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Excellent Websites for Health Information

Millions of Americans search for health information on the Internet. Whether the health information is needed for personal reasons or for a family member or friend, sometimes the information found is just what was needed while other searches end in frustration or inaccurate information.

I cannot give you an absolute guarantee that the information will suit your needs and is current and 100 percent accurate. I will tell you, however, that these are the sites that I use when writing about health and medical issues.

If you are using a search engine such as Google or Firefox or Yahoo, take advantage of the health menus of these services. Learn to use the advanced searching features of the sites so you can combine keywords to make the information you receive more targeted.

These are web sites targeted to the public that are useful resources.  They provide reliable, easy-to-understand information as a starting point when researching a new topic. The sites are listed in alphabetic order by name of Web site, not in a ranked order.

I know you will find these helpful. The good news is I will be adding more as I come across a site that I think is valuable. I welcome your input on these and other sites.

Ruthan Brodsky

Alternative Health News Online

http://www.altmedicine.com

National Cancer Institute
www.cancer.gov

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
www.cdc.gov

Cyberounds
http://www.cyberounds.com

Diabetes in Control – Website & Newsletter for Medical Professionals
http://www.diabetesincontrol.com

American Academy of Family Physicians
www.familydoctor.org

Fat Fighter TV – The latest news on diet, fitness and the obesity epidemic
http://fatfightertv.com

Websites from government agencies, non profits and universities

www.healthfinder.gov
www.healthfinder.gov/organizations/OrgListing.asp

HealingWell.com – Guide to Diseases, Disorders and Chronic Illness
http://www.healingwell.com

HealthScout
http://healthscout.com

American Heart Association (AHA)
http://www.americanheart.org

University of California San Francisco, HIV InSite
http://hivinsite.ucsf.edu

National Center for Homeopathy
http://www.homeopathic.org

Nemours
www.kidshealth.org

American Lung Association
http://longusa.org

Mayo Clinic
www.mayohealth.org

MedlinePlus
www.medlineplus.gov

National Institutes of Health, Senior Health
www.nihseniorhealth.gov

New York Online Access to Health (NOAH)
www.noah-health.org

Nutrition Explorations by the National Dairy Council
http://www.nutritionexplorations.org

Plastic Surgery, University of Iowa Hospitals
http://www.aboutplasticsurgery.org

The Cognitive Neurology and Alzheimer’s Disease Center
http://www.brain.nwu.edu

UCLA Neurosurgery
http://www.neurosurgery.ucla.edu

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