Health and medical

Allergy and Asthma Network: This especially useful resource for families presents the latest news and research on allergies and asthma. It includes a directory of member physicians, fact sheets, companies that offer member discounts on related products and medical devices available for purchase.


American Dietetic Association: American Dietetic Association site; lots of information, includes locating a dietician by ZIP Code.

American Medical Association

Arthritis Foundation: Learn about the more than 100 forms of arthritis, including conventional and alternative forms of treatment.

Ask Dr. Weil: Dr. Weil provides valuable information and insight on how to incorporate conventional and complementary medicine practices in one's life to optimize the body's natural healing mechanisms.

Ask the Dietitian Independent service helps to find the right medical care.

Buying Medical Products Online: "Thinking of buying prescription or over-the-counter drugs online? Is it safe? How can you tell if a Web site that sells medical products is legitimate? What is FDA doing to stop sites that are breaking the law? What should you do before you buy medical products online? Here's information on how you can take advantage of the convenience and privacy of online buying while still protecting your health and your money."

CancerNet: The purpose of this site is to provide recent and accurate cancer information from the National Cancer Institute (NCI), the Federal Government’s principal agency for cancer research. The NCI is a component of the National Institutes of Health, the focal point for the nation’s biomedical research.

Cancer Center

Centers for Disease Control

Centerwatch: "You can use this site to find a wealth of information related to clinical trails, such as a listing of over 35,000 industry and government- sponsored clinical trials as well as new drug therapies approved by the FDA."

Cleveland Clinic Health Information: "The Health Information Center, produced by the Patient Education Department at the Cleveland Clinic, features hundreds of Cleveland Clinic publications and other health information resources from several reputable health organizations. The Health Information Center also features a Community Health Calendar section where you can find a schedule of upcoming Cleveland Clinic health programs offered throughout the Cleveland area." "The U.S. National Institutes of Health, through its National Library of Medicine, has developed to provide patients, family members and members of the public current information about clinical research studies."

CNN Food and Health

Consumer Drug Info: FDA site gives information on newly approved prescription drugs.

Cuyahoga County Board of Health: Public Health issues and information for Cuyahoga County, Ohio. Lots of medical information ranging from first aid to prescription information."

Family Medicine Online

Food and Nutrition Information Center: Gives nutritional composition of thousands of foods.

Hardin Meta Directory of Internet Health Sources

Harvard Medical School Family Health Guide Online: This is the on-line companion to the Harvard Medical School Family Health Guide. "This site provides updated information about how to keep you and your family healthy, about symptoms and diseases, and about other topics - the most important new information since the book’s publication. You will also find additional detailed information on diagnostic tests and other subjects, interactive features that cannot be achieved by any book, and regular news features about research coming out of Harvard Medical School."

Healthfinder: A service of the National Health Information Center, this site is packed with health information and news and online check-ups.

Health New Directory: Since 1996, has been the leading independent online directory for finding a doctor by specialty.

Health on the Net: Health On the Net Foundation is the leading organization promoting and guiding the deployment of useful and reliable online medical and health information, and its appropriate and efficient use. Created in 1995, HON is a non-profit, non-governmental organization, accredited to the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations.

Healthworld On-line

Huntington's Disease Society of America Northeast Ohio Chapter

Intelihealth: Harvard Medical School's Consumer Health Information.

Kids Health

Lead Poisoning Prevention Program: From the U.S. EPA (Environmental Protection Agency)

Medical World Search

MedicineNet: Find information on procedures and tests, diseases and treatments, first aid and poison control centers.

Medline PLUS: From the National Library of Medicine. "Find information on hundreds of diseases, conditions and wellness issues." Also, check out the drug information database.

Medscape: Access to Medline, TOXLINE, AIDSLINE from the National Library of Medicine at the National Institute of Health. Also search for articles from Reuters and MSNBC, plus five Medscape journals.

Merck Manual of Medical Information: Access of the first edition of the Merck Manual, home edition, and parts of the just published second edition are available for free at this site.

Middletown Thrall Library Links 2 Health: Consumer health guide, with links to medical journals such as JAMA and Lancet.

National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine

National Institute of Health

The National Resource Directory from the Departments of Defense, Labor and Veterans Affairs provides information to help wounded/injured/ill military service members and their families.


NOAH (New York Online Access to Health) Available in Spanish.

(Ohio) State Medical Board: Check here to see if a doctor is licensed.

PDR Health for Consumers: Physician's Desk Reference for consumers providing the latest drug information.

PubMed: "PubMed, a service of the National Library of Medicine, provides access to over 11 million MEDLINE citations back to the mid-1960s and additional life science journals. PubMed includes links to many sites providing full text articles and other related resources."

Quackwatch: You may send in questions and reports of medical fraud; many articles on questionable theories.

Rosenthal Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine - Directory of Databases: Find out about clinical and scientific research on alternative medicine treatments in the U.S., Asia and Europe.

RxList The Internet Drug Index

Seek Wellness

University Hospitals Cleveland

WebMD: This site has information for consumers, physicians, nurses, and health teachers.

U.S. National Library of Medicine: Search the MEDLINE, MEDLINEplus, Greatful Med and other databases. Check to see current clinical research trials.

West Nile Virus in Ohio: This site has lots of great links to information about the West Nile Virus.


Who Cares: Sources of Information about Health Care Products and Services This site was created by the Federal Trade Commission for consumers. A PDF version of the site can be downloaded.