MedlinePlus is a service of the United States National Library of Medicine - the world's largest medical library. It is an excellent place to start your search for information about almost any health topic. The site provides 40,000+ links from over 1,600 reliable sources. There are also basic articles about health topics, as well as drug, supplement and medical test information.
KidsHealth is a site produced by the Nemours Foundation, a child health non-profit organization in the United States. KidsHealth is useful for learning basic information about many child and teen health and development-related topics. Separate sections of the site are specifically written for children and teens.
The Mayo Clinic is a hospital in Rochester, New York that is consistently ranked among the top hospitals in the United States. They share a wide range of patient information on their website. Look under "Patient Care and Health Info" for basic information about diseases and conditions, tests and procedures, drugs and supplements.
Librarians with the Winnipeg Regional Health Authority's Virtual Library have produced a series of patient handouts that list resources to learn more about different health topics. Each handouts lists websites and books, often sourced from Winnipeg Public Library. EAL HANDOUTS: you will also find handouts that point to resources about health topics in many languages other than English.
*To use this resource, log-in with you valid Winnipeg Public Library card number.* RxTx is the Canadian standard for drug information. It is edited by the Canadian Pharmacists Association and provides information about thousands of drugs, vaccines and natural health products.
Learn why something is prescribed, how it should be used, special precautions to take, dietary instructions, information about skipped dosages and side effects. Source: Medline Plus, U.S. National Library of Medicine
Use the Canadian Nutrient File to find out the exact nutrients in a particular food. Search by food or by nutrient. TIP #1: when looking at a record for a food, click on "Generate Nutrient Profile" to see the information. TIP #2: On the "Search by nutrient" page select a nutrient from the menu and then select which type of food you are interested in (or search all foods).