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Great Health Links

Here are some helpful resources for health, medication, and insurance information.

Go4Life provides Baby Boomers and their parents many free resources to help increase physical activity, such as exercise guides, videos and motivational tips.

Healthcare 411 publishes a series of 60-second audio podcasts that provide information to help make health care decisions. The podcasts are produced by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. AHRQ’s mission is to improve the quality, safety, efficiency and effectiveness of health care for all Americans.

Healthline provides a comprehensive overview of thousands of health conditions for individuals and/or their loved ones and offers a variety of free educational tools.

MedlinePlus - a service of the National Library of Medicine, MedLine Plus has extensive information about health conditions from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), plus health dictionaries, physician directories, information on clinical trials and medication information.

NIHSeniorHealth.gov - designed to improve seniors' access to health information, this site features large print and a "talking" function that you can use to listen to the text. You'll find information about diseases, caregiving, arthritis, maintaining healthy eyes, various types of cancer and exercise.

Looking for a Personal Trainer?
The International Council on Active Aging has a checklist of what to look for.

Healthfinder - a free gateway to reliable consumer health and human services information developed by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

National Center for Disease Control - up to date information on critical issues relating to health and disease.

The National Cancer Institute - has a great deal of useful information as well as links to other sites for information about cancer.

Office of the Surgeon General - U.S. Public Health Service, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

American Heart Association - topics include advocacy, cholesterol, nutrition, exercise and stroke.

Discovery Health Cable Channel - covers a wide variety of health concerns and issues.

RXList - clear consumer information about thousands of medications, in English and Spanish.

Healthy Aging from the Mayo Clinic - a broad range of information on topics to enhance the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual health of older adults.

 



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