Remember the old adage: "You can't believe everything you hear or read." That is especially true when it comes to information found throughout the internet.
We have scrutinized many medical and health related web sources to help link you to information that is both accurate and up to date. Check out these helpful links:
Medical Sites that we highly recommend:
FAMILYDOCTOR.ORG is one of the most comprehensive, easy to use, medical sites which you will find. It includes up to date information on numerous medical conditions, as well as a drug reference, medical dictionary, and physician directory.
Your Disease Risk is an informative site that helps you determine your risk for cancer, heart disease, stroke, osteoporosis and diabetes.
OHPCO.ORG is a site that gives you all the information needed to complete your Advanced Directive/Living Will.
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Mypyramid.gov gives new recommendations to replace the now outdated food pyramid. Find healthy diet information that can be taylored to your lifestyle and activity level.
Medicarerxeducation.org provides helpful information about the new Medicare part D prescription drug benefits.
Traveling out of the country? Find out what immuniztions you will need at CDC.gov/travel.
Are you depressed? Take the depression screening test at: depression-screening.org to determine whether you have symptoms of depression. Bring a print-out of your results to your next office visit to discuss these symptoms with your physician.
What is your heart attack risk? Take the quick calculator quiz at: Nhlbi.nih.gov
Other helpful general medical information sites are: WEBMD.COM, MayoClinic.com, MerckSource
Links to specific medical problems: