General Health Information

American Academy of Family Practice
http://www.aafp.org/

American Academy of Pediatrics
http://www.aap.org/

American College of Physicians
http://www.acponline.org/

American Medical Association
http://www.ama-assn.org/

American Red Cross
http://www.redcross.org

Consumer Reports (subscription required)
http://consumerreports.org/health/home.htm

Family Doctor
http://familydoctor.org/online/famdocen/home.html

Johns Hopkins Health Alerts
http://www.johnshopkinshealthalerts.com/

Livestrong: Lance Armstrong’s Foundation
http://www.livestrong.com/

The Merck Manuals Online Medical Library
http://merckmanuals.com/professional/index.html

Merck Medicus
http://www.merckmedicus.com/pp/us/hcp/hcp_home.jsp

University of California at Berkeley wellness site
http://www.wellnessletter.com/

Up To Date
http://www.uptodate.com/patients/index.html

 

Patient Checklists and Sample Questions for You and Your Medical Providers

http://www.thetakechargepatient.com/download.html

 

Health Care Advocacy

AdvocateDirectory
A listing of individuals and organizations devoted to health care safety, quality and support
www.advocatedirectory.org

Pilot Health Advocates
http://pilothealthadvocates.com

Advoconnection
http://www.advoconnection.com

 

Online Patients Communities

Treatment Diaries
www.TreatmentDiaries.com

Alliance Health Networks
http://alliancehealth.com

Inspire.com
http://www.inspire.com

Healing Well
http://www.healingwell.com

Ask a Patient
http://www.askapatient.com

Health eTreatment
http://www.healthetreatment.com

Patients Like Me
http://www.patientslikeme.com

 

Cancer Support/Resource Communities

Cancer Support Community-Benjamin Center http://www.cancersupportcommunitybenjamincenter.org


Resources for Nurses

Nursefriendly, Inc.
http://www.nursefriendly.com

Nursingentrepreneurs.com
Nationwide Nursing resource to nurse entrepreneurs looking to nework and start home based businesses.
http://www.nursingentrepreneurs.com

AllOneSearch.com
http://www.allonesearch.com/nurses

 

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

Harvard Medical School
http://hms.harvard.edu/hms/home.asp

Stanford School of Medicine
http://med.stanford.edu/

UCLA Medical Center
http://www.ucla.edu/

University of California at Los Angeles health site
http://www.uclahealth.org/
http://www.ucla.edu/research.html/

 

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

Cleveland Clinic Website
http://my.clevelandclinic.org/default.aspx

The Mayo Clinic
http://www.mayoclinic.com/

MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Texas
http://www.mdanderson.org/

Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
http://www.mskcc.org/mskcc/html/44.cfm

Scripps in San Diego, California
http://www.scripps.org/

 

Government Health Resources

AHRQ, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
http://www.ahrq.gov/

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
http://www.cdc.gov/

Health.gov
http://health.gov/

Health Finder.gov
http://www.healthfinder.gov/

HHS.Gov
http://www.hhs.gov/

Medline Plus
http://www.nlm.nih.giv/medlineplus/

National Institutes of Health
http://nih.gov/

U.S. Food and Drug Administration
http://fda.gov/

U.S. National Library of Medicine & National Institutes of Health Pub Med
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/

World Health Organization (WHO )
http://www.who.int/en/

 

Diseases and Conditions

American Cancer Society
http://www.cancer.org/

American Diabetes Association
http://www.diabetes.org/

American Heart Association
http://www.heart.org/

American Lung Association
http://www.lungusa.org/

City of Hope
http://www.cityofhope.org

Clinical Trials
http://clinicaltrials.gov/

Cure Together
http://www.curetogether.com/

National Cancer Institute
http://www.cancer.gov/

National Institutes of Health—Office of Rare Diseases Research
http://rarediseases.info.nih.gov/

 

Senior Resources

American Association of Retired Persons
http://www.aarp.org/

Assisted Living Federation of America
http://www.alfa.org

Caring For Your Parents
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/caringforyourparents/

Center For Healthy Aging
http://www.healthyagingprograms.org/

Leading Age
http://aahsa.org/

Medicare
http://www.medicare.gov/

ParentGiving
http://www.parentgiving.com/

 

Drug Safety

Consumer Reports
http://www.consumerreports.org/health/prescription_drugs/index.htm

Drugs.Com
http://www.drugs.com/

Epocrates
http://www.epocrates.com/

Safe Medication
http://www.safemedication.com/

U.S. Food and Drug Administration
http://www.fda.gov

Health Tools at AARP
http://healthtools.aarp.org/drug-directory

 

Prescription Medication Assistance

Chronic Disease Fund
http://www.cdfund.org/Patients.aspx

NeedyMeds
http://www.needymeds.org

FamilyWize
http://familywize.org

RxAssist
http://www.rxassist.org/patients

HealthWell Foundation
http://www.healthwellfoundation.org

Chronic Disease Fund
http://www.cdfund.org/Patients.aspx

 

Help to Manage and Track Your Medications

ExpressWell
http://www.express-well.com/about/

RememberItNow
http://www.rememberitnow.com

MyMedSchedule
http://www.mymedschedule.com

RxVitality
http://www.rxvitality.com

HealthVault
http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/healthvault/default.aspx

 

Research Your Hospital

American Hospital Association
http://www.aha.gov/

AHCJ Association of Health Care Journalists
http://www.hospitalinspections.org/

Consumer Reports Hospital Ratings (subscription required)
http://www.consumerreports.org/health/doctors-hospitals/doctorsand-hospitals.htm

HealthGrades
http://www.healthgrades.com/

Hospital Compare
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
http://www.hospitalcompare.hhs.gov/

The Joint Commission
http://www.jointcommission.org/

The LeapFrog Group
http://www.leapfroggroup.org/cp

 

Research Your Physician’s Credentials

HealthGrades
http://www.healthgrades.com

American Board of Medical Specialties
www.abms.org

Federation of State Licensing Boards (See if the doctor is licensed in your state)
http://www.fsmb.org

AIM
http://www.docboard.org/aim/