We are often asked about sources of medical information on the internet. The sites below provide reliable information on a variety of medical subjects:
This is an excellent source of general medical information, including references for further reading on new diagnoses and information on managing chronic conditions.
National Institute of Health
This site is also a good starting point for research on medical issues, and includes the useful index Health Topics A-Z.
The National Library of Medicine
Managed by the NIH, this site is a useful starting point for research on medical topics.
The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force
The site for this organization provides continually updated information on preventive medicine, including which screening tests are appropriate at specific ages.
Travelers' Health (CDC)
A useful complement to our immunization service, this site provides comprehensive advice on reducing the risk of infection while traveling abroad.
Clinical Trials (NIH)
This is a reference site for clinical trials which are currently enrolling participants. The site includes specific information on the studies as well as criteria for participation.
Virginia Advance Medical Directive
This is a printable version of the Virginia Advance Medical Directive from the Virginia State Bar's Web site.