Library and Health Information

Looking for more information about what ails you? There are many resources for health information for patients and their families available on the Internet.

Here are a few examples that may be useful:


General Health Sites

· MedlinePlus (English | Spanish)


· Centers for Disease Control andPrevention (CDC)


· healthfinder

· HIV InSite

· Kidshealth®

· Mayo Clinic

· NIH SeniorHealth

· Association of Cancer Online Resources

Website features: links to cancer email lists, resources, cancer topics, treatment options, clinical trials, and publications.

· Intercultural Cancer Council

Website features: cancer statistics and fact sheets about minorities and underserved populations, news, and resource links.

· National Cancer Institute

Website features: information on types of cancer; treatment options; clinical trials; genetics, causes, risk factors, and prevention; testing; and coping and support resources.

· Oncolink

Website features a collection of web resources on the prevention and treatment of cancer maintained by the Abramson Cancer Center of the University of Pennsylvania; includes news, book reviews, and disease and patient support links.  

· American Diabetes Association

Website features: news section, overview of the disease, risk test, statistics, nutrition, and health recipes section. Also available in Spanish.

· Children With Diabetes

Website features: news section, library of terms, childrens' section, parents' section, and 'ask the experts' section.

· National Diabetes Education Program (U.S. National Institutes of Health [NIH] and Centers for Disease Control [CDC])

Website features: information for minorities, Spanish-language and Asian-American information, tips on how to control and prevent diabetes, resources for children and adolescents.

· American Heart Association

Website features: heart attack warning signs, latest news, disease statistics, nutrition tips, medical encyclopedia, Spanish language information, and links to additional resources.

· AIDSInfo Website features: the latest federally-approved information on HIV/AIDS clinical research, treatment and prevention, and medical practice guidelines for people living with HIV/AIDS, their families and friends, health care providers, scientists, and researchers.

· American Stoke Association

Website features: warning signs, recovery, glossary, risk factors, and Spanish translations.

· National Stroke Association

Website features: information on symptoms, risk factors, prevention and recovery, and Spanish/French translations.