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Affordable Care Act & Health Insurance Marketplace

American Medical Association: Facts about ACA implementation - Fact sheet. ADobe Acrobat icon (2 pages)

Health Care Reform Subsidy Calculator - How much will you pay?

Health Law Helper - Inormation from Consumer Reports

WebMD: Health Care Reform - Information for Indiana residents.


Drugs and Supplements

Consumer Reports Best Buy Drugs - Selected drug reports, consumer news and alerts on medicines.

Drug Digest - Search for prescribed drugs and herbs, conditions and treatments, check for interactions, compare drugs. - Prescription drug information for consumers and professionals.

PDR Drug Search - Searchable drugs database from the Physician's Desk Reference.


General Health and Healthy Living

Consumer Information Pamphlets on Health - Pamphlets from the Consumer Information Center in Pueblo, Colorado.

Easy-to-Read Health and Medical Sites - Links to health information for the layperson. From MedLine Plus.

HealthFinder - Compiled by the U.S. Health and Human Services agency, this site provides a gateway to health publications, clearinghouses, databases, web sites, support groups, and agencies; "Tours" sections leads to information on selected topics such as AIDS, cancer, heart disease, children's health, minority health, women's health, and older adults.

Healthy.Net - Health "village" offering nutrition, wellness, home and self-care, public health, clinical information.

Let's Move: America's Move to Raise a Healthier Generation of Kids - Spearhead project of First Lady Michelle Obama to fight childhood obesity.

Mayo Clinic - Extensive health information site from the Mayo Clinic.

MedLine Plus - Extensive health information from the National Library of Medicine Institutes of Health.

NIH Senior Health - Health information for older adults.

President's Countil on Physical Fitness and Sports - About the Council; learn about exercise, physical activity and health information; resources for coaches, teachers, health care and fitness professionals.

Safe Medication - Search for medications, how to administer medications, pharmacist questions and answers. From the American Society of Health System Pharmacists. - Learn how to quit smoking, get expert help, access print resources on smoking cessation.

WebMD - Extensive physician-supported health information site.


Health Conditions and Information

AIDSinfo - AIDS education and resources for patients, general public, health care providers and researchers. From the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

AIDS Resource List - Many links to AIDS sites on the Internet.

Autism Resources - From Autism Speaks. Apps, tool kits, resource guide and library, technology, more.

Cancer Resource : Living with Cancer - From the American Institute for Cancer Research.

Diabetes Home Page - Centers for Disease Control and Prevention site on diabetes; fact sheet; diabetes control programs; articles from the CDC; links to related Internet sites. - Online connection to the Federal government's disability-related information and resources. Links of interest to people with disabilities, their families, employers, service providers and other community members.

Heart and Stroke Encyclopedia - Information from the American Heart Association.

Merck Manual Home Health Handbook - Comprehensive medical information from the Merck Manual.

OncoLink - Cancer information and links from the University of Pennsylvania. Good starting point for cancer information.

PDR Diseases and Conditions Search - Health information from the Physician's Desk Reference.


Health Organizations

Alzheimer's Association - Caregiver resources; fact sheets; online brochures; medical information; public policy; Alzheimer's reading list; links to related sites.

American Cancer Society - Cancer information; American Cancer Society publications; alternative methods; guidelines; prevention; detection and treatment; Cancer Society events; links to other cancer sites.

American Heart Association - Take their "risk assessment test" to find out if you are at risk for heart disease; information for families about healthy living including nutrition and fitness; resources for patients and caregivers.

American Institute for Cancer Research - Information from the leading national cancer organization in the field of diet, nutrition and cancer. Consumer information; diet and cancer; recipes for health; research; links to nutrition sites.

Autism Speaks - News, research, family services.

Centers for Disease Control & Prevention - About the CDC; information on diseases; health risks; prevention guidelines; traveler's health information; morbidity and mortality reports; publications; health statistics.

FDA (U.S. Food and Drug Administration) - FDA Consumer News; information on foods, drugs, tobacco, radiological health; cosmetics, toxicology, more.

Hospice of the Calumet Area - Information on Hospice, consumer brochures, program schedules, more.

Lake County Public Library Community Resources On-Line - Search for agencies providing assistance by city, zip, county, type of assistance.

Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research - Information on Parkinson's; Parkinson's Primer; diagnosing Parkinson's; treatments; research; support resources; more.

Muscular Dystrophy Association - Information on MDA; Publications with information on MD.

National Osteoporosis Foundation - Index for consumer information on osteoporosis.

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital - Information on St. Jude's; news and information on childhood cancers, AIDS, other diseases; links to other health and pediatric health sites.

SIDS Network - Information about Sudden Infant Death Syndrome, from medical information to grief support; links to other web sites on SIDS, sibling grief, pregnancy and infant loss, SIDS research, other infant deaths.

Stuttering Foundation of America - Online resources for those who stutter and their families, research into the causes of stuttering, advice on choosing a therapist, costs, goals and expectations.


Healthy Eating and Nutrition

CyberDiet Fast Food Quest - Choose a fast food restaurant, select your food and see fat, calories and other nutritional counts.

Food and Nutrition Information Center - Information and educational materials in the area of food and human nutrition. From the U.S. Department of Agriculture. - Federal government clearinghouse for nutrition information.

The Nutrition Source - Nutrition information from the Harvard School of Public Health.



Physician, Facility, and Trials Information

CenterWatch Clinical Trials Listing Service - Search for clinical trials; find out information about physicians and medical centers performing clinical research; learn about newly-approved drug therapies.

Indiana State Medical Association: Membership Information - Search for a doctor in Indiana. Information on geographic location, education, contact information, specialty, hospital affiliation, language spoken, Medicare and Medicaid acceptance.

PDR Clinical Trials - Listing of clinical trials from Physician's Desk Reference.


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