Healthcare Online For Dummies

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Wiley, Jun 15, 2001 - Computers - 360 pages
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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.

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This engaging, well-written book would be useful for public and school library collections if the authors had followed their excellent recommendations for evaluating health web sites before ... Read full review

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Foreword xxtf
Tools for Finding Health Information Online
Tapping Into the Pouter of the Web

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About the author (2001)

Howard Wolinsky has written about healthcare for nearly 30 years for publications and Web sites such as WebMD,, 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.

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