Health Resources

General Health Information
Mental Health
Pediatrics
Senior Care
Alternative, Holistic Medicine and Vitamins
Research

General Health Information

US Department of Health & Human Services
The United States government’s principal agency for protecting the health of all Americans and providing essential human services.

Center Watch
Clinical trials searchable by medical condition, therapeutic area, and location. All of the trials listed are open (enrolling new patients).

U.S Food and Drug Administration
Federal agency of the United States Department of Health and Human Services, one of the United States federal executive departments.

  • Everydayhealth.com  Partnership with FDA that offers offer a variety of health information, including the latest information on food and medical product safety as well as prevention and wellness topics.
  • Healthline.com  Provides high quality and timely content concerning public health and safety topics, including FDA alerts on emerging issues and product recalls.

Merck Manual
Transforms the language of medical professionals into commonly used English while retaining vital information about drugs, diseases, diagnosis, and prevention.

Medline Plus
The National Library of Medicine, part of the National Institutes of Health, maintains MedlinePlus to assist in locating authoritative health information, information about diseases, conditions, and wellness issues in laymen’s language.

Mental Health

Helpguide.org
Features articles, audios, videos on mental health topics.

Find a Therapist – Psychology Today
Comprehensive directory of psychologists, psychiatrists, therapists, counselors, support groups and treatment centers in the United States and Canada.

National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)
Information about the causes, signs and symptoms, treatment and resources available for mental illnesses. Booklets, easy-to-read brochures, and fact sheets are provided in English and Spanish. The latest news on mental illness, help in locating services, and a link to clinical trials.

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
Information about substance abuse and mental illness prevention, treatment, recovery, and several treatment finding tools.

MentalHealth.gov
One-stop access to U.S. government mental health information, including the basics of mental health, myths and facts.

Pediatrics

American Academy of Pediatrics
Dedicated to the health and well-being of infants, children, adolescents and young adults.

  • Healthychildren.org  Topics related to children’s health, guidelines on immunization, common illnesses in childhood, issues on behavior and development of children, and recommendations regarding children’s fitness and nutrition.
  • Teenshealth.org

American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
A glossary of symptoms and mental illnesses, and information about finding psychiatrists and appropriate clinical trials are also included.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) – Websites for Kids and Teens
Family Health section of the CDC website, provides a list of federal government health sites intended especially for this age group.

Senior Care

Medicare.gov
U.S. government website provides a wealth of information on Medicare health plans, drug coverage, and costs. Offers tools to find whether a test, item, or service is covered and for finding doctors, provider, hospitals, plans, and suppliers. Online forms are provided for applying to the program, replacing a Medicare card, or changing an address.

Eldercare Locator
A service of the U. S. Administration on Aging, connects older adults and caregivers to services for seniors. The online search function provides lists of trusted local resources, organizations, and services.

Centers for Disease Control’s Healthy Aging
Statistics and research information from the CDC’s activities aimed at improving the health and quality of life of older adults. Resources include information about the Healthy Brain Initiative, advance care planning and chronic disease management, and links to publications and resources for both consumers and health professionals.

Alternative, Holistic Medicine and Vitamins

What is Holistic Medicine? (WebMD)

American Holistic Health Association
Free information about health and wellness resources to help the public better cope with an illness or disease, or to enhance health. Resources include offerings in both conventional and alternative medicine.

National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH)
Evidence-based information about therapies, advice about choosing practitioners, and information about herbs and supplements.

American Chiropractic Association
Information about chiropractic and chiropractic education, a directory of practitioners, and health and wellness tips.

Research

PubMed
Comprises millions of citations for biomedical literature from Medline, life science journals, and online books. Some citations include links to full-text content  from PubMed content and publisher web sites.

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