The American Cancer Society website is full of detailed information on a wide variety of cancers and cancer types. Using articles, PDFs, videos, and news updates, every aspect of cancer imaginable is covered in detail. There are resources available through the site to cover any needs that patients with cancer and their families might have. This site is highly recommended an easy to use first-stop for a wide range of information about many types of cancer.
USA.gov - Health helps users find government health resources by listing their organizations, health information sites, and programs. Content includes resources for children, especially adoptees & those in foster care, lists of health information & insurance sites, and information about vaccines. This website is highly recommended to anyone who is trying to locate government health resources.
The National Institute on Aging (NIA) seeks to discover those factors that contribute to healthy aging as well as to inform the public about the diseases and disabilities associated with old age. It is highly recommended as a well-written, comprehensive, and user-friendly website for information on a wide range of resources for older adults, their loved ones and caregivers.
The Conversation Project is an advocacy website devoted to furthering public understanding of end-of-life care and advance directives. These help people initiate conversations with their loved ones about end-of-life wishes. This website is helpful for anyone preparing to enter into an end-of-life conversation or learning about how to become a healthcare proxy.
HealthinAging.org offers information about common medical conditions in older aldults. The site includes educational information about advance directives, end of life care, guardianship, and informed consent. This site is recommended for its expertly-written articles and helpful tools for those who are providing care to elders as well as those who are receiving age-related care.
AgingCare.com is designed for caregivers of the elderly, providing online support through education, peer-to-peer communication, and expert perspectives. This recommended website covers many important topics in eldercare including assisted living, financial planning, hospice, memory care, health insurance, and more. Aging.com is a for profit organization that makes referrals to specific care facilities or resources.
UpToDate is recommended as a physician-level health information and research. This section allows patients and caregivers to search, but not browse, the consumer health content for information available for free. Although topics here are covered in good depth, most of the more detailed information is only available to subscribers.
MedlinePlus's "Health System" page provides access to information about many aspects of healthcare and the healthcare system at large. Topics include health insurance, medical ethics, financial assistance, finding medical care, health fraud, and patient rights. This MedLine section is recommended for people trying to understand and navigate the healthcare system.
MedlinePlus's collection of personal health topics covers a broad and varied group of topics. Most help patients advocate on their own behalf, touching on subjects like health records, talking to doctors, health literacy, advance directives, and more. This MedlinePlus section is recommended for people interesting in becoming knowledgeable about and involved in their own healthcare.
National Alliance for Caregiving addresses all aspects of caregiving and includes brochures summarizing research and academic reports. There is information about relevant legislation, how to establish and sustain a family caregiving coalition, and incorporate technology into caregiving. The site is recommended as a resource for people interested in research about and the current status of care-taking in the USA, although there is little information for actual caregivers.