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Health Resources and Links
PREMIUM RESOURCES: Databases brought to you by Mobile Public Library, Alabama Public Library Service and the Alabama Virtual Library.
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The Affordable Care Act
Healthcare.gov - Enrolling and subsidies.
Local Assistance Finder - Organizations offering personal help by zipcode.
Alabama Dept. of Insurance Frequently Asked Questions
Alabama Dept. of Insurance - Insurance Related Provisions
Kaiser Family Foundation Health Reform Site - Subsidy Calculator, videos, summary of the Act, timeline. interactive maps.
TurboTax Health Care Subsidy Calculator - Also known as a Premium Tax Credit.
Need help? Contact one of these local "Navigators"
Providence Hospital Navigator phone.251-633-1540
Catholic Social Services phone 251-424-1550
Medicare.gov - Info about Medicare, the Prescription Plans, etc. Register with My.Medicare.gov to access personalized information regarding Medicare benefits and services.
Medicare Plan Finder
AARP Medicare Prescription Drug Coverage: Your Questions Answered.
Consumer Reports Advice Managing Medicare
1-800-AGE-LINE (243-6541) offers counseling services to people on Medicare and families. (State Health Insurance Assistance Program)
The Area Agency on Aging of the South Alabama Regional Planning Commission - call the Mobile Office (251) 433-6541 for help with enrollment.
Diseases and Conditions
Agency For Healthcare Research and Quality - Latest evidence-based information for improving health from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Compare medical treatments, understand diseases & conditions, get safer care, and assistance choosing quality care. Videos and podcasts in Spanish.
Coping with Disasters - Links from the National Library of Medicine.
DIRLINE - Directory for locating health and biomedical organizations offering information, referral, and support for various diseases and conditions.
Medline Plus - Drug, disease and health information, articles, tutorials etc.from the National Library of Medicine.
Mayo Health - Easy to understand info on diseases and conditions, drugs and supplements, treatments, and healthy living.
The Merck Manual Consumer Edition - Online edition for the health consumer resource.
worldAIDSday.org (December 1st) - "...features information on AIDS awareness and activism; facts and figures about the virus, the disease, and its global effects; and the latest AIDS/HIV related news, press releases, and event information."
Back and Spine
Back Pain Resource Center - Alternative back pain treatment options.
Spine-health.com - Back pain treatment and relief options explained.
Spina Bifida Association of America
American Cancer Society
Komen Breast Cancer Foundation
National Cancer Institute - Information on detecting, treating, and coping with cancer.
Center Watch - Clinical trials for new treatments listed.
Clinical Trials - U.S. National Institutes of Health accounting of clinical trials in medical research.
Oncolink - Cancer issues from screening and finances to support and clinical trials.
CDC: Diabetes Public Health Resource
American Heart Association - Warning signs of heart disease and stroke, exercise programs, and healthy nutrition.
American Institute of Stress
West Nile Virus
CDC Q and A
CDC West Nile Page
Medline Plus - Drug, diseases, and health information, articles from the National Library of Medicine
LactMed - Database of drugs and their effects on breast feeding.
Ozanam Charitable Pharmacy - Provides free prescription medications to people who have no other means of securing their medications. Only NON-NARCOTIC prescriptions will be considered. Assistance is based on the availability of the medication, and the ability of the applicant to provide documentation of financial need.
Directory of Prescription Drug Assistance Programs - Help low-income people to find assistance with prescription drugs.
Buying Medicines and Medical Products Online - Tips and warnings for consumers thinking of buying prescription or over-the-counter drugs online from U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
Exercise and Fitness
Letsmove.gov - America's move to raise a healthier generation of kids
One Fit Mobile - City-wide health and fitness activities, education, and encouragement.
Shape Up America! - Assess your activity level. Cyberkitchen calculates what to eat to maintain, lose, or gain weight.
Ask Dr. Weil - Alternative medicine
Hardin Meta Directory - Links from the Hardin Library for Health Sciences.
Health Central - Dr. Dean Edell and health assessment tools .
Helpline Information and Referral - Anonymous and confidential resource for Mobile, Baldwin, Clarke and Washington counties. 251-431-5111
Health and Safety Database of Household Products
Insure Kids Now - Info on low-cost or free health insurance for your kids.
Live Better Mobile - Helping Mobilians make positive changes in health and lifestyle.
Medical Library Association Top Ten Most Helpful Websites
MedHelp - Non-profit organization which resources for patients and their families.
NNLM MultiLingual Health - Links sorted by language.
National Women's Health Information Center
Recalls.gov - get recall info on medicine.
Rosacea Research and Development Institute - Independent research foundation.
Resource Guide on Children's Environmental Health
Toxtown - Tracking environmental health risks.
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Health Topics A - Z
Veterans' Health Care Info
National Mental Health Association
Encyclopedia of Psychology
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
Mental Help Net
American Dietetic Association
The Blonz Guide - Nutrition, food and health resources.
The Low Fat Vegetarian Recipe Archive
Nutrient Database - Nutrient content of foods.
We Can! - Nutrition site for kids and parents.
Alabama Board of Nursing - Nursing degrees, examinations, and licensing.
Alabama Department of Public Health
Travel Nursing Blogs
Centers for Disease Control - Stats, fact sheets, news, and travel advice.
Medical Library Association
MedLinePlus - Drug, disease and health information, articles, tutorials etc.from the National Library of Medicine.
The Merck Manual Home Edition - Online edition for the health consumer resource.
National Institutes of Health - Portal for health resources in English and Spanish.
The National Library of Medicine
PubMed - Search for free MedlinePlus, NIH Clinical Alerts and the NLN Gateway.
Free Medical Journals - Provides links to +1,000 medical journals that are available