Compuserve, Prodigy and AOL Health Care Support Online

MOTHER EARTH NEWS offers information on online health information services network providers Compuserve and Prodigy who provide health service support and an extensive list from AOL health care support online.


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A list of the three major on-line service providers, American Online, CompuServe, and Prodigy, as well as an overview of the health care services they provide.


ILLUSTRATION: KENNETH LIN

Learn about online health information services network providers Compuserve and Prodigy who provide health service support and the extensive list from AOL health care support online. 

Compuserve, Prodigy and AOL Health Care Support Online

Just a few years ago, the choice of living in areas away from metropolitan centers meant virtual isolation from the health services and support groups that flourish in urban centers. Now, with the advancements and availability of the online world, health care services are simply a modem away.

The following is a list of the three major on-line service providers, American Online, CompuServe, and Prodigy, as well as an overview of the health care services they provide. We've also included some helpful hints to make it easier for you to navigate the often complicated world of the Internet. The listings continues on page 83 of this issue.

The "Big Three" Computer Networks in a Nutshell 

America Online (AOL) 

Active, friendly self-help forums. Most live chat and support groups. Great forum for seniors (SeniorNet). Most graphically attractive interface. Easiest to use, highly intuitive. Limited selection of medical database materials.





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