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Nursing: U.S. Government Resources

Nurses "are guided by an ethical & humanitarian philosophy in which every human being deserves respect, regardless of racial, social, cultural, sexual, economic, religious, or other factors." (Mosby, Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, & Health Professions)


Centers for Disease Control Excellent source of information on variety of health and safety topics

Clinical Trials Up-to-date info on   federally & privately funded clinical trials for diseases and conditions; clinical trials & studies listed by: condition, drug intervention, sponsor, location

Genetics Reference Provides information on over 600 genetic conditions, syndromes, and diseases.  Information on over 850 genes, chromosomes, mitochondrial DNA and associated health conditions. Links to other genetic information and organizations. Glossary of medical and genetics terms - Information for consumers, communities, and   health professionals

Health Statistics
- Finding / using current and reliable health statistics



  International Classification of Diseases
  Diseases & injuries, procedures, etc.



 MedlinePlus - The   National Institutes of Health's   Web site for patients and their   families and friends. Produced   by the National Library of Medicine, it brings you information about diseases, conditions, and wellness issues.  Furthermore view the hundreds of tutorials and videos:

Government Resources Cont'd

 National Cancer Institute
 Cancer topics, types of cancer,   clinical trials, treatments, research & funding, news, prevention &   screening

National Institute on Drug Abuse
 Resources on drug abuse, treatment, crime, prevention & research

National Institute of Nursing Research

 The mission of the National Institute of   Nursing Research (NINR) is to promote and   improve the health of individuals, families,   communities, and populations. NINR supports   and conducts clinical and basic research and   research training on health and illness across   the lifespan to build the scientific foundation   for clinical practice, prevent disease and   disability, manage and eliminate symptoms   caused by illness, and improve palliative and   end-of-life care

PubMed Central 
Browse or search full text of   many biomedical and life sciences journals

Reports of the Surgeon General Includes official reports and other publications