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Patient Education and Consumer Health
The purpose of this Guide is to provide quick access to some of the best patient education sources currently available.
These are some of the best and most reliable sources for patient handouts, as reviewed by medical Librarians.
Best Bet :
Consumer Health & Patient Education Databases : Find Articles and Patient Handouts
The following can be used to supplement the official Ascension Wisconsin Patient Education resources, but do not replace them.
Nursing Reference Center - Patient Education
More Free Quality Internet Sites for Consumer Health & Patient Education
These are the sites we recommend :
American Cancer Society
Accurate, up-to-date info on all aspects of cancer.
From The National Cancer Institute. Up-to-date and accurate cancer info for health professionals and patients. Also offers access to Cancer Information summaries including treatment, screning, prevention and supportive information.
Lab Tests - Medline Plus
Tests arranged aphabetically and by disease.
Cancer information on types, treatment, and coping. From the University of Pennsylvania.
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Diabetes Education Resources - Getting Around this Guide
Getting around this guide:
Evaluating Health Info on the Web
Drug Info for Patients & Families
The following is a list of recommended resources that are freely available on the web.