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View Resource Electric Apple Journal: Ideas and Information for Healthier Living

Lowell General Hospital of Lowell, Massachusetts, has created this site with the idea "that an informed patient is in the best position to make wise healthcare decisions in partnership with his or her physician." Interested users can take a heart test by answering a forms-based query and receiving their heart disease risk factor in email, ask questions of a doctor (in eight different specialty...

https://www.lowellgeneral.org/
View Resource The Home Doctor

The Home Doctor is a free E-Zine that provides advice on home remodeling and tips on home and major appliance repair. This E-zine has also launched a weekly newsletter, HOME-LIST, which is distributed free via e-mail. HOME-LIST will include notices of updates at the site and allow readers to submit questions, answers, and comments.

http://www.homedoctor.net/
View Resource The Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons Complete Home Medical Guide

The Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons provides the Third Revised Edition of this resource, originally published in 1985. The book is divided into 34 chapters in six major sections: using the health care system; wellness; symptoms; first aid; treatment and prevention; and proper use of medications. Chapters include understandable explanations of the topic, and selective...

http://www.cumc.columbia.edu/patient-care
View Resource CBS HealthWatch

This new health portal from CBS and Medscape offers a large number of health care resources for consumers. These include general health news, 22 "channels" with features and related resources, and a library containing a medical dictionary, drug directory, a collection of articles on topics A to Z, a guide to self-care and first aid, and related sites. Also at the site, My Health Manager...

https://www.cbsnews.com/health/
View Resource HealthWorld Online

Dave Robertson and James Strohecker have trademarked the phrase "Self-Managed Care" as the theme for their comprehensive Website devoted to educating consumers and professionals on alternative and complementary health and medicine. While HealthWorld Online contains a mixture of conventional western medicine and alternative therapies, visitors are more likely to find, for example, a recipe for an...

http://www.healthy.net/
View Resource Beltsville Human Nutrition Research Center

This Web page, from the US Department of Agriculture's Agriculture Research Service, features information about research being conducted at the Beltsville Human Nutrition Center. Twenty-one research projects are currently highlighted, each has a page that includes a description of the research project and links to annual reports, researcher information, and publications associated with the study.

https://www.ars.usda.gov/northeast-area/beltsville-md-bhnrc/...
View Resource The SCI Info Pages - A free Spinal Cord Injury Resource Site

Originating from one individual's personal interest in the spinal cord and everything associated with it, this Web site, created and regularly updated by M. Ginop, a quadriplegic, is a non-profit, non-commercial site designed for those who suffer directly or indirectly from spinal cord injuries or diseases of the spine. Well crafted and easily navigable, the site contains helpful information such...

https://www.sci-info-pages.com/
View Resource BetterU News

BetterU News is a free online newsletter that offers quality information regarding health and fitness. Providing information for individuals ranging across the fitness spectrum -- from fitness professionals to sedentary people with fitness hopes -- this site provides valuable information that can be used to meet just about every fitness goal. Some of the site's highlights include (but not nearly...

http://www.fitstep.com/2/index.htm
View Resource The Coffee Science Information Centre

Celebrating the drink that Bach referred to as "lovelier than a thousand kisses," the Web site of the Coffee Science Information Centre has a variety of sections relating different material on the work of the Centre and general information about this occasionally maligned beverage. The prime goal of the Coffee Science Information Centre is "to provide accurate, balanced and consistent information...

https://coffeeforums.wordpress.com
View Resource MEDLINEplus Informacion de Salud de la Biblioteca Nacional de Medicina

MEDLINEplus, the National Library of Medicine's free health Web site is now available in Spanish. Spanish-speaking Americans can now access real-time health information from the National Institutes of Health and other credible medical agencies. Current features include interactive health tutorials covering medical procedures, surgeries, and disease, a full-color medical encyclopedia, and more....

https://medlineplus.gov/spanish/
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