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CMN 100: Health Communication

Medical Databases

Helpful Medical Subject Headings (MeSH)

Medical Subject Headings (MeSH) can be incorporated into your search strategy in combination with other keywords to increase precision and relevance. MeSH terms can be used in Medline databases such as PubMed and Ovid Medline.


Health Behavior [Mesh]  AND African Americans AND hypertension

Health Knowledge, Attitudes, Practice [Mesh] AND childhood obesity AND nutrition

Public Health - Search Strategies

Click on the canned searches below. In PubMed, you can modify these search strategies by focusing on a specific demographic or geographical location.

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