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  • A Guide to Medical Information and Support on the Internet - Covers medical chats, newsgroups, listservs, doctors online, Medline access, research tips, and comprehensive medical and health sites.
    medguide.org
  • A Patient's Guide to the Internet - A step-by-step guide for patients seeking medical information on the Internet : Covers References, Resources, Support Groups, Mailing Lists, Medical Terminology, and a Glossary.
    www3.bc.sympatico.ca/me/patientsguide
  • Abayomi - Information on how to be healthier.
    www.abayomi.co.uk
  • AllAboutBlackHealth - Information on health related issues as they affect African Americans and other minorities at risk.
    www.allaboutblackhealth.com
  • Allexperts Medical Q&A - Doctors, professors, and others in all major fields of medicine ready, willing, and able to answer your questions.
    www.allexperts.com/medical/index.shtml
  • Anesthesia Patient Safety - Undergoing anesthesia can be frightening and intimidating without the facts. Find out what you or your child needs to know for a safe anesthesia experience.
    www.anesthesiapatientsafety.com
  • Anesthesia Preoperative Preparation - Useful information on the preoperative preparation of patients for anesthesia and surgery.
    www.anesthesia.wisc.edu/Clinic/Index.htm
  • AOL: Conditions and Treatments - Web library of links to health resources helping you to find what you need to know about medical conditions and the most up-to-date treatments.
    www.aol.com/webcenters/health/illness.adp
  • Berlex Canada - Provides health information on various topics such as menopause, contraception, acne, and multiple sclerosis.
    www.berlex.ca/En/Berlex/pages/Index.htm
  • Best Health Guide - Praxis MD. Provides patients with customized, practical medical information, and offers a 'doctor visit checklist' and recommended readings.
    www.praxis.md/bhg
  • Case Health - Enables the sharing of health success stories amongst the worldwide internet community. Visitors can enter their own health success story (case study) or search the database for other health success stories all non-identifying.
    www.casehealth.com.au
  • Children's Hospital Medical Center of Cincinnati - Patient education information written by the nurses and physicians at Children's Hospital Medical Center of Cincinnati.
    www.cincinnatichildrens.org/family/pep
  • Colorado HealthNet: Chronic Illnesses - Provides free access to support services, resources, holistic health and other medical information for persons with chronic medical conditions.
    HTTP://www.coloradohealthnet.org
  • Cooper Institute Virtual Patient Information Resource Center - Prepares consumers for their enhanced role as more active and assertive partners in the management of their health care through patient education.
    www.cooperinstitute.org
  • CT Network - Provides support for CAT Scan patients. Includes a message board for communication, descriptions, and links for all things CT.
    www.ctnetwork.net
  • Doc Trish Explains It All - Receive translation of medical jargon and explanation of conditions or diseases by a family doctor, into plain English.
    www.askdoctrish.com
  • Dr. Sinatra.com - An online resource for solutions for pressing health problems, from arthritis to blood pressure, digestion to weight loss.
    www.drsinatra.com
  • EeSee Health - Various investigations and procedures explained so that the average person can understand.
    www.eeseehealth.com/investigations/index.htm
  • Enhancement, Inc - A nonprofit foundation whose purpose is to teach and disseminate material relating to health and/or wellness, through videos, publications, and lectures.
    www.enhancementinc.com
  • FamilyDoctor - A growing database of over 600 articles and guides, covering 37 common medical topics. All articles, clearly and simply written with the patient in mind, are reviewed and edited by family doctors and specialists.
    www.familydoctor.co.nz
  • Good Health -- Healthy Lifestyle - This site is dedicated to convincing people to live a healthy lifestyle, to improve their quality of life, and avoid (or reduce the severity of) chronic disease.
    goodhealth.freeservers.com
  • Good Housekeeping - Can the Internet Be Hazardous to Your Health? - Article from the magazine pertaining to health issues.
    magazines.ivillage.com/goodhousekeeping/hb/health/articles/0,12873,284594_290453,00.html
  • Health and Medical Information - Medical and health information for health professionals, patients and families. Information about hospitals, diseases, injuries, health care, surgery and infections.
    healthinfo2000.com
  • Health and Medical World Search - A unique search engine that understands health and medical terminology, can query other search engines, and results in precise, targeted searches. It also remembers query history for registered users and provides a discussion forum, medical spelling and drug acronym tools.
    www.mwsearch.com
  • Health Authority - Offers information on tobacco addiction, weight loss, cholesterol reduction and hypertension control.
    www.HealthAuthority.com
  • Health Helper.com - Medical and health self-help information, covering conventional and alternative health.
    www.healthhelper.com
  • Health Links - Links to health-related websites. Also articles on health issues.
    www.mirolka.com/health.htm
  • Health Promotion and Disease Prevention - Developed by leading medical experts, these tests and actions, both medical and self-examinations, are the focal point of the Healthful Life Program.
    healthfullife.umdnj.edu
  • HealthAnswers Inc - Developing knowledgeable, empowered consumers actively engaged in managing their own health. Learn to work with professionals, managed care organizations, employers, pharmaceutical, device and other healthcare companies.
    healthanswersinc.com
  • Healthfinder - A "gateway" website for health and human services information from the US Government. Healthfinder can lead you to selected online publications, clearinghouses, databases, web sites, and support and self-help groups, as well as the government agencies and not-for-profit organizations.
    www.healthfinder.gov
  • HealthScout: Personalized Health News For You And Your Family - Personal and family health news, interactive checkups, medical encyclopedias, discussion groups, articles on drugs, diseases.
    www.healthscout.com
  • Healthtouch Online - A resource that brings together valuable information from trusted sources on topics such as medications, health, diseases, supplements, and natural medicine.
    www.healthtouch.com
  • HealthySelf: Health and Medical Information Research Service - HealthySelf provides fee-based health and medical information on diseases, procedures, treatments (conventional and alternative) and resources.
    www.networksplus.net/healthyself
  • HELP - Health Education Library for People - with many free online full-text books and magazines on health and illness.
    www.healthlibrary.com
  • Helping Children Cope With the Intensive Care Unit - A multimedia booklet providing the public with basic information about equipment such as ventilators and IVs used in the intensive care units. Sounds of these equipment are available from the site. Taken from the Iowa Health Book, a part of the University of Iowas Virtual Hospital.
    www.vh.org/Patients/IHB/Peds/Psych/ICU/CoverPage.html
  • Home Healthcare Guide - The NHS Home Healthcare guide from SurgeryDoor provides over 120 pages on common ailments, their causes, effects and treatment.
    www.surgerydoor.co.uk/hhcg/detail1.asp?level1=Welcome
  • How to Review Your Blood Test Results - Explains glucose, electrolytes, minerals, thyroid and others.
    www.amarillomed.com/howto.htm
  • JAMA's Patient Education Pages - The full text of patient education pages from the Journal of the American Medical Association.
    www.ama-assn.org/ama/pub/category/3469.html
  • Lab Tests Online - Designed as a single resource where people can find up-to-date lab testing information vital to the understanding and management of their health.
    www.labtestsonline.org
  • Mayo Clinic Health Oasis - Mayo Clinic experts provide current medical information and news on health topics.
    www.mayohealth.org
  • MCare: Health at Home - An online book covering a broad range of health topics, with questions to guide the reader as to whether the condition can be treated at home or should be checked by a doctor.
    www.mcare.org/healthathome/index.html
  • Med Grasp - A resource to relate personal experiences with cancer and other diseases. Read about symptoms, treatments, and procedures.
    www.medgrasp.com
  • Med Help International - The Virtual Medical Center for Patients - Med Help provides patient medical information via our virtual medical center. Site includes: the largest patient medical library on the Net, Ask-The-Doctor Forums, medical news, and patient networking.
    www.medhelp.org
  • Medical Accidents Can Be Avoided - A patient-led support web-site where information can be exchanged in complete confidence. Together reducing the risk for all. Free medical accident and stress support.
    www.medical-accident.co.uk
  • Medicare Tips - Dr Vijay Prakash provides the ideal window to access all health related information from the best resources on the net.
    www.medicaretips.com
  • Medifocus Patient Research Guides - A unique new Internet health resource. Covering over 220 conditions, for consumers and families facing chronic or life-threatening medical diseases. Free sample Guides are available.
    www.medifocus.com
  • MedInfo - Patient Information - MedInfo provides accessible and easy to understand information for patients on common ailments and medical questions.
    www.medinfo.co.uk
  • MedTech1 - Source for medical technology information. Descriptions of over 500 conditions, procedures, and diagnostic tests. Medical technology forums, innovations, and news stories.
    www.medtech1.com
  • Millennium Health Publications - Fitness prescriptions for the prevention and management of chronic disease for the adult and senior population. Professional and patient education resource.
    www.millenniumhealthpub.com
  • MUSC Health - Complete health and disease information along with the latest health care news. Presented by the experts at the Medical University of South Carolina.
    www.muschealth.com
  • My Healthy Life - A free online resource for people with chronic disease, which helps users monitor their health and improve understanding of their diseases.
    www.myhealthylife.com
  • National Council on Patient Information and Education (NCPIE) - Designed to help consumers make sound decisions about the use of medicines, and to stimulate and improve communication between consumers and health care professionals by developing programs, providing educational kits, and offering guidelines, tips, and resources.
    www.talkaboutrx.org.
  • Navy Health Book - General and comprehensive information for patient education which includes Health Promotion, Adult Medicine and Pediatrics. Compiled from the HEALTHWATCH articles in the Naval Service Medical News.
    www.vnh.org/NHB/NHBHome.html
  • NetHealth Online Guide - A comprehensive guide to health on the Internet, with reviews and links to hundreds of online resources.
    www.netdoctor.com
  • NOAH: Health Topics and Resources - A meta site of listings by topic and source with the added bonus of offering a large selection of materials in Spanish as well as English.
    www.noah-health.org/english/qksearch.html
  • Ohio State University's Patient Education Documents - Covers an extensive list of medical and surgical conditions. Documents are available in pdf format.
    www.osu.edu/units/osuhosp/patedu/patedu.htm
  • Patient Medical Assistant - Dr. Michael Cole's quick and simple guidelines for common medical problems.
    www.sparks.org/pma
  • Patient Protect - Consultation devoted to protecting patients against healthcare costs, abuse, negligence, and incompetence in the field. Articles, resources, and links for those seeking medical advice or treatment.
    www.PatientProtect.com/en
  • PreOp.com - Offers patients animated videos, graphics, and medical illustrations as explanations for the most common surgical and diagnostic procedures performed in the US.
    preop.com
  • Quality of Life Matters(TM) - Motivation and resources for taking care of yourself, your business, and your community.
    www.ecdozit.com
  • Radiotherapy Side Effects - Information about radiation therapy side effects. Suggestions on management.
    www.salu.net/sites/r/rtsideffects
  • Remedyfind - Individuals and health care professionals can rate and review the effectiveness of different treatments for specific health conditions.
    remedyfind.com
  • RxLearn.com - Patient information site focused on diabetes, hypertension, and asthma. Also includes tools for blood pressure monitoring, blood sugar or blood glucose monitoring, and peak flow monitoring.
    www.rxlearn.com
  • Society of Radiologists in Ultrasound - Describes what the various types of ultrasound examinations can tell your doctor, how to prepare for your examination, and a description of the procedure.
    www.sru.org/exams
  • SoYouWanna Be A Human Guinea Pig? - This full-length article will teach you how to "volunteer" for science experiments, from simple questionnaires to complex drug trials.
    www.soyouwanna.com/site/syws/guineapig/guineapig.html
  • Spotlight Health - By combining celebrity stories with information about serious diseases, the authors of this site provide sound basic information in a format that is engaging and easy to understand.
    www.spotlighthealth.com
  • StopGettingSick.com - Current medical news, articles, and research.
    www.stopgettingsick.com
  • Team Surgery: Your Partner in Surgery - Provides information, resources, services, links, online forums and support to people preparing for surgery and also their families, friends and medical staff.
    www.teamsurgery.com
  • The Gateway to Health - Find hope, inspiration and guidelines how to cure yourself. Non harmful cancer therapies, and non-medicinal treatments for a variety of conditions.
    home.online.no/~dusan
  • The Medical Reporter - An independent, educational health and medical magazine on the Web for health care consumers.
    medicalreporter.health.org
  • Think Like A Doctor - An online community seminar for healthcare consumers to become even better patients by improving the relationship with their doctor.
    www.thinklikeadoctor.com
  • Tips of All Sorts.com - Small bits of advice and tips on a variety of subjects, primarily health-related.
    www.tipsofallsorts.com
  • Urgent Care at Home - Medical self-care techniques for the most common minor medical complaints and injuries.
    www.urgentcareathome.com
  • VideoPhysician - Educational videos for the most common procedures performed in the physician's office. {Media Player required - ed]
    www.videophysician.com
  • Wellness Excellence - Offers quality presentations designed to address the health, fitness and wellness needs of youth and adults. Provides participants with follow-up online learning activities. Wellness links, resources, discussion board forums, and chat forums.
    www.wellnessexcellence.com
  • Whole Hearted Living - Provided by the Oxford Heart Health Network and the Oxford County Board of Health, Ontario, Canada. It contains useful health information and links.
    www.ocl.net/projects/wholeheartedliving
  • Why Doctors Order Laboratory Tests - An excellent reference, written for parents to help explain diagnostic procedures to their children. Because its intended audience is children, the descriptions are brilliant in their simplicity and structure. You can search for a test in two ways: 1) by name, or 2) by the kind of sample that is collected or type of imaging.
    www.kidshealth.org/parent/system/medical/labtest2.html
  • Wired for Health - Health information at the touch of a button for young people and their teachers, Wired for Health aims to provide accurate and engaging information on health.
    www.wiredforhealth.gov.uk
  • Complete Home Medical Guide - Online medical encyclopedia. Includes commonly prescribed drugs.
    cpmcnet.columbia.edu/texts/guide

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