Health Websites of General Interest to the Public

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The internet is a very useful way to seek information.  Here are a few sites that Bristol Laparoscopic Associates recommend.  If you have some questions regarding the information, and how it might apply to you, please use the contact page to send a message.

www.nhsdirect.nhs.uk
- A good encyclopaedia of illnesses, lists your nearest health care professional. Self diagnosis section

www.healthsites.co.uk - Helps non medical people find reliable information.

www.bbc.co.uk/health - Has plenty of news stories and a healthy living section

www.besttreatments.co.uk - Clinical advice from the British Medical Journal. Discusses available treatments and so allows you to make an informed choice.

www.patient.co.uk - A clear site containing leaflets on health and disease.

www.netdoctor.co.uk - General topics, weight loss and how to quit smoking

www.ncam.nih.gov - National Centre for Complementary and Alternative medicine

www.cancerresearch.co.uk - Everything you want to know about cancer

www.cancerbacup.co.uk - Helping people live with cancer.

www.cancersupportuk.nhs.uk - Cancer support UK ‘coping with cancer at home

www.bowelcancer.org/ - Beating Bowel Cancer

www.3.mdanderson.org/depts/hcc - Hereditary bowel Cancer

www.nacc.org.uk - National Association for Colitis and Crohn’s disease

www.ileostomypouch.deamon.co.uk - Ileostomy & pouch support group

www.red-lion-group.mcmail.com/ - St Marks pouch support group

www.efcca.org - European Federation of Crohn’s & Ulcerative colitis Associations

www.bcass.org.uk - British Colostomy Association

www.Surgerydoor.co.uk - Information on Surgical treatment of disease

www.besttreatments.co.uk/btuk/electsurgery/18625.html - Hernia surgery

www.bristolurology.com – Information on all aspects of Urology

www.prostatecancercentre.co.uk – Information on prostate cancer

www.prostatecancersupport.co.uk – Prostate Cancer Support Association

www.pha.u-net.com/ - Prostate Help Association

www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/ - Data base of named surgeons peer reviewed publications.


www.gastricbandservice.co.uk  Obesity and gastric banding

www.rcog.org.uk/resources/public/pdf/stressincontinence.pdf  Information on stress incontinence and its treatment

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