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Health Information     

Diseases and conditions, exercise, general health information can be found at the Librarian’s Index to the Internet.  Search for information on drugs and their possible interactions with food and other drugs at the American Academy of Family Physicians.  Visit the government’s Medicare site for the latest news on Medicare.

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Hungry?  The

food composition link

at the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food and Nutrition Information Center will provide just the information you need to know on just how much calcium is in your brocolii.

Interested in natural remedies?  According to Stephen Barrett, MD, in the March 04 issue of “Health,” there are few reliable sites on the Internet on alternative medicine. One that is reliable is the Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database.  Although it’s fee based for 92.00 per year, the site covers more than 1,200 supplements.  The site is maintained by a California based company which does not accept advertising.

For a reliable free site, not as comprehensive as the above, try the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer site.

The Merck Manual of Medical Information is now available online.  This is the place to look if you want more information on a particular diagnosis.