Great Neck, NY (PRWEB) August 23, 2006 -—
There are 20.8 million children and adults in the United States, or 7% of the population, who have diabetes. While an estimated 14.6 million have been diagnosed with diabetes, unfortunately, 6.2 million people (or nearly one-third) are unaware that they have the disease. These startling statistics appear on http://www.diabetes.org, just one of many direct links to diabetes information that is available on Health Site Guide, the leading “pre-searched” portal for health information.
Recognizing that people who visit the web in search of information on diabetes often do so with a degree of anxiety and concern, Health Site Guide http://www.healthsiteguide.com has created a mini-site on the subject that can be accessed from the home page. The mini-site provides direct links to the diabetes pages found on many recognized health websites; a video on how normal glucose metabolism is affected by diabetes; interactive tools, societies, support groups, organizations, today’s medical news, and much more. Other spotlights include Autism, Colon Cancer Screening, Breast Cancer, Heart Disease and Prostate Cancer.
“People who search the Internet for information on diabetes usually do so for themselves or a loved one. That’s personal, and the concern level is typically high,” states Bob Lipp, co-creator of Health Site Guide. “Typing the keyword ‘diabetes’ on a major search engine yields results that first have to be searched for relevance. Visiting http://www.healthsiteguide.com and clicking Diabetes from our home page Health Spotlights yields pre-searched links to information and organizations that matter.”
The concept of a “pre-searched” health information portal is something unique. At Health Site Guide, medical and science writers reviewed over two dozen recognized health sites, while a team of researchers created direct links to hundreds of Health Concerns, dozens of Special Features including video and animation, and more. The mini-site concept compiles these links by specific concern and adds organizations, support groups, and more, including a link to current medical news by topic.
Since its launch about three months ago, Health Site Guide has attracted a growing number of visitors who want information that is fast, easy-to-access, and thorough. The free portal also provides Today’s Health News by topic and free eBooks to members who sign up by providing only a nickname and a password…no personal information is ever required to use http://www.healthsiteguide.com. A forum and blogging area is also available.
“Health Site Guide is designed to be very user-friendly, and provide a wide range of relevant information, adds Lipp. “For example, people who search for information on diabetes want to be able to access a broad range of information from many reliable sources, fast and easy. They want quality information and they want it now.”
Health Site Guide selected their initial six Health Spotlight mini-sites based on current health concerns. Autism, for example is growing at an alarming rate, and concerned parents want to know why. Heart Disease remains the number one killer, while Breast, Colon and Prostate Cancer are among the leading concerns of people in a cancer-conscious world. Concerns over Diabetes are evident, since the disease affects over 20 million Americans.
“We believe that people who search for diabetes information, for example, want one place where they can go to get as much information as possible, including videos, support groups, organizations, and more,” states Alan Lewis, a staff researcher. “Health Site Guide has pre-searched these links in order to make them available on one page, so those who have concerns about diabetes don’t have to spend their time searching for answers.”
Health Site Guide encourages businesses, universities and health-related organizations to link to our portal (“Link To Us” information appears on the home page of Health Site Guide), so their viewers can take full advantage of the enormous amount of information available. Links are provided as pop-ups, so viewers can access Health Site Guide without leaving their current site.
About Health Site Guide
http://www.healthsiteguide.com is owned by Health Site Guide Inc. The site is a pre-searched portal that makes it fast and easy to access a broad range of healthcare information and special features, which are available on today’s healthcare websites. The company is not affiliated with any third party.