Medical Information

Medical related information is provided here so you can make informed decision on medial issues. Topics Include:

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Medical Resources

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Center for Disease Control

Government resource for Diseases & Conditions, Healthy Living, Travelers Health, Emergency Preparedness and more.

https://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/

Spring Arbor University

To arm yourself with the knowledge you need to lead a healthy lifestyle, you have to ensure any education materials you reference are from a trusted, reliable source.  This guide will assist with this

https://online.arbor.edu/blog/guide-finding-credible-medical-information-advice/

The Low Vision Gateway

The Low Vision Gateway! The Low Vision Gateway was created to be your starting point to access information on the World Wide Web related to the fields of low vision rehabilitation and blindness.

http://www.lowvision.org/introduction_to_the_low_vision_g.htm

Air Filters Delivered

Article on how to deal with Sensory sensitivities

http://www.airfiltersdelivered.com/sensory-processing-disorder

National Institutes of Health

Government website with all sorts of health related information including clinical trials.

http://www.nih.gov/

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Government website for all health related issues including Outbreaks, healthy living, Emergency Preparedness.

http://www.cdc.gov/

CheckBook

Nonprofit Ratings, Reviews, and Advice to Choose the Best Health Care Providers & Other Local Services

https://www.checkbook.org/

Helping Guide

A non-profit website dedicated to mental and health well-being

http://www.helpguide.org/

Calculators.org

Calculators related to your health. Fitness, Health Risk, Health Savings Accounts.

http://www.calculators.org/health/

Web MD

Another medical resource website that can be used for research on medical conditions and symptoms.

http://www.webmd.com/

 

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

Government website providing Mental Health and Substance Abuse information.

http://www.samhsa.gov

DrugRehab.org

Non-profit website dedicated to drug addiction

http://www.drugrehab.org

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

Non-profit organization setup to help prevent suicide

http://www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org/

 

The Prevention Coalition

PreventionCoalition is an informational site designed to educate parents, teachers and concerned community members about teen drug use and ways to prevent it.

http://thepreventioncoalition.org/

Public Health Library

A common situation every pre-med, med student, or doctor faces in their downtime is that everyone comes and asks them for unofficial advice. This betrays a greater problem: the general lack of accessible health information resources that the public feels comfortable consulting with to answer their questions.

This site is a pet project by some premedical students who love the opportunity to geek out with medicine and technology while serving the community.

http://publichealthlibrary.org/

 

Mental Health

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PsychCentral.com

Covers many mental resources

https://psychcentral.com/

Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance

DBSA envisions wellness for people living with depression and bipolar disorder

http://www.dbsalliance.org

REDFIN

12 Ways to help a teen handle the emotional challenges of moving.

Commercial website focused on Realestate.

https://www.redfin.com/blog/2016/09/12-ways-to-help-a-teen-handle-the-emotional-challenges-of-moving.html

Everyday Health .com

Mental Illness in Kids: The Surprising Warning Signs

http://www.everydayhealth.com/emotional-health/mental-illness-in-kids-surprising-warning-signs.aspx

 

 

 

 

Medical Information

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Description

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Surgeon Ratings

Compares surgeons results for 14 types of surgery, including gastric surgery and hip replacement.

www.surgeonratings.org

DocInfo

Federation of State Medical Boards tool for finding information on your Physician.

http://docinfo.org

ProPublica

Surgeon Scorecard - shows surgeons' complication rates for eight procedures.

https://projects.propublica.org/surgeons

US Dept of Health & Human Services

Effective Health Care Program - Comparative Effectiveness Research.  Helps compare various treatments and outcomes

http://effectivehealthcare.ahrq.gov/index.cfm/what-is-comparative-effectiveness-research1/

US Preventive Services Task Force

The USPSTF conducts scientific evidence reviews of a broad range of clinical preventive health care services (such as screening, counseling, and preventive medications) and develops recommendations for primary care clinicians and health systems. These recommendations are published in the form of "Recommendation Statements."

http://www.uspreventiveservicestaskforce.org/

Healthcare BlueBook

a guide to the going rate for specific health care services in various parts of the country.

 

With Health Care Bluebook, just type in the service you're looking for and your ZIP code, and the "private and independently owned resource" spits out a price.

http://healthcarebluebook.com/

Hospital Compare

A free federal tool that compares hospitals by such quality measures as death rates for certain medical conditions, remissions and the overuse of imaging.

www.hospitalcompare.hhs.gov

Fair Health

A national independent, not-for-profit corporation whose mission is to bring transparency to healthcare costs and health insurance information through comprehensive data products and consumer resources. FAIR Health uses its database of billions of billed medical and dental services to power a free website that enables consumers to estimate and plan their medical and dental expenditures. The website also offers clear, unbiased educational articles and videos about the healthcare insurance reimbursement system.

www.FairHealthConsumer.org

Why Not The Best?

Another online tool that can be used to compare hospitals performance.

www.WhyNotTheBest.org

Consumer Health Ratings

Commercial website that provides listing of organizations that rate or report performance on specific hospitals, health plans, physicians, nursing homes, home health agencies and other health care providers.

www.ConsumerHealthRatings

BestBuy Drugs

Consumer Reports website compares cost and effectiveness of medications, and can often find medications that are older, less expensive generic drugs that are as effective and as safe as newer medications.

https://www.consumerreports.org/drugs/consumer-reports-best-buy-drugs/

Good Rx

Commercial website is a free tool that allows consumers to find prices and discounts for thousands of prescription drugs at more than 70,000 local and mail-order pharmacies.

www.GoodRX.com

Consumer Reports Health.org

Consumer Reports (non-profit organization) that provides lot of great medical information.  Get unbiased and fact based information on Health related products, Conditions and Treatments, Doctors and Hospitals and Insurance.

http://www.consumerreports.org/health/home.htm

 

 

 

 

Medical Testing

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Description

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Healthwaves

Local lab for running various blood test

http://www.healthwaves.com/Healthwaves/

 

 

 

 

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