If you’re not sure what you’re looking for and want a list of reliable health websites that you can turn to whenever you want, we’ve compiled a list to help you out! Here are the best health websites for patients. Remember, you can always use the Information Request if you want hand-picked information from a qualified health librarian.
Produced by the U.S. National Library of Medicine and trusted by healthcare professionals and medical librarians alike.
The Mayo Clinic
One of the best hospitals in the United States has created a patient website with information on conditions, treatment options, laboratory and diagnostic tests, clinical trials, and much more.
The Merck Manual for the Consumer
A trusted medical manual that made its debut in 1899, now in an easy-to-read format for patients like you.
From the Government of British Columbia, reliable health information, including Canadian standards of treatment and decision-making tools.
Medications and Drugs
Browse an A-Z list of medications used to treat different symptoms and conditions.
Enter the name of the drug or the condition it is meant to treat. Check the drug side effects, dosing guidelines, and much more.
Expert advice and recipes and menu planning resources from the Dieticians of Canada.
A website from the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics with recipes, nutritional facts and meal planning for specific conditions.
Canada’s Food Guide
The Government of Canada’s Food Guide, with guidelines on reading food labels, vitamin intake, and processed foods.
Exercise and Physical Activity
A team of healthcare professionals including dietitians, nutritionists, and personal trainers bringing you exercise information reviewed by physicians.
Visit the exercise library, containing over 1900 exercises, print workout templates whether you’re a beginner or a fitness pro, and take advantage of the fitness calculators to get a healthier you!
Sinai Patient Education Pavilion
The SinaiPEP website was created by the librarians at the Mount Sinai Hospital and Bridgepoint Active Healthcare to help patients and their families find reliable and relevant health information.
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