Health Information

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MedlinePlus

MEDLINEplus will direct you to information to help answer health questions.

MEDLINEplus brings together, by health topic, authoritative information from NLM, the National Institutes of Health (NIH), other government, non-profit and other health-related organizations. Preformulated MEDLINE searches are included in MEDLINEplus and give easy access to the medical research literature. It also provides you with a database of full-text drug information and an illustrated medical encyclopedia.

Alternative Medicine

Alternative Medicine Foundation (archival website last updated 9/15/10)
www.amfoundation.org/

National Center for Complementary & Alternative Medicine
nccam.nih.gov/health

Cancer Resources

American Cancer Society
www.cancer.org

Cancer Resource Center of the Finger Lakes
www.crcfl.net

Foreign Language Breast Cancer Websites - Ithaca Breast Cancer Alliance
www.ibca.net/online_resources/foreign_language_sites.php

Ithaca Breast Cancer Alliance (Please see Cancer Resource Center of the Finger Lakes)

National Cancer Institute
cancer.gov/cancerinformation

Oncolink
www.oncolink.upenn.edu

Caregiver Resources

Administration on Aging Elders and Families
www.aoa.gov/AoAroot/Elders_Families/index.aspx

Caregiver's Handbook - Online guide assisting both the caregiver and the elderly care receiver
www.acsu.buffalo.edu/~drstall/hndbk0.html

Family & Caregiver Financial Planning
www.aging.pitt.edu/family-caregivers/services/financial-planning.asp

Family Caregiver Alliance
www.caregiver.org

Home/Family Caregivers - Alzheimer's Disease Education & Referral Center
www.nia.nih.gov/Alzheimers/Caregiving/

Intellihealth Caregiving
www.intelihealth.com/IH/ihtIH/WSIHW000/9030/9030.html?k=zonex408x9030%20

Medlineplus Caregivers
www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/caregivers.html
Also en espanol www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/spanish/caregivers.html.

National Center on Caregiving
www.caregiver.org

National Institute on Aging Caregiver Guide
www.alzheimers.org/pubs/careguide.htm

New York State Association of Homes & Services for the Aging - NYAHSA CareLocator
www.nyahsa.org/nyahsa_org/consumer_info/nyahsa_facility_locator.cfm

Nursing Home Compare
www.medicare.gov/Nhcompare/home.asp

TheStatus - Provides Arabic, English, French, German, Spanish language secure, private, web pages with the purpose of maintaining communication between family and friends about illnesses, treatment, and recovery.
www.thestatus.com

Tompkins County Office of the Aging - Resources for Caregivers
www.tompkins-co.org/cofa/documents/BOOK2005cgr.pdf

Disaster Preparedness

Are You Ready? A Guide to Citizen Preparedness -- Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
www.fema.gov/areyouready

Disasters & Emergencies -- U.S. Department of Health & Human Services
www.hhs.gov/disasters

The Department of Homeland Security
www.dhs.gov/index.shtm

Together We Prepare -- American Red Cross
www.redcross.org/prepare

Federal Emergency Management Agency
www.fema.gov

National Flood Insurance Program
www.usfa.dhs.gov

Environmental Protection Agency
www.epa.gov

Drug Information - Prescription & Over-the-Counter

Drug Information Portal-Searchable database of 12,000 drugs
druginfo.nlm.nih.gov

Finding Lower-Cost Prescriptions
hsctc.org/hsc_hsdsearch.cfm?function=detail&id=1925&criteria2=%20prescriptions/

Medicare-Approved Drug Discount cards and Other Assistance Programs
www.medicare.gov/MPDPF/Public/Include/DataSection/Questions/SearchOptions.asp

RXList-Prescription medication information
www.RXList.com/

General Health

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
www.cdc.gov

Consumer and Patient Health Information Section of the Medical Library Association
caphis.mlanet.org/consumer

Consumer Health Materials in Spanish
nnlm.gov/outreach/consumer/chspanish.html

FamilyDoctor.org
familydoctor.org

Health Finder
www.healthfinder.gov

Mayo Clinic
www.mayoclinic.com

Medpedia - online medical encyclopedia.
www.medpedia.com/sign-up-information/everyone

Merck Manual - Home Edition
www.merckhomeedition.com

New York State Department of Health
www.health.state.ny.us/nysdoh/consumer/consumer.htm

PubMed
www.pubmed.gov

Reports of the Surgeon General
sgreports.nlm.nih.gov/NN

Local Resources

American Red Cross of Tompkins County
www.tompkins-redcross.org

Cayuga Medical Center at Ithaca
www.cayugamed.org

Community Coalition for Healthy Youth (CCHY)
www.healthyyouth.org/

Cornell Cooperative Extension
counties.cce.cornell.edu/Tompkins

Fresh Squeezed Orange Juice - A Healthy Guide To Youth Services in Tompkins County
www.tompkins-co.org/youth/fsoj.html

Information and Referral Service's online database of non-profit agencies and organizations serving Tompkins County
www.hsctc.org/hsc_hsdsearch.cfm?pageID=16

Ithaca Health Fund
www.lightlink.com/hours

Ithaca's Integrative Community Wellness Center
www.ithacawellnessmd.com

Tompkins County Domestic Violence Prevention
www.tompkins-co.org/dvp

Tompkins County Health Department
www.tompkins-co.org/health

Locate a Doctor or Healthcare Facility

American Association of Homes and Services for the Aging
www.aahsa.org

American Board of Medical Specialties
www.abms.org

American Hospital Directory
www.ahd.com

American Medical Association Physician Select
www.ama-assn.org/aps/amahg.htm

Assisted Living Facility of America
www.alfa.org

Consumer's Checkbook
www.checkbook.org

DocInfo
www.docinfo.org

Eldercare.gov
www.eldercare.gov

Long Term Care Link
www.longtermcarelink.net

New York State Physician Profile
www.nydoctorprofile.com/welcome.jsp

New York State Professional Misconduct & Discipline
www.health.state.ny.us/nysdoh/opmc/main.htm

Quality Check - Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations
www.jointcommission.org

Men's Health

MedlinePlus: Men's Health Topics
www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/menshealth.html

Erectile Dysfunction
www.mayoclinic.com/health/erectile-dysfunction/DS00162

Movember
www.movember.com/

National Fathers' Network
www.fathersnetwork.org/

Protect Your Fertility
www.protectyourfertility.org/

Mental Health

Mental Health Association in Tompkins County
www.lightlink.com/mhaedu

Mental Help Net
mentalhelp.net

National Alliance for the Mentally Ill
www.nami.org

National Institute of Mental Health
www.nimh.nih.gov

National Mental Health Association
www.nmha.org

Nutrition

American Dietetic Association
www.eatright.org

Center For Food Safety and Applied Nutrition Information
www.cfsan.fda.gov

Food & Drug Administration
www.fda.gov

Food & Nutrition Information Center
www.nal.usda.gov/fnic

InfoLine USDA
www.usda.gov

Meat and Poultry Hotline
www.fsis.usda.gov

Nutrition.gov - easy access to all online federal government information on nutrition
www.nutrition.gov

Vegetarian Resource Group
www.vrg.org

Senior Health & Aging

American Association of Retired Persons (AARP)
www.AARP.org

American Society on Aging ASA
www.asaging.org

Central New York Chapter of the Alzheimer's Association
www.alzcny.org

Finger Lakes Independence Center (FLIC)
www.fliconline.org

Ithaca College Gerontology Institute
www.ithaca.edu/aging

National Institute of Aging
www.nia.nih.gov

New York State Association of Homes & Services for the Aging - NYAHSA CareLocator
www.nyahsa.org/nyahsa_org/consumer_info/nyahsa_facility_locator.cfm

The AGS (American Geriatrics Society) Foundation for Health in Aging
www.healthinaging.org

Tompkins County Office of the Aging
www.tompkins-co.org/cofa

U.S. Department of Health & Human Services Administration on Aging - Comprehensive information and resources on aging
www.aoa.gov

Substance Abuse

Alcohol & Drug Council of Tompkins County
www.alcoholdrugcouncil.org

Cayuga Addiction Recovery Services(formerly Cornerstone Recovery Services)
www.carsny.org

New York State Office of Alcohol and Substance Abuse Services
www.oasas.state.ny.us

Smoking Cessation
www.smokingcessation.org

Smoke Tompkins County
www.tompkins-co.org/wellness/tobaccofree

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
www.samhsa.gov

Tobacco Information and Prevention Source (TIPS) - CDC
www.cdc.gov/tobacco

Women's Health

Childbirth
www.childbirth.org

March of Dimes/MAMA: Pregnancy & Newborn Section
www.marchofdimes.com/pnhec/pnhec.asp

National Women's Health Information Center
www.4woman.gov/pregnancy

Obgyn.net
www.obgyn.net/

Planned Parenthood
www.plannedparenthood.org/ppsfl/planned-parenthood-tompkins-county-2245.htm
Planned Parenthood of Tompkins County

North American Menopause Society (NAMS)
www.menopause.org

FDA: Office of Women's Health Library
www.fda.gov/womens/pubs.html

Menopause: The National Institute of Aging
www.nia.nih.gov/HealthInformation/Publications/menopause.htmMenopause

Women's Health Initiative (WHI)
www.whi.org/

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Information provided by Tompkins County Public Library and its employees is gathered from a variety of consumer health resources. This information should not be interpreted as medical or professional advice. All medical information should be reviewed with your physician or other health care professional.

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