Where to Find the Best Medical Advice Online

One in three patients research their symptoms before talking to the doctor. If you’re among them, try these.


The Los Angeles Times has suggestions…

Several doctors recommended MedlinePlus, sponsored by the National Institutes of Health and managed by the U.S. National Library of Medicine. It has easy-to-read and understandable definitions and explanations of diseases, drugs and supplements. Each entry is accompanied by links to other sites and research deemed trustworthy by the medical archivists.

Dr. Wendy Sue Swanson, a pediatrician at Seattle Children’s Hospital, tells her patients to check the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website and the American Academy of Pediatrics‘ website for peer-reviewed medical information.

They also share the Medical Library Association’s list.

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