The most reputable websites for medical information include WebMD, Mayo Clinic, Healthline, Medlineplus and WrongDiagnosis. Some health-related websites provide information about specific diseases such as diabetes, cancer, heart disease and Alzheimer’s. Reputable disease-specific websites include americanheart.org, diabetes.org and alzheimers.gov.
While the Internet is flooded with numerous websites and blogs that provide medical information, many of them cannot be trusted and may not provide reliable information. To identify a reputable source of medical information, search for recognized health organizations and government health agencies. Often, critical information about whether or not a medical website is trustworthy is revealed in the "about" section of a website. Reputable medical schools, such as Johns Hopkins University also provide reliable health information on their websites.