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Subject: Health web sites
Category: Health
Asked by: lalres-ga
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Posted: 25 Sep 2002 13:29 PDT
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Question ID: 69025
Which academic medical centers and major hospitals besides the Mayo
Clinic  have current health information on their websites that consumers
can access for free?

Request for Question Clarification by voila-ga on 25 Sep 2002 14:27 PDT
Are you interested in a specific specialty or are you looking for more
general patient education pertaining to recent medical advances?  The
list would indeed be quite lengthy as most institutions carry a
modicum of consumer information on their websites.  I'd be happy to
put together a list of perhaps the top 25 AMC/hospitals if that would
meet your needs.  Please advise if you have a particular focus, i.e.,
cancer (M.D. Anderson, etc.).  Thanks for the additional
Subject: Re: Health web sites
Answered By: voila-ga on 25 Sep 2002 21:35 PDT
Hola lalres,

I approached your question by retrieving a list that I'd seen recently
on  In the search field, I entered "Best
Hospitals 2002."  This U.S. News and World Report, 13th Annual
Edition, ranks 205 hospitals in the country on a variety of criteria
-- reputation, mortality, nurse:bed ratio, hospice/palliative care
facilities, etc., and  you can find the entire list here:

Since the majority of these hospitals are teaching institutions,
they're in the business of education -- both for medical students and
patients -- so you will find a wealth of information at each of these

Johns Hopkins Hospital - Baltimore

Mayo Clinic - Rochester 

Cleveland Clinic - Cleveland

Massachusetts General - Boston

UCLA Medical Center - Los Angeles

Duke University Medical Center - Durham

University of Calif. - San Francisco

University of Michigan - Ann Arbor

Barnes-Jewish Hospital - St. Louis

Brigham & Women's Hospital - Boston 

University of Washington - Seattle

New York Presbyterian - New York 

University of Pennsylvania - Philadelphia

Stanford University Hospital - Palo Alto

University of Chicago 

University of Pittsburgh Medical Center - Pittsburgh

Vanderbilt University Hospital and Clinics -  Nashville

There was, of course, quite a bit of overlap when breaking the best
hospitals per subspecialty, so I chose one or two hospitals ranked in
the top 15 not mentioned above.

M.D. Anderson Cancer Center - Houston

Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center - New York

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute - Boston

Mt. Sinai Medical Center - New York

University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics - Iowa City

Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary - Boston

Bascom Palmer Eye Institute - Miami

Yale-New Haven Hospitals - New Haven

Parkland Memorial Hospital - Dallas

Texas Heart Institute/St. Luke's Episcopal - Houston

Emory University Hospital - Atlanta 

University of Virginia Health Sciences Center - Charlottesville

University of Colorado Health Sciences Center - Denver

Methodist Hospital - Houston

Hospital for Special Surgery - New York

Children's Hospital - Boston

Menninger Clinic - Topeka

Rehabilitation Institute - Chicago

National Jewish Center - Denver

University of Alabama - Birmingham

Indiana University and Methodist Hospitals 

This should get you started on your medical education but if you
require anything further or information about a specialty not
mentioned, please ask for a clarification.  Thanks ever so much for
using Google Answers.

Good health to you,

Clarification of Answer by voila-ga on 29 Sep 2002 15:14 PDT
Here are a few more links (in random order) that I hope you'll find
useful.  These additional sites are on a variety of health-related
topics and at various levels of understanding -- from a novice
healthcare consumer to a savvy medical researcher.  Note:  There is
probably quite a bit of redundant linkage in the "resource" area.

Helpguide for Eldercare:

Medical References for Non-Medical Librarians

Laurus Health:

Health Scout:

Academic Information/Health & Medicine/Consumer Health:

Resource Central:

Body 1:

Dr. Pen:

National Cancer Institute:

The Ferguson Report:

Health Grades:


Your Surgery:

Family Practice:

Gray's Anatomy:

Herb Med:

Pain Information Resources:

Virtual Hospital:

Best Doctors:

Disability Resources:

The Health Network:

The Spine Doctor:

Eye Resources:

Chicago Institute of Neurosurgery/Neuroresearch:

Search Engine/Health:

M.D. Advice Library:

OMED Health Links:

Planet Herbs Links:

Martindale's Health Sciences Guide:

American Medical Association:

Doctor's Guide:

Cliniweb International:,78


The Lancet:

American College of Physicians Online:

New England Journal of Medicine:

Johns Hopkins Atlas of Human Functional Anatomy:

Medicine Net:

Consumer and Patient Health Information Section:

Veritas Medicine:



Health International Hyperlinks: 

Subject: Re: Health web sites
From: sublime1-ga on 25 Sep 2002 13:46 PDT

A quick search for the terms
hospital homepage "health information"
returned 20,500 hits:

Of course, that includes a few animal hospitals...  :)
Subject: Re: Health web sites
From: maldacht-ga on 26 Sep 2002 11:07 PDT
An academic health sciences consortium has created to pull together health information so that
individual instutions do not have to.  You may also want to look at which is a metahealth information
site from the academic health sciences institution perspective.
Subject: Re: Health web sites
From: var-ga on 26 Sep 2002 14:58 PDT
Hi lalres, 

For general health-related topics, Even though its not a
hospital or a medical center, its still a good source for that kind of
information. Their website is:

"..WebMD Corporation: the leader in providing services that help
physicians, consumers, providers and health plans navigate the
complexity of the healthcare system.."
Taken from :

Hope thats helpful too!
Subject: Re: Health web sites
From: bentoth-ga on 31 Oct 2002 09:12 PST
Have a look over the pond, at NHS Direct Online
Subject: Re: Health web sites
From: niall_wogan-ga on 15 Jul 2003 15:28 PDT
one of the best sources of ACCURATE health information can be found at
the world's 2nd most visited alternative health website:

Make sure to use the extremely useful google search it incorporates.

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