Websites containing quality and reliable health information can provide patients with valuable support and resources. You can follow the updates and news of these sites easily with RSS as described in this video.
If you don't want to deal with using RSS, PeRSSonalized Asthma, a free, simple, multi-lingual Webicina service that features the latest news of the most relevant social media resources focusing on medical conditions and specialties, is created for you.
This video shows how it works:
You can insert the term "Asthma" into the custom Pubmed feed box to receive the latest peer-reviewed publications focusing on asthma automatically.
We collected the best sites focusing on asthma-related support and information below. Please let us know if you have suggestions.
Description: "The WebMD content staff blends award-winning expertise in medicine, journalism, health communication and content creation to bring you the best health information possible. Our esteemed colleagues at MedicineNet.com are frequent contributors to WebMD and comprise our Medical Editorial Board. Our Independent Medical Review Board continuously reviews the site for accuracy and timeliness."
Description: "Allergy & Asthma Network Mothers of Asthmatics (AANMA) is the leading nonprofit family health organization dedicated to eliminating suffering and death due to asthma, allergies and related conditions."
Quality: "Helping America Breathe Easier For 24 Years"
Description: "The American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology is a professional association of 5,500 allergists/immunologists and allied health professionals. Established in 1942, the College is dedicated to improving the quality of patient care in allergy and immunology through research, advocacy and professional and public education."
Quality: The core values of the ACAAI are high ethical standards in providing quality patient care while advancing the specialty and supporting the practicing allergist.
Description: "The AAAAI represents, asthma specialists, clinical immunologists, allied health professionals and others with a special interest in the research and treatment of allergic disease. Established in 1943, the AAAAI has nearly 6,500 members in the United States, Canada and 60 other countries."
Quality: The AAAAI is devoted to the advancement of the knowledge and practice of allergy, asthma and immunology for optimal patient care.
Description: "We work together with people with asthma, health professionals and researchers to develop and share expertise to help people increase their understanding and reduce the effect of asthma on their lives."
Quality: "Asthma UK is the charity dedicated to improving the health and well-being of the 5.4 million people in the UK whose lives are affected by asthma."
Description: "MedPage Today is the only service for physicians that provides a clinical perspective on the breaking medical news that their patients are reading. Co-developed by MedPage Today and The University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Office of Continuing Medical Education, each article alerts clinicians to breaking medical news, with summaries and actionable information enabling them to better understand the implications."
Description: "ScienceDaily is one of the Internet’s most popular science news web sites. Since starting in 1995, the award-winning site has earned the loyalty of students, researchers, healthcare professionals, government agencies, educators and the general public around the world. Now with more than 3 million monthly visitors, ScienceDaily generates nearly 15 million page views a month and is steadily growing in its global audience."
Description: "MedlinePlus will direct you to information to help answer health questions. MedlinePlus brings together authoritative information from NLM, the National Institutes of Health (NIH), and other government agencies and health-related organizations. MedlinePlus also has extensive information about drugs, an illustrated medical encyclopedia, interactive patient tutorials, and latest health news."
Description: "MedicineNet.com is an online, healthcare media publishing company. It provides easy-to-read, in-depth, authoritative medical information for consumers via its robust, user-friendly, interactive web site."
Quality: Since 1996, MedicineNet.com has had a highly accomplished, uniquely experienced team of qualified etexecutives in the fields of medicine, healthcare, Internet technology, and business to bring you the most comprehensive, sought after healthcare information anywhere.
Description: "eMedicineHealth.com is a consumer health information site that was launched in May 2003. The site contains over 900 health and medical articles written by physicians for patients and consumers."
Description: "We want to break down the "medical language barrier" between the doctor and the patient. Critical medical information must be presented in a clear and understandable language so that the patient fully understands his or her choices and decisions. Ultimately, it is the patient who must make the critical health choices."
Description: "Health24 content is educational, relevant, and medically reviewed. The aim of the editorial is to enable readers to make informed decisions about their health.
The site covers a wide range of topics, such as in-depth information on common medical conditions, diet, fitness, pregnancy, parenting, men's and women's health. It is continually being updated by a team of medical specialists and journalists."
Description: "Everyday Health is for consumers who need to manage their conditions daily, get answers to their most important health-related questions, or find thorough information about how to get and stay well."
Description: "Get asthma information and other important information about asthma treatment, asthma prevention, asthma medication, asthma research, adult asthma, pediatric asthma, asthma treatment, asthma diagnosis, what is asthma, coping with asthma, and exercise induced asthma."
Description: "Free articles and multimedia from The NY Times, including information on symptoms, diagnosis, treatments, tests, and surgical procedures, as well as current news and interviews with leading experts."
Quality: "The Company’s core purpose is to enhance society by creating, collecting and distributing high-quality news, information and entertainment."
Description: "Health information for the whole family."
Quality: "Familydoctor.org is operated by the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP), a national medical organization representing more than 93,700 family physicians, family practice residents and medical students. All of the information on this site has been written and reviewed by physicians and patient education professionals at the AAFP". It is also accredited by HONcode.
Description: "Asthma Society of Canada presents a guide on how to live with asthma through education and proper treatment."
Quality: "For over 35 years, we have been a leader in asthma care. We`re the experts. We are dedicated to helping Canadians live with asthma through research and education." It is also accredited by HONcode.
Delicious is a social bookmarking service that allows users to tag, save, manage and share web pages from a centralized source. With emphasis on the power of the community, Delicious greatly improves how people discover, remember and share on the Internet.
StumbleUpon helps you discover and share great websites. As you click Stumble!, we deliver high-quality pages matched to your personal preferences. These pages have been explicitly recommended by your friends or one of 6 million+ other websurfers with interests similar to you.
Diigo: If you browse or read a lot on the web, we believe you will find Diigo indispensable. Diigo is two services in one -- it is a research and collaborative research tool on the one hand, and a knowledge-sharing community and social content site on the other.
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