Before reading information on a website, ask yourself: Can I Trust It?

Use the tools from the National Network of Medical Libraries to evaluate health websites.

General Health Information

  • MedlinePlus  (consumer oriented database/website of health information from the National Library of Medicine and the National Institutes of Health, also available in Spanish and in over 40 other languages - includes videos, slide presentations, and easy-to-read texts for visually impaired)
  • Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Family Health   -consumer health education section of CDC for children,teenagers, and for parents
  • HealthReach  links to health information in many languages provided by the National Institute of Health and the National Library of Medicine

Health Information for Specific Population Groups

  • National Institute on Aging   NIH database of health and life style-related information for seniors
  • NICU Resources for Parents - books and handouts available in Lee Health libraries & links to pertinent websites.
  • Office of Minority Health - U.S. Department of Health and Human Services's database of health and medication information, health care services, preventive medicine, tutorials, videos, etc. in English and in Spanish

Health Information for Specific Conditions

Medications and Supplements

  • Drug Information Portal - information about brand and generic drugs from the National Library of Medicine
  • PillBox   website developed to aid in the identification of unknown pills (oral solid dosage form medications). It combines images of pills with appearance and other information to enable users to visually search for and identify oral solid dosage form medications. Once a pill has been identified, additional information is provided, including brand/generic name, ingredients, and the National Drug File identification number. Links are provided to NLM drug information resources, such as drug labels from DailyMed and the Drug Information Portal, which searches NIH and FDA drug information resources.
  • Dietary Supplement Label Database   full label derived information from dietary supplement products marketed in the U.S. with a Web-based user interface that provides ready access to label information including warning notes - from the National Library of Medicine
    Note: The information in the DSLD reflects what manufacturers print on their labels. The information is not corrected. The values and claims are not reviewed for compliance with official regulations.
  • National Institute of Health - Office of Dietary Supplements- facts about weight loss dietary supplements including evidence-based rating on effectiveness of the products.

Food, Nutrition, and Diet Resources

Cosmetics & Household Products Safety

  • Household Products Database - Health & safety information on household products including house maintenance, personal care, pet care, products names, manufacturers, ingredients, health effects - from the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services
  • FDA: US Food and Drugs Administration- searchable by product category, selected cosmetic ingredients, or by a potential contaminants

Local Support Groups and Other Resources

Libraries in all Lee Health Hospitals are open to the public. Click here for locations and hours.


Page last updated: August 31, 2018