EVALUATING HEALTH INFORMATION – It is important to evaluate the health resources that you use to provide your family with information. (“Dr. Google” really doesn’t have his medical degree and Web M.D. is supported with advertising, for example.) Use this source to evaluate health information.
HEALTHCARE.GOV – This site directs you, based on your state of residence, to purchase insurance through either the appropriate state or federal health insurance marketplace.
CDC HEALTHY LIVING SITE – The Centers for Disease Control’s (CDC’s) healthy living site covers specific health conditions, health at different life stages, and health considerations for specific populations.
MEDICARE – Medicare is a health insurance program for people aged 65 and over who have paid into the system through payroll taxes on their wages. In order to receive benefits, you need to enroll. This page, getting started with Medicare, gives more information about setting up Medicare.
MEDICAID – Provides information on health care coverage for financially-needy parents with children, children, people with disabilities, elderly people, and pregnant women in Mississippi.
HEALTH – Health resources from the federal government.
HEALTH FINDER – From the US Department of Health and Human Services, this site covers health from A-Z, with topical and timely information and reliable health content.
CONSUMER HEALTH COMPLETE – Consumer Health Complete supports the information needs of patients and fosters an overall understanding of health-related topics. This resource provides content covering all key areas of health and wellness, from mainstream medicine to the many perspectives of complementary and holistic medicine.
MAYO CLINIC – Patient care information, healthy living information, symptoms, treatments, and drugs and supplements information.
AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY – Get expert information, reduce your cancer risk, find help managing treatment and recovery, and see what is happening in cancer research – everything you need to know to help yourself or a loved one.
MEDICINE PLUS – Trusted health resource containing health information for all ages, including featured health topics, drugs and supplements, and videos and tools.
MERCK MANUAL – From developing new therapies that treat and prevent disease to helping people in need, Merck is committed to improving health and well-being around the world. The Manual was first published in 1899 as a service to the community. The legacy of this great resource continues as the Merck Manual in the US and Canada and is provided free to assist with consumer health information.
NATIONAL LIBRARY OF MEDICINE eRESOURCES FOR HEALTH SEARCHABLE INDEX – Look for information about health in an easy-to-use searchable format designed to help you answer the questions you have.
MERCK VETERINARY MANUAL – Pets are people, too! Merck & Co., Inc., has a long history of providing medical information to both human and animal health care professionals. For more than 60 years, the Merck Veterinary Manual (MVM) has provided veterinarians and other animal health professionals with concise and authoritative information on diseases and management of food-producing, companion, laboratory, and exotic animals.
The Merck Veterinary Manual (MVM) and its pet owner derivative, PetHealth, have very vibrant and popular social media channels, with more almost 400,000 highly engaged fans.