The American Association of Poison Control Centers (AAPCC) has a very crucial role in the recognization, prevention, and treatment of poisonings, but the educational content of their website is limited. The site offers general tips about poison prevention in various settings, new poison alerts, and information for safely disposing of medications. This website is recommended as a resource for users who want to learn about and access helpful resources, and to learn poison prevention protocols.
AboutKidsHealth is an inconsistent online resource for children's health information. Users will find over 2,000 medically reviewed articles on common diseases and conditions, pregnancy, child development, nutrition, parenting techniques, medications, tests and procedures and more. Other features, such as detailed information about some diseases and links to disease-specific resources and organizations enhance the experience. The site is recommend for credible information for children & teens and those who give care for them, but the content is erratic.
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
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 - Infections is a good starting place for those interested seeking information about common infections affecting humans, including diagnosis, treatment, prevention, antibiotic resistance, infection control, and immunizations. The section includes a medical encyclopedia and links to a variety outside resources related to infectious diseases. This MedlinePlus section is recommended for information provided by some of the most authoritative and reputable sources in the medical field, but other sites will be needed to learn about a wider range of infectious diseases
MedlinePlus - DrugTherapy contains information about common prescription & over-the-counter medication types and helpful information about medication use. The section includes a medical encyclopedia and links to a variety outside resources about medications, organized by condition treated or drug class. There is helpful information about how to properly use medications, including by age range, drug safety, antibiotic resistance, and drug reactions. Although limited by lack of information about specific drugs, this MedlinePlus section is recommended as a starting point to learn about general aspects of medication use.
MedlinePlus - Kidneys and Urinary System provides access to information related to kidney & urinary tract disease, focusing on diagnosis, symptoms, prevention, and treatment. The section includes a medical encyclopedia and links to a variety outside resources that help anyone seeking information about a wide range of kidney & urinary tract diseases. This MedlinePlus section is recommended for information provided by some of the most authoritative and reputable sources in the medical field.
FamilyWize provides free price-lookups for generic and brand name drugs. The site also offers a free prescription savings card that can be used at any pharmacy. This website is useful for consumers who want to compare pharmacies to find competitive prescription drug prices.
MedlinePlus uses this page to provide a comprehensive overview of prescription drugs, over-the-counter (OTC) medicines, and herbal supplements. The drug information is uniformly well-sourced, easy to understand, and geared to a wide variety of audiences.
MedlinePlus - (CAT) section features a comprehensive collection of information about non-traditional medicine. The section includes a medical encyclopedia and links to a variety outside resources with information about acupuncture, integrated & complementary medicine, chiropractic, alternative cancer therapies, herbal medicine, and dietary supplements. This MedlinePlus section is recommended as an excellent source of reliable, science-based information about CAT.