Disease Specific Associations


Consumer Health Websites

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention - CDC 

Accurate information on diseases, conditions, safety topics, and travelers' health

Effective Health Care Program 

Research summaries from AHRQ - the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality


Trusted medical advice from the American Academy of Family Physicians

Gale Databases 

Health Reference Center, Nursing and Allied Health Collection, newspapers, more.


For kids, teens, and parents about health, behavior, and development

Lab Tests Online 

Helps you understand your lab tests

Mayo Clinic 

Understandable information on diseases, conditions, medications and coping


Trusted health information from the National Library of Medicine

Merck Manual - Consumer Version 

Written in everyday language - includes images, audio, videos

MLA Top Health Websites 

Consumer and Patient Health Information Section (CAPHIS) of the Medical Library Association


Manage your bone and joint health - from the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons - includes exercises and conditioning programs

Physiotherapy Exercises for People with Injuries & Disabilities 

World Confederation for Physical Therapy partner

Speak Up Program 

Helps patients take an active role in preventing health care errors - from The Joint Commission


Find information on health conditions, wellness issues, and more in easy-to-read language

SALUD: Spanish Access to Literature / Uso Directo 

SALUD is a collaboration between the Chicago Department of Public Health and the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) Library of the Health Sciences and College of Nursing. The collaboration aims to bring appropriate Spanish & English language materials to the public.

Women's Health 

The Office on Women's Health (OWH) is part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The OWH website provides reliable information on women's health issues.