Skinsight has information on many common skin conditions and their treatment. There is a nice collection of images of these skin conditions, which can help users recognize skin conditions and distinguish one from another. Consumers can search the site by condition or location and filter the results by age and gender. The site is recommended for consumers who seek quick, easy-to-read information on a variety of skin conditions. However, the user will have to separate it from all the irrelevant conditions.
The American Diabetes Association provides basic information about diabetes type I and II and gestational diabetes, including treatment and complications. Visitors will also find a variety of food and fitness tips, local camps and events, and current research progress. The site is recommended as a credible source of introductary information about three types of diabetes. However, users will need another site to find more details about each.
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.
Crohn's & Colitis is recommended as a resource for newly-diagnosed IBD patients and caregivers. The site provides basic information that gives users to-the-point explanations of the most common topics related to various forms of inflammatory bowel disease. While the site is sponsored by a major pharmaceutical company and the source of the content it obscure, the information appears to be reliable and unbiased enough to recommend this site as a starting place for users.
Self Chec website highlights the importance of being aware of, recognizing, screening for, and reducing the risk of diabetes, heart disease, obesity, and 11 types of cancer. Additional information on lifestyle changes to protect against illness enhances the experience. Given the importance of the issues they are addressing the site is recommended, as long as users are aware of the many limitations of the content.
The Lupus Foundation of America is an excellent resource for Lupus support, but a superficial source of information about Lupus. There is a diverse collection of topics, articles, and videos about Lupus and how to cope with it. The website is recommended as good starting place to gain a basic understanding of Lupus, but other sites will be necessary for more up to date information and a deeper dive.
The Crohn's & Colitis Foundation of America website is a good source of basic information related to inflammatory bowel disease. There is a wide range of medical and non-medical information about the individual diseases, along with links to important patient and family resources, including financial. The website is recommended as an excellent place to find helpful resources for those dealing with Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis, and as a first stop location for information about them.
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.
The Hormone Health Network is a highly reliable patient resource for learning all about endocrine health. There is broad coverage of endocrine anatomy and physiology, endocrine diseases, and important conditions related to the endocrine system. The site is highly recommended as an introduction to endocrine glands, hormones, and related disorders spanning possible causes to available treatments and everything in between.
American Academy of Dermatology devotes this section of its website to detailed reader-friendly materials on dermatologic conditions and skin, hair, and nail care. Resources available on this website include information on spotting skin cancer, common diseases and treatments, an educational page made specifically for children, and a video library of dermatologist-approved skin care tips. This site is highly recommended as one of the best places to learn about most common skin problems.