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Guide to health, medicine, diseases, wellness, fitness, and nutrition resources.
How to find reliable health information on the Internet:
Visit Medline Plus for authoritative, up-to-date information from the world's largest medical library, the National Library of Medicine, where you will also find the tutorial, Evaluating Internet Health Information.
Consider the source: Look for an “About Us” page.
Check to see who runs the site: Is it a branch of the government, a university, a health organization, a hospital or a business? Can you reach the sponsor?
Focus on quality: Does the site have an editorial board? Who wrote the content? Is the information reviewed before it is posted?
Is it current? Review websites with current information only.
Is it secure? Does it protect your privacy?
Be skeptical: Things that sound too good to be true often are. You want current, unbiased information based on research.
California Health Care Quality Report Cards
Annual report providing comparative information on the performance of California's largest HMOs and medical groups.
Registry of federally and privately supported clinical trials conducted in the U.S. and around the world.
Solid, age-specific health information written at a 6th-8th-grade reading level, reviewed by physicians and patient education experts at the American Academy of Family Physicians.
A comprehensive guide to reliable health information sponsored by U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services & the Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion.
Uses claim information and patient reviews to rate physicians and hospitals.
Lab Tests Online
Helps patients and caregivers understand the many lab tests that are a vital part of medical care.
Created by more than 3,300 physicians, scientists and researchers, provides in-depth, easy-to-understand information on diseases and conditions, drugs and supplements, tests, and procedures.
One of the world’s most widely used medical information resources for current medical information.
Physicians' Desk Reference
Find drug information, alerts and recalls, or download the entire PDR to your laptop or device.
Books for reference
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