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 Hepatitis, 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 "hepatitis" into the custom Pubmed feed box to receive the latest peer-reviewed publications focusing on hepatitis automatically.
We collected the best sites focusing on hepatitis-related support and information below. Please let us know if you have suggestions.
Description: "For over 60 years, CDC has been dedicated to protecting health and promoting quality of life through the prevention and control of disease, injury, and disability. We are committed to programs that reduce the health and economic consequences of the leading causes of death and disability, thereby ensuring a long, productive, healthy life for all people."
Quality: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (or CDC) is an agency of the United States Department of Health and Human Services. It is also accredited by HONcode.
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: "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."
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: "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: "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: "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: "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: "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: "The Hepatitis C Trust is the national UK charity for hepatitis C and has been operating since 2001. It is a patient-led and patient-run organisation and almost all of its Board, staff and volunteers either have hepatitis C or have had it and have cleared it after treatment."
Quality: "Our mission is to reverse the rapidly increasing death toll caused by hepatitis C in the UK until no-one dies from this preventable and treatable disease and, ultimately, it is all but eradicated in this country."
Description: "The Hepatitis C Support Project (HCSP) is a registered non-profit organization founded in 1997 by Alan Franciscus and other HCV positive individuals to address the lack of education, support, and services available at that time for the HCV population."
Quality: "HCSP's mission is to provide unbiased information, support, and advocacy to all communities affected by HCV and HIV/HCV coinfection, including medical providers."
Description: "With more than 2,750 pages of useful and helpful Hepatitis C information, at Hepatitis-Central.com you can learn about Hepatitis C and what you can do about it."
Quality: "Since 1994, Hepatitis-Central.com has been dedicated to providing in-depth and cutting edge information for Hepatitis C patients and their families, caregivers and health professionals." It also has a medical disclaimer and site description.
Description: "The goal of HIVandHepatitis.com is to produce high-quality, accurate, and timely online information about treatment, management, and prevention of HIV, hepatitis B and C, HIV/HBV and HIV/HCV coinfection, and related infectious diseases."
Quality: "Since the website's founding in 1999, our editors and contributors have sought to offer cutting-edge information -- typically from recent medical literature and conferences -- in a format that is useful to both clinicians and people living with HIV and viral hepatitis."
Description: "Hep Mag is the go-to online source for educational and social support for people living with hepatitis. The website is devoted to combating the stigma and isolation surrounding Hepatitis, and offers news, in-depth reporting, educational tools, care resources, and peer-to-peer networking."
Quality: Information about the editors and contact details are available.
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.
Click here to see all the hepatitis-related sites submitted on Diigo.com.