Below are websites that contain useful health-related information. These sites are maintained and reviewed by medical experts. You can “surf” them, confident that the information is accurate and up to date.
For General Health Information
Medline Plus Maintained by the National Institute for Health, providing excellent information on a vast number of topics, written in a way that our patients will find easy to understand and useful. This tends to be more disease based; a good place to look if you want to learn more about a particular disease, treatment or medication.
Mayo Clinic Maintained by the Mayo Clinic, another great resource for reviewed information. This tends to present more information about ways to stay healthy, such as tips for exercise, recipes, and safety.
Family Doctor Site maintained by the American Academy of Family Physicians, with very good general information in addition to many videos about health conditions (look to the far, upper right corner of the opening page).
Cochrane Review Provides more technical information regarding evidenced-based treatments for diseases. A good place to look if you are a bit of computer savvy and have a medical decision to make.
For Information about more specific topics:
Lyme Disease Information Visit this link to the New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services site for the latest information about Lyme disease and other tick-borne illnesses.
H1N1 Information from State of NH Up to date influenza information from the State of New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services.
CDC Travel If you are heading out, particularly overseas, visit this site for up to date travel information.
Pediatric Vaccine Safety The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia presents information on childhood vaccines, with a series of videos we encourage all parents of young children to review.
Prostate Cancer Screening A brief review from the NIH regarding the pros and the cons of screening for prostate cancer, particularly with reference to the PSA (Prostate Specific Antigen) blood test. We encourage all men over the age of 40 to review this topic.
Low Glycemic Index Diet Low glycemic index foods may be helpful for those with elevated blood sugars and those struggling to lose weight. In fact, we all can likely benefit from following this concept!
Helpguide.org This is an excellent resource for ‘all things mental health’, add free and maintained by Harvard Medical School. Whether it is depression, anxiety, substance abuse or day to day stress, this site offers a great deal of information regarding causes, symptoms and common sense strategies to start feeling better such as relaxation techniques.
Smoking Cessation Resources:
Many resources are locally available to assist those working toward a tobacco-free future. Check out these resources and come see us for help!
Quitworks-NH Provides a mechanism for providers to connect their patients to the state of NH tobacco treatment services. We can download referral forms and send to the NH Try-To-Stop Tobacco Resource Center, which will enroll you in telephone counseling services. Please let us know if you are interested in this service.
The NH Tobacco Help Line 1-800-QUIT NOW (1-800-784-8669) is the quitline for New Hampshire residents and is part of the National Network of Tobacco Cessation Quit Lines. The interactive website provides links to multiple resources for NH residents.
Nicotine Anonymous This is a free, non-profit support group that offers a 12-step program to help its participants quit smoking. The website provides connections to online meetings, a list of telephone meetings and links to local group meetings, including one in Dover, New Hampshire.
Freedom from Smoking Online This is the American Lung Association’s free online smoking cessation program.