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Websites for Health and Wellness. Dr. Ruthy Watson. What are some of the advantages of getting health information from the Internet?. Easy access Global resources Variety of perspectives Comprehensive information. What are some possible downsides of getting health information online?.

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what are some of the advantages of getting health information from the internet
What are some of the advantages of getting health information from theInternet?
  • Easy access
  • Global resources
  • Variety of perspectives
  • Comprehensive information
what are some possible downsides of getting health information online
What are some possible downsides of getting health information online?
  • Inaccurate information
  • Too much information
  • Self-diagnosis
  • Health professional conflicts
advancements in technology
Advancements in technology
  • For Professionals
  • Electronic Medical Records
  • GPS
  • Web-based meetings/conferences
  • How are health professionals using this technology?
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Advancements in technology
  • For Consumers/Patients
  • Cell phones
  • Laptop computers
  • How are consumers using this technology?
websites for women s health
Websites for Women’s Health
  • http://www.womenshealth.gov/
  • http://women.webmd.com/
  • http://www.cdc.gov/Women/
websites for childrens health
Websites for Childrens Health
  • http://www.who.int/topics/child_health/en/
  • http://www.nichd.nih.gov/
  • http://www.nyhealth.gov/nysdoh/chplus/
websites for men s health
Websites for Men’s Health
  • http://www.cdc.gov/men/
  • http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/menshealth.html
  • http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/mens-health/MY00394
websites for health professionals and researchers
Websites for Health professionals and researchers
  • http://jmh.sagepub.com/
  • http://www.nimh.nih.gov/index.shtml
  • http://my.americanheart.org/professional/
how do we advise our clients and patients regarding
How do we advise our clients and patients regarding:
  • Where to find health information on the Internet?
  • How to use information from the Internet?
  • Approaching their doctor with information found online?
how do we advise our colleagues
How do we advise our colleagues:
  • Who are faced with patients that want to compare advice that has been found on the internet to the advice from their provider?