Resources Licensed for the MGH Community
The MGH subsription to these databases within the Micromedex family provides
access to information for the healthcare professional. AltMedex Evaluations are
in-depth,referenced monographs in the familiar Micromedex format. AltMedex
Points provides access to quick facts. AltMedex Consults address a disease
related topic. AltMedReax includes interactions: herb/supplement--drug,
herb/supplement--alcohol. Herbal Medicines offers 141 monographs. Additional
information in Poisondex and ReproTox focuses on toxicology and teratology.
There are many ways to search: by herb/supplement name in the Integrated Index,
by checking alternative medicine in the database listing or by looking under
category (for example drug interactions).
Consumer Lab Independent laboratory testing of dietary supplements, herbal medicines,
vitamins and minerals, and nutritional products with reports listing brand name products.Also
product recalls and warnings, and access to the Natural Pharmacist Encyclopedia.
Lexi-comp's CRL Online Home of
the MGH Formulary, this collection of drug handbooks also includes Natural Therapeutics. Search
herb or supplement name to bring up brief entries in the Lexi-Natural Products Online database.
Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database
Evidence-based, clinical information on natural medicines. Includes index by product name.
Effectiveness checker. Personal profiles for drug interactions. Laboratory interactions.
- Natural Standard
Evidence-based, peer reviewed information on foods, herbs, supplements, interactions, special diets and more, Includes patient handouts in English & Spanish & CE/CME programs. For mobile access, email firstname.lastname@example.org for download code.
- Benson-Henry Institute for MindBody Medicine at Massachusetts General HospitalThe BHI provides outpatient medical services, training for health professionals, corporate and school-based programs, women's health services, and affiliation for national and international health care systems.
- CAM on PubMed. Searches PubMed,
the premier database in biomedicine and automatically limits retrieval to complementary therapies.
Program for Children with Cancer This website from Columbia University provides
evaluated information on CAM treatments for children with cancer. The section on herbs
and supplements provides specific links for each therapy.
Alternative Medicine Foundation
Nonprofit organization aims to "provide evidence-based research resources for
health care professionals and responsible and reliable information for patients
and consumers." Site includes TibetMed™, an information resource for Tibetan
Medicine, and Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine.
Complementary and Alternative Medicine in Cancer Treatment
From the National Cancer Institute. Includes "Q and A Factsheet" as well as
links to information on specific topics and NCI sponsored research.
M.D. Anderson Cancer Center-Complementary/Integrative Medicine - Review of Therapies
Includes homeopathy, traditonal Chinese medicine, and mind/body, manipulative therapies,
energy therapies and special diets and supplements. Herb reviews from Natural Standard.
MedlinePlus Herbs and Supplements
Scroll down on the MedlinePlus Drug Information page to find alphabetical access to monographs from Natural
Standard. Evidence-based presentation. Provided by the National Library of Medicine.
National Center for Complementary and Alternative
Part of the NIH (National Institutes of Health), NCCAM facilitates research
and evaluation of unconventional medical practices and disseminates this
information to the
- The New Medicine Website linked to a PBS
program on Integrative Medicine with a focus on mind/body therapies. Resources tab has links to related information, organizations,
and patient education materials.
Rosenthal Center for Alternative and Complementary Medicine
From the Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, Columbia University
College of Physicians & Surgeons. Site highlights include women's health,
breast cancer citations, directory of databases and botanical medicine.
Herbs and Dietary Supplements
FDA Overview on Dietary Supplements
Includes FDA regulatory information, factsheets for consumers and a link to a
listing of illness and injury reports associated with the use of nutritional
Herbal database providing hyperlinked access to the scientific data underlying
the use of herbs for health. From the Alternative Medicine Foundation.
- Information Resource: about Herbs,
Botanicals and other Supplements Monographs from the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.
Herbs at a Glance A series of fact sheets that provides basic information about specific herbs or botanicals—common names, uses, potential side effects, and resources for more information. From the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine.
IBIDS, the International Bibliographic Information on Dietary Supplements
"A database of published, international, scientific literature on dietary supplements, including vitamins, minerals, and botanicals."
Longwood Herbal Taskforce Monographs, clinician
fact sheets, and patient handouts on selected herbs and supplements. Developed by a team
from Boston's Childrens Hospital, Mass. College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, and Dana
Farber Cancer Center. Updated by Dr. Paula Gardiner.
Office of Dietary Supplements
Explores the role of dietary supplements in improving health care. Includes the
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer CenterInformation about herbs, botanicals and supplements, from MSKCC's Integrative Medicine Service.
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