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Other Diseases

Web Sites

  • CDC - Disease & Conditions A- Z Index
    A comprehensive collection of resources on diseases and conditions from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
  • Diseases & Conditions
    The Mayo Clinic's site offers an A-Z list of diseases and conditions, including searchable database of symptoms.
  • MedlinePlus: Health Topics
    A resource of the National Library of Medicine, MedlinePlus is a source for authoritative information from the NLM, the National Institute of Health, and other government agencies. Read about symptoms, causes, treatment and prevention for over 800 diseases, illnesses, health conditions and wellness issues.

Pittsburgh Resources

  • Allegheny County Health Department
    The Health Department keeps track of infectious disease reports and can provide news on the latest outbreak. They also provide immunizations against a variety of diseases.
  • UPMC Health Library
    From the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, an A-Z directory that provides information on a variety of diseases, conditions and injuries.

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Selected Books

Encyclopedia of Pestilence, Pandemics, and Plagues
r RA652.E535 2008 vol.1 & 2
"Written for the nonspecialist, Encyclopedia of Pestilence, Pandemics, and Plagues covers the medical, cultural, sociological, and historical aspects of infectious diseases from prehistoric times to the present." -- Booklist
Hunt, W. A.
Kidney Disease: A Guide for Living
RC902.H85 2011
Hunt, a medical researcher who has polycystic kidney disease, shares his experiences and knowledge to help others with kidney disease understand and cope with its challenges.
Turkington, Carol.
The Encyclopedia of Infectious Diseases
r RC112.T87 2003
Written in jargon-free language for the layperson, this reference contains 600-plus entries discussing infectious diseases and agents, symptoms, prevention, drug treatments and therapies.