Health Links

Health News

Eurekalert!
Latest research released in health, social science and more
www.eurekalert.org
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Government Resources

Medline Plus
www.medlineplus.gov
Hundreds of health topics, drugs and supplement information, medical encyclopedia, clinical trials reports, news and resources.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
www.cdc.gov
Health and safety topics from birth defects to workplace safety, publications, reports, data, statistics, travel health advisories and advice, special articles on current hot health topics.

National Institute of Mental Health
www.nimh.nih.gov
Reducing the burden of mental illness and behavioral disorders through research on mind, brain, and behavior.

National Library of Medicine
www.nlm.nih.gov
General reference from the National Institutes of Health

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Health insurance

Medicare
www.medicare.gov
The federal health insurance program for the elderly and disabled

TennCare
www.state.tn.us/tenncare/
Tennessee’s health insurance program for the poor

BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee
www.bcbst.com
Insurance policies, information for subscribers and general health information

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Nursing homes and long-term care

Tennessee Health Care Association
www.thca.org
Long-term care facility trade group

Medicare Nursing Home Compare Tool
www.medicare.gov/NHCompare/

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Blogs

Health Expert Blogs
www.health.yahoo.com/experts
Experts share advice, tips and personal experiences on current topics.

Medgadget
www.medgadget.com
Internet journal of emerging medical technologies.

Best of the health blogs
www.medgadget.com/archives/2005/12/the_2005_medica_1.html

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Reference

Harvard Health Publications
www.health.harvard.edu
Newsletters, common medical conditions, wellness and prevention.

Mayo Clinic Health Oasis
www.mayoclinic.com
General information about diagnoses, symptoms and disease prevention

Healthline
www.healthline.com
Formerly YourDoctor.com. Based on original content by 1,100 physicians, specialists and medical editors. Searches “the top health web sites.”

www.ModernHealthcare.com
The industry’s leading source of health care business news.

WebMD
www.webmd.com
General information about disease, health care news

Mesothelioma Group
http://www.mesotheliomagroup.com/understanding-cancer/

American Childhood Cancer Society
http://acco.org/
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Mental Health

National Mental Health Association
www.nmha.org
The country’s oldest and largest nonprofit organization addressing all aspects of mental health and mental illness.

NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness)
www.nami.org
Grassroots organization serving the mentally ill and their friends and family

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
www.samhsa.gov
Federal agency offering assistance for those with mental illness or substance addictions
 
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Natural, holistic and alternative health

Herbs at a Glance
www.nccam.nih.gov/health/herbsataglance.htm
Fact sheets on herbs or botanicals, with common names, uses, potential side effects, and resources.

CHEO (Complementary Health Education Organization)
www.4cheo.org
Chattanooga and Cleveland-based group of natural, alternative and holistic health providers

American Holistic Health Association
www.ahha.org
Information and reference articles about a variety of holistic treatments for diseases

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State Government Info

Kaiser Foundation’s State Health Facts
www.statehealthfacts.kff.org/cgi-bin/healthfacts.cgi
Learn how your state stacks up on health status, health costs, minority and women’s health.

Tennessee Department of Health
www.state.tn.us/health
Birth, Death, Marriage and Divorce Records, restaurant inspections, abuse registry. Statistics and reports on methamphetamine abuse, West Nile virus, bird flu, Tennessee birth defects, hospital acquired infections and more.

Georgia Division of Public Health
www.health.state.ga.us
Locate your county health department, health data, publications, reports such as Spanish resource guide for families of children with hearing loss, and more.

Alabama Department of Public Health
www.adph.org
Information on dozens of health topics, health statistics, news, emergency preparedness advisories, news and disease alerts.

— Compiled by Kathy Gilbert and Emily Berry

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