HEALTH

CARE INFORMATION.


Easily found on the web.


By: Norman Sondak



M OST SENIORS MAKE “ACHIEVING BETTER HEALTH” THEIR FOREMOST NEW YEAR’S RESOLUTION EACH YEAR..


The Internet can be one of your best sources for up-to-date and comprehensive health and health care information, provided you visit the right sites.


Some of the best and most reliable sites are those developed by government agencies, health care organizations and universities.


Here are health care sites, listed in alphabetical order that you should find valuable in reaching your goal of healthier living. www.aaaai.org

The American Academy of Asthma Allergy and Immunology home page. This site provides an excellent source of information on asthma and allergies in general. www.ahcpr.gov

The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality home page.


This site has links to information on guides and care standards for many types of illnesses and diseases. It also provides links to information on health benefits, prescription medicines and other general clinical information. If you have any questions or doubts on treatments or health insurance, this is a good place to start gathering information. www.ama-assn.org/consumer.htm

The AMA (American Medical Association) Health Insight site.


This site provides information on specific health problems and diseases, general health and family health. It also has an option for recording your own online personalized health history. This site is an excellent starting point for those gathering basic healthcare information. www.americanheart.org


The American Heart Association home page.


Coronary heart disease is America’s No. 1 killer. Stroke is No. 3 and a leading cause of serious disability. This site addresses the prevention and treatment of both of these terrible illnesses. www.cancer.org


The American Cancer Society home page.


This site is one of the best sources of information on that dread disease, cancer.

www.cdc.gov


The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention home page.


This government site presents informafion on a wide variety of health care topics. It is an especially valuable resource on current public health problems or situations (like flu shots and anthrax). The wwwcdc.gov/nccdphp page is devoted to chronic disease prevention and is also well worth a visit. www.diabetes.org


The American Diabetes Society home page.


Diabetes is now epidemic in the U.S., but many of its older victims are unaware they suffer from it. This site is one of the best sources of information on therecognition, prevention and treatment of the invisible killer, diabetes.

www.foodallergy.org


The Food Allergy Network home page.


This site has a cornucopia of information on the general nature of food allergies, allergy alerts, symptoms, treatments, allergy-free recipes, tips and what’s going on in allergy research . It is also a very good site to visit if you have, or suspect you have, any food allergies. www.hhs.gov


The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services home page.


The site is worth visiting, even if you or a loved one is not ill.

The site offers a gold mine of information on topics ranging from adoption and aging to vaccine safety and women’s health. www.kidney.org


The National Kidney Foundation home page.


This is an excellent site for information about kidney and urinary tract diseases.

www.nutrition.gov



Nutrition.gov is a general source of nutrition information across the total agencies of the Federal government.  It is one of the best resources for total information on nutrition and diet available on the Web.



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