Information for Patients
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The Web has proven to be a remarkable tool in empowering patients with information !
Heres a Guide to the Internet for the savvy patient !
Some of our favourite links to other website include:
- HELP - Health Education Library for People
HELP is the worlds largest consumer health library. This is a free public library; and there are oiver 25 full-text books on health online in their Reading Room for your reading pleasure !
- How a Health Library can empower patients with information !
- CAPHIS Section of the Medical Library Association.
The CAPHIS ( Consumer and Patient Health Information Section) has a database of information on consumer health libraries from all over the world . After visiting your doctor, check out your nearest consumer health library !
A superb service provided by the National Library of Medicine, USA !
- Peoples Medical Society
Excellent organisation, from USA, which will arm you with information which can help you to look after yourself during your passage through the medical system.
- My Virtual Reference Desk - Health and Nutrition.
Good starting point for searching the Web for health topics, designed for the layperson
- MEDICAL MATRIX 3.6.23: Guide to Internet Clinical Medicine Resources.
Excellent starting point for doctors ( and other health professionals!)
- HealthGate Home Page.
Tons of information which everyone can understand ! Also offers free Medline searches !
A large number of articles which provide a thinking mans critical and skeptical anlayses of "alternative" therapies. Food for thought !
These guys make superb medical educational anatomy CDs - drop in here if want to see what you "really" look like !
- American Self-Help Clearinghouse
Self-help is the best help - and this is the best place to start !
- Center for the Advancement of Health
The Center for the Advancement of Health believes that health care should direct its energies toward treating the person, not simply the disease !
This site offers personalised medical information and services - including your own online personal medical record, accessible anywhere and anytime. They also will send you a free Emergency card - which can save your life in an emergency !
- HBF Health Insurance
HBF is a not-for-profit organisation offering affordable health care and health insurance. Become a HBF member and you can save even more.