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
in Time to Heart Attack Signs" quiz.
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,
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
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
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
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.
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.
Academy of Pediatrics provides a comprehensive library on
children's health including childhood illnesses, asthma, allergic
conditions, nutrition, puberty, surgeries, safety and much more.
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
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.
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
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 --
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
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,
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.
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
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.
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
Reuters, the prestigious international news service, provides a Reuters
Health web site with impartial, timely and relevant health news
The U.S. National Institutes of Health, through its National Library of
Medicine, has developed Clinical
Trials.gov 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!
information provided on this site is designed to inform you and support,
not replace, your relationship with your doctor.
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