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welcome to healthfinder®
healthfinder® is a free guide to reliable health
information, developed by the U.S. Department of Health and Human
Services. The site provides an easy-to-use, searchable index of
carefully reviewed health information from over 1,500 government agencies,
nonprofit organizations, and universities. You won't find any '
mystery' Web sites here!
On the home page
Also on the home page, you'll see
On the right, you'll see health
news, followed by headlines for the latest stories and a
news... link that will take you to the news archive for more stories.
Just below the news is today's online checkup,
Cancer Risk. This link changes every time you view the home
pageto find one you've seen before or see more interactive health
assessment tools, follow the
more checkups.... link.
In the lower right is the
Health Observances Calendar, which lists important
health-related national events like National Organ and Tissue Donor
Awareness Week and provides information about the sponsoring
Next to the NHO is a small banner graphic that changes
each time you visit the home page. This banner links to a randomly
selected organization's Web site from the healthfinder® database.
At the very bottom of the home page are links to
policies of the healthfinder® site and its sponsoring organizations, as
well as two other Federal portal Web sites, health.gov
On other pages in the site
At the top of each page in healthfinder®
other than the home page,
you'll see a text search box and links to 6 of the main
sections of the site at the top so you can easily search or access any part of the
At the bottom of each page (other
than the home page), you'll see
, as well as the
The healthfinder® logo in the
upper left of each page will take you back .
Finding your way through the site
As you move through the site, the
title line on each page will show you where you are and where you've come
from--for example, on this page the title line is
help > navigation help
select help to return
to the main help page or home
to go .
When you are searching, you might see
a title line like this
home > health
library > prevention
& wellness > B
> Back Injury
You can select any linked part of the title line to go back to a previous
- A to Z topic lists are a key part of healthfinder®'s navigation,
too. As you browse the main sections of the site, you will see lists like
- Choose a letter from the list above to see topics that start
with that letter.
- Then choose a topic to search for information. You may need to
scroll to see all the topics.
About the search results
For an explanation of the search results pages, see search
healthfinder® is a guide to reliable health information
from government agencies, nonprofit and professional associations, patient
organizations, and universities. It provides links to carefully
reviewed Web sites. When you select a link to a Web resources or
organization, you leave the healthfinder® site.
The healthfinder® logo is at the top of every page of
this siteif you don't see the logo, you have left healthfinder® for
another Web site.