The internet is fast becoming the most used venue for health information. According to an article, “Logging on for a second (or third) opinion” in the Denver Post on 10/13/08, there are five broad overlapping categories for health research: general interest sites like, medical research sites like PubMed at, patient sites like, disease specific sites like and web tools like destination RS, for competing drug prices. Many just diagnosed patients today, perform online research before deciding on treatment. This is just the beginning of a new wave of self directed consumer care where physicians are no longer treated as gods.

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PAMELA D. WILSON, MS, BS/BA, NCG, CSA helps caregivers and aging adults solve caregiving problems and manage caregiving needs through online programs, live support groups, and an extensive caregiving library that includes articles, podcasts, videos, and webinars.

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