Arranged by medical topic, this title discusses health, diet and exercise, reducing stress, safety, first aid, caregiving, children's and adolescent health, diseases and disorders of all kinds, and care of teeth and gums.
MedlinePlus offers accessible and reliable information on health conditions and wellness, a medical dictionary and encyclopedia, health information in many languages, extensive drug information, and health research news. MedlinePlus is produced by the U.S. National Library of Medicine (NLM), and is an excellent starting place.
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) Health Information website includes information on clinical trials, health information hotlines, and NIH publications. Health conditions are explored for particular groups and populations, and can be browsed by bodily location.
The UCSF Medical Center website features information on health research at UCSF, medical tests and patient education materials, an A-Z guide on conditions and treatments, and assistance with finding health providers and requesting appointments.
Produced by the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP), the FamilyDoctor website features health information for women, men, parents and children, seniors, and an A-Z guide to health conditions. A Smart Patient Guide helps with a variety of topics including insurance, and an Over-the-Counter Guide looks at non-prescription medications.
The Mayo Clinic website offers extensive information on diseases and health conditions, symptoms and their possible causes, drugs and supplements, tests and procedures, first aid and self-care, and healthy lifestyles.
This blog summarizes recent health updates from health and wellness newsletters. Further health and wellness resources are available at the physical location of the UCSF Patient Health Library at the UCSF Medical Center at Mount Zion, 1600 Divisadero Street, San Francisco, on the 1st floor of the Hospital Building.