While doctors no longer make house calls, Ochsner patients have an online resource that can answer any medical question 24 hours a day from the comfort of home.
The Ochsner Health Information Encyclopedia is a Web based resource designed to make volumes of articles and high definition videos on a wide range of health and wellness topics available to anyone with an Internet connection.
Visitors to the Web site can look up a symptom, find out what steps should be taken to prepare for a surgery, research vitamins and special diets and access the medical encyclopedia, featuring over 3,900 health articles.
Each article is written, reviewed and regularly updated by doctors specializing in the particular field of medicine discussed in the article, while the language used in the articles is designed to break down complicated topics into easy to understand information, tips and instructions.
The Ochsner Health Information Encyclopedia also features an array of high definition videos that cover common health topics ranging from instructions on how to use asthma inhalers to fighting childhood obesity and learning how to tell the difference between the cold and the flu.
Users can utilize the Web site to research a disease or a condition, learn about tests, look up symptoms, find out what to do in the case of a medical emergency and figure out what should be done to make treatment as effective as possible.
Current patients can also log on to access discharge information and find out what they should be doing once they leave the hospital in order to stay healthy and continue the healing process.
Using the Ochsner Health Information Encyclopedia, patients have can tap into large amount of information concentrated in one location for easy access.
Click here to visit the Ochsner Health Information Encyclopedia.
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