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.
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.
MedlinePlus - Teen Health is a general resource for teen health and wellness information. It is easy to navigate and offers a deep list of reputable medical resources covering sexual health, health supervision, mental health, development, sleep guidelines, nutrition, and more. The site is highly recommended because its collection of materials consistently refers users to reputable and detailed sources.
Mayo Clinic's Women's Health section offers an introduction to and general overview of many of the most common women's health topics. This site is a subsection within the Mayo Clinic's main website and is recommended based on its affiliation with the Mayo Clinic's expertise and trusted reputation. However, this section's expert answers lack depth and detail that can be found on countless other women's health websites.
HealthyWomen provides a wide range of women's health materials reviewed by medical professionals. It is recommended for women looking for a balance of clinical information and informal articles that touch on a variety of issues relevant to women's health.
This site is not recommended as a source of information for expectant mothers. The information is often not reliable from the perspective of science-based medicine; other times, the evidence comes from good sources but is used improperly. Many of the articles come to vague, incomplete conclusions, and much of the content must be purchased.
Iwannaknow.org is a recommended web resource for sexual health information, particularly for teens and young adults. The resources here are easy to read and address relevant issues that benefit adolescents with credible medical content.
Girlshealth.gov is recommended as an excellent resource for young women regarding physical, sexual, and social health. The wide range of topics explored here makes it a go-to website for young women seeking quality, user-friendly materials that are appropriately written without judgment.
With resources on health policy issues and patient advocacy, the National Women's Health Network helps citizens learn more about the politics surrounding women's health issues. This website is recommended as a good source of health policy anlysis. The health-related content, on the other hand, is lacking.