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Men's Health on the Internetby M. Sandra Wood
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The best health resources for men on the Net Men's Health on the Internet puts the best of what the Web has to offer on the subject into one handy volume. Use it as a guide to the best Web sites representing men's health organizations, reliable sites where you can find current health news for men, and much more This important book evaluates Web sites for content, clarity, and user-friendliness, and shows you how to conduct a focused, subject-specific search. From editor M. Sandra Wood: It is well known that men are less likely than women to seek health care. Men tend to wait as long as possible to see a doctor about a health problem, making early diagnosis difficult if not impossible. Given the fact that men seem to be more private about their illnesses, the Internet provides an excellent place for them to seek health care information.Men's Health on the Internet: examines what men need and expect as health care consumers provides an overview of the resources available on the World Wide Web teaches you about search engines and how to use them to find what you?re looking for quickly and efficiently points you toward information on cancer--Web-based resources on risk factors, early detection, and treatment brings you reliable resources for information on prostate problems puts you in touch with reliable information men's concerns, including hair loss, high blood pressure (hypertension), heart health, infertility/impotence, and physical fitness includes resources for gay men's health issues increases your awareness of different types of Internet resources, including mailing lists, newsgroups, and real-time communicationInformation resources on the Internet relating to health issues, from Web sites to newsletters to chat groups, are abundant. Some are much more reliable than others, and there is just as much variety when it comes to ease of use. Take control--use Men's Health on the Internet to sift through the often overwhelming number of related sites to find the information you need
Book News Annotation:
Reference librarians Wood and Coggan present nine contributions that list and review web sites providing information on cancer in men, prostate health, male infertility and impotence, gay health issues, sports and exercise, high blood pressure, heart disease, hair loss, and the possibilities of male menopause. An introductory essay provides more general information on finding information about health on the Internet. Also published as Health Care on the Internet, v.6, nos.1/2.
Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Men's Health on the Internet puts the best of what the Web has to offer on the subject into one handy volume. Use it as a guide to the best Web sites representing men's health organizations, reliable sites where you can find current health news for men, and much more You'll also learn to do an accurate search for the information you need about men's health issues including cancer, prostate problems, infertility and impotence, gay men's health issues, sports and exercise, high blood pressure (hypertension), heart disease, male menopause, and hair loss.
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