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Clinical Key: Patient Education
Patient education handouts sorted by specialties, authoring organizations, and available languages.
MedlinePlus will direct you to information to help answer health questions. MedlinePlus brings together authoritative information from NLM, the National Institutes of Health (NIH), and other government agencies and health-related organizations.
CDC A to Z
Health information (articles, fact sheets, checklists) from the Centers for Disease Control. Arranged alphabetically and by general category (Environmental Health, Senior Health, Food-Borne Illnesses, etc.). Limited Spanish language information.
Gateway to a variety of consumer health resources including online publications, databases, government agencies and clearinghouses. Portions of the site are available in Spanish. Created by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
A public resource on clinical lab testing; relies on medical review board to ensure information is science-based, accurate, and reflective of current data and findings.
Mayo Clinic Patient Care and Health Information
Information on diseases and conditions, symptoms, tests and procedures, and drugs and supplements.
Evaluating Web Resources
Remember, the Web mostly includes .com and .org sites - information published by companies, organizations, and individuals
- It has been estimated that only 7% of what you find on the free Web is suitable for scholarly work
- Because most scholarly journal publishers charge subscription fees
to access their materials, you won't find many schoarly journal
articles on the free Web
Learn the ABCs of evaluating websites and make sure to apply them when using Information found on the freely accessible Web