Websites with Medical Information
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.
The National Institutes of Health’s MedlinePlus is a free health information resource for the public produced by the National Library of Medicine, the world’s largest medical library. It provides access to information in easily understood language on more than 900 diseases, conditions, and wellness topics from trusted sources such as the National Institutes of Health, the Food and Drug Administration, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Content includes basic as well as more in-depth coverage of topics, a medical encyclopedia, directories, handouts, statistics, laws and policies, and links to related government organizations. A handy toggle feature translates the site into Spanish with links to Spanish-language information on the Internet.
Research overviews and news, including free email subscription to Women’s Health updates, are available along with a link to clinical trials in women’s health that are or will be recruiting.
The National Library of Medicine also offers information on a variety of men’s health topics including circumcision, fertility, prostate disease, and testicular cancer.
MedicineNet.com is owned and operated by WebMD and part of the WebMD Network. The web site 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 features.
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. Mayo Clinic experts review web site content for accuracy.
The website has three educational topics focused on women – Women’s Health, Breast Health, and Women’s Life Stages. Basic and in-depth information can be found for each topic including multimedia subject content. Additionally information about women’s health can be found via the general Mayo site via Search, Diseases and Conditions, Symptoms, Drugs and Supplements, Tests and Procedures, and Healthy Lifestyle resources.
It also offers general health information for men, including preventive care. It also has interactive tools and answers to FAQs from Mayo Clinic specialists.
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.
National Institutes of Health, NIH Office of Research on Women’s Health: Women’s Health Resources—Women’s Health Resources from NIH.
Women’s Health Resources is a service of the National Library of Medicine and the National Institutes of Health’s NIH Office of Research on Women’s Health (ORWH) that provides information on women’s health based on sex-based biomedical research. The diseases, disorders, and conditions that affect women are not just related to reproductive health but to all body systems. This is essential work as men and women may have different signs and symptoms, and also may have different reactions to medications and treatments. Health Topics and the A-Z list link to women’s health information (both reproductive and non-reproductive) from NIH institutes, centers, and other NIH sources, including PubMed, MedlinePlus, NIH VideoCastings, and ClinicalTrials.gov. Information from these same NIH sources is provided for NIH’s women’s health priorities for research -- life span, health disparities/differences and diversity, sex/gender determinants, and interdisciplinary research. On Facebook and Twitter.
CDC Men's Health
From the Centers for Disease Control, a website dedicated to men's health issues. This site offers a broad range of information aimed at both consumers and health professionals. There are links to hundreds of articles on topics ranging from alcohol to obesity to reproductive health and workplace safety. Healthy living tips, leading causes of death and health statistics are included. Articles written for easy reading are identified.
Urology Health (American Urological Association)
This site provides information on a wide variety of urological conditions affecting men. It also has information about female and pediatric urological disorders.
Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
The Food and Drug Administration oversees the regulation of pharmaceutical and food products as well as medical devices. The site has both professional and consumer information on topics such as specific drugs, taking medications safely, buying generic drugs, and saving money on prescriptions. It also includes a guide to buying drugs safely online, information about recalls and product safety, and drug-drug, and drug-food interactions.
AIDSinfo Drug Database
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services provides fact sheets about HIV drugs describing their use, pharmacology, side effects, and other relevant information. The sheets are available in English and Spanish as well as in professional and consumer versions.
DailyMed-Current Medical Information
DailyMed provides reliable information about marketed drugs. It offers the FDA-approved labels (package inserts) as well as the chemical formulas, composition, and physical description of the drug.
The U.S. National Institutes of Health,through its National Library of Medicine, has developed ClinicalTrials.gov to provide patients, family members and members of the public current information about clinical research studies. Before searching, you may want to learn more about clinical trials and more about this Web site. ClinicalTrials.gov provides easy access to information about the location of clinical trials, their design and purpose, criteria for participation and additional disease and treatment information.