On the Net
Medical sites are just what the doctor ordered
October 7, 1996
Web posted at: 4:45 p.m. EDT
From Correspondent Brian Nelson
(CNN) -- They are no substitute for the doctor, but some
Internet sites can give you answers to common medical
problems. In cyberspace, the doctor is always in.
But Internet surfers looking for health advice, beware. On-
line medical information is a medical supplement, not a
You can start with a search of the Internet under the
category of "health," which will yield thousands of sites
ready to give out information and advice on what ails you.
For kids only
From stomach aches to poison ivy, KidsDoctor is a useful
resource for parents with questions about their children's
Do a keyword search for a list of informative articles to
read. The site has information on more than 200 children's
KidsDoctor also offers the practical knowledge of
pediatrician Lewis Coffin. The good doctor doesn't want to
replace your own family practicioner, but his friendly "on-
line" manner makes it easy to get helpful, family-oriented
An alternative to traditional medicine
If you're into alternative methods of healing, visit the
HotWired Healthclinic and ask Dr. Weil any question. This
Harvard-trained M.D. and author of several best-selling
alternative health books, specializes in mind/body
interactions and medical botany .
One of the most interesting features of the Web site is the
Doctor Weil Database, a comprehensive collection of home
remedies people can use to treat common aliments -- remedies
Dr. Weil says are safe, natural, effective and inexpensive.
Medical information at your fingertips
America's Housecall Network is a good place for general
medical information. It's an online medical encyclopedia with
more than 30,000 pages of helpful health and medical
articles. Daily medical news updates give you the details
behind the medical headlines and bulletin boards serve
specific medical conditions.
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