WEBSITES YOU CAN TRUST
Aetna InteliHealth, a subsidiary of Aetna,
partners with Harvard Medical School and Columbia University College of Dental
Medicine to provide health information on this website. It?s important to note
that Aetna InteliHealth?s editorial policy states that it maintains absolute
editorial independence from Aetna. That said, the site is content rich on
disease and treatment information and includes nice additional features such as
its Interactive Health Tools, Ask the Expert, Personalized Health E-mail
service, and Discussion Boards.
The Cleveland Clinic Health Information Centre
Produced by the Cleveland Clinic Department of
Patient Education and Health Information, this site offers information on over
900 health topics. Podcasts and webcasts of health information are available
along with transcripts of web chats with physicians answering health questions.
The Cleveland Clinic Patient Education and Health Information provides a live
chat service Monday through Friday, 10:00 am to 1:30 pm EST (except holidays)
where health educators are available to provide general health information. .
This web site is offers clear and concise
patient hand-outs for common medical concerns and conditions. All information
has been written and reviewed by physicians and patient education professionals
at the American Academy of Family Physicians. ?Conditions A-Z?, make finding a
hand-out easy. Handy buttons translates the site into Spanish and increases the
type size. Other helpful features are a medical dictionary, health calculators,
the Healthy Living Guides, a Smart Patient Guide, Health Tools section and a
Health Tip of the Day.
This subject directory of health web site links
is maintained by the Hardin Library for the Health Sciences, University of
Iowa. A special focus on medical pictures makes this site unique.
Developed by the U.S. Department of Health and
Human Services, healthfinder links to carefully selected information and Web
sites from over 1,500 health-related organizations. There?s a wonderful
children?s interface with age-appropriate health information and much of the
web site?s information is available in Spanish. Their Drug Interaction Checker,
Online Checkups, and health newsletters in Spanish and English .
Provides links to credible health web sites
recommended by the Information Services staff of the Public Library of Charlotte
& Mecklenburg County, North Carolina. Information in Spanish is also
available. Their Ask-Us-Now feature provides real-time access to reference
librarians to answer questions.
MayoClinic.com offers a wealth of
easy-to-understand health and medical information. In addition to diseases and
conditions, the site has a number of healthy living guides and helpful
resources such as Health Tools, Treatment Decision Guides, blogs and pod casts,
and Ask a Specialist feature. .
Med Help International
Med Help International is a non-profit
organization whose focus is to provide medical information in non-technical language
and to an online health community through over 200 medical forums. The People
section is where you can get advice and support from other patients while the
MyMedHelp has forums led by doctors where you can get answers and medical
information online. Registration is required but free.
MedicineNet.com is owned and operated by WebMD
and part of the WebMD Network. The website provides easy-to-read, in-depth,
authoritative medical information for consumers through its user-friendly,
interactive web site. The content is produced and edited by a nationally
recognized network of over 70 U.S. Board Certified Physicians. Web videos,
daily health news, an email newsletter and a symptom checker are additional
MedlinePlus offers over 18,000 links to accurate
and current medical information on the Internet that has been evaluated by the
National Library of Medicine. It includes drug information, an illustrated
medical dictionary, the latest health news, directories of doctors, dentists
and hospitals, surgery videos, and interactive health tutorials. Brief
information is available in the Medical Encyclopaedia with more in depth
information on over 750 Health Topics. A handy toggle feature translates the
site into Spanish with links to Spanish-language information on the Internet.
The GoLocal initiative adds links to local resources in over 18 states with
hospital information available in the other states. The first website any
health consumer should visit on the Internet.
NetWellness, a non-profit consumer health web
site, has been in operation for over ten years. It provides over 55,000 pages
of high quality information created and evaluated by medical and health
professional faculty at the University of Cincinnati, Case Western Reserve
University and the Ohio State University. Its ?Ask An Expert? feature is a
question and answer service provided by numerous health care professionals of
the three universities, who volunteer their time as a community service.
NOAH: New York Online Access to Health