What other government-supported websites does FDA recommend as reliable sources for health-related information?
The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and its 11 operating divisions—including FDA—deal with important health issues. Each of them maintains a website full of valuable consumer information. See www.HHS.gov for information and links the agencies and related sites, including:
- Flu.gov — Read the latest information about seasonal flu symptoms and treatment, as well as a flu vaccine finder from the HHS.
- Cancer.gov — Provides accurate, up-to-date, comprehensive cancer information from the National Cancer Institute, the U.S. government's principal agency for cancer research.
- ClinicalTrials.gov — Provides regularly updated information about federally and privately supported clinical trials on a website supported by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) National Library of Medicine.
- NIHSeniorHealth.gov — Get the latest health and wellness information for seniors through this website supported by NIH.
- AIDS.gov —Read information about prevention, testing, treatment, and research on HIV/AIDS through this HHS-managed website.
- CDC.gov — Get the latest information on outbreaks of infectious and foodborne disease, environmental health, occupational safety and health, health promotion, injury prevention and education from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
- MedlinePlus — Find information about prescription drugs and dietary supplements; a medical encyclopedia, and a medical dictionary in more than 40 languages on this NIH-supported website.