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February 24, 2008

Newsletter 02-24-08

Filed under: newsletter — seniorgeek @ 9:53 pm

A very close friend of mine found out she has lymphoma cancer and I am dedicating this week’s newsletter to her. A coverage of a number of medical related sites.

If you need or want to know where major health outbreaks are take a kook a the HEALTHmap. It shows you where more than 50 diseases have been reported around the world, who is reporting and how ‘hot’ an outbreak is based on the number of reports. Drill down by content and city or narrow by disease and read what has been reported in the last 30 days. This site is by the Children’s Hospital Informatics Program (Boston) and the Harvard-MIT Division of Health Sciences & Technology.

MedTerms medical dictionary is the medical reference for Our doctors define difficult medical language in easy-to-understand explanations of over 16,000 medical terms. Medterms online medical dictionary provides quick access to hard-to-spell and often misspelled medical definitions through an extensive alphabetical listing. When you are using the search engine on this site, if you know the spelling, use the search function above to look up the meaning of the medical term in MedTerms and find related medical articles on If you’re not sure of the spelling (medical misspellings are common), type the first few letters, followed by an asterisk(*).

The AMA site has what is called the Atlas of the Body. It shows all the many systems in your body, what they do. This includes the respiratory, circulatory, nervous systems, and much more. Each is supported b detail graphics highlighting the functions and organs.

MedlinePlus will direct you to information to help answer health questions. MedlinePlus brings together authoritative information from NLM, the National Institutes of Health (NIH), and other government agencies and health-related organizations. Preformulated MEDLINE searches are included in MedlinePlus and give easy access to medical journal articles. MedlinePlus also has extensive information about drugs, an illustrated medical encyclopedia, interactive patient tutorials, and latest health news.

“Whoever stubbornly refuses to accept criticism will suddenly be destroyed beyond recovery.”


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