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Diet and Nutrition - Drug Prescriptions


  • Diet and Nutrition

    Free online food search and database. Just type in the food you’re looking for and it will tell you how many calories, fats and carbohydrates that food has. The database also contains nutrition information for many restaurants and fast food establishments.
    Find all you need to know concerning your diet and nutrition needs through the USDA's interactive tools. Also available in Spanish.

    Eat Right Nutrition Tips
    These brief fact sheets provide nutrition facts along with healthy eating tips and recipes from the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics | formerly the American Dietetic Association.

    Fast Food Facts
    Find up-to-date nutritional information on your favorite fast food for dieting and weight control; sugar levels for diabetics; carbs (carbohydrate) for low-carb dieters; and health & nutrition information.

    Food Labeling and Nutrition
    These pages from the FDA address the labeling requirements for foods under the Federal Food Drug and Cosmetic Act and its amendments.

    Gluten-Free Recipe Database
    The not-for-profit Gluten Intolerant Group (GIG) provides this categorized database of recipes and so much more.

    Nutrition Analysis Tool (NAT)
    The Food Science and Human Nutrition Department at the University of Illinois provides this tool which is intended to empower individuals to select a nutrient dense diet.

    The information in this database comes from the USDA's National Nutrient Database for Standard Reference and is supplemented by listings provided by restaurants and food manufacturers. The source for each individual food item is listed in the footnotes of that food's Nutrition Facts page.

    Nutrition Source
    This site is maintained by the Department of Nutrition at the Harvard School of Public Health. Its aim is to provide timely information on diet and nutrition for clinicians, allied health professionals, and the public.

    Vitamins and Minerals: How to Get What You Need
    Information about vitamins and minerals, from the American Academy of Family Physicians.

  • Disability Resources
  • American Sign Language Browser
    Michigan State University created the online American Sign Language (ASL) browser where you can look up video of thousands of ASL signs and learn interesting things about them. AppleQuickTime required which should be downloaded only on your own personal computer. Video Dictionary
    Choose a letter, then a word and view the sign.

    Disability Resources on the Internet
    A nonprofit organization that disseminates information about resources and links to help people with disabilities live independently. ASL University
    This is an online curriculum resource for American Sign Language students. Choose a letter from the top and then a word or phrase from the left-hand column.

    The Kansas Commission on Disability Concerns
    Comprehensive information on Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) along with extensive links applicable to all geographic areas and not just Kansas.

  • Drug Prescriptions, Medications, and Pharmaceuticals
  • DailyMed
    This Web site provides health information providers and the public with a standard, comprehensive, up-to-date, look-up and download resource of medication content and labeling as found in medication package inserts.

    A comprehensive source of noncommercial, evidence-based, consumer-oriented drug information on the Internet. You'll find easy-to-read reference materials on topics ranging from drugs, vitamins, and herbs to breakthrough medical research and state-of-the-art disease management. "new" provides a convenient, one-stop access to a wide range of information related to your drug of interest, including drug label & prescribing information (description, indications, side-effects, warnings, clinical pharmacology, etc.), published studies, current clinical trials, drug ratings & reviews by patients, adverse event reports by medical professionals, news, Q&A, and more.
    Provides accurate information to consumers and medical professionals about prescription drugs and over-the counter (OTC) drugs sold in the USA. Some of its unique and powerful features are the pill identifier and image search function. Some sections require free personal registration.

    RxList - The Internet Drug Index
    Comprehensive site uses "fuzzy search logic" that assumes your input may be spelled incorrectly.

    This health-care web site provides valuable, thorough, illness and medication information.
    Searchable database, which features more than 800 drugs and includes brand and generic names from the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists.

    Verified Internet Pharmacy Practice Sites (VIPPS)
    The National Association of Boards of Pharmacy (NABP) developed VIPPS in 1999 in response to public concern of the safety of pharmacy practices on the Internet.

Page Last Updated: August 7, 2015