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Top Health Websites You Can Trust

The top 100 health websites selected and curated by The Medical Library Association and CAPHIS presented at and re-formated only. Since we started, we added some sites that meet the same criteria- but are very cautious to do so.

AAOS - OrthoInfo

The consumer site of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, OrthoInfo’s information is presented by body site and by category. Injury prevention, osteoarthritis, sports and exercise, joint replacement, and tumors are covered thoroughly. Materials in Spanish and a directory of orthopaedic specialists by name, city, zip code and country are also provided.

About Herbs, Botanicals & Other Products

This information resource, presented by our Integrative Medicine Service, provides evidence-based information about herbs, botanicals, supplements, and more.

About Kids Health - from The Hospital for Sick Children

Providing evidence-based information for parents and children about health issues, how the body works (including animated video and quizzes), life stages, and education. The site provides all information in English, French and simplified Chinese, and much of the information is available in many other languages also.

ACA - The American Chiropractic Association (ACA) - Representing doctors of chiropractic (chiropractors)-

The ACA is the leading national association representing Doctors of Chiropractic.

Administration on Aging

Website is designed to assist older people and their caregivers to quickly obtain information on aging-related topics and government-sponsored programs. There is excellent information on elder rights, promoting a healthy lifestyle, finding state and local elder-care programs, national and state benefits and services for seniors, long-term care insurance, and caregiver support programs.

Aging Care

Online community created for caregivers of elderly parents. Includes information on the most common health problems, financial and legal matters, making choices between different housing options, and more. One can sign up for their newsletter and participate in forums and blogs on caregiving topics.

Alzheimer’s Association

Information for those diagnosed with Alzheimer’s, caregivers, and health professionals make this the comprehensive resource on Alzheimer’s disease. Fact sheets, information on diagnosis and management, planning ahead, a glossary and information in multiple languages are included. Message boards provide support and additional information sharing.

American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry - Families and Youth

Between 7 and 12 million American youth suffer from mental, behavioral, or developmental disorders at any given time. Links take users to information on helping children cope with disasters, deal with pop culture, treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), and understand psychiatric medications. A glossary of symptoms and mental illnesses, and information about finding psychiatrists and appropriate clinical trials are also included.

American Academy of Dermatology

On this site, "Dermatology A-Z" gives extensive information on the most common skin and nail conditions from acne to warts. Also included are sections on health and beauty, about dermatology and one “For Kids;” a video series; and a find a dermatologist search tool.

American Cancer Society - National Cancer Institute

Provides basic information about cancer and what causes it, as well as in-depth information about specific types of cancer, their risk factors, early detection, diagnosis, and treatment options. Includes a search tool for finding a local chapter by zip code or city and state. The site links to several online communities. Comprehensive information provided in Spanish; limited information provided in Chinese, Korean, and Vietnamese. A telephone help line, live online chat service and email help are also available.

American Dental Association - MouthHealthy - Oral Health

MouthHealthy is the public website of the American Dental Association. Learn about dental health topics, preventive oral care, common dental symptoms such as toothaches and mouth sores, and search for a new dentist. Learn how to brush your teeth properly, floss for healthy gums and what to do in a dental emergency.

American Diabetes Association

Extensive interactive tools add value and interest to this lively website. Diabetes assessment tools, recipes, weight-loss and exercise advice, latest diabetes research and a professional section add additional information. Information about ADA books, a message board, an email newsletter and information in Spanish are also included.

American Family Physician

AAFP is a semi-monthly, peer-reviewed journal of the American Academy of Family Physicians. AFP’s chief objective is to provide high-quality continuing medical education for more than 190,000 family physicians and other primary care clinicians.

American Heart Association

Extensive information on heart disease and stroke, children’s health, healthy lifestyle, caregiving, a heart and stroke encyclopedia and information in Spanish make this the premier source for information on these conditions. There is also a link to the website of American Stroke Association, a division of the American Heart Association, which shares some of the same information on its website at Local area events and local chapters are covered and some scientific and professional materials are also available.

American Lung Association

Learn how to improve your lung health. Make efforts towards clean air and smokefree living. Find facts about lung diseases, such as lung cancer, COPD, asthma.

Arthritis, Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases Home Page

An alphabetical index in English and Spanish for fact sheets on specific conditions and disorders is available. Some fact sheets in Chinese are provided. Publication and revision dates are included to ensure up to date information. Links to clinical trials and journal articles are also available.

Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America - Information About Asthma, Allergies, Food Allergies and More!

Information, advocacy, research and "Ask the Allergist" email feature make this an extremely useful website. Also included are a pollen count by zip code feature, and information on clinical trials, new treatments, local chapter and support groups. Some patient brochures can be downloaded as well as ordered via the mail (with
a few of them in Spanish).

BioMed Central | The Open Access Publisher

BioMed Central is an STM (science, technology and medicine) publisher of 257 peer-reviewed open access journals. The portfolio of journals spans all areas of biology, biomedicine and medicine and includes broad interest alongside specialist journals. All original research articles published by BioMed Central are made freely accessible online immediately upon publication.

CDC - Aging - Healthy Aging for Older Adults

This Centers for Disease Control’s website has statistics and research information including the latest State of Aging and Health and State of Mental Health and Aging in America reports, information on the Healthy Brain Initiative and advance care planning and chronic disease management, and links to other articles, reports, and organizations

CDC Men's Health

From the Centers for Disease Control, a website dedicated to men's health issues. This site offers a broad range of information aimed at both consumers and health professionals. There are links to hundreds of articles on topics ranging from alcohol to obesity to reproductive health and workplace safety. Healthy living tips, leading causes of death and health statistics are included. Articles written for easy reading are identified.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

CDC Centers for Disease Control and Prevention - Your Online Source for Credible Health Information

Cleveland Clinic

Events, Resources & Tools, Find Health Information by keyword, insights by Cleveland Clinic physicians.

Clinical Research and Drug Information | CenterWatch

CenterWatch provides a variety of clinical research products and services: including clinical trials and results, drug approvals, study grants, news and analysis, career and training opportunities for patients and professionals.

Clinical Research Trials | CenterWatch

Search for clinical research studies on the CenterWatch Clinical Trials Listing Service. The database is updated daily with new clinical trials. is a registry and results database of publicly and privately supported clinical studies of human participants conducted around the world. Learn more About Clinical Studies and About This Site, including relevant History, Policies, and Laws.

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