Mayo Clinic Medical Information website
MayoClinic.com offers a wealth of easy-to-understand health and medical information, including Look Up a Symptom. In addition to diseases and conditions, the site has a number of healthy living guides and helpful resources such as Health Tools, Treatment Decision Guides, blogs and pod casts, and Ask a Specialist feature. Mayo Clinic experts review web site content for accuracy.
Look Up a Symptom
What's causing your foot pain? Why does your child's throat hurt? And what should you do about it? Use this guide to discover the most common causes of the most common symptoms.
Look Up Diseases and Conditions
Get information on specific diseases by" A to Z" or go to a "Disease or Condition Center" where there is detailed information about the illness (depression, for example).)
Look Up Information About Drugs and Supplements
Type in the name of your drug or supplement and get information about dosing, side effects, indications, etc. Go to Drug Costs
to get comparative information about drug pricing.
Medicines Made Easy - AARP brochure with Information & Resources
The "Medicines Made Easy" brochure is a free publication from AARP. It helps you to ask your doctor questions so that you better understand why your doctor wants you to take them, how best to get useful information from your pharmacist, how to lower drug costs including alternative less expensive drugs for particular problems (Consumer Reports site above also does this, as does the AARP site at www.aarp.org/health/comparedrugs), and how to manage your medicines. This brochure is a PDF file and only accessible if you have high speed internet.
How to Live Healthy
Explore health information based on your age, male/female, or conditions you want to confront such as stress, trouble sleeping or obesity.
Minimize Drug, Lab, and Testing Costs
Information about comparative drug costs, plus options for lab work and medical tests.