March 1, 2006 (Vol. 26, No. 5)
Strong Points: Good coverage
Weak Points: A bit disorganized
Speaking of endocrine disease, it probably doesn’t get more pertinent than problems relating to the thyroid. Funded by an “unrestricted educational grant” from Abbott Laboratories, maker of a thyroid medication, Thyroid Disease Manager provides visitors with some tightly organized information in the format of a hyperlinked book. Chapters in the book include everything from basic thyroid physiology to Graves’ disease. Other sections of the site cover news, continuing medical education, and an informative (though somewhat disorganized) “Ask an Expert” section that answers submitted questions. Most of these appeared to be from physicians, amazingly enough, suggesting that the advice was definitely expert, to say the least.