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By Grant Law Office on March 30, 2008

The amount of medical information available on the Internet is mindboggling, if not mind-numbing! Once you wade into these cyber waters, it is often easy to feel more confused than assisted by the glut of articles, advertising and medical reports.

Here is a selection of the top medical sites with a short summary describing the content. There is a lot of quality health information on the Web, but finding it amongst the quackery can be a chore. Luckily many weaker players have fallen by the wayside, and more and more academic, government and research institutions are uploading their information onto the Internet!!

American Cancer Society
http://www.cancer.org/
The site is updated with latest news about cancer research, treatments and resources and is the nationwide community-based voluntary health organization dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health problem by preventing cancer…

American Heart Association
http://www.americanheart.org/
nullThe site is uploaded with vast information about the cardio diseases. The organization aims to build healthier lives, free of cardiovascular diseases and stroke…

Mayo Clinic
http://www.mayoclinic.com/
The website is the A-to-Z dictionary of diseases and conditions or selects more in-depth information that explores treatment options and disease management…

Food & Drug Administration
http://www.fda.gov/
The one reason to check out this site is to get safety alerts and recalls with updated info on drugs, medical devices, vaccines and blood products and government actions…

Center Watch
http://www.centerwatch.com/
The online information site provides information about clinical research, including over 25,000 clinical trial listings . . .

Best Doctors
http://www.bestdoctors.com/
The idea behind this site is simple- find the best doctors and provide the best content on a site that others can access free of charge…

Healthfinder
https://healthfinder.gov/
This government portal opens the world of Internet medicine. Whether it’s through tools such as libraries, online journals, or medical dictionaries or hot topics that might interest you, this site delivers quickly and with reliability…

National Institutes of Health
http://www.nih.gov/
This is arguably the leading collection of health research institutes in the world. Whether the topic is allergy and infectious disease or cancer, this is your gateway to health information…

National Library of Medicine
http://www.nlm.nih.gov/
This is the best electronic medical library in the world. It gives you access to the most important research and links to thousands of sites, sending you around the globe for the best information in a matter of seconds…

WebMD
http://www.webmd.com/
One of the most heavily marketed portals on the Net, this site stands up to most of the hype. It’s nicely divided for different audiences, ranging from patients and doctors to physician assistants to health teachers…

Healthline
http://www.healthline.com/
The site provides fastest and easiest way to find consistently excellent health information on the Web…

Medscape
http://www.medscape.com/
The website offers specialists, primary care physicians, and other health professionals the Web’s most robust and integrated medical information and educational tools…

TheHeart.org
http://www.theheart.org/
The heart.org provides information on caring for people with disorders of the heart and circulation, and on preventing such disorders…

Emedicine / IMedicine
http://www.emedicine.com/ http://www.imedicine.com/
The website comprises the largest and most current Clinical Knowledge Base available to physicians and other healthcare professionals…

Medline Plus
http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/
The site will direct you to information to help answer health questions. Medline Plus brings together authoritative information from NLM, the National Institutes of Health (NIH), and other government agencies and health-related organizations…

MediLexicon
http://www.medilexicon.org/
MediLexicon International Ltd. is a leading Internet publisher of health and medical news and medical information…

AMA
http://www.ama-assn.org/
The website promotes the art and science of medicine and the betterment of public health…

Medical Breakthroughs
http://www.ivanhoe.com/
The country’s largest news-gathering website that covers medical breakthroughs, family health and issues important to women…

Reuters Health
http://www.reuters.com/news/health
Reuters Health (RH) is the world’s leading provider of medical and healthcare news…

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