Massachusetts Eye and Ear's patient education page contains information about common eye, ear, nose, and throat (ENT) problems. The site povides general overview information on common issues like diabetic retinopathy, sinusitis, sudden deafness, and more. Users can visit this page to get basic information on common conditions but will need to supplement that knowledge with more detailed information elsewhere.
MyLifeLine.org is a cancer support community that allows users to raise funds, track progress, upload pictures, and connect with audiences. There is brief information about cancer and common cancer types as well as outside resources to support people with cancer. The site is recommended for cancer patients and caregivers who are interested in spreading their personal story and helping themselves manage all aspects of their illness.
The National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases (NCEZID) is a great source of information about animal-borne, food-borne, and antibiotic-resistant infections. This branch of the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) monitors epidemics and emerging diseases, posting updates on current outbreaks around the globe. This website is recommended for those who wish to follow up-to-date alerts on disease outbreaks and learn more about emerging, epidemic infections.
The National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention (NCHHSTP) is a portal to detailed information from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) regarding these diseases. There are many links to additional resources and an extensive list of downloadable fact sheets about adolescent health, sexual health, disease prevention, sexual orientation, and health disparities.
The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation is the web's go-to resource on cystic fibrosis (CF), a genetic lung condition. The site covers virtually all aspects of life related to CF in engaging and consumer-friendly language. Not only that, but the site's videos and illustrations, tools, and resources are particularly helpful. It is recommended as an indispensable CF resource for patients, caregivers, and providers.
The National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (NCCDPHP), a subsection of the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC), provides general information on chronic diseases like Alzheimer's disease, breast cancer, lupus, stroke, and more. Although the featured chronic diseases seem arbitrarily chosen, the website is recommended as credible source of health information.
American College of Rheumatology has information about 41 rheumatic diseases and related conditions, including types, causes, symptoms, diagnosis, treatments, and more. Other sections include information about specific treatments and lists of resources. This website is recommended for excellent information for patients and caregivers about rheumatological diseases and conditions.
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.
EyeSmart, sponsored by the American Academy of Ophthalmology, provides an extensive collection of reliable eye health materials. All content here is written or reviewed by medical professionals and includes informational articles, patient stories, multimedia materials, FAQs, and more. EyeSmart is one of the webs's best consumer health websites specific to eye health.
Brain & Life, supported by the American Academy of Neurology, provides information on more than 250 brain disorders including Alzheimer's, dementia, cerebral palsy, and more. The website offers brief but authoritative information as well as links to disease-specific organizations and resources.