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For Health Consumers and Patients

MLA Top Health Websites

The Consumer and Patient Health Information Section (CAPHIS) of MLA evaluates websites based on the following criteria: credibility, sponsorship/authorship, content, audience, currency (timeliness), disclosure, purpose, links, design, interactivity, and disclaimers. The following websites have been deemed particularly useful (in each area, sites are listed in alphabetical, NOT ranked, order).

Health Conditions | Community Specific Resources | Self-Advocacy | Drugs & Supplements |   

Health Conditions

General Health Resources*

*To look for information on any health condition or diagnosis (ex., asthma, lung disease) start by searching in search MedlinePlus

Cancer

Complementary and Integrative Medicine

 Diabetes

 Mental Health and Therapy Resources

 Rare Diseases

Reproductive and Sexual Health

Community-Specific Resources

Caregiver Resources

  • Family Caregiver Alliance 
    • Provides support and practical resources to family caregivers of adults with physical and cognitive impairments, such as Parkinson’s, stroke, Alzheimer’s and other types of dementia. Available in Chinese, Korean, Spanish, Tagalog, and Vietnamese.

 LGBTQIA+ and Trans-Specific Resources

 Health Care and Insurance For Those Who Need Help

Parenting & Children’s Health

 Senior Health & Aging

Veteran’s Health

Self-Advocacy

Talking to Your Doctor

 End of Life Planning

Vaccine and Immunization Information

Medical Testing

Drugs & Supplements