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General Medical Information


From the National Library of Medicine:

  • Reliable, up-to-date information on a wide-range of health topics written in plain language
  • Health Topics is a good starting point for most health information inquiries, including those topics listed below with additional resources
  • Easy-to-read materials, health information in multiple languages
  • Directories for doctors and other healthcare providers

National Institutes of Health (NIH) Health Information

  • Health information phone numbers
  • “Clear Health” section providing basic health information by topic
  • How to talk to your doctor and prepare for a health appointment

Drug Information Portal

From the NIH:

  • Information on approximately 80,000 prescription and over-the-counter medications
  • Search by drug name or category 


From the NIH and NLM:

  • Multilingual, multicultural patient education materials on a variety of health-related topics

Find more information on these topics:

Evaluating Health Information



Mental Health

Heart Disease


Nutritional & Dietary Supplements

Resources for Teens

Vaccination Information

Complementary and Alternative Medicine

Search for Research Articles