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Miscellaneous medical information

Listed are more than ten commercial and non-commercial health information sites that provide a wealth of information on various aspects of your health.

Health Communities

This interactive model of online medical information offers several channels, from neurology to oncology. You can discover physician-monitored descriptions of conditions, symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, management and resources.

The National Library of Medicine/National Institute of Health

Consumer-level health information in both English and Spanish.

Mayo Clinic

This site provides useful, up-to-date information and tools that reflect the expertise and standard of excellence of the Mayo Clinic.

Web MD

This commercial site provides information for patients on various diseases, medications and treatments as well as access to a wide variety of products and services.

Well Connected

In depth consumer information is provided on common diseases and conditions with content in English and Spanish. Licensed for use in the Triad Region only.

The Centers for Disease Control

This site provides information about various diseases including Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS), Smallpox, West Nile Virus, anthrax poisoning and the National Immunization Program.

The National Institute of Health

Information is available about anthrax, SARS, Smallpox, West Nile Virus and others.

eMedicine Consumer Health

Contains articles written by physicians for patients and consumers. Current medical information is available in the Health Resource, First Aid and Emergencies and Lifestyle and Wellness Centers.

Medline Plus

Sponsored by the National Institutes of Health and its National Library of Medicine, this site features a medical encyclopedia, drug information and current health news.


Features a health library and topics organized by gender, age (from kids to seniors), race and ethnicity.

Helps readers make smart health decisions by providing easy-to-understand medical knowledge and up-to-date information on all aspects of health and medicine.

US National Library of Medicine and the National Institute of Health

This site allows patients to search more than 600 health topics for prescription and over-the-counter drug information, current health news, an illustrated medical encyclopedia and medical glossaries. It includes more than 165 interactive tutorials that educate patients on various diseases and conditions, diagnostic and treatment procedures and prevention and wellness.


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