Staying Informed: Online Health Resources for Your Family

Trustworthy health information is essential to help your family plan and prepare for the upcoming year. Recently, the Library hosted a virtual conversation with a medical librarian from Oakland University’s William Beaumont School of Medicine and a practicing family medicine physician.

These recommended resources can help you keep your family up to date on the latest public health information. The resources listed below include sites for both parents and children.

Medline Plus Logo
From the NIH/National Library of Medicine

The #1 recommended website for free health information on all diseases, conditions, drugs, herbs, diet, exercise, and more! It also links out to other reliable resources, and includes health summaries in over 40 language.

CDC Logo
From the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services

This is the go-to resource for COVID-19 information. Recommendations are constantly updated to reflect the latest research and finding. Helpful pages include “How to talk to kids about COVID” and “Helping kids cope during COVID.”

KidsHealth logo
From the Nemour Foundation

Health information for parents and for their kids written at appropriate age levels. See the “For Kids” tab for information written specifically for kids.

Mayo Clinic Logo
From the Mayo Clinic Hospital

Free online website with information on diseases and conditions for patients.

Up To Date Logo
From a medical publisher, Wolters Kluwer

One of the top medical information resources used by doctors, UpToDate’s free patient information portal provides simple summaries on common diseases and conditions.

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