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New Health News Resource

Children’s Hospital Central California offers new source of current health news and information.


Reliable health information can be hard to come by. There are thousands of websites containing medical news but how do you know which ones to trust?

For years, people have been turning to the Pediatric Online Health Encyclopedia on the Children’s Hospital Central California website for trusted, credible health information. Now Children’s is expanding its resources by offering Healthcare 411, a news series produced by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), part of the US Department of Health and Human Services.

Using the latest podcasting technology, Healthcare 411 provides weekly audio and video programs featuring news and information on current health care topics with synopses of AHRQ’s latest research findings.

You can download the programs to your media player or computer by subscribing on the site. The AHRQ subscription is free. You can access the service by going to the Children’s Hospital website or visiting Healthcare 411.

And remember you can always explore the online health encyclopedia’s thousands of pages of information on pediatric diseases, conditions and treatments as well as the section on how to keep kids healthy. Plus there’s My Healthy News, a free monthly e-health newsletter. Entirely customizable to meet your health interests, My Healthy News is packed with trusted child health and safety information. All you need is an email address to subscribe.