General Health Information Resources for Patients
The American Academy of Family Physcians' website provides health information for the whole family with clear and concise patient handouts written and reviewed by physicians and patient education professionals about common medical concerns and conditions. Spanish language materials are also available.
Consumer friendly information about genetic conditions with the genes and chromosomes responsible for those conditions. Genes, chromosomes and condition summaries, an illustrated handbook of gene basics and how mutations cause genetic disorders are spelled out.
Health and safety information on more than 10,000 consumer brands and health effects from Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) provided by manufacturers. Products may be searched by type, chemical ingredient or manufacturer. Acute and chronic effects of chemical ingredients are described in detail.
Health information written for kids, teens and parents. Includes information on child development, nutrition and fitness, preventive health care, and diseases and conditions. Information is available in English and Spanish.
This easy to understand website enables searches by name of test, condition, or age group. Consumer-oriented descriptions about lab tests are provided.
Offers patients and health professionals extensive information on all cancers including treatments, prevention, genetics, causes, testing, dictionaries, statistics, clinical trials, as well as coping with cancer. Offers phone, email and chat service. Information is also available in Spanish.
Provides aging-related health information easily accessible for family members and friends seeking reliable, easy to understand online health information. Well-illustrated and readable, it includes some short videos and links out to MedlinePlus for additional information. Special features allow one to increase text, change text color (contrast), or hear the text read aloud.
Drugs & Supplements
About Herbs, Botanicals, & Other Products (Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center)
- DrugDigest.org (Express Scripts')
Find information on prescription drugs, over-the-counter medications, and herbal supplements. Drug and food interactions and online images of medications are provided.