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Health & Wellness

American Medical Association Doctor Finder  This website provides biographical information about physicians, accessed by name or by specialty.

Connecticut Department of Public Health Physician Profile  Extensive information about Connecticut licensed physicians

Health.gov  This site is a portal to websites of a number of multi-agency health initiatives and activities of the U.S.  Department of Health and Human Services and other Federal departments and agencies.

Healthnet  The Connecticut Consumer Health Information Network, designed to make consumer health information available to Connecticut residents.

The Merck Manual Home Health Handbook  Explains disorders, who is likely to get them, their symptoms, how they're diagnosed, how they might be prevented, and how they can be treated; also provides information about prognosis. Based on the world's most widely used textbook of medicine—The Merck Manual—but written in everyday language by 300 outstanding contributors.

 PDRhealth (Physicians Desk Reference)  PDRhealth™ is the consumer Web portal of PDR Network, which includes the Physicians' Desk Reference (PDR) and the Health Care Notification Network (HCNN). The PDRhealth site offers consumer-friendly explanations of disease states and conditions as well as the safe and effective use of prescription and non-prescription drugs as well as herbal medicines. HCNN provides comprehensive drug update and urgent safety Alert information from pharmaceutical manufacturers to every physician and physician assistant in the U.S..

PubMed.gov  A gold mine of good health information from the world’s largest medical library, the National Library of Medicine and the National Institute of Health.

Web MD  Comprehensive, free website with health information for the layperson.