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Recommended consumer health sites

Many of the sited listed below are from the Medical Library Association's recommendations for the best consumer health sites. These are listed in alphabetical order.

For more specific consumer health sites (such as women's health, senior health, etc.), see

Other resources (in alphabetical order)

Mobile health apps

Health and wellness apps (also called mHealth) for mobile devices such as smartphones and tables include those that support diet and exercise programs, pregnancy trackers, behavioral and mental health coaches, symptom checkers, sleep and relaxation aids, and personal disease or chronic condition managers.

The FDA (Federal Drug Administration) regulates apps that qualify as medical devices -- anything used to diagnose, treat or prevent a medical condition such as glucose monitoring devices. At present there is no oversight on other kinds of health and wellness apps.

Consult the following resources for app reviews and recommendations.

Plain Language Medical Dictionary

The Plain Language Medical Dictionary widget is a project of the University of Michigan Taubman Health Sciences Library as part of the Michigan Health Literacy Awareness project.

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