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Best of: Health    
Diseases .  Doctors/Hospitals .  Drugs .  Family Health .  Food/Nutrition .  Health/Wellness .  Health for Seniors .  Psychology/Self-Help .  Resources for People with Disabilities 

Diseases
Detroit Community AIDS Library:
Gateway to HIV/AIDS information for Detroit and Southeastern Michigan
Public Health Image Library - PHIL - Photographs & Illustrations:
PHIL offers an orgaized, universal, electronic gateway to Center for Disease Control's pictures

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Doctors & Hospitals
Hospital Compare:
Hospital Compare,from the US Department of Health & Human Services, has quality measures on how often hospitals provide some of the recommended care to get the best results for most patients. You will see some of the recommended care that an adult should get if being treated for a heart attack, heart failure or pneumonia, or having surgery.
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Drugs
MedWatch:
FDA safety information and adverse event reporting on prescription and over-the-counter drugs and other medical products.
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Family Health
Family Doctor:
Find health information for men, women, children and seniors on this site created by the American Academy of Family Physicians.
KidsHealth:
Physicians from the Nemours Foundation offer health articles and related resources for kids, teens and their parents.
The Dana Foundation: Brain Resources for Seniors:
Provides links to organizaions, books, newsletters, and other materials related to brain health, education, aging issues, and general resources for older adults and caregivers.
Your Child: Development & Behavior Resources:
This site from a panel of pediatricians at the University of Michigan provides information and select links about kids' development and behavior based on current research and expert opinion.
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Food & Nutrition
Choose My Plate:
MyPlate illustrates the five food groups that are the building blocks for a healthy diet using a familiar image—a place setting for a meal.
Food Timeline:
Includes foods and recipes arranged on a timeline based on print evidence and historical context. Created and maintained by a research librarian.
Plastic Fork Diaries:
Does what and how we eat affect who we are? You can be a part of this online community that follows middle school students as they explore the relationships between food, their bodies, and different cultures.
Shape Up America:
Founded by C. Everett Koop, this interactive site which promotes healthy weight and increased physical activity in America has many support features including printable exercise/food logs found in their motivation center.
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Health & Wellness
Center For Young Women's Health:
Information on physical and mental health for teen girls.
Directory of Information Resources Online:
The National Library of Medicine's searchable directory of health organizations and associations, research resources, and databases.
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Health for Seniors
Planning for Your Peace of Mind:
This online document from the Michigan Legislature provides instructions and forms for creating a Michigan statutory will, advance directives for health care, organ donation and personal recordkeeping (Adobe Acrobat Reader required).
AARP:
This nonprofit membership organization provides services to people 50 and over through informational resources and advocacy on consumer, legislative, and legal issues.
Elderhostel - Road Scholar:
This not-for-profit, worldwide educational and travel organization promotes lifelong learning for adults 55 and over.
Legal Hotline for Michigan Seniors:
A resource for the large network of service providers, caregivers, and seniors. It is designed to provide practical, easy-to-understand information dealing with issues of concern to seniors in Michigan. Additionally, it provides a way to ask questions of other service providers, caregivers, and seniors who may be faced with similar situations.
Macomb County Senior Citizen Services:
Find departmental services, referral resources, and links to other resources serving senior citizens.
National Council on the Aging:
This organization provides national news on topics concerning the aging, various programs and services offered through member organizations and agencies, and links to help aging people and their families.
National Institute on Aging:
This government site provides the latest research on aging and health information for the consumer.
National Institutes of Health - Health Information for Senior Citizens:
NIHSeniorHealth features authoritative and up-to-date health information from Institutes and Centers at NIH. In addition, the American Geriatrics Society provides expert and independent review of some of the material found on this web site. Each health topic includes general background information, open-captioned videos, quizzes and frequently asked questions (FAQs). New topics are added to the site on a regular basis. The web site's senior-friendly features include large print, short, easy-to-read segments of information and simple navigation. A "talking" function reads the text aloud and special buttons to enlarge the text or turn on high contrast make text more readable.
Nursing Home Compare:
This federal government site provides detailed information about the performance of every Medicare and Medicaid certified nursing home in the country and a checklist to help in selecting a nursing home.
The Area Agency on Aging 1-B:
The Area Agency on Aging 1-B (AAA 1-B) is a non-profit organization dedicated to preserving the independence, dignity, and quality of life of seniors, family caregivers and persons with disabilities residing in Livingston, Macomb, Monroe, Oakland, St. Clair and Washtenaw counties
USA.gov - Senior Citizens' Resources:
This government site addresses a variety of issues for seniors from health and retirement planning to consumer protection and travel and leisure.
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Psychology & Self-Help
American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry:
The AACAP is the leading national professional medical association dedicated to treating and improving the quality of life for children, adolescents, and families affected by these disorders.
American Psychological Association:
The American Psychological Association is the largest scientific and professional organization representing psychology in the United States, whose mission is to advance the creation, communication and application of psychological knowledge to benefit society and improve people's lives.
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Resources for People with Disabilities
ADA Home Page:
This site from the U.S. Department of Justice provides contact information for ADA regulations, legal documents, and free publications on the Americans with Disabilities Act as well as case settlement agreements.
Disabilities & Managed Care:
The Office of Disability, Aging and Long-Term Care Policy provides the big picture on a national level with data, survey results and studies; web links for consumers and policy makers are also included.
DRM Guide to Disability Resources on the Internet:
This nonprofit organization has a wealth of well-organized information including state resources, a monthly web watch for the best disability resources, and a popular pages section that can be browsed by topic area.
Michigan Commission for the Blind:
The mission of the Michigan Commission for the Blind (MCB) is to provide opportunity to individuals who are blind or visually impaired to achieve employability and/or function independently in society.
Michigan Rehabilitation Services:
This state site offers independent living resources, disability legislation information, vocational training information for people with disabilities, and related links to other sites and services.
Michigan's Dept. of Deaf and Hard of Hearing:
This state office concentrates on helping improve the lives of Michigan's 1 million Deaf and Hard of Hearing citizens. Our mission is affirming the indisputable right of Deaf and Hard of Hearing Persons to secure effective communication.
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