Recommended Health Links

Healthwise® Knowledgebase:

The Healthwise® Knowledgebase is an online health encyclopedia that is designed to help you make informed healthcare decisions. The Knowledgebase provides easy-to-understand explanations of thousands of medical conditions, symptoms, tests, and treatments.

 

Best General Health Information Website:

MedlinePlus
Comprehensive health and wellness information in English and Spanish. Some topics available in other languages. Includes links to reliable sources on most health topics and offers the latest news as well as a medical encyclopedia and drug database.

 

Other General Health Information Websites:

ClinicalTrials.gov
Offers comprehensive information about government and private clinical research studies including the purpose, who may participate, locations, and results (if reported).

FamilyDoctor (American Academy of Family Physicians)
The health information on this patient-friendly site is written and reviewed by doctors and patient educators. It provides medical and health information for the whole family. Can be searched by symptom, age group, disease or condition. Includes a dictionary, prescription drug and over the counter guide. Offers advice on a variety of topics including patient-doctor communication and advance directives.

Lab Tests Online
Designed to help consumers understand their lab tests, this website offers information on medical and laboratory tests. Includes medical conditions and the tests used to diagnose them, descriptions of the tests, screening recommendations, and articles.

National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine
Guide to complementary and alternative medicine (scientific research on the different health care systems, practices, and products that are not generally considered part of conventional medicine). From the Federal Government’s National Institute of Health.

National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)
Information on mental health disorders, their treatments, and resources for help, from the Federal Government’s National Institute of Health.

Nutrition.gov
Practical information on healthy eating, dietary supplements, fitness and how to keep food safe. Also includes data on weight management, shopping, cooking, meal planning, and food assistance programs.

 

Health Conditions:

Alzheimer’s Association
Research, information, advocacy and support for professionals, patients and caregivers in multiple languages. Tools include a care finder, housing finder and a clinical trials matcher.

American Diabetes Association
Information on the types of diabetes, treatment and care, complications, legal rights, advocacy, food and fitness, as well as the latest research and health news.

American Heart Association
Information on risk factors and specific ailments such as heart attack, heart failure, and stroke. Tips on maintaining heart health including diet, physical activity, stress management, and quitting smoking.

Autism Information (U.S. Department of Health & Human Services)
Gateway to links, information, research, publications, and organizations on autism spectrum disorders from the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services.

National Stroke Association
Information about strokes including the signs and symptoms, risk factors, prevention and recovery.

 

Cancer:

American Cancer Society (ACS)
Comprehensive website offering information on most types of cancer in multiple languages.

National Cancer Institute (NCI)
This site provides up-to-date information on cancer, including statistics, causes, treatment, genetics, coping, and clinical trials. It has a useful dictionary of cancer terms and drugs, as well as an A-Z directory of all types of cancer. Can be read in English or Spanish.

MedlinePlus: Cancer
Comprehensive information about all types of cancer in English and Spanish from the National Institutes of Health and the National Library of Medicine. Includes links to reliable resources, cancer organizations, statistics, news, and clinical trials. Also offers tools and tutorials, as well as directories of doctors and cancer centers.

 

Medications:

DrugDigest.org
A noncommercial, evidence-based, health and drug information site designed to help consumers make informed choices about medications and treatment options. Offers the ability to check for drug interactions and to compare various drugs and their side-effects.

 

Children & Young Adults:

American Academy of Pediatrics
Sponsored by the American Academy of Pediatrics, this site offers information about children from the beginning of life to early adulthood. Covers topics such as nutrition, sports, oral health, emotional wellness, vaccinations, diseases and conditions. Has several handy tools such as a pediatrician finder, growth chart and symptom checker.

Kid’s Health (Nemours Foundation)
Kids Health has three portals: one for parents, one for kids and one for teens, offering health and medical information geared to that group’s interest and reading level on a wide variety of topics. Much of the information is available in Spanish.

 

Seniors:

NIH Senior Health
Sponsored by the National Institutes of Health and the National Library of Medicine, this site contains links to news and information on health and wellness for senior health including diseases and conditions, prevention and screening, resources, organizations, and statistics.