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Mayo Clinic

Provides an interactive symptom checker along with information on conditions, treatments and lab tests.


Good starting point for reliable information on diseases, conditions, medical tests, drugs, supplements and wellness topics.

Merck Manuals

Contains Professional and Consumer versions, plus the Merck Veterinary Manual. Includes information on medical conditions, symptoms, medications, and normal laboratory test values. Also an extensive resource list.


Includes a pill identifier and drug interaction checker along with information on diseases, symptoms, drugs, and supplements.



Centers for Disease Control and Prevention hub for science and policy information regarding the COVID-19 pandemic.

NJ State Library COVID Resources

Information about vaccines, important hotline numbers, resources for business, and links to data-tracking tools.

RECOVER: Researching COVID to Enhance Recovery

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) Initiative to learn about the long-term effects of COVID and improve diagnosis, treatment and prevention of PASC (post-acute sequelae of SARS-CoV-2, including Long COVID)

Finding/Talking to a Doctor

DoctorFinder (American Medical Association)

Directory of AMA member doctors.


Doctor profiles with patient ratings

MedlinePlus Directories

Directory listings of Hospitals, Clinics, Physicians, Specialists and more

New Jersey Healthcare Profile

Find a NJ Medical Doctor, Podiatrist or Optometrist. Profiles developed by the Division of Consumer Affairs in consultation with the State Board of Medical Examiners and the State Board of Optometrists.

New York State Physician Profile

Find a NY doctor.

Physician Compare (

Directory of Medicare providers.

Questions to Ask Your Doctor

Information on how to communicate well with your doctor and obtain the information you need.

Government Resources

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Health when traveling, environmental health. - Find Healthcare Providers

Find and compare Medicare providers, including physicians, hospitals, nursing homes, home health services, rehab and Dialysis.

National Institutes of Health

Information on clinical trials and research on disease.

National Library of Medicine

Access to medical databases.

National Safety Council

Information on a variety of safety topics including: preventing injuries and deaths at work, in homes and communities, and on the roads.

U.S. Department of Health & Human Services

Links to sources for essential government health services.

Health Insurance

Get Covered NJ

Health insurance marketplace for NJ residents who are not covered by an employer or other program, including a preview of plans and prices, estimates of costs and savings.

Comprehensive information on the Affordable Care Act. NJ residents, see GetCoveredNJ

Information on Medicare.

NJ Family Care / Medicaid

Information concerning eligibility and health care benefits provided by NJ Medicaid.

Health News

Kaiser Health News

Journalism about national and international health issues from the nonprofit Kaiser Family Foundation

Reuters Health News Headlines

Latest health and medicine stories from the Reuters wire service.

Science Daily Health & Medicine Page

Breaking news about the latest developments in health and medicine.

New Jersey Resources

Just for the Health of It!

East Brunswick Public Library’s curated site of NJ healthcare resources, providers and local support.

NJ Air Quality

Check NJ air quality.

Drinking Water

State data on drinking water.

NJ Falls Prevention Center

Information on preventing falls, including a Home Safety Checklist.

NJ Hospital Performance Comparison

Find and compare NJ hospital patient outcomes by hospital, county, or condition.

Special Health Topics

Alzheimer's Association

Comprehensive information on Alzheimer's disease-diagnosis, treatment, and research.  Includes support for caregivers.

American Cancer Society

The American Cancer Society provides information on the diagnosis and treatment of the disease.  Written for the consumer.

American Diabetes Association

User friendly site of the American Diabetes Association, providing support and information on living with the condition.

American Heart Association

Information on heart disease and health for patients, caregivers and educators from the American Heart Association.

Children's Health

Comprehensive information on children's health and wellness.

End of Life and Palliative Care

Includes forms and FAQ concerning Advance Directives (New Jersey) such as a Durable Power of Attorney for Health Care and a Living Will. Also contains information regarding Hospice. Provided by the N.J. Dept. of Health.

FARE: Food Allergy Research & Education

Food Allergy Research & Education (FARE) works on behalf of the 15 million Americans with food allergies, including all those at risk for life-threatening anaphylaxis.

Food Safety

U.S. Government information on food safety, including recalls and alerts.

National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health

Reliable information on complementary and alternative medicine from the National Institutes of Health.

Women's Health

Covers health topics of special interest to women.

Work Related Injuries and Diseases

Information concerning work-related injuries and diseases provided by the National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health.

Medical Journals

BioMed Central

Free open access to 259 peer reviewed journals in the areas of science, technology and medicine.

Free Medical Journals

Free access to 4000 medical journals, including JAMA and the New England Journal of Medicine.

New England Journal of Medicine

The New England Journal of Medicine online, full text available free 1990-present.

PubMed Central

Free full text archive of biomedical and life science journal literature at the US National Institutes of Health's National Library of Medicine, containing 2.9 million articles.


Last updated May 23, 2023