Dr. Langston's Links
- Doctor Langston's Pediatric Home
- Although no longer actively maintained, the site still has good info
and many of the following links are available directly from there.
- AIM (Administrators in Medicine) DocFinder
- A launch page which will take you to sites in many different
states (including Massachusetts) where you can find more information
about a specific doctor
- The American Board of Pediatrics
- Another good launch page, this one for information relating to
pediatrics including information on the certification of pediatric
physicians and a finder for locating pediatric physicians by name,
location or specialty.
- FirstGov, The Official Site for U.S. Government Info
- This site is the first place you should go when you want to locate
just about anything related to our government. From nutrition to
health, the medical links are quite comprehensive.
- Food and Drug Administration
- Looking for information about food, drugs or any of the myriad of other
items the FDA has responsibility over? Start your search here.
- HealthAtoZ.com: Medical and Health Care Resources
- A good, general purpose, family health care resource site.
- Mass Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics
- Home of the MCAAP, there are quite a few pediatric links to be found here.
- National Institute of Health: Health Info
- Dozens of health related links, including PubMed (below) and drug
- Looking for information which has been published in any medical or
scientific journal on just about any medical topic? Start here.
- RxList - The Internet Drug List
- Just about any information you could ask for about drugs, prescribed,
over the counter or alternative, can be found here. See the list of
the Top 200 Most Prescribed Drugs or for a bit of fun, try RxLaughs,
the Internet Drug Comix.
- Tufts Managed Care Institute
- Many of the health care companies have web sites; this one is the
Tufts Managed Care site. Not a lot for the general public.
- US News Health Site
- Another good launch site with plenty of information. Check out the Best
Hospitals link for rankings of the best hospitals by location or by
NSCS Member Suggestions
- Foreign Language Medical Translations
- When a member asked how to help
someone with limited English skills communicate with a doctor, Charlene
Long suggested searching Yahoo using the words "online
dictionary" and "German" to locate a place where you can translate a
medical term from English to German and back. The site she found,
www.quickdic.de/ did just that.
When she searched a little further, she found the
Multilingual Glossary of Medical Terms
which could be searched in nine European languages.
- Phonetic Drug Information
- For those people with medical backgrounds,finding drug information in one of
the above links is not that difficult
even when the name is difficult to pronounce. For the rest of us,
especially those of us who are hearing challenged, Charlene Long suggests
using the Phonetic Drug Information site at
www.drugchecker.com, a service provided by the
DrKoop site , where you can enter an approximation of
the spelling and get back the real name and other information about a
Charlene suggests checking the "Contains" button rather than the
"Starts" With and making sure the "Sounds Like" box is checked for best