- Assisted Living Directory
This website facilities and other senior care options, organized by state, and then by city. The information in the site is determined to be accurate at the time of publication and the site does not endorse any particular facility. It is a good starting point in a search for an assisted living facility.
This website provides consumer updates on prescription medications- specifically those that have been found to be dangerous and pose health risks. The site focuses on decisions and announcements made by the FDA and the Department of Health and Human Services.
"DrugWatch.com is a comprehensive resource featuring information on the drug side effects of various medications, including prescription and over-the-counter drugs”.
This website offers clear and concise patient hand-outs in English and Spanish for common medical concerns and conditions. All the information has been written and reviewed by members of the American Academy of Family Physicians.
Healthline is maintained by a group of medical informatics specialists. The site allows you to search using key words but also offers 4 other ways to search:
1. Search by symptom
2. Search by treatment
3. Serach for a Doctor
4. Search for a Drug.
The site also offers online videos that can be viewed on subjects such as "How the Heart Works".
- Healthy Habits: Student Guide to Nutrition and Fitness Resources
Students at all levels are facing serious health problemsces due to lack of proper nutrition and inadequate exercise. This guide aims to change that. From tips for staying healthy to resources that can help, students can find a wealth of information in these pages – information that might lead them to a much healthier, happier lifestyle.
- Mayo Clinic
Manage your health with information and tools that reflect the expertise of Mayo's 3,400 physicians and scientists, learn how to access medical services, and discover Mayo's medical research and education offerings.
- Mesothelioma Resources
The purpose of this site is to guide patients toward answers, care options, and free health solutions that improve their lives. This site will help to find basic information about mesothelioma, treatment options, and locating specialists.
- My Senior Care
My Senior Care is a website which offers families and caregivers access to a network of senior care providers. The providers listed in this site are prescreened and qualified. The main goal of this site is to provide consumers with free access to quality senior care information. Users of the site can search by the specific type of care they require. Reviews of each provider are available. Providers listed must demonstrate proof of licensing and liability insurance.
PatientsLikeMe is an online community of patients, doctors, and organizations whose goal is to inspire, inform and empower individuals. This website provides patients with access to the tools, information, and experiences that they need to take control of their disease.
This website offers a collection of free online resources for public health issues The site offers access to online journal articles and provides listings for organizations and advocacy leaders.
- Student Mental Health: A Guide to Identifying Disoders and Promoting Wellness
Mental health is a growing concern on today’s college campuses. Learn about the various mental health challenges facing college students, the support and counseling resources available to them, and practical measures and coping strategies to help students overcome behavioral, emotional, and psychological obstacles.
- Suiceide/Depression Student Guidebook
This guide is designed to help those who are suffering or have suffered from depression, suicidal thoughts or suicide attempts. It is also designed for concerned friends and family members who might be worried that someone they love will experience death by suicide. It is also intended for students, so that they might spot the warning signs of suicide in others – or in themselves – and find the proper resources.
- U.S. News & World Report Best Hospital Rankings
U.S. News and World Report magazine's annual list of America's best hospitals. 152 hospitals are ranked in one or more of 16 specialties. There is also a separate list of the best children's hospitals.
- University of Cincinnati's Online Master of Health Administration's Cancer Page.
This website has very helpful information about how to talk to someone about cancer. Included topics are: "Talking to Kids About Cancer", "Helping Children When a Loved One Has Cancer", "Grandparents With Cancer" and "Resources for Talking With Children When a Parent Is Ill". The booklets can be downloaded and printed out. The site is available in Spanish.
- Web MD SymptomChecker
SymptomChecker is provided by the WebMD website. This tool allows you to check medical symptoms and what they mean.
WebMD provides award-winning expertise in medicine, journalism, health communication and content creation to bring you the best health information possible. WebMD offers credible and in-depth medical news, features, and reference material.
- Yahoo! Health
This website is another good source for up-to date health information. Current information on most common medical topics such as allergies,depression,and diabetes. Articles written by health experts can be found here as can a "symptom checker" and a "doctor finder".