Medical Encyclopedia

The objective of each feature article is to communicate the current standard of medical practice in a given area, and each article is reviewed by a team of medical specialists. Click on the links below to browse the Illustrated Health Encyclopedia.

Drug Reference

Consumer drug information, including interactions, possible side effects and dosage information.
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Disease Reference

Comprehensive articles covering over 1,600 topics. The articles are organized by the disease/condition overview, symptoms, treatment, and prevention.

Injury Reference

Articles covering the overview, symptoms, treatment and prevention of 64 injuries, from animal bites to whiplash.

Nutrition Reference

Over 70 topics with information on everything from vitamins and minerals - including an overview, dosage recommendations, side effects and food sources - to additives in food, school lunches, vegetarianism and much more.

Poison Reference

Over 300 topics containing an overview, symptoms and treatment options for poisoning and overdosing on many substances, from acetaminophen to window-cleaner.

Special Topic Reference

Over 500 topics ranging from exercise to smoking cessation to travel-tips.

Surgery Reference

Graphical presentations covering over 100 topics from gastrointestinal conditions to plastic surgery.

Symptoms Reference

Detailed information on over 300 specific symptoms (e.g., abdominal pain, headache, or heart palpitations), allowing consumers to search topics by what they are experiencing.

Test Reference

Over 600 topics that cover everything from an abdominal CT scan to X-rays; each provides an overview, the risks of the test, and what the results may mean.