HEALTH

AND

MEDICAL

 

Comprehensive references to health promotion resources and medical information......

 

Including sections on Children's Health....... Women's Health........

Medicare and HMO information......... and local resources.................

 

 

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 Vital Connections is a program of the Partnership to Preserve Independent Living

HEALTH

AND

MEDICAL

 

 

Comprehensive references to health promotion resources and medical information......

Including sections on Children's Health....... Women's Health........

Medicare and HMO information......... and local resources.................

 

 

 

 

 Make Vital Connections your Homepage

 

 

 

No direct recommendation, affiliation, or sponsorship by Partnership to Preserve Independent Living for Seniors and Persons with Disabilities or Vital Connections of listed and linked web resources is implied.  The resources referenced here are intended to provide general information.  The information provided by those resources reflects the opinion of those resources and not necessarily that of The Partnership or Vital Connections.  Always consult with your own physician, attorney, investment counselor, or other professional advisor before taking any action that will affect you personally.

Vital Connections is a program of the Partnership to Preserve Independent Living

HEALTH

AND

MEDICAL

 

Comprehensive references to health promotion resources and medical information......

Including sections on Children's Health....... Women's Health........

Medicare and HMO information......... and local resources.................

 

Make Vital Connections your Homepage

 

 

 

No direct recommendation, affiliation, or sponsorship by Partnership to Preserve Independent Living for Seniors and Persons with Disabilities or Vital Connections of listed and linked web resources is implied.  The resources referenced here are intended to provide general information.  The information provided by those resources reflects the opinion of those resources and not necessarily that of The Partnership or Vital Connections.  Always consult with your own physician, attorney, investment counselor, or other professional advisor before taking any action that will affect you personally.

Vital Connections is a program of the Partnership to Preserve Independent Living

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

General OnLine Health References

American Academy of Family Physicians
American Academy of Ophthalmology
Includes reports on latest advances in eye disease treatment.

American Academy of Pain Management
Multidisciplinary pain society and physician based pain society. 

Best Doctors Worldwide Healthcare Services 
Best Doctorsí mission is to link consumers to the medical knowledge they need to make the best healthcare choices for themselves and their loved ones.

Clinical Pharmacology

Both professional and consumer oriented information on almost all U.S. drugs, uncluding information on drug/drug interactions.

ClinicalTrials.gov

Provides regularly updated information about federally and privately supported clinical research in human volunteers.

ConsumerWatchdog.org

The Foundation for Taxpayer & Consumer Rights (FTCR) is a nationally-recognized, California-based, non-profit education and advocacy organization. The FTCR mission is to fight to protect consumer interests in many areas, including healthcare.  FTCR says they provide people with the facts, not propaganda and that they hold the politicians and the special interests accountable when they endanger the public.
Cut The Fat 
Interactive site from the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute is designed primarily to help those with heart disease lower their LDL ("bad") cholesterol, but it's not a bad site for anyone whose cholesterol may be marginal. 

DrugDigest.org

Comprehensive source of noncommercial, evidence-based, consumer-oriented drug information on the Internet.

FamilyDoctor.org

Health information for the whole family from the Academy of Family Physicians.

FightBac.org

Website of the Partnership for Food Safety Education. 

Geriatrics & Aging

A Physician's guide to the key issues and current trends in geriatric medicine and research.

Harvard Health OnLine

Find out what you need to stay healthy from a trusted source, the doctors of Harvard Medical School (includes drug/drug and drug/herb interaction database)

Health Finder 
Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, this site does a nice job of organizing the
often-confusing mass of health and nutrition information from federal and state agencies.  Includes a database of toll free numbers, medical dictionaries and info on support and self help groups.

International Association for Pain Study

Non-profit organization dedicated to furthering research on pain and improving the care of patients with pain.

Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations

Check on the accreditation of your hospital of file a complaint about a JCAHO accredited healthcare organization.

Mayo Health Oasis 
Draws on the resources of the Mayo Clinic staff and is updated daily. 

Medical Board of State of California 
Check out your physician by name, including their educational training, board certifications in recognized medical specialties, and any adverse records that may exist such as malpractice judgments. You may also file complaints with the Medical Board. 

MedicineNet 
Information on diseases, treatments, medications, first aid, and the latest health news.

MedScape 
http://www.medscape.com 
A peer-reviewed medical site covering a variety of topics. 
Mental Health Net 
On-Line resources for professionals and the general public including self-help and support. 

Merck On-Line 
Includes on-line versions of the "Merck Manual of Medical Information - Home Edition" and the "Merck Manual of
Geriatrics". 

National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine

OmniMedical Search

A metasearch engine for the medical search engines.  Search up to 30 databases including authoritative medical search engines, image libraries and the latest health and medical news.  There is no cost, registration or obligation of any kind necessary to use this metasearch engine.

 On-Line Medical Reference

Thorough discussion of thousands of disorders, their causes and treatments.

Personal Health Zone

Natural Health Encyclopedia drug interactions.

RxList 
Listing of thousands of medications with common indications and side effects. New section covers popular herbal medications.

SpeakingOfHealth.com

Based on the health feature which has aired on CBS Radio stations for more than 20 years, the web site provides health-related information and news.

The Dental Site 
Info on dentists, dental hygienists, technicians, vendors and anyone interested in the field of dentistry.

The Medical Supply Guide

Provides information about medical supply and equipment companies.

U.S. Food and Drug Administration 

U.S. National Library of Medicine

World's largest medical library

WebMD

Consumer-focused healthcare information.

WrongDiagnosis.com

Focuses on misdiagnosis of more than 1200 diseases and 300 symptoms.

Children's Health References

Kids Health 
Up-to-date information about childhood diseases, infections, and more. 

Women's Health References

Universe of Women's Health 
Includes information on contraceptives, medications, infertility, grief, pregnancy and birth, raising children, sexuality and reproductive health, as well as physical fitness. 

Health Insurance and Managed Care

Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS)
(
formerly the Health Care Financing Administration) administers the Medicare and Medicaid programs.  CMS also administers the new Children's Health Insurance Program.

NCQA Evaluations of HMOs 
Evaluations of managed care plans. 

Official U.S. Government Medicare Site 
Includes ways to compare health plans, supplemental insurance policies, nursing homes and dialysis facilities.  Also offers a directory of participating physicians and other services providers and includes information on prescription drug assistance programs. 

Special Area Resources

Blindness Support Services

Assists hospitals, payors, employers, and physician groups in developing and managing value driven, community-based approaches to diabetes care. 

HealthLink

Palm Springs Area Community Resources 

Riverside Community Health Corporation 
An association of health providers in the greater Riverside area. 

Stroke Recovery Center
Located in Palm Springs, free Stroke Recovery Center services include physical, speech, occupational and recreation therapy, socialization with other stroke survivors, support groups and respite for caregivers.

Understanding Medicare

Objective and unbiased information about Medicare and Health Insurance brought to you as a cooperative project of Vital Connections and HICAP (Health Insurance Counseling and Advocacy Program). 

National Centers and Institutes

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 

Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine

National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism

Nat'l Institute on Allergy and Infectious Diseases 

National Cancer Institute

National Institute of Child Health and Development 

National Institute of Deafness 

Nat'l Inst of Dental and Craniofacial Research 

Nat'l Inst of Diabetes, Digestive & Kidney Disease 

National Institute on Drug Abuse 

National Eye Institute 

National Institute of General Med Sciences 

National Human Genome Research Institute 
Human genetic research. 

National Institute of Mental Health 

Nat'l Inst of Neurological Disorders and Stroke