Google can be a very helpful tool when searching online for items to buy, see what’s trending in pop culture, or when scanning for news and sports articles. Google may not always be the best place to search for medical and health information. Some Google sites are biased and not necessarily research-based. For up-to-date health resource information try one of these websites to assist you in your search:

For a generic search:

https://medlineplus.gov Medline Plus –  Health and wellness topics, learn about prescription and over the counter medications, video tutorials, health quizzes and a medical encyclopedia

www.patienteducationcenter.orgHarvard Medical School – A great resource for health information, videos, articles and health tips

www.nih.gov National Institutes of Health – a department of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, “one of the world’s foremost medical research centers”.

www.nimh.nih.gov/index.shtml National Institute of Mental Health – Mental health resources, treatment options and educational information

www.drugs.com – An up-to-date source of drug information offering free, peer-reviewed, accurate, independent data on more than 24,000 prescription drugs, over-the-counter medications and natural products

www.womenshealth.govOffice of Women’s Health, Department of Health and Human Services – Women’s fitness and nutrition resource, pregnancy and birth control information, heart disease prevention and more…

www.mayoclinic.orgMayo Clinic – Find patient care and health information, request and appointment, medical research and education search options

www.cancer.net – Timely, comprehensive oncologist-approved information from the American Society of Clinical Oncologists. Provides research, advocacy and a network of cancer support for patients and caregivers

www.cancer.gov National Cancer Institute -  The nation’s leader in cancer research, lookup cancer terminology, information about specific cancers, treatment and clinical trials information

www.heart.orgAmerican Heart Association -  Support and education for heart disease, congestive heart failure (CHF), etc., recommendations for healthy living and current news related to cardiac health

www.acc.orgAmerican College of Cardiology – Here you will find the latest information on cardiology findings and studies

www.scholar.google.com – Google does offer a search engine option for those searching for scholarly papers, and medical journal articles. Some journal articles do require a fee but there are several that are available at no cost.