Web Sites Recommended by Dr. Mirkin
Web sites to help you search for more information
This site has the complete, searchable text of the home edition of the Merck Manual/
For more technical information, this is the searchable online physician's version of the Merck Manual.
To search for a specific article or journal reference, try the PubMed, the National Library of Health search service (National Institutes of Health). Your doctor will also have the ability to locate the article through programs that are available to physicians such as Physicians Online.
This site lists ongoing or planned clinical trials through the National Institutes of Health (NIH.)
Products and services mentioned by Dr. Mirkin
(with no financial connection)
A photo and description of the comfortable bicycle seat we've mentioned. If you can't find it in your local bike shop, you can order it from Amazon.com or Mt. Airy Bicycle Shop, 1-888-MY-TANDEM.
Diet-to-Go, P.O. Box 13100 Alexandria VA, 22312. This company makes frozen vegetarian meals, which were originally based on Dr. Mirkin's guidelines, for home delivery. You can order from the web site or call them at 1-800-743-SLIM (7546).
Dr. Stephen Barrett maintains four web sites to help you judge the truth and reliability of a wide array of health resources. He investigates questionable health claims and misleading advertising.
Aimed at cyclists, an excellent website and the free weekly email newsletter with fitness advice that can apply to other sports as well.
Center for Science in the Public Interest, publishers of the Nutrition Action newsletter. The newsletter is well worth its modest cost.
If you've received a health-scare e-mail or heard a strange rumor, chances are this web site has already checked it out.
An educational resource for patients and caregivers suffering from mesothelioma. MCA offers relevant, timely and factual information to provide support for those with the disease.
The Institute for Molecular Medicine is dedicated to diagnosis and treatment of chronic diseases. It's president, Dr. Garth L. Nicolson, has convincingly linked mycoplasma infections and Gulf War syndrome. Your doctor can order PCR (polymerase chain reaction) tests for mycoplasma from this site:
The Road Back Foundation promotes education about the treatment of rheumatic and some connective tissue diseases with low doses of antibiotics, and serves as a patient and physician clearinghouse.
Katherine Poehlmann, author of "Rheumatoid Arthritis: The Infection Connection", posts information to keep her book up-to-date at this site.
Cancer information site with links to sources of information and support for more than 50 types of cancer.
Helpful information from a lymphoma survivor, Robert Miller.
From an asthma sufferer, a helpful website with information on research relating asthma to the bacteria Chlamydia pneumoniae.