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The seventh edition of this comprehensive and authoritative guide provides more than 2,000 popular, publicly available health-information resources available in both print and electronic formats. Resources include those that the author judges to be the best materials published since the last edition of this book. The seventh edition: BL Contains a new essay tracing recent developments in consumer health information BL Lists the 151 best consumer health books, home medical guides, pamphlets, clearinghouses and information centers, and electronic sources BL Lists and reviews hundreds of important consumer health books, magazines, newsletters, Web sites, and computer-based products BL Lists organizations, clearinghouses, hotlines, and medical information search services BL Covers both English- and Spanish-language pamphlets BL Describes 12 models of excellence of consumer health libraries in the U.S. and Canada All information can be accessed through author, title, or subject indexes.
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|Ch. 1||Trends in Medical Consumerism: 2002-2003||1|
|Ch. 2||The Best Sources of Consumer Health Information||15|
|Ch. 3||Health-Related Information Clearinghouses, Information Centers, Hotlines, Organizations, and Personal Search Services||20|
|Ch. 4||Consumer Health Magazines and Newsletters||44|
|Ch. 5||Computer-Based Health Information for Consumers||63|
|Ch. 6||Consumer Health Information on the Internet: Trends and Site Reviews||73|
|Ch. 7||Supplementary Professional Literature||116|
|Ch. 8||Consumer Health Mainstream Book Reviews||121|
|Ch. 9||English-Language Pamphlets||184|
|Ch. 10||Spanish-Language Pamphlets||209|
|Ch. 11||Consumer Health Information in Action: Profiles of 12 Innovative Libraries||231|