Learn More About Your Health
Research health topics and find new ways to get and stay healthy.
As an informed patient, you can play a more active role in your health care. Read about topics that interest you. Use the interactive tools to get personalized information. All information is physician reviewed.
Over 3,900 articles explain health topics in clear, easy-to-understand language and with illustrations and animations. The encyclopedia is organized into seven sections: diseases and conditions, symptoms, injuries, surgeries and procedures, tests, poisons, and nutrition.
An interactive tool to help you decide whether you can treat a symptom at home or whether it’s more serious and you need to see a doctor or go to the emergency room. You’ll also find out possible causes of your specific symptoms, how to treat them and how to prevent them in the future.
Explore the organs and systems of the male and female body with this interactive tool. See detailed illustrations and read explanations to better understand the 12 systems of the human body.
Six interactive calculators to help you manage your personal health: body mass index calculator, calorie burner counter, target heart rate calculator, desirable body weight, nutritional needs calculator, and waist to hip calculator.
Determine your general health and wellness, as well as your risk for certain conditions, with these questionnaires. Once you complete a assessment, you can then discuss the results when you next see your doctor.
Designed for ease of use, each of the 12 care guides contains key points, detailed information and illustrations to help you make educated health care decisions: allergy, arthritis, asthma, bloodless medicine, exercise, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, low back pain, surgical weight loss, type I diabetes, type II diabetes and weight loss.
A library of 100 detailed medical reports on common health conditions and problems. Each In-Depth Report provides comprehensive explanations of symptoms, diagnostic tests, risk factors, treatment options, recent research findings, and resources for further information or support.
Use these tools to help you figure out which health care option, whether it’s a surgery, test or medication, is best for you. Choose from a list of factors to consider when making your decision and then get the information you need to decide.
Easy-to-understand information for the most commonly prescribed medications, explaining what the medication is used for, precautions while taking it and possible side effects.
Detailed explanations of how herbs, supplements, depletions, and other complementary and alternative therapies may help you. Other sections include how these therapies may interact with conventional drugs you may be taking.
Comprehensive information starting from before you get pregnant all the way through your baby’s first few weeks. You’ll find articles, detailed images, animations and interactive tools to learn about every stage of your pregnancy, including how to prepare, possible complications, tests and procedures, fetal development, delivery and postpartum issues.