Health Links

Health Related Internet Resources

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Gateways and Publications

  1. Department of Health and Human Servicesoffsite link in new window
    This is the official site of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). The mission of HHS is to protect health and give a special helping hand to those who need assistance. HHS provides support and protection to older Americans, and to the Nation's infants and children. The Department also provides aid to people with disabilities, as well as assistance and new opportunity for those in need.

  2. Department of Veterans Affairsoffsite link in new window
    The Department of Veteran Affairs site provides information on VA programs, veterans benefits, VA facilities worldwide, and VA medical automation software. This site services several major constituencies including the veteran and his/her dependents, Veterans Service Organizations, the military, the general public, and VA employees around the world.

  3. Firstgovoffsite link in new window
    The first-ever government website to provide the public with easy, one-stop access to all online U.S. Federal Government resources.

  4. Healthfinderoffsite link in new window helps consumers find reliable health information from many Federal agencies, States, professional associations, nonprofit organizations and universities. Healthfinder brings consumers to information that can help them stay healthy, understand diagnosis, explore treatment options, find support, and generally become more informed about health and medical topics of interest to them.

  5. Social Security Administrationoffsite link in new window
    The official site of the Social Security Administration. Some online services are also available on this website including, ordering a replacement Medicare card, changing your address or phone number, and applying for Social Security Retirement Benefits.

  6. MEDLINE Plusoffsite link in new window
    With over 9 million biomedical journal article abstracts, Medline is highly regarded by medical professionals. Plus links for health topics, dictionaries, organizations, news, and more

  7. The Surgeon Generaloffsite link in new window
    Visit the virtual office of the Surgeon General of the United States

  8. Reports of the Surgeon Generaloffsite link in new window
    Reports on smoking, suicide, nutrition, physical activity and health, and HIV/AIDS, to name a few

  9. National Institutes of Healthoffsite link in new window
    Easy access to the National Institutes of Health's (NIH) 25 institutions and research trials. NIH site specifically devoted to cancer trialsoffsite link in new window

  10. Health Topics A to Zoffsite link in new window
    Health Topics A to Z from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention provides a listing of disease and health topics found on the agency's Web site

  11. Links to State and Local Health Departmentsoffsite link in new window
    Click on your state or selected counties

  12. Government and Consumer Publications on Healthoffsite link in new window
    General health information from the Federal Consumer Information Center in Pueblo, Colorado

  13. ACCESS America for SENIORSoffsite link in new window
    A government wide initiative to deliver electronic services from government agencies and organizations to seniors. Some features include Benefits, Health, Consumer Protection, Services, Employment & Volunteer Activities, a Retirement Planner online, Taxes, Travel & Leisure, Education & Training, and Other Links.

  14. Tricare for Lifeoffsite link in new window
    TRICARE for Life (TFL) became effective October 1, 2001. It provides expanded medical coverage for: Medicare-eligible retirees, including retired guard members and reservists; Medicare-eligible family members and widow/widowers; and certain former spouses if they were eligible for TRICARE before age 65. You must have Medicare Part B to be eligible for TFL.

    If eligible, you get all Medicare-covered benefits under the Original Medicare Plan, plus all TFL-covered benefits. If you use a Medicare provider, Medicare will be the first payer for all Medicare-covered services, and TFL will be the second payer. TFL will pay all Medicare copayments and deductibles and cover most of the costs of certain care not covered by Medicare.

    For more information on TFL call 1-888-DOD-LIFE (1-888-363-5433) or, look at TRICARE on the Web. Call 1-800-538-9552 for other military retiree benefit questions.

Food and Nutrition

  1. Interactive Healthy Eating Indexoffsite link in new window
    Provides a quick assessment of the quality of your diet, including nutrition information targeted to your specific score

  2. FoodSafety.Govoffsite link in new window
    Gateway to government food safety information

  3. Nutrition Navigatoroffsite link in new window
    A rating guide to nutrition Web sites

  4. Recommended Dietary Allowancesoffsite link in new window
    From the National Academy of Sciences

  5. Local Farmers Marketsoffsite link in new window
    Click on your state to find a local farmers market

  6. Dietary Guidelines for Americansoffsite link in new window
    Online access to the fifth edition of Nutrition & Your Health: Dietary Guidelines for Americans, a joint publication of the U.S. Departments of Health & Human Services and Agriculture

Specific Topics or Concerns

  1. Help with Substance Abuse or Mental Health Problemsoffsite link in new window
    This site has resources to help you with a mental health or substance abuse problem, including directories of service providers, referral hotlines, and mental health/consumer survival resources

  2. Mental Health: A Report of the Surgeon Generaloffsite link in new window
    A look at mental illness as a critical public health problem

  3. Help with Stress and Anxietyoffsite link in new window
    Review the publications or use the search function to find information on dealing with stress and anxiety and other issues

  4. Additional external links about Mental Health and Substance Abuse.

  5. Asthma and Indoor Environmentsoffsite link in new window
    Basic information about asthma and reducing common asthma triggers in your home

  6. Travelers' Healthoffsite link in new window
    How to protect yourself from disease when traveling outside the U.S. and alerts about disease outbreaks

  7. CancerNetoffsite link in new window
    Gateway to the most recent and accurate cancer information from the National Cancer Institute

  8. Clinical Trialsoffsite link in new window
    Provides patients, family members, and members of the public current information about clinical research studies

  9. National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM)offsite link in new window
    Sponsored by The National Institutes of Health, NCCAM conducts and supports basic and applied research and training and disseminates information on complementary and alternative medicine

  10. Choosing and Using a Health Planoffsite link in new window
    Booklet to help you make sense of your choices for getting health care insurance

  11. Organ Donationoffsite link in new window
    Information on how to become an organ and tissue donor

  12. Tuberculosis (TB)offsite link in new window
    Information on TB, how to get tested and treated, and more

  13. HIV/AIDSoffsite link in new window
    Frequently asked questions on HIV/AIDS from the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention

Health Sites For and About Kids

  1. Insure Kids Nowoffsite link in new window
    Do your (children or) grandchildren need health insurance? The State Child Health Insurance Program (S-CHIP) is the largest single expansion of health insurance coverage for children in more than 30 years. Today, nearly 11 million American children -- one in seven are uninsured. S-CHIP enables States to insure children from working families with incomes too high to qualify for Medicaid, but too little to afford private coverage. Help get your grandchildren the health coverage they need to grow up healthy and strong.

  2. Smoke-Free Kidsoffsite link in new window
    Encourages adolescent girls to participate in soccer to maintain physical fitness and resist pressures to smoke

  3. For Kids Onlyoffsite link in new window
    Healthcare information for kids only!

  4. Health Linksoffsite link in new window
    Many more healthcare links for kids.

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