Centers for Disease Control and Prevention –http://www.cdc.gov
Familydoctor.org – http://familydoctor.org/familydoctor/en.html
HealthyWomen – http://www.healthywomen.org/
Healthy Men – http://www.ahrq.gov/patients-consumers/patient-involvement/healthy-men/index.html
American Academy of Pediatrics – http://www.healthychildren.org
This comprehensive site from the American Academy of Pediatrics for parenting kids from prenatal until adulthood covers diseases, staying healthy, mental and social concerns, school problems, and safety. Parents of prospective and new teen drivers will appreciate the site’s Teen Driving Agreement.
SuperKids Nutrition – http://www.superkidsnutrition.com/
SuperKids Nutrition was founded by a registered dietician to promote good nutrition; it offers health information for parents, kids and health educators through a blog, activities and links to even more online resources. For parents, there are tips and toolkits to promote healthy living in the family. For kids, an animated SuperKids Crew teaches about nutrition, and there are fun activities to print and complete.
Teen Health – http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/teenhealth.html
This MedlinePlus page was created for teens and parents. There are links to information on nutrition, emotions, body image, alcohol, drugs, sexuality, and other topics of interest to adolescents.
Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics–Eatright.org – http://www.eatright.org/
The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics is the best source of accurate, credible and timely food and nutrition information for the public. The website includes information on nutrition throughout the lifecycle, advice for achieving and maintaining a healthy weight, information on prevention and management of diseases, and a searchable database of registered dietitian nutritionists.
Weight loss website – www.sparkpeople.com
It’s an online dieting community, but SparkPeople.com also places a huge emphasis on adopting a healthy lifestyle for long-term weight maintenance. The site is packed with useful tools and resources for you to explore. The fitness, recipe, and cooking videos are all easy to follow, and the motivational quizzes and success stories help to keep you on target with your goals.
Weight loss website –www.Calorie-Count.com
Calorie-Count.com lets you log your food intake and workouts, but also offers great tips for beginner exercisers and expert dieting advice. In addition, there’s a mobile-friendly version of the site so you can stay on top of recording what you’ve eaten even on the go.
Weight loss website – www.MyFitnessPal.com
MyFitnessPal.com Logs has easy-to-understand charts for tracking your progress and also shows you a count of how many calories you have “left” to consume for the day to keep you on track with your goals.
The AGS Foundation for Health in Aging – http://www.healthinaging.org
Health In Aging provides up-to-date information on healthcare and aging for older adults, caregivers, and providers. The site provides information and tip sheets on common health topics and resources to help find and communicate with geriatrics healthcare providers. Information is easy to understand and available in English only. The site was created by the American Geriatrics Society’s Health in Aging Foundation and is overseen by elder care experts.
Benefits Checkup – https://www.benefitscheckup.org/
Benefits Checkup is a service aimed at helping older adults finds state, federal and private benefits programs to help pay for prescriptions, healthcare, food, and other services. Older adults can answer a series of questions and receive information and applications for programs for which they may be eligible. The site also contains links to forms and resources for local and national programs. Information is in English, although many forms are available in multiple languages. The site is a service of National Council on Aging, a non-profit and advocacy organization for older adults.
Eldercare Locator – http://www.eldercare.gov/
Eldercare Locator, 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. There are also factsheets and links to online information about medicine and health, advanced care planning, and other issues. A hotline and online chat connects to Eldercare information specialists who can answer detailed questions. Online information is available in English; information in other languages is available by phone.
The Family Caregiver Alliance – http://www.caregiver.org
Family Caregiver Alliance (FCA) provides information, services, and support for caregivers and families of persons with chronic, disabling health conditions. The website offers fact sheets on conditions such as dementia, Parkinson disease, and stroke as well as statistics, public policy information, and reports. It includes caregiver advice and tips and hosts online discussion groups. Information is available in English, Spanish, Chinese, Korean, and Vietnamese. The FCA is a nonprofit, community-based organization.
Medicare.gov – http://www.medicare.gov/
The official U.S. government website provides a wealth of information on Medicare health plans, drug coverage, and costs. It also offers tools to find whether a test, item, or service is covered and for finding doctors, providers, hospitals, plan, and suppliers. Online forms are provided for applying to the program, replacing a Medicare card, or changing an address. Information is available in English and in Spanish.
Medicine Safety: A Toolkit for Families – http://www.learnaboutrxsafety.org/
This excellent resource encompasses safe use, storage, and disposal of drugs; questions for your doctor and pharmacist; drug interactions and side effects; plus drugs of special concern for seniors and links to other resources. Medicine Safety is produced by the Center for Improving Medication Management (CIMM) and the National Council on Patient Information and Education (NCPIE).
Needy Meds – http://www.needymeds.org
Needy Meds is an information clearinghouse of the various assistance programs available from pharmaceutical manufacturers for patients who cannot afford medications. It also has information about government assistance programs and coupons.
RxList-The Internet Drug Index – http://www.rxlist.com
This site has information about prescription and non-prescription drugs, herbs, and supplements, and is searchable by generic and brand name. It also has a useful pill identifier tool, information and slide shows about diseases and health topics, and a medical dictionary.
National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH) – https://nccih.nih.gov/
The National Institutes of Health established NCCIH to study the safety and efficacy of complementary and alternative therapies. The website provides evidence-based information about these therapies, advice about choosing practitioners, and information about herbs and supplements.
Patient Decision Aids: https://decisionaid.ohri.ca/AZlist.html
Diabetes Decision aid – https://diabetesdecisionaid.mayoclinic.org/