WedMD, NIH, ...10 Most Visited Health Websites

When you are out looking for a good health website, you can get quite confused over the choices available. That is why we have put together a top 10 list of recommended sites which you can visit when you are in the mood for a makeover.

Here are the 10 most visited Health Websites ranked by a combination of Inbound Links, Google Page Rank, Alexa Rank, and U.S. traffic data from Compete and Quantcast.

1- WebMD.com


12,228,178 - Inbound Links | 19,863,624 - Compete Monthly Visitors | 15,700,000 - Quantcast Monthly Visitors | 691 - Alexa Ranking. | Page Rank: 8

WedMD website blends award-winning expertise in medicine, journalism, health communication and content creation to bring you the best health information possible. Others in the fields of media and health have recognized their efforts over the years, to offer credible and in-depth medical news, features, reference material, and online community programs.

Message Boards, Newsletters, and Live Events provide you with ample opportunity to share your experience with others and get information that is most relevant to you. If you have a website, add FREE health news to your web site. Simply fill out their Online Form and you'll be contacted by a WebMD representative to help you implement the service.

2 - NIH.gov

16,661,993 - Inbound Links | 8,564,156 - Compete Monthly Visitors | 10,800,000 - Quantcast Monthly Visitors | 401 - Alexa Ranking. | Page Rank: 9

Begun as a one-room Laboratory of Hygiene in 1887, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) today is one of the world's foremost medical research centers. NIH engages in a wide range of outreach efforts, including nationwide events, requests for public input on NIH projects, and special programs designed specifically to involve public representatives in the clinical research enterprise.

Its mission is science in pursuit of fundamental knowledge about the nature and behavior of living systems and the application of that knowledge to extend healthy life and reduce the burdens of illness and disability.

The goals of the agency are as follows:

1- Foster fundamental creative discoveries, innovative research strategies, and their applications as a basis to advance significantly the Nation's capacity to protect and improve health;
2- Develop, maintain, and renew scientific human and physical resources that will ensure the Nation's capability to prevent disease;
3- Expand the knowledge base in medical and associated sciences in order to enhance the Nation's economic well-being and ensure a continued high return on the public investment in research; and
4- Exemplify and promote the highest level of scientific integrity, public accountability, and social responsibility in the conduct of science.

3- MedicineNet.com

1,032,253 - Inbound Links | 5,785,245 - Compete Monthly Visitors | 7,700,000 - Quantcast Monthly Visitors | 1,713 - Alexa Ranking. | Page Rank: 7

MedicineNet.com is an online, health care media publishing company. It provides easy-to-read, in-depth, authoritative medical information for consumers via its robust, user-friendly, interactive web site. Since 1996, MedicineNet.com has had a highly accomplished, uniquely experienced team of qualified executives in the fields of medicine, health care, Internet technology, and business to bring you the most comprehensive, sought after health care information anywhere. Nationally recognized, Doctor-Produced by a network of over 70 U.S. Board Certified Physicians.

4- MayoClinic.com

512,897 - Inbound Links | 6,258,849 - Compete Monthly Visitors | 8,200,000 - Quantcast Monthly Visitors | 1,985 - Alexa Ranking. | Page Rank: 7

Mayo Clinic is a not-for-profit medical practice dedicated to the diagnosis and treatment of virtually every type of complex illness.

Mayo Clinic's three main Web sites provide information and services from the world's first and largest integrated, not-for-profit group medical practice. You can manage your health with information and tools that reflect the expertise of Mayo's 3,400 physicians and scientists, learn how to access medical services, and discover Mayo's medical research and education offerings.

1- Health Information
Manage your health with their useful and up-to-date information in more than 35 disease and lifestyle categories.
2- Medical Services
Learn about medical services at Mayo Clinic, how to make an appointment and the unique Mayo Clinic Model of Care.
3- Education and Research
Explore the world of medical research and education at Mayo Clinic, from laboratory and clinical trials to our schools for aspiring and current medical professionals.

5- Yahoo! Health

204,616 - Inbound Links | 6,896,632 - Compete Monthly Visitors | 4,800,000 - Quantcast Monthly Visitors | NA - Alexa Ranking. | Page Rank: 8

It is a website that belongs to Yahoo.com. Its homepage comprises health news, health expert advice, BMI calculator, links to other pages, and a search box. Other pages are; Everyday Wellness for conditions, Diet & Fitness for weight management,
Mind & Mood, Longevity, Health A-Z, and Drugs.

6- RightHealth.com

304,532 - Inbound Links | 4,634,475 - Compete Monthly Visitors | 6,300,000 - Quantcast Monthly Visitors | 4,075 - Alexa Ranking. | Page Rank: 5

7- Drugs.com

627,853 - Inbound Links | 4,078,840 - Compete Monthly Visitors | 5,400,000 - Quantcast Monthly Visitors | 2,510 - Alexa Ranking. | Page Rank: 7

Drugs.com contains a huge database on drugs, OTC medicines, and natural products. They provide free, accurate and independent advice on more than 24,000 prescription drugs, over-the-counter medicines & natural products.

Data sources include Micromedex™ [Updated 2 February 2010], Cerner Multum™ [Updated 13 February 2010], Wolters Kluwer™ [Updated 4 March 2010] and others.

8- RxList.com

823,330 - Inbound Links | 2,353,736 - Compete Monthly Visitors | 3,500,000 - Quantcast Monthly Visitors | 5,785 - Alexa Ranking. | Page Rank: 8


RxList is an online medical resource dedicated to offering detailed and current pharmaceutical information on brand and generic drugs.

On RxList information on medications can be found using the Drugs A - Z list (an alphabetical listing of both brand and generic drug names) or by entering the generic or brand drug name in the search box at the top of the page and clicking search. There is a pill identification tool to let you identify a pill.

If you are a consumer, you can contact RxList using their Contact Form.

9- RealAge.com, or live life to the youngest

81,515 - Inbound Links | 2,627,313 - Compete Monthly Visitors | 3,600,000 - Quantcast Monthly Visitors | 3,711 - Alexa Ranking. | Page Rank: 6


A team of experts, which includes physicians, epidemiologists, and medical writers who research the latest findings published in peer-reviewed medical and science journals, and develop all the information on the site. All RealAge content is held up to stringent scientific review.

10- MedHelp.org

105,183 - Inbound Links | 2,497,126 - Compete Monthly Visitors | 2,600,000 - Quantcast Monthly Visitors | 3,436 - Alexa Ranking. | Page Rank: 6

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Smireles 6 years ago from Texas

Good list. I have visited most of these sites. Nice to know about Yahoo Health and RealAge.com.


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surg 5 years ago

Most of these sites are for common people. I would be interested to know top 10 sites frequented by doctors

Top of the list would be pubmed

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