Be Healthy - A Banner publication


Alcohol Abuse
Alzheimer's Disease

Alzheimer’s Association
www.alz.org
800-272-3900 • 617-868-6718

Alzheimer's Disease Education and Referral (ADEAR) Center
www.nia.nih.gov/Alzheimers
800-438-4380
www.nia.nih.gov/Alzheimers/Publications/UnderstandingAD

NIH SeniorHealth
nihseniorhealth.gov/alzheimersdisease/toc.html

Alzheimer’s Foundation of America
www.alzfdn.org
866-232-8484

Brigham and Women’s Hospital
brighamandwomens.staywellsolutionsonline.com/Library/Encyclopedia/85,P00772

Alzheimer’s Disease Quiz
brighamandwomens.staywellsolutionsonline.com/RelatedItems/40,AlzheimerQuiz

Memory Test
www.memorylossonline.com/learning_memory/mem_games/memorygames1.html

Cancer

American Cancer Society
www.cancer.org
(800) ACS-2345 • (617) 565-7400

National Cancer Institute
www.cancer.gov
(800) 4-CANCER (422-6237)

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
www.cdc.gov/cancer/index.htm

MedlinePlus
www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/cancers.html

Consumerism

How to Evaluate Health Information on the Internet

MedlinePlus
www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/webeval/webeval.html

National Cancer Institute
www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/factsheet/Information/internet

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

 

How to Choose a Doctor

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
www.ahrq.gov/consumer/qnt/qntdr.htm

Massachusetts Health Quality Partners
www.mhqp.org/quality/whatisquality.asp?nav=030000

 

Tips on Talking with Your Doctor

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
healthit.ahrq.gov/search/ahrqsearch.jsp

American Academy of Family Physicians
familydoctor.org/837.xml

 

Developing a Personal or Family Health History

US Surgeon General
familyhistory.hhs.gov/

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
www.ahrq.gov/consumer/qnt/qntdr.htm

American Academy of Family Physicians
familydoctor.org/838.xml

 

Medication Safety

Institute for Safe Medication Practices
www.ismp.org/consumers/brochure.asp

Health Care Disparities/Minority Health

The Office of Minority Health
www.omhrc.gov
(800) 444-6472

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
www.ahrq.gov/research/minorix.htm

Center for Disease Control Office of Minority Health
www.cdc.gov/omh

Boston Public Health Commission Disparities Project
www.bphc.org/programs/program.asp?b=7&p=202

Kaiser Family Foundation
www.kff.org/minorityhealth/disparities.cfm

Healthy Aging

U.S. Administration on Aging
www.aoa.gov

National Institute on Aging
www.nia.nih.gov

Healthy Aging®
www.healthyaging.net

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
www.cdc.gov/aging

The State of Aging and Health in America 2007 Report
www.cdc.gov/aging/saha.htm

Mayo Clinic – What to expect as you get older
www.mayoclinic.com/health/aging/HA00040

A Healthy aging quiz: What’s normal and what’s not
www.mayoclinic.com/health/aging/QZ00073

Anti-aging quiz: Secrets  to a longer healthier life
www.mayoclinic.com/health/anti-aging/QZ00015

Boston Public Health Commission Elder Health
617-534-4620

Healthy Eating and Nutrition

United States Department of Agriculture
http://www.choosemyplate.gov

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
http://www.cdc.gov/nccdphp/dnpa/nutrition/index.htm

Boston Public Health Commission: Better Steps Program and Boston BestBites
www.bphc.org
617-534-5690

A Healthier You – Dietary Guidelines for Americans
www.health.gov/dietaryguidelines/dga2005/healthieryou/contents.htm

MedlinePlus
www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/002449.htm

National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute – menu planner
hp2010.nhlbihin.net/menuplanner/menu.cgi

 

Understanding Food Labels

US Food and Drug Administration
www.cfsan.fda.gov/~dms/foodlab.html

American Diabetes Association
www.diabetes.org/nutrition-and-recipes/nutrition/foodlabel.jsp

American Heart Association
www.heart.org/presenter.jhtml?identifier=851

Healthy Living

Centers for Disease Control 5A DAY program
www.5aday.gov/index.html

Massachusetts Health Promotion Information Line
(800) 952-6637

Heart Disease
Human Papillomavius (HPV) and Vaccine
Kidney Disease

General Information

National Kidney Foundation
www.kidney.org/kidneydisease/ckd/index.cfm

National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases
kidney.niddk.nih.gov/kudiseases/pubs/chronickidneydiseases/index.htm

National Kidney Disease Education Program
www.nkdep.nih.gov/resources/chronic_kidney_disease_reference.htm

DaVita
www.davita.com/kidney-disease/c/the-basics

 

Interactive Tools

Glomerular filtration rate
www.davita.com/gfr-calculator

Kidney Disease
www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/tutorials/kidneyfailure/htm/_no_0_no_0.htm

Kidney Quiz – National Kidney Foundation
www.kidney.org/news/wkd/kidneyQuiz_v2.cfm

Kidney Disease Prevention
nkdep.nih.gov/resources/youhavethepower_real_56k.htm

Keeping Your Kidneys Well
www.davita.com/key/nationalkidneymonth

Diet and Nutrition
www.davita.com/diet-and-nutrition

www.kidney.org/atoz/atozTopic.cfm?topic=4

Lung Cancer

National Cancer Institute
www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/types/lung

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
www.cdc.gov/cancer/lung/

MedlinePlus
www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/lungcancer.html

Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center
www.massgeneral.org/cancer/crr/types/thoracic/lung.asp

Brigham and Women’s Hospital
healthgate.partners.org/browsing/browseContent.asp?
fileName=11700.xml&title=Lung%20Cancer


Health Risk Appraisal – Test to determine risk of lung cancer
www.yourdiseaserisk.harvard.edu/hccpquiz.pl?
lang=english&func=home&quiz=lung

Lupus

Lupus Foundation of America
www.lupus.org/newsite/index.html
800-558-0121 (Information request line)

Lupus Foundation of New England
www.lupusne.org/
877-NO LUPUS

National Women’s Health Information Center
www.4woman.gov/faq/lupus.pdf
800-994-9662

SLE Lupus Foundation
www.lupusny.org/

National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Disease
www.niams.nih.gov/Health_Info/Lupus/default.asp

Tutorial
MedlinePlus - www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/tutorials/lupus/htm/index.htm

Men’s Health

Men’s Health Network
www.menshealthnetwork.org

MedlinePlus
www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/menshealth.html

National Institutes of Health
health.nih.gov/search.asp/25

Mayo Clinic
www.mayoclinic.com/health/mens-health/MC99999

Center for Disease Control
www.cdc.gov/men/

American Academy of Family Physicians
familydoctor.org/men.xml

Metabolic Syndrome

American Heart Association
www.americanheart.org/presenter.jhtml?identifier=4756

National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/dci/Diseases/ms/ms_all.html

American Diabetes Association
www.diabetes.org

Ovarian Cancer

American Cancer Society
800-247-2345
www.cancer.org

National Cancer Institute
800-4-CANCER (422-6237)
www.cancer.gov

Gynecological Cancer Foundation
800-444-4441
www.thegcf.org

Ovarian Cancer National Alliance
866-399-6262
www.ovariancancer.org

National Ovarian Cancer Coalition
888-OVARIAN (888-682-7426)
www.ovarian.org

An Interactive Tutorial
www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/tutorials/ovariancancer/htm/index.htm

Patient Power

How to Evaluate Health Information on the Internet

MedlinePlus
www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/webeval/webeval.html

National Cancer Institute
www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/factsheet/Information/internet

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

 

Tips on Talking with Your Doctor

American Academy of Family Physicians
familydoctor.org/837.xml

 

Developing a Personal or Family Health History

US Surgeon General
familyhistory.hhs.gov/

American Academy of Family Physicians
familydoctor.org/838.xml

 

Medication Safety

Institute for Safe Medication Practices
www.ismp.org/consumers/brochure.asp

Peripheral Arterial Disease

National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/dci/Diseases/pad/pad_what.html

PAD Coalition
www.padcoalition.org/wp/

American Heart Association
www.heart.org

MedlinePlus
www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/003184.htm

Physical Activity

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
www.cdc.gov/nccdphp/dnpa/physical/index.htm

Medline Plus
www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/exerciseandphysicalfitness.html

American Academy of Family Physicians
familydoctor.org/x5216.xml

United States Department of Agriculture
www.mypyramid.gov/pyramid/physical_activity.html

Premature Births

March of dimes
www.marchofdimes.com

Medline Plus (National Institutes of Health)
www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/001562.htm

Institute of Medicine
www.iom.edu/Object.File/Master/35/975/pretermbirth.pdf

Boston Public Health Commission
Healthy Baby/Healthy Child - 617-534-5832
Boston Healthy Start Initiative – 617-534-7828

Mayoclinic.com
www.mayoclinic.com/health/preterm-labor/PR00118

www.mayoclinic.com/health/premature-birth/DS00137

The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
www.acog.org/publications/patient_education/bp087.cfm

Prostate Cancer

National Cancer Institute
www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/types/prostate

Prostate Health Education Network
www.Prostatehealthed.org

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
www.cdc.gov/cancer/prostate/

MedlinePlus
www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/prostatecancer.html

American Cancer Society
www.cancer.org
1-800-227-2345 (Available 24 hours a day)

Prostate Cancer Foundation
www.prostatecancerfoundation.org

Prostate Health Quiz
healthlibrary.brighamandwomens.org/InteractiveTools/
Quizzes/40,ProstateHealthQuiz

Prostate Cancer Risk Calculator
www.compass.fhcrc.org/edrnnci/bin/calculator/main.asp?t=
prostate&sub=s1&m=&v=prostate&x=Prostate%20Cancer

Sickle Cell Disease

Sickle Cell Disease Association of America
www.sicklecelldisease.org/index.phtml
800-421-8453

National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute
www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/dci/Diseases/Sca/SCA_All.html

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
www.cdc.gov/ncbddd/sicklecell/

Mayoclinic.com
mayoclinic.com/health/sickle-cell-anemia/DS00324

Sicklecellkids.org
www.sicklecellkids.org/

Unintentional Injuries

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
www.cdc.gov/ncipc/factsheets/adultfalls.htm

www.cdc.gov/InjuryViolenceSafety/

www.cdc.gov/ncipc/tbi/Overview.htm

Boston Public Health Commission / Childhood Injury Prevention Program
www.bphc.org/childinjuryprevention
617-534-5197

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
www.nhtsa.gov

National Safety Council
www.nsc.org/

Pedestrian Safety Quiz
www.bphc.org/bphc/wtw_quiz.asp

Uterine Cancer

American Cancer Society
1-800-247-2345
www.cancer.org/docroot/CRI/CRI_2_3x.asp?dt=11

National Cancer Institute
1-800-4-CANCER (422-6237)
www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/types/endometrial

Gynecological Cancer Foundation
1-800-444-4441
www.thegcf.org

Women’s Cancer Network
www.wcn.org/articles/types_of_cancer/endometrial/overview

Obesity and Uterine Cancer
www.forbes.com/feeds/hscout/2009/06/22/hscout628276.html

Uterine Fibroids

American College of Gynecologists and Obstetricians
www.acog.org/publications/patient_education/bp074.cfm?printerFriendly=yes

National Institutes of Health
www.nichd.nih.gov/health/topics/uterine_fibroids.cfm

National Women’s Health Information Center
www.womenshealth.gov/FAQ/uterine-fibroids.pdf

Interactive Tutorial
www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/tutorials/uterinefibroids/htm/index.htm

Testimonials on Uterine Fibroid Embolization
www.ask4ufe.com/site/testimonials.cfm