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 Osteoporosis, 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 "osteoporosis" into the custom Pubmed feed box to receive the latest peer-reviewed publications focusing on osteoporosis automatically.
We collected the best sites focusing on osteoporosis-related support and information below. Please let us know if you have suggestions.
Description: "The National Osteoporosis Foundation is the leading consumer and community-focused health organization dedicated to the prevention of osteoporosis and broken bones, the promotion of strong bones for life and the reduction of human suffering through programs of public and clinician awareness, education, advocacy and research."
Quality: "NOF is led by a dedicated Board of Trustees committed to guiding our mission and responsible for the direction and fiscal integrity of the organization. The NOF Board of Trustees is comprised of field leaders and experts, including medical and scientific thought leaders, corporate and foundation trailblazers, political leaders, and consumer advocates who contribute time, talent, and financial resources to the organization."
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."
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: "HealthCommunities.com, a comprehensive website that covers more than 650 disease and conditions, is a part of Remedy Health Media’s trusted family of award-winning offerings, which includes content created in conjunction with long-standing editorial partners the University of California at Berkeley School of Public Health and Johns Hopkins Medicine."
Description: "The latest Bones News and Orthopedics News articles published daily. Includes news on preservation, restoration, and development of the musculoskeletal system and threats to bone health."
Quality: The most comprehensive medical news site. More than 2 million unique visitors every month.
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 International Osteoporosis Foundation (IOF), registered as a not-for-profit, non-governmental foundation in Switzerland, functions as a global alliance of patient, medical and research societies, scientists, health care professionals, and international companies concerned about bone health."
Quality: "IOF works to advance the understanding of osteoporosis and to promote prevention, diagnosis and treatment of the disease worldwide. The Foundation does this through numerous programs, projects and activities." It is also accredited by HONcode.
Description: "American Bone Health provides education, resources, and tools to help you understand bone disease and bone health. Whether you are newly diagnosed with osteoporosis, looking for testing, in a treatment program or interested in ways to prevent bone loss, American Bone Health has a wealth of information to help you."
Quality: "The mission of American Bone Health is to mobilize communities with timely bone health information that supports strong and healthy bones and prevents osteoporosis and fractures. Established by the Foundation for Osteoporosis Research and Education (FORE) as a community-based, chapter-driven, health organization, American Bone Health builds capacity for local community outreach through technical support, programs and public awareness campaigns. We engage public advocates for osteoporosis prevention, detection and treatment."
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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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