Wednesday, October 7, 2009

It is hard to read the paper or watch the news without hearing something about the H1N1 flu (also called swine flu). But what should patients do? how can they understand their symptoms? Should they try to get the vaccine early on?

Now there is a really nice website devoted to helping patients understand swine flu and more importantly what they need to do. The site is found at

It is sponsored by A.D.A.M. who has a great reputation for providing consumer health information. This new website has a key feature that allows individuals to take a free online assessment. According to A.D.A.M. the proprietary, interactive tool uses a “self-triage” branching logic system to assess the individual’s symptoms and other information and then provides information about the most appropriate course and timing for treatment.

I encourage you to check out

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