There is plenty of free medical information on the Web. The main problem is figuring out if you can trust the source to provide accurate information. Your friends at About.com have come to rescue by hosting medical information from A.D.A.M., one of the most trusted sources of medical information available online.
Here are some of the very useful free medical information resources from the A.D.A.M. Healthcare Center on the About Network:
Health Illustrated Encyclopedia – This is an impressive online encyclopedia organized in eight major sections. The alphabetical listings in each section are so extensive that they can be a little overwhelming. You can always use the search box at the top of the page if the listings are too intimidating.
In Depth Reports – When you are looking for more extensive information than found in the encyclopedia articles you can check out the extensive list of medical information reports. Although the alphabetical list is quite long, it appears on one page, so you can easily scroll down the page and scan the list for articles of interest.
Care Guides – The Care Guides address some of the major conditions that people face such as high blood pressure, asthma, and diabetes. Each guide is orgazized into a dozen or so steps that can be followed for each condition. Each step has a page dedicated to explaining what is involved.
Surgeries and Procedures – This section contains illustrated articles covering many surgeries, procedures and tests. The listing is organized by medical category.
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