What is the best online source for medical information?
I seem to spend a long time trying to find good medical information when I look online. Often what comes up first in the search engines isn't very helpful. What do you do when looking for information about family medical conditions?
1. eMedicine is a great site. They have consumer and professional level resources. To find them Google the condition followed by eMedicine.
2. US government service called meddling
3. If you are comfortable with professional level info, the Cochrane collection does meta research regarding various topics and is used by professionals. http://www.cochrane.org/cochrane-reviews
4. Honcode verified sites. http://www.hon.ch/HONcode/Patients/Visitor/visitor.html
And some tips on this topic from Honcode:
http://www.hon.ch/HONcode/Patients/visi … eUse2.html
I like the Mayo Clinic website if I feel I need to look up something medical.
i did a lot of medical and health writing where I had to have a lot of references. I used Mayo Clinic and Cleveland Clinic for most of it.
Try WebMD.com they are a great site that produces articles on what ever health issue you may have.
I prefer the Mayo Clinic website as well. Sometimes I may look up info on WebMD.
I tend to think that it's got to be Web Md or Mayo Clinic, but I would search several sites to cross reference information. Very obscure diseases and diagnosis may not be made on the larger sites. If you are trying to do a self diagnosis, then reading forums with people with similar conditions can be beneficial.
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