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Provides resources to help consumers better understand their health and diagnosed conditions. Consult with a qualified health care professional for a diagnosis and for answers to your questions.
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Videos and Tools

From MedlinePlus, videos and cool tools provides health videos to watch, interactive tutorials, and calculators, quizzes and games to check your health status.

Ask Yale Medicine

This blog is your opportunity to ask questions of the physicians of Yale School of Medicine.

While it is no substitute for a professional diagnosis, and people must always consult with their personal physicians to make decisions about their course of treatment, the information provided here may help you make more informed choices.

Answers to questions will be posted on this site, not sent via email.

 

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MedlinePlus is the National Institutes of Health's Web site for patients and their families and friends. Produced by the National Library of Medicine, it offers reliable, up-to-date health information.

Useful Websites

  • Familydoctor.org
    All of the information within familydoctor.org has been written and reviewed by physicians and patient education professionals at the American Academy of Family Physicians. Topics include prevention and wellness, diseses and conditions, pregnancy and newborns, drug information, exercise and fitness, and sections for teens, kids and seniors.
  • Healthfinder.gov
    Coordinated by the Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Healthfinder.gov,  and is a resource for finding the best government and nonprofit health and human services information on the Internet.
  • InteliHealth
    Aetna's InteliHealth partnered with Harvard Medical School to create content and with the Columbia University College of Dental Health for their page Simple Steps to Better Dental Health. InteliHealth includes diseases and conditions, healthy lifestyle, a drug resource center and interactive tools.
  • MayoClinic.com
    MayoClinic.com includes a Find it Fast page to find information on specific diseases and conditions, symptoms, drugs and supplements, tests and procedures, and healthy living.  In addition to health news, there are recipes to for the Mediterranean diet, and online community, and free e-newsletters.
  • Medicare.gov – the Official U.S. Government Site for Medicare
    The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is a branch of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. CMS is the federal agency that administers the Medicare program and monitors the Medicaid programs offered by each state. This website answers your Medicare questions on managing your health, Medicare basics and eligibility, finding related resources for help, and a help & support page.
  • ToxTown
    An introduction to toxic chemicals and environmental health risks you might encounter in everyday life, in everyday places.

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