Health Care Information Is Heart of Medical Site

By Szadkowski, Joseph | The Washington Times (Washington, DC), July 11, 1999 | Go to article overview

Health Care Information Is Heart of Medical Site


Szadkowski, Joseph, The Washington Times (Washington, DC)


More than 1 million men in the United States have a heart attack each year, and about one-third of those die, according to the Web site Mediconsult.com.

Simple blood pressure and cholesterol screening tests, along with a medical history profile - all taken during a yearly exam - can determine if one is prone to having a heart attack.

Mediconsult's Men's Health Report page offers plenty of reminders to see a doctor for an annual physical. In addition to offering great information, it could save a life.

MEDICONSULT

SITE ADDRESS: www.mediconsult.com

CREATOR: Mediconsult.com Inc., headquartered on New York's Avenue of Americas, is a provider of patient-oriented health care information and services on the World Wide Web. The company has a network of health care sites, including Cyberdiet (www.cyberdiet.com), PharminfoNet (www.pharminfo.com) and the International Council on Infertility Information Dissemination (www.inciid.org).

CREATOR QUOTABLE: "The Internet's power to deliver health care information to millions poses challenges for ensuring consumer safety," says Rob Jennings, chief executive officer of Mediconsult.com Inc.

"We created Mediconsult to deliver evidence-based health information - along with a safe, free on-line community - to a now burgeoning following of visitors. Our growing network of sites educates and empowers those affected both directly and indirectly with chronic illness to better manage their health by providing the most in-depth medical information and breadth of support available on the Internet."

WORD FROM THE WEBWISE: Mediconsult offers a wide range of health care information written for the average person. Free articles are available for men, women, children, parents and health care providers on more than 80 topics.

Visit the First Time User section for tips on how to use the site efficiently and some often-asked questions. New users might want to subscribe to either or both of the free Mediconsult e-mail newsletters - Mediconsult.com Mail and Mediconsult.com Marketing.

The Mail newsletter is for the lay user and includes information and articles from experts, audio interviews and even a bit of humor. …

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