Before You Google ...
These websites are suggested by Mid-Columbia Medical Center doctors for
reliable, understandable and up-to-date health information.
www.cdc.gov Centers for Disease Control information on diseases, healthy living, traveler's
health and much more. English/Spanish
www.familydoctor.org For clear and concise patient hand-outs on common health conditions from
the American Academy of Family Physicians. English/Spanish
www.healthfinder.gov Health Finder's "Health A-Z" provides information on over
1,600 different health topics. English/Spanish
www.healthychildren.org American Academy of Pediatrics information on child & teen health
www.kidshealth.org Kid's Health has information on child and teen health, behavior and
development written for parents, teens, and kids. English/Spanish
www.mayoclinic.com From the Mayo Clinic with easy-to-understand health information, including
health tools, biogs and pod casts.
www.medlineplus.gov Medline Plus from the National Library of Medicine offers health and drug
information as well as videos and interactive tools on many conditions.
www.nia.nih.gov National Institute on Aging offers information about healthy aging and
topics important to seniors and their families. Topics include nutrition,
diseases and conditions, and fitness. English/Spanish
www.nichd.nih.gov National Institute of Child Health & Human Development has information on all
types of child development issues and downloadable publications including
some information in Spanish.
These websites are intended to provide general health information. You
should discuss with your health care provider questions about your specific
symptoms and personal health.