Patient Health Resources
www.avhaspen.org — The Aspen Valley Hospital Website.
www.vvh.org — Valley View Hospital website, located in Glenwood Springs, Colorado.
General Health Information
www.familydoctor.org — The Family Doctor website was created by the American Academy of Family Practice and provides reliable information for patients on many types of medical conditions. Spanish version information is also available on this site.
www.cdc.gov — The Center for Disease Control website was established by the US Department of Health and Human Services to educate and provide for the health and safety of Americans. It is a good resource for health related travel information among other things.
www.health.gov/NHIC — The National Health Information Center is a health information referral service established by the US Department of Health and Human Services that puts health professionals and consumers in touch with organizations that can provide answers.
www.medicare.gov — The US Government site providing information on Medicare with databases for health plans, Medigap policies etc.
www.healthfinder.gov — This is a service provided by the US Department of Health and Human Services and includes a variety of information recourses for consumers.
www.medlineplus.gov — A service of the US National Library of Medicine and the National Institute of Health which contains a medical encyclopedia and dictionary and information on current health topics.
www.healthfinder.gov/HealthAtoZ — A medical and health care resource for patients, their families, friends and health care workers.
www.health.discovery.com — This is part of the Discovery Channel‘s website which includes up to date medical news.
www.drkoop.com — This is former Surgeon General Dr Koop‘s website which aims to provide accurate, reliable information and tools necessary for promoting a well informed public.
www.webmd.com — This website contains a searchable database with today’s news and health information.
www.medicinenet.com — This site contains updated information on current health issues and includes a searchable medical dictionary for medications and diseases.
www.mayoclinic.com — This site is directed by physicians, scientists and educators and is updated daily to bring the most relevant health information available to consumers.
www.intelihealth.com — Aetna’s website featuring Harvard Medical School’s Consumer Health Information is a source of current medical news with a database of information on men’s, women’s, children’s and senior’s health.
www.hopkinsmedicine.org — Information from John’s Hopkins on a variety of medical topics.
www.immunize.org — The Immunization Action Coalitions website that is the nation’s premier source for immunization information
www.needymeds.org — A website by a nonprofit organization to help people who can’t pay for their medications.
www.consumerreportsmedicalguide.org — Affiliated with Consumer Reports, trusted information on the safety, side effects and interactions of over 900 drugs and natural medications; also see naturaldatabaseconsumer.com for more information.
Men’s Health Information
www.ahrq.gov/ppip/healthymen.htm — A men’s health checklist.
Women’s Health Information
www.ahrq.gov/ppip/healthywom.htm — A woman’s health checklist.
www.4women.gov — This is the National Woman’s Health Information Center website which is part of the US Department of Health and Human Service.
Children’s Health Information
www.aap.org — The American Academy of Pediatricians website.
www.talkingwithkids.org — A website dedicated to aiding parents in discussing a variety of sensitive subjects with children and teens including violence, substance abuse and sexuality. Information is also available in Spanish.
www.teenhealthFX.com — A website geared towards adolescents which can answer difficult to ask health questions.
www.breastfeeding.com — Breast feeding information and support including a guide to lactation consultants.
www.medelabreastfeedingus.com — Specific information about breast pumps for breast feeding.
Other Specific Health Information
www.diabetes.org — The website of the American Diabetes Association.
www.americanheart.org — The website of the American Heart Association.
www.lungusa.org — The website of the American Lung Association.
www.arthritis.org — The website of the Arthritis Fund.
www.ada.org — The website of the American Dental Association.
www.quitline.com — A resource to help you stop smoking.