For Consumers

 Evaluating Health Information Online (16:00 min.)
From the National Library of Medicine

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Health and Safety Topics from A-Z. Find information about Diseases and Conditions, Healthy Living and more. También en español.(Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)

Consumers & Patients
The latest evidence-based information for improving your health. (AHRQ: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality)

Comparative Effectiveness
Comparing treatment options for different health conditions.
(AHRQ: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality)
Health information and resources about illnesses, conditions and diseases. (American Academy of Family Physicians)

Links to reliable information about health and human services from government agencies, nonprofit organizations, and universities. Includes a health library, medical news, easy to understand drug information from Lexi-PALS, medical news, consumer guides, a kids section, and interactive health quizzes in English and Spanish. Includes support and self-help groups. También en español. (U.S. Dept. of Health & Human Services)

Household Products Database
The Household Products Database is the consumer’s guide that provides easy to understand information on the potential health effects of more than 2,000 ingredients contained in more than 10,000 common household products used inside and around the home. (National Library of Medicine)

Mayo Clinic Disease Index
Easy-to-understand information on diseases, drugs, conditions, healthy living, self-care and coping skills. (MayoClinic)

Medline Plus Health Topics
Health information updated and reviewed daily! También en español. (U.S. National Library of Medicine)

Merck Manual (Home Edition)
Online version of the book containing highly detailed, complete, authoritative medical information on diseases, diagnosis, prevention, and treatment. Difficult medical concepts are described in everyday language. (Merck & Co., Inc.)

Second Opinion
A WXXI pubic broadcasting television show featuring a panel of doctors, including three Rochester physicians, who navigate tough medical decisions. (WXXI)

Life Stages
Grow healthier, smarter, and safer. Learn how your body works and how to take care of it. (Nemours Children’s Health System)

MedlinePlus: Seniors’ Health Topics
Health topics of special interest to older adults from “accidents” to “wrinkles.” (National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health)
Answers your personal questions on these topics: Your Body, Your Mind, Sexual Health, Food & Fitness, Drugs & Alcohol, Q&A, Diseases & Conditions, Infections (including STDs), School & Jobs, and Staying Safe. Also in Spanish. (Nemours Foundation)

Health Resources for Teens from the National Network Libraries of Medicine/Middle Atlantic Region

Provides easy access to the best food and nutrition information from across the federal government and educational institutions. Users can find practical information on healthy eating, dietary supplements, fitness and how to keep food safe. The site is kept fresh with the latest news and links to other interesting sites. También en español. (A collaboration of the Food and Nutrition Information Center, the National Agricultural Library, the U.S. Department of Agriculture, and the Department of Health and Human Services)
Helps you choose the foods and amounts that are right for you. For a quick estimate of what and how much you need to eat, enter your age, sex, and activity level in the MyPyramid Plan box. For a detailed assessment of your food intake and physical activity level, click on MyPyramid Tracker. También en español. (U.S. Department of Agriculture)

Specific Conditions and Concerns

Clinical Trials
Registry of federally and privately supported clinical trials in the U.S. and the world. (U.S. National Institutes of Health)

Genetics Home Reference
The National Library of Medicine’s website for consumer information about genetic conditions and the genes or chromosomes related to those conditions. (National Library of Medicine)

Lab Tests Online
Designed to help patients and caregivers better understand the many clinical lab tests used for diagnosis and treatment of a broad range of conditions and diseases. The site was developed by the laboratory professionals who do the testing. También en español. (American Association for Clinical Chemistry)

National Cancer Institute
This is the starting point for any information about cancer.También en español. (National Cancer Institute)

Index of Rare Diseases and Rare Disease Database from the National Organization for Rare Disorders.

Covers over 200 common dermatologic diagnoses, written by dermatologists for patients.  Over 2000 high quality images and patient handouts included. (Logical Images, Inc.).