Resources for Patients, Consumers & Citizens
The Resources Section is your place to learn and explore other resources regarding the challenge of healthcare. In today’s world, where access to information of various quality can be overwhelming we include content and links that will help the engaged citizens act effectively. It will be an ever growing list. You can contribute resources that you think help with our mission.
MedlinePlus is the National Institutes of Health's Web site for patients and their families and friends. Produced by the National Library of Medicine, it brings you information about diseases, conditions, and wellness issues in language you can understand. MedlinePlus offers reliable, up-to-date health information, anytime, anywhere, for free.
You can use MedlinePlus to learn about the latest treatments, look up information on a drug or supplement, find out the meanings of words, or view medical videos or illustrations. You can also get links to the latest medical research on your topic or find out about clinical trials on a disease or condition.
Health Topics -- information on conditions, diseases and wellness
Interactive Health Tutorials – Over 165 slideshows with sound and pictures
Easy-to-Read – Health information in plain language
Games – Boost your health knowledge by playing these interactive health games
Health Check Tools – Quizzes, calculators, self-assessments, and decision guides to check your knowledge and health status
Drug Information – Prescription and over-the-counter medicines
Herbs and Supplements – Evidence-based information about herbs and supplements
Medical Encyclopedia – Includes pictures and diagrams
Dictionary – Look up spellings and definitions of medical words
News – The latest health news, also available arranged by date and health topic
Surgery Videos – Links to pre-recorded webcasts of surgical procedures
Anatomy Videos – See the anatomy of body parts and organ systems and how diseases and conditions affect them
Multiple Languages – Health information in languages other than English
NIH MedlinePlus the Magazine – A publication of the National Institutes of Health and the Friends of the National Library of Medicine
Directories – Find doctors, dentists and hospitals
Libraries – Consumer health libraries providing services to local residents
Organizations – A collection of organizations providing health information, also available arranged by topic