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Diabetes

American Diabetes Association - www.diabetes.org

Pre-Diabetes - www.diabetes.org/pre-diabetes.jsp
Learn more about helping to prevent your blood sugars from getting worse

Diet and Nutrition

Chowbaby.com - www.chowbaby.com/fastfood
Has the calorie information for most fast-food restaurants

Controlling your weight - http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/public/heart/obesity/lose_wt
Numerous tips, calculators and menus to help you

The Nutrition Source - http://www.hsph.harvard.edu/nutritionsource
Healthy eating guide from the Harvard School of Public Health

Healthy tips for eating out - http://www.americanheart.org/presenter.jhtml?identifier=1200010
Choose the type of restaurant and learn what to order

Gastroenterology

Colonoscopy - http://digestive.niddk.nih.gov/ddiseases/pubs/colonoscopy/
What it is and how to prepare

Gynecology

American Congress of Obstetrics and Gynecology - http://www.acog.org
Patient handouts on a number of topics

Birth Control/Contraception - http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus
Links that provide education about a number of options

HPV vaccine - http://www.cdc.gov/std/Hpv
Learn more about this new vaccine from the CDC

Pap smears - http://www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/factsheet/detection/Pap-test
More information on what it is and what the results mean

Heart Health

American Heart Association - http://www.americanheart.org
Index to a number of heart-related issues

CPR in 3 steps - http://www.depts.washington.edu/learncpr
Learn how to give simple CPR

National Heart, Lung and Blood institute - http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/hbp
Hypertension: Guide to lowering high blood pressure

Hematology/Oncology

National Cancer Institute - http://www.cancer.gov
Excellent resource for many of your questions about cancer

Medications

Drug Information Online - http://www.drugs.com

Food & Drug Administration - http://www.fda.gov

Centers for Disease Control - http://www.cdc.gov

Minnesota Department of Health - http://www.health.state.mn.us

PubMed - http://www.pubmed.gov

Medical Conditions & Medications to Treat - http://www.webmd.com

Mental Health/Psychiatry

Depression - http://www.nimh.nih.gov/health/publications/depression
Learn more about depression from the NIMH

National Institute of Mental Health - http://www.nimh.nih.gov/health/topics
Lean more about common mental health topics

ParentsMedGuide - http://www.parentsmedguide.org
Guide about medication use in treating childhood depression

Neurology

Dizziness and Vertigo - http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus
Index for a number of helpful resources from Medline Plus

Migraine Headaches - http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/migraine-headache/DS00120
Excellent Source from the mayoclinic.com website

Neurologic Disorders - http://www.ninds.nih.gov/disorders
An index of information from the National Institute of Neurologic Disorders and Stroke with links to support groups and other information

Obesity

LAP-BAND® System - http://www.lapband.com/
minimally invasive, safe and effective weight loss

Weigh-control Information Network - http://www.win.niddk.nih.gov/
up-to-date, science-based information on weight control, obesity, physical activity, and related nutritional issues

Calculate your BMI - http://www.nhlbisupport.com/bmi
Your body-mass-index gives you information about your risks

Ophthalmology/Optometry (eyes)

Minnesota Eye Consultants - http://www.mneye.com/
Learn more about eye diseases and surgery

American Academy of Ophthalmology - http://www.geteyesmart.org
Learn more about eye diseases, surgery, and general eye health

American Optometric Association - http://www.aoa.org
Learn more about eye diseases and general eye health

Donate your old glasses - http://www.lionsclubs.org/EN/our-work/sight-programs/index.php
Learn how to help others by donating your old glasses

Laser Eye Surgery - http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/lasereyesurgery.html
Links to more information to help you understand the procedures

National Eye Institute - http://www.nei.nih.gov/health
Facts about diseases of the eye

Orthopedics

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons - http://www.orthoinfo.aaos.org
Excellent resource for orthopedic issues

FootPhysicians.com - http://www.footphysicians.com
Information about foot and ankle disorders

Pediatrics

American Academy of Pediatrics - http://www.aap.org
Great resource for parents covering most health topics

Breastfeeding.com - http://www.breastfeeding.com
Helpful information to assist you on numerous topics

Vaccines and Immunizations - http://www.cdc.gov/vaccines
Learn more about vaccines from the CDC website

Pregnancy

American Academy of Pediatrics - http://www.aap.org
Great resource for parents covering most health topics

Women's Health.gov - http://www.womenshealth.gov/Pregnancy/
Information for a healthy pregnancy

Pulmonary/Sleep

Asthma - http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/asthma.html
A Medline page with helpful links to learn more about all aspects of asthma

Living well with COPD - http://www.chestnet.org
A helpful, in-depth guide

SleepEducation.com - http://www.sleepeducation.com
Learn about common sleep problems and how to help them

Rheumatology

Arthritis - http://www.arthritis.org
Learn more about arthritis and how to prevent it from the Arthritis Foundation

Gout - http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/gout/DS00090
Excellent gout resource from the Mayoclinic.com website

Osteoporosis - http://www.nof.org
Link to the National Osteoporosis Association for support and information

Sexual Health

Erectile dysfunction - http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/erectile-dysfunction/DS00162
Nice overview from the mayoclinic.com website

Sexually transmitted diseases - http://www.cdc.gov/STD
Link to the CDC website

Tobacco

Quitting - http://www.cdc.gov/tobacco/quit_smoking/
Tips on how to quit

Smokefree.gov - http://www.smokefree.gov/
Online guide to help you quit smoking

Other health websites with excellent medical information for all topics

Minnesota Hospital Association - http://www.mnhospitals.org/

Medline Plus - http://www.medlineplus.gov
Information about diseases, medications and more

FamilyDoctor.org - http://www.familydoctor.org/online/famdocen
An excellent site also available in Spanish

Healthfinder.gov - http://www.healthfinder.gov
Nice guide to healthy living

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