Online Resources: Aging and Health

Information about health conditions

medlineplus.gov/ (note Health Topics)

www.cdc.gov/diseasesconditions/

www.hopkinsmedicine.org/healthlibrary

www.mayoclinic.org/patient-care-and-health-information

www.webmd.com/

guides.wsj.com/health/ (You do not need to subscribe - but this site may not work on a phone.)


Pronouncing medical dictionary

NO LONGER AVAILABLE - WE ARE LOOKING FOR A SUBSTITUTE THAT DOES NOT REQUIRE AN iPHONE medlineplus.gov/mplusdictionary.html


Credible online pharmacy for U.S. prescription drugs

www.healthwarehouse.com/ Note December 2017 Consumer Reports article on pricing.


Drug interaction checker

reference.medscape.com/drug-interactionchecker


"Beers List" of drugs to avoid or use with caution in older people

Beers List American Geriatrics Society 2015 Updated Beers Criteria for Potentially Inappropriate Medication Use in Older Adults


Health discussion right now

What patients and others are talking about just now (social-media search). Anyone can use these, free and no account or registration needed:

twitter.com/ (To search, enter your search word or phrase and click the magnifying-glass image on the home page. Hint: try searching for a specialized medical word, for example a drug name, preferably without using '#'.)

www.socialmention.com/


Find a doctor online

Check the website of your insurance plan (if you are insured) to see who is covered

www.healthgrades.com/

www.zocdoc.com/

www.yelp.com/ Set your location, then search for healthcare (for example)

www.medicare.gov/hospitalcompare (Compare local hospitals using government data)


Other

www.epatientdave.com/ Patient involvement and empowerment

www.drweil.com/ Holistic treatment and healthy living information

www.panfoundation.org/index.php/en/ Helps pay for treatment for certain underinsured patients

ted.com/talks/jane_fonda_life's_third_act TED talk on the longevity revolution: we are living on average 34 years longer than our great grandparents, a whole new adult lifespan.

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