- Affordable Care Act (10)
- Allergies and Asthma (7)
- Alternative Medicine (5)
- Complaints (8)
- Drug Information and Drug Trials (17)
- Environmental Health (7)
- Evaluating Health Information (3)
- Eye Health/Conditions (7)
- General Health Information (18)
- Health Information in World Languages (13)
- Health Statistics (6)
- Healthcare Facilities (12)
- Hearing (3)
- Medical Tests and Procedures (2)
- Men's Health (4)
- Mental Health (6)
- Parenting, Kids & Teens (18)
- Physician and Dentist Finders (6)
- Senior Health (11)
- Specific Health Problems (16)
- Traveler's Health (2)
- Women's Health (6)
This website gives girls between the ages of 10 and 16 reliable, current health information. Topics include puberty, fitness, nutrition, stress and substance abuse.
Contains special sections for Conditions & Disease, Doctors & Hospitals, issues related to Insurance, and much more.
From the New York University Child Study Center, this site provides parents with information on child mental health.
This page links to resources regarding Hearing Loss, Deafness Related Links, Noise Protection, and National Support Groups.
Provides off-site resources to connect older persons, caregivers and professionals to important federal, national, and local programs.
Statistics included are; Profile of Older Americans, Census Data & Population Estimate, Projected Future Growth, Minority Aging, Key Indicators of Well Being.
DocFinder contains the licensing background and disciplinary information of physicians and other health care practitioners in addition to physician profile information from states that have passed physician profile laws.
Content rich on disease and treatment information and includes nice additional features such as Interactive Health Tools, Ask the Expert, Medical Dictionary, etc.
Find elder care information on senior health conditions, expert answers to your elder care (senior care) questions and an online community where you can \"talk\" with other caregivers who are facing similar problems as they care for aging parents
Offers information on the health and care of older adults including information on common diseases and disorders that affect older adults, practical tips about questions to ask physicians, the complete text of Eldercare at Home (a resource for those responsible for caring for an older adult at home), and more.
From the Agency on Health Research and Quality, provides a checklist to help men maintain their health.
Consumer guides in printable or audio format that summarize treatment information comparing the benefits and harms of tests or treatment choices. Topics include; Cancer, Diabetes, Mental Health, Pregnancy & Childbirth, and more. New Consumer Guides are added periodically.
Locator information on 690,000 physicians, from the AMA (remember, not all physicians choose to belong to the AMA.)
The AACAP developed Facts for Families to provide concise and up-to-date information on issues that affect children, teenagers, and their families. Fact sheets are available in English, Spanish, Malaysian, Polish, Icelandic, Arabic, Urdu and Hebrew.
The American Academy of Family Physicians offers information about a wide range of topics of interest to men including STDs, prostate health, reproductive issues, and fatherhood. Information is available in English and Spanish.
Diseases & Conditions, Treatments, Symptoms. Glasses Cataracts & Lasik, Eye Health in the News.
Information on Ears, Throat, Nose & Mouth, Head & Neck, Cancer and Pediatrics. Some of the content includes proper care, fact sheets on diseases and conditions, and health tips.
Provides information about health topics, diseases and conditions, child development, and child safety.
The licensing agency for specialists. First time users must set up an account using an e-mail address and password.
ACS has cancer related resources and has created a special section featuring Asian and Pacific Islander language materials, and Spanish language materials. Links to these materials are available from the main page.
Resources to learn About Cancer, Stay Healthy, Find Support and Treatment.
An organization that offers support for children, parents, family and medical professionals dealing with childhood cancers.
Contains information on hospitals throughout the country, procedures they perform, and their financial records.
Site includes information about making treatment decisions, taking control of your asthma, and an Asthma Profiler Tool that is intended to assist with making informed treatment decisions.
Information regarding psychology in the news as well as links to information about aging, depression, AIDS, parenting, and psychology and the law.
U.S. News & World Report’s ranking of more than 15,000 of the best nursing homes; searchable by state.
Information and advocacy regarding arthritis.
An information portal to the issues affecting the health and well being of Asian Americans in the United States.
Information regarding aspects of asthma and allergies including diagnosis and reduction of risks. Advocacy, research, information regarding support groups, and an email feature, "Ask the Allergist" make this an interesting site.
General information about diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of asthma.
Created by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention this site helps children ages 9-13 make healthy lifestyle choices. Information on fitness, food and nutrition, exercise, and disease, and safety are included.
Includes sections of adult, child, and teen content regarding growing up with medical conditions.
A bone health campaign for girls.
CAM states in clear, patient friendly wording information regarding the efficacy of various treatments and herbal remedies.
Spanish language resources from the Medical Library Association\'s Consumer Health and Patient Information Center.
Find information and data on topics dealing with the environment such as respiratory health, healthy water, cruise ship health, and much more.
A to Z list of topics and short, easy to understand statistics on a range of topics of public health importance.
Helpful lists of organizations and statistics regarding aging in America as well as other information on end of life issues , articles and reports.
The CDC deals with preventing and controlling disease, injury and disability. Its "Diseases and Conditions" section covers major chronic and many infectious diseases including AIDS, stroke, Flu, Birth defects. In addition you will find information regarding Traveler's Health, Healthy Living, Life Stages & Population information, Injury Violence & Safety.
Contains active trials for many types of diseases. It is searchable by disease categories and geographic area.
Information to help children and their families deal with pop culture, treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and related medications.
The online community for kids, families and adults with diabetes.
This site offers information on over 900 health topics; Podcasts and web chats with physicians answering health questions.
ClinicalTrials.gov is a registry of federally and privately supported clinical trials conducted in the United States and around the world.
Consumer Reports Best Buy Drugs is a free public education project that provides guidance on the safety, effectiveness and cost of drugs.
DailyMed provides reliable information about marketed drugs. It offers the FDA-approved labels (package inserts) as well as the chemical formulas, composition, and physical description of the drug.
A service of the National Library of Medicine, the Dietary Supplements Labels Database offers information about label ingredients in more than 5,000 selected brands of dietary supplements. It enables users to compare ingredients in different brands.
DrugDigest has a very easy comparison tool so that you can see the interactions among prescriptions, herbals and even foods.
Drug information for consumers and medical professionals. It provides information about prescription and over-the-counter medications. The pill identifier can help you match size, shape, color... then lead you to the detailed description in their drugs database.
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