General Health Information

American Academy of Family Practice

American Academy of Pediatrics

American College of Physicians

American Medical Association

American Red Cross

Consumer Reports (subscription required)

Family Doctor

Johns Hopkins Health Alerts

Livestrong: Lance Armstrong’s Foundation

The Merck Manuals Online Medical Library

Merck Medicus

University of California at Berkeley wellness site

Up To Date


Patient Checklists and Sample Questions for You and Your Medical Providers


Health Care Advocacy

A listing of individuals and organizations devoted to health care safety, quality and support

Pilot Health Advocates



Online Patients Communities

Treatment Diaries

Alliance Health Networks

Healing Well

Ask a Patient

Health eTreatment

Patients Like Me


Cancer Support/Resource Communities

Cancer Support Community-Benjamin Center

Resources for Nurses

Nursefriendly, Inc.
Nationwide Nursing resource to nurse entrepreneurs looking to nework and start home based businesses.


Medical School Websites for Credible Research on Your Health, Illness, Condition, Treatment Plans and More

Harvard Medical School

Stanford School of Medicine

UCLA Medical Center

University of California at Los Angeles health site


Clinics and Hospitals for Credible Research on Your Health, Illness, Condition, Treatment Plans and More

Cleveland Clinic Website

The Mayo Clinic

MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Texas

Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center

Scripps in San Diego, California


Government Health Resources

AHRQ, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention



Medline Plus

National Institutes of Health

U.S. Food and Drug Administration

U.S. National Library of Medicine & National Institutes of Health Pub Med

World Health Organization (WHO )


Diseases and Conditions

American Cancer Society

American Diabetes Association

American Heart Association

American Lung Association

City of Hope

Clinical Trials

Cure Together

National Cancer Institute

National Institutes of Health—Office of Rare Diseases Research


Senior Resources

American Association of Retired Persons

Assisted Living Federation of America

Caring For Your Parents

Center For Healthy Aging

Leading Age




Drug Safety

Consumer Reports



Safe Medication

U.S. Food and Drug Administration

Health Tools at AARP


Prescription Medication Assistance

Chronic Disease Fund




HealthWell Foundation

Chronic Disease Fund


Help to Manage and Track Your Medications







Research Your Hospital

American Hospital Association

AHCJ Association of Health Care Journalists

Consumer Reports Hospital Ratings (subscription required)


Hospital Compare
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

The Joint Commission

The LeapFrog Group


Research Your Physician’s Credentials


American Board of Medical Specialties

Federation of State Licensing Boards (See if the doctor is licensed in your state)