General Medical Information Websites

posted Feb 11, 2016, 11:04 AM by North Judson-Wayne Township Public Library   [ updated Jul 25, 2017, 1:54 PM ]
Government Websites:  
Centers for Disease Control - CDC works 24/7 to protect America from health, safety and security threats, both foreign and in the U.S. Whether diseases start at home or abroad, are chronic or acute, curable or preventable, human error or deliberate attack, CDC fights disease and supports communities and citizens to do the same.

CDC - Heart Disease - The mission of the Division for Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention (DHDSP) is to provide public health leadership to improve cardiovascular health for all, reduce the burden, and eliminate disparities associated with heart disease and stroke.

CDC - Tobacco - Smoking harms nearly every organ of the body, causing many diseases and affecting the health of smokers in general. Quitting smoking has immediate as well as long-term benefits for you and your loved ones.

Cerebral Palsy: Hope Through Research - Cerebral palsy refers to a group of neurological disorders that appear in infancy or early childhood and permanently affect body movement and muscle coordination. Cerebral palsy (CP) is caused by damage to or abnormalities inside the developing brain that disrupt the brain’s ability to control movement and maintain posture and balance. The term cerebral refers to the brain; palsy refers to the loss or impairment of motor function.

Disability.gov - The site connects people with disabilities, their families and caregivers to helpful resources on topics such as how to apply for disability benefits, find a job, get health care or pay for accessible housing. You can also find organizations in your community to help you get the support you need.

Health.gov - Health information from the U.S. Government

National Institutes of Health - NIH is the nation’s medical research agency—supporting scientific studies that turn discovery into health.

National Institute of Mental Health - Transforming the understanding and treatment of mental illnesses.

Smokefree.gov - Quitting is hard. But quitting can be a bit easier if you have a plan. When you think you're ready to quit, here are a few simple steps you can take to put your plan into action.          

  1. QuitGuide is a free app that helps you understand your smoking patterns and build the skills needed to become and stay smoke free.  New to QuitGuide in 2016 is the ability to track cravings by time of day and location. Get inspirational messages for each craving you track, which keep you focused and motivated on your smoke free journey.
  2. SmokefreeTXT is a mobile text messaging service designed for adults and young adults across the United States who are trying to quit smoking. The program was created to provide 24/7 encouragement, advice, and tips to help smokers quit smoking and stay quit. 
  3. 1-800-QUIT-NOW is a toll-free number operated by the National Cancer Institute (NCI) that will connect you directly to your state’s tobacco quitline. 
  4. 1-855-DEJELO-YA Es un servicio para dejar de fumar tabaco disponible a través de un teléfono gratuito. Estas líneas son atendidas por asesores capacitados específicamente para ayudar a las personas a dejar de fumar. Ofrecen información, asesoramiento, apoyo y referencias a los usuarios de tabaco, independientemente de su ubicación, raza, etnicidad o nivel económico. 

USA.gov - Health - Your online guide to government information and services.  Find health resources from the government.


Organizations:  
American Childhood Cancer Organization - Organization®  supports and advocates for research that will lead to targeted, less-toxic treatments for children with cancer. Because they treat bodies that are still growing, targeted drugs mean better quality of life and fewer side-effects for our nation's youngest cancer patients.

American Heart Association - Our mission is to build healthier lives, free of cardiovascular diseases and stroke. That single purpose drives all we do. The need for our work is beyond question.

American Red Cross - Donate Blood - Donating blood is a simple thing to do, but it can make a big difference in the life of others.  Looking for the nearest blood drive?  You can find it here. 

Cerebral Palsy - Beyond an informational resource, our website features stories of success and inspiration regarding children and adults living with Cerebral Palsy, embracing their challenges and achieving amazing things we hope inspire you as much as they do us. Contact us today for free information on anything related to Cerebral Palsy – we’re here to help your child achieve their full potential in any way that we can. For the information you need, and that your child deserves, we’re here for you!

Consumer Safety - A self-funded organization with no affiliations or advertising on their site. They gather recall information from the FDA, USDA, CPSC and NHTSA, and present it in an easy to understand format. They also write about current events and news that impacts consumers, and also have several in-depth safety guides.

Drug Rehab and Alcohol Treatment - Freedom from addiction can move your life forward in powerful ways. Better health, stronger relationships, steady employment and living with purpose – these are among the rewards of recovery from drug and alcohol addiction. Our goal at drugrehab.org is to help people reclaim their lives. It takes courage to get help for a substance abuse disorder, and addiction is not easy to overcome – especially alone.

Mayo Clinic - Find information on hundreds of conditions. Check your symptoms. Improve your lifestyle.

MedHelp - MedHelp empowers more than 12 million people each month to take control of their health and find answers to their medical questions.

Mesothelioma - The Mesothelioma Treatment Community is dedicated to assisting those suffering from mesothelioma cancer by providing information on their diagnosis, life expectancy, and treatment options.

Mesothelioma & Asbestos Awareness Center - An online cancer source for not only mesothelioma patients and caregivers but anyone going through a cancer journey. Our blog provides information in regards to cancer care, patient support, caregiver tips and overall health and wellness advice.  

Mesothelioma Help - Download a Free Patient's Guide to Mesothelioma and learn more about treatment options and prognosis.  Get answers to your medical and legal questions.  Use the personal journal to track your treatments and other important information.

Seasonal Affective Disorder - Seasonal depression can affect your health, your relationships, and your everyday activities. But no matter how hopeless you feel, there are things you can do to keep your mood and life stable throughout the year.

Survive Sepsis - Sepsis is a public health issue and not just a hospital problem. According to a 2015 Sepsis Alliance survey, only 47 percent of Americans have heard of sepsis and even fewer understand the risk factors and warning signs.  In Indiana, sepsis is the most frequent inpatient discharge aside from deliveries. Almost 3,500 Hoosiers die each year from sepsis, according to the 2015 Indiana Hospital Association (IHA) Inpatient Discharge Study.

Understanding Blood Pressure Readings - Confused about what your blood pressure numbers mean? Want more information on how high blood pressure is diagnosed? Check out this article from the American Heart Association for information on heart health and understanding your blood pressure readings.



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Addiction Center - Guiding you from rehab to recovery.  No matter where you live, there is a drug rehab center that can help you overcome your addiction. We can help you find a treatment center based on your location, budget and specific needs and get you started immediately.

Birth Injury Center - A comprehensive website dedicated to promoting awareness of common birth injuries and their causes.

Cerebral Palsy Symptoms Cerebral palsy (CP) is one of a group of permanent movement disorders and are cause by the brain’s inability to control the muscles.  The symptoms appear at infancy or in early childhood and symptoms may vary in severity.

Consumer Dangers - This site is dedicated to help raise awareness to these products that we hope will decrease the amount of these tragedies.  Education is the key to consumer protection and we hope to be the best resource available.

Consumer Resources - The information on this Web site is general in nature and is not intended as a substitute for competent legal advice. ConsumerAffairs.com makes no representation as to the accuracy of the information herein provided and assumes no liability for any damages or loss arising from the use thereof.

Drug Center - An informative resource on the unexpected dangerous side effects caused by prescription drugs and devices.

Drug Dangers - Drug Dangers was developed to educate the public and lend a hand to people who have been affected by defective drugs and medical devices. Our goal at Drug Dangers is to keep the public educated and informed of all defective medical devices and dangerous medications that are currently available on the market today. 

Drugs.com - Drugs.com is the most popular, comprehensive and up-to-date source of drug information online. Providing free, peer-reviewed, accurate and independent data on more than 24,000 prescription drugs, over-the-counter medicines & natural products. Find helpful tools, wallet size personal medication records, mobile applications and more.

DrugRehab - At DrugRehab.com, our mission is to equip patients and families with the best information, resources and tools to overcome addiction and lead a lifelong recovery.

Drug Treatment Center Finder - Indiana has over 242 drug treatment centers that offer programs that will help you overcome everything from prescription medication addictions to addictions to illegal drugs and alcohol. There are a number of different types of facilities that offer drug treatment in Indiana.

DrugWatch - An awareness group that aims to educate the public about prescription drugs, over-the-counter medications, and medical devices that have the potential to cause patients serious harm.

Empowered Doctor - This website contains a tremendous amount of medical information. In addition to the latest news, they have a database of over 10,000 past publishings. Aside from some of the largest newspapers in the country, many colleges and medical libraries utilize this website as a resource. 

Every Day Health 

Medical Malpractice Center - medical professionals are obligated to provide information to patients that facilitate the patient making and then giving informed consent to treatment. Ultimately, any medical professional providing treatment to patients must adhere to a litany of professional standards, which if not followed, violate the medical professional’s obligation to treat patients in an ethically responsible and professionally competent manner.

Medicine Net - They even cover pet health.

Merck Engage - Healthy living tips and information

Mesothelioma Mesothelioma treatments, research, and statistics are changing all the time.  With our free help guide and other online resources, you can feel confident that you’re getting the most reliable, up-to-date information.

Mesothelioma Cancer Alliance - The Mesothelioma Cancer Alliance is the web's most trusted information resource for individuals who have been diagnosed with mesothelioma and their families. Our mission, as a leading authority on this topic, is to continually provide relevant, timely, and factual information about asbestos exposure and its causal links to mesothelioma cancer.

Mesothelioma Guide - Mesothelioma Guide is your trusted ally in the fight against asbestos-related cancer. Our comprehensive guide includes up-to-date information about living with mesothelioma, top doctors and treatment options.

Quit Now Indiana - A service designed to help Hoosiers quit smoking and live healthier lives is celebrating its 10th anniversary this month. Since March 2006, the Indiana Tobacco Quitline has helped more than 114,000 Hoosiers stop using tobacco, according to the Indiana State Department of Health.

Recovery Village - The Recovery Village offers comprehensive treatment for dual diagnosis based alcohol and drug rehab, eating disorder and mental health treatments for men and women ages 18 and up, all under one roof. 

RehabCenter.net - The Web’s most comprehensive guide to quality rehab centers and addiction treatment. We offer free and confidential information about the many effective and empowering rehab options available today.

RehabCenter Community of Experts - Articles by professional counselors who can answer all your questions and get you started on your new drug-free life.

RxList - The Internet drug index

Sleep Cupid The purpose of this guide is to help make your sleeping and bedding arrangements more comfortable by introducing you to bedding products that can make being disabled a bit easier.

Tuck Sleep Help for everyone from newborns to teenagers to college students to our aging population understand sleep disorders, sleep hygiene and an gain an increased understand of the often confusing science behind sleep.

WedMD - The leading source for trustworthy and timely health and medical news and information.



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