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Consumer Health Information Resources: General Health

This guide has will help you locate consumer health information resources online.

Resources

The CDC is a component of the Department of Health and Human Services and protects America from health, safety, and security threats. The website has information from diseases and conditions, healthy living, traveler's health, emergency preparedness and more. 

Familydoctor.org is the American Academy of Family Physician's consumer website. The materials within the website are reviewed by a physician and are about diseases and conditions, prevention and wellness, and family health. Some health resources within the website include a dictionary, symptom checker, BMI calculator, and immunization schedules. 

This is a government website with information and tools to help consumers stay healthy. There is a variety of information on different health topics. It also allows users to search for services nearby. 

HealthReach is a product of the National Library of Medicine and is a database for free multilingual, multicultural health information including patient education materials for consumers with limited English proficiency. Users are allowed to print or download documents, listen to audio, watch videos, and view illustrations. 

Mayo Clinic is a nonprofit organization that provides clinical practice, education and research, and care to everyone who needs healing. This website has information on diseases and conditions including symptoms, causes, diagnosis, and treatment with visuals. Other resources include searching for a symptom, a test and procedure, or a drug and supplement. 

Medline Plus is the National Institutes of Health's website for patients. There is plenty of information on health topics, drugs and supplements, videos and tools, medical tests, and includes a medical encyclopedia. 

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) is a part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. NIH is the nation’s medical research agency helping to discover new methods to improve human health.

The National Library of Medicine is the world's largest biomedical library. It has a collection of electronic information resources on a wide range of topics.