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Consumer Health Websites: Web Links

Consumer Health Websites

Medical information found on the Internet may be used to prepare for a visit to a physician or to better understand a diagnosis or treatment. It is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical care and should not be used to diagnose or manage one's own health concerns. If you have or suspect you have a health problem, and/or wish to commence or modify any medical treatment, consult your health care provider.

Beware of commercially-motivated and poorly focused consumer health resources. Look for a reputable sponsor of the page, uptodatedness, and ease of navigation. Before you begin searching the Internet for health information, be sure to take a look at these sites, which will teach you how to assess consumer health websites' information and products:

  • Finding the Answers to Your Health Questions (University of Connecticut Health Center): The purpose of this website is to teach you how to search for medical information, how to evaluate the websites you find, and how to understand the information that you read.
  • Quackwatch:  A guide to quackery, health fraud, and intelligent decisions regarding your health.

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DICTIONARIES

GENERAL HEALTHCARE WEBSITES

ADDICTION/SUBSTANCE ABUSE

AGING

ALLERGY AND ASTHMA

ALTERNATIVE/COMPLEMENTARY MEDICINE

ANATOMY

BONES AND JOINTS

BREAST AND OVARIAN CANCER (see also CANCER)

CANCER (other than Breast Cancer) See also CLINICAL TRIALS and WOMEN'S HEALTH

CHILDREN'S HEALTH

CLINICAL TRIALS

COMMUNITY RESOURCES

CONSUMER PROTECTION

DENTAL

DIABETES (see also CHILDREN'S HEALTH)

DIGESTIVE DISEASES

DISABILITIES / REHABILITATION

DRUG INFORMATION

EYE, EAR, NOSE, AND THROAT

GENETICS

GOVERNMENT WEBSITES

HEADACHE

HEART DISEASE

HOSPICE

IMMUNIZATION

INSURANCE, MEDICARE, MEDICAID, LEGAL MEDICINE

KIDS' AND TEENS' WEBSITES

LABORATORY TESTS

MENTAL HEALTH

NERVE DISORDERS

NEWS

NUTRITION

PHYSICIAN AND HOSPITAL FINDERS

POISON CONTROL

RARE DISEASES

SKIN

TRANSPLANTATION

TRAVEL

WOMEN'S HEALTH (See also Breast Cancer)

FOREIGN LANGUAGE INFORMATION