Thursday, December 4, 2008

The More You Know

I just came across the niftiest online health information site. It's from The National Insitutes of Health so it's trustworthy, that's one of the first things you need to do always... check the source of the information you find online. There's an awful lot of junk "science" and "information" out there. Anyhow, this is an interactive tutorial on Medline Plus that covers an impressive array of medical conditions. It allows you to choose from 3 presentations on your topic of choice - an interactive tutorial that asks you questions as you proceed to help make sure you are understanding the information, a straight tutorial with no input required from you or a text version of the information you're looking for. Something for everyone! The tutorials are narrated so those with vision difficulties can hear the information. They cover anatomy, symptoms, treatments... very thorough coverage of illnesses and conditions. I'm not always thrilled with the way government does things and spends money but this is first-rate, educational and very interesting. Go check it out... you may even find a disease or condition you didn't know you had! Just kidding.

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