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 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.
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.
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.
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 uses this page to collect health information for specific population groups. These groups include adolescents, veterans, LGBTQ, Native Americans, transgender people, and many more. This section is recommended for its highlighting of medical concerns in different ethnic backgrounds and other population groups.
WebMD's "Diet & Weight Management" section presents a general overview of nutrition including popular diet plans, nutrition basics, how to make appropriate food choices, and more. There are also overviews of related conditions like weight loss, obesity, diabetes, high cholesterol, etc.
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.
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.