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 Parkinson's Disease, 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 "Parkinson's disease" into the custom Pubmed feed box to receive the latest peer-reviewed publications focusing on Parkinson's disease automatically.
We collected the best sites focusing on Parkinson's disease-related support and information below. Please let us know if you have suggestions.
Description: "The latest Parkinson's Disease News articles published daily. Includes news on parkinson's disease (PD) - nerve cell loss in the brain (substantia nigra) resulting in less dopamine production, leading to movement difficulties."
Quality: The most comprehensive medical news site. More than 2 million unique visitors every month.
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: "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: "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: "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: "For The Michael J. Fox Foundation, there is one clear measure of success: delivering patients better treatments and, ultimately, a cure for Parkinson's disease."
Quality: "The Michael J. Fox Foundation is dedicated to finding a cure for Parkinson’s disease through an aggressively funded research agenda and to ensuring the development of improved therapies for those living with Parkinson’s today."
Description: "The Parkinson’s Disease Foundation (PDF) is a leading national presence in Parkinson’s disease research, education and public advocacy. We are working for the nearly one million people in the US who live with Parkinson’s by funding promising scientific research to find the causes of and a cure for Parkinson's while supporting people with Parkinson’s, their families and caregivers through educational programs and support services."
Quality: "The mission of the Parkinson's Disease Foundation is not only to pursue the cure for Parkinson’s but also to provide assistance to the people who live with the disease. A top priority for PDF remains the dissemination of accurate, accessible information about Parkinson’s to people with the disease and their families."
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: "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: "As consumers increasingly migrate online to self-manage their health, Healthline Networks has realized the importance of delivering rich, easy-to-understand health information to help people make better decisions about their health."
Description: "The New York Times presents a comprehensive library of medical topics, including in-depth articles on diseases, conditions, tests, symptoms, injuries and surgeries. The encyclopedic reference is frequently updated and reviewed by doctors, medical writers and editors."
Quality: The Company’s core purpose is to enhance society by creating, collecting and distributing high-quality news, information and entertainment.
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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