Consumer and Community Health
[Dewey numbers: 362.1; 381.33; 614; 640.73]
IntelliHealth
From Johns Hopkins University Medical Center comes a consumer-oriented medical website. Check out their News section (on the menu bar at the bottom of the page) for informative news stories related to consumer health issues.
Consumer Gateway: Health
Collections of links to consumer-oriented reports and news on a variety of health topics from the federal government.
Consumer Advice: Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition
Links to information on a variety of food safety issues and problems, from the Food and Drug Administration.
Health and Fitness
Things to look out for are described in these online brochures from the Federal Trade Commission.
Food Safety Publications
Publications which address food safety issues, from the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
Electronic Public Service Announcements
The U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services supports many public service campaigns, providing health and social service information to the public. These public service campaigns often include their own Web site.
EPA Fact Sheets on Indoor Air Quality
"The EPA has produced 7 fact sheets on indoor air quality. Some are policy documents, while others are more practically-oriented."
Virtual Health "Treatments"
Here are some signs of phony, exaggerated, or unproven claims for "miracle" health-related products, from the Federal Trade Commission.
Should You Believe These Weight Loss Claims?
Information on schemes that try to deceive consumers related to weight loss, from the Federal Trade Commission.
Consumer Reports Online
Unbiased reports and information about products and services, prepared by the Consumers' Union. "You'll find Consumer Reports advice, ratings and recommendations, based on [their] independent testing of consumer products and services. You'll find no advertising on this site."
Better Business Bureau
"The Better Business Bureau provides instant access to business and consumer alerts as well as helpful resources. Plus, you can file a complaint online and more." Includes the latest consumer warnings and other news from the BBB, consumer buying guides and business publications, and related information.
Reuters Health Information Services
Check here for recent alerts and news about consumer health issues in the Reuters medical news archive. (Tip: Search on the keyword: "fraud".)

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