FIVE RECOMMENDED SITES FOR PATIENTS

With so many different websites out there available, all claiming expertise in the arena of health, we set about finding the five most reputable.

MAYO CLINIC

As a resource, this is one of the most highly recommended websites on the internet.

If you are trying to find out about a health condition, then you could do worse than turn to them.

The Mayo clinic is a medical group, which is not for profit and has many facilities in the United States.

Their headquarters are based in Rochester, Minnesota. As well as being a highly respected medical institution, the organization also has a website, which is widely regarded as being authoritative.

Articles on this site have the correct citations and are peer reviewed, making them a more reliable source than many other sites available.

We would rank this site as our go-to page, to first investigate any issues.

 

MEDSCAPE

Medscape are the prime site for medical professionals. They feature news stories and other relevant information, for physicians and health care workers of all stripes.

As well as reporting on news and topical medical stories, they offer analysis on these events.

If you want to keep up to date with current trends and affairs in medicine, this is the place to do it. But it is also a useful resource for reading up about clinical trials and drug information.

The website is free to access, but does require registration.

HEALTHY CHILDREN

Healthychildren.org is a parent led website, which incorporates the knowledge of paediatricians and other child professionals.

It covers all aspects of child rearing and all the frequent issues that can arise.

It is easy to read and doesn’t scare off parents with over academic language, but nor does it patronize them either.

We would place it as our top choice for anything related to child health.

WOMEN’S HEALTH

Womenshealth.gov is actually a government backed website which is produced by the Department of Health and Human Services in the United States.

This is essential reading for any woman, with a query about her health. It provides the facts, firstly and foremost and will not link to anything that is not reputable.

We find it particularly useful for the further reading, understanding and support for women’s cancers.

 

YOUR DISEASE RISK

Yourdiseaserisk.com is an educational resource created by a leading Harvard doctor and run by the Siteman Cancer Center and Washington University School of Medicine.

This gives advice on preventative steps, with regards to various types of cancer and other health conditions.

Primarily these are diabetes, stroke, bronchitis, heart disease, emphysema and osteoporosis.

It also offers users the chance to see how they score on the risks for developing these conditions.