Top 12 Web Sites for Health Advice

If you've got a health question, try checking one of these great online sources.


| January 25, 2008


Can eating grapefruit really fight cancer? Do you need to drink eight glasses of water every day? When you have health questions, are you able to interpret the thousands of health Web sites that promote wonder cures, advice and diets? Most people aren't.

We all know it's wise to read information online with a skeptical eye and consider its source, but it's especially important when you're searching for health advice. The good news is that there are many reliable health sites out there — the 12 listed below are great resources to get you started down the path to wellness.

GENERAL HEALTH

Medline Plus
Hosted by U.S. National Library of Medicine and National Institutes of Health, this site has health information sorted by condition, plus a searchable drug and supplements database and a medical dictionary.

MayoClinic.com
Find practical information on diseases and healthy living, plus an 'Ask a Mayo Clinic Specialist' feature.

U.C. Berkeley Wellness Letter
Find archives for the University of California - Berkeley's 'Wellness Letter' newsletter, as well as other advice on nutrition, fitness and self care.





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