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Consumer Health

The Web can be used as a quick and direct reference source to answer many consumer health questions regarding medical conditions, syndromes, disorders, medical news, rare diseases, health products, and drug information. The following is a listing of Consumer Health Web sites:

  • Healthfinder
    Healthfinder contains a health library ( medical dictionaries, encyclopedia, journals, etc.), information about physicians, hospitals, public clinics, health organizations, and more.
  • Kidshealth
    Kidshealth is the most trusted and visited site on the web for information about health, behavior, and development from birth through the teen years.
  • Mayo Clinic Health Oasis
    Find information on diseases and conditions, drug information, and more.
  • MedlinePlus Health Information
    The National Library of Medicine’s MedlinePlus directs users to resources containing information that will help the researcher research health questions.
  • National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH)
    Information and scientific research on alternative and unconventional medical practices and products.
  • National Institute of Health – Consumer Health Information
    The National Institute of Health directs users to browse full text publications by subject.
  • National Institute on Aging
    Easy to use website that features basic health and wellness information for older adults.
  • WebMD
    WebMD is the leading consumer focused healthcare information web site. Their mission is to provide the objective, credible and trusted healthcare information and to help people play an active role in managing their own health. Consumers can access health news, articles, research reports, and more.
  • Women’s Health
    This site includes health issues for women from the National Women’s Health Information Center.