We've selected the following websites because they offer reliable information and useful features. They are sponsored by reputable organizations and are for the most part non-commercial.
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.
Resources Listed on the UHS Website by Topic:
- Alcohol and Other Drugs
- Eating Disorders and Body Image
- Resources for Students with Chronic Health Conditions
- Sexual Health
- Stress and Mental Health
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention - Alphabetized health topics, traveler's health, immunization, news alerts, journals.
- ChooseMyPlate.gov - MyPlate Plan helps you personalize a food plan that targets specific food groups.
- Family Doctor - Self-care guide, body mass index calculator, "search by symptom," self-care, when to see a doctor, drug information, website reviews and a family practitioner directory. From the American Academy of Family Physicians.
- 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.
- Healthy Heart Score - Calculate your risk for having a heart attack or stroke in the next 20 years and get personalized advice on how to lower your risk, sponsored by the Harvard School of Public Health.
- 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.
- Medfusion - Download Medfusion Plus for Apple or Android devices—most doctors offer a “patient portal” where you can see lab results, make appointments and send messages to your physicians.
- MedLinePlus - Extensive info including interactive tutorials provided by the US National Library of Medicine and National Institutes of Health.
- Merck Engage- Health encyclopedia, tips for working with your doctor, forms for keeping your own records, plus register to receive the Harvard Health e-Newsletter or customized news based on your interests. Provided by Merck Pharmaceutical.
- Women's Health.gov - A gateway to women's health information resources, with alphabetical health topics, in both English and Spanish, calculators, immunization information, on-line screenings.
- Noah-Health.org - Collects state, local, and federal health resources. Alphabetical health topics, in both English and Spanish.
- SafeMedication.com - Instructions for administering medicines, form for keeping track of your medications, from the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists.
- UM Taubman Health Sciences Library - A fantastic collection of electronic health resources, some of which you need a UM Kerberos password to access.
- WebMD - Alphabetical health topics, "symptom checker", drug and herb look-up, newsletters, quizzes, calculators, self-assessments and guides to help you manage your health.