Useful Internet Links

The Internet can be an excellent resource for medical information.  However, this information is not always accurate.  Beautifully produced web pages may offer some of the worst advice.  Good information may not be as attractively presented.  To help you with this dilemma, Dr. Hissong suggests viewing the following links that are known to be trustworthy.

Multiple Topics

American Academy of Family Physicians  This is an excellent resource for multiple medical conditions.  There are easy to understand writings and great videos explaining how to recognize various conditions and possible treatments for them,

Beaumont Healthcare System (Oakwood Hospital Dearborn).  Learn about the cancer, cardiac, spine, orthopedic, & women’s centers.  Other available services are delineate.

Pediatric Health Problems  This gives wonderful information on parenting as well as several topics on children’s health.

Mayo Clinic You can search by disease & condition, or by your symptoms.  You can check out drugs and supplements, and tests and procedures

Univ. of Cincinnati Med Center. Discusses many health topics.  Has referral to PubMed & Medline & is a resource for any medications.

Specific Topics

AllergyAllergy Discussion Group

Alzheimer’s and other Dementia: Alzheimer’s Organization (Alzheimer’s disease and various dementia)

Arthritis and related disorders: (Arthritis, Lupus, Fibromyalgia, Gout and many more):

American College of Rheumatology

The Arthritis Foundation


Mayo Cancer Support Association

Chemical Dependency:

Ascension Eastwood Clinics Excellent local providers of outpatient mental health & chemical dependency treatment.

Drug Rehab Referral This website is intended for the families, friends, and other caregivers of individuals suffering from drug addiction.  There is information about addictions and rehab information by state. 

Diabetes Mellitus:

American Diabetes Association

National Institute for Diabetes & Digestive Disorders

Heart:  American Heart Association Learn ways to be heart healthy.

High Blood PressureThe National Institute of Health

Mental Health: A comprehensive website features a wide variety of useful information on mental health disorders & the associated treatments.

Ascension Eastwood Clinics Excellent local providers of outpatient mental health & chemical dependency treatment.

Nutrition: Tufts University – Nutrition Navigator  This site rates multiple other nutrition sites for accuracy and depth.