United States Sources


MedlinePlus is the National Institutes of Health's Web site for patients and their families and friends.

Vital Statistics of the United States

This site provides access to annual reports on vital statistics including births, deaths, marriages and divorces. The reports date from 1890 to the most recent release.

Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report

This site provides online full text access to this weekly report of disease incidence occurring in the United States. Information is provided in html and pdf files retrospectively back to 1982.

Health, United States 1993-present

This print publication of health information from the Centers for Disease Control provides statistical tables and charts in pdf format retrospective to 1993.


This is the United States Health and Human Services official web site for Medicare benefits and beneficiaries.

Hospital Compare

The United States Department of Health and Human Services provides this database that allows users to compare services offered by hospitals throughout the United States.


This site provides access to statistics and data on issues related to children and families.

Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR)

The Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) serves the public by using the best science, taking responsive public health actions, and providing trusted health information to prevent harmful exposures and diseases related to toxic substances

Toxnet-Toxicology Data network

This site sponsored by the National Library of Medicine provides access to databases on toxicology, hazardous chemicals, environmental health, and toxic releases in the environment.

Tox Town

Tox Town helps students and teachers learn about environmental health concerns and toxic chemicals pictured in various community scenarios.

Drug Information Portal

This database provided by the National Library of Medicine provides information on over 19,790 prescription drugs that are currently available including actions and potential side effects.