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Your Health, In Your Hands

Most people would like to be well-informed health consumers, but finding credible, reliable, freely accessible health information on the Web can be a challenge. The Health Web Guide helps you locate online medical dictionaries and encyclopedias, health-specific search engines, thorough overviews of illnesses, injuries, diseases and conditions, and advice on seeking professional medical help. A Spanish-language version of the Health Web Guide is also available.

Evaluating Online Health Information

The Internet can be a great place to find health information, but because health is a serious topic ... read more »

Top Health Web Sites

The Web is host to a substantial number of reliable, comprehensive health sites. If you know what ... read more »

Health Insurance

Anyone not covered by an employer's insurance policy appreciates what a luxury health care can be. ... read more »

Find a Doctor or Dentist

It's important to have a good relationship with your doctor, and it's doubly important to select ... read more »

Talking to Your Doctor About Your Health

Talking to your doctor about your health can be enhanced with a little ... read more »


All medication, whether prescribed by your doctor or received over the counter, is accompanied by directions for use. Although these instructions may be helpful in telling you how to take the drugs, chances are you haven't been fully briefed on what the drugs are or how they work. The following Web sites will help you answer some important questions about your medication.

Insights for Medication

  • Low-income families can be eligible for subsidized medication. The Partnership for Prescription Assistance (PPA) pairs low-income patients lacking prescription drug coverage with private and public programs to bring them free or cheap medication.

Top Sites for Medication

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For information on specific drugs …
For seniors …
For recalls and warnings …
For clinical trials …
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