June 8, 2009
Confused about where to find good quality health and medical information on the Internet? Try these consumer health information websites sponsored by the U.S. government.
- Healthfinder (www.healthfinder.gov) U.S. Department of Heath and Human Services selected sites from over 1,500 health-related organizations.
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) (www.cdc.gov) broad coverage of the major chronic and infectious diseases, birth defects, vaccine and immunization information and more.
- Medline Plus (www.medline.gov) 18,000 links to medical information evaluated by the National Library of Medicine and the National Institutes of Health. Interactive tutorials, clinical trials, surgery videos, Senior Health and so much more.
BadgerLink also has several quality online health and medical databases. Because these databases are a state-funded resource, you will need your library card to access it from home. You can access BadgerLink here.