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YOUR GUIDE TO
Healthy Web Sites

Web site of American Urological Association FoundationAmerican Urological Association Foundation
www.urologyhealth.org/
auafhome.asp
Credible information regarding urological health is available at this site overseen by the American Urological Association Foundation. Topics of interest include prostate health, kidney and adrenal diseases, bladder control problems, sexual function and infertility, vasectomy, sexually transmitted diseases, inflammation, infections, cancers, and urinary tract infections. Visitors can find a urologist in their area in the site’s search function.

Hardin Library for the Health Sciences
www.lib.uiowa.edu/hardin/md
This university-based site provides a wide range of photographs of medical conditions, including skin cancers, warts, Lyme disease, and psoriasis. Not for the faint of heart, the pictures can help consumers do an initial self-diagnosis of skin problems or may at least help them rule out certain conditions. Links to a variety of other websites round out the usefulness of the site.

Web site of National Institute of Mental HealthNational Institute
of Mental Health

www.nimh.nih.gov/health
A wealth of information about mental health issues can be found on this federal government site. Topics can be researched alphabetically or by age and gender. Each of the disorder sections includes a definition of the condition, a description of signs and symptoms, appropriate treatments, where to get help and locate services, and related information. The list of covered illnesses includes anxiety, autism, bipolar, depression, eating disorders, post-traumatic stress disorder, and suicide prevention.

NetWellness
www.netwellness.org
This nonprofit consumer site provides health and wellness information created by medical and health care faculty of three Midwestern universities. Common and uncommon mental and physical conditions are thoroughly covered in the general Health Topics section. Site visitors can also find prevention-oriented articles in the Health Centers listing that organizes coverage by ethnic group, gender, age, and major condition. A team of nearly 500 health care professionals answers health-care related questions online.

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