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It is ALWAYS best to discuss any medical problems with your family physician BEFORE taking any medical treatments, advise or medications for any condition.

When searching for medical information on the internet, it is very important to remember that not all sources are credible or reliable.. Low quality information or complete misdirection can be potentially harmful or even life threatening.

The following steps will assist you in searching for reliable Internet resources.

1. Evaluate a Site: Choose a site whose name you recognize. University sites, government-sponsored sites and not-for-profit sites are usually a safe bet.

2. Accountability: Web sites should permanently display their ownership and credentials. E.g.. Canadian Cancer Society or Mayo Clinic Web Site would be considered credible sources

3. Authorship: When possible, check the credentials of the author of the site or article. References and sources for all site content should be listed clearly, and all relevant copyright information noted.

4. Interactive Format: Sites should be easy to navigate and search. Key words are important in searching. Check for reputable links pages to similar subject content if you are on a reliable site.

5. Confidentiality: It is best to only use your first name in chat rooms. Do not share personal information such as birth dates or personal pass words on web sites or on chat lines. If you don't like what you are seeing or reading, simply leave the site.


The following sites can help you in evaluating internet resources:





Cancer Societies and Other Cancer Information Sites:


  • Alexander Graham Bell Association for the Deaf: "The Alexander Graham Bell Association for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing is one of the world's largest membership organizations and information centers on hearing loss and the auditory approach. AG Bell focuses specifically on children with hearing loss, providing ongoing support and advocacy for parents, professionals and other interested parties. "
  • Deaf Resource Library: "The Deaf Resource Library (in ASL: D-R-L or DEAF-LIBRARY; is a virtual library -- an online collection of reference material and links intended to educate and inform people about Deaf cultures in Japan and the United States; as well as deaf and hard of hearing related topics. "
  • National Association of the Deaf: "The National Association of the Deaf (NAD), established in 1880, is the oldest and largest constituency organization safeguarding the accessibility and civil rights of 28 million deaf and hard of hearing Americans in education, employment, health care, and telecommunications. "
  • Yahoo! Groups: ... Groups, Members, Message Archives. 1, USA-L_News News/information for and about the Deaf and Hard of Hearing around the world.

ASL: American Sign Language:

  • American Sign Language Browser "Welcome to Michigan State University's ASL Browser web site, an online American Sign Language (ASL) browser where you can look up video of thousands of ASL signs and learn interesting things about them.
    This web site contains the signs found in MSU Comm Tech Lab's award winning Personal Communicator CD-ROM. The CD-ROM runs on laptop or desktop computers and is designed for deaf children to use at school and at home."
  • American Sign Language Fingerspelling "Welcome to the ASL Fingerspelling site! We have a number of tools for novices and experts alike to help you become proficient at fingerspelling. For novices, we have a standard dictionary to learn the basic fingershapes. For fun, see what a word looks like with our fingerspelling converter. If you need to practice your receptive skills, try our interactive quiz."
  • American Sign Language as a Foreign Language "Interest in American Sign Language (ASL) as a foreign language has become, in the words of Gary Olsen, former Executive Director of the National Association of the Deaf, "an American ground swell." Many colleges and universities are beginning to recognize the study of ASL and Deaf culture as legitimate academic pursuits and are starting to accept ASL in fulfillment of their foreign language entrance and exit requirements. In several states, ASL is mandated by law as acceptable in fulfillment of high school foreign language graduation requirements."
  • Animated ASL Dictionary - animated GIFs provide a visual representation of American Sign Language.
  • Basic Dictionary of American Sign Language (ASL) "Here are a few American Sign Language terms to help those of you who are trying to communicate with a person who signs, but does not hear. New word definitions are being added, and this will soon bring the total number of ASL terms to more than 1270! Also included is the basic alphabet and numbers 1-10. "
  • Deaf World Web: a multilingual links pages for the deaf. Updated daily.
  • Online Schools: A Guide To Learning American Sign Language: "American Sign Language (ASL) is the language of the deaf. Between half a million to two million deaf individuals and those who communicate with those individuals, use ASL. Though called American, it is also used in parts of Mexico, Canada and in parts of Asia, Africa and South America. Before the establishment of ASL, languages for the deaf were cultural and varied by what region or town one might live in, today the deaf use one basic language...."
  • Sign Languages: A good multi-lingual dictionary site.



Medical Dictionaries:


Medical Libraries Online:


Medical Manuals Online: Do not try to diagnose medical problems yourself or use over-the-counter drugs if you're not 100% sure what the problem is. Only your doctor or other reputable health technicians should treat medical problems.


Medical Web Search Engines:






Pharmaceutical Drug Bases: REMEMBER!!! Check with your doctor before taking or changing any medications


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