Use this page to link to other websites dedicated to health and wellness information. PCIP does not endorse these sites, but provides this list as a tool to aid in your search for information. Please consult your own health care professional for more specific medical advice.
General health information
www.ama-assn.org – provided by the American Medical Association. Go to the For Patients link for helpful information about AMA members as well as educational resources.
www.cbs.healthwatch.com – a service of CBS News, this site features current health news.
www.mayoclinic.com – Mayo Clinic Health Information's award-winning consumer website offers health information and self-improvement and disease management tools. MayoClinic.com's medical experts and editorial professionals bring you access to the knowledge and experience of Mayo Clinic for all of your consumer health information needs, from cancer, diabetes and heart disease to nutrition, exercise and pregnancy.
hms.harvard.edu/public/consumer – provided by Harvard Medical School, this site contains research news and patient resources on dozens of health conditions, including aging, breast cancer, diabetes, heart disease, nutrition and pregnancy.
www.my.webmd.com – addresses current health topics and maintains a medical library and other medical, health and wellness information.
familydoctor.org – contains health information for the whole family from the American Academy of Family Physicians.
caringinfo.org/stateaddownload – Document your wishes concerning medical treatments at the end of life with a state-specific advance directive provided by Caring Connections.
www.informedmedicaldecisions.org – The Foundation for Informed Medical Medical Decisions works to help patients make decisions regarding their treatment based on evidence and research.
www.medco.com – Medco provides affordable prescription benefits to millions of people nationwide, including PCIP enrollees. The Medco network includes more than 60,000 retail pharmacies. Medco also offers mail order prescription service designed to save on copayments/coinsurance on long-term medications. Go to the Medco website and register as a Medco member and you can order prescriptions online, find retail pharmacies in your area and check on the price of a prescription medication. You'll also have access to health and medical information, prescription drug news, product alerts and more. www.CRBestBuyDrugs.org – learn about the effectiveness, safety and cost of many widely used prescription drugs through this website from the nonprofit Consumers Union, publisher of Consumer Reports.
www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/druginformation – find information in consumer-friendly language for thousands of prescriptions and over-the-counter medications through this website from the National Library of Medicine.
www.nci.nih.gov – the National Cancer Institute provides updates on new research and offers information specifically for people with cancer and the people who care for them.
www.cancerpage.com – detailed information about 46 types of cancer including screening, prevention and treatment guidelines.
www.breastcancer.org – a non-profit breast cancer site providing an online community, the latest breast cancer research and information from experts.
www.oncolink.upenn.edu – a respected site on cancer therapies from the University of Pennsylvania.
www.pancreatica.org – this site provides a concentrated wealth of current and topical scientific and medical information about pancreatic cancer.
www.cdc.gov – the site for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is dedicated to promoting health and quality of life by preventing and controlling disease, injury and disability.
www.healthfinder.gov – developed by the U. S. Department of Health and Human Services, this site can lead you to online publications, databases, websites, support and self-help groups that produce reliable information related to specific diseases and conditions.
www.medlineplus.gov – a service of the National Library of Medicine, this site provides information on a variety of health topics. It includes a medical dictionary, directory of doctors, dentists and hospitals and access to consumer health libraries.
www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/druginformation – founded through the National Library of Medicine, this site offers much of the Food and Drug Administration's drug information in layman terms.
www.hhs.gov/familyhistory – the U.S. Surgeon General's Family History Initiative includes a web-based or downloadable tool called My Family Health Portrait that allows you to compile your personal family health history. You and your health care professionals can use your family history report to help develop disease prevention strategies tailored to your personal needs.
Men, women and children
www.WomensHealth.gov – sponsored by The National Women's Health Information Center, a project of The Office on Women's Health, U. S. Department of Health and Human Services, this site focuses on women's health issues.
www.kidshealth.org – up-to-date information about childhood behavior, diseases, infections and growing up healthy.
www.prostatehealth.com – this site offers information on early detection, diagnosis and treatment related to prostate health.
www.thefamilycaregiver.org – the National Family Caregivers Association site offers help for everyone caring for a loved one. The site includes information, guides, tips and resources to help family caregivers believe in themselves, protect their own health, reach out for help and connect with other family caregivers locally and through the national story project.
www.familycaregiving101.org – the first place to go for all first-time family caregivers looking for information on what to do when you are suddenly caring for a loved one who is ill or disabled. This site provides assistance, answers, new ideas and helpful advice.
www.snapforseniors.com – SNAPforSeniors provides consumers with helpful information and tools to make decisions about senior housing options.
www.aaaai.org – from the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology, this site offers facts about asthma and allergy diseases, patient support organizations and resources.
www.nia.nih.gov/alzheimers – facts, research, information and referral assistance on Alzheimer's disease.
www.americanheart.org – sponsored by the American Heart Association, this site provides information to help fight heart disease and stroke.
www.diabetes.org – information on living with diabetes provided by the American Diabetes Association.
www.headaches.org – educational resources, clinical trials and information on specific headache conditions and treatment provided by the National Headache Foundation.
www.lungusa.org – news and information about lung health and diseases, provided by the American Lung Association.