Health & Wellness


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HealthFinder

Resources on a wide range of health topics selected from over 1,600 government and non-profit organizations. Coordinated by Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion.

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Medicare & You

 

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Medline Plus

Find information about diseases, conditions, and wellness issues in language you can understand. Published by the U.S. National Institutes of Health's National Library of Medicine. Available in Spanish.

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PubMed Central

Archive of biomedical and life sciences journal literature at the U.S. National Institutes of Health's National Library of Medicine.

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Reference USA - U.S. Healthcare

Find detailed information on over 855,000 physicians and dentists in the country.

Access to Care

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Affordable Care Act

Comprehensive healthcare reform that gives consumers improved access to healthcare and health resources.

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Covered California

California's state run exchange component of the Affordable Care Act.

Physical Activity/Obesity

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Nutrition Information for You

Provided by the USDA, this website provides helpful government information on nutrition, weight management, meal planning, and more.

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Choose My Plate

A website that provides information on eating healthy, including dietary guidelines and expert help.

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Weight-control Information Network (WIN)

The Weight-control Information Network (WIN) provides evidence-based information and resources on obesity, weight control, physical activity and related topics.

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Let's Move

First Lady Michelle Obama's health initiative that provides useful information on healthy eating, fitness goals, and achieving success for all ages.

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CDC Obesity Information

Helpful resources from the Center for Disease Control on obesity and obesity prevention.

Mental Health

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National Institute of Mental Health

Provided by the National Institute of Medicine, contains information on mental health, causes, and possible treatments, in easy to understand language.

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Mental Health America

Mental health information including methods for people to connect to professional services for information and treatment.

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National Alliance on Mental Illness

Resources for individuals, family and caregivers, and diverse populations suffering from mental health related issues.

Diabetes

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National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases

The National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases website contains authoritative information about diabetes. Site is available in Spanish also.

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American Diabetes Association

Diabetes resources such as risk factors, living with diabetes, fitness, and advocacy.

Asthma

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Center for Disease Control

Asthma management resources for individuals, schools, and professionals.

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American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology

Asthma news, resources, strategies, and advice from professional allergists.

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Smokefree.gov

Smoking cessation resources including online help, strategies, and tools.

Multilingual Resources

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National Network of Libraries of Medicine

Consumer health information in multiple languages