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General Health Concerns, Diseases, Medical Conditions, Tests, & Diagnosis
The National Library of Medicine’s consumer health web site. Can be used to explore consumer health information written in lay language. MEDLINEplus also provides these great links:
- ClinicalTrials.gov provides patients, their family members, and the public with easy and free access to information on clinical studies for a wide range of diseases and conditions.
- National Institute on Aging
- Consumer Health Information
The NIH Consumer Health Information page is a growing collection of the most requested National Institutes of Health publications. Represented here are publications from the National Cancer Institute, the National Eye Institute, the National Institute on Aging, the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institutes, the National Institute on Mental Health, and many others. The titles of publications are listed under their associated institute. Publications may also be searched by subject keywords.
Healthfinder is a gateway consumer health and human services web site from the U.S. government that can lead you to online publications, clearinghouses, databases, web sites, and support and self-help groups, as well as the government agencies and not-for-profit organizations that produce reliable information for the public. Developed by the United States Department of Health and Human Services, in collaboration with other federal agencies, and coordinated by the Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion.
- Information from your Family Doctor
From the American Academy of Family Physicians, this site offers patient education on common medical concerns and conditions.
A nonprofit consumer health web site that provides high quality information created and evaluated by medical and health professional faculty at: University of Cincinnati, Case Western Reserve University, and The Ohio State University.
- Genetic and Rare Diseases Information Center (GARD)
This website provides “access to current, reliable, and easy-to-understand information about rare or genetic diseases in English or Spanish.”
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