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Consumer Health Guide: General Health Topics

General Information

  • Best Health  
    Best Health, by BMJ Group, gives you reliable, easy-to-understand information, to help you make the best decisions about your healthcare.
  • Healthfinder 
    This site is a gateway consumer health and human services information Website. It has a list of medical libraries in the U.S., an index of medical and health related journals on the Web, searchable medical dictionaries, and a listserv open to the public.
  • New York Online Access to Health (NOAH) 
    NOAH: New York Online Access to Health is a unique collection of state, local and federal resources. Searchers may select from a list of Health Topics which are then narrowed to include definitions, care and treatment, and lists of information resources.
  • Merck Manual Home Health Handbook 
    Merck editors translated the complex medical information in The Merck Manual into plain language, producing a book meant for all those people interested in medical care who did not have a medical degree.
  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 
    This searchable site provides health information that is government sponsored. It has links to the National Center for Health Statistics and various topics such as women's health.
  • Office of Rare Disease Research  
    Information on rare diseases, patient advocacy groups, research and clinical trials, and genetic & rare diseases.
  • National Organization for Rare Disorders  
    NORD provides information for patients and families, mentoring for patient organizations, advocacy for the rare disease community, research grants, and patient assistance programs