Web Health Links

Recommended Web Sites:
  • American Cancer Society: Find information on many types of cancer, including early detection, prevention, treatment, new research findings and medical resources.
  • American Diabetes Association or National Diabetes Education Program: Learn what diabetes is and how to control or prevent the disease on both of these websites.
  • American Heart Association: Go to this website for information, tools, and resources about heart disease and stroke. Learn how to manage health concerns like high blood pressure, cholesterol and weight.
  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention:  Learn how to protect your health. Some topics on this site include healthy living, emergency preparedness and response, injury, violence, environmental health workplace safety, and traveler’s health.
  • Living With Type 2 Diabetes: Learn how to take control of your type 2 diabetes.
  • Mental Health America:  Get reliable information on mental health disorders and treatments.  Use the therapist directory to learn about the mental health providers in your area (and who accepts your health insurance).
  • MyPyramid (USDA):  Use the interactive on-line tools to assess your food choices and develop a personalized eating plan based on your current goals and activity level.
  • National Heart Lung Blood Institute:  Find reliable information on this site’s complete A-Z index of diseases and conditions and check out the health assessment tools like the BMI calculator, menu planner, and 10 year heart attack risk calculator.
  • PA Dept of Health:  Learn about the numerous services your health department provides, such as programs on quitting smoking, drug and alcohol treatment, diabetes management, prevention of HIV/AIDS and other sexually transmitted diseases, violence and injury prevention and family health.
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