*Health - First Aid, Hospitals, Medical Advice

Find up-to-date medical reference databases, Medical imagery, graphics, and animation. Also Live Web events, User experience Interactive tools, and search: Stay healthy, Newly diagnosed, Living with Illness.


Master list of Hospitals on the Web.

Best Nursing Homes


Comparative financial data for most hospitals. Their database of information is built from Medicare claims data, cost reports, and other public use files.

NY Online Access to Health
Anthrax, Asthma, Anthrax, Arthritis, Asthma, Bone & Muscle Diseases, Aging, Eyes,
Headaches, Dental Care, Pregnancy, Nutrition, Statistics. The list goes on.

Dr. Eric Topol was honored with a major national television news story on NBC’s Rock Center with Brian Williams about how wireless and other technologies can help lower the cost of health care.

The first device shown was the cell phone ECG made by AliveCor.
The second device was a handheld ultrasound called the Vscan.
.The third device demonstrated is made by Dexcom.
The fourth device, called the Visi Mobile, is made by Sotera Wireless.
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Relevant information in clear, jargon-free language that puts health into context in peoples' lives. Insights from experts and real people, and breaking news- how it happened, what it feels like, what you can do about it.
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Spend minutes, not weeks, finding a doctor.


CPR illustrated in easy to follow steps
A free public service.

An amazing amount of content, a huge "show archive" - search by date and topics - and also has a site search engine.

Social Security Benefits - Hot Topics
When Should You Start
How Boomers Can Maximize
Nonworking Spouse Can Collect
Maximizing your Social Security
Social Security Online

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Reviews of Common Medical Conditions
A List of Patient Educational Materials
Health Topics and Symptom Guide


One of America's leading sex therapists answers your questions here.

A medical and health information resource containing outstanding database of health articles and reference materials.

Dental Information and free Dental games. Lots of information on good dental care for parents and kids.

DR Laura's Homepage
Let her fix your mind then
"Go take on the day."
One of the most-watched morning shows of 2000 came in March, when NBC Today co-anchor Katie Couric, whose husband, Jay Monahan, died of colon cancer, underwent a colonoscopy.
They have up to date news stories, links and information on searching for better, non-invasive tests to help detect colorectal cancer in its early, easy-to-treat stages.

It's important to learn all you can about your cancer diagnosis and the side-effects of chemotherapy. Then you can better manage its effects on your life and get the most from treatment.
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Massachusetts General Hospital
Neurology Based Web Forums Headaches Lyme Disease, Strokes.

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Cochlear Fluids Lab

at Washington University
A Pictorial Guide to the ear
Lots of facts and information
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Their goal is to bring the public, around the world, the most current practical, authoritative health information, drawing on the expertise of the 8,000 faculty physicians at the Harvard Medical School and its world-famous affiliated hospitals.
Be sure to search their Family Health Guide for information on over 500 Diagnostic Tests, and much, much more.


If you have a question about breast cancer, you'll find the answer here. You can download a copy of their "Understanding the Breast Cancer Pathology Report".
Women worry more about breast cancer than about any other disease. What are the signs? In their new and improved FAQ section you'll find the answers.

Read about diabetes-related stories. Get official ADA news releases and use the message board and Chat Room at these sites.

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TALK WITH THE EXPERTS
A Mayo Clinic physician answers questions on a wide range of diseases and conditions.
A Mayo Clinic dietitian answers questions about diet and nutrition.



Active First Aid Online is the Internet version of the official PARASOL EMT First Aid book.
Written by ambulance paramedics with a total of 40 years experience in pre-hospital care.
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Covers news, travelers' health, and health information in general, to promote health and quality of life by preventing and controlling disease, injury, and disability.


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Lots of medical Information.
Do you want to participate in a clinical trial at Johns Hopkins? Here


A gateway to consumer health and services information developed by the U.S. Dept of Health and Human Services.

MEDLINEplus directs you to resources containing information that will help you research your health questions.
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Information on Nutrition, Diet, Fitness, Recipes, Weight Loss, Prevention and more for Healthy Living.
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Consumer health publications, clinical trials, health hotlines, and Information Index.
Dr Weil
Keep healthy the Natural Way with Vitamins and
Herbal Medicine
Spontaneous Healing and
8 Weeks to Optimum Health
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Health resources include:
Health A to Z
Ask The Expert
Health Quizzes
Interactive Tools
Dental Health
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Health news, tips, opinions, book reviews and true stories.

Designed to help users sift through the ever growing amounts of data of/on/about or in any way regarding health sciences.

Get the latest on research and other developments in medicine from JAMA, the Archives specialty journals, and AMNews.
If it all seems a bit too deep for you, click on their Consumer Health Information section to get started.


This colorful site from one of the biggest HMOs has great information on preventing and treating illnesses.


Dedicated to providing you with education and information on fighting heart disease and stroke.


KidsHealth
The train cars above lead to hundreds of articles and features.
Information on infections, behavior & emotions, food & fitness, and growing up healthy, as well as cool games and animations!


A network of doctors who produce comprehensive, up-to-date health information for the public.
Procedures and tests are explained.
There's a page on how to create a family disaster first aid supplies kit, and a list of certified poison control centers.

IMH covers the 52 most common mental disorders and the 67 most common psychiatric drugs.
They also have links to other mental health sites.

HealthLine

One step closer to better health. Search over 1,300 conditions, 1,500 symptoms, and 20,000 treatments & medications - Drug Interactions and Comparisons. Pill Identifier and Body Maps .

Aside from Health topics from A-Z, quizzes and articles, you can get answers from Dr. Anne.

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Better Homes and Gardens offers you their guide to fitness and health.

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A physician reviewed service offering medical professionals, women and industry a home for publishing, accessing information and global interaction.
Three sections focus on different segments of the women's health community: Medical Professionals, Medical Industry and Women.

Health World Online features information on nutrition, wellness, alternative medicine, self-care, and stress deduction.
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They have up to date travel health notices and detailed information on any destination you may travel to. Check the vaccines and medicines list for the country you plan to vist. As they say - Travel Safe.

Get weekly e-mail about important medical subjects.
Full-text, peer-reviewed clinical medicine articles, enhanced with:
Medscape's Journal Club Forum for member discussions with smart hyper-keyword searches, zoomable graphics, and annotated links to Internet resources.
Unrestricted free access to MEDLINE, AIDSLINE, & TOXLINE.

The site uses many images to help explain surgical procedures as it takes you step by step through them.

Millions are looking to lose weight, get stronger or simply feel better.
eFit offers a weekly health & fitness update newsletter.


New to Lyme Disease? Need Answers? Start Here for the EZ-Guide to answers on symptoms, rashes, ticks & more.


LDF is a nonprofit medical healthcare agency dedicated to finding solutions to tick-borne disorders. They sponsor a 24-hour Hotline,
used by 80,000 people per year.


The Lyme Disease Network is a non-profit foundation with Headlines, Support Groups, and offers a Site Search for medical and scientific abstracts.


Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
- A Patient's Guide to Cumulative Trauma Disorders


Dr. Rick Allen - Treating Carpal Tunnel and Other Repetitive Strain Injuries Without Drugs or Surgery


A standard arthroscope has been specially modified to be of use in carpal tunnel surgery. This means a smaller incision and reduced recovery time.
Diagnosis and treatment
Stop Carpal Tunnel
What is Carpal Tunnel?



As would be expected from the Discovery people, there is a good mix of educational information to go along with numerous health topics.


Aside from a number of articles, a doctor directory, information on clinical trials, educational newsletters, a back pain message board, and books, you can view animated presentations of spinal anatomy, conditions, surgery, and injections. - Osteomyelitis:
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For general information to treatment options and research articles, these two sites cover it all.
Elder Care Info.
Protecting Your Spouse When You Go to a Nursing Home.
Retitling Assets When a Spouse Needs Medicaid to Pay for a Nursing Home.
When Will Medicaid Pay for a Nursing Home or Assisted Living?
Medicaid Eligibility – Financial Criteria.
Annuities to Avoid Medicaid Penalties.

Spinal decompression can be achieved both surgically and non-surgically.
It is used to treat conditions that result in chronic back pain such as disc bulge, disc herniation, sciatica, spinal stenosis, and isthmic and degenerative spondylolisthesis.

Diskectomy - Overview.

Corpectomy - Overview.

Thoracic Vertebrectomy.

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Runs on 9v batteries
Tens Unit Info:
What Are TENS Units Used For?
How to Use a TENS 7000
TENS 7000 Digital Unit Unit with 5 Modes
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ranscutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation
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The "free" PSA test (PSA-f) and how it may spare you a biopsy.
More Topics:
PSA-f or FPSA, sometimes called PSA II,chart.
Does My Percent-Free PSA Really Mean Anything?
What Is BPH or an Enlarged Prostate?
Does Your PSA Density Actually Matter?
The most important facts to know about the PSA test.
What Else Can Cause an Elevated PSA?
Tests to Determine the Extent of the Cancer.
Pets need help too!
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DOGS | CATS | HORSES
Symptom Checker | Look Up Medication.
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Pet Health Network is dedicated to the health and well-being of your dogs and cats. Created for people who have dogs, cats, and other pets as part of their families.
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Reliable, up-to-date animal health information from the veterinarians and experts of the Veterinary Information Network.

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