Med Help

Founded in 1994 out of a shared need for better medical information and support, MedHelp is the pioneer in online health communities. The MedHelp site connects people with the leading medical experts and others who have similar experiences.

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Today, MedHelp empowers over 8 million people each month to take control over their health and find answers to their medical questions. MedHelp, a privately funded company, has over 15 years of accumulated information from doctors and other patients across hundreds of conditions. In addition, MedHelp has long-standing partnerships with the top medical institutions such as the Cleveland Clinic, National Jewish, Partners Health, and Mount Sinai. MedHelp's audience, archives, and partnerships make it a unique health destination on the Internet.

Why a trusted source.

Because MedHelp has taken the concept of an online medical community to the next level. Without all the commercialization on the biggest medical portals. Here you can find real information from experts and consumers looking for the right answers. In addition, MedHelp has become a good place to get and give frank reviews and questions regarding medical service companies... like tSTD.

Web MD

WebMD has created an organization that we believe fulfills the promise of health information on the Internet. We provide credible information, supportive communities, and in-depth reference material about health subjects that matter to you. We are a source for original and timely health information as well as material from well-known content providers.

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The WebMD content staff blends award-winning expertise in journalism, content creation, community services, expert commentary, and medical review to give our users a variety of ways to find what they are looking for. And that, we believe, requires dedicated, full-time staff professionals with state-of-the-art expertise in health news for the public, creating and maintaining up-to-date medical reference content databases, medical imagery, graphics, and animation, communities, live web events, user experience, and interactive tools.

Our board-certified physicians, award-winning journalists, and trained community moderators are solely dedicated to your daily information experience on WebMD. Our content staff includes individuals who hold advanced degrees in journalism, medical illustration, health communications, clinical informatics, nursing, and medicine.

Why a trusted source.

Because WebMD invented the medical portal concept and is the established leader. The depth of information and links to related information and services is the best.


The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), a part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, is the primary Federal agency for conducting and supporting public health activities in the United States.

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CDC's focus is not only on scientific excellence but also on the essential spirit that is CDC - to protect the health of all people. CDC keeps humanity at the forefront of its mission to ensure health protection through promotion, prevention, and preparedness.

Why a trusted source.

Because the Centers for Disease Control has done a great job of keeping up to date on safe sex, STDs, and testing. They have expanded their knowledge base by partnering with private sources have no commercial influences.

Kaiser Family Foundation

A leader in health policy and communications, the Kaiser Family Foundation is a non-profit, private operating foundation focusing on the major health care issues facing the U.S., as well as the U.S. role in global health policy.

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Unlike grant-making foundations, Kaiser develops and runs its own research and communications programs, sometimes in partnership with other non-profit research organizations or major media companies.

They serve as a non-partisan source of facts, information, and analysis for policymakers, the media, the health care community, and the public. Our product is information, always provided free of charge - from the most sophisticated policy research, to basic facts and numbers, to information young people can use to improve their health or elderly people can use to understand their Medicare benefits.

Why a trusted source.

Because the Kaiser Family Foundation is strictly non-profit, non-commercial experts and leaders providing a trusted and independent source of analysis and facts surrounding HIV and other STDs.

Planned Parenthood

Planned Parenthood Federation of America (PPFA) is many things to many people.

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We are a trusted health care provider, an informed educator, a passionate advocate, and a global partner helping similar organizations around the world. Planned Parenthood delivers vital reproductive health care, sex education, and information to millions of women, men, and young people worldwide.

For more than 90 years, Planned Parenthood has promoted a commonsense approach to women's health and well-being, based on respect for each individual's right to make informed, independent decisions about health, sex, and family planning.

Why a trusted source.

Because for millions of women, Planned Parenthood is an excellent source of medical services... including STD advice and testing.

Mayo Clinic

Mayo Clinic is a not-for-profit medical practice dedicated to the diagnosis and treatment of virtually every type of complex illness.

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Mayo Clinic staff members work together to meet your needs. You will see as many doctors, specialists and other health care professionals as needed to provide comprehensive diagnosis, understandable answers and effective treatment.

Mayo provides clinic and hospital services at its locations in Rochester, Minn.; Jacksonville, Fla.; and Phoenix and Scottsdale, Ariz. Every medical service you need is available on our campuses, and physicians devote the time you need to be fully understood and cared for.

Why a trusted source.

Because the Mayo Clinic is a world leader in the delivery of medical services and development of health information. The site demonstrates MC's dedication to making their expertise readily available to everyone seeking advice.

Westover Heights Clinic

Westover Heights Clinic has been serving the Portland area since 1982. We've grown since then, but still maintain the personalized service that comes with putting our patients first. We don't manage our patients; we get to know them, and that puts us in a position to provide the best care possible.

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Services offered:

General Health Care: Our friendly, highly-trained staff is here to do more than treat problems. Our goal is to promote the overall health of our patients through routine preventative care, early detection and treatment when necessary.

Research Studies: A significant portion of our practice is now devoted to medical research This allows us to stay abreast of the latest developments, as well as to offer an alternative way for patients to receive care.

Why a trusted source.

Because the Westover Heights clinic, run by Terri Warren, is a leader in the diagnosis, testing, and treatment of Herpes. This site provides the best information and advice on everything from symptoms to handling delicate partner communication.

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