April 6, 2009

New Source of Reliable, Health Information on the Web

Are you looking for reliable health information on the Internet? Check out healthfinder.gov, a new website of the National Health Information Center of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

Available in English and Spanish, healthfinder.gov is full of personalized, actionable health and wellness information and tools presented in an easy-to-read format with simple navigation. Some features of the site include:
  • Quick-reference health guides with facts, actions, and Start Today tips;
  • Personalized health recommendations based on age and sex;
  • Interactive tools like menu planners, calorie counters, videos, and online checkups;
  • Information on specific disease prevention topics;
  • Lists of questions patients can take to the doctor;
  • Links to information from more than 1,600 government and nonprofit organizations;
  • Tools to locate health care providers including federally funded health centers that care for patients, even if they do not have health insurance; and
  • A calendar of national health observances, useful in promoting health events.
Visit healthfinder.gov and see for yourself why it is listed as one of the Medical Library Association’s Top Ten Most Useful Web Sites. A good place to start is with this tour.

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