Web Resources

Doc Handal.com suggests a few health resources

There are so so many health-related sites to look for medical-related info sadly NOT all are accurate – be discriminating. Before making a change to your health care plan check with a healthcare provider you respect. We strive to be non-commercial, however, some websites offer tremendous factual resources. Rest assured we receive no compensation.

 

Broad-Based Medical Information

Pub Med (National Library of Medicine)

Medline Plus (A Service of National Health Institute)

WebMD (Drug)

RxDangers (Drug recalls, side effects, litigations, medical device issues)

AIDS

AIDs information starting point

AIDS News and Resources

Federally Approved Research

CDC Divisions of HIV/AIDS Prevention

MedlinePlus

Link to AIDS LINKS

 

Alcoholism

Mayo Clinic

Medline Plus

Consumer Health reference

National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA)

Al-Anon

Substance Abuse Information

Alcohol Abuse in Elderly by National Council for Aging Care

 

Blood  Pressure

American Heart Association

 

Child Abuse

Prevention

Child Help

 

Diabetes

National Diabetes Information Clearinghouse

American Diabetes Association

Diabetes Help Center (Free Library)

Diabetes Help USA (supplies and information)

Diabetes Type 2 (Healthline)

Healthline/Consumer Reports – perspective on medications

Global topic approach -A dental practice site responsibly addresses Diabetes and oral health. Also points to other aspects including links such as NIH

Type 1 Diabetic Research -global advocacy and funding organization for type 1 diabetes (T1D) research

First Aid For Diabetes – good overview of  first aid specific for Diabetics found on a for-profit educational site

 

Addiction

Checking out websites is often the first step to recovery, please view as many as it takes for you to feel comfortable then call! The following are among the many private and government entities that seek to control, treat and restrict the use of addicting chemicals including drugs:

NIDA- Common Drugs of Abuse

Partnership for a Drug-Free America

D.A.R.E. America

DEA- (Drug Enforcement Administration)

Drug Strategies -provides information on types of addictions, substance abuse research, treatment center listings and listings for AA and NA meetings

Addiction Guide – basic to the latest information, lots specifics, detailed latest treatments

Mobile Apps for Addiction – to help you recover on the GO! Plus more resources 

Drug Rehab –  health and legal background

                                          Facilities & Considerations  – worth investigating

Treatment-centers.net is a community-based public-benefit website connecting people to the addiction resources they need including for seniors,  free to the public

Addiction Center – educational information and helpline for individuals and loved ones. Nationwide treatment center resource

Recovery Village – multiple facilities nationwide treating a range of addictions

Want to quit smoking? Way to go, recognize what it takes

Help someone quit! Strength and support you need to help

Push someone to quit -Buy someone a 3-month gift membership to an online program to help them ‘kick the stick’ privately!

Detox & Sleep – Overnight process of recovery includes critical rest to learn more

Rehab Help – advice center where to start for US & Canada programs

Drug Rehab – free information to acclaimed rehab centers nationwide, and a plethora of other resources on relapse and recovery

 

FLU & VIRAL Illnesses

CDC: Novel H1N1 Flu (Swine Flu) and You

Flu Information

Zika Virus

Lifestyle

Quality Sleep  – consideration with specifics inc. by mattress companies as well as sleeper types, medical conditions and more

Nutrition – overview calories, nutrients, serving size, % DV plus how to understand labels

 

Poisoning

American Association of Poison Control Centers

Poison Help

Poison Resources (Dept. Health and Human Services)

Pet Poison Help 

 

Teen Help

Teen Suicide

Teen Pregnancy

 

Senior Health

Caregivers – the American Heart Associations online guide

Caregiving – a resource for all considerations/aspects of caregiving. I especially like the ‘Resources’ tab which includes authoritative notations on common medications prescribed in senior health matters

Prescription Cost Help – Medicare options to help save on prescription drug cost

Care At Home Considerations – home modification ideas

Exercise for Senior Women –  go red for women guide

Moving Tips for Seniors and People With Disabilities – a worthwhile blog of general practical considerations during an important lifestyle change

Senior health exercise – a comprehensive resource guide

Financial assistance – out of the box ideas to pay for care

Medical Alert Systems – a well-known way to communicate medical information when you can’t. Jewelry & more ways to tailor with specific tailored medical information

Academic Guide to Senior Health and Safety – a resource for many aspects including nutrition, assisted the living, elder abuse, exercise, scams crimes, and safety

Help For Seniors with Addiction – nonprofit, the National Council on Seniors Drug and Alcohol Rehab

Mesothelioma Help Now – a comprehensive website for this diagnosis

Addiction Treatment Center for Senior – a free community-based resource for a senior addiction treatment center

 

Sleep 

Ultimate sleep guide – Tuft website has every aspect relating to sleep from the science behind it to detailed tips objectively investigated. Also articles by medical professionals debunking sleep myths, why sleep deprivation lowers productivity and creativity at work and more.