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Health & Wellness Resources

We’ve selected the following websites because they offer reliable information and useful features, and they are sponsored by reputable organizations.

As you explore health topics via the internet, please keep in mind that many websites are not reliable, and that no website is a substitute for the advice of licensed medical professionals.

Comprehensive Websites

Comprehensive websites:

  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention – Alphabetized health topics, traveler’s health, immunization, news alerts, journals.
  • Family Doctor – Self-care guide, self-care, when to see a doctor, drug information, website reviews and a family practitioner directory. From the American Academy of Family Physicians.
  • For College Women – “A gateway to reliable, comprehensive, non-commerical health information…Developed by Brandeis University college students for college students everywhere.”
  • Go Ask Alice! – Health question and answer service by the Health Promotion Program at Health Services, Columbia University.
  • HealthFinder – Alphabetical health topics, “check-ups” to assess health and practices, medical dictionaries, encyclopedia, journals, directory of health organizations from the US Department of Health and Human Services.
  • Mayo Clinic – Alphabetical health topics, information about treatment decisions, drugs and supplements, assessments, calculators for BMI, calories and target heart rate.
  • Medical Library Association – Recommends health websites, some by topic, and offers guidelines for evaluating websites.
  • MedLinePlus – Extensive info including interactive tutorials provided by the US National Library of Medicine and National Institutes of Health.
  • – Nutrition and physical activity information
  • Women’s – A gateway to women’s health information resources, with alphabetical health topics, in both English and Spanish, calculators, immunization information, on-line screenings.
  • NOAH: New York Online Access to Health – Collects state, local, and federal health resources. Alphabetical health topics, in both English and Spanish.
  • – Instructions for administering medicines, form for keeping track of your medications, from the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists.
  • World Health Organization – Statistics and current research/news for public health around the world.