SOURCE: Medical Information Center

September 24, 2009 12:26 ET

New Website for Medical Information

ST. PETERSBURG, FL--(Marketwire - September 24, 2009) - If you or your family has a medical problem and you want to learn more about it, check out the new website

The website features video news reports on medical subjects from allergy to weight control as well as having links to health associations, professional groups, government agencies, universities, hospitals, and support networks where you can get the latest news and medical information. There also are links to information on medical tests, medical travel, medical insurance and medical books and magazines.

Readers and persons in the health field are invited to recommend their own favorite health help links.

Editor of the free online information center is best-selling medical author Shirley Linde.

"With or without health reform, it will always be important for you to have the facts about your health and know current recommendations and options," says Linde. " is designed to help you be informed and empowered as you and your family make decisions and navigate through the health care system."

"There is a consumer movement in medicine today for patients to be more active in their medical care," says Linde. "The more facts you know, the better you can work with your health profession team. At the online help center you can find medical news that you can use and resources you can trust for health information and advice. You just click on any topic to find links to expert information on that subject."

Books by Linde include such best-sellers as "No More Sleepless Nights," "Dr. Atkins' Superenergy Diet," and "The Charleston Program." She was a pioneer in the concept of self-help and the power of patients through her book "The Whole Health Catalogue."

Linde is also known for her travel writing, and is editor of, a website with information on small ships throughout the world. She lives in St. Petersburg, Florida.

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