Helpful Links

Helpful Links

This section provides direct links to websites with many different kinds of health information. Inclusion of a website does not imply endorsement. Be sure to evaluate on-line information carefully and look for corroboration from other sources, including your own health care provider.

Websites are organized into the following categories:
1. Consumer information, services and publications — these websites cover a variety of health-related topics with links to many other useful sites.
2. Illness and condition-specific information — included are websites dedicated to conditions such as cancer, children’s health and heart disease; plus disease prevention and wellness.
3. Prescription drugs — includes recent FDA drug approvals, reported problems and text of drug package inserts
4. Health care facilities where PEF members work–each website offers a variety of health information and resources

Other categories will be added in the future. Please send suggestions for additional websites to gro.f1490834326ep@na1490834326myatS1490834326D1490834326


1. Consumer information, services and publications

A gateway consumer health and human services website sponsored by the U.S. government

National Library of Medicine
Includes direct MEDLINE access for on-line searches of medical literature

2. Illness and condition-specific information


Allergies and asthma




Clinical trials


Disease prevention and wellness


Heart disease and stroke

Mental health


Women’s health


3. Prescription drugs

Food and Drug Administration
Provides information about drugs recently approved by the FDA, complete text of drug package inserts and Medwatch, the reporting program for adverse reactions and product problems.

Institute for Safe Medication Practices
Includes warnings about similar names and packaging of different drugs, a practitioner reporting system for medication errors, and alerts for patients.

MEDLINEplus: Drug Information Drug information on thousands of prescription and over-the-counter medications from the National Institutes of Health.

Sponsored by the American Society of Health System Pharmacists; contains drug information by brand or generic name, potential side effects and precautions.


4. Health facilities where PEF members work

Helen Hayes Hospital
Roswell Park Cancer Institute
SUNY Health Science Center Downstate
SUNY Health Science Center Upstate
SUNY Stony Brook