Health

Finding and Evaluating Health Information
Evaluating Internet Health Information: A Tutorial from the National Library of Medicine
Health Information on the Web: Finding Reliable Information
How to Evaluate Health Information on the Internet
How to Spot Health Fraud (FDA)
MedlinePlus Guide to Healthy Web Surfing
National Council Against Health Fraud
Quackwatch

Health Insurance
Health Insurance Resource Center (NY State)
Health Insurance Marketplace (healthcare.gov)
NYS Health Plan Marketplace

General
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Familydoctor.org (American Academy of Family Physicians)
Health Information in Multiple Languages
Healthfinder.gov (Department of Health & Human Services)
Mayo Clinic Health Information
MedlinePlus: Health Information from the National Library of Medicine
Merck Manual Home Health Handbook
National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NIH)
New York State Health Topics
New York Times Health Guide
NOAH—New York Online Access to Health
Salud-NIH en Español
WebMD

Providers
Find Services & Information (healthfinder.gov)
Find a Health Center (HRSA)
Healthy Families NY
Certification Matters (ABMS)
Doctorfinder (American Medical Association)
Physician and Physician Assistants Disciplinary and Other Actions
New York State Physician Profile
Find a Dentist (American Dental Association)
American Hospital Directory
Hospital Compare (hhs.gov)
New York State Hospital Profile (NYS Department of Health)
U.S. News & World Report: Best Hospitals
Lab Tests Online
New York Consumer Guides to Health Insurers
NYS Office of the Professions (Including Medicine and Allied Fields)

Drugs and Treatments
Clinical Trials of Therapies – CenterWatch
Consumer Reports Best Buy Drugs
Drug Interactions Database from Caremark
Drug Prices in NY State
Pillbox–Identify Medications Visually from the NIH
Recalls.gov: Medicine (FDA)
RxList: The Internet Drug Index (WebMD)
Worst Pills, Best Pills (from Public Citizen)

Diseases and Conditions
Health Hotlines (NLM)
Alzheimer’s Association
Alzheimer’s Disease Education and Referral Center (NIH)
Arthritis Foundation
American Cancer Society
National Cancer Institute (NIH)
National Comprehensive Cancer Network
American Diabetes Association
National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIH)
American Heart Association
Genetics Home Reference
HIV InSite
Rare Diseases and Disorders –NORD

Mental Health and Substance Abuse
Mental Health Services Locator
National Alliance for the Mentally Ill
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
National Institute of Mental Health
National Institute on Drug Abuse
Substance Abuse Treatment Facility Locator

Nutrition
Center for Science in the Public Interest
FoodSafety.gov
MyPlate (USDA)
Nutrition Data
National Nutrient Database for Standard Reference (USDA)
Office of Dietary Supplements(NIH)

Coping with Disasters, Traumatic Events, and Violence
Disaster Distress Helpline (1-800-985-5990)
Coping with Violence and Traumatic Events (SAMHSA)
Numerous links to resources for students, parents, teachers, other caregivers, responders, and health professionals. Includes age-appropriate guides to talking with children, tips on media coverage, coping with grief, coping with mass violence and shooting, and coping with traumatic stress.
Coping with a Disaster or Traumatic Event (CDC)
Helping Children and Adolescents Cope with Violence and Disasters: What Parents Can Do (NIMH)
Injury, Violence & Safety (CDC)
National Center for PTSD (U.S Department of Veterans’ Affairs)
National Child Traumatic Stress Network

Infants and Children
Child and Teen Health (NIH)
Children (CDC)
Infants and Toddlers (CDC)
KidsHealth

Teens and Young Adults
Adolescent and School Health (CDC)
Health Information Project (Mid-Hudson Library System)
TeensHealth
Teen’s Page (NIH)
The Science Behind Drug Abuse (National Institute on Drug Abuse)
Young Adults (CDC)

Women
HealthyWomen
Pregnancy (CDC)
Women’s Health (CDC)
Women’s Health (NIH)

Men
Men’s Health (CDC)
Men’s Health (NIH)

Seniors
Go4Life (National Institute on Aging at NIH)
Healthy Aging for Older Adults (CDC)
Medicare: Official U.S. Government Site for Medicare
NIHSeniorHealth (easy-to-use website from NIH)
Seniors’ Health (NIH)

Safety and Prevention
Disease Prevention and Health Promotion
Emergency Preparedness and Response (CDC)
Environmental Health (EPA)
Household Products Database (NLM/NIH)
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health-NIOSH (CDC)
Occupational Safety and Health Administration(OSHA)

Travel and World Health
Travelers’ Health (CDC)
World Health Organization

Professional Resources
PubMed (NLM/NIH)
MediLexicon.com
Merck Manual for Health Care Professionals
National Center for Health Statistics (CDC)
New York State Statistics and Data

State and County Health Departments
New York State Department of Health
Columbia County Department of Health
Dutchess County Department of Health
Greene County Public Health Department
Putnam County Health Department
Ulster County Health Department