CDC: Centers for Disease Control

cdcThe CDC is part of the Department of Health and Human Services and focuses on issues of public health. This site contains information on diseases, conditions, environmental health, workplace safety and healthy living.

Cancer Resource

The National Cancer Institute of the Federal Government's principal agency for cancer research and training. The site provides quality cancer information on cancer topics including news, clinical trials, statistics and research.

American Heart Association

ahaOne of the best websites on heart disease and stroke, the American Heart Association covers all aspects of these issues.

Medline Plus

Created by the National Library of Medicine, Medline Plus is the first place to go with any consumer health related question. Sites are current reviewed, reliable and accurate. Includes a dictionary, drug database, serveral directories and current news items.


kidshealthPractical info on many relevant topics with sections for parents, kids, and teens. From the nonprofit Nemours Foundation, providing doctor-approved health information from pre-birth through adolescence.


A guide to reliable health information. Enter a disease or condition in the search box or select from Health Library for links to consumer info. For health info for specific ages, genders, etc., select Just for You. See good practical info on insurance, nursing homes, etc. under Health Care. See also the useful list of health organizations. From the U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services.

On FamilyDoctor there are excellent sections on common conditions, special groups, or systems of the body. From the American Academy of Family Physicians.

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