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General health topics websites with good overviews of many health conditions:

Medlineplus (start here when you don’t know where to start) https://medlineplus.gov/

MayoClinic  https://www.mayoclinic.org/

American Academy of Family Physicians https://familydoctor.org/

Health and Wellness Resource Center: Part of the health resources at Digital Maine Library https://library.digitalmaine.org/

 

Senior Health:

National Institute on Aging https://www.nia.nih.gov/health

Alzheimer’s Association https://www.alz.org/

 

Infectious Diseases:

 

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention  https://www.cdc.gov/

Infectious Diseases Society of America: “Public Health” menu  https://www.idsociety.org/

Cancer:

National Cancer Institute  https://www.cancer.gov/

American Cancer Society https://www.cancer.org/

Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center  https://www.mskcc.org/

 

Heart Disease and Stroke:

National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute https://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/

American Heart Association  https://www.heart.org/

Texas Heart Institute  https://www.texasheart.org/heart-health/

Cleveland Clinic  https://my.clevelandclinic.org/departments/heart/patient-education

American Stroke Association  https://www.strokeassociation.org/

 

Digestive Disorders and Nutrition:

National Institute for Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases https://www.niddk.nih.gov/  

American Diabetes Association  http://www.diabetes.org/  

Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics https://www.eatright.org/

USDA https://www.choosemyplate.gov/

 

Nerve Disorders:

American Academy of Neurology https://www.brainandlife.org/

National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke https://www.ninds.nih.gov/

 

Bone and Joint Diseases:

National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases https://www.niams.nih.gov/

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons https://www.orthoinfo.org/

 

Weight Control and Physical Fitness:

Weight-control Information Network https://www.niddk.nih.gov/health-information/communication-programs/win

Office on Women’s Health https://www.womenshealth.gov/getting-active

President’s Council on Sports, Fitness & Nutrition https://www.hhs.gov/fitness/be-active/ways-to-be-active/index.html

 

Mental Health and Substance Abuse:

National Alliance on Mental Illness https://www.nami.org/Learn-More

National Institute of Mental Health https://www.nimh.nih.gov/index.shtml

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Service Administration  https://www.samhsa.gov/  

Exposing Fake Health Sites:

Health News Review https://www.healthnewsreview.org/ (critical thinking about health news)

Snopes https://www.snopes.com/ (online “news” debunker and fact checker)

QuackWatch  (debunks health frauds)

 

Complementary and Alternative Therapies:

National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health  https://nccih.nih.gov/

Kaiser Permanente “Natural Medicines Database” https://m.kp.org/health-wellness (scroll down to link)

 

Clinical Trials and Research:

ClinicalTrials.gov https://clinicaltrials.gov/

All of Us  https://allofus.nih.gov/

 

Find a Doctor:

American Medical Association https://doctorfinder.ama-assn.org/doctorfinder/home.jsp?   

American Osteopathic Association https://doctorsthatdo.org/

American Board of Medical Specialties  https://www.abms.org/verify-certification/ (verify if a doctor is board-certified in his/her field)

 

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**Disclaimer- Health information online is intended for educational purposes only and is not a substitute for the advice of a qualified healthcare professional.