Health News

MSNBC and Newsweek

Latest research released in health, social science and more  
Government Resources

Medline Plus
Hundreds of health topics, drugs and supplement information, medical encyclopedia, clinical trials reports, news and resources.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Health and safety topics from birth defects to workplace safety, publications, reports, data, statistics, travel health advisories and advice, special articles on current hot health topics.

National Institute of Mental Health
Reducing the burden of mental illness and behavioral disorders through research on mind, brain, and behavior.

National Library of Medicine
General reference from the National Institutes of Health


Health insurance

The federal health insurance program for the elderly and disabled

Tennessee’s health insurance program for the poor

BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee
Insurance policies, information for subscribers and general health information

Nursing homes and long-term care

Tennessee Health Care Association
Long-term care facility trade group

Medicare Nursing Home Compare Tool



Health Expert Blogs
Experts share advice, tips and personal experiences on current topics.

Internet journal of emerging medical technologies.

Best of the health blogs



Harvard Health Publications
Newsletters, common medical conditions, wellness and prevention.

Mayo Clinic Health Oasis
General information about diagnoses, symptoms and disease prevention

Formerly Based on original content by 1,100 physicians, specialists and medical editors. Searches “the top health web sites.”
The industry’s leading source of health care business news.

General information about disease, health care news
Mental Health

National Mental Health Association
The country’s oldest and largest nonprofit organization addressing all aspects of mental health and mental illness.

NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness)
Grassroots organization serving the mentally ill and their friends and family

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
Federal agency offering assistance for those with mental illness or substance addictions
Natural, holistic and alternative health

Herbs at a Glance
Fact sheets on herbs or botanicals, with common names, uses, potential side effects, and resources.

CHEO (Complementary Health Education Organization)
Chattanooga and Cleveland-based group of natural, alternative and holistic health providers

American Holistic Health Association
Information and reference articles about a variety of holistic treatments for diseases

State Government Info

Kaiser Foundation’s State Health Facts
Learn how your state stacks up on health status, health costs, minority and women’s health.

Tennessee Department of Health
Birth, Death, Marriage and Divorce Records, restaurant inspections, abuse registry. Statistics and reports on methamphetamine abuse, West Nile virus, bird flu, Tennessee birth defects, hospital acquired infections and more.

Georgia Division of Public Health
Locate your county health department, health data, publications, reports such as Spanish resource guide for families of children with hearing loss, and more.

Alabama Department of Public Health
Information on dozens of health topics, health statistics, news, emergency preparedness advisories, news and disease alerts.

— Compiled by Kathy Gilbert and Emily Berry