MedlinePlus - Symptoms provides a brief description of many common symptoms and links to information about them. The section includes a medical encyclopedia and links to a variety outside resources with information about these symptoms & their evaluation, possible causes, and descriptions of a few of these causes. Although limited, this MedlinePlus section is recommended as a helpful source to learn about common symptoms, but additional sites will be needed to provide more comprehensive lists of possible conditions causing these symptoms.
TED-Ed is an offshoot of the popular TED Talk series, and this section in particular hosts dozens of videos on health-related topics. The videos here are either created/produced by TED-Ed or chosen from submissions based on quality and ability to entertain. The site is recommended as a fun resource for educational lessons on various health topics to stimulate thinking about health creatively.
MedlinePlus dedicates this page to social and family issues like abuse, adoption, bereavement, divorce, runaways, and much more. This section is a good starting place to learn about common problems facing families today.
InnerBody is an interactive guide to the human body. The anatomical information here consists of easy-to-use 2D and 3D representations of the body's various systems. There is also a small amount of general health information focusing on diseases/conditions, nutrition, DNA testing, and fitness.
Healthline is an online consumer health information source that publishes articles and news stories about common health conditions. The website also features a popular symptom-checker tool to help readers potentially diagnose themselves. Healthline is a good source of general health information covering a wide variety of health and wellness topics.
HealthDay has a wealth of patient-centered health articles curated from various medical journals. The site's content includes daily original articles on the latest news and breakthroughs in health and medicine. The articles are easy to read so that lay readers can understand the clinical information quickly, however scientific studies may not be reported accurately.
The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) dedicates this page to information related to common infections acquired during travel and how to avoid them. The website includes recommended vaccinations, preventative medicines, how to avoid insect bites, and more. It can be considered a go-to website for anyone planning to stay healthy during travel, especially to other countries.
The University of Pittsburgh Medical Center's (UPMC) health library collects a wide range of patient education resources on general health issues, drugs, surgeries, and more. It is an excellent source of wide-ranging information about health from a respected authority in the field.
UpToDate is recommended as a physician-level health information and research. This section allows patients and caregivers to search, but not browse, the consumer health content for information available for free. Although topics here are covered in good depth, most of the more detailed information is only available to subscribers.
MedicineNet.com, like its owner WebMD, provides medical information, newsletters, and other services for general readers. Content is created by board-certified physicians, and is recommended to consumers for its in-depth, interactive collection of general health topics. But also like WebMd, this website has an abundance of advertisements and clutter which users must dig through to find helpful content.