Links

Helpful Links/Resources

The websites listed on this page are designed to help patients, their families, and caregivers learn more about health and wellness. The sites, which have been created by reliable organizations or by the government, are good places to start when confronted with an unfamiliar condition, disease, or treatment. Links to Medicare and Medicaid information are also provided. Please click on the headings below to reveal more content –

 

MedlinePlus – National Library of Medicine. Provides reliable professional and patient information on organizations, clinical trials, dictionaries, and more in Spanish and other languages

https://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/

 

National Institutes of Health: Health Information – Provides newsletters, information, and links to other websites

http://health.nih.gov/

 

National Institute on Aging: Health & Aging - publications and links to sites about Alzheimer’s disease The Helps to understand the nature of the aging process, and diseases and conditions associated with growing older, in order to extend the healthy, active years of life

https://www.nia.nih.gov/about/mission

 

Healthfinder – U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. A gateway to reliable consumer health information, with links to online publications, clearinghouses, support groups, and more. Healthfinder Espanol provides the same information in Spanish.

http://healthfinder.gov/

 

USA.gov Health and Nutrition – This government site features an A-Z topic list

https://www.usa.gov/health

 

Medline Plus – Guide to Healthy Web Surfing, suggestions and tips to help you judge the quality of the health information you find online

https://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/healthywebsurfing.html

 

ABIM (American Board of Internal Medicine) Choosing Wisely lists were created by national medical specialty societies and represent specific, evidence-based recommendations clinicians and patients should discuss

http://www.choosingwisely.org/doctor-patient-lists/

 

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention – Learn about diseases & conditions, workplace safety, and environmental health, among other topics. This site includes a section on Travelers’ Health.

http://www.cdc.gov/

 

Medicare.gov – U.S. Government site for people with Medicare. Sign up for a plan or change your current plan. Learn about costs and coverage. Find forms, help, and other resources

https://www.medicare.gov/

 

Food and Drug Administration – Learn about treatments, drug/device approvals. Updates and information for staying safe and healthy Check recall and alert lists and see which products have been approved by the FDA

http://www.fda.gov/default.htm

 

What to do when get the FLU                http://www.cdc.gov/flu/whattodo.htm

American Diabetes Association           www.diabetes.org

American Dietetic Association              www.eatright.org

American Heart Association                 www.americanheart.org

Immunization Schedules for Adults   http://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/schedules/easy-to-read/adult.html

 

Women's Health

Office on Women’s Health is focusing on women's health priorities, covers a wide variety of health topics, ranging from adolescent health to reproductive health to healthy aging.

http://www.womenshealth.gov/

 

Women’s Health – MedlinePlus. An overview of health topics, news related to women’s health, https://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/womenshealth.html

 

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. Disease screening and prevention for women are the focus of this site

http://www.ahrq.gov/patients-consumers/prevention/lifestyle/healthy-women.html

 

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. An extensive list of resources, tips for healthy living and a healthy life

http://www.cdc.gov/women/

 

American Cancer Society. Learn more about cancers that affect women. - See more at: 

http://www.cancer.org/healthy/findcancerearly/womenshealth/index

 

National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute - Explore Heart Disease in Women

http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/health-topics/topics/hdw/

 

Women and Mental Health – National Institute of Mental Health. Mental disorders that affect women are described. Anxiety disorders, biopolar disorder and depression are among these illnesses

http://www.nimh.nih.gov/health/topics/women-and-mental-health/index.shtml

 

Men's Health

MedlinePlus. An overview of health topics, news, and links related to men’s health.

https://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/menshealth.html

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. An extensive list of resources are available helping men to live healthier life.

http://www.cdc.gov/men/

 

National Institutes of Health - health topics, news, and links on men’s health

http://health.nih.gov/search_results.aspx

 

American Cancer Society. Learn more about cancers that affect men

http://www.cancer.org/healthy/findcancerearly/menshealth/index

 

Senior Health

National Institute on Aging: Health & Aging - publications and links to sites about Alzheimer’s disease The Helps to understand the nature of the aging process, and diseases and conditions associated with growing older, in order to extend the healthy, active years of life

https://www.nia.nih.gov/about/mission

 

Health for Seniors – USA.gov. Learn how to stay healthy as a senior, - See more at:

https://www.usa.gov/health

 

Senior’s Health – MedlinePlus. Find links to reliable websites, a medical encyclopedia.

https://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/seniorshealth.html

 

Additional Topics

American Board of Internal Medicine  abim.org

American College of Cardiology  acc.org

AARP  aarp.org

Cleveland Clinic  clevelandclinic.org

WebMD  webmd.com

Medscape   http://www.medscape.com/

American Academy of Dermatology - Facts about sunscreens and sun protection. 

https://www.aad.org/media-resources/stats-and-facts/prevention-and-care/sunscreen-faqs

Alzheimer's Disease Education  alzheimers.org

Alcoholics Anonymous   alcoholicsanonymous.org

National Association for Incontinence   nafc.org

American Lung Association  http://www.lung.org/

American Society for Nutrition  nutrition.org

American Urological Association  auanet.org

National Sleep Foundation  sleepfoundation.org

National Headache Foundation  headaches.org

Arthritis Foundation  arthritis.org

American Journal of Clinical Nutrition  ajcn.org

American Council on Exercise  acefitness.org

North American Menopause Society  menopause.org

American Academy of Allergy Asthma and Immunology  aaaai.org

CDC Traveler's Information Page  cdc.gov/travel

National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NIH)  https://nccih.nih.gov/

National Rehabilitation Information Center  http://www.naric.com/

Household Products Database  http://householdproducts.nlm.nih.gov/