How to Find Health Information on the Internet
June 1998
ISBN 1-56802-271-9
Paperback, 332 pages, list price $35.95

New diseases, new treatments, potential breakthroughs, new health care delivery systems. Everything is changing so quickly in health care today. And the huge growth in the Internet is revolutionizing the way consumers learn about health issues. With the thousands of free health-related Internet sites now available, people need help finding reliable information that can help them stay well and battle any illnesses that strike them or their loved ones.

That's what makes How to Find Health Information on the Internet so invaluable. Its descriptions of how to access more than 600 of the best health-related Web sites, mailing lists, and Usenet newsgroups make it the most complete, reliable, and up-to-date guide available.

Using How to Find Health Information on the Internet, readers can learn how to stay healthy, how to investigate specific illnesses, and how to find online support from others who suffer the same illness – or can use the book as a broad survey of what health information is available online.

Besides providing the site listings, author and investigative journalist Bruce Maxwell describes how health information he found on the Internet helped save his life, lists numerous criteria to consider when assessing the quality of Internet health information, and provides a useful glossary of Internet terms. A detailed 25-page index provides fast access to the book's wealth of information.

There are three ways to buy this book:

1. Call the publisher, Congressional Quarterly Books, toll-free at 1-800-638-1710 (call 202-822-1475 if you're in the Washington, D.C., area). Customer service representatives are available from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. EST, Monday through Friday.

2. Place an order online at an Internet bookstore such as

3. Order it from your local bookstore.

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