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What is the best online source for medical information?

  1. VirginiaLynne profile image97
    VirginiaLynneposted 5 years ago

    What is the best online source for medical information?

    I seem to spend a long time trying to find good medical information when I look online.  Often what comes up first in the search engines isn't very helpful.  What do you do when looking for information about family medical conditions?

  2. Lwelch profile image93
    Lwelchposted 5 years ago

    1. eMedicine is a great site.  They have consumer and professional level resources.    To  find them Google the condition followed by eMedicine.
    2. US government service called meddling
    3. If you are comfortable with professional level info, the Cochrane collection does meta research regarding various topics and is used by professionals.  http://www.cochrane.org/cochrane-reviews
    4. Honcode verified sites.  http://www.hon.ch/HONcode/Patients/Visitor/visitor.html

    And some tips on this topic from Honcode:
    http://www.hon.ch/HONcode/Patients/visi … eUse2.html

    1. Lwelch profile image93
      Lwelchposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I see auto correct ate my post - meddling should be medline.  The link is http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/

  3. duffsmom profile image60
    duffsmomposted 5 years ago

    I like the Mayo Clinic website if I feel I need to look up something medical.

  4. carol7777 profile image89
    carol7777posted 5 years ago

    i did a lot of medical and health writing where I had to have a lot of references.  I used Mayo Clinic and Cleveland Clinic for most of it.

  5. Eztransfer profile image61
    Eztransferposted 5 years ago

    Try WebMD.com they are a great site that produces articles on what ever health issue you may have.

  6. Express10 profile image88
    Express10posted 5 years ago

    I prefer the Mayo Clinic website as well. Sometimes I may look up info on WebMD.

  7. PhlebotomyAdviser profile image66
    PhlebotomyAdviserposted 5 years ago

    I tend to think that it's got to be Web Md or Mayo Clinic, but I would search several sites to cross reference information. Very obscure diseases and diagnosis may not be made on the larger sites. If you are trying to do a self diagnosis, then reading forums with people with similar conditions can be beneficial.