Quick References

Health and Medical Websites

http://medlineplus.gov (English) http://medlineplus.gov/spanish/ (Spanish)

This should be your first stop when you are looking for on-line medical information. MedlinePlus will direct you to information to help answer health questions. MedlinePlus has extensive information about drugs, an illustrated medical encyclopedia, interactive patient tutorials, and the latest health news.

BadgerLink - Health Information http://www.badgerlink.net/

BadgerLink's suite of magazine and newspaper databases is a wonderful source of Health and Medical full-text articles. These databases are available in the library and to Wisconsin residents with Internet access. Go to BadgerLink and select Consumer Health Complete.

DrugDigest http://www.drugdigest.org/

DrugDigest is a noncommercial, evidence-based, consumer health and drug information site dedicated to empowering consumers to make informed choices about drugs and treatment options. Two helpful features are "Check Interactions" where you can check potential interactions between two or more drugs and "Compare Drugs" where you can compare drugs used to treat various conditions.

KidsHealth http://www.kidshealth.org

KidsHealth is the largest and most visited site on the Web providing doctor-approved health information about children from before birth through adolescence.

Lab Tests Online http://www.labtestsonline.org/

Lab Tests Online has been designed to help patients, caregivers and consumers better understand and navigate clinical lab tests. Search by test, condition/disease, or screening. The site offers tabs for quick, "at a glance" information, as well as detailed descriptions. Includes links to full test.

Mayo Clinic http://www.mayoclinic.com

A nice general site for finding information on diseases, symptoms, drugs, and conditions.

WebMD http://www.webmd.com/default.htm

WebMD is a medical and wellness information service which provides health information, an interactive "symptom checker", pharmacy information, topical blogs by physicians, and a place to store personal medical information. The site receives information from accredited individuals and is checked for accuracy by a medical review board consisting of 4 physicians.

Updated 11 April 2012

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