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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)


American Academy of Family Physicians

Health and Wellness Resource Center: Part of the health resources at Digital Maine Library


Senior Health:

National Institute on Aging

Alzheimer’s Association


Infectious Diseases:


Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Infectious Diseases Society of America: “Public Health” menu


National Cancer Institute

American Cancer Society

Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center


Heart Disease and Stroke:

National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute

American Heart Association

Texas Heart Institute

Cleveland Clinic

American Stroke Association


Digestive Disorders and Nutrition:

National Institute for Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases  

American Diabetes Association  

Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics



Nerve Disorders:

American Academy of Neurology

National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke


Bone and Joint Diseases:

National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons


Weight Control and Physical Fitness:

Weight-control Information Network

Office on Women’s Health

President’s Council on Sports, Fitness & Nutrition


Mental Health and Substance Abuse:

National Alliance on Mental Illness

National Institute of Mental Health

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Service Administration  

Exposing Fake Health Sites:

Health News Review (critical thinking about health news)

Snopes (online “news” debunker and fact checker)

QuackWatch  (debunks health frauds)


Complementary and Alternative Therapies:

National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health

Kaiser Permanente “Natural Medicines Database” (scroll down to link)


Clinical Trials and Research:

All of Us


Find a Doctor:

American Medical Association   

American Osteopathic Association

American Board of Medical Specialties (verify if a doctor is board-certified in his/her field)


Mesothelioma Info on this disease






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

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