UNC Science & Medical 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.

Director, Science & Medical Journalism Program

School of Media & Journalism

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

 


For Journalists:

 

Association of Health Care Journalists
http://healthjournalism.org/


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/

 

Health News Review (grades quality of news reporting about health and medicine)

http://www.healthnewsreview.org/


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

http://www.newswise.com

 

Nieman Reports - Special Medical Reporting Issue (Summer 2003)

http://niemanreports.org/issues/summer-2003/

 

North Carolina Center for Health Statistics

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


Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press, "A Reporter's Guide to Medical Privacy Law"
http://www.rcfp.org/reporters-guide-medical-privacy-law


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/  

 

ScienceBlogs

http://scienceblogs.com

 

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

 

For Health Care Professionals:

 

American Medical Association

http://www.ama-assn.org

 

British Medical Journal

http://www.bmj.com/theBMJ

 

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

http://www.cdc.gov/

 

Emerging Infectious Diseases

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

 

JAMA(subscription required)

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

 

Medical Matrix (subscription required)

http://www.medmatrix.org

 

Medscape (subscription required)

http://www.medscape.com

 

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/

 

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/


 

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 (search "By Subject")

http://uncnews.unc.edu/

 

--revised August 27, 2015