MedlinePlus - Men's Health collects a variety of resources related to men's health topics. Users will find information on testosterone, depression, osteoporosis, endocrine health, and proper nutrition. This page of MedlinePlus is recommended because its collection of materials consistently refers users to reputable sources. However, there is a lack of depth and breadth in the materials presented, and users will need to seek out other sites to augment what they find here.
Mayo Clinic - Men's Health offers a general overview of many of the most common men's health topics. The recommended information here is written and reviewed by medical professionals and is updated regularly. Unfortunately, many articles featured on the page appear randomly chosen and offer an incomplete view of men's health.
HealthinAging.org offers information about common medical conditions in older aldults. The site includes educational information about advance directives, end of life care, guardianship, and informed consent. This site is recommended for its expertly-written articles and helpful tools for those who are providing care to elders as well as those who are receiving age-related care.
Informed Health Onlineg is the English-language version of a German national health information website containing informative overviews about many common diseases. The site is recommended as an excellent resource for introductory health information on the most common illnesses and health issues in a digestible format.
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.
Girlshealth.gov is a comprehensive and credible source for young women to learn about physical, sexual, and social health. A wide range of highly relevant, high quality, user-friendly, and useful topics are explored here. This site is recommended as an excellent, go-to resource for young women that has frank and unbiased information for their 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.
MedlinePlus - Wellness and Lifestyle primarily provides access to a few other MedLine Plus sections and pages related to wellness & lifestyle. There are links to alternative health care options, routine medical & dental care and screening, healthy living, and traveler's health. This section may help initiate research into health & wellness, but other more specific sections would be more useful
MedlinePlus's collection of personal health topics covers a broad and varied group of topics. Most help patients advocate on their own behalf, touching on subjects like health records, talking to doctors, health literacy, advance directives, and more. This MedlinePlus section is recommended for people interesting in becoming knowledgeable about and involved in their own healthcare.
MedlinePlus's "Health System" page provides access to information about many aspects of healthcare and the healthcare system at large. Topics include health insurance, medical ethics, financial assistance, finding medical care, health fraud, and patient rights. This MedLine section is recommended for people trying to understand and navigate the healthcare system.