A note about web resources: The web contains a wealth of resources. Using any of the common search engines (e.g., Google, Yahoo, or Bing) with search terms such as "upper respiratory infection" or "COPD" will produce a robust listing for your review. In general, you should be cautious of information presented on the web since anyone can host a website and present information. Your healthcare provider can guide your search for sites he or she trusts. This listing is by no means complete, but is presented for your convenience.
MedlinePlus is the National Institutes of Health's website for patients and their families and friends. Produced by the National Library of Medicine, it brings you information about diseases, conditions, and wellness issues in language you can understand. MedlinePlus offers reliable, up-to-date health information, anytime, anywhere, for free.
National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI)
The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute provides science-based, plain-language information related to heart, lung, and blood diseases and conditions, as well as sleep disorders.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention work 24/7 to protect America from health, safety and security threats, both foreign and in the U.S. Whether diseases start at home or abroad, are chronic or acute, curable or preventable, human error or deliberate attack, the CDC fights disease and supports communities and citizens to do the same.
National Cancer Institute
The National Cancer Institute (NCI) is the federal government's principal agency for cancer research and training. NCI leads, conducts, and supports cancer research across the nation to advance scientific knowledge and help all people live longer, healthier lives.
American Lung Association
For more than a century, the American Lung Association has led the fight for healthy lungs and healthy air. Today, they are focused on eliminating tobacco use and related lung disease, improving overall air quality for all, and reducing the burden of lung disease on patients and their families.