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National Institutes of Health (NIH) SeniorHealth 12/17/07

This Web site makes aging-related health information easily accessible for adults 60 and older, as well as their family members and friends.

This Web site addresses the following topics:

  • Alzheimer’s disease
  • Arthritis
  • Balance problems
  • Breast cancer
  • Caring for someone with Alzheimer’s
  • Cataract
  • Colorectal cancer
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
  • Depression
  • Diabetes
  • Diabetic retinopathy...
National Institutes of Health (NIH) Health Information 12/17/07

This Web site provides an index of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) health resources, clinical trials, health hotlines, MEDLINEplus, and drug information.

Health topics can be browsed alphabetically, searched by health topic, most requested topics, or browsed by the following categories:

  • Body location/systems
  • Procedures
  • Conditions/diseases
  • Health and wellness
  • Child and teen health
  • Men’s health
  • Minority health
  • ...
The Cool Spot 12/17/07

The Cool Spot is a Web site aimed at teenagers. It provides them with facts about underage drinking. The Web site provides the following features:

  • Reality check: How much drinking is going on?
  • Facts about alcohol
  • Too much, too soon, too risky
  • Meet your expectations
  • Peer pressure
  • The right to resist
  • Real life
  • Teach and volunteer corner
AIDSinfo 12/17/07

This Web site provides a wide range of resources on HIV/AIDS research, clinical trials, prevention, and treatment. It offers quick access to federally approved HIV/AIDS-related information for people living with HIV/AIDS and their families and friends; health care providers; researchers; and national and community organizations. Much of the information is available in both English and Spanish.

This Web site includes the following major sections:

  • Clinical Guidelines portal...
National Breast Cancer Foundation 12/17/07

The National Breast Cancer Foundation’s mission is to save lives by increasing awareness of breast cancer through education and by providing mammograms for those in need.

Web site topics/features include:

  • Beyond the shock - A step by step guide to understanding the diagnosis of breast cancer
  • Library - Tools and resources to learn about breast cancer
  • FAQs
  • Myths
  • Signs and symptoms
  • Types
  • Stages
National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) 12/17/07

The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) is the lead Federal agency for research on mental and behavioral disorders. The NIMH mission is to reduce the burden of mental illness and behavioral disorders through research on mind, brain, and behavior.

The NIMH Web site contains the following features:

  • Health and outreach
  • Research funding
  • Science news
  • Announcements
  • Research conducted at NIMH

The Health Information section of...

U.S. Surgeon General's Family History Initiative: My Family Health Portrait Download 12/17/07

This Web-based tool helps users organize family history information and then print it out for presentation to the family doctor. In addition, the tool helps users save their family history information to their own computer and even share family history information with other family members.

Additional site features include:

  • Ability to view reports (family tree drawing, health history chart)
  • Ability to add family (aunts, uncles, etc.)
  • Ability to edit the...
National Kidney Disease Education Program (NKDEP) 12/17/07

The National Kidney Disease Education Program (NKDEP) is an initiative of the National Institutes of Health, designed to reduce the morbidity and mortality caused by kidney disease and its complications.

NKDEP aims to raise awareness of the seriousness of kidney disease, the importance of testing those at high risk (those with diabetes, high blood pressure, or a family history of kidney failure), and the availability of treatment to prevent or slow kidney failure.

The site...

NCQA's (National Committee for Quality Assurance's) Quality Dividend Calculator™ 2008 12/17/07

This free, online tool from the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) calculates how health care quality can affect the productivity and absenteeism of employees and affords employers and health care purchasers the opportunity to see how quality care can impact their company’s bottom line.

The Quality Dividend Calculator 2008 estimates the absenteeism, lost productivity, and related expenses that result from a specific set of chronic conditions: asthma, diabetes, heart...

Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS) 12/17/07

The Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS) is a set of large-scale surveys of families and individuals, their medical providers, and employers across the United States. MEPS is the most complete source of data on the cost and use of health care and health insurance coverage.

MEPS collects data on the specific health services that Americans use, how frequently they use them, the cost of these services, and how they are paid for, as well as data on the cost, scope, and breadth of...

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