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Key Health Information Websites
Medline Plushttps://medlineplus.gov. MedlinePlus is the National Institutes of Health’s website for patients and their families and friends. Produced by the National Library of Medicine, it offers reliable, up-to-date health information for free. It is recommended as a starting place for all health information searches.
NC Health Infohttps://nchealthinfo.org. NC Health Info is a website created by the Health Sciences Library at UNC-Chapel Hill and librarians from around the state. It includes health information on a variety of topics. NC Health Info also includes information on how to find low and no-cost treatment options and directories of providers and services in North Carolina.
KidsHealthhttps://kidshealth.org/en/kids & TeensHealth https://kidshealth.org/en/teens. KidsHealth and TeensHealth from Nemours Children’s Health System provide doctor-reviewed and easy-to-follow articles, videos, and health tools on health topics. The website contains separate sections for parents, kids, and teens.
Source: Terri Ottosen, MLIS, AHIP; Community Engagement and Health Literacy Librarian; Health Sciences Library, UNC - Chapel Hill
AHRQ Question Builder App https://www.ahrq.gov/patient-safety/question-builder.html. The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) created the Question Builder App to help you prepare for your next health care appointment. Use the app to select from a list of suggested questions, then send the questions to your email or to your calendar. You can also view a list of questions your doctor might ask you and save your answers so you are prepared for your appointment.