database.

Alternative Medicine

American Holistic Medical Association

Locate educational and advocacy literature regarding the mission of the AHMA to support practitioners in their evolving personal and professional development as healers.

American Massage Therapy Association

Find out more about massage therapy and the professional association that disseminates news, educational, professional, and product related resources.

International Chiropractors Association

For basic information about chiropractors, their field of medicine, forms of treatment, available professional literature, and news updates, access this site.

National Center Complementary and Alternative Medicine

Find research studies, advocacy, professional literature, career development, and training information regarding alternative medicine and healing practices.

National Certification Commission for Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM)

Get certification information from this group, whose mission is to establish, assess, and promote recognized standards of competence and safety in acupuncture and Oriental medicine for the protection and benefit of the public.


American Cancer Society

Locate statistics, treatment options, medical research, and advocacy and educational campaign literature regarding the various forms of cancer.

American Institute for Cancer Research

AICR supports research into the role of diet and nutrition in the prevention and treatment of cancer. It also offers a wide range of cancer prevention education programs and publications for health professionals and the public.

Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute

A cancer research, treatment, and education center, this site features information about cancer research and studies, news, and patient and provider resources.

Mesothelioma Center

Dedicated to providing those who suffer from the cancer malignant mesothelioma--also known as asbestos cancer--with the most up to date information and support.

National Alliance of Breast Cancer Organizations

NABCO is a leading non-profit information and education resource on breast cancer in the United States. Site provides access to news, research findings, and professional literature.

National Cancer Institute

Find information about the various kinds of cancer, preventative measures, professional literature, screening programs, and treatment options here.

Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation

The Komen Foundation is fighting to eradicate breast cancer as a life-threatening disease by funding research grants and supporting education, screening, and treatment projects in communities around the world.

Herbal Medicine

Am Botanical Council - Herb Information

This site is an online resource for herbal news and information, presented by the American Botanical Council.

HerbMed Medwatch - Extensive Herb Information

This is an interactive, electronic herbal database that provides hyperlinked access to the scientific data underlying the use of herbs for health purposes.

Mental Health

American Psychiatric Association

Locate informative resources, research, and professional literature about and for persons with mental disorder, including mental retardation and substance-related disorders.

Anxiety Disorders Assoc. of America

Dedicated to informing the public, healthcare professionals, and legislators that anxiety disorders are real, serious and treatable, this site provides an information overview of issues, resources, and statistics.

Mental Health - Screening

A nonprofit organization developed to coordinate nationwide mental health screening programs and to ensure cooperation, professionalism, and accountability in mental illness screenings.

National Alliance on Mental Illness.

Dedicated to improving the lives of persons living with serious mental illness and their families.


Health Care Association of Michigan

Access nursing home information, resources, news updates, related legislation, and published articles.

Michigan Commission for the Blind

Provide opportunity to individuals who are blind or visually impaired to achieve employability and/or function independently in society.

Michigan Department of Community Health

The Michigan Department of Community Health's site features basic information and resources about healthcare coverage, public health issues, topic specific resources, and mental health services.

Michigan Health and Hospital Association

Explore hospital and health care data, published by the Michigan Health and Hospital Association.

Michigan Health and Safety Coalition

Includes the Michigan Health and Safety Coalition & Joint Hospital Survey.

Michigan Medical Marihuana Program

The Michigan Medical Marihuana Program (MMMP) is a state registry program within the Bureau of Health Professions at the Michigan Department of Community Health. The program will administer the Michigan Medical Marihuana Act as approved by Michigan voters on November 4, 2008.

MIChild - Health Care for Children

MIChild is a health insurance program. It is a resource for uninsured children of Michigan's working families.


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