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Links are added to this list each month. Most of the sites listed below have substantial original information or valuable archives. The bracketed dates indicate the most recent time we checked each site. Our goal is to select links that provide accurate and practical information. We have carefully inspected each site and believe -- unless otherwise noted -- that they are trustworthy.

Because Web addresses often change, you may find that some of the links on this page no longer work. If that happens, you can probably visit the site by using the domain address instead of the longer URL we provide. You can also use Google to search for the current location or The Wayback Machine to search for an archived version.

Please contact us if you find that a link does not work, encounter questionable information on any site listed on this page, or would like to recommend a science-based site for us to consider. If you are an expert and would like to join our web site review team, please let us know.

General Medical Information

  • Agency for Health Care Research and Quality (AHRQ): Information on many topics [12/20/02]
  • American Academy of Family Physicians: More than 500 articles plus a medical dictionary, a large drug information database, and flow charts that advise when to treat symptoms at home when to call the doctor. Warning: The database "Herbal and Alternative Remedies" contains many monographs that are extremely misleading because they list common uses but fail to note which ones are senseless or unsubstantiated. [6/15/03]
  • American Academy of Pediatrics: Hundred of position statements and articles about children's health and disease [7/16/03]
  • Guide to Clinical Preventive Services: Guide to the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force's landmark 1996 report on the scientific basis and cost-effectiveness of interventions for more than 80 potentially preventable diseases and conditions. The third (2000-2002) edition is being posted to the USPSTF Web site as segments become available [7/28/03]
  • Health, Fitness, and Nutrition: Gabe Mirkin, M.D., covers many topics [7/12/03]
  • HealthSquare: Comprehensive health information that includes searchable copies of PDR Family Guide to Prescription Drugs, PDR Family Guide Encyclopedia of Medicine, and PDR Guide to Women's Health [6/16/03]
  • InteliHealth: Contains a wealth of information and answers individual questions. Warning: Some of its news articles overstate the significance of preliminary research findings; and it contains unreliable information "alternative" practices. [7/8/02]
  • JAMA Patient Page: Single topic fact sheets issued weekly [6/9/02]
  • Keep Kids Healthy: Pediatric parenting advice [11/19/03]
  • Many brief articles about children's health matters [11/19/03]
  • Mayo Experts from the Mayo Clinic have posted information on many topics. They also answer individual questions. Warning: Many of its articles about and "complementary and alternative" methods are misleading. [12/04/03]
  • MedicineNet: Discussions of many diseases and treatments. Written by physicians. [1/24/03]
  • MEDLINEplus: Free searching of the National Library of Medicine database of medical journal articles [9/10/03]
  • MEDLINEplus Drug Information: Database of 9,000 prescription and nonprescription drugs [7/12/03]
  • The Merck Manual: This highly respected medical textbook covers most diseases, but much of it is too technical for laypersons. The consumer version is called the Merck Manual of Medical Information: Home Edition [6/16/03]
  • National Guideline Clearinghouse: Index to more than 1,000 published guidelines [7/28/03]
  • National Institutes of Health Consumer Health Information: Links to more than 250 reports [12/16/03]
  • NetWellness: The University of Cincinnati, Case Western Reserve University, and Ohio State University offer information for consumers and an "Ask an Expert" service. Ohio residents can access a huge amount of additional information through their public libraries [9/24/01]
  • Physicians Health Study: Harvard's studies of widely used preventive health measures [11/19/03]
  • Virtual Hospital: University of Iowa's searchable database of articles plus links to peer-reviewed Web sites [11/19/03].

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This page was revised on February 3, 2004.