Diabetes Self-Management publishes detailed, easy-to-read articles about various forms of diabetes organized into 4 sections, general information about diabetes, managing diabetes, nutrition & exercise, and diabetes recipes. The articles and videos featured on the website cover many medical and lifestyle aspects of diabetes, with useful tips on diet, glucose control, and complication prevention. The site is recommended for authoritative, reliable health information for people with diabetes who want to know more about managing their diabetes.
DaVita Kidney is a comprehensive kidney-specific website with detailed information on each of the 5 stages of chronic kidney disease, including presentation, diagnosis, management, and complications. Most of the diseases that can lead to or are associated with kidney failure are also reviewed. There are detailed sections on normal kidney function, kidney-friendly diets, dialysis, and kidney transplant. The site is recommended for its wealth of materials and tools that answer questions and provide education about chronic kidney disease for patients, caregivers, and their families.
WebMD - Lung Disease & Respiratory Health Center can be a complimentary site for information on pulmonary disease, with detailed information about 12 common lung diseases. Condition details may include description & types, symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, living with, and prevention. Other conditions, diagnostic procedures, and treatments are covered, but are difficult to find. This section is recommended for its detailed information about common lung diseases and treatments, but other similar sites will be needed for greater breadth of coverage.
WebMD - Digestive Disorders Health Center is worth visiting for its information detailing all the most common gastrointestinal (GI) disease and digestive disorders. There are major sections on Crohn's disease, heartburn/GERD, irritable bowel syndrome, and ulcerative colitis. Other sections inform users about 8 other common conditions, such as celiac disease, diverticulosis, & chronic constipation, along with 39 additional GI diseases. This section is recommended for its relevant information that will meet the needs of most user.
WebMD - Eye Health Center an impressive range of detailed information about 37 visual problems, eye diseases, and treatments, including 9 specific to children. Details about each condition may include description & types, symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, living with, and prevention. This section is recommended as a very good single source of information about eye health.
WebMD - Pain Management Health Center is a good starting point that provides a detailed overview of many aspects of pain & pain management, such as types of pain, symptoms & causes, diagnosis & tests, treatment & care, and living with & managing. "Pain Management Guide" provides a variety of information about 13 types of pain, such as nerve pain, complex regional pain syndrome, and psychogenic pain. "Pain Topics" discusses pain associated with 6 common conditions condition and possible causes of pain in 6 locations. This section is recommended as a good location to learn basic information about pain, although other sites will be needed for information about other conditions associated with chronic pain
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.
WebMD - Cancer Health Center offers a deep dive into many aspects of 11 common cancers or cancer types, like breast cancer, cervical cancer, & melanoma. The "Related to Cancer" section contains general information about malignancy, such as early detection, common cancer symptoms, & complementary treatments. It also has a link to an A-Z list of 89 cancers, cancers types, or conditions associated with cancer. This section is recommended as a good consumer-based cancer information resource.
The Choosing Your Treatment Team page of the American Cancer Society compiles many databases and directories to help people searching for the best hospitals, healthcare facilities, and physicians to treat cancer. There are also sections specific to children and caregivers & families, and general information about understanding a cancer diagnosis, treatment, and long-term outlook. This website is highly recommended as a good introductory resource for those seeking basic guides on accessing and understanding cancer treatment.
MedlinePlus - Metabolic Problems is a good starting place for those interested in learning about disorders of the bodies metabolism. The section includes a medical encyclopedia and links to a variety outside resources that discuss many of these rare disorders. This MedlinePlus section is recommended for information provided by some of the most authoritative and reputable sources in the medical field.