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MOVE!® Weight Management Program 08/17/11

MOVE! is a national weight management program designed by the Veterans Health Affairs (VHA) National Center for Health Promotion & Disease Prevention to help veterans lose weight, keep it off, and improve their health.

This Web site contains information about the MOVE! program for veterans and health professionals, and includes program handouts, success stories, healthy living messages, and other resources.

Only veterans receiving care in the Veterans Affairs (...

The Health Communicator's Social Media Toolkit 05/24/11

This toolkit for health communicators provides information on using social media to improve the reach of their health messages, increase access to their content, further participation with audiences, and advance transparency to improve health communication efforts. The toolkit is intended for a beginner audience, although some viewers with an intermediate level may find parts of the toolkit useful.

Topics covered include:

  • Social media introduction
    • Social...
Health Shack™ 02/01/11

Health Shack assists in the development of independent and emancipated youth by providing an electronic Personal Health Information System (PHIS) designed for and with these youth. It offers informational resources, as well as safe keeping and accessibility for important life documents.

This service allows its members to download and store important health information, so that when a member or a care provider needs the information, they can get it quickly. Health Shack members...

Hearing Aid Online Guide 11/23/09

This online guide for consumers presents general information on hearing aids and types of hearing loss, as well as how to get a hearing evaluation, how to choose a device, and how to have it properly adjusted.

The guide includes the following topics and resources:

  • Hearing loss
  • Types of hearing aids
  • Benefits and safety issues
  • Hearing aids and cell phones
  • How to get hearing aids
  • Checklist
  • Other products and devices to...
Get Smart: Know When Antibiotics Work 11/16/09

This Web site educates pharmacists, health care providers, and the general public about the importance of appropriate antibiotic use and the growing threat of antibiotic resistance.

This site includes the following information and resources:

  • Respiratory illnesses: When antibiotics are and aren’t needed for specific upper respiratory infections
  • A chart to know which common illnesses are usually viral or bacterial and when antibiotics are necessary
  • ...
AskDrWiki.com 10/02/09

AskDrWiki.com is a Web site designed to provide health information for physicians, nurses, and medical students. The site provides a source of reliable medical information that is easy to access on the Internet. The information published on the site is not meant to supersede medical training but to serve as an online repository of medical review articles for medical professionals.

At AskDrWiki.com, registered providers can publish review articles, clinical notes, pearls, and medical...

iGuard.org 10/02/09

iGuard.org is a Web-based medication monitoring service for consumers that helps monitor the safety of medications (including prescription drugs, over-the-counter drugs, nutritional supplements, and herbal extracts).

iGuard.org helps patients stay safer by:

  • Routinely checking the safety of medications, screening for drug-drug and drug-disease interactions
  • Alerting patients and their doctor (optional) as important safety information arises about the...
Accessible Health Information Technology (IT) for Populations With Limited Literacy: A Guide for Developers and Purchasers of Health IT 08/03/09

This guide and checklist are intended for developers and purchasers of health information technology (IT) that is designed to be accessed and used by consumers. As most health IT developers have little knowledge of populations with limited literacy and of the technical standards and aspects of accessible health IT design, this guide and checklist provide a structure, strategies, and other resources for the development of these technologies. Similarly, purchasers of health IT (e.g., health...

The Digital Divide: What Can Physicians Do to Bridge the Gap? 12/17/07

This 5-minute video explores and explains the impact of the problem surrounding the inability of certain groups to access health information on the Internet, and provides physicians with strategies for recognizing and addressing the problem with their patients.

This video includes topics such as:

  • The Internet explosion
  • Pew Internet use survey results
  • How consumerism has changed the doctor-patient relationship
  • Patients’ inability and reluctance to use...

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