Patient Health Information
The patient education content at the Family Doctor web site is written and reviewed by physicians and patient education professionals. This information is easy to understand and accurate. This is the best place to start for a brief summary of your problem. Content is available in both English and Spanish and covers a wide variety of topics.
The Mayo Clinic serves up clear and accurate information in useful categories: diseases and conditions, drugs and supplements, treatment decisions, and healthy living. The site has a particularly useful "Drugs and Supplements" area.
PRIMED Patient Education Center provides health information written by Harvard Medical School and targeted to consumers. Of particular note are the many excellent, accessible brochures that educate about common diseases and conditions.
The National Institutes of Health provides an excellent, up-to-date, accurate and extremely well-organized patient health information "online catalog". This Web site is a great place to quickly find links to disease-specific topics at a variety of authoritative Web sites elsewhere on the 'Net.
Medline Plus is a service of the National Library of Medicine. This website provides more information than you could possibly want, on over 800 medical topics. It is especially good at providing links to less common conditions and links to the latest research. A guide to drugs and supplements, and a medical encyclopedia are included.
The CDC website is especially good at providing information on infectious diseases; but it also provides an alphabetical list of numerous other conditions.
KidsHealth provides doctor-approved, age-appropriate health information for parents, kids and teens. Created by The Nemours Foundation's Center for Children's Health Media, KidsHealth provides families with culturally relevant, accurate, up-to-date, and jargon-free health information, in English and Spanish.