Check out These Top e-Health Sites

Here is a partial list of popular e-health Web sites.

- ADoctorInYourHouse.com (www.adoctorinyourhouse.com) This site features celebrities discussing the serious illnesses they have experienced along with leading medical experts providing health information.

- allHealth (www.allhealth.com) This site is run by the women-oriented iVillage, and offers features on health care issues, as well as special-interest communities and support groups.

- AMA Health Insight (www.ama-assn.org/consumer.htm) This site was launched in 1997 by the American Medical Association in Chicago. All of the information is approved by an editorial board.

- America’s Doctor (www.americasdoctor.com) This site provides free access to board-certified or board-eligible physicians 24 hours a day.

- drkoop.com (www.drkoop.com) This popular site is led by C. Everett Koop, MD, former U.S. surgeon general.

- Drug Infonet (www.druginfonet.com) This site includes details from package inserts and consumer pamphlets for many drugs.

- Emd.com (www.emd.com) This site is integrated with an Internet-based medication management and charting system designed to help physicians improve patient compliance and outcomes.

- Hardin Meta Directory (www.lib.uiowa.edu/hardin/md/index.html) This site is sponsored by the University of Iowa. It groups medical links by category.

- HealthAnswers.com (www.healthanswers.com) This site includes news plus a drug database.

- Health Central (www.healthcentral.com) This site offers general-interest information as well as reports from TV and radio physician Dean Edell.

- Healthfinder (www.healthfinder.gov) This site is the government’s directory of authoritative health information.

- HealthAtoZ.com (www.healthatoz.com) This site allows users to personalize the home page with news and features targeted to their interests.

- Healtheon/WebMD (www.webmd.com) This site offers information for both physicians and consumers. Companies such as Microsoft have invested in this site.

- InteliHealth (www.intelihealth.com) This site is a joint venture of Aetna U.S. Healthcare and Johns Hopkins University Hospital and Health Care system in Baltimore.

- Mayo Clinic Health Oasis (www.mayohealth.org) The editors of this site are physicians at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN.

- MediConsult.com (www.mediconsult.com) This site, run by an independent consumer-health marketing company based in New York, provides peer-reviewed educational materials.

- MedHelp International (www.medhelp.org) This site is run by an independent, nonprofit organization.

- MedicineNet.com (www.medicinenet.com) This site claims all of its health news and resources are produced by doctors.

- Medscape (www.medscape.com) This site is geared toward physicians and is organized by medical specialties. It offers a consumer link through CBS HealthWatch.

- OnHealth (www.onhealth.com) This site offers information from major medical journals and hospitals.

- ThriveOnline (www.thriveonline.com) This site is a subsidiary of Oxygen Media, a women’s Web and cable TV company. It is targeted to women’s health issues.