UNC-CH Medical & Science Journalism Program

 

Medical Internet Links

 

Please note that the sites below are neither endorsed nor recommended as sources of medical information for health professionals, consumers or journalists. I simply list these sites as possible jumping off points for your medical information search.

 

-- Tom Linden, M.D.

Glaxo Wellcome Distinguished Professor of Medical Journalism

School of Journalism and Mass Communication

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

 

For Health Professionals:

 

American Medical Association

http://www.ama-assn.org

 

British Medical Journal

http://www.bmj.com

 

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

http://www.cdc.gov/

 

DoctorÕs Guide to the Internet (subscription required)

http://www.docguide.com

 

Emerging Infectious Diseases

http://www.cdc.gov/ncidod/eid/

 

JAMA(subscription required for full access)

http://jama.jamanetwork.com/journal.aspx

 

Medical Matrix (subscription required)

http://www.medmatrix.org

 

Medscape (subscription required)

http://www.medscape.com

 

MedWeb

http://WWW.MedWeb.Emory.Edu/MedWeb/

 

Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report

http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/


NEJM Journal Watch (subscription required)

http://www.jwatch.org/

 

New England Journal of Medicine (subscription required)

http://www.nejm.org

 

Pediatrics (subscription required)

http://pediatrics.aappublications.org/

 

PubCrawler

http://www.pubcrawler.ie/

 

PubMed

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/PubMed/

 

The Lancet (subscription required)

http://www.thelancet.com/

 

For Consumers:

ABC News Health

http://abcnews.go.com/Health/

 

Aetna InteliHealth

http://www.intelihealth.com

 

Babycenter

http://www.babycenter.com

 

CNN Health

http://cnn.com/HEALTH/

 

Drugwatch.com

http://www.drugwatch.com

 

HealthFinder

http://www.healthfinder.org

 

Health on the Net Foundation

http://www.hon.ch/

 

HealthCentral

http://www.healthcentral.com/

   

MEDLINEplus

http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/

 

OncoLink

http://www.oncolink.org/

 

PubMed Central

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/

 

ReutersHealth

http://www.reutershealth.com/

 

UI Health Library (formerly known as the Virtual Hospital)

http://www.uihealthcare.org/vh/

 

WebMD

http://www.webmd.com/

 

For Journalists:

 

EurekAlert (for full access to embargoed articles, reporters must register with EurekAlert)

http://www.eurekalert.org

 

HCUPnet (Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project providing access to health statistics and information on hospital inpatient and emergency department utilization nationwide)

http://hcupnet.ahrq.gov/

 

Newswise (look in "Sections" menu for "Science News" & "Medical News")

http://www.newswise.com

 

Nieman Reports - Special Medical Reporting Issue (Summer 2003)

http://www.nieman.harvard.edu/reports.aspx?id=100027

 

North Carolina Center for Health Statistics

http://www.schs.state.nc.us/

 

U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, Office of Civil Rights -- HIPAA

http://www.hhs.gov/ocr/hipaa/

 

 

Blogs:

   

Health Affairs Blog

http://www.healthaffairs.org/blog/

 

Health Blog: WSJ's Blog on Health and the Business of Health

http://blogs.wsj.com/health/

 

ScienceBlogging

http://scienceblogging.org

 

ScienceBlogs

http://scienceblogs.com

 

Well: The New York Times health blog
http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/

 

 

Duke & UNC Links:

 

Duke Office of News & Communications (look under "Resources for Media")

http://newsoffice.duke.edu/contact-us/contact-news-communications

 

UNC E-journal Finder

http://eresources.lib.unc.edu/ejournal

 

UNC E-research Tools

http://eresources.lib.unc.edu/eid

 

UNC News Service (Health & Medicine)

http://uncnews.unc.edu/content/blogcategory/23/71/

 

--revised September 9, 2013