Following is a list of freeware that provides patient education resources. To learn more about a particular item, click on the item name. To download a software product or visit an interactive web site, click on "download" or "view," respectively. But first, please read our disclaimer and permissions page if you haven't already done so.

AIDA Diabetes Software Simulator
By AIDA. An educational simulator program of glucose-insulin interaction and insulin dosage and dietary adjustment in diabetes mellitus.
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AIDA On-line Diabetes Software Simulator
By AIDA. AIDA on-line allows you to simulate the effects of changes in insulin and diet on the blood glucose profiles of various example virtual diabetic patients. Using AIDA on-line you can change any of the input variables (insulin dosage, timing, or preparation), or nutritional information (meal size or timing), plus other clinical variables, and see the resulting effects on the blood glucose profile.
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Baby Growth Timeline
By Aetna InteliHealth, Inc.. View the growth of a baby month by month.
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Breast Self-Exam
By Aetna InteliHealth, Inc.. Watch videos in English or Spanish for proper techniques for a self exam.
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Child Development Timeline: Newborn Through Eleven Months
By Aetna InteliHealth, Inc.. An illustrated timeline of early child development with information on physical, mental/language, and social/emotional development skills.
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Childproofing Your Home
By Aetna InteliHealth, Inc.. Learn through illustrations how to childproof your home.
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Decision Guide: Breast and Ovarian Cancer InteliTool
By Aetna InteliHealth, Inc.. An interactive illustration to help understand breast and ovarian cancer.
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First Aid InteliTool
By Aetna InteliHealth, Inc.. The time to prepare for accidents and emergencies is before they happen. This first aid guide can help you learn how to handle incidents both minor and major. Includes an A to Z database of conditions (like allergic reaction or unconsciousness) and a video library of instructional clips.
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Harvard Medical Schools Tests and Procedures
By Aetna InteliHealth, Inc.. A guide to diagnostic tests and procedures organized by body systems or tests. It answers questions like: What do you have to do to prepare for a MRI? Will having a liver biopsy be painful? Will I need to do anything special afterward? Do you have to undress for a PET scan? How soon will it be safe to go home after a cardiac catheterization and what are the risks? How soon will the results of that antibody test be back?
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Heart Basics: An Interactive Illustration
By Aetna InteliHealth, Inc.. Explore the heart, including the chambers, flow of blood, cardiac cycle, conduction system, and valves.
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Heart Disease and Abnormal Heart Rhythm (Arrhythmia)
By WebMD. Listen to, read, and watch what's going on in your heart.
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Interactive Kidney Illustration
By Aetna InteliHealth, Inc.. See illustrations of the kidney with descriptions.
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JAMA and Archives
By American Medical Association. Free articles from JAMA (The Journal of the American Medical Association).
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MayoClinic Adult Health
By Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research. Learn the basics of adult health, explore health issues, including mental health and health at work.
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MayoClinic Cancer Center
By Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research. Find information on cancer, types of cancer, cancer resources, cancer treatments, cancer research and cancer symptoms.
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MayoClinic Childrens Health Healthy Living Center
By Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research. Learn the basics of childrens health, explore development, and take control.
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MayoClinic Eye Center
By Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research. Learn how your eye functions, what can go wrong and measures you can take to protect or treat your eyes and improve your vision.
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MayoClinic Fitness and Sports Medicine Healthy Living Center
By Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research. Learn the basics of fitness, explore fitness, and take control.
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MayoClinic Food and Nutrition Healthy Living Center
By Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research. Learn the basics of food and nutrition, explore the food and health connection, and take control.
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MayoClinic Healthy Aging
By Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research. Learn the basics of senior health, explore health issues, and take control.
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MayoClinic Healthy Pregnancy
By Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research. Learn the basics of pregnancy, explore pregnancy and childbirth issues, and take control.
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MayoClinic Infant and Toddler Health
By Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research. Learn the basics of infant and toddler health, explore development, and take control.
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MayoClinic Infectious Disease Center
By Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research. Find information on infectious disease and common infections such as cold and flu.
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MayoClinic Insomnia
By Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research. Find information on better sleep and sleep disorders, such as sleep apnea and insomnia.
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MayoClinic Mens Health Center
By Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research. Learn the basics of mens health, explore health issues, and take control.
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MayoClinic Oral Health
By Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research. Find dental information, ranging from basic dental care and dental health to dental and oral conditions.
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MayoClinic Skin Cancer
By Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research. Find information on skin cancer.
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MayoClinic Teen's Health Center
By Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research. Locate teen health information, including teen sexuality, teen pregnancy, mental health and other teen health issues.
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MayoClinic Womens Health Center
By Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research. Learn the basics of womens health, explore health issues, and take control.
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MEDLINEplus Interactive Health Tutorials
By US National Library of Medicine. Interactive health education resources from the Patient Education Institute. Using animated graphics each tutorial explains a procedure or condition in easy-to-read language. You can also listen to the tutorial. Tutorials are available for more than 150 topics on Diseases and Conditions, Tests and Diagnostic Procedures, Surgery and Treatment Procedures, and Prevention and Wellness.
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Patient Education Materials (by Topic)
By The University of Iowa. Patient information organized by topic.
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Patient Information (by Medical Specialty)
By The University of Iowa. Patient information organized by medical specialty.
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The Search for the Sentinel Node
By Aetna InteliHealth, Inc.. An illustration with description of the sentinel node. The sentinel node is the first node into which the lymph system drains. By removing and examining the sentinel node, a surgeon can determine if breast cancer has spread to the lymph nodes.
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Virtual Hospital Textbooks on Blood/Lymphatic System
By The University of Iowa. Medical textbooks on blood/lymphatic system for providers and patients. Virtual Hospital is no longer funded. This is from the April 1, 2005 archive of the site.
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Virtual Hospital Textbooks on Bones, Joints and Muscles
By The University of Iowa. Medical textbooks on bones, joints and muscles for providers and patients. Virtual Hospital is no longer funded. This is from the April 1, 2005 archive of the site.
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Virtual Hospital Textbooks on Brain and Nervous System
By The University of Iowa. Medical textbooks on brain and nervous system for providers and patients. Virtual Hospital is no longer funded. This is from the April 1, 2005 archive of the site.
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Virtual Hospital Textbooks on Cancer
By The University of Iowa. Medical textbooks on cancer for providers and patients. Virtual Hospital is no longer funded. This is from the April 1, 2005 archive of the site.
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Virtual Hospital Textbooks on Dentistry
By The University of Iowa. Medical textbooks on dentistry for providers and patients. Virtual Hospital is no longer funded. Patient information on a variety of topics from vh.org is now available on the pages of UI Health Care.com.
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Virtual Hospital Textbooks on Dermatology
By The University of Iowa. Medical textbooks on dermatology for providers and patients. Virtual Hospital is no longer funded. This is from the April 1, 2005 archive of the site.
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Virtual Hospital Textbooks on Dietary
By The University of Iowa. Medical textbooks on dietary for providers and patients. Virtual Hospital is no longer funded. This is from the April 1, 2005 archive of the site.
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Virtual Hospital Textbooks on Digestive System
By The University of Iowa. Medical textbooks on digestive system for providers and patients. Virtual Hospital is no longer funded. This is from the April 1, 2005 archive of the site.
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Virtual Hospital Textbooks on Ear, Nose and Throat
By The University of Iowa. Medical textbooks on ear, nose and throat for providers and patients. Virtual Hospital is no longer funded. This is from the April 1, 2005 archive of the site.
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Virtual Hospital Textbooks on Emergency Medicine
By The University of Iowa. Medical textbooks on emergency medicine for providers and patients. Virtual Hospital is no longer funded. This is from the April 1, 2005 archive of the site.
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Virtual Hospital Textbooks on Endocrine System (Hormones)
By The University of Iowa. Medical textbooks on endocrine system (hormones) for providers and patients. Virtual Hospital is no longer funded. This is from the April 1, 2005 archive of the site.
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Virtual Hospital Textbooks on Eyes and Vision
By The University of Iowa. Medical textbooks on eyes and vision for providers and patients. Virtual Hospital is no longer funded. This is from the April 1, 2005 archive of the site.
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Virtual Hospital Textbooks on Family Medicine
By The University of Iowa. Medical textbooks on family medicine for providers and patients. Virtual Hospital is no longer funded. This is from the April 1, 2005 archive of the site.
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Virtual Hospital Textbooks on Heart and Circulation
By The University of Iowa. Medical textbooks on heart and circulation for providers and patients. Virtual Hospital is no longer funded. This is from the April 1, 2005 archive of the site.
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Virtual Hospital Textbooks on Immune System/AIDS
By The University of Iowa. Medical textbooks on immune system/AIDS for providers and patients. Virtual Hospital is no longer funded. This is from the April 1, 2005 archive of the site.
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Virtual Hospital Textbooks on Internal Medicine
By The University of Iowa. Medical textbooks on internal medicine for providers and patients. Virtual Hospital is no longer funded. This is from the April 1, 2005 archive of the site.
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Virtual Hospital Textbooks on Kidneys and Urinary System
By The University of Iowa. Medical textbooks on kidneys and urinary system for providers and patients. Virtual Hospital is no longer funded. This is from the April 1, 2005 archive of the site.
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Virtual Hospital Textbooks on Lungs and Breathing
By The University of Iowa. Medical textbooks on lungs and breathing for providers and patients. Virtual Hospital is no longer funded. This is from the April 1, 2005 archive of the site.
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Virtual Hospital Textbooks on Mouth and Teeth
By The University of Iowa. Medical textbooks on mouth and teeth for providers and patients. Virtual Hospital is no longer funded. This is from the April 1, 2005 archive of the site.
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Virtual Hospital Textbooks on Neurology
By The University of Iowa. Medical textbooks on neurology for providers and patients. Virtual Hospital is no longer funded. This is from the April 1, 2005 archive of the site.
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Virtual Hospital Textbooks on Neurosurgery
By The University of Iowa. Medical textbooks on neurosurgery for providers and patients. Virtual Hospital is no longer funded. This is from the April 1, 2005 archive of the site.
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Virtual Hospital Textbooks on Obstetrics and Gynecology
By The University of Iowa. Medical textbooks on obstetrics and gynecology for providers and patients. Virtual Hospital is no longer funded. This is from the April 1, 2005 archive of the site.
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Virtual Hospital Textbooks on Ophthalmology
By The University of Iowa. Medical textbooks on ophthalmology for providers and patients. Virtual Hospital is no longer funded. This is from the April 1, 2005 archive of the site.
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Virtual Hospital Textbooks on Orthopaedic Surgery
By The University of Iowa. Medical textbooks on orthopaedic surgery for providers and patients. Virtual Hospital is no longer funded. This is from the April 1, 2005 archive of the site.
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Virtual Hospital Textbooks on Pediatrics
By The University of Iowa. Medical textbooks on pediatrics for providers and patients. Virtual Hospital is no longer funded. This is from the April 1, 2005 archive of the site.
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Virtual Hospital Textbooks on Pregnancy and Reproduction
By The University of Iowa. Medical textbooks on pregnancy and reproduction for providers and patients. Virtual Hospital is no longer funded. This is from the April 1, 2005 archive of the site.
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Virtual Hospital Textbooks on Psychiatry
By The University of Iowa. Medical textbooks on psychiatry for providers and patients. Virtual Hospital is no longer funded. This is from the April 1, 2005 archive of the site.
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Virtual Hospital Textbooks on Radiation Oncology
By The University of Iowa. Medical textbooks on radiation oncology for providers and patients. Virtual Hospital is no longer funded. Patient information on a variety of topics from vh.org is now available on the pages of UI Health Care.com.
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Virtual Hospital Textbooks on Skin, Hair and Nails
By The University of Iowa. Medical textbooks on skin, hair and nails for providers and patients. Virtual Hospital is no longer funded. This is from the April 1, 2005 archive of the site.
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Virtual Hospital Textbooks on Surgery
By The University of Iowa. Medical textbooks on surgery for providers and patients. Virtual Hospital is no longer funded. This is from the April 1, 2005 archive of the site.
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Virtual Hospital Textbooks on Urology
By The University of Iowa. Medical textbooks on urology for providers and patients. Virtual Hospital is no longer funded. This is from the April 1, 2005 archive of the site.
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WebMD Health Tools
By WebMD. Use quizzes, calculators, self-assessments, and guides to manage your health. Animated pictures show what's going on in your body when the disorder takes hold. Find out what causes it, who's at risk, and what the latest treatment options are. Topics include: Allergic Rhinitis, Anemia, Asthma, Breast Cancer, Coronary Artery Disease, Depression, Osteoporosis, Schizophrenia, Stroke, Type 1 Diabetes and Type 2 Diabetes.
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WebMD Interactive Tools
By WebMD. Calculate your healthy weight, count calories, calculate your due date, predict the height of your child, learn when you are most likely to conceive, or calculate your target heart rate.
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WebMD Symptom Checker
By WebMD. Need information as you determine what to do about your symptoms? Get help figuring them out by answering a series of questions.
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Your Body, By The Numbers
By Aetna InteliHealth, Inc.. There is no story more incredible than that of the human body. From your head which has about 100,000 hairs that grow at a rate of about six inches per year to your feet each of which contains 26 bones, 20 muscles and the body's most dense sweat glands and nerve endings. Learn more with this interactive tool. Includes a quiz.
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Your Healthy Weight Pyramid: A Tool for Weight Loss
By Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research. The Mayo Clinic Healthy Weight Pyramid is a food pyramid designed to promote weight loss and long-term health.
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