Health Information

  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
    The CDC’s website provides credible health information on a wide variety of topics. CDC information is also provided in Spanish and other languages.
    The American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) operates this site. All of the information on the site has been written and reviewed by physicians and patient education professionals at the AAFP. Information is also available in Spanish.
  • healthfinder™
    Developed by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services in collaboration with other Federal agencies, this website is a gateway to consumer health information.  Information is also available in Spanish.
  • HIV InSite
    HIV InSite is a project of the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) AIDS Research Institute. Designed as a gateway to in-depth information about particular aspects of HIV/AIDS, it provides numerous links to many authoritative sources.
  • KidsHealth
    Created by The Nemours Foundation’s Center for Children’s Health Media, KidsHealth provides families with accurate, up-to-date, and jargon-free health information. Information on the site is doctor-approved and covers children from before birth through adolescence.
  • Lab Tests Online
    Organized by the American Association for Clinical Chemistry (AACC) in collaboration with other professional societies, this website is designed to help people better understand the many laboratory tests that are part of the diagnosis and treatment of a broad range of conditions or diseases.
    The mission of this site is “to empower people to manage their health.” Editors of the site include physicians and scientists of the Mayo Clinic.
  • MedlinePlus
    MedlinePlus was established and is maintained by the National Library of Medicine.  It brings together authoritative information from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), and other government agencies and health-related organizations. Information is also available in Spanish.
  • MerckSource
    MerckSource offers a wide variety of health tools and resources. It also includes the Merck Manual-Home Edition, a medical text developed especially for consumers.
  • National Cancer Institute
    This site provides information on types of cancer, clinical trials, and  cancer topics. Information is also available in Spanish.
  • National Women’s Health Information Center (NWHIC)
    Sponsored by the U.S. Public Health Service’s Office on Women’s Health, the mission of the Center is “to provide current, reliable, commercial and cost-free, health information to women and their families.” The website is a gateway to selected women’s health information resources from the federal and private sector.
  • NOAH: New York Online Access to Health
    NOAH is a collection of state, local and federal health resources for consumers. NOAH’s mission is to “provide access to high quality full-text consumer health information in English and Spanish.”
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