Patient Information on Health Care Topics

As specialists in adult care, internists have the skills and knowledge necessary to help you deal with a wide range of illnesses and health care issues. While there is no substitute for one-on-one consultation with your internist, the information on this site will provide you with some background information about common health care topics.

By using the “Disease Topics” menu to the right, you’ll find clear, basic information written specifically for patients, with links to patient summaries of clinical articles when appropriate. Or, find information about a variety of health care topics through the links below or on the Downloadable Patient Information page.

Brochures about diseases and
other health concerns, written in easy-to-understand language.
Learn about warning signs, risk factors, and treatment and management details.

Monthly video news stories about important medical and health issues, featuring new research from Annals of Internal Medicine, clinical guidelines, healthcare advocacy issues and other topics.

If you need information on a topic not covered, use the form below to search Medlineplus, the world’s largest library of information on medical and health conditions, diseases, and prescription drugs. It’s a free service from the U.S. National Library of Medicine.

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