Parkinson's &
General Health Sites

Topic 32: parkinson's & general health links
This site contains education and research URL's bookmarked by a Parkinson's patient. Nothing you read in these pages should be considered an endorsement or medical advice.

Here are some more great general Health Resources...

General Health Web Sites
These general Web sites are usually lists of links to other sites, although some contain original material. To find information on a particular disease, each site has either a search engine or a list of topics.

Since sponsorship is an evaluative criteria, make sure you note the type of agency that is bringing you this information. None of these sites requires you to register, although you have that option on some of the .com sites.

.gov --- Government sponsored
.org --- From a not-for-profit agency
.edu --- Sponsored by a university
.com --- Developed by a for-profit company which may be selling a product.

Scroll down this incredible resource to view all the Healthlinks!

Comparison of Health Information Megasites
Twenty-five Internet sites considered authoritative sources of health information were evaluated using the following criteria: Administration and Quality Control, Content, and Design. Comparisons are made across all sites with specific focus on selection policies, update frequency, response time to e-mail requests, and features such as use of tables, frames, Java, and animated GIFs, navigation tools, and search engines. By librarians: P. F. Anderson, Northwestern University; Nancy Allee, Jean Chung, Brian Westra, University of Michigan; and Virginia Lingle, Pennsylvania State University.

And... They chose 3 as Best of the Best...
Health A-Z; Healthfinder; & Yahoo...

Health A to Z... Medical and Healthcare Resources for patients, their families, friends, healthcare workers...

healthfinder is an award-winning Federal Web site, developed by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services together with other Federal agencies. Since 1997, healthfinder has been recognized as a key resource for finding the best government and nonprofit health and human services information on the Internet. healthfinder links to carefully selected information and Web sites from over 1,800 health-related organizations.

Yahoo! Health - health research, expert advice, and healthy recipes.

Search the Yahoo! site for parkinson

Internet Health and Medical Resources
Here are some Internet resources, selected by Mayo Clinic medical librarians, which allow an individual to research medical topics. Usually, the only cost for the research is your time. This list is updated monthly. (A collaborative project of several health sciences libraries that provides online educational resources in a wide variety of medical areas)

HHS Secretary Tommy G. Thompson has announced the launch of healthfinder espaņol, a Spanish-language Web site that helps consumers track down reliable health information quickly and easily on the Internet.
This new easy-to-use Spanish-language consumer resource offers over 300 topics from 70 government agencies and nonprofit organizations. A unique feature of healthfinder espaņol is the ease with which users of the site can switch between Spanish and English versions of the same information. English-speaking family members or health professionals can use this feature to search in English for information to share with Spanish-speaking relatives or patients.

The Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons - The Complete Home Medical Guide - This Third Revised Edition of The Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons Complete Home Medical Guide reflects many of the changes that have taken place in American medicine since publication of the first edition in 1985. Although our goal-namely, to provide you with a comprehensive home reference that teaches you about your body in sickness and health- remains unchanged, we are placing increased emphasis on disease prevention and your role in maintaining your own good health.

The Medical Reporter is an independent, educational, non-profit health magazine on the Web for enlightened healthcare consumers. Published solely in cyberspace since April of 1995, The Medical Reporter emphasizes preventive medicine, primary care, patient advocacy, education and support, as well as topics in sub-specialty medicine of interest to men and women of all ages. The Medical Reporter is strictly educational and strictly non-profit -- it accepts no commercial advertising whatsoever, and exists only in the service of healthcare consumers worldwide.

National Institutes of Health (NIH)

National Institutes of Health (NIH) - Institutes, Centers, & Offices

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is recognized as the lead federal agency for protecting the health and safety of people - at home and abroad, providing credible information to enhance health decisions, and promoting health through strong partnerships.

National Institute on Aging

National Cancer Institute

Health On the Net Foundation

The top ten medical and healthcare Web sites (according to an H.O.N. Survey)

Best Health Hub Site: InteliHealth

BEA Powers CBS HealthWatch and Medscape Portals to Provide Personalized Healthcare Information for 3.4 Million Members
Medscape standardizes on BEA WebLogic, Gives Doctors and Patients Secure Access to Health Information Where, When and How They Need It

CBS HealthWatch

Medscape Today

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