A note about web resources: The web contains a wealth of resources. Using any of the common search engines (e.g., Google, Yahoo, or Bing) with search terms such as "common childhood illnesses" or "measles symptoms" will produce a robust listing for your review. In general, you should be cautious of information presented on the web since anyone can host a website and present information. Your healthcare provider can guide your search for sites he or she trusts. This listing is by no means complete, but is presented for your convenience.
Center of Excellence for Medical Multimedia
The Center of Excellence for Medical Multimedia (CEMM) was established in 1996 with the support and direction of the Office of the Air Force Surgeon General. The CEMM has a long history of developing world-class medical multimedia using cutting-edge video production, interactivity, and 3D animation.
MedlinePlus is the National Institutes of Health's website for patients and their families and friends. Produced by the National Library of Medicine, it brings you information about diseases, conditions, and wellness issues in language you can understand. MedlinePlus offers reliable, up-to-date health information, anytime, anywhere, for free.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention work 24/7 to protect America from health, safety and security threats, both foreign and in the U.S. Whether diseases start at home or abroad, are chronic or acute, curable or preventable, human error or deliberate attack, the CDC fights disease and supports communities and citizens to do the same.
The Mayo Clinic is a nonprofit organization committed to clinical practice, education and research, providing expert, whole-person care to everyone who needs healing. Based in Rochester, Minnesota, The Mayo Clinic was named one of 100 Great Hospitals in America in 2014. The Mayo Clinic website provides a wealth of easily searchable medical information for free.
American Academy of Allergy Asthma and Immunology
Originating in the early 20th century, AAAAI is a professional organization of allergists / immunologists with nearly 7000 members worldwide committed to the advancement of the knowledge of allergy, asthma, and immunology for optimal patient care. On their website, besides searching for general information related to allergies and asthma, you can search by symptoms, and find the pollen count in your area.
This website is sponsored by Nemours, a nonprofit children's health system. Offering doctor-reviewed advice in every day language on hundreds of physical, emotional, and behavioral topics, KidsHealth seeks to help parents, kids, and teens take charge of their health.
Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America
The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America, a not-for-profit organization founded in 1953, is the leading patient organization for people with asthma and allergies. Focused on allergy and asthma issues, this website offers easy-to-understand information available to all.