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Being a Savvy Consumer, and More on Stress

Annotation:The Cleveland Clinic - Types of professional help available.

Annotation:AARP & A.D.A.M. - Questions that may be asked by your doctor.

Annotation:American Massage Therapy Association - Questions you want to ask a therapist.

Annotation:American Massage Therapy Association - Searchable directory.

Annotation:MedlinePlus - A comprehensive overview and links to resources from Medline Plus.

Annotation:The American Institute of Stress is a non-profit organization established in 1978 at the request of Dr Hans Selye to serve as a clearinghouse for information on all stress related subjects. Some services are only available to members or subscribers.

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. Check out the whole section of the FDA website devoted to consumers for other useful articles 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:Medline Plus - Excellent guidelines for evaluating web resources for the consumer.


Visit the PlaneTree Health Information Center online: NOTE: This information should not be viewed as a means for self-diagnosis or a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment.

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