This website provides easy-to-read, accurate description of conditions, causes, symptoms, and treatments by linking to trusted Web sites for specific information. For instance, someone looking up bone cancer would be linked to the bone cancer page on the National Cancer Institute Web site.
Provides extensive information about diabetes, its treatments, and ongoing research. This site also offers advice on nutrition/meal planning, fitness regimes, lifestyle changes, and community support groups. Also check out the ADA-sponsored, interactive nutrition site - My Food Advisor, which allows patients to create meal plans, find recipes, and research healthy food options.
Offers extensive disease/condition information, and goes a step further with its comprehensive and helpful "Treatment Decisions" section, Q&A section called "Ask a Specialist," and a plethora of interactive quizzes, self-assessments, and calculators under "Health Tools."
Sponsored by the American Academy of Family Physicians, this site presents broader information on the patient experience, not only offering information on conditions and treatments, but tips for patients on selecting a doctor, understanding medical bills, navigating insurance coverage, and advocating for themselves. Also provides helpful information on children's health and development issues.
The Kids in Parks program has created a network of TRACK Trails (hiking, disc golf, paddling, geocaching, biking, and other types of trails) designed to provide kids and families with fun outdoor recreation opportunities. Each TRACK Trail has a series of self-guided brochures that turn an ordinary outing into a fun-filled adventure.
Patients can read about their prescriptions or research the various drugs available for their condition. This site provides an easy-to-use drug interactions checker, and an innovative pill identification wizard that allows patients to enter the shape, color, and imprint of their mystery pill and view photographs of potential matches to identify the medication.
As well as offering patients information on wellness, diseases, drugs, and other health topics, this site has an extensive searchable medical encyclopedia with cool pictures and diagrams and a medical dictionary that gives spelling and pronunciation tips. It also offers health information in more than 40 languages.
The American Heart Association's patient portal on heart disease supplies information, tools, videos, recipes, exercise tips, and expert advice for patients with heart disease and their families. Patients will dig Heart360, an interactive way to manage their heart health by tracking their medications, blood pressure, weight, exercise, and diet.
The National Committee for Quality Assurance is a private, 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization dedicated to improving health care quality. Since its founding in 1990, NCQA has been a central figure in driving improvement throughout the health care system, helping to elevate the issue of health care quality to the top of the national agenda.