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Health Websites

Recommended sites for patient health information and overviews.

  • Aetna InteliHealth  
    Harvard Medical School experts write on health topics.
  • Center for Disease Control (CDC): A-Z Index
    A-Z list of topics from the CDC.
  • ClinicalTrials.gov
    Find information on clinical studies recruiting for a wide range of diseases and conditions.
  • Deciphering Medspeak
    Pamphlets on health topics that explain common yet difficult to understand "medspeak" terms: breast cancer, diabetes, heart disease, eye disease, HIV-AIDS, stroke. Also includes Rx Riddles Solved! (a prescription shorthand guide) and Diagnosing Websites (tips on identifying quality healthcare information)
  • eMedTV
    More than 100 health channels covering 4,000 health topics, and tons of articles and videos
  • Family Doctor Health
    Written and reviewed by the physicians and patient education professionals at the American Academy of Family Physicians.
  • Genetics Home Reference
    Patient-friendly information about the effects of genetic variations on human health and genetic tests.
  • Health Publications: publications.usa.gov
    Browse or search health publications from the US federal agencies and departments.
  • Healthfinder.gov
    Health infromation from U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
  • Healthy Roads Media
    A source of quality health information in many languages and multiple formats (handouts, audio, video).
  • MedlinePlus
    Easy to read patient health information in a number of languages from the National Institutes of Health.
  • Merck Manual Home Health Handbook
    Explains disorders, symptoms, diagnosis and prevention & treatment. From Merck & Co., Inc.
  • WebMD
    "Better informaton, Better health"

Healthy Resources from Tulane

Poison Control Center


MedlinePlus Health News

Health news from HealthDay, plus recent press announcements from major medical organizations. From Medlineplus.gov

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