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Health: Websites

Trusted Websites

For general health information:

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (
Information on health, safety, environmental health, violence, injury, and more.

Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy (
University of Minnesota covers influenza, bioterrorism, food safety, and more.

Genetics Home Reference (
Provides consumer-friendly information about the effects of variations on human health.

Guttmacher Institute (
The Guttmacher Institute website provides resources on varied topics: abortion, adolescents, contraception, HIV/AIDS, STIs, pregnancy, bioethics, and more.

KidsHealth (
With separate areas for kids and teens, KidsHealth provides articles, animations, games, and resources on physical and emotional health.

Mayo Clinic (
Health information and research available including clinical trials and other publications.

MedLine Plus (

A service of the National Institutes of Health, MedLine Plus provides information on 750 topics plus an encyclopedia, dictionary, and current news.

National Institutes of Health (
Comprehensive information on health related topics easily searched under the "Health Information" section.

National Institute of Mental Health (
This NIH site includes information, statistics, publications, and clinical trials on mental health and disorders.

National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (
Learn about complementary and alternative medicine with research from the NIH.

Office of Adolescent Health (
From the U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services, OAH provides resources on reproductive health, mental health, physical health, nutrition, substance abuse, and healthy relationships.

Planned Parenthood Info for Teens (

Planned Parenthood’s website for teens provides health information; including topics on gender, sexuality, dating, disease, pregnancy, birth control, and relationships.

World Health Organization (

Diseases covered by GAR (Global Alert and Response)


For specific diseases, disorders, and conditions:

Alzheimer’s Association (

The latest Alzheimer care strategies, research findings and advocacy initiatives.

American Academy of Allergy, Asthma, & Immunology (

Covers asthma, food allergies,

American Cancer Society (

Cancer facts, statistics, research, and treatments.

American Diabetes Association (

Comprehensive information on diabetes including nutrition and lifestyle sections.

American Heart Association – Diseases and Conditions


Covers topics related to hypertension, stroke, and other heart related diseases.

Cerebral Palsy Research Network (

The Cerebral Palsy Research Network (CPRN) is a group of doctors, therapists and patient advocates collaborating to improve treatments and outcomes for people with cerebral palsy (CP).

The Cerebral Palsy Toolkit (

A resource for families from CP Now.

HIV InSite: Gateway to AIDS Knowledge (

Comprehensive, up-to-date information on HIV/AIDS treatment, prevention, and policy from the University of California, San Francisco. ( provides comprehensive government-wide information on seasonal, H1N1 (swine), H5N1 (bird) and pandemic influenza.

Medline Plus – Herpes Simplex (

Comprehensive information on herpes simplex including videos, photographs, interactive tutorials, and other valuable information sources.

National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (

Reference articles, clinical trials, journal articles, and more on arthritis and musculoskeletal and skin diseases.

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