Health Information for the Public
Your health care provider is your best source of information about your personal health. The consumer who wants to find further health information has many options on the web.
But check the source! Who put that information on the web? Non-profit organizations with a mission to share information (like the American Cancer Society) usually have good quality websites. Universities often have excellent websites. Be aware that websites which advertise products should be read with great care. For more information on evaluating websites, go to the MedlinePlus Guide to Healthy Web Surfing.
Where do I go for Health Information?
MedlinePlus - The first place to start for great health information, from the National Library of Medicine
Healthfinder - Federal government's links to health information online
ClinicalTrials.gov - The place to learn about the latest clinical trials, and if they work for you
DIRLINE - Searchable directory of health organizations
NIHSeniorHealth - Health information with senior-friendly features
familydoctor.org - Advice for your whole family from family doctors
Lab Tests Online - A resource on lab testing from the professionals who do the testing
Find Your Local Health Library - Libraries with large health collections
How to find Medicare information - Includes Medicaid links
How do I talk to my doctor? - Advice for communicating with your doctor
Find a Doctor, Hospital or other Healthcare - Online Directories
MedlinePlus Teen Health - Lots of great information for Teens
TeensHealth - Health, jobs, recipes and more!
Go Ask Alice! - Columbia University's Health Question and Answer Service
Teen Talk - Sexuality and Relationship information from Planned Parenthood
GirlsHealth - Great government website for girls!
We Are Talking - Teen Health Info from Palo Alto Medical Foundation
SAVE: Suicide Awareness Voices of Education - If you're even thinking about it, go here.
Too Smart to Start - Help prevent underage alcohol use. Facts and advice for tweens and teens.
Above the Influence - Games, facts, advice, and real stories from teens. Brought to you by the National Youth Anti-Drug Media Campaign.
KidsHealth - Doctor approved articles for kids
BAM! Body and Mind - Information on health from the Centers for Disease Control
Kids.gov - Tons of great links to more health info
FDA Kids Home Page - Safe foods, drug information, and general health
More Health and Science Information:
Haz-Map - Hazards associated with different careers
Household Products Database - Information on chemicals in ordinary household products
Genetics Home Reference - Information on genetics for the rest of us!
ToxTown - Environmental health risks in everyday life
Where You Live - Information on your own neighborhood from the EPA
FedStats - The gateway to statistics from over 100 Federal agencies