Informed Health Onlineg is the English-language version of a German national health information website containing informative overviews about many common diseases. The site is recommended as an excellent resource for introductory health information on the most common illnesses and health issues in a digestible format.
CDC - Diseases & Conditions is an excellent source of information about a wide range of illnesses. The information is backed by the authority of the National Institute of Health, but information about the people responsible for the content is lacking. The site is recommended to all users for its comprehensive and accurate content.
Everyday Health provides some quality online health information, but the content is hit-or-miss. Specific information can be difficult to find, but users can learn about diagnosis, management, and prevention of more than 120 diseases and conditions, as well as tips for living a full, healthy life and many medications. Although there is a significant commercial presence, the site is recommended for content that is authoritative and easy to read for laypeople.
FamilyDoctor.org is operated and supported by the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP). It provides a variety of doctor-reviewed information on various conditions and family health care at all stages of life. This website is recommended as a comprehensive and easy-to-use health resource for anyone seeking general medical information.
The National Organization for Rare Disorders (NORD) is a patient advocacy group serving individuals with rare diseases and related organizations. The website is full of information and resources for over 12,000 rare disorders. This highly recommended website includes a wealth of accurate and detailed information and materials for patients and families, advocacy organizations, industry members, clinicians and researchers, and aspiring volunteers.
The Lupus Foundation of America is an excellent resource for Lupus support, but a superficial source of information about Lupus. There is a diverse collection of topics, articles, and videos about Lupus and how to cope with it. The website is recommended as good starting place to gain a basic understanding of Lupus, but other sites will be necessary for more up to date information and a deeper dive.
The Crohn's & Colitis Foundation of America website is a good source of basic information related to inflammatory bowel disease. There is a wide range of medical and non-medical information about the individual diseases, along with links to important patient and family resources, including financial. The website is recommended as an excellent place to find helpful resources for those dealing with Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis, and as a first stop location for information about them.
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.
MedlinePlus - Immune System provides access to a confusing array of information about allergic & immune diseases, including blood cancers, auto-inflammatory diseases, asthma & hay fever, autoimmune disorders, and immune deficiency diseases. The section contains a medical encyclopedia and links to a variety of sources of information about these disorders, although some of the information lacks breadth. This MedlinePlus section is recommended for information provided by some of the most authoritative and reputable sources in the medical field.
WebMD's arthritis health center is a great source of information on many common rheumatological conditions. The site covers 27 common rheumatology topics like lupus, arthritis, spondylitis etc.. The topics describe symptoms, causes, diagnosis, and supportive services and resources. The section is recommended for users looking to gain a basic understanding of arthritis and related conditions.