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Health Topics: Government Links

Blood Pressure - NHLBI, NIH
Targets specific information on high blood pressure. See also: http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/about/nhbpep/index.htm

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
CMS is the federal agency, which administers the Medicare Program. This site provides authoritative information for consumers on Medicare benefits, resources and provider information.

Depression - NIMH, NIH
Specific information from the NIMH, NIH about Depression.

FirstGov for Seniors Health Section
This major government site provides access to all federal agencies and other organizations that provide services and programs for seniors (for example, Social Security, Medicare and Veterans Affairs). Seniors can search for government information and programs without knowing the name of the agency responsible for that service.

High Blood Pressure- MedlinePlus
Specific information from the NLM's Medline plus on high blood pressure. See full text summaries and interactive Tutorial

Hyperlipidemia in MedlinePlus
This link includes numerous references to MedlinePlus resources on related hyperlipidemia resources.

Information for Patients and the Public from NHLBI- NIH
These links provide direct information for patients and their families on blood, vascular and related health conditions.

Medical Encyclopedia in MedlinePlus on Hyperlipidemia
Definition and description of hyperlipidemia

MedlinePlus - Seniors Health Topics
This website contains authoritative health information from NLM, the National Institutes of Health, and other government, non-profit and health-related organizations. It includes Health topics searches, a full-text drug information database, an illustrated medical encyclopedia, directory information, current health news, Senior Health, and clinical trials.

Mental Health Conditions - National Institute of Mental Health- NIH
Home page includes links to numerous mental health conditions on right side.

My Pyramid.gov
Developed by the US Department of Agriculture, My Pyramid Plan helps you choose the foods and amounts that are right for you.

National Cancer Institute
Information A to Z List of cancer topics.

National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute, (NHLBI) NIH
The NHLBI at NIH covers all the Heart Lung and Blood disease topics A to Z

National Institute on Aging
Information from the National Institute on Aging regarding a wide range of topics, from specific diseases or health conditions to treatments and research. In addition, specific information from NIA about Alzheimers Disease is available. Information about aging services and care is available from HHS' Administration on Aging , and information about Medicare is available from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.

NIH SeniorHealth.gov
This website for older adults was developed by the National Institute on Aging and the National Library of Medicine, both part of the National Institutes of Health.

Nutrition.gov- USDA
A service of the National Agricultural Library , US Dept. of Agriculture. Provides a search window to food and dietary information.

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Health Topics at Association Web sites

American Family Physician
This is an informative article on familial aspects and therapy for hyperlipidemia patients.

American Geriatrics Society
An Internet digital library of links to peer-reviewed geriatrics resources to be used in the clinical care of the older patient and in the education of health care professionals.

American Heart Association

American Lung Association
Information source for lung and pulmonary related health topics-A to Z

Asthma- American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology
The AAAI provides this free Patients and Consumers information tools and resources.

Diabetes - American Diabetes Asociación
The ADA web page offers search capabilities and the latest information on Diabetes research, prevention, diet and therapies. There is also a section for newly diagnosed patients.

Food and Nutrition

High Blood Pressure- MedlinePlus
Specific information from the NLM's Medline plus on high blood pressure. See full text summaries and interactive Tutorial

Hyperlipidemia - Postgraduate Medicine Online
This site includes a four article symposium in Postgraduate Medicine online, with full text literature on hyperlipidemia and related Cholesterol topics.

Hyperlipidemia - Cleveland Clinic
This site includes definitions and description for consumers on this health condition as adapted from the Cleveland Clinic Journal of Medicine.

Hypertension - American Society of Hypertension
This site provides links to valuable hypertension practice guidelines and information resources.

Mayo Clinic.Com
Hosts a wealth of evidence-based, up-to-date information on various health and disease conditions, specific " Condition Centers ," and " Healthy Living Centers ," including a " Healthy Aging Center ."

Mental Health Conditions - National Institute of Mental Health- NIH
Home page includes links to numerous mental health conditions on right side.

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E-Books- full text source

Merck Manual of Geriatrics- E Book
A free full-text geriatric care manual, 3rd edition, (Fall 2000) includes information ranging from health care funding and quality of life to injuries, diseases and care issues as they particularly effect seniors. Chapters on diseases typically cover symptoms and diagnostic tests, causes and treatment choices and complications.

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Senior Health Organizations and Information Sources

AARP.org
Designed with older users in mind, this site uses information from Healthwise Inc., a non-profit organization aimed at consumer health advocacy.

Administration on Aging Elders and Families Page
Elders and Families is designed to assist older persons and their caregivers quickly obtain information and resources on a variety of aging-related topics. The information will help you become more familiar with issues affecting older adults, and the services and opportunities available to assist them.

AGS Foundation for Health in Aging
Information for the public and health care professionals on the health and care of older adults from the American Geriatrics Society. Resources include online guides for care giving at home and for pain management, Patient Education Forums on specific geriatric topics and answers to commonly asked questions. Provides access to the FHA Directory of Agencies and Organizations Addressing the Special Health Care Needs of Older Adults.

Alzheimer's Association
The Alzheimer's Association is the world leader in Alzheimer research and support. This site is useful to learn about aspects of Alzheimer's disease.

American Geriatrics Society- Home Page
Information for health care professionals on geriatric health and professional development, including information about the Society, conference and other event notices, a list of funding opportunities for individuals involved in geriatric research, and practice guidelines. It includes the 2002 Edition of Geriatrics at Your Fingertips, a resource for evaluating and managing the diseases and disorders that most commonly affect older persons.

American Health Association
"Fit Seniors" a section of the American Health Association website which includes important topics about health and choices in later life.

Family Caregiver Alliance
Information, services and support for caregivers and families of victims of long-term, chronic and terminal conditions. Includes "Fact Sheets" in English, Spanish and Chinese on various conditions (e.g., dementia, Parkinson's Disease, and stroke) and issues (e.g., End of life decision making, assistive devices, and behavior management strategies for dementia patients). Includes online support group for caregivers at http://www.caregiver.org/caregiver/jsp/content_node.jsp?nodeid=347.

Health and Age
This site provides information on a variety of topics related to the process of aging. Sources include peer-reviewed medical journals, reviews of topical subjects by recognized experts, and personal experiences reported by patients, caregivers and friends.

Huffington Center on Aging, Baylor College of Medicine The center responds to the Heath Care of Older People and is recognized as a world leader.

Alzheimer's Disease Education & Referral Center ADEAR
Use this site to find current, comprehensive Alzheimer's disease (AD) information and resources from the U.S. Government's National Institute on Aging (NIA).

Elder Care Locator

Elders and Families is designed to assist older persons and their caregivers quickly obtain information and resources on a variety of aging-related topics. The information will help you become more familiar with issues affecting older adults, and the services and opportunities available to assist them.

Leukemia Lymphoma Society
This site provides specific information on the blood cancers.

Mammography
US Drug Administration Information, Center for Devices and Radiological Health. Information for mammography facility personnel, inspectors, and consumers about the implementation of the Mammography Quality Standards Act of 1992 (MQSA)

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Bilingual Health Sites

24 Languages Project-University of Utah
Consumer Health Brochures in Multiple Languages

Aging and Independence Services
San Diego County:  Multiple languages scroll down to bottom of page.

AHRQ Agency for Health Care Research

American Diabetes Association
La Diabetes y los Latinos

American Obesity Association
Fact sheets are a product of the AOA's National Campaign of Obesity Education- Ingles y Español

CDC Center for Disease Control
Departamento de Salud y Servicios Humanos
Centro para el Control y la Prevención de Enfermedades

Healthfinder - en español

Healthy Roads Media
This site contains free health education materials in a number of languages and a variety of formats. They are being developed to study the value of these formats in providing health information for diverse populations in a variety of settings. A list of all the topics and formats currently available can be found at www.healthyroadsmedia.org

Healthy Roads Media - Languages
Direct access to information in 9 languages, including Arabic, Bosnian, English, Hmong, Khmer, Russian, Somali, Spanish, Vietnamese.

Healthy Roads Media - Mobile
Many topics are available in multiple languages.

Institutos Nacionales de la Salud

My Pirámide

MedlinePlus en español, National Library of Medicine
Spanish translation of all health topics and information in the English version of MedlinePlus

National Kidney Disease Education Program
Acerca de la Enfermedad de los Riñones

National Cancer Institute
Documentos sobre el cáncer: información en español

National Kidney Disease Education Program
Acerca de la Enfermedad de los Riñones

Spiral
This site supported by South Cove Community Health Center and Tufts University Health Science Library provides health brochures for patients. The site includes brochures in Chinese, Hmong, Khmer, Korean, Laotian, Thai, and Vietnamese.

Spiral - Patient Information in Asian Languages *
*Infomation by Topic- A to Z *

Spiral - Patient Information by Language*

Your Disease Risk- Cuidar de su Salud
Harvard University

Index  A to Z

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