Dr. Weil's website provides education, information, products, and services based on the principles of integrative medicine, combining mainstream medical and alternative therapies. Users can find information on health and wellness, nutrition, and vitamins as well as tips for healthy aging. The site is recommended for anyone interested in integrative and alternative medicine, with the understanding that some basic wellness and dietary information relates to alternative options that are outside the science-based medical consensus.
KidsHealth, created by the Nemours Children's Health System, provides comprehensive information on childhood health, behavior, and development. Visitors will find general health information as well as materials on diseases and conditions, pregnancy planning, emotions and behavior, drugs, and procedures. This website is highly recommended as a the go to source of patient education materials for any audience interested in children's health and pediatrics diseases.
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.
The National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health is loaded with evidence-based information about specific herbs and botanicals, their use in treating specific diseases, and usage safety. There are also descriptions of common complementary, alternative, and integrative health topics. The site is recommended as the only site needed for anyone to make informed decisions when considering complementary or alternative medicine.
MedlinePlus - (CAT) section features a comprehensive collection of information about non-traditional medicine. The section includes a medical encyclopedia and links to a variety outside resources with information about acupuncture, integrated & complementary medicine, chiropractic, alternative cancer therapies, herbal medicine, and dietary supplements. This MedlinePlus section is recommended as an excellent source of reliable, science-based information about CAT.
WebMD has a wide range of topics, including diseases & conditions, health & wellness, family & pregnancy, and disease centers. Other sections discuss tests, first aid, parenting, and age-related issues. The site is recommended to anyone who wants a broad overview of virtually any health topic. Users can also search our website for the WebMD sites specific to each.