Being a Savvy Consumer, and More on Insomnia
Annotation:Harvard Family Health Guide - A list of questions to ask your health care provider.
Annotation:Consumers Union of U.S. - Consumers Union of U.S.
Annotation:National Heart Lung and Blood Institute, National Institutes of Health - A repository of government supported research and information on sleep disorders from the National Institutes of Health.
Annotation:Sleepcenters.org, American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM) - Directory of AASM accredited sleep center and laboratory members in the United States.
Annotation:Founded by physicians and scientists, this site provides information and support to patients and health care professionals. Includes information on sleep and sleep disorders; treatments, good sleep health and directories to locate a sleep lab or a sleep doctor. The online forums are not moderated.
Annotation:U.S. Food and Drug Administration - Suggestions regarding the safe use of medicines, including questions to ask your doctor, and tips on how to cut medicine costs. The section of the FDA website devoted to consumers has numerous other useful information and resources, including how to report a bad reaction to a medicine, and how to protect yourself from health fraud.
Annotation:SeniorNet and Dr. Terrie Wurzbacher - Doctors and patients can sometimes be on different wavelengths. This article provides practical tips on how to prepare for an effective medical appointment.
Annotation:National Institute on Aging, National Institutes of Health - Tips for finding reliable health information.
Annotation:MedlinePlus - Excellent guidelines for evaluating web resources for the consumer.
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