Informed Health Onlineg is the English-language version of a German national health information website containing informative overviews about many common diseases. The site is recommended as an excellent resource for introductory health information on the most common illnesses and health issues in a digestible format.
CDC - Diseases & Conditions is an excellent source of information about a wide range of illnesses. The information is backed by the authority of the National Institute of Health, but information about the people responsible for the content is lacking. The site is recommended to all users for its comprehensive and accurate content.
Everyday Health provides some quality online health information, but the content is hit-or-miss. Specific information can be difficult to find, but users can learn about diagnosis, management, and prevention of more than 120 diseases and conditions, as well as tips for living a full, healthy life and many medications. Although there is a significant commercial presence, the site is recommended for content that is authoritative and easy to read for laypeople.
FamilyDoctor.org is operated and supported by the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP). It provides a variety of doctor-reviewed information on various conditions and family health care at all stages of life. This website is recommended as a comprehensive and easy-to-use health resource for anyone seeking general medical information.
AboutKidsHealth is an inconsistent online resource for children's health information. Users will find over 2,000 medically reviewed articles on common diseases and conditions, pregnancy, child development, nutrition, parenting techniques, medications, tests and procedures and more. Other features, such as detailed information about some diseases and links to disease-specific resources and organizations enhance the experience. The site is recommend for credible information for children & teens and those who give care for them, but the content is erratic.
WebMD - Allergies Health Center is a go-to source with a large collection of information about allergic disease, including asthma, allergic rhinitis, and skin & food allergies. Topics cover various aspects of allergic disease, including causes & prevention, symptoms & types, diagnosis & tests, treatment & care, and living with & managing. This WebMD section is recommended as a dependable source of information about allergic disease.
MedlinePlus - Immune System provides access to a confusing array of information about allergic & immune diseases, including blood cancers, auto-inflammatory diseases, asthma & hay fever, autoimmune disorders, and immune deficiency diseases. The section contains a medical encyclopedia and links to a variety of sources of information about these disorders, although some of the information lacks breadth. This MedlinePlus section is recommended for information provided by some of the most authoritative and reputable sources in the medical field.
The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America is a premier website with a wide range of content specific to asthma and 7 types of allergies. Users will be hard-pressed to find a more credible, evidence-based resource related to these topics. The site is recommended as an excellent one-stop resource for asthma and allergy information, research, and resources.
The American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology is a professional association of lung and allergy specialists. This website offers practical information on how to manage and prevent allergies and asthma. The information here is easy to understand for patients and caregivers, while also providing high quality research citations.
The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, supported by the U.S. National Institutes of Health, provides introductory materials related to allergic, immunologic, and infectious diseases. Among the site's vast collection of resources, visitors will find numerous links to other government-funded sources like MedlinePlus and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. This website is recommended for consumers interested in recent and past research.