The International Essential Tremor Foundation serves as an information hub for essential tremor, which is currently the most common movement disorder. There is information in various forms and depth about essential tremor and its treatment for patients and families, providers, and advocates. The website is recommended a good, but difficult to navigate, source of information about essential tremor.
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.
Nutrition.gov is a gateway to a wide range of food and nutrition information provided by federal government programs. It is recommended as a reliable resource hub for nutrition, healthy eating, physical activity, and food safety.
KidsHealth, created by the Nemours Children's Health System, provides comprehensive information on childhood health, behavior, and development. Visitors will find general health information as well as materials on diseases and conditions, pregnancy planning, emotions and behavior, drugs, and procedures. This website is highly recommended as a the go to source of patient education materials for any audience interested in children's health and pediatrics diseases.
Healthfinder.gov collects information and tools that help consumers stay informed about their health. Among the site's resources are 120 educational articles on health conditions, tips for staying healthy, and frequently updated medical news stories. Healthfinder.gov is recommended to consumers because of its federal backing, its useful information regarding disease prevention, and its links to a wide variety of related information.
This section of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons’ professional website provides patient information about diseases & conditions affecting the brain, neck, back, and spine, especially those treated by neurosurgeons. There is a wide rage of informative content covering all aspects of neurosurgery, including diagnosis, treatment, and outcome. Content written for the site is detailed and tends to be complex & technical. The website is recommended for some reliable information, but ultimately users can access more consistently valid material elsewhere and in friendlier forms.
Society of Thoracic Surgeons - Patient Information is an excellent site to visit for people wanting to learn about presentation and surgery for many adult heart diseases, congenital heart diseases, and lung, esophageal, & other chest diseases. Users will find informational materials on heart & lung transplantation and what to expect before, during, & after surgery. The site is highly recommended for anyone interested in learning about surgical transplants and any of the 27 conditions included.
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.
Cochrane helps patients and medical professionals access abstracts of scientific, peer-reviewed research articles on virtually any health topic being studied. The reviews are written by independent experts in the field who analyze research rigorously. This website is recommended as a great source of summary findings from the latest research in health and medicine. General readers should consider using the "Plain Language Summary" section.
American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus provides accurate information about a wide range of eye diseases and some of the other conditions that can affect the eyes. Topics can be superficial, but there are some links to more detailed information. The site is recommended for it's useful resources for children with eye disease and as a starting place for relevant and accurate information.