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Listings of consumer health information and patient education resources for patients, caregivers as well as healthcare professionals.
Last Updated: Dec 9, 2016 URL: Print Guide RSS Updates

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Patient Education Sources


MedlinePlus Health News



MedlinePlus Trusted Health Information for You: A service of the U.S. National Library of Medicine, NIH National Institutes of Health

Are you looking for reliable health information? Search MedlinePlus!

MedlinePlus should be the first website visited by patients, families or anyone with health questions. This site offers over 18,000 links to reliable and up-to-date health information (drug information, an illustrated medical encyclopedia, health news, directories, surgery videos, interactive health tutorials and more) evaluated by the National Library of Medicine. MedlinePlus also includes many links to foreign language resources.

Also available in Spanish:


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

Designed with the cancer patient in mind, offers excellent information on herbs for the patient and health professional.

Find information on prescription drugs, over-the-counter medications, and herbal supplements. Drug and food interactions and online images of medications are provided.


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