MEDLINE Plus is one of the most trusted sites on the Internet. It is a free, tax-supported source of authoritative health and disease information from the National Library of Medicine. it is also available in Spanish.
Under POPULAR SEARCHES on the left, there are topics such as anemia, arthritis, diabetes, pneumonia, kidney stones, asthma, hypertension and vitamin d. Simply click on the link for further information on each popular topic.
In the About Your Health section in the center of the page, there are tabs for five groups, i.e., General, seniors, Men, Women and Children. Each tab will provide health topics specific to that group. For example, Women shows the following:
- Birth Control
- Breast Cancer
- Heart Disease in Women
- Hormone Replacement Therapy
- Weight Control
- Women’s Health
- Women’s Health Checkup
There are also sections on Drugs & Supplements, Videos & Cool Tools, besides a medical dictionary and encyclopedia.
Mayo Clinic Online: http://www.mayoclinic.com/health-information/
Besides finding a disease by its first letter in the Diseases and Conditions section, Symptom Checker, activated by a click on Symptoms on the left, is a very handy tool to find possible causes and evaluate them. There are also Drugs and Supplements, Tests and Procedures and Healthy Living sections. Featured recipes are on the bottom of the page.
Physician Finder for the Alameda Contra Costa Medical Association: http://www.accma.org/physicianFinder.do. You don’t have to have a name of a physician; searchable by categories like gender and specialty.