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Health Information Links

Here are some interesting and useful health related sites on the web. Check them out.

  • Evaluating Health Information on the Internet: Links to resources to help evaluate the trustworthiness of health information on the Internet.

  • Advance directives: Planning for your future healthcare needs.

  • Immunization Action Coalition:This website is replete with reliable information on each vaccine-preventable disease and its vaccine, as well as scientific data on vaccine safety and the importance of vaccines.

  • Alice: Health Education Program at Columbia University. Allows you to ask your own health questions.

  • Healthfinder: Department of Health and Human Services health information and health links.

  • Family Doctor: A website for the whole family. Includes information on herbal and alternative remedies, self care, health information handouts and much more. Sponsored by the American Academy of Family Physicians.

  • Heroin/Prescription Drug Abuse: The Combat Heroin website was developed to fight the growing heroin and prescription opioid epidemic in New York State

  • MEDLINEplus: Any easy to use site that links to extensive health information about diseases and other conditions. Includes a medical encyclopedia, medication information, clinical trials, alternative therapies and much more.

  • The National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM): NCCAM is a branch of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). NCCAM is dedicated to exploring complementary and alternative healing practices and disseminating authoritative information to the public and professionals.

  • National Clearinghouse for Alcohol and Drug Information: Search the largest resource for current information and materials concerning substance abuse.

  • Sports/Orthopedic Injuries: Patient health information from the American Academy for Orthopedic Surgeons.

  • Men's Health from WebMD: This men's health page has text videos and discussion boards on a wide range of men's health issues.  it also provides information on diseases and an interactive symptom checker.

  • Aim For A Healthy Weight: Check out the National Institutes of Health Aim For A Healthy Weight Program. This interactive web sites allows you to determine your Body mass index (BMI) plan menu including calories, portion sizes and more.