If you are using a search engine to find information, look for associations or non-profit organizations that may specialize in the injury or disorder. For example, the National Down Syndrome Society is a credible, well-known, organization that provides Fact Sheets, Q & As, a Language Guide, and explanations of the causes of the disorder.
Disorders & Injuries
The sites below are published by credible organizations that specialize in health care. Many of them provide information on numerous diseases, disorders, and injuries.
Sponsored by the National Library of Medicine, Medline Plus is updated daily and offers extensive information on over 600 diseases and conditions. Topics covered include a definition, causes, symptoms, signs & tests, treatment and complications.
Developed by health care professionals, this site's goal is to educate consumers through the use of online health programs, information and technology. Using information from the Gale Encyclopedia of Medicine, their site provides information, in layman's terms, in the areas of definition, descriptions of the types of disorders, causes & symptoms, diagnosis, diagnostic testing, treatment, a listing of alternative treatments, prognosis and prevention.
NAMI is a nonprofit organization that was founded in 1979. It has more than 1,000 affiliates in all fifty states. Their site provides good, bare bones information on many aspects of mental illness including symptoms, causes and treatment.
The National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke is a leading supporter of biomedical research on disorders of the nervous system and brain. It supplies basic layman's information about disorders and provides links to additional information.
Ranked "best of the best" in U.S. News & World Reports best hospitals honor role for five consecutive years, UPMC is the leading health care system in Western Pennsylvania. Fact sheets provide comprehensive, yet concise evidence-based information on a variety of health conditions, diseases and injuries.