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Health Information on the World Wide Web

The following is a list of reputable Web sites that provide health information on various topics. It is very important that you carefully evaluate any health information retrieved from the Internet. Consider who is providing the information and sponsoring the site, if the information can be verified by other sources, how current the information is, if there is complete coverage of the topic and if the coverage is objective or biased.

General Health Information Web sites
Mayo Clinic Health Oasis
American Academy of Family Physicians
JAMA's Patient Pages

Bone and Joint Disorders
American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
Arthritis Foundation
National Osteoporosis Foundation
National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases

National Cancer Institute
American Cancer Society

American Diabetes Association
Juvenile Diabetes Foundation

Drug Information
Medline Plus Drug Information
Food and Drug Administration

Infectious Diseases
Centers for Disease Control

Heart Disease
American Heart Association
National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute

Mental Health
National Institute of Mental Health
National Mental Health Association
National Mental Health Services Knowledge Exchange Network

Muscle Disorders
Muscular Dystrophy Association

Nerve Disorders


Nutrition and Food Safety
American Dietetic Association
Food and Drug Administration

Pregnancy, Childbirth and Children's Health
Mayo Clinic
March of Dimes

Senior's Health
National Institute on Aging
Alzheimer's Association
American Geriatrics Society

Women's Health
National Women's Health Information Center

Alternative and Complementary Medicine
National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine

Fraudulent Health Claims
Canadian Quackery Watch

This information is provided compliments of the MaineHealth Learning Resource Center at Stephens Memorial Hospital located on Level 1 of the Ripley Building. The library is open to the public Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Contact librarian Deborah Clark at (207) 743-1562 ext. 323 for more information.


Disclaimer: The information found through the MaineHealth Learning Resource Center at Stephens Memorial Hospital is provided solely for your education and enrichment. It should not be relied upon for personal diagnosis, treatment, or any other medical purpose. If you believe that a particular diagnosis or therapy applies to your situation, please contact your doctor or healthcare provider to discuss it.


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