Peter Yellowlees MD Your Health in the Information Age
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How you and your doctor can use the Internet to work together
Useful internet links

This page has a list of useful links that you can use. Most are quoted in the book, but obviously as these links change I will try to keep them up to date as much as possible. Enjoy!

For general information on almost any topic go to Wikipedia, the ultimate online encyclopedia at: www.wikipedia.org and for all simple searches use google at www.google.com or yahoo at www.yahoo.com

To find out how many people use the internet for healthcare, and for a series of internet health reports, go to the Pew Foundation at www.pewfoundation.org or www.pewinternet.org or look at Harris Interactive at www.harrisinteractive.com

To find excellent online courses on internet searching go to www.netskills.ac.uk

For high quality health information on a US Government page go to: www.medlineplus.gov or www.healthfinder.gov or to the National Institutes of Health www.nih.gov or the National Library of Medicine at www.nlm.nih.gov

The United Kingdom equivalent sites are www.intute.ac.uk or www.connectingforhealth.nhs.uk and in Australia the site is www.healthinsite.gov.au

For clinical trials on almost any topic anywhere in the US go to: www.clinicaltrials.gov

For information on health prevention go to http://odphp.osophs.dhhs.gov

To search for academic papers at Pub Med go to www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed or to psycinfo at www.apa.org/psycinfo

Find clinical guidelines for best practice treatment protocols at www.guideline.gov and evidence based medicine reviews at www.cochrane.org

Find high quality commercially written health information at WebMD at www.webmd.com, excellent continuing medical education articles and the free online peer reviewed journal, the Medscape Journal of Medicine, at www.medscape.com as well as the high quality review papers from eMedicine at www.eMedicine.com

For groups of other people with multiple similar interests, health or otherwise, go to google groups at http://groups.google.com/group/healthyliving

To experience virtual reality join Second Life, and find me as my avatar Nash Baldwin, at www.secondlife.com

To find the latest in academic and commercial health information technology go to the American Medical Informatics Association at www.amia.org , to the American Telemedicine Association at www.atmeda.org or to the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society at www.himss.org

For futuristic views of where we are going look at Internet2 at www.internet2.edu or go to NASA at www.nasa.gov

Enjoy!!