Health Information

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Information found on these sites is not intended to replace advice from physicians or health care professionals. 

These links by no means represent the full amount of information of any given subject that may be found on the Internet. Most sites are selected from government and non-profit agencies, professional associations and academic institutions with programs in specialized topics. They have been chosen on the basis of authority, scope, currency, and stability. Private or corporate sites included have been highly rated by reviewers specialized in web site evaluation.

Affordable Health Care Act Information

Covered California
Learn about different health care plans, find out if you are now eligible for Medicare and get assistance in finding a plan right for you.

United States Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
A site designed for the consumer seeking information about where to find health care coverage under this new law. There is also information applicable to those who already have health care coverage through their employer and what small business owners should know. Signing ups for updates is also available.

General Health Sites

American Medical Assocation
This is an excellent site with a wealth of health information. Look under Patients, Health Information, Medical Library. for information on Children's, Men's Women's and Senior Health, as well as diseases and therapies. This website also features a Physician Select, providing biographical information, such as education and specialty board memberships for listed physicians.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
News releases and information on specific diseases are only some of the information available.

Children's Nutritional Collection
This site features expert reviewed resource books, storybooks, cookbooks, CD’s and web sites to inspire children ages 4 to 9 to develop healthy eating and physical activity habits.
Health information for the whole family from the American Academy of Family Physicians.

This is the National Institutes of Health's site for all types of health information and is a good place to start.  

A large site with doctor approved health information about children from before birth thorough adolescence created by the Nemours Foundation’s Center for Children’s Health Media.

The Mayo Clinic's website for patient health information.

Includes health topics, drug information, dictionaries and directories. A service of the National Library of Medicine and the National Institutes of Health. In Spanish.

National Cancer Institute: Cancer information from the National Cancer Institute.

PubMed, a service of the National Library of Medicine, provides access to over 11 million MEDLINE citations back to the mid-1960's and additional life science journals. PubMed includes links to many sites providing full text articles and other related resources.

Yolo County Health Department
This site provides information on the services provided by the YCHD.

Specialized Health Sites

Allergy, Asthma & Immunology Online
Published by the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology. It contains patient information as well as an allergist locator. Focus tends to be for information on allergies and asthma, rather than immunology.

American Cancer Society
This site provides information on your local American Cancer Society, latest cancer research and newspaper articles, educational material on 44 different types of cancers, information for cancer patients and families of cancer patients, alternative therapies, web resources and an online bookstore.

American Diabetes Association
A comprehensive site on diabetes whose mission is to prevent and cure diabetes and to improve the lives of all people affected by diabetes.

American Heart Association
The AHA's site has information for the patient and professional. The following may be of particular interest: Warning Signs: What's Your Risk?

American Psychological Association
The APA offers many free publications related to psychological issues.

Arthritis Foundation
The national non-profit foundation is a starting point and has some educational materials. Includes listings of unproven and harmful remedies.

An award-winning web site sponsored by the well-known national organization CH.A.D.D. (Children and Adults with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder). Contains online fact sheets addressing such issues as: parenting a child with ADHD, treating a child with ADHD, ADHD in the classroom and legal rights.

HIV InSite
Comprehensive up-to-date information on HIV/AIDS treatment, prevention, and policy from the University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine.

Mental Health Net
This award-winning site is maintained by the corporate information management company, CMHC Systems, specializing in mental health. Advertising is minimal and the information well presented.

National Eye Institute
Includes information on a variety of eye-related diseases and injuries along with a glossary and diagrams of the eye.