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Best of the Web: Medical Resources
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Select Diseases & Conditions to choose a disease and link to information about clinical trials, statistics, podcasts, current research projects and links to other resources.
Government database of clinical research studies across the U.S. Under the Resource area, see Understanding Clinical Trials for general information about participants, protocols, informed consent, benefits and risks, and more.
Merck Manuals Online
A good starting point for basic information including etiology, symptoms, diagnosis, treatment and outlook.
National Institutes of Health
Start with Conditions/Diseases section to browse and find links to government and other high quality internet sources of information.
A specialized search engine for evidence-based research. Search for a disease or condition and indentify articles, standards, and more. If you cannot locate the full-text of an article, search the A-Z database
(use the journal title) or request through interlibrary loan
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