Health Information Sources

Be careful on the web with health information you find!!

Many sources of information on healthcare on the web are just plain wrong, and many will try to sell you their version of the modern "cure all" supplement for your health condition. Remember this - if it really worked that well and fixed all the ills it promises - why are they the "undiscovered" source of this miraculous discovery - wouldn't it be on the news and wouldn't a major company be selling it so they could make a fortune for themselves and/or their stockholders??

So, how do you find a reliable and credible source of information when you have a medical question or problem that you would like more information on? We've taken the guesswork out of the information found on the web with the links below. I endorse them and use them regularly in daily patient care. CLICK ON THE LINKS below to get to them.

bulletwww.family doctor.org - GREAT health information - sponsored by the American Academy of Family Physicians.
bulletAgency for Health Care Policy and Research- AHCPR clinical practice guidelines.
bulletAlzheimer's Association
bulletAmerican Academy of Pain Management
bulletAmerican Diabetes Association
bulletImmunization Action Coalition - for individuals and organizations concerned about vaccine-preventable diseases.
bulletNational Institute of Health (NIH)
bulletNeedyMeds - Lists indigent drug programs and eligibility information.
bulletTobacco Free Kids - Largest non-government initiative against teen smoking!
bulletTar Wars - the award-winning national tobacco education program for fifth-grade students. For info call (800) TAR-WARS.
bulletVisible Human Project - Images and Animations of the human body. The main Visible Human Project home page is: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/research/visible/visible_human.html.
bullet Weight-loss Health guidelines for overweight or obese individuals who may have heart or cholesterol problems - from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute.
bulletDrRohde.com - my practice web site