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MedlinePlus.gov “MedlinePlus is the National Institutes of Health’s Web site for patients and their families and friends. Produced by the National Library of Medicine, it brings you information about diseases, conditions, and wellness issues in language you can understand. You can use MedlinePlus to learn about the latest treatments, look up information on a drug or supplement, find out the meanings of words, or view medical videos or illustrations. You can also get links to the latest medical research on your topic or find out about clinical trials on a disease or condition.”

Health and Wellness Resource Center A database available through the Digital Maine Library, the Health and Wellness Resource Center is a comprehensive consumer health resource that provides authoritative information on the full range of health-related issues,

GetBetterMaine “Maine’s Guide to Quality Healthcare” – Reporting quality information on Maine doctors and hospitals, the Maine Health Management Coalition Foundation (MHMC-F) hopes to empower the public to make informed decisions about the care they receive. Find comparisons of doctors, hospitals and find health resources.

KeepMEWell Use this tool to find out what you can do to improve your health and stay well. Assess Your Health Risk quickly and receieve 3 reports that will help you take action and find local support. Learn where and how to find low cost healthcare services.

KidsHealth is the most-visited site on the Web for information about health, behavior, and development from before birth through the teen years.

Alternative Medicine/Complimentary Health The National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM) is the leading agency for scientific research on complementary and alternative medicine.

 

What should you look for when evaluating the quality of health information on Web sites? Here are some suggestions at MedlinePlus Guide to Healthy Web Surfing.

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