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Health Links

Below are links to health related websites

Cancer

  • www.thebreastcancersite.com you can click on this qd to help fund free mammograms
  • Oncolink . Another good cancer website is this University of Pennsylvania site. Information on topics such as cancer causes, types of cancer, screening and prevention, clinical trials, etc. . is presented in file folders
  • Cancer Risk Calculator from Harvard Center for Cancer Prevention This website, from the Harvard School of Public Health, allows you to estimate your risk of cancer risk by type (breast, colon, etc.). It is designed to offer recommendations for lowering your risk of cancer.
  • National Cancer Institute This site provides information on different kinds of cancer, treatments, clinical trials, risk factors and related publications and other links.
  • CancerWeb: Screening for Cancer This site allows you to link to several other cancer sites. The site gives an Overview of Cancer as well as information on specific cancers. This area discusses evidence of disease, number of cases, mortality, etc. The site also has updated information from the NIH
  • American Cancer Society
  • Melanoma
  • The website for the Gail Model Breast Cancer Risk Assessment Tool is
    http://bcra.nci.nih.gov

Clinical Trials

  • Clinical Trials Listing for the National Institute of Health
    This website is a service of the NIH developed by the National Library of Medicine. The site was developed to provide patients, family members and members of the public current information about clinical research studies. This is a search engine and allows the user to browse for information by condition or by study sponsor. There are various areas of resource information listed.

Nutritional Information Websites:

 

 

 

 

OBESITY FACTS

Do you know that ………

Approximately 2/3 of the adult American population is overweight or obese

As little as 30 pounds of extra weight can classify you as obese

Co-morbidities associated with obesity include hypertension, diabetes, hyperlipidemia, asthma, depression, gallstones,ulcers, reflux, sleep apnea, stroke

Losing as little as 5-10% of your body weight can improve any existing co-morbidities. 

 

 

 

 

EATING DISORDERS FACTS

Do you know that…

Anorexia Nervosa is characterized as self-starvation and excessive weight loss

Anorexia Nervosa has the highest death rate of all mental health conditions

Bulimia Nervosa is characterized as binge eating followed by some sort of compensatory behavior such as self induced vomiting. People who struggle with bulimia often appear to be of average weight

Binge eating disorder (BED) is characterized as binge eating with no compensatory behavior.  Approximately 1-5% of the general population is affected

General Health

  • Healthfinder A site sponsored by the United States Department of Health and Human Services (DHS), is a searchable directory which helps users find information about a given health topic on-line -- anything from information on cosmetic ingredients to head injuries to rheumatoid arthritis to the history of medicine. It includes sites created by government agencies, universities and not-for-profits, health-related journals as well as contact information for health organizations.
  • Medscape.com i s a very comprehensive and useful website for medical
    information. It provides CME courses, interactive "exam room" interesting cases,
    including "EKG of the week." It has free access to thousands of Medscape articles as well as drug and disease specific information. It also serves as a search engine for several medical databases
  • Virtual Medical Center (http://vlib.org/Medicine.html)
    This website has information on a vast array of diagnoses that can be accessed by clicking on a subspecialty. The site also has information on such medical topics as parasites, lab tests, toxicology, radiology, and on and on. You can even get information on travel warnings, world weather , entertainment, passports, health -related conferences, etc. from this site.
  • AMA Links
  • TNA Tennessee Nurses Association - health care related links and information for Registered Nurses and Nurse Practitioners
  • Intelihealth Harvard Medical Schools Health Information page.
  • Family Practice
  • American Academy of Family Physicians:
  • Go Ask Alice
  • National Library of Medicine
  • WebMD
  • American Heart Association
  • Problems with headaches... Here are three informative sites

 

HIV/AIDS

Immunizations

www.immunize.org
Good source of information about both childhood and adult immunizations.  Lots of links to other sites.

Menopause

  • The North American Menopause Society (NAMS) is pleased to introduceMenopause Flashes, a complimentary monthly e-mail newsletter for consumers. You’ll probably want to subscribe, too, so you’ll know what they are reading. NAMS hopes that this new service will be of help to you!
  • OSTEOPOROSIS RESOURCE CENTER ON MEDSCAPE, free registration required to access this site.
    Medscape has created the Osteoporosis Resource Center, a
    collection of timely medical news and information on conditions
    associated with bone loss and fracture. The Osteoporosis ResourceCenter includes news, conference summaries, articles.
    abstracts, practice guidelines, and links to professional
    organizations and much more. Let the Osteoporosis Resource
    Center keep you informed.

Other Health Related Links

  • Medlineplus
  • OSHA Occupational Health and Safety Administration
  • Yahoo Medical Resources Page
    Topics of interest are divided into specialty topics, such as osteopathy, clinical chemistry, oncology, etc. Clicking any category links you to many more health -related weblinks
  • U.S. National Library of Medicine
    This site provides information on library publications, research programs, "new and noteworthy" findings. It also includes a host of links such as Medline, Pubmed, NLM Gateway and Medline plus which gives options such as publications on the web (including the Merck Manual and other full length text resources
  • The World Health Organization (International Home Page)
    This site allows you to select a variety of connects sites that provide epidemiological information from other parts of the world. It also has links to many other areas such as mental health, infectious diseases, traveler's health, etc.
  • British Medical Journal
    BMJ puts out twice a year the publication "clinical evidence" which reviews the current literature on many topics (from infectious disease to mental health disorders to CHF...). They present the studies in a concise form and critique the study designs. They include information on the relative risk, odds ratios, control group, sample size, etc. This publication can be viewed on the website along with other ways to review the medical lit. Clinical evidence is an excellent way for providers to quickly stay current on many common illnesses/diseases. It also links to pubmed and Medline search pages.

Self Care

An online health care media publishing company strives to keep its readers at the top of the medical information releases. The site provides consumers with easy-to-read and comprehensive medical data. Check it out at: www.medicinenet.com

Sexually Transmitted Diseases

Smoking

  • Tobacco Information and Prevention Sources (tips). Provides information on tobacco addiction, related diseases, tobacco industry documents and links to other sites related to tobacco.
  • JOE CHEMO
    The site is based on the character Joe Chemo, an anti-smoking parody of Joe Camel. The site is highly interactive and allows visitors to test their "Tobacco IQ," get a personalized "Smoke-o-Scope," and send free Joe Chemo E-Cards. There is also extensive information for teachers, anti-smoking activists, health care providers, journalists, and smokers who wish to quit.

Women's Health

  • www.4collegewomen.org - A health Web site for college age women developed by students for students, is
    launched by Brandeis University. The first of its kind, the portal provides
    a rich trove of trustworthy and noncommercial health information, assembled
    by students based on the vision and with the supervision of Dr. Susan
    Blumenthal, M.D., a Distinguished Visiting Professor at Brandeis and U.S.
    Assistant Surgeon General and an expert in e-health and women's health.
  • Emergency contraception website & hotline. A site devoted to emergency contraception.
  • Pap Smear and HPV. A good site about HPV and the implications of HPV found on a pap smear.
  • Women's Health:Resources

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