Health Information for Patients
Mayo Clinic’s three main websites provide information and services from the world’s first and largest integrated, no-for-profit group medical practice. It is part of Mayo Clinic’s mission to serve as a relable source of health information. At least 3 different physicians carefully review articles and health information before they are published on their website.
This website is operated by the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP), a national medical organization representing more than 93,700 family physicians, family practice residents and medical students. All of the information on this site has been written and reviewed by physicians and patient education professionals at the AAFP. Articles on the website are well written, clear, and easy to understand.
NIH is the steward of medical and behavioral research for the Nation. Its mission is science in pursuit of fundamental knowledge about the nature and behavior of living systems and the application of that knowledge to extend healthy life and reduce the burdens of illness and disability.
CDC.gov is CDC’s primary online communication channel. CDC.gov provides users with credible, reliable health information on: data and statistics, diseases and conditions, emergencies and disasters, environmental health, healthy living, injury, violence and safety, life stages and populations, travelers’ health, workplace safety and health and more.
Health Information for Healthcare Professionals
eMedicine.com comprises the largest and most current Clinical Knowledge Base available to physicians and other healthcare professionals. Nearly 10,000 physician authors and editors contribute to the eMedicine Clinical Knowledge Base, which contains articles on 7,000 diseases and disorders. The evidence-based content, updated regularly, provides the latest practice guidelines in 59 medical specialties. eMedicine’s professional content undergoes 4 levels of physician peer review plus an additional review by a PharmD prior to publication.
This website reviews news stories that make a therapeutic claim about: specific treatments, procedures, investigational drugs or devices, vitamins or nutritional supplements, and diagnostic and screening tests. A multi-disciplinary team of reviewers from journalism, medicine, health services research and public health assesses the quality of the stories using a standardized rating system. Stories are graded and critiques are published on this website.
NEJM is a weekly general medical journal that publishes new medical research findings, review articles and editorial opinion on a wide variety of topics of importance to biomedical science and clinical practice. It is written by healthcare professionals for a primarily physician audience and is one of the most respected journals in medical literature.
JAMA is a general medical journal published weekly, 48 issues per year, and new issues are posted on the website at 3 PM CT on Tuesdays. It is written by healthcare professionals for a primarily physician audience and is one of the most respected journals in medical literature.
The Society for Women’s Health Research is the nation’s only non-profit organization whose mission is to improve the health of all women through research, education and advocacy. The Society encourages the study of sex differences between women and men that affect the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of disease.
Services for Patients
eDocAmerica’s mission is to improve health by providing direct, online access to medical services, making it much more convenient to get the information you need to take better care of yourself. Board certified, experienced family physicians will answer your medical questions via email in under 24 hours, and often within 3 hours.
Best Doctors was founded with one goal: to help people be sure they receive the right medical care. In a world in which having the best information is the key to a good outcome, that’s what Best Doctors delivers. Working with the world’s leading medical experts, we help make sure individuals have the right diagnosis and the right treatment, so they can make the best decisions about their medical care.
Castle Connolly Medical Ltd. is a healthcare research and information company. Founded in 1991 by a former medical college board chairman and president, Castle Connolly’s goal is to help guide consumers to America’s top doctors and top hospitals. Castle Connolly’s established survey and research process, under the direction of an MD, involves tens of thousands of top doctors in America and the medical leadership of leading hospitals. As a result, finding doctors and top hospitals can be a simple and painless process for all.
Founded in 1983, Vital Options was the first psychosocial and advocacy organization for young adults with cancer, before expanding into an international cancer communications organization with the launch of The Group Room cancer talk radio show is 1996. Vital Options is noted for its pioneering and innovative approaches in using cutting edge technology to advocate and communicate about cancer through a variety of audio and video formats.