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Medline Plus This link opens in a new window
Excellent information from the U.S. National Library of Medicine the latest health news, a medical encyclopedia and interactive patient tutorials.
Merck Manual of Diagnosis and Therapy This link opens in a new window
A comprehensive guide to disorders and diseases with information on causes, symptoms, diagnosis, treatment and drugs
medically-approved information on more than 5,000 health topics, symptoms, medications, and tips for maintaining a healthy lifestyle
Gale Encyclopedia of Nursing and Allied Health
"provides more than 850 entries covering ... body systems and functions, conditions and common diseases, issues and theories, techniques and practices, and devices and equipment." VCC login required.
Gale Encyclopedia of Medicine
(4th Edition, 2011, Electronic)
Government of Canada website containing information on all aspects of Health Care in Canada
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