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Now, Harlan Weinberg, a respected critical care doctor, has taken on the challenge to provide up-to-date, helpful information for patients and their families about the ...

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Overview

The Internet can be a vast, intimidating place when you're looking for honest, informative medical information. Sure, you can look up thousands of sites on Google at the click of a mouse, but how do you know if the advice on a particular site is good, or, if followed, might actually worsen your condition?

Now, Harlan Weinberg, a respected critical care doctor, has taken on the challenge to provide up-to-date, helpful information for patients and their families about the resources available on the Internet, exhaustively researching the Web to provide a directory of the best medical websites. Organized by disease or condition, and covering nearly one hundred afflictions from AIDS/HIV medicine to wound care, he offers an annotated list of sites that are both reliable and easy to understand. With Dr. Weinberg's help, you can navigate the Internet with confidence and get the right advice at the right time.

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  • ISBN-13: 9780061373367
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication date: 1/2/2008
  • Pages: 288
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.20 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Dr. Harlan R. Weinberg, is the Medical Director of the Intensive Care Unit of Northern Westchester Hospital in Mount Kisco, New York. He has been an attending physician on the medical staff of Northern Westchester Hospital for twenty years.

Dr. Weinberg is board-certified in Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Disease and Critical Care Medicine. Prior to coming to Northern Westchester Hospital, he was an Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine at New York Medical College, a post he held from 1986 to 1987.

Dr. Weinberg played a pivotal role with the formation of the Intensivist Program at Northern Westchester Hospital. The Intensivist Program provides continuous on-site critical care coverage for Northern Westchester Hospital patients since 2003. According to Mr. Joel Seligman, President and CEO of Northern Westchester Hospital, “This is a tremendous benefit to patients and families who can access the physician when they are in the unit and also to the patients' private physicians, who can rely on the intensive care doctor to manage the hour-by hour medical care of their patient. Dr. Weinberg and his team are a very important resource for the hospital and the community.”

Dr. Weinberg graduated from the University of Connecticut, School of Medicine, Farmington, Connecticut in 1981. He completed his medical internship and residency at the McGaw Medical Center, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Northwestern University, Chicago, Illinois from 1981 to 1984. His post-graduate training in Pulmonary Disease and Critical Care Medicine was completed at Cedars Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, California from 1984 to 1986.

Dr. Weinberg received the Physician of the Year Award from Northern Westchester Hospital in 2006 for exhibiting the highest commitment to quality and the utmost collegiality with physicians, nurses and staff. Dr. Weinberg has been recognized by New York Magazine, Westchester Magazine and the Castle-Connolly Guide for his ongoing professional work.

He currently resides in Millwood, New York with his wife Meryl and daughters, Jaime and Victoria.

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Dr. Weinberg's Guide to the Best Health Resources on the Web

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 21, 2008

    Incredible Helpful

    We all go on and search our medical aliments. A lot of the time we find nonsense. This book will save you hours of time. It pinpoints were to look for what condition. It is a tremendous help.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 8, 2008

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    I've reviewed the book and gone to some of the websites to research information. It's better than searching the web as Dr. Weinberg has already done it, therefore saving us a lot of time. Congrats Doc and thank you.

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