Since this is the time of year for resolutions and the occasional cold or flu, I thought it might be handy to point out some great (and free) health databases. Disclaimer: It is never a good idea to diagnose/treat yourself. These sites are not a substitute for a doctor’s care. Use these sites wisely.
(U.S. Department of Health and Human Services)
This site offers tips for healthy living, as well as personal health tools. It includes activity and menu planners, health calculators, quizzes to test your health habits, and an A-Z listing of various diseases/conditions. If you need more information on a condition, this site links to other reliable sites like the American Diabetes Association and the American Heart Association.
This site also helps you find doctors and hospitals near you. And the site can also be used in Spanish.
(U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health)
This site is great for finding information on various ailments, prescriptions, and health topics. It also offers a medical encyclopedia, a dictionary, and a directory. This information can also be viewed in over 40 languages.
U.S. National Library of Medicine
(National Institutes of Health)
This site is great for finding information on ailments and health, as well as information about pursuing a career in the medical field. More importantly, this site links to other reputable sites on a variety of topics. It also includes online exhibitions and digital projects.