Everyday Health provides some quality online health information, but the content is hit-or-miss. Specific information can be difficult to find, but users can learn about diagnosis, management, and prevention of more than 120 diseases and conditions, as well as tips for living a full, healthy life and many medications. Although there is a significant commercial presence, the site is recommended for content that is authoritative and easy to read for laypeople.
FamilyDoctor.org is operated and supported by the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP). It provides a variety of doctor-reviewed information on various conditions and family health care at all stages of life. This website is recommended as a comprehensive and easy-to-use health resource for anyone seeking general medical information.
Medical Xpress publishes brief news updates on the latest happenings in health research and policy. The website allows searches by individual topic or condition for those interested in a specific subject. Each article on Medical Xpress includes the original scientific source. This site is a recommended a place to browse for some of the recent advances in medical science, but readers should be aware of the possibility that data may be misinterpreted.
eMedicineHealth is a medical information site sponsored by WebMD that provides patient-friendly information about many common conditions and treatment. There is also information about medications and much of the information is contained in videos and slide shows. The site is recommended as a good web resource for general consumers interested in learning more about common health conditions, procedures, and emergency medicine.
DrGreene.com features educational articles and publications on many common aspects of childhood that are suitable for browsing. The blog and the "Health Centers" consistently add fresh content, but topics seems based on trends. Additionally, Dr. Greene's blog and responses to parent's questions are often incidental and unhelpful. Used properly, this website could still be of use to parents so long as they are aware of the opinion- or experience-based nature of the information and the hit-or-miss nature of the content.
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.
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.