Patient Education

Best of the Web


MedlinePlus is a collection of high quality, authoritative and up to date health sites compiled by the National Library of Medicine. MedlinePlus has extensive information from the National Institutes of Health and other trusted sources on over 650 diseases and conditions. In addition, there are lists of hospitals and physicians, a medical encyclopedia, a medical dictionary, prescription and nonprescription drug information, health information from the media, and links to thousands of clinical trials.


The Consumer and Patient Health Information Section (CAPHIS) of the Medical Library Association sponsors this list of the top 100 health Web sites. Web sites chosen for this list meet quality criteria for currency, credibility, content, audience, etc., as described on the CAPHIS Web site. 

Prescription Drug Prices in New York State 

The New York State Department of Health Prescription Drug Prices in New York State website helps consumers comparison shop pharmacies to get the best price for prescription drugs.  


DrugDigest is a noncommercial, evidence-based, consumer health and drug information site dedicated to empowering consumers to make informed choices about drugs and treatment options.

More Recommended Sites

These sites were chosen by Jean Jenkins.  Jean is the medical librarian at Lourdes Hospital. The mission of the Lourdes Library is to:

- Optimize patient care and improve patient outcomes
- Educate patients, associates, students and residents
- Support research by nurses, residents and medical staff

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