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.
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.
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.
Teen Mental Health provides user-friendly and age-appropriate mental health resources for young adults. It is a valuable collection of mental health information including articles, videos, downloadable brochures, and links to outside resources.
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.
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.
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.
WebMD - Children's Health Center has excellent coverage of health & wellness in children, including developmental, behavioral, discipline, & safety issues, developing healthy habits, and nutrition. Sections on "Childhood Symptoms," "Common Problems," and "Chronic Conditions" discuss some childhood diseases, but the content is limited. The site is recommended for its valuable and detailed content about keeping children healthy, but other sites cover childhood diseases & conditions in more detail.
WebMD - Health and Parenting contains many of the parent-relevant topics found in the newborn & baby child, & teen sections. Topics unique to parenting include, returning to work after a baby, getting children back to school, family fun, nannies, separation anxiety, talking to children about sexuality & substance abuse, limiting screen time, and traveling with children. This section is recommended for its unique topics not covered in other sections.
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.