AHRQ Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality AHRQ offers the latest evidence-based information for improving your health, Learn about costs of health care, choosing health care plans, and preventing errors, Information for Patients and Consumers about getting diagnosed, having surgery, taking medications and having treatments, and using hospitals and clinics, Be more involved in your health care and learn what questions to ask your doctor, and The latest evidence-based information for improving your health.
Center for Disease Control
The CDC website provides resources about diseases, conditions, and other special topics arranged under “Health Topics A-Z,” and “Travelers’ Health.”
ClinicalTrials.gov is a registry and results database of publicly and privately supported clinical studies of human participants conducted around the world.
“Drugs.com is the most popular, comprehensive and up-to-date source of drug information online. Providing free, peer-reviewed, accurate and independent data on more than 24,000 prescription drugs, over-the-counter medicines & natural products.”(Drugs.com, 2015)
Information on common health problems and concerns
From the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, a gateway to consumer information on diseases, medical conditions, health promotion, and many other topics.
designed as a gateway to in-depth information about particular aspects of HIV/AIDS, it provides numerous links to many authoritative sources.
Resources for young children and teens, parents, and professionals on children’s health issues.
Mayo Clinic Health Information
From the famed Mayo Clinic, information on diseases and conditions, treatment decisions, drugs and supplements, healthy living, and health assessment tools. Special features include online videos of exercises, diagnostic tests, surgical procedures, and medical conditions, healthy recipes, and self-care information.
Information on over 750 diseases and medical conditions written for the consumer, with links to relevant citations and abstracts of medical journal articles. Includes a separate drug information section, medical dictionary, encyclopedia, and directories.
A one-stop resource for mental health information
National Cancer Institute
From the National Cancer Institute, comprehensive information on cancer for the patient and the health professional. Includes information on cancer prevention, causes, genetics, and support resources. Has summaries of state of the art cancer treatment protocols from the Physician Data Query (PDQ) database with statements for the patient and for the physician.
National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM)
General information about alternative and complementary therapies with links to research studies currently being conducted on alternative therapies for Alzheimer disease, AIDS, cancer, asthma, sleep disorders, neurologic conditions, and prostate disease.
NIH Senior Health
Senior Health maintains a database of health information specifically geared toward older adults
U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
From the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, a gateway for timely and easy to read articles covering all FDA activities and regulated products.
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