Top 4 Medical Information Websites

The Best Medical Search Engine Websites

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Looking up medical information can be a sensitive task, so it's important to use websites that can provide truthful information backed by science and research. Below is a hand-picked list of our favorite sites full of helpful medical information.

Use these medical search engines to find answers to your medical questions, get more information about various health topics, or just to learn about something new.

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One of the most popular and trusted sources you can find medical information online is through WebMD. It's a one-stop medical information site with loads of information.

Their Symptom Checker is just one reason it sits at the top of this list. Fill out basic information like your gender and age, and then use the body map to pick where on your body the symptoms are occurring. From there, you get to see any possible conditions that are causing those symptoms.

WebMD also has lots of interesting interactive calculators, quizzes, and other fun stuff to help you understand medical information a bit more easily. On top of those is the Living Healthy page full of healthy recipes, a food planner, and more.

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Pubmed logo

PubMed is a really, really extensive medical search engine/database that's a service of the National Library of Medicine. Over 20 million MEDLINE articles and journal citations are available here to search through.

PubMed is a website that lots of scientific articles link to, which helps solidify its validity. Depending on what you're reading, you can view an abstract or full-text version of the article, and some are even available for purchase.

Here are just a few of the resources you can browse through at PubMed: DNA and RNA, homology, literature, variation, data and software, chemicals and bioassays, and genes and expression.

PubMed also has how-to guides in those categories and more to help you find exactly what you're looking for.

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HealthLine logo

Healthline has several really interesting tools and resources that you can use for free at any time, and the categories through which you can browse the articles are really easy to understand.

Here are some example topics: acid reflux, IBS, psoriasis, pregnancy, STDs, depression, allergies, chronic pain, COPD, cold and flu, hypertension, and high cholesterol.

Some of Healthline's unique features include its physician-filtered results, health news, symptom checker, "The Human Body" guide, pill identifier, and diabetes blog.

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HealthFinder logo

This is a great medical and health information site put together by the US Department of Health and Human Services. You can browse through hundreds of health-related organizations, and the search process is extremely user-friendly and relevant.

HealthFinder can help you learn more about diseases and other conditions like obesity, HIV and STDs, diabetes, heart health, and cancer. There are over 120 health topics you can browse through.

The myhealthfinder tool asks you your gender and age and then gives you information about what doctors recommend for someone that fits that description.

You also get tips and information on everyday healthy living and physical activity suggestions.