MedlinePlus - Genetics/Birth Defects is a good starting place for those interested seeking information about the more common birth defects and genetic disorders. The section includes a medical encyclopedia and links to a variety outside resources that discuss many of these rare disorders. This MedlinePlus section is recommended for information provided by some of the most authoritative and reputable sources in the medical field.
MedlinePlus - Metabolic Problems is a good starting place for those interested in learning about disorders of the bodies metabolism. The section includes a medical encyclopedia and links to a variety outside resources that discuss many of these rare disorders. This MedlinePlus section is recommended for information provided by some of the most authoritative and reputable sources in the medical field.
F.E.A.S.T. serves families and caregivers of people with eating disorder by providing basic information about how it presents and supportive resources. There is an extensive & active online forum, as well as links to blogs written by current sufferers, those in recovery, family members, and medical professionals. This site is recommended as a good starting place to begin learning about and how to help your loved ones with eating disorders, but other sites are necessary to learn about specific eating disorders.
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.
The American Childhood Cancer Organization offers resources and support for children and adolescents with cancer, as well as their families. The site provides brief descriptions of cancer symptoms and information on eleven types of childhood cancer, with links to credible sources like the National Cancer Institute. This excellent resource serves as an information hub for all types of information spanning childhood cancer awareness, advocacy, and research updates.
The National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities is a branch of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) that provides a narrow range of topics related to birth defects. Despite the limited number of topics, links here do provide a good range of information. The site is recommended as a possible starting point for information about developmental disabilities, birth defects, and genetic blood disorders.
WebMD's "Health & Baby" sections covers many issues relevant to baby health including nutrition and feeding, development, sleeping, routine care, immunizations, and much more. There are also links to information about common problems like teething, crying, colic, jaundice, etc.
MedlinePlus - Pregnancy and Reproduction leads users to a broad array of information about pregnancy and reproduction. The section includes a medical encyclopedia and links to a variety outside resources to educate users about pregnancy, pregnancy complications, reproductive health, and problems associated with reproduction. A few newborn problems due to pregnancy complications are discussed, such as hemolytic disease of newborn. This MedlinePlus section is recommended for information provided by some of the most authoritative and reputable sources in the medical field.
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.
WebMD's teen health section is a limited collection of adolescent health materials on issues like disordered eating, ADHD, acne, self-injury, and more. The topics explored seem random and leave many gaps in this subject. Although the materials are credible, the collection as a whole is flawed.