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The following are links to credible sources of information on a variety of adult health issues.   Some websites are targeted more to professionals, others to the public and some to both.  Many of the websites provide information in Spanish as well as in English.  Please note that SAM’s RESOURCES does not specifically endorse and is not responsible for the content of any of these outside links. 


Medscape is a part of the WebMD Health Professional Network.  This website offers health professionals timely, relevant and comprehensive medical information with the mission of improving patient care.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Website offers a wide variety of credible health information on healthy living, diseases, emergency preparedness, injury and violence prevention, food safety, environmental health, travelers’ health information, and workplace safety.  Information geared to the needs of individuals, public health professionals and health care providers.  Information is available in Spanish and other languages, as well as in English.

Mayo Clinic Medical Information

Mayo Clinic is the world’s first and largest not-for-profit medical clinic. A part of the Mayo Clinic’s mission is to serve as a reliable source of health information.  Website provides information and tools on the management on diseases and conditions, drugs and supplements, and healthy living.  Also provided is information on drugs and supplements and a drug watch archive, as well as information on complementary and alternative medicine.  Information is in English only.

Medline Plus

This is a service of the U.S. National Library of Medicine and the National Institute of Health that offers authoritative and up-to-date information on more than 740 diseases and health conditions for health professionals and consumers.   The website provides information on prescription and over-the-counter medicines, herbs and supplements.  It also offers an illustrated medical encyclopedia and interactive tutorials.  Some information is also offered in Spanish.


Owned and operated by WebMD, this website provides articles on health written by physicians for patients and the general public.  Articles address issues on 80 plus topics, including first aid and emergencies, medical issues, lifestyle and wellness.

Owned and operated by WebMD, this website is a clinical knowledge database, containing over 6,500 articles on diseases and disorders written by physicians for physicians and other healthcare professionals. 

Family Doctor

This is a consumer-oriented website providing health information for the whole family that is produced by the American Academy of Family Physicians.  Topics include health conditions A to Z, over-the-counter meds, and the special health issues of women, men, children and seniors.  Information is also available in Spanish. 

National Alliance on Mental Illness

This website provides information on all aspects of mental illness: treatment, recovery, research and public policy.

National Alzheimer’s Association

The Alzheimer’s Association is a leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer’s care, support and resources.  The website offers a variety of services for patients and families living with Alzheimer’s disease, including information booklets, in English and in Spanish, which may be downloaded and printed, on all aspects of the disease, treatment and care giving.  News updates, a 24 hour national helpline, and an online support group (message board) are also provided.


The Helpguide, a non-profit project of the Rotary Club of Santa Monica and the Center for Healthy Aging, focuses on mental and emotional health for adults.  Website also addresses aging issues for seniors.

American Cancer Society

The American Cancer Society website provides
information and resources for the treatment of cancer, as well as education on healthy lifestyle choices that can help reduce the risk of cancer.

National Cancer Institute

Information, in English and in Spanish, on causes of cancer, risk factors, prevention, screening, diagnosis, and treatment, including information on clinical trials.

National Diabetes Information Clearinghouse (NDIC)

NDIC is a service of the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases and the National Institute of Health.  It was established to increase understanding of diabetes and its management among patients, health care professionals and the general public.  Website offers information on diabetes A to Z, treatments, complications, statistics and additional resources.  Patient education handouts, in English and in Spanish, are available to download.

American Diabetes Association

This website provides a wide variety of information on all aspects of diabetes for the public and for health professionals.  Information is available in English and in Spanish.

National Diabetes Education Program

Clinical practice tools and patient education materials on diabetes, designed for use by school personnel and business, as well as health professionals, are available to download from this website.  Information is also available in Spanish.

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Updated January 2017 

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