Health & Medicine

Health & Medicine

Medical Disclaimer

The selected medical websites are designed to educate and inform on consumer health topics, but should not be taken as medical advice or professional services. Medical decisions should be made in consultation with a physician.

When evaluating medical websites, it is important to consider the sponsoring agency. Favor websites developed by the federal government, research institutions, and reputable medical organizations. Look for publication dates and consider the currency of the information presented.



Basic Consumer Health : Cancer : Diabetes : Heart Disease : Medication, Pharmaceuticals, & Alternative Therapies :  Men’s Health : Nutrition & Wellness : Other : Provider Directories & Referrals : Public & Environmental Health : Research in Medicine : Senior Health : Women’s Health


Library Health & Medicine Databases

Basic Consumer Health

Click on "Health Topics” to learn more about symptoms, causes, and preventative measures for more than 950 illnesses, health conditions, and wellness issues. MedlinePlus is the National Institute of Health’s website for patients and their families and friends. It is a product of the National Library of Medicine – the world’s largest medical library. Information is presented in language that is easy for most people to understand. Information is current and access is free.


Household Products Database
Information about household products and their potential health effects from the US Department of Health and Human Services


Family Doctor
Health Information for the whole family from the American Academy of Family Physicians


Food & Drug Recalls

Searchable listing of any recalls, market withdrawals, and food safety alerts.


From the medical experts of the Nemours Foundation


Merck Manuals
Online versions of the Merck Manuals of Medical Information (Home Edition), of Health and Aging, of Diagnosis and Therapy, and of Geriatrics


Teen Health & Wellness


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American Cancer Society – Broad selection of information & resources for cancer patients, caregivers, and survivors.

National Cancer Institute – Information on cancer topics, statistics, and therapies. Includes a searchable database of clinical trials in cancer treatment. 


Herbs & Botanicals - Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center presents evidence-based information on the use of herbs, botanicals and supplements


Oncolink- Information from the University of Pennsylvania Abramson Cancer Center


CDC Cancer Page


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National Diabetes Information Clearinghouse

A service of the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases and the National Institutes of Health, this website is an online repository of information, statistics, research, and other publications related to diabetes.


American Diabetes Association

Diabetes basics; living with diabetes; food guides & meal planning; community & outreach; research


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Heart Disease

American Heart Association


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Medication, Pharmaceuticals, & Alternative Therapies  

Clinical Trials
The NIH’s searchable database of published clinical trials.
Free, accurate and independent advice on more than 24,000 prescription drugs, over the counter medicines and natural products


Drug Information Portal
Quick access to quality drug information from the National Library of Medicine


MedicineNet Medication Guide
Including prescription drug sites


National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine

Research based information from the National Institutes of Health.


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Nutrition & Wellness

PA Dietic Association links to PA Growth Screening Program Information & other nutrition information



Nutrition & food guidelines, serving sizes, & information about vitamins & supplements. Food handling & safety, meal planning, and recipes available.Special consideration for parents, kids, women, and men.


American Society for Nutrition

A more academic focus on nutrition, with links to publications, news articles, research, and podcasts.


MayoClinic Healthy Recipes



Practical information for individuals, health professionals, nutrition educators, and the food industry to help consumers build healthier diets with resources and tools for dietary assessment, nutrition education, and other user-friendly nutrition information.


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American Dental Association


Pennsylvania Health Care Cost Containment Council
Including Hospital Performance Reports


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Provider Directories & Referrals

American Board of Medical Specialties

Works in collaboration with 24 specialty Member Boards to maintain the standards for physician certification. Focus is on improving the quality of health care to patients, families, and communities by supporting the continuous professional development of physician specialists.


ABMS ‘Certification Matters’ Database

Enter your physician’s information to find out whether or not they are Board certified.


U.S. Department of Health and Human Services


Health Insurance Marketplace
Find answers to your questions about the Health Insurance Marketplace. Enrollment opens October 1, 2013 and closes March 1, 2014.


Find health and human services available in Chester County.
A service of the Chester County Department of Human Services


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Men’s Health

CDC Men’s Health Page

Basic information regarding men’s health organized alphabetically by topic. A –Z entries take the reader to the CDC’s section of the website, with some external resources and links.


Livestrong Foundation’s Men’s Health Page

This site presents brief articles on popular men’s health topics.


Men’s Health Magazine

The online edition of the popular men’s health journal, with a focus on general fitness, weight loss, and nutrition. Access full current and back issues of Men’s Health online via Flipster


YouTube Channel: Johns Hopkins Men’s Health & Vitality Page


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Public & Environmental Health

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Including medical information for travelers

Chester County Department of Health & Human Services

County health & environmental information, community education, and local services


Public Health Resources
Information about public health topics presented from the College of Physicians of Philadelphia.


Tox Town
Interactive guide to toxic substances and environmental health from the National Library of Medicine


World Health Organization

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Research in Medicine
American Medical Association
Including JAMA -Journal of the American Medical Association


ABMS Evidence Library

Search a database of evidenced-based publications related to the ABMS Member Board Certification process. Most articles open access, made available through a link.


Clinical Trials
The NIH’s searchable database of published clinical trials.


Lab Tests Online
Search by disease or by the name of the test


National Center for Health Statistics


Index to medical articles from the National Library of Medicine


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Senior Health  


NIH Health & Aging


Nursing Home Comparisons
Information about past performance of every Medicare and Medicaid certified nursing home in the country

Staying Healthy as a Senior

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Women’s Health
Girls Health
Wellness information for teen girls

 GoRed for Women   

 MayoClinic’s Women’s Health Page   

National Institute of Health’s ‘Women’s Health’ page

Society for Women’s Health Research

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Last Modified: 4/14/15