Doctor, Did You Wash Your Hands?
This website provides health information to consumers regarding how to
manage and navigate health care issues. Founded and maintained by Jonathan
M. Metsch, Dr.P.H. who is a clinical professor at the Icahn School of
Medicine at Mount Sinai and adjunct professor at the Rutgers School of
Public Health, it contains informative articles on the doctor-patient
relationship, navigating the healthcare system, health insurance, and
HealthyWomen (formerly the National Women’s Health Resource Center)
is a nonprofit, national clearinghouse for women’s health information.
It develops original health materials and content for women and provides
links to related news. Features: Ask the Expert column, womenTALK blogs,
discussion groups, free newsletters, videos and podcasts, facebook, Twitter, and apps.
Family and Children's Health
The Nemours Foundation’s Center for Children’s Health provides
current information about diseases and conditions, nutrition and fitness,
developmental issues, and preventive health care. Information is available
in English and Spanish, and is available as an audio version also. They
offer information written specifically for parents, children, and teens.
Dr. Alan Greene, professor of pediatrics at Stanford, offers a site with
health information about children. There are pages for parents, children,
teens, and physicians. The site covers developmental stages, diseases
and conditions, and parenting.
Care of the Elderly
AgingCare: an Online Community for Caregivers
Online community created for caregivers of elderly parents. Includes information
on the most common health problems, financial and legal matters, making
choices between different housing options, and more. One can sign up for
their newsletter and participate in forums and blogs on caregiving topics.