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When researching your child's condition, use the trusted sources available in MedlinePlus. Search MedlinePlus information to increase your understanding of health and to supplement information from your doctors, nurses, and pharmacists. Learn about the latest treatments, look up information on drugs, find definitions of conditions, view medical videos or illustrations, and learn about clinical trials. Includes links to the latest medical research from the United States National Library of Medicine, the National Institute of Health (NIH), and other reliable U.S. health-related organizations.

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. Search MedlinePlus information to increase your understanding of health and to supplement information from your doctors, nurses, and pharmacists. This information should not be used for diagnosis or as a substitute for healthcare provided by your physician or other healthcare provider, nor be considered medical advice.

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.

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