Useful information for patient education and hygiene supplies
American Academy of Periodontology
Search by symptom. Works through decision tree for possible diagnosis.
Self diagnosis. Assumes there is very little medical knowledge but need to understand decision tree process.
Largest collection of personal decision making tools. Broader source for people. Drug interaction checker that is very good. Healthfinder.gov is more open minded than medlineplus, and is better for people who want to make up their own minds.
Healthfinder.gov has an amazing search tool, usually search website only when actually in it, but this allows you to search outside the website for about 900 good sources. To get to this search tool you
click on the search tool with nothing entered and it will take you to this search tool.
Nemours foundation, separate answers for parents, kids and teenagers.An alternative source is kids.gov
Answers questions- this is good site for asking
questions. Good site for second opinion.
Good patient information
Good for person with new diagnosis or for basic information about a medical diagnosis or disease. Medical encyclopedia helpful.
Merck Manual of Medical Information
Merck Manual of Medical Information- Home Edition:
National Organization of Rare Disorders (NORD)
National Organization of Rare Disorders (NORD) www.rarediseases.org
Helps connect with others who have rare disorders, who often have information.
Get answers from actual MD's, likely residents. Set up for residents of Ohio, so when ask use Ohio zip code, 45252 (Cleveland)
Data base of questions ask, can read others questions see what they were told.
ScienceDaily: Health a good source for researching something you might have heard on the news, allow you or MD to verify source of new information.
Also Googlenews: indexes news sources.
American Dental Association
California Dental Association
Oral B Products
OraPharma, Inc. - Arestin
Smoking Cessation Links: