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Healthcare Online for Dummies (For Dummies)

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Healthcare Online For Dummies empowers you to search the vast, sometimes confusing, resources of the Internet and find the medical information you need. The Internet and this book won't replace doctors, but Healthcare Online For Dummies will enable you to become an informed partner with your healthcare provider. This book includes sections on online search techniques, wellness, and major illnesses. An extensive directory of health and medical sites lists many of the best sites the Web has to offer.

About the Author

Howard Wolinsky has written about healthcare for nearly 30 years for publications and Web sites such as WebMD, OnHealth.com, American Health, and The Lancet. He was the health reporter at the Chicago Sun-Times for 15 years, where he currently covers technology subjects. He also teaches medical writing at the University of Chicago. His coverage of health issues has won him awards from numerous groups including the National Press Club, the American Heart Association, and the Arthritis Foundation. Wolinsky holds master?s and bachelor?s degrees in journalism from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign.

Judi Wolinsky was in the right place at the right time. She was a graduate student in libraryscience at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, when Mosaic, the first Internetgraphic browser, was introduced there. The Internet changed everything for her — and foreveryone else.

She's now head of reference services at the Homewood (Illinois) Public Library, where she andher able staff use the Net and old-fashioned print resources to find the answers to their patrons' questions.

Table of Contents

Foreword.

Introduction.

About This Book.

Foolish Assumptions.

How This Book Is Organized.

Part I: Getting Started.

Part II: Tapping into the Power of the Web.

Part III: Researching Your Medical Concerns Online.

Part IV: Using the Web to Research Major Illnesses.

Part V: Staying Healthy in All the Seasons of Life.

Part VI: Using the Web for Wellness.

Part VII: The Part of Tens.

Healthcare Online For Dummies Internet Directory.

Conventions Used in This Book.

Icons Used in This Book.

Where to Go from Here.

Part I: Getting Started.

Chapter 1: Getting Ready to Pan for Health Gold Online.

Chapter 2: Tools for Finding Health Information Online.

Part II: Tapping Into the Power of the Web.

Chapter 3: Finding Dr. Right.

Chapter 4: Locating the Best Hospital.

Chapter 5: Navigating the Health Insurance Maze.

Part III: Researching Your Medical Concerns Online.

Chapter 6: Researching a Disease Step-by-Step.

Chapter 7: Researching and Buying Medicines.

Chapter 8: Researching Alternative Medicine.

Part IV: Using the Web to Research Major Illnesses.

Chapter 9: Heart Disease and Stroke.

Chapter 10: Cancer.

Chapter 11: Diabetes.

Chapter 12: Arthritis.

Chapter 13: HIV/AIDS, Hepatitis, and Other Infectious Diseases.

Part V: Staying Healthy in All the Seasons of Life.

Chapter 14: Infants', Kids', and Teens' Health.

Chapter 15: Women's Health.

Chapter 16: Men's Health.

Chapter 17: Seniors' Health.

Part VI: Using the Web for Wellness.

Chapter 18: Eating Right, Staying Fit.

Chapter 19: Mental Fitness.

Part VII: The Part of Tens.

Chapter 20: Ten Virtual Health Fair Booths.

Chapter 21: Ten Must-See Health Sites.

Appendix.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780764506840
Foreword:
Heimlich, Henry J.
Author:
Wolinsky, Judi
Author:
Wolinsky, Howard
Author:
Heimlich, Henry J.
Publisher:
For Dummies
Location:
New York
Subject:
Reference
Subject:
Internet - General
Subject:
Medicine
Subject:
Health
Subject:
Alternative medicine
Subject:
Health and hygiene
Subject:
Allied Health Services - General
Subject:
Medicine, popular
Subject:
Online Services - General
Subject:
Online Services - Resource Directories
Subject:
Information storage and retrieval systems
Subject:
Medical care
Subject:
Medical informatics
Subject:
Self-care, health
Subject:
Electronic information resource searching
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Computers
Series:
For Dummies (Computers)
Series Volume:
no. 12
Publication Date:
20010615
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
360
Dimensions:
9.18x7.35x.76 in. 1.20 lbs.

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