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Local, state and federal agencies issue health alerts and press releases on issues affecting people in our area.

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Trusted Health Information

Looking for information about a health condition?  Or maybe you're just curious to learn more about the latest health trends.  There are lots of good health information websites out there;  here are a few of our favorites. Click on the headings to be automatically redirected.

  • From the website: While most people know us for our research, we do so much more. We attack cancer from every angle. We promote healthy lifestyles to help you prevent cancer. We research cancer and its causes to find more answers and better treatments. We fight for lifesaving policy changes. We provide everything from emotional support to the latest cancer information for those who have been touched by cancer. And we do it all 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

  • This site provides information about diabetes, its treatments, and ongoing research. You can also find advice on nutrition and meal planning, fitness regimes, and lifestyle changes, and information about support groups. Also check out the ADA-sponsored, interactive nutrition site — My Food Advisor — which allows you to create meal plans, find recipes, and research foods.

  • Fighting heart disease and stroke with information and education. 

  • Caring.com, offers free expert help to families coping with the many challenges of caring for an aging loved one.

  • As the nation's health protection agency, CDC saves lives and protects people from health, safety, and security threats.

  • MyPlate offers ideas and tips to help you create a healthier eating style that meets your individual needs and improves your health.

  • Drugs.com provides accurate and independent information on more than 24,000 prescription drugs, over-the-counter medicines and natural products. This material is provided for educational purposes only and is not intended for medical advice, diagnosis or treatment.

  • Every Woman Matters (EWM) is a federally funded program that pays for office visits associated with Pap tests, pelvic exams, clinical breast exams and lab fees. Age appropriate mammography is covered as well as a limited number of diagnostic tests. EWM provides services to medically under-served women aged 40-74. EWM provides screening and diagnostic tests, public education, professional education and training, surveillance, evaluation and quality assurance activities.

  • Sponsored by the American Academy of Family Physicians, this site has information on conditions and treatments, tips for patients on choosing a doctor, understanding medical bills, and navigating insurance coverage. Also provides helpful information on children’s health and development issues, from toilet training to dog bites to acne.

  • Healthfinder.gov is a government website where you will find information and tools to help you and those you care about stay healthy.

  • Healthline is a consumer health education. health and wellness library. Healthline’s physicians, nurses, public health experts, and patient advocates help ensure that the information they publish is accurate, evidence-based, current, person-centric, and trustworthy.

  • The American Heart Association’s patient portal on heart disease supplies information, tools, videos, recipes, exercise tips, and expert advice for patients with heart disease and their families. Check out Heart360, an interactive way to manage your heart health by tracking their medications, blood pressure, weight, exercise, and diet.

  • Mayo Clinic is a nonprofit organization committed to clinical practice, education and research, providing expert, whole-person care to everyone who needs healing. Mayo Clinic in Minnesota has been recognized as the best hospital in the nation for 2019-2020 by U.S. News & World Report.

  • MedlinePlus is a service of the National Library of Medicine (NLM), the world's largest medical library, which is part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH).
    Their mission is to present high-quality, relevant health and wellness information that is trusted, easy to understand, and free of advertising, in both English and Spanish. Anywhere, anytime, on any device—for free.

  • Move Your Way is a campaign developed by the Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion. The goal is to help people live healthier lives through increased physical activity. They have tools to help you plan your activity and to encourage others to be active and healthy.

  • The National Institutes of Health (NIH), a part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, is the nation’s medical research agency — making important discoveries that improve health and save lives.