Health Information

The patient education and resources page provides health related search engines and external websites for patients and families to connect and share experiences. This content is available for informational purposes only and not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or provider with any questions regarding your medical condition.

Patient and Family Support Websites

  • CaringBridge – Nonprofit web service that connects family and friends during a critical illness, treatment or recovery
  • Daily Strength – Connect with people facing similar life challenges, medical conditions, and mental health issues
  • Diabetes Mine – A gold mine of straight talk and encouragement for people with diabetes
  • I'm too young for this! – Empowering young adults affected by cancer
  • Keeping Kids Safe Around Guns – Find safety measures that can greatly reduce the risk of an accident
  • Patients Like Me – Learn from real-world experiences of other patients like you
  • Sophia's Garden – Families of children with life-threatening and chronic conditions connect with other families to find strength, hope and healing

Health information websites

  • www.healthcare.gov – Find information about healthcare and the latest health reform updates.
  • Food Allergies – Find out more about allergies to food and how you can prevent reactions.
  • FamilyDoctor.org – Health information for the whole family, includes health tips, videos, and helpful health tools.
  • Healthcare 411 – Health care information and research findings for consumers and providers.
  • MedlinePlus – Health topics, drug information, videos and cool tools.
  • Minnesota Department of Health – Protecting, maintaining and improving the health of all Minnesotans.
  • My Life Check – The American Heart Association has created a simple way for you to keep your heart healthy through a seven step plan.
  • Patient Education Video Series – Learn how to "speak up" to make sure you're taking medications correctly, from the "Speak Up" campaign by the Joint Commission. (Spanish and English)

Health Search Engines

Eldercare Resources