The Highlight HEALTH Web Directory is Now HONcode Accredited

I’ve written previously about the Highlight HEALTH Web Directory and my effort to catalog and make available health-related websites I find to be informative and useful.

I’m very pleased to announce that, similar to Highlight HEALTH, the Highlight HEALTH Web Directory is now an HONcode accredited website.

The Highlight HEALTH Web Directory

The Highlight HEALTH Web Directory, a companion site of Highlight HEALTH, is a searchable categorized directory of quality health-related websites, including health & medical blogs, research journals, personalized medicine and health 2.0 resources.

What is a Web Directory?

Web directories or as they are also known, search directories, existed before the popularity of search engines. A web directory is not a search engine nor does it display a list of web pages based on keywords. Instead, it displays a list of web sites by category. Web directories are large collections of links to websites, arranged in different categories.

The Definition of Health

In the medical field, health is commonly defined as an organism’s ability to efficiently respond to challenges (stressors) and effectively restore and sustain a “state of balance” known as homeostasis.

Health is the level of functional and/or metabolic efficiency of an organism at both the cellular and social level. The word “health” comes from the Old English word hale, meaning “free from disease or infirmity”.

In humans, it is the general condition of a person in the mind, body and spirit, usually meaning to be free from illness, injury or pain (referred to as “in good health” or “healthy”).

In 1946, the World Health Organization (WHO) defined health in its broader sense as “a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity” [1]. The highest possible attainment of health is a fundamental right of every human being without distinction of any kind.


  1. Grad FP. The Preamble of the Constitution of the World Health Organization. World Health Organization. 1946.