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Health Resources

DISCLAIMER: The medical information provided by the links on this page is for educational purposes only; it is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice. Always consult your physician or healthcare provider prior to starting any new treatment or with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.

Allergy and Asthma

Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America
Comprehensive information about Asthma and Allergies plus “Ask the Allergist” feature.

 

Blood Pressure

Guide to Lowering Blood Pressure with DASH Eating Plan
Tips on reducing blood pressure through diet from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health.

National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute
Information on symptoms, treatment and prevention of high blood pressure from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health.

Cancer Prevention

American Cancer Society
Facts about cancer prevention and detection, tips on eating healthy and getting fit, and the latest on treatment and research.

American Institute for Cancer Research
Tips on preventing cancer through diet and exercise.

Cholesterol

American Heart Association
Get the lowdown on lowering your cholesterol to help reduce your risk of heart attack. Includes tips on cooking heart-healthy recipes.

Diabetes

American Diabetes Association
Facts about detection, prevention and tips on living with diabetes.

Government Health Sites

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Health Promotion
Comprehensive information on a variety of health-related topic. Includes statistics and tips for staying healthy.

Healthfinder.Gov
An encyclopedia of more than 1,600 health-related topics from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Includes health news and interactive personal health tools to check your health, get advice and keep track of your progress.  

National Institutes of Health
Up-to-date information on various health-related topics, education and research.

U.S. Department of Health & Human Services
Dietary Guidelines for Americans published every five year by the U.S. Departments of Health and Human Services and Agriculture.

Headaches

National Headache Foundation
News and resources from the world’s largest organization for the support of headache sufferers.

Heart Disease and Stroke

Active.com - Matters of the Heart
Learn how to keep your heart beating healthy and strong with these tips and guidelines for fitness and nutrition.

American Heart Association
Learn the warning signs of heart disease and stroke plus how to maintain a healthy heart through proper cooking, eating, exercise and weight and stress management.

National Heart Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI) Health Education Resources
Provides information on heart, vascular, blood and lung diseases, various health-related recipe collections and links for special audiences such as African-American, Latinos and Women.

National Stroke Association
Comprehensive information about strokes, their risk factors, prevention and recovery. Includes links for stroke survivors, caregivers and families and African-Americans and Stroke.

General Health

Mayo Clinic
Searchable guide to hundreds of diseases and conditions, symptoms, drugs and supplements and tests and procedures.

WebMD.Com
Health-related news and features, links to health conditions and communities, drugs and supplements, healthy living, eating and diet, parenting and pregnancy, mental health and pet health.

Mental Health

Anxiety Disorders Association of America (ADAA)
Resource for the diagnosis, treatment and cure of anxiety disorders including Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, Panic Disorder and Posttraumatic Stress Disorder.

National Institute of Mental Health
The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) website offers information on mental health conditions, prevention and treatment.

National Mental Health Association
Links to latest news about mental health conditions.

Screening for Mental Health
Offers online screening for a variety of mental health issues targeted to specific audiences including college students.

Skin Cancer

American Academy of Dermatology: Be Sun Smart
You can have fun in the sun and decrease your risk of skin cancer.

American Cancer Society: Sun Safety 101
Practical steps to stay sun safe.

Skin Cancer Foundation: Skin Cancer: Prevention Guidelines
See if your skin type puts you at greater risk for skin cancer.

Skin Cancer Foundation: Self Examination
If you can spot it, you can stop it. Learn how.

WebMD:Understanding Skin Cancer - Diagnosis and Treatment
Treatments and therapies for skin cancer.

Sleep Health

Sleep Foundation
Information on a variety of sleep topics and disorders.

National Center on Sleep Disorder Research
Guide to sleep research, training and information.

WebMD Sleep Health Center
Overview of sleep disorders and issues.

Tobacco Cessation

American Lung Association
Latest news on lung health research and tobacco control advocacy.

Committed Quitters
Create your own tailored quit plan.

SmokeFree.gov
Step-by-step guide to quitting tobacco use.

WebMD: Are You Ready to Quit Smoking?
Interactive tool measures your readiness to quit smoking. Based on your answers, this tool will identify the stage of readiness you are in and help you think about what to do next to move you towards quitting for good.