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ELA 079 - English for Health Careers: Disease Research Assignment


elow are the specific websites you will use to find information on your Disease Research Assignment. 
We will discuss how to use them in our library session. 



MedlinePlus: Medical Encyclopedia

  • Provides health information for the general public.
  • Part of the National Library of Medicine (NLM) and the National Institutes of Health (NIH)



National Institutes of Health (NIH) 

"Is the nation’s medical research agency" and as 27 individual institutes and centers.

  • NLM - National Library of Medicine 
  • NCATS - National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences 
  • NCCIH - National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health 
  • NCI - National Cancer Institute
  • NEI - National Eye Institute
  • NHLBI - National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
  • NHGRI - National Human Genome Research Institute
  • NIA - National Institute on Aging
  • NIAAA - National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism
  • NIAID - National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases
  • NIAMS - National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases
  • NIBIB - National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering
  • NICHD - National Institute of Child Health and Human Development
  • NIDCD - National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders
  • NIDCR - National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research
  • NIDDK - National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive Kidney Disorders
  • NIEHS - National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences 
  • NIGMS - National Institute of General Medical Sciences 
  • NIMH - National Institute of Mental Health 
  • NIDA - National Institute on Drug Abuse 
  • NIMHD - National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities 
  • NINDS - National Institute or Neurological Disorders and Stroke 
  • NINR - National Institute of Nursing Research 
  • CC Clinical Center
  • CIT Center for Information Technology
  • CSR Center for Scientific Review
  • FIC Fogarty International Center 


NIH News in Health Newsletter - A monthly newsletter from the National Institutes of Health



Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)



World Health Organization

  • Provides global health information.
  • "Directs and coordinates global health" for the United Nations.


Health/Disease Statistics

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