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.
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.
Poison Help is a government website recommended as a first-stop for readers who want to learn more about the management and prevention of poison-related emergencies. The site helps people locate their nearest poison center and/or call a telephone emergency hotline. There is additional information how to poison proof your home, medication storage, poison prevention tips by season and age range, recognizing poisoning, and the first steps after poisoning.
Emergency Care For You is recommended for information about recognizing and managing medical emergencies. Readers will find a variety of multimedia resources that offer advice about emergency services, how to prepare for emergency situations and disasters, visiting the ER, health and safety tips, and more.
Medscape is recommended as a medical information and news website for physicians and other medical professionals. Users can also search the site's collection of 14,000+ informational articles on various drugs, diseases, laborotary tests, and procedures. General readers will likely encounter a difficult reading experience. However, each article provides patient handouts specific to that disease, medication, or procedure.
The American Association of Poison Control Centers (AAPCC) educates the public on poison exposures by offering emergency information as well as educational health articles. The site offers general tips, new poison alerts, and information for keeping the home safe from poison threats. This website is recommended as a resource for users who want to learn more about poison prevention protocol.