At Your Fingertips

An internet health guide

information about a variety of diseases and conditions. The site, which is based on the Harvard Medical School Family Health Guide, has a Symptom Scout, which identifies possible medical conditions. There’s also a Workplace Health section, which includes First Aid answers.

Take charge: The Mayo Clinic Website (www.mayoclinic .com) makes available the expertise of more than 2,000 of the clinic’s doctors and scientists. One section provides health management programs to help you exercise more, quit smoking, and manage stress. A Personal Health Scorecard lets you keep track of your progress.

Take the soy patty: The Vegetarian Resource Group (www.vrg.org) is a virtual cornucopia of vegetarian nutrition, news, and recipes. Plus it has information on vegan restaurants and travel, vegetarian business, leather alternatives, and a bulletin board where visitors can chat with others who pass on the flesh.

Get Plugged In: WebMD (www.webmd.com) offers live Web events, an interactive community, and WebMD University, where you can get a full education about a number of health concerns, complete with recommended reading.

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