To find health info you can trust, visit:
- General Health Info: MedlinePlus.gov
- Kid’s Health: https://kidshealth.org/en/kids
- Teen’s Health: https://kidshealth.org/en/teens
- Men’s Health: https://medlineplus.gov/men.html
- Women’s Health: https://www.womenshealth.gov/patient-materials
- Health for Older Adults [MedlinePlus]: https://medlineplus.gov/olderadults.html
- Genetics Home Reference: https://ghr.nlm.nih.gov/
- MedSpeak: What Did My Doctor Say?: http://www.mlanet.org/p/cm/ld/fid=580
- Understanding Medical Words: https://medlineplus.gov/medicalwords.html
- Videos about Procedures, Surgeries, and Diseases: https://medlineplus.gov/videosandcooltools.html
- MedlinePlus Games: https://medlineplus.gov/games.html
- Check Your Risk, Quizzes [MedlinePlus]: https://medlineplus.gov/healthchecktools.html
If you use another website to find health info online, use these 4 tips to decide if the site is good. A good health info site:
- Tells you who wrote the info. It is usually a healthcare worker like a doctor or nurse.
- Does not ask you for personal info like your birthday, social security number, credit card number, or email address.
- Exists to help people (not sell things). Helpful sites often end with .edu, .gov, or .org (not with .com).
- Has an “about us” or “about this site” page.