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.
C.H.A.D.D. provides a comprehensive overview of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder for parents and caregivers, adults, and professionals. This recommended website features helpful tips and resources, including a monthly webinar during which medical experts answer questions submitted by users.
The Autism Society is a highly recommended resource for information related to autism. The materials available here are clear and authoritative, allowing visitors to learn about this condition in depth. Especially helpful is how the site refers users to autism-related services and support across the country.
Safe Kids Worldwide is recommended for people who want to learn more about enhancing safety in and outside of the home, especially for children and those who have mobility issues. The site provides safety tips to educate caretakers and children, with hundreds of free multimedia resources which are easy to access, read, understand, and share.
CVS Health Information Center has an extensive range of information about general health and wellness, drugs, tests, procedures, and surgeries. There are also more than 150 in-depth articles about common medical problems. The site is recommended to anyone who wants understandable, accurate, and updated information about virtually any health topic.
Cleveland Clinic is a hospital website that has information about common diseases and medical conditions, tests, treatments, and procedures. The site is recommended for timely and accurate health information, although it may be most useful for patients seeking care from Cleveland Clinic and its affiliates.
The U.S. National Library of Medicine (NLM) is recommended for its large range of medically accurate and up-to-date health materials. The site also provides links to many federally funded online health resources such as the medical encyclopedia MedlinePlus, DailyMed, and Environmental Health & Toxicology.
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital - Caregiver Resources for Family and Friends covers common medications, infection control tips, St. Jude clinics and services, and more for children with cancer. The website is recommended as a limited resource for caregivers of pediatric cancer patients, especially those outside of the St. Judes network.
Medscape contains a collection of 14,000+ informational articles on various drugs, diseases, laboratory tests, and procedures. Since the site is primarily for healthcare professionals, general readers will likely encounter a difficult reading experience. However, each article provides patient handouts specific to that disease, medication, or procedure that are geared toward the general user. The site is recommended as a medical information and news website for physicians and other medical professionals, but can also be useful to patients, especially the patient handouts.