Sound advice on health problems
September 22, 1997
Web posted at: 5:55 p.m. EDT (1755 GMT)
(CNN) -- There's plenty of medical information on the
Internet, but if it comes to medical information it helps to
have a discerning eye -- your personal health might otherwise
For serious information there is no better place to start out
than with the Web site of the American Medical Association.
Among its great features are an atlas of the human body,
which comes complete with internal organs, muscles and the
Three special sections let you focus on the needs of
individual family members. And while you can calculate your
body mass index, analyze your diet and check out heart
healthy recipes, you may even find a doctor close to you.
Medsite.com is a new search engine
that rates and reviews more than 10,000 medical and
It brings together a wide variety of specific information
that might otherwise be hard to find. Users can search for a
particular condition, browse the categories of listings or
simply look at the "Hot Med Sites."
The Mayo Clinic's Health Oasis has
a great first-aid section with helpful hints on all sorts of
You can take the Fast Food Quiz to find some surprising facts
about fat content, for instance, or click on the Virtual
Cookbook, which is packed with all sorts of ideas to modify
recipes. You can even send your own favorites for a healthy
This site also allows pregnant women to track their baby's
development with the illustrated calendar.
Correspondent Lori Waffenschmidt contributed to this report.