Digestive Disease Resources on the Internet

Gumber, Subhash C.; O'Doherty, Joseph E.
August 1999
American Journal of Gastroenterology;Aug1999, Vol. 94 Issue 8, p2022
Academic Journal
The aim of this study is to help digestive disease professionals fully utilize the resources available on the Internet for patient care, education, and research. The following search resources were employed to locate websites: general search engines--Lycos, Metacrawler, Webcrawler, and Yahoo!; medical search engines--HealthWeb, MedMatrix, MedWeb, and MedWebPlus; website links; and publications. The inclusion of web sites was based on their content. Each site was evaluated with respect to its authorship, attribution, currency, and disclosure. All digestive disease professional organizations and academic centers that met the above criteria were included. Only nutrition sites with relevance to digestive diseases were included, A variety of very useful web sites related to digestive diseases exist on the Internet, and their numbers are growing. Many of these sites have valuable information that can be used to improve patient care, promote medical education, and facilitate research. Digestive disease professionals should adopt the Internet and address the many issues raised by this technology.


Related Articles

  • The Obtain and Utilization of The Grey Literature on Internet. Jing Gao // International Proceedings of Computer Science & Information Tech;2012, Vol. 51, p526 

    The obtain of network information becomes increasingly important. The grey literature are important parts of the information ocean. These information is difficult to obtain by general search engine. The purpose of this thesis is going to arouse the users' great attention, so they can obtain...

  • Smarter Web Searching Can Yield Better Results. Powell, Megan // Biomedical Instrumentation & Technology;Jul/Aug2004, Vol. 38 Issue 4, p299 

    Presents tips on researching information on the Internet. Description of the Yahoo Web site; Discussion on Internet search engines; Commonly used search engine terms in browsing the Internet; Information on metasearch engine WebCrawler.

  • Don't Play Google Hide & Seek: Robust SEO Tactics Can Raise Your Ranking. Davis, Devin; Stinson, Karianne // PR News;1/10/2011, Vol. 67 Issue 2, p1 

    The article offers tips on search engine optimization (SEO) to help corporate Web sites and press releases raise their rankings. The authors suggest the use of keywords that people actually search and are relevant to the release. They also advise limiting the number of words between 300 to 500...

  • The Net's best music resources. Vines, Rose // Australian PC User;Aug2003, Vol. 15 Issue 8, p75 

    Provides information top digital audio sites on the Web that give tools and resources to find free and legal MP3 files. KaZaA Media Desktop; Singingfish; MP3-Wolf 2.0; Radio-Locator; Internet Underground Music Archive.

  • Council websites hit-rate soars. Conrad, Mark // Public Finance;4/14/2006, p15 

    The article reports on the increasing rate of users of council web sites in 2005 and 2006 in Great Britain. The Society of Local Authority IT managers conducted a study on the soaring rate of users and found out that the most popular users include 14 percent job hunters, eight percent inquiries,...

  • A-Z NEW & NOTABLE WEB SITES.  // Internet Resources Newsletter;Apr2006, Issue 139, p3 

    A list of Web sites is presented. The Advanced Directory Comparison and Synchronization Web site is an intuitive directories comparison and synchronization utility from Heatsoft Corp. The AskNumbers Web site provides online conversions for different kind of metrics. Blackwell Publishing has...

  • The rifled approach. Koury, Fred // Smart Business Tampa Bay;Nov2008, Vol. 3 Issue 6, p5 

    The article provides information on the advantages of maximizing the company's websites. It states that optimization of the website can increase sales. It notes that Internet got the basic information about what the company does. It also explores the concept of search engine optimization (SEO)...

  • NEW DIGITAL DAWNING. Kooser, Amanda C. // Entrepreneur;Jan2006, Vol. 34 Issue 1, p66 

    The article discusses the decentralization of control of Internet. It is a move toward giving web users more power to control their online experiences. There is a move away from static web pages to a more interactive, real time environment. There will be considerable development in search...

  • Keywords Are Key. Felix, Chris // Production Machining;Oct2006, Vol. 6 Issue 10, p62 

    The author reflects on the importance of using the right search engine keywords in effectively getting Internet users or customers in one's web site. He discusses that placement of keywords that specifically addresses the center of one's business is one of the most important factor in web site...


Read the Article


Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics