Database Directory G through M

Note on database descriptions:

The descriptions below were, for the most part, supplied by the database providers and have undergone minimal editing. The TTUHSC Library of the Health Sciences guarantees neither the accuracy of these descriptions nor of the information found in the databases themselves. Inclusion of a database on this list does not imply endorsement of its contents by the Library.



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Gale Group Collections

One place to access all Gale Group databases that are available to TTUHSC faculty, staff, and students.

Gale Literary Databases

Combines intuitive subject indexing and a vast collection of literary content with user friendly and innovative features.

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GenBank®

Contains all publicly available DNA sequences with annotations.

Genetic Toxicology Data Bank (GENE-TOX)

A genetic toxicology test database from expert peer review of open scientific literature on over 3,000 chemicals. Created by the US Environmental Protection Agency and made available by the National Library of Medicine's (NLM) Toxicology Data Network (TOXNET).

Genetics Home Reference : Your Guide to Understanding Genetic Conditions

A compilation of genes and associated genetic conditions, presented for the consumer.

Gideon Online

The Global Infectious Disease and Epidemiology Online Network (GIDEON) is a user friendly and comprehensive data tool to navigate a vast database of infectious diseases.

Global Health Facts - Global data on HIV/AIDS, TB, Malaria, and more

A comprehensive database on HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, malaria, and more categorized by country. This free and easily accessible resource offers downloaded tables, charts, and color coded maps.

Global Library of Women's Medicine

Over 650 expert contributors have come together to author 442 specialist chapters on women's medicine and 53 supplementary chapters, with more than 40,000 references.

GoldRush

One place to find all of the TTUHSC online journal subscriptions. Note: please search by journal title, not the article title.

Google Scholar

A simple user friendly database to find relevant scholarly works of all types and from all disciplines.

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GPO Monthly Catalog

Brings together all types of government documents with bibliographic citations. Includes congressional reports, debates, judiciary materials, executive documents, and more.

GTR - Genetic Testing Repository

The Genetic Testing Repository records include tests, genes, labs, conditions, and phenotypes.

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Handbook of Texas online

From the Texas State Historical Association comes an encyclopedia on all subjects related to Texas, such as history, geography, culture, and more.

Haz-Map: Occupational Exposure to Hazardous Agents

The National Library of Medicine's (NLM) Toxicology and Environmental Health Information Program provides health and safety professionals and consumers with information about the health effects of exposure to chemical and biologics. This resource also explains the links between certain professions and the hazards, diseases, and symptoms that may arise.

Hazardous Substances Data Bank (HSDB)

A comprehensive database on potentially hazardous workplace substances, including information on human exposure, emergencies, hygiene, requirements, and more. This data is reviewed by the Scientific Review Panel (SRP) and is collected from many different books, reports, journals, and government documents.

HazLit

A frequently updated database of the full library collection from the Natural Hazards Center.

HCI Bibliography : Human-Computer Interaction Resources (HCIBIB)

A free bibliographic database on human computer interaction, enabling researchers, developers, educators, students, and more equal access.

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Health and Psychosocial Instruments (HAPI)

Contains information on measurement instruments such as questionnaires, index measures, coding schemes, vignettes, scenarios, and more. Covers major subject areas such as health fields, psychosocial sciences, library and information science, and organizational behavior.

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Health Education Assets Library (HEAL)

A national repository of free multimedia teaching materials in the health sciences field initiated by the National Science Foundation as a part of the National Science Digital Library.

Health Effects from the Collapse of the World Trade Center on 9/11/2001

Provides an overview on the health effects of the September 11, 2001 World Trade Center Disaster with links to further research and resources.

Health Reference Center Academic

A source for articles on subjects such as medicine, pregnancy, nutrition, public health, alcohol and drug abuse, and more. Information found on this site is meant only for information purposes.

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Health Source - Consumer Edition

A consumer health resource with access to nearly 80 full text magazines on topics such as nutrition, sports medicine, general health, food sciences, and more.

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Health Source - Nursing/Academic Edition

A database with nearly 550 full text scholarly journals covering many medical topics. Also includes the AHFS Consumer Medication Information, which contains 1,300 generic drugs and more than 4,700 brand names.

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HealthCare.gov

Brings together public and private health insurance options with a searchable catalog of options. The user can browse different options based on their search criteria, as well as learn about their consumer rights, the health insurance marketplaces, and more.

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Healthfinder®: Your Guide to Reliable Health Information

A federally run website with links to carefully vetted websites and information from more than 1,500 health related organizations. This resource has been pulling together federal and non profit programs since 1997.

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Healthlinks.net

An additional resource with links to services and products, alternative health, education, hospitals, employments, and more. This is an excellent resource for consumers and healthcare professionals alike.

HealthReach

Offers high quality and easily accessible health information in multiple languages. An excellent resource for health care professionals when working with patients with limited English proficiency. Also provides insight into cultural backgrounds, population specific tools, and using an interpreter.

HeritageQuest™ Online 

A database of research material for discovering family history and American culture with original page images. This is a rapidly growing resource great for genealogists of all levels.

Highly Cited Researchers

Showcases individuals, departments, and laboratories that have made major contributions to 21 broad subject areas of life science, medicine, physical science, engineering, and social sciences.

HIV Guide

A support guide designed to help health care professionals better the standards of care and patient safety. The evidence based material is meant for use at the patient's bedside, in the exam room, or anywhere else needed.

HIV InSite Gateway to HIV and AIDS Knowledge

A comprehensive source on HIV/AIDS information with original material, complete texts, and links to the best online resources.

Hobbies and Crafts Reference Center

Provides hobby enthusiasts instructions to over 1,500 hobby and crafts books and magazines. Topics include art, collecting, gardening, recreation, model building, needlecraft, and more.

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Home Improvement Reference Center

Provides beginning to advance home improvement project information. Also features content from leading magazines and other sources of popular home repair.

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Household Products Database : Health and Safety Information on Household Products

Brings together the health effects from the manufacturer provided Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) and over 6,000 consumer brands. Allows consumers and scientists to research products based on their chemical ingredients.

HSRProj (Health Services Research Projects in Progress)

Contains free information on current grants and health services research through the National Library of Medicine's (NLM) "Other Collections."

HSTAT (Health Services/Technology Assessment Texts)

Includes full text clinical practice guidelines, technology assessments, and health information through a convenient searchable format.

HuGE Navigator

A continuously updated knowledge database in human genome epidemiology, including gene disease associations, evaluation of genetic tests, gene variants, and more.

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Humanities Full Text

Covers all fields of the humanities from art, classical studies, film, journalism, and more through various formats such as articles, interviews, original works, and more.

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Hurricanes : Links to Health Information Including Toxicology and Environmental Health

Provides information on all things hurricane and health related, from cleanup and recovery to handling of hazardous substances.

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IHI Open School

A worldwide organization dedicated to improving patient safety by educating health professionals in more than 60 countries. Includes 20 online courses with a curriculum focusing on improvement, safety, system design, and leadership. Aimed towards students, faculty, and professionals with currently over 225,000 members and growing.

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Image Bank

A database of images and associated text perfect as a teaching tool for physicians and hematology students. Easily searchable with hyperlinks and cross references. Also includes the Society's annual meeting Education Program Book, the ASH Teaching Cases and the syllabus from the ASH Self Assessment Program.

Images from the History of Medicine (IHM)

The US National Library of Medicine's (NLM) History of Medicine Division (HMD) provides nearly 60,000 images of portraits, institutions, genre scenes, graphic art, and more illustrations depicting the social and historical aspects of medicine.

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in-cites (via ISI Web of Knowledge)

Offers an in depth look at the people, writings, institutions, and nations selected by Essential Science Indicators, with interviews and first person essays about people from diverse professional backgrounds. Also included are the statistics and rankings behind the data and information on new entrants.

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In-Cites Archive (pre 2008)

Offers an in depth look at the people, writings, institutions, and nations selected by Essential Science Indicators, with interviews and first person essays about people from diverse professional backgrounds. Also included are the statistics and rankings behind the data and information on new entrants.

INASP Health Links : General Health Resources : Fulltext E-Books

A collection of websites with content geared towards health professionals, medical libraries, and publishers in developing and transitional countries.

Index Nominum

A drug directory with synonyms, formulas, therapeutic classes for drugs, and area specific information for preparations used in medicines. Data is sourced from 133 countries and edited by the Swiss Pharmaceutical Society.

Index to Organism Names (ION)

Considered the most complete database of organism names, allowing researchers an easy way to organize biological information.

Influenza (Flu)

Access general information about the flu and the current flu season.

Information Science & Technology Abstracts (ISTA)

Indexes information science and technology related journal articles from over 450 publications, reports, patents, books, current periodicals, and more dating back to the mid 1960's.

Integrated Risk Information System (IRIS)

From the US Environmental Protection Agency comes a database containing over 500 chemical records focusing on hazard identification and dose response assessments.

The Integrity in Science Database: Scientists' & Non-Profits' Ties to Industry

Aims to provide the public with transparency into the corporate ties of scientists, academics, and nonprofit organizations and their conduct, oversight, and reporting.

International Academy of Compounding Pharmacists (IACP)

An association with a focus on the specialty practice of pharmacy compounding, representing more than 2,000 pharmacists and technicians, and supporting more than 87,000 patients and prescribers.

International Clinical Trials Registry Platform (ICTRP)

Allows all those involved in health care decision making a transparent view into scientific evidence based research.

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International Pharmaceutical Abstracts (IPA)

A comprehensive source for all topics related to pharmaceutical science dating back to 1970 with monthly updates. Includes topics such as drug therapy, toxicity, legislation, technology, economics, and more.

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International Toxicity Estimates for Risk (ITER)

The Toxicology Excellence for Risk Assessment (TERA) has compiled a record of over 600 chemicals and pertinent data from the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR)- Health Canada, National Institute of Public Health and the Environment (RIVM) -The Netherlands, and the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

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JAMAevidence

Brings together the best available evidence and clinical experience to create evidence based medicine (EBM) that provides clinicians and patients the information they need to make informed health care decisions.

Joanna Briggs Institute (JBI)

An organization developed by the Faculty of Health Sciences at the University of Adelaide with more than 64 collaborating centers and groups and servicing more than 90 countries. Provides access to resources for professionals in nursing, midwifery, medicine, allied health, and more with the goal of promoting evidence based healthcare.

Joanna Briggs Institute (JBI) Tools

Requires a personal Ovid account to login and use this feature.

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Johns Hopkins Point of Care Information Technology Center (POC-IT)

Provides pharmacists, students, healthcare workers, and more with the ability to search for evidence based clinical decision support guides for improving patient safety and standards of care. This is a free web resource, and available for a small fee on mobile technologies.

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Journal Citation Reports - Science Edition

Offers quantifiable statistical data providing a systematic and objective way to evaluate the top journals and their global influence.

Journals@Ovid (OVFT)

Combines all Ovid Full Text Features with some new important features and functions. The journal collection covers science, technology, and medicine from more than 50 different publishers.

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Kidnetic.com

A fun and educational resource for kids and parents to learn about general health, fitness, and nutrition.

KidsHealth for Kids

Covers a variety of health related topics on kid and teen health in a fun and understandable manner.

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KidsHealth® for Parents

A valuable resource for parents with questions about the health of their children, from before birth through adolescence. Contains doctor approved health information brought together by the Nemours Foundation's Center for Children's Health Media.


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Lab Advisor™

Created with practicing clinicians and the goal of providing clinicians with the knowledge they need to answer lab questions, research, and select cost effect tests.

Lab Test Online

Designed for patients and family caregivers seeking to better understand clinical lab tests and diagnosis and treatment of many conditions and diseases. Also an excellent quick reference tool for medical professionals.

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LactMed - Drugs and Lactation Database

A database for breastfeeding mothers to learn about drugs and other chemicals they may be exposed to, the levels of such substances in breast milk and infant blood, and the possible adverse effects.

Lead and Human Health: Links to websites about the effects of lead on human health

Learn about potential lead exposure and the health effects.

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Learning Express Plus including Job & Career Accelerator and PrepStep 2 & 4 year

A collection of career and academic oriented resources with interactive ways for users to learn about job preparation, career advancement, career changes, and reentry into the workforce.

Legal Collection

A full text database with over 250 well respected, scholarly law journals, and information on current issues, studies, trends, and more related to the legal world.

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Legal Forms

Users can find state specific and national legal forms such as wills, contracts, premarital agreements, divorce, and more. Also provides easy to understand legal definitions and a comprehensive attorney state directory.

Legal Information Reference Center

Provides consumers and small businesses trusted tools and instructions on legal issues.

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Lexi-Comp

Source: Lexi-Comp (TTUHSC School of Pharmacy paid subscription)

Description: "Lexi-Comp ONLINE is an Internet-based platform delivering time sensitive drug information on an easy-to-use interface . . . ."

Note: "Improving point-of-care decisions."

Note: The School of Pharmacy subscription does not include a PDA component. Individual users may purchase PDA subscriptions from Lexi-Comp with discounted academic pricing.

LILACS

Includes over 670 medical journals and other health publications from Latin American and Caribbean health sciences literature.

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Linguistics and Language Behavior Abstracts (LLBA)

An index of international literature relating to linguistics and language sciences with abstracts.

Literary Reference Center

Contains full text classics, critical essays, author highlights and more in a easy to navigate searchable database.

Literature Resource Center (LRC)

Learn about over 120,000 novelists, poets, essayists, journalists and other writers of all backgrounds and their works. 2,500 of the most studied authors are covered more deeply.

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LOCATORplus

The online catalog for the US National Library of Medicine with more than 1.2 million recorded books, journals, audiovisuals, files, and more.

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Martindale: the complete drug reference.

A comprehensive, unbiased database of drugs and related substance with therapeutic data, synonyms, and manufacturer brand names. Also included are summaries, abstracts, and reviews making it very useful for clinical use worldwide.

MAS Ultra - School Edition

Provides high school libraries with the following: nearly 500 popular magazines, over 360 full text reference books, over 85,000 biographies, more than 107,000 primary source documents, and over 510,000 audiovisual files dating back to 1975.

MasterFILE Premier

Includes abstracts for nearly 2,600 titles and full text for almost 1,950 general periodicals in area such as general reference, business, education, health, multicultural issues, and many more.

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Mayo Clinic Medical Information and Tools for Healthy Living - MayoClinic.com

Provides helpful and up to date health information and tools with expert knowledge to empower people to manage their health.

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Med Help International: The Patient Medical and Health Information Center

An online resource for patients to discover medical information and tools for making informed medical decisions. Also helps patients find support and track their health on the go.

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The Medical Letter on Drugs and Therapeutics

Contains articles with summaries of important drug facts such as pharmacology, clinical studies, adverse effect, dosing, and more.

Medical Words: A Tutorial from the National Library of Medicine

Lean about medical words and how to put together parts of medical words, complete with helpful quizzes.

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MedicalStudent.com™

Medical students can find authoritative medical information in this digital library.

Medicine in the Americas

A searchable digital library resource with historical American medical books in scanned pdf format. This resource is open to the general public, but geared towards historians, students, clinicians, and librarians.

MedicLatina 

A Spanish language database containing 130 full text, peer-reviewed medical journals from renowned Latin American and Spanish publishers.

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MedlinePlus: Videos of Surgical Procedures

Find links to prerecorded webcasts of actual operations performed at medical centers around the country. Note: users cannot send in questions by email even if the video says so, because it is not live.

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MedlinePlus® Health Information from the National Library of Medicine 

A collection of resources from the National Library of Medicine (NLM), National Institute of Health (NIH), and other government and health related organizations.

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MedlinePlus® Información de Salud de la Biblioteca Nacional de Medicina

MedlinePlus es el sitio web de los Institutos Nacionales de la Salud para pacientes, familiares y amigos. Producida por la Biblioteca Nacional de Medicina de los Estados Unidos, la biblioteca médica más grande del mundo. Brinda información sobre enfermedades, afecciones y bienestar en un lenguaje fácil de leer. MedlinePlus le ofrece información confiable y actualizada en todo momento, en cualquier lugar y de forma gratuita.

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MEDLINE® (MEDical literature, analysis, and retrieval system onLINE) - via EBSCO

From the National Library of Medicine (NLM) comes an authoritative medical information resource for nursing, veterinary medicine, health care systems, medicine, dentistry, and much more. This database uses Medical Subject Headings (MeSH) indexing with more than 5,400 current biomedical journals included.

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MEDLINE® (MEDical literature, analysis, and retrieval system onLINE) - via FirstSearch

From the National Library of Medicine (NLM) comes an authoritative medical information resource for nursing, veterinary medicine, health care systems, medicine, dentistry, and much more. This database uses Medical Subject Headings (MeSH) indexing with more than 5,400 current biomedical journals included.

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MEDLINE® (MEDical literature, analysis, and retrieval system onLINE) - via HighWire Open Access

From the National Library of Medicine (NLM) comes an authoritative medical information resource for nursing, veterinary medicine, health care systems, medicine, dentistry, and much more. This database uses Medical Subject Headings (MeSH) indexing with more than 5,400 current biomedical journals included.

MEDLINE® (MEDical literature, analysis, and retrieval system onLINE) - via OVID 

From the National Library of Medicine (NLM) comes an authoritative medical information resource for nursing, veterinary medicine, health care systems, medicine, dentistry, and much more. This database uses Medical Subject Headings (MeSH) indexing with more than 5,400 current biomedical journals included.

MEDLINE® (MEDical literature, analysis, and retrieval system onLINE) - via Web of Science

From the National Library of Medicine (NLM) comes an authoritative medical information resource for nursing, veterinary medicine, health care systems, medicine, dentistry, and much more. This database uses Medical Subject Headings (MeSH) indexing with more than 5,400 current biomedical journals included.

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MEDLINE® In-Process & Other Non-Indexed Citations

Similar to Ovid MEDLINE, but also includes the basic information and abstracts before records are indexed with MeSH headings. Still encompasses Index Medicus, Index to Dental Literature, International Nursing, allied health, biological and physical sciences, and humanities and information science.

MedPix

A detailed database of more than 59,000 images from over 12,000 patients. The user can search by symptoms, diagnosis, organ location, image modality, keywords, and more.

Mental Measurements Yearbook with Tests in Print

A comprehensive guide to more than 2,000 contemporary testing instruments in fields such as psychology, education, business, and leadership with an aim towards novice test consumers and experienced professionals alike.

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Merck manual of diagnosis and therapy. 19th ed. 2011.

A digital health care book series provided by The Merck Manuals Online Medical Library with periodically updated information and audiovisual files.

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MeSH® Browser

An information portal to help with Medical Subject Headings (MeSH), including vocabulary, descriptor hierarchy, complete MeSH records, notes, annotations, and more.

Methods in biotechnology

Offers researchers and laboratory scientists in the biotechnology field reliable protocols used to find new approaches in agriculture, food science, and medicine.

Methods in enzymology 

A highly respected biochemistry publication since 1955, now with more than 400 volumes that contain still relevant material today.

Methods in molecular biology

Provides in depth and reproducible protocols with overviews, materials needed, detailed procedures, tips and tricks, and troubleshooting advice.

Methods in molecular medicine 

Provides detailed step by step protocols for the user to find new ways in treating and fighting diseases.

Methods in pharmacology and toxicology

Provides detailed step by step protocols for pharmaceutical scientists and toxicologists when testing in the laboratory.

MICROMEDEX® Healthcare Series

Provides answers to patients' questions regarding all aspects of their care and health in a user friendly interface.

Middle Search Plus

A full text database for over 140 popular middle school magazines organized by reading level indicators (Lexiles). In addition to articles, Middle Search Plus contains nearly 85,000 biographies, more than 100,000 primary source documents, and a vast collection of visual material.

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Military & Government Collection

A comprehensive collection of publications relating to the military and government, with nearly 300 full text journals and periodicals, 245 pamphlets, and nearly 400 abstracts.

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Monarch Initiative

A collaboration between many organizations and universities to present biological research in a new and innovative way.

Multilingual glossary of technical and popular medical terms in nine European languages

Find technical and popular medical terms in eight official languages: English, Spanish, French, German, Dutch, Italian, Portuguese, and Danish.

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My HealtheVet - The Gateway to Veteran Health and Wellness

Offers veterans access to health benefit information and services, links to other resources, online health journal, and prescription refills.