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Consumer Health Information

Consumer health information is information on health and medical topics available to the general public at the lay person level. Not all information on the web is credible, timely, or accurate. This guide contains consumer health websites with quality information.

MedlinePlus is an online health information resource for patients and their families and friends. It is a service of the National Library of Medicine (NLM), the world's largest medical library, which is part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). MedlinePlus offers health information in multiple languages.

Easy-to-understand answers about diseases and conditions. is operated by the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP), a national medical organization representing more than 133,500 physicians and medical students.

Thousands of topics in all medical fields authored by hundreds of top medical experts. 

The Medical Library Association's (MLA) list of consumer health websites, including mental health, LGBTQIA+, diabetes, cancer, rare diseases, vaccines, parenting, senior health, complementary and integrative medicine, and more.