Syed Mahinood Ali Shah ( The Aga Khan University, Karachi. )
U.S. National Library of Medicine littp://www.n Im.n ih.gov/ Includes free MEDLINE
(http ://wwwindex .nlm .nih gov/databases/freenedl.html). access. N L M pub! ications, researc h and special information programs. An excellent resource center for Medicine and allied fields.
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services http://www.dhhs.gov/ Contains news, research, consumer information, policy and links to HHS agencies. HHS is the largest grant-making federal US agency. It contains very useful information about health and people. It supervises other US State agencies like NIH, CDC, FDA, etc.
Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry
The mission of the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR), as an agency of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, is to prevent exposure and adverse human health effects and diminished quality of life associated with exposure to hazardous substances from waste sites, unplanned releases and other sources of pollution present in the environment surveillance activities and health education training in communities around waste sites on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s National Priorities List. ATSDR also has developed toxicological proti les of hazardous chemicals found at these sites. Wealth of information for people interested environmental issues. You can also visit United States Environmental Protection Agency at http://www.epa.gov.
American College of Physicians - American Society of Internal Medicine http://www.acponline.org/
An excellent resource center for students, residents and consultants alike. Includes Annals of Internal Medicine, ACP Journal Club and Evidence Based Medicine. (Other content restricted to members only).
CDC National Prevention Information Network (NPIN) http://ww~iccdcnpin.org
This CDC sponsored site is a new national reference, referral and distribution service for information on HIV/AIDS, STD’s and TB. This site offers new, featured publications, many of which can be downloaded, related links, bulletin boards, news and related reference materials. WONCA - World Organ isation of Family l)octors http://www.wonca.org
World-wide partnership of family medicine organizations. Useful for Family Physicians. American Academy of Family Physicians http://www.aafp.org/
This is the American Academy of Family Physicians main home page. It contains information for patients, students, residents and members. Links to American Family Physician (http://www.aafp.org/afp Official Journal of the Academy. Full text articles and CMF. quiz now online), Family Practice Management and more. (Membership ID required for access to membership database, to view your CME file and to comprehensive CME listings).
Emerging Infectious Diseases http://wwvsccdc.gov/ncidod/Ell)/eid.htm
A peer-reviewed journal published by the CDC which analyzes and tracks new infectious diseases around the world. Full text available online. ID specialists, don’t miss this site.