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Health

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Resources provided here to discuss with your doctor.

 

Search Sites:

Centers for Disease Control & Prevention CDC

Health & Safety Topics, Alzheimer's, Child Injuries, A-Z Index, etc. Travelers' Health.

Environmental Working Group

The mission of the Environmental Working Group (EWG) is to use the power of public information to protect public health and the environment. EWG is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, founded in 1993 by Ken Cook and Richard Wiles. Topics covered on their website include: health/toxics, farming, natural resources, energy choices, & health tips.

 

Lab Tests Online 

Started in 2001 by collaboration of professional societies representing the clinical laboratory community for the general public; search by test, conditions/diseases, screening age.

 

Mayo Clinic

 

MedlinePlus

Service of U.S. National Libraries of Medicine and National Institutes of Health

Medical Encyclopedia 

Medical Dictionary 

Many other search engines.

Ex. Eye infections.

 

National Institutes of Health NIH

National Cancer Institute

Cancer Topics, Clinical Trials, Cancer Statistics, many links to search for cancer info.

 

Specific Topics 

Handwashing

A simple step to help prevent infection and illness. The CDC's Wash Your Hands page gives all the details.

Antibacterial Household Products: Cause for Concern - CDC.

 

Health Considerations for the Garden

 

Immunizations

Check the CDC sites yearly for changes. Talk with your physician.

Child & Adolescent

Adult

 

HIV InSite

U of CA San Francisco; treatment, prevention, policy.

 

Lyme Disease 

Lyme disease is caused by the bacterium Borrelia burgdorferi and is transmitted in our area to humans by the bite of infected black-legged ticks. Further details at the CDC and Mayo Clinic websites.

 

Four Common Ticks of PA - PSU Dept of Entomology Entomological Notes.

 

Landscaping preventative measures by the CDC.

 

View the movie Under Our Skin to appreciate the long term effects on people with chronic Lyme Disease and to grasp the political forces involved in treating the disease.

 

Nutrition

Center for Science in Public Interest - consumer advocacy organization started in 1971 for nutrition and health, food safety, alcohol policy, and sound science.

 

Nutritive Values of Food, USDA Home & Garden Bulletin 72  HG-72, PDF

 

Calcium

Calcium supplements: Which supplements are best? - Mayo Clinic Registered Dietician. 

 

Vitamin D

Frequently Asked Questions About Vit D - Creighton U. Osteoporosis Research Center; many questions answered.

Vitamin D: How much do I need? - Mayo Clinic Registered Dietician; bottom line, more studies needed but guidlelines provided here.

Unraveling the Enigma of Vitamin D - National Academy of Sciences, history of Vitamin D research.

 

Osteoporosis

Osteoporosis treatment puts break on bone loss - Mayo Clinic Endocrinologist. Other links with this article.

 

PA Dept of State license verification

 

The Stroke Collaborative

A joint campaign of the American Academy of Neurology, the American College of Emergency Physicians, and the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association.

What are the Warning Signs of Stroke?

  • Walk — Is their balance off?
  • Talk — Is their speech slurred or face droopy?
  • Reach — Is one side weak or numb?
  • See — Is their vision all or partly lost?
  • Feel — Is their headache severe?

Call 911 even if the symptoms subside as immediate medical attention is needed. Stroke is the third-leading cause of death in the United States and a leading cause of disability.

 

 

 

 

 

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