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Health & Medical Sites

RefSeek's guide to the 25 best online resources for medical reference. With few exceptions the sites below are available for free and without registration.

  • American Cancer Society
    Fighting cancer with research, education, patient care, and rehabilitation.
    cancer.org
  • CDC
    Fights disease and supports communities and citizens to do the same.
    cdc.gov
  • Department of Health and Human Services
    Principal agency for protecting the health of U.S. citizens.
    hhs.gov
  • Drugs.com
    Easy-to-read drug information and useful online tools including a pill identifier.
    drugs.com
  • Epocrates
    Point of care diagnostic and treatment information for doctors. Subscription required.
    epocrates.com
  • Everyday Health
    Personalized health advice, tools, and communities.
    everydayhealth.com
  • Hardin MD
    Thousands of links to high quality health information and photos.
    hardinmd.lib.uiowa.edu
  • Healthline
    Condition and procedure topics, symptom checker, and pill identifier.
    healthline.com
  • Mayo Clinic
    Award-winning medical and health information for healthy living.
    mayoclinic.org
  • Medi Lexicon
    Search over 200,000 medical terms, ICD-10 codes, hospitals, and more.
    medilexicon.com
  • MedicineNet
    Authoritative medical information for consumers.
    medicinenet.com - Also see: Med Terms
  • Medline Plus
    Diseases, symptoms, injuries, and more with photographs and illustrations.
    medlineplus.gov
  • Medpage Today
    Latest clinical and policy coverage geared towards health care professionals.
    medpagetoday.com
  • Medscape
    Medical information for specialists, physicians, and industry professionals.
    medscape.com
  • Merck Manuals
    The world's most widely-used medical guides, available online.
    merckmanuals.com
  • NIH
    Focal point for medical research in the United States.
    nih.gov
  • OpenMD
    Health search engine spanning thousands of medical organizations and government databases.
    openmd - Also see: Health Site Directory
  • RxList
    Drug information for consumers and medical health professionals.
    rxlist.com
  • UpToDate
    Evidence-based clinical decision support resource for health care providers.
    uptodate.com
  • WebMD
    Thousands of medical entries from abdomen to zygote.
    webmd.com

Doctor Reviews

  • CareDash
    Provider ratings and patient reviews. Make informed decisions about your health.
    caredash.com
  • Castle Connoly
    Top doctors based on peer nomination and review by a physician-directed research team.
    castleconnolly.com
  • Health Grades
    Details on provider's experience, patient satisfaction and hospital quality.
    healthgrades.com
  • U.S. News Health
    Directory includes 750,000+ physicians and surgeons.
    health.usnews.com
  • Vitals
    Find, rate or check up on a doctor in the United States. Search by location, specialty or ailment.
    vitals.com
  • Zocdoc
    Find a doctor and book an appointment. Read verified doctor reviews and ratings by patients.
    zocdoc.com

Medical Journals

  • BioMed Central
    Provides open access to hundreds of peer-reviewed medical journals.
    biomedcentral.com
  • Free Medical Journals
    Site that promotes and links to free full-text medical journals and resources.
    freemedicaljournals.com - Also see: Free Medical Books
  • JAMA
    The most widely circulated peer-reviewed medical journal in the world.
    jamanetwork.com
  • New England Journal of Medicine
    Publishes new medical research findings, review articles, and editorial opinion.
    nejm.org
  • PubMed Central
    Free digital archive of biomedical and life sciences journal literature.
    ncbi.nlm.nih.gov

Child and Teen Health

  • Girls Health
    Reliable, supportive health information for girls ages 10 to 16.
    girlshealth.gov
  • Partnership for a Drug Free America
    Answers and guidance on drug abuse, prevention, and treatment.
    drugfree.org
  • Pregnancy Helpline
    Education and information for those experiencing pregnancy related issues.
    thehelpline.org
  • Teen Health
    Honest information and advice about health, relationships, and growing up.
    kidshealth.org/teen