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Top Health Websites
MLA's Consumer and Patient Health Information Section (CAPHIS) evaluates websites based on credibility, sponsorship/authorship, content, audience, currency, disclosure, purpose, links, design, interactivity, and disclaimers.
Check out websites that have been deemed particularly useful (in each area, sites are listed in alphabetical, NOT ranked, order).
Find general health websites, and also sites recommended for
- breast cancer | diabetes
- eye disease | heart disease
- HIV/AIDS | stroke
What websites should I trust?
You just searched for a health term and got 2.2 million hits. Don't be discouraged! Connect to MLA's guide and learn to find and evaluate health information.
- Find tips on filtering health-related web pages in search engines;
- Learn to use quality electronic finding tools from trusted sources; and
- follow our guidelines to evaluate the content of health-related websites.
What did my doctor say?
BREAST IMPLANTSThese are sacs placed in the breast and filled with a substance such as saline or silicone. Implants are often used to reconstruct or replace the breast after a mastectomy.
BENIGN BREAST CHANGESThis means changes in the breast that may cause pain or lumpiness, but they are not cancer. Some changes (such as fibrocystic disease and swollen breasts) may increase the chance of getting breast cancer.
ANTIBODIESThese are proteins that the body makes to protect itself from bacteria and viruses.
NONPALPABLE CANCERThis term means cancer in the breast that can only be seen on a mammogram but not felt by physical exam.
Find good health information now
Find a Medical library
- You may be able to get health information at your local public library. Some public librarians have been trained to help you with your health questions.
- You can also try to find a local health or medical library that serves the public. Visit the MedlinePlus library locator page to find libraries in your state (US) or Province (Canada).
- If a library is not close by, you may try their website or call to see if they can help you with information.