The internet is a wonderful source of information about health and disease. Unfortunately, it can also be a source of misinformation.
The links below are for the general reader (non-technical information) and health care professionals seeking patient education materials. These links are designed to give you reliable, easy-to-understand discussions of health and safety issues.
While these links may help to keep you informed about your health, you shouldn’t try to diagnose yourself, based on what you read here.
There is no substitute for medical care and advice from your doctor.
MedlinePlus (National Library of Medicine) – MedlinePlus is the National Institutes of Health Web site for patients and their families and friends. Information on diseases, conditions, and wellness issues in language you can understand.
MLA Top Health Websites – The Medical Library Association’s Consumer and Patient Health Information Section (CAPHIS) evaluates a number of websites based on specific criteria. The links on this website are not ranked but in alphabetical order and are “deemed particularly useful.”
Cancer Resources – Our Cancer Resources webpage includes trustworthy websites recommended by the Medical Library Association and the Delaney Medical Library at Valley View Hospital.
The Merck Manual Consumer Version – First published in 1899 as a small reference book for physicians and pharmacists, the Manual grew in size and scope to become one of the most widely used comprehensive medical resources for professionals and consumers.