9780786308866

Online Consumer Guide to Healthcare and Wellness : The Best Online Sites, Resources and Services In: Health and Fitness, Diet and Weight Loss, Alternative Medicine, Family Health, Stress Management, Disease and Medical Conditions, Emergency Care and First Aid

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  • ISBN13:

    9780786308866

  • ISBN10:

    0786308869

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 1996-08-01
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill

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Online guide helps you chart a direct course by rating and reviewing only the best Web sites in healthcare and wellness. Paper. CD ROM included. DLC: Health - Computer network resources - Directories.

Table of Contents

Preface xiii
About the Best of the Net Guide xiv
This Guide's for You xv
Icons Used in This Guide xvi
About the Best of the Net Rating System xvi
Getting Wired to Greatest Hits xvii
Get Wired and Do It---Better---Online! xvii
Acknowledgments xix
The Editorial Advisory Board xix
PART ONE Harnessing the Internet for Better Personal Health 1(62)
Getting a Jump-Start on the Information Superhighway
2(13)
Creating Your Personal Online Healthcare Search Strategy
15(20)
Networking on the New Healthcare Frontier
35(11)
Mining Healthcare Gold on the World Wide Web
46(13)
Forward into the Future
59(4)
PART TWO Best of the Net Reviews and Ratings 63(182)
Understanding the Best of the Net Review and Rating System
64(3)
The Best of the Net Ratings and Reviews
67(1)
Comprehensive
68(6)
The Global Health Network
68(2)
HealthGate
70(1)
MED NET USA
71(1)
MedWeb---BioMedical Internet Resources
72(1)
The ``Virtual'' Medical Center, Martindale's Health Science Guide `96
73(1)
Addictions
74(6)
Alcoholics Anonymous (AA)
74(1)
HabitSmart
75(1)
Join Together Online
76(1)
National Clearinghouse for Alcohol and Drug Information
77(1)
Recovery Homepage
78(1)
Web of Addictions
79(1)
Aging
80(4)
Blacksburg Electronic Village Senior Information Page
80(1)
Elder Watch
81(1)
Eldercare Web
82(2)
Alternative Medicine
84(10)
Yahoo! Alternative Medicine
84(1)
Acupuncture.com
85(1)
Dr. Bower's Alternative Complementary Medicine Home Page
86(1)
Natural Medicine, Complementary Healthcare and Alternative Therapies
87(1)
CHIROWEB
88(1)
Chiropractic OnLine Today
89(1)
Spiritual Consciousness on the World Wide Web (Spirit-W W W)
90(1)
Sumeria
91(1)
Holistic Health Directory
92(1)
Quantum Medicine
93(1)
Children
94(4)
Children's Medical Center (CMC)
94(1)
PEDINFO---A Pediatrics Web Server
95(1)
Starbright World Network
96(1)
Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) Network
97(1)
Consumer Information
98(14)
Agency for Health Care Policy Research (AHCPR)
98(1)
CenterWatch
99(1)
The Good Health Web
100(1)
HealthNet
101(1)
Med Help International
102(2)
MedAccess
104(2)
Public Health Service (PHS)
106(1)
Medical Education Information Center
107(1)
The Patient's Network
108(2)
Centers for Disease Control Home Travel Information Page
110(1)
Stanford University Hospital's Travel Medicine Service (STMS)
111(1)
Death and Dying
112(4)
DeathNet
112(2)
GriefNet
114(1)
Zen Hospice Project
115(1)
Dentistry
116(1)
American Dental Association
116(1)
Disabilities
117(7)
Deaf World Web
117(1)
The ARC Home Page
118(2)
Down Syndrome W W W Page
120(1)
Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Document Center
121(1)
Center for Information Technology Accommodation (formerly the Clearinghouse on Computer Accommodation)
122(1)
Rehabilitation Learning Center (RLC)
123(1)
Diseases and Conditions
124(1)
Attention Deficit Disorder
124(2)
Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) W W W Archive
124(1)
CH.A.D.D. Online
125(1)
AIDS
126(5)
The Body: A Multimedia AIDS and HIV Information Resource
126(2)
CDC National AIDS Clearinghouse Web Server
128(1)
HIV/AIDS Treatment Information Service (ATIS)
129(1)
The TB/HIV Research Laboratory
130(1)
Alzheimer's Disease
131(2)
Alzheimer's Association
131(1)
Alzheimer Web Home Page
132(1)
Arthritis
133(1)
Arthritis Foundation
133(1)
Cancer
134(7)
Breast Cancer Information Clearinghouse
134(1)
CANSEARCH: A Guide to Cancer Resources
135(1)
Steve Dunn's CancerGuide
136(1)
Medicine On Line---Cancer Information Center
137(1)
OncoLink
138(2)
Quick Information about Cancer for Patients and Their Families
140(1)
Diabetes and Kidney
141(6)
American Diabetes Association
141(1)
Diabetes Homepage
142(2)
Managing Your Diabetes
144(1)
NIDDK W W W Server
145(1)
Renal Net
146(1)
Hearing
147(1)
Johns Hopkins Center for Hearing and Balance
147(1)
Vision
148(2)
Eyenet
148(2)
Heart Disease
150(5)
American Heart Association
150(1)
Cardiology Compass
151(1)
The Heart: An Online Exploration
152(2)
The Heart Surgery Forum
154(1)
Neurology
155(2)
Cure Paralysis Now?
155(1)
Neurosciences on the Internet
156(1)
Sleep Disorders
157(1)
Sleep Medicine Home Page
157(1)
Emergency
158(1)
Injury Control Resource Information Network (ICRIN)
158(1)
Emotional Support
159(4)
Car Accident Web Site
159(1)
SA\VE Suicide Awareness Voices of Education
160(1)
Crisis, Grief and Healing---Men and Women
161(1)
Our Kids Home Page
162(1)
Family Health and Parenting
163(9)
Ask NOAH (New York Online Access to Health)
163(1)
Facts for Families
164(1)
Child Safety Forum
165(1)
Go Ask Alice
166(1)
National Parent Information Network (NPIN)
167(1)
Parent Soup
168(2)
ParentsPlace.com
170(2)
Fitness and Sports
172(8)
Men's Fitness OnLine
172(1)
New Balance Cyberpark USA
173(1)
Outside Online
174(2)
Training Nutrition
176(1)
The Weightlifting Page
177(1)
Balance Magazine---Fitness on the Net
178(1)
Worldguide Health and Fitness Forum
179(1)
Food and Nutrition
180(7)
Ask the Dietician
180(1)
Center for Food Safety and Nutrition
181(1)
Dole 5 A Day
182(1)
Food and Nutrition Information Center (FNIC)
183(1)
International Food Information Council (IFIC)
184(1)
North American Vegetarian Society (NAVS)
185(1)
FATFREE---The Low-Fat Vegetarian Archive
186(1)
Government, Legislation, and Healthcare Organizations
187(14)
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
187(1)
Department of Health and Human Services
188(1)
Families USA
189(1)
FedWorld
190(1)
Internet FDA
191(1)
Health Care Financing Administration (HCFA)
192(2)
Indian Health Service
194(1)
National Council Against Health Fraud Inc.
195(1)
Social Security Online
196(1)
The American Red Cross
197(1)
American Medical Association (AMA)
198(2)
National Organization of Physicians Who Care
200(1)
Hospitals
201(2)
Hospital+Net
201(1)
Hospital Web
202(1)
Managed Care and Insurance
203(5)
Aetna Health Plan
203(1)
National Committee for Quality Assurance
204(1)
Group Health Cooperative of Puget Sound
205(1)
Medical Source
206(1)
US Healthcare
207(1)
Mental Health
208(9)
Alt.Psychology.Personality.Pages
208(1)
Internet Mental Health
209(1)
Mental Health Net
210(2)
Psych Central
212(2)
InStream's PsychLink---The Behavioral and Mental Health Care Marketplace
214(1)
Self-Help and Psychology Magazine
215(1)
Therapy FAQ
216(1)
Occupational Medicine
217(4)
Dan Wallach's Home Page
217(1)
Ortho Home Page
218(1)
Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)
219(1)
Patient's Guide to Cumulative Trauma Disorders (CTD)
220(1)
Pharmaceuticals
221(6)
Drug InfoNet
221(1)
Medication Index---Medications
222(1)
RxList (Drug Database)
223(1)
PharmInfoNet
224(2)
WWW Virtual Pharmacy
226(1)
Publications and News
227(8)
New York Times---Your Health Daily
227(1)
CNN Interactive---Food and Health News
228(2)
Medical Reporter
230(2)
NewsFile
232(2)
USA Today Healthline
234(1)
Sexuality
235(2)
Online Guide to Impotence
235(1)
The Safer Sex Page
236(1)
Women's Health
237(8)
Guide to Women's Health Issues
237(1)
Atlanta Reproductive Health Centre W W W
238(2)
Women's Medical Health Page
240(1)
Women's Health Resources
241(1)
SafetyNet
242(1)
Making Sense: A Resource for Understanding Women's Health Care Issues
243(2)
PART THREE Glossary of Internet Terms 245(6)
About the Authors 251

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