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Though many physicians and public officials had thought that the emergence of the Internet would do much to assist patients in obtaining reliable information, in March 2001 the National Institutes of Health issued the following warning: "The number of Web sites offering" health-related resources grows every day. Many sites provide valuable information, while others may have information that is unreliable or misleading." Since the late 1990s, physicians have seen a general increase in patient Internet usage rates. Patients frequently enter their doctor's offices with printed Web pages of home remedies in the guise of latest medical research. This scenario is so common that doctors often spend more time dispelling misleading information than guiding patients through sound therapies. ... This book has been created for patients who have decided to make education and research an integral part of the treatment process. ... While this sourcebook covers brainerd diarrhea, your doctor, research publications, and specialists may refer to your condition using a variety of terms. Therefore, you should understand that brainerd diarrhea is often considered a synonym or a condition closely related to the following: Loose bowels; The runs.
Table of ContentsIntroduction
PART I: THE ESSENTIALS
Chapter 1. The Essentials on Brainerd Diarrhea: Guidelines
What Is Brainerd Diarrhea?
What Causes Brainerd Diarrhea?
How Is Brainerd Diarrhea Diagnosed?
How Can Brainerd Diarrhea Be Treated?
Are There Long-Term Consequences to Brainerd Diarrhea?
How Common Is Brainerd Diarrhea?
How Do People Get Brainerd Diarrhea?
What Can a Person Do to Prevent This Illness?
What Is Being Done about Brainerd Diarrhea?
Brainerd Diarrhea: Technical Notes
More Guideline Sources
Chapter 2. Seeking Guidance
Associations and Brainerd Diarrhea
Selecting Your Doctor
Working with Your Doctor
Broader Health-Related Resources
PART II: ADDITIONAL RESOURCES AND ADVANCED MATERIAL
Chapter 3. Books on Brainerd Diarrhea
The National Library of Medicine Book Index
Chapters on Brainerd Diarrhea
General Home References
Chapter 4. Multimedia on Brainerd Diarrhea
Bibliography: Multimedia on Brainerd Diarrhea
PART III. APPENDICES
Appendix A. Researching Your Medications
Your Medications: The Basics
Learning More about Your Medications
Contraindications and Interactions (Hidden Dangers)
A Final Warning
Appendix B. Researching Nutrition
Food and Nutrition: General Principles
Finding Studies on Brainerd Diarrhea
Federal Resources onNutrition
Additional Web Resources
Appendix C. Finding Medical Libraries
Finding a Local Medical Library
Medical Libraries Open to the Public
Appendix D. Your Rights and Insurance
Your Rights as a Patient
Choosing an Insurance Plan
Medicare and Medicaid
NORD's Medication Assistance Programs
Online Dictionary Directories
BRAINERD DIARRHEA GLOSSARY
General Dictionaries and Glossaries