Health Links

To help facilitate your medical and health knowledge, here are a few websites for your reference*:

Advance Directives

Allergies

Diet

  • ChooseMyPlate.gov – Provides practical information to individuals, health professionals, nutrition educators, and the food industry to help consumers build healthier diets with resources and tools for dietary assessment, nutrition education, and other user-friendly nutrition information.
  • Dairy Council of California – Nutrition information for children and adults, as well as programs for Educators and Health Professionals.
  • Dole 5 A Day – Encourages teachers, and children to eat more fruits and vegetables and be physically active.
  • Ellyn Satter Associates – Builds the bridge between nutrition and behavior for children.
  • FitDay – Online diet and fitness journal, calorie and nutrition counter, and weight loss tracker.
  • Jackson Gastroenterology – Information on Diseases, Procedures, Diets, Drugs, Images and Links relating to the digestive system.
  • Kids Eat Right – Goal of educating families, communities, and policy makers about the importance of quality nutrition.
  • Meals for You – On-line recipes, meal plans, nutritional information, newsletters, and shopping lists.
  • Spark People – Free online diet tracking, recipe’s, exercise and support community
  • Tufts Thrifty Food Plan Calculator – available in Excel, Word or PDF format

Discharge Planning

Diseases

Drugs

  • Center for Drug Evaluation and Research – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s site for drug information, including approved drug products with therapeutic equivalence evaluations.
  • SafeMedication – Drug information, and Information on using medications safely and effectively.
  • MedlinePlus – Drug Info Information on thousands of prescription and over-the-counter medications.

General Health Information

  • AllRef – Extensive health information from trusted sources on over 4,000 topics including diseases, tests, symptoms, injuries, surgeries, nutrition, poisons, special topics, family and community health.
  • CPC – Californians for Patient Care aims to empower, inform, connect and protect patients with a broad base of healthcare knowledge so they may make informed decisions before, during and after they need care.
  • Discovery Health – Great site for information on Diseases, Drugs, Diet and Fitness, and Health Tools (Animated Body Atlas, Calculators, etc.).
  • Healthfinder – Your guide to reliable health information.
  • Mayo Clinic – Reliable information for a healthier life from Mayo Clinic. (Health information, and self-improvement and disease management tools.)
  • Medem Medical – Library Full range of patient education information, and other services.
  • MedicineNet – Easy-to-understand medical knowledge to make smart health decisions with you and your doctor, on all aspects of health and medicine.
  • MedlinePlus – A goldmine of good health information from the world’s largest medical library, the National Library of Medicine.
  • MedlinePlus Interactive Health Tutorials – Uses animated graphics to explain procedures and conditions in easy-to-read language.
  • MedlinePlus Medical Encyclopedia – Includes over 4,000 articles about diseases, tests, symptoms, injuries, and surgeries, as well as an extensive library of medical photographs and illustrations. The source of info is the Adam Health Illustrated Encyclopedia.
  • MEDtropolis – Informs, educates and entertains kids and adults in the areas of healthcare and healthy living.
  • Merck Manual – Comprehensive, understandable medical information for all people – including those without a medical degree.

Kids

  • American Academy of Pediatrics – Committed to the attainment of optimal physical, mental, and social health and well-being for all infants, children, adolescents, and young adults.
  • Ellyn Satter Associates – Builds the bridge between nutrition and behavior for children.
  • Kids Health – Largest and most visited site on the Web providing doctor-approved health information about children from before birth through adolescence.
  • Staying Active: An Exercise Guide for Kids – With childhood obesity on the rise experts, officials, parents, and teachers are working together to make sure that kids get plenty of exercise and create a healthier future. This page is full of free resources for anyone looking to help kids get excited about physical fitness.

Miscellaneous Medical Related Links

  • AARP (Health and Wellness Section) – Addresses health information issues of persons 50 and older.
  • Active Register – Online for thousands of events and activities.
  • HeartRescueNow – The HeartRescue Project is dedicated to improving now sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) is recognized, treated and measured in the United States. Go to the HeartRescue Project resource page for more information about SCA, including educational videos and training programs.
  • RadiologyInfo – Answers your questions related to the many radiologic procedures and therapies available.
  • ScienceDaily – Breaking news about the latest discoveries and research projects in medicine, science, and technology.
  • Traveler’s Health (from the National Center for Infectious Diseases) – Health information for travelers: specific destinations, outbreaks, diseases, vaccinations, safe food and water, cruise ships, air travel, traveling with children and with people with special needs.
  • YourSurgery – Provides easy to understand information for common and specific surgical procedures

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