Health & Wellness Resources
We’ve selected the following websites because they offer reliable information and useful features, and they are sponsored by reputable organizations.
As you explore health topics via the internet, please keep in mind that many websites are not reliable, and that no website is a substitute for the advice of licensed medical professionals.
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- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention – Alphabetized health topics, traveler’s health, immunization, news alerts, journals.
- Family Doctor – Self-care guide, body mass index calculator, “search by symptom,” self-care, when to see a doctor, drug information, website reviews and a family practitioner directory. From the American Academy of Family Physicians.
- For College Women – “A gateway to reliable, comprehensive, non-commerical health information…Developed by Brandeis University college students for college students everywhere.”
- Go Ask Alice! – Health question and answer service by the Health Promotion Program at Health Services, Columbia University.
- HealthFinder – Alphabetical health topics, “check-ups” to assess health and practices, medical dictionaries, encyclopedia, journals, directory of health organizations from the US Department of Health and Human Services.
- Mayo Clinic – Alphabetical health topics, information about treatment decisions, drugs and supplements, assessments, calculators for BMI, calories and target heart rate.
- Medical Library Association – Recommends health websites, some by topic, and offers guidelines for evaluating websites.
- Medfusion – Create a free iHealthRecord, a confidential interactive record that allows you to store, update and share health information with your physician or in an emergency situation.
- MedLinePlus – Extensive info including interactive tutorials provided by the US National Library of Medicine and National Institutes of Health.
- Merck Source – Virtual body tours, Merck Manual for health disorders, health encyclopedia, tips for working with your doctor, forms for keeping your own records, plus register to receive the Harvard Health e-Newsletter or customized news based on your interests. Provided by Merck Pharmaceutical.
- MyPyramid.gov – Personalized food guide pyramid and helps you track dietary and physical activity.
- ChooseMyPlate.gov – Nutrition and physical activity information
- Women’s Health.gov – A gateway to women’s health information resources, with alphabetical health topics, in both English and Spanish, calculators, immunization information, on-line screenings.
- NOAH: New York Online Access to Health – Collects state, local, and federal health resources. Alphabetical health topics, in both English and Spanish.
- SafeMedication.com – Instructions for administering medicines, form for keeping track of your medications, from the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists.
- UM Taubman Medical Library – A fantastic collection of electronic health resources, some of which you need a UM Kerberos password to access.
- Your Disease Risk – Calculate your risk for cancer, diabetes, heart disease, osteoporosis and stroke, sponsored by the Washington University School of Medicine.
- World Health Organization – Statistics and current research/news for public health around the world.