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Drug Information

Evaluating Health Information

Rumor Control

  • Quackwatch
    Quackwatch is a "Guide to Quackery, Health Fraud, and Intelligent Decisions". Operated by Stephen Barrett, M.D.
  • National Council Against Health Fraud
    National Council Against Health Fraud is a nonprofit health agency focusing on health misinformation, fruad, and quackery as public health problems. Links to publications, position papers and more.


MedlinePlus Trusted Health Information for You: A service of the U.S. National Library of Medicine, NIH National Institutes of Health
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MedlinePlus is the National Institutes of Health's Web site for patients and their families and friends. Produced by the National Library of Medicine, it brings you information about diseases, conditions, and wellness issues in language you can understand. MedlinePlus offers reliable, up-to-date health information, anytime, anywhere, for free.

Specific Conditions & Diseases

 Logo of American Heart AssociationAmerican Heart Association

The American Heart Association publishes a standard for providing basic and advanced life support, including standards for proper performance of cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR). The AHA offers the most widely accepted certification for basic life support (BLS). The AHA is now also a provider of training for first aid, in addition to CPR.

home page Arthritis Foundation

More than 100 different types of arthritis and related conditions rob 50 million (one in every five) adults and 300,000 children of living life to its fullest. The Arthritis Foundation works to educate people about this serious, progressive and potentially life-threatening disease through information and programs that improve joint health and promote pain management.

Cancer Topics

NCI’s main responsibilities include coordinating the National Cancer Program; conducting and supporting cancer research; training physicians and scientists; and disseminating information about cancer detection, diagnosis, treatment, prevention, control, palliative care, and survivorship

 National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases Logo. National Diabetes Information Clearinghouse

 Information on many diabetes topics written mostly for the general public and patients.  Includes an A-Z list of topics and titlesintroductory material on diabetestreatment and complications information, and more.  Some material is Easy to Read. From the US National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK).


Medical Pronounciations

Merck Manual
Online Medical Library
Home Edition
For Patients and Caregivers


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All health questions and concerns are best answered by a health care provider.  These links are provided for general information purposes only.  Please speak with your health care provider about the information you read on these guides.


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