Below is a collection of vetted and reliable websites to gather health information. Some have general health information and others are more specialized about a particular condition, treatment, or topic. Clicking on these links will take you out of the Lurie Children’s website and open a new tab.
The best “first stop” for consumer health information from the National Library of Medicine and the National Institute of Health.
Includes a medical encyclopedia, videos, information on drugs and supplements, links to health organizations and associations, health topics and clinical trials, and access to the database PubMed to find medical literature.
Includes a page specifically designed for children to use.
International database of journals covering medicine, dentistry, nursing, allied health, and veterinary science.
Use this resource to find scholarly journal articles on medical topics.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) | cdc.gov
Website for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, an organization that seeks to promote health and prevent disease and other health threats through research, promotion of healthy behaviors and environments, and advocacy for sound public health policies.
The website can be used as a resource for a variety of health and safety topics along with current outbreaks and current health events.
Topics may include information about diseases and conditions, healthy living, emergency preparedness, violence and safety, environmental health, workplace safety and health, travelers’ health, data and statistics including morbidity and mortality, and much more.
Trusted source of medical information including guides on hundreds of diseases and conditions, possible causes for symptoms, information on drugs and supplements, tests and procedures, and healthy living.
This website is supported by the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP).
They provide health information for the whole family – from newborns to seniors. It includes sections on specific diseases and conditions, health and wellness tools, pregnancy, as well as immunizations and other ways to manage your health.
MCH Library: The Maternal & Child Health Library at Georgetown University | mchlibrary.info
This digital library includes resource guides on a variety of topics related to maternal and child health.
Topics include breastfeeding, child development, dating violence resources for adolescents, autism spectrum disorders, and nutrition, among others.
Information about genetic conditions and the effects of genetic variations on human health.
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration | samhsa.gov
A U.S. Department of Health and Human services site, featuring resources on substance abuse and mental health.
Resources include information on substance abuse or mental health treatment and prevention, family guidance and support, and online publications.
Also available en Español and other languages.
American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP) | aacap.org
The American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry’s website has a section devoted to supporting family and children.
It includes resources for finding a psychiatrist, a resource center and online library, and a “Facts for Families” information hub to learn more about issues that affect children, teenagers, and their families.