MedlinePlus uses this page to collect government-endorsed information related to fitness and exercise. Topics covered here include sports injuries, exercise for children and older adults, benefits, and more. The listed resources are limited, but this page is recommended as a good start for learning more about exercise.
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.
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.
The American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine presents helpful recommendations about common sports injuries and how to prevent them. There is a small amount of additional information specific to athletes, parents, coaches, and medical professionals. The the site is recommended for its useful tips for children participating in organized sports.
The American Pregnancy Association offers a wide range of information related to pregnancy. The site covers topics from trying to conceive, to pregnancy issues, up to birth and beyond. This website is recommended for women and families who seek relatable information about conception, pregnancy, and birth.
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.
Eat Right is a recommended resource for consumers seeking information on diet, nutrition, and exercise. This website contains up-to-date content that is supported by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, a well-established and well-respected professional organization. Users are able to access nutritional information specifically tailored for children, parents, men, women, and seniors.
The People's Pharmacy, run by a duo of syndicated newspaper columnists, provides information on common prescription drug interactions and side effects along with possible supplemental alternatives. There is also information about generic drugs, drug withdrawal, and home remedies. It is a recommended health resource, but readers should be aware of the site's commercial motive to the content.
BlackDoctor.org is the world's largest online health resource specifically targeted to African Americans. It contains audience-friendly articles on a wide range of health topics published in the media. It is recommended as an introductory resource for general health information presented in the news.