Online Resources and Databases
Search ANY medical concern at this website and get to the absolute most reliable health information on the internet! Don't Google health concerns, use MedlinePlus!
MedlinePlus is a service of the National Library of Medicine (NLM), the world's largest medical library, which is part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Their mission is "to present high-quality, relevant health and wellness information that is trusted, easy to understand, and free of advertising, in both English and Spanish. Anywhere, anytime, on any device—for free."
MentalHealth.gov provides one-stop access to U.S. government mental health and mental health problems information. Find descriptions of mental disorders and find out how to get help. If you are having a mental crisis, please get immediate help. For potentially life-threatening emergencies, call 9-1-1. For the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, 1-800-273-TALK (8255) or chat online. For general mental health information or to locate local treatment services call the SAMHSA Treatment Referral Helpline. Speak to a live person, Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. EST.1-877-SAMHSA7 (1-877-726-4727).
Are you looking for information on natural remedies (herbs or botanicals) or alternative treatments such as acupuncture, yoga, meditation, etc.? The National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH) is the Federal Government’s lead agency for scientific research on the diverse medical and health care systems, practices, and products that are not generally considered part of conventional medicine. NCCIH was formerly known as the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine.
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center — the world’s oldest and largest private cancer center — has devoted more than 130 years to exceptional patient care, innovative research, and outstanding educational programs.
The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and its member pediatricians dedicate their efforts and resources to the health, safety and well-being of infants, children, adolescents and young adults.
The Pillbox website was developed to aid in the identification of unknown pills. It combines images of pills with appearance and other information to enable users to visually search for and identify oral solid dosage for medications.
This is an A-Z listing of prescription drugs that includes what the drug is used for, precautions, side effects, etc. You can also use the MedlinePlus search box to go directly to information about the drug instead of scrolling down the alphabetically list.
The LactMed® database contains information on drugs and other chemicals to which breastfeeding mothers may be exposed. Search a drug name at the second search box where it says "Search this book."
PubMed is the preferred database by many doctors, nurses, and other medical personnel. Not all resources listed are available in full-text, but each article does include a short description including a summary of the outcome of the medical research (clinical trials, case studies, etc.). PubMed® comprises more than 30 million citations for biomedical literature from MEDLINE, life science journals, and online books. Citations may include links to full-text content from PubMed Central and publisher web sites.
Individuals with serious health concerns should see a doctor. For minor, non-life threatening health concerns, give this symptom checker a try! Mayo Clinic is the #1 hospital in the United States and is a "not-for-profit organization, academic medical center based in Rochester, Minnesota focused on clinical practice, education, and research. It's a reliable source for any health information.
Nemours is a nonprofit children's health system. Neil Izenberg, a doctor at Nemours, founded KidsHealth.org and TeensHealth.org in 1995. Their goal is to help families take charge of their health. Note: All information on TeensHealth® is for educational purposes only. For specific medical advice, diagnoses, and treatment, consult your doctor.
For any and all information about cancer and support for caregivers, the American Cancer Society can help. They also have a 24/7 phone number 1(800)227-2345 and a live chat.
The American Heart Association is the nation’s oldest and largest voluntary organization dedicated to fighting heart disease and stroke. Explore or search their website for reliable information on any health condition related to the heart.