Friday, December 27, 2013

New Year, Healthier You!

Online Health and Wellness Information for Families
'Tis the season for resolutions. If you are looking for reputable resources about health and wellness topics or about health or medical concerns for yourself or for a family member, several options are available to help you get the answers you need.

MedlinePlus is the National Institutes of Health's go-to web site for consumer health information. Produced by the National Library of Medicine, it brings you information about diseases, conditions, and wellness issues in language you can understand. MedlinePlus offers reliable, up-to-date health information, anytime, anywhere, for free.

Health Information for Ages 60+
NIH Senior Health is designed with older adults in mind. The site comes equipped with readability tools and highlights health and aging topics of interest to older people -- such as Alzheimer's disease, balance problems, shingles, diabetes, and glaucoma. A special section features personal stories of older adults who regularly engage in exercise and physical activity, highlighting the benefits gained from walking, jogging, dancing, swimming, yoga, etc.

Healthnet: Connecticut's Consumer Health Information Network
Healthnet is a program that provides health information to the public. Experienced medical information professionals will research a medical topic for you and provide you with a free customized packet of information based on your specific need. The services are provided to Connecticut residents by the University of Connecticut Health Center’s Lyman Maynard Stowe Library. You may also use the Health Center Library to do your own research. Connecticut's reSearch Engine
Check out a stunning array of free databases available to any Connecticut resident with a library card. Scroll down to the Health and Science section and please be sure to peruse a wealth of link-to resources under Other Health Resources.

Chatham Health District : Living Healthy
The Chatham Health District serves the towns of East Haddam, East Hampton, Haddam, Hebron, Marlborough and Portland and provides an array of public health programs. The District's web site offers links to resources about healthy living and creating healthier physical and social environments.