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Information for Patients

Click on the links below for resources deesigned to help you find and understand information about your health care concerns.

  • Patients & Families section of the ACP Web site
  • HEALTH TiPS - informative cards on multiple common medical problems; available in English and Spanish
  • Medline-Plus - a state of the art search engine for patients and/or their families to obtain reliable information from National Library of Medicine, the National Institutes of Health (NIH), and other government agencies and health-related organizations. Access medical journal articles, extensive information about drugs, an illustrated medical encyclopedia, interactive patient tutorials, and the latest health news.
  • Babelfish - a free non-medical translation engine that may help non-English speakers express some of their concerns to their English - only speaking physicians. While these translation engines do not take the place of a translator and are not made specifically for medical purposes, they may be helpful to you for getting some basic concerns expressed.

Page updated: 10/13/09