HEALTH & WELLNESS RESOURCES
American Dental Association – Oral health related information for dentists and their patients, as well as dentist locator.
AMA (American Medical Association) Doctor Finder – Search for AMA physicians by name or by specialization.
Asbestos – The Mesothelioma Center’s website provides a searchable database of doctors and treatments.
Centers for Disease Control – Access to demographic and public health data, health information for travelers, health surveillance tools as well as health news and links to other government information resources.
Affordable Health Care Act – Connecticut State Library
Ebola Information from the State of Connecticut – Useful facts for state residents.
National Cancer Institute – Provides information on cancer topic, ongoing clinical trials, statistics, research and funding activities.
Flu.gov – Comprehensive government-wide information on seasonal, H1N1 (swine), H5N1 (bird) and pandemic influenza for everyone.
Food Composition Database – Allows simple searches of the USDA Food Composition Databases which includes the USDA National Nutrient Database for Standard Reference and the USDA Branded Food Products database
Healthfinder – Guide to health and human services databases, websites, and agencies.
Independent Student’s Guide to Healthcare – Information for young adults about insurance and getting medical help.
Kidshealth – Information about health, behavior, and development from before birth through the teen years free of “doctor speak”. Sections for parents, kids and teens.
Healthy Roads Media – health education materials in a variety of languages and formats.
Hospital Compare – Information on how the hospitals in your area care for all their adult patients with certain medical conditions. Compare the quality of care hospitals provide.
Household Products Database – Search by product name, ingredients, or chemical name. Provides Material Safety Data Sheet information.
InsuranceQuotes.org – A comprehensive health insurance guide for consumers.
Making a Difference in Mental Health Careers-The guide was created to inspire people to get involved––both professionally and as volunteers––in supporting people with mental health concerns and to become powerful advocates for this severely under-resourced area of global concern. It includes information on common mental health issues and how people in local communities can get involved. It also has apps and other resources to help those battling mental health issues.
Mayo Clinic – Access the experience and knowledge of the more than 3,700 physicians, scientists and researchers of Mayo Clinic. Features consumer health information on a wide range of diseases and conditions
MedlinePlus – A user-friendly source from the National Library of Medicine. Gives information on health, diseases, conditions, drugs; provides a medical encyclopedia and dictionaries; directories of doctors, dentists, and hospitals; health organizations.
The Mesothelioma Guide – Up-to-date information about living with mesothelioma, top doctors, treatment options, and more.
Physician Profile – For Connecticut-licensed physicians, gives specialty, education, languages spoken, board certification, and any malpractice actions.
Medicare – Nursing Home Compare – Find nursing homes in any city. Provides the past performance of every Medicare and Medicaid certified nursing home in the U.S.
Substance Misuse and Addiction Resources-a pamphlet from the National Library of Medicine that offers several free resources that can help answer questions about substance abuse, misuse, prevention, addiction, and treatment.
WebMD – Commercial site provides wide array of consumer health information resources.