How to find the best medical information online

Jim Miller gives advice on which are the best websites for trustworthy health information.
BY JIM MILLER For The Oklahoman Published: July 30, 2013
; Owned by the Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research, this site is produced by more than 3,300 physicians, scientists and researchers from Mayo Clinic, and provides in-depth, easy-to-understand information on hundreds of diseases and conditions, drugs and supplements, tests and procedures. It also offers a nifty “Symptom Checker” tool and “First-Aid Guide,” along with medical blogs, expert answers, videos and links to additional resources.

Disease-specific sites

There are also dozens of other sites dedicated to specific diseases and conditions. Here are some top-rated sites:

Cancer: American Cancer Society (, National Cancer Institute (, Association of Cancer Online Resources ( and Cancer Care (

Heart disease: American Heart Association (, National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute ( and Congenital Heart Information Network (

Diabetes: American Diabetes Association (, National Diabetes Education Program (, Joslin Diabetes Center (, and Diabetes Monitor (

Alzheimer's disease: Alzheimer's Association (, Fisher Center for Alzheimer's Research Foundation (, and

Send your senior questions to: Savvy Senior, P.O. Box 5443, Norman, OK 73070, or visit Jim Miller is a contributor to NBC's “Today” show, KFOR-TV and is author of “The Savvy Senior” book.

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