A to Z topics. MedlinePlus is a service of the US National Library of Medicine and the National Institutes of Health. Directs consumers to information that helps answer health questions; MedlinePlus also has extensive information about drugs, an illustrated medical encyclopedia, interactive patient tutorials, and latest health news. Information is consumer-friendly, and site navigation is extremely easy. Ad-free. Our tax dollars are being put to good use at this site
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Easy to use topic list. The CDC is one of the major operating divisions of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). It serves as the national focus for developing and applying disease prevention and control, environmental health, and health promotion and health education activities designed to improve the health of the people of the United States. CDC maintains active surveillance of diseases and works round the clock, 24/7, to protect against threats to our health, safety and security.
CDC site in Spanish, Espanol
Site by CDC’s National Center for Environmental Health. Topics in an A-Z Index such as air pollution and respiratory health, asthma, weather events like hurricanes, tornadoes, extreme cold or extreme heat, and other environmental health issues such as mold, cancer clusters, and more. General emergency preparedness is included
Short easy-to-read fact sheets on over 100 health topics, including standard public health topics. Sample: breast cancer, cervical cancer, Choosing a Nursing Home, chronic fatigue, domestic violence, eating disorders, fibromyalgia, gout, hepatitis, incontinence, lung cancer, MRSA, prostate cancer, west nile virus. Prepared by Illinois Department of Public Health
healthfinder® is an award-winning free guide to reliable consumer health information, developed by the Department of Health and Human Services and other federal agencies. This site links to carefully selected information and Web sites from health-related government agencies, not-for-profit organizations and universities. It is ad-free and has both English and Spanish content. Healthfinder.gov won the 2013 ClearMark AwardExternal for best plain language Public Sector website and has been selected as one of the Medical Library Association’s Top Health Websites. Offered through the Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion
MedlinePlus A to Z glossary in Spanish
The home edition Merck Manual is a consumer favorite. Search Index is easy to use. Medical information describes symptoms, covers diagnostic tests, common treatments, and generally what to expect for a variety of conditions and diseases
When you want to search for clinical or medical information that is written for health professionals (instead of MedlinePlus written for consumer use), PubMed is the place to go. PubMed is a service of the U.S. National Library of Medicine that includes over 29 million citations from MEDLINE and other life science journals for biomedical articles back to the 1950s. PubMed includes links to full text articles and other related resources. MEDLINE is the NLM’s premier bibliographic database covering the fields of medicine, nursing, dentistry, veterinary medicine, the health care system, and the preclinical sciences. MEDLINE contains bibliographic citations and author abstracts from thousands of biomedical journals published in the United States and other countries. Use the search box at PubMed to put in what you are looking for
US Census Bureau’s National Data Book presents statistics on health expenditures and insurance coverage, healthcare workforce, injuries, diseases including 5-year cancer survival rates, disability status, nutritional intake of the population, and food consumption. Average hospital cost per day in 2009 was $1,853, or $10,043 per stay (tables 173 & 174); average cost per state is shown. See Health and Nutrition section. Abstract is no longer updated after 2012, but charts may be updated by the government and shown in other websites.