Health & Medicine

Looking for health related information on the Internet?
There is a lot of information out there, but not all of it is reliable or up-to-date. Here are some websites you can trust.

Consumer Health Information

MedlinePlus
Information on medical conditions, tests, treatments and medications, as well as an online medical dictionary and medical encyclopedia. 

KidsHealth
Health information about issues affecting kids and teens.  It has separate sites for parents, teens, and kids. 

Centers for Disease Control
Information about healthy living and environmental health as well as specific diseases and conditions. 

National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine
Research-based information on health care practices outside of conventional medical care, including herbal treatments, acupuncture and much more.

Looking for a Doctor?

US News and World Report provides listings and ratings for doctors.  You can search by name, location, or specialty.

Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation allows you to find out if a physician has ever been disciplined.

Medicare Physician and Other Healthcare Professional Directory lets you search for local healthcare providers who accept Medicare.

General Fitness and Health

Fitness.gov provides information about government programs, initiatives, and basic information about health and fitness. 

Webmd.com provides good general information on diets, exercise, eating healthy, metabolism, and much more.

US News and World Report rates diet plans and has information on health and wellness.

Centreofelgin.org has a variety of fitness and recreational programs as well as memberships that give you access to a work out facility and swimming pool.

Mayoclinic.org has a large variety of information about drugs, treatments, doctors, hospitals, and different diseases and conditions.

Kanehealthcounts.org provides health statistics, data, and resources for the Kane county area.

Health Insurance & the Affordable Care Act

To be eligible to enroll in Marketplace health coverage, you must live in the United States, must be a U.S. citizen or national (or be lawfully present), and can't be incarcerated. Click to learn more: Affordable Care Act