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Health info and news for patients, medical tests and procedures, medical hotlines diseases, symptoms and conditions, children's health, health databases, hospital rankings, kids' dental fun:

Seconds count if you or someone you know is having a heart attack.  Many of us have the wrong idea of what the heart attack warning signs are.  Check out this life-saving info and take the "Act in Time to Heart Attack Signs" quiz.

MedicineNet is an award-winning site rich with patient-friendly, easily accessible information on diseases, drug interactions, product recalls, medical procedures and tests, information on over 650 health topics, and more.

Get the lowdown on medical tests and procedures, check the Cool Tools like a Due Date Calculator or Body Mass Index, get health headlines, ask an expert health questions, get wellness info, drug info, interactions and recalls, and health topics from A to Z at this information-packed site.

WebMD lets you look up diseases and conditions, there's a medical library, info on drugs and herbs,  self-care, clinical trials, over the counter and prescription drugs, drug alerts, wellness topics and much more.

The Merck Manual of Diagnosis and Therapy is the world's most widely used general medical text and offers you access to reliable, easy-to-use medical information.

Here's a rich compilation of health web sites, from gender-specific women's and men's health sites, to kids and parenting sites, plus health sites for specific problems or conditions.

If you're facing surgery, PreOp is your visual aid with streaming video designed to help you understand the nature of a medical condition and the surgical procedure most commonly used to treat it, plus knowing what to expect on the day of surgery, and how to care for yourself during recovery.

Dr. Koop's popular site provides health and wellness resources, including fitness, mental health, conditions and concerns, medical encyclopedia, drug checker, recalls, and news on health policy.

DrugInfoNet offers healthcare information and news, you can search by medical condition, offers links to hospitals and medical reference sites, and has drug information and info on pharmaceutical manufacturers.

Remedyfind is an independent, unbiased site where patients themselves and healthcare professionals can rate the effectiveness of different treatments for specific health conditions -- you might benefit from the everyday, real-life experiences of another patient.

The American Academy of Pediatrics provides a comprehensive library on children's health including childhood illnesses, asthma, allergic conditions, nutrition, puberty, surgeries, safety and much more.

Texas Children's Hospital offers a rich site covering pediatric health guidelines, tips for parents on children's health from newborns through adolescents, preparations for tests and procedures, vaccines, safety and injury prevention, lots of resources for parents. 

Here's a healthy approach to fitness, family and fun.  This site has health information for everyone, including children's health, work & health topics, alternative health, senior health, a medical library, self-care centers, and tools like dozens of health quizzes, cool calculators and a Q&A section.

The For Kids department of the Children's Hospital of Iowa offers their Children's Virtual Hospital to help children cope and even offer kids a "map of your organs." Their links also include sites strictly for teens.  For parents and caregivers, they offer info on common problems in pediatrics.

Health answers
, encyclopedia and drug finder await you here, plus children's' health, info on diseases and conditions, lab tests, surgeries/procedures, symptoms, and health news and topics from abuse to worksite health. 

Whether it's fighting colds, being supplements savvy, learning more about nutrition, children's health, pet care, hair care, or finding brain food and "healthy" chocolate, this user-friendly site has it all -- even health astrology.

Packed with info from A to Z, this Univ. of Michigan site is brimming with help on lots of health topics including preventive care, child and adolescent health, info on aging, men's health, tests and procedures, as well as legal issues.

This extensive Parents' Common Sense Encyclopedia gives short, easily understood answers to common questions that come in Dr. Jeffrey W. Hull's everyday pediatric practice -- he's included a few of his favorite home remedies, too.

TeensHealth offers answers, advice and info for teens on issues that concern body and mind, food and fitness, staying safe, sexual health, drugs and alcohol and more.

Who doesn't have an aching back?  Spine Health is a site rich with info on back pain and neck pain including causes, treatments, product links, Q &  A with a back pain specialist, and interactive animations.

The US National Library of Medicine offers vast resources with databases, publications, announcements, hot topics, and much more -- from the creator of MEDLINE/PubMed.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention offers news, health topics, fact sheets, women's health, travelers' health, A-Z health topics, and more. 

Health on the Net Foundation guides medical consumers to useful and reliable online medical and health information, including entire medical articles and a multimedia center.   HON also leads the way in setting ethical standards for web sites with its HON Code of Conduct in 19 languages.

It's obvious that not all hospitals are created equal. Consumers' Checkbook sifted through hospital records and they rank hospital excellence by overall performance and by specialty as well:  50 Top Hospitals brought to you by AARP.

U.S. News & World Report's hospital rankings are listed by specialty, or you can select a region or state; if you prefer, search the alphabetical listing of all top-ranked hospitals and learn how to make your hospital stay safer.

Reuters, the prestigious international news service, provides a Reuters Health web site with impartial, timely and relevant health news for consumers. 

The U.S. National Institutes of Health, through its National Library of Medicine, has developed Clinical to provide patients and family members with current information about clinical research studies.

The National Women's Health Information Center is a clearinghouse for women's health information, with a toll-free call center.  This gateway to federal and private sector resources strives to provide current, reliable and free health news and information for women.

Miracle Flights for Kids
provides free access to health care for families who can't afford transportation. They'll provide as many flights as it takes to treatment centers anywhere in America to get a sick child to treatment.  

The National Patient Travel Helpline provides information about all forms of charitable, long-distance medical air transportation and referrals to all appropriate sources of help available through the Angel Flight America Network.

For a comprehensive listing of health and medical resources -- and lots of them, including "A Doctor in Your House" -- don't miss the Easysurf Health and Medical Page.

If you can't find what you need, check Healthlinks which contains over 33,000 unique links for healthcare consumers.

Medicare can be confusing.  The Medicare Rights Center offers a Q & A section for online answers.

A kids' dental site that's fun
You bet!  Dr. C's Fun-N-Games site includes a free fun-filled activities book, there's smile and Tooth Fairy clipart, Tooth Fairy maze, and Smile Stories like Mouthopolis from the Canadian Dental Assoc., Frogwart and the Tooth Fairies, and the Smile Stones from Melbourne, Australia. 

It may not be as much fun as a tooth fairy, but you can find a dictionary of dental terms here! 

The information provided on this site is designed to inform you and support, not replace, your relationship with your doctor.

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