Health
 
BEST HEALTH WEBSITES
(most reliable, updated information)
 
 
 
 
Consumer Health Complete
(POWER Library/Health  
 
 
 
HEALTH VIDEO WEBSITES
 
 
(Videos by physicians, Animations)
(POWER Library/Health) 
 
 
 
 
 
 
AFFORDABLE CARE ACT
         
            "It's Showtime for Health Care Reform: What the Affordable Care Act Means to You and Your Family" Consumer Reports Online Sept. 2013 (also printed in Consumer Reports Nov. 2013). 
                  
How You are Affected? (choose a hyperlinked article): I get insurance through work -- I buy insurance on my own or I don't have any -- I'm on Medicare -- Can I get help paying for insurance? -- Health insurance 101. 

            Health Law Helper  Learn about the new health law and how the online marketplaces for health insurance will function.  
                      This free, confidential tool, sponsored by Consumer Reports, explains the responsibilities and plan options tied to your situation. The site offers clear, unbiased advice and links to additional resources from Consumers Union. After answering a series of simple questions about your family size, income range, and current insurance situation (all held in strictest privacy), you will receive personalized information on what, if anything, you need to do next.
 
            HealthCare.gov  Health insurance marketplace, health insurance basics, getting lower costs on coverage. Enroll now in a plan that covers essential benefits, pre-existing conditions, and more.  Plus, see if you qualify for lower costs.

            Medicare.gov

AIDS/HIV
 
             UPDATES ON AIDS
                         "A Gene-Therapy Success: Penn Researchers Have Overcome Obstacles in Treating HIV Patients" by Marie McCullough. The Philadelphia Inquirer 9 May 2012: A.3. ProQuest.
                         AIDS/H.I.V.  updated from The New York Times' Times Topics. 

          
Clinton Health Access Initiative (CHAI)  

           
World Aids Day 2013 Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV/AIDS in U.S. and Global from the CDC  Very current

"AIDS Cases Drop, But Mostly Due to Revised Data." by Associated Press 19 Nov. 2007. MSNBC

"For First Time, AIDS Vaccine Shows Some Success" by Donald G. McNeil, Jr. New York Times 24 Sept. 2009. Member ID: nyt@lmtsd.org Password: lions2

The Man Who Could Beat AIDS by Alice Paul TIME 25 Jan. 2010: 44. ProQuest. Dr. David Ho and his team are hard at work to develop an AIDS vaccine.

"Study Cites Toll of AIDS Policy in South Africa" by Celia W. Dugger. New York Times 25 Nov. 2008. Thabo Mbeki's government could have prevented the premature deaths of 365,000 people, a new study says. Member ID: nyt@lmtsd.org Password: lions2

"U.N. Agency to Say It Overestimated Extent of H.I.V. Cases by Millions." by Donald McNeil Jr. New York Times 20 Nov. 2007. Member ID: nyt@lmtsd.org Password: lions2

UNAIDS: The Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS 
                  
UNAIDS by Country 

Alzheimer's
 
           "New Research on Understanding Alzheimer's" by Alice Park. TIME 31 Oct. 2010.

Alzheimers Association  

 
 
Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) from the CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)

Autism
 
            "Health Guide: Autism" The New York Times.  Free articles and multimedia from The Times, including information on symptoms, diagnosis, treatments, tests, and surgical procedures, as well as current news and interviews with leading experts.  
             Member ID: nyt@lmtsd.org Password: lions2
 
            "New Definition of Autism Will Exclude Many, Study Suggests" by Benedict Carey. The New York Times 19 Jan. 2012. Changes to the way autism is diagnosed may make it harder for many people who would no longer meet the criteria to get health, educational, and social services, researchers say. 
             Member ID: nyt@lmtsd.org Password: lions2
 
            "The End of an Epidemic?" by Bonnie Rochman. TIME 6 Feb. 2012. Why a proposed new definition of autism has parents and advocates worried.
             LMHS Library is a TIME subscriber. Use the Library login:  E-mail address: library@lmtsd.org  Password: lions5
            
            Autism: The Hidden Epidemic (Cover Story) by MSNBC News


            Autism Information Center from the CDC  
(Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)
 
            Autism Society: About Autism
 
Brain Surgery

            "The Calm Before the Brain Injury Was Discovered" by Marilyn Berger. New York Times 11 Oct. 2010. Member ID: nyt@lmtsd.org Password: lions2


Cancer

American Cancer Society Homepage  

Breast Cancer

       "Study Divides Breast Cancer Into Four Distinct Types" by Gina Kolata. New York Times 23 Sept. 2012. New findings are reshaping the understanding of breast cancer, pointing to the use of drugs approved for other cancers. “This is the road map for how we might cure breast cancer in the future,” a researcher said. Member ID: nyt@lmtsd.org Password: lions2

                  "Radiation May Cut Breast Cancer Recurrance" This video is posted on MSNBC.com: Nightly News with Brian Williams, 21 Oct. 2011. Breast cancer surgeon Dr. Beth DuPree of Holy Redeemer Hospital  joins Brian Williams to explain how radiation treatments after surgery can cut the recurrence of cancer. Member ID: nyt@lmtsd.org Password: lions2     

                  BreastCancer.org: Recommended by New York Times Health section on Sept. 30, 2008.

                  
"Panel Urges Mammograms at 50, not 40" by Gina Kolata. New York Times 16 Nov. 2009. The new recommendations, released Monday by an influential group, reverse longstanding guidelines. Member ID: nyt@lmtsd.org Password: lions2

                 
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Many Doctors to Stay Course on Breast Exams for Now" by Pam Belluck. New York Times 17 Nov. 2009.  Despite recommendations that women should start breast screening at 50, not 40, many doctors said they were not ready to make such a drastic change. Member ID: nyt@lmtsd.org Password: lions2

Compulsive Gambling from the MayoClinic.com

CrossFit: Forging Elite Fitness

Discovery Health from the Discovery Channel 

Drug Information from Medline, the National Library of Medicine  

Eating Disorders

            National Eating Disorders Association

Ebola

            "The Ebola Outbreak in West AfricaNew York Times' Times Topics, a collection of articles and multimedia 

            The Ebola Fighters They risked and persisted, sacrificed and saved. Editor Nancy Gibbs explains why the Ebola Fighters are TIME's choice for Person of the Year 2014. Use the Library  SIGN IN at School and from Home: E-mail address: library@lmtsd.org  Passwordlions5

            "Ebola Arrives in America" by David Von Drehle. TIME 2 Oct. 2014.  The West African epidemic lands stateside. (This online article appeared in the October 13, 2014 issue of TIME magazine.)  Use the Library  SIGN IN at School and from Home: E-mail address: library@lmtsd.org  Passwordlions5 

             
 CDC Centers for Disease Control and Prevention:  government website, reliable, current, authoritative  

Global Health from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Child Health, HIV/AIDS, Malaria, Poor Nutrition, Tuberculosis, Vaccine-Preventable Diseases

Healthfinder.gov Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services  

Healthline: Health search engine and medical information {Recommended by Erica B.}  

Learning Disabilities: Types, symptoms, diagnosis, and causes {Recommended by Ashley S.}  

MayoClinic.com: This world renowned medical research facility has thousands of doctors and scientists. You may ask an expert. Read articles, view videos, or listen to a podcast.

Mental Health

             National Institute of Mental Health  The mission of NIMH is to transform the understanding and treatment of mental illnesses through basic and clinical research, paving the way for prevention, recovery, and cure.

            
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration  SAMHSA is the agency within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services that leads public health efforts to advance the behavioral health of the nation. 

             MentalHealth.gov
  Provides one-stop access to U.S. government mental health and mental health problems information.

MyPlate sponsored by the Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion (CNPP), an organization of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA).  
               First lady Michelle Obama unveiled the new USDA MyPlate on June 2, 2011.  The previous food guide, MyPyramid, was criticized for being too confusing.  The new, simply designed MyPlate graphic will replace MyPyramid, and is designed to reflect the new USDA Dietary Guidelines for Americans.

National Institutes of Health (NIH): Health Information


The New York Times
Health Guides
: More than 3,000 topics described, illustrated and investigated with the latest updates. Be sure to read the NEWS and FEATURES section.
 
Nutrition
 
            "The Oz Diet" by Dr. Mehmet Oz, TIME 12 Sept. 2011. 
             LMHS Library is a TIME subscriber. Use the Library login:  E-mail address: library@lmtsd.org  Password: lions5

Virtual Sports Injury Clinic: Free virtual diagnosis and sports injury information.  

WebMD

 

 
 
  
Last Modified on December 12, 2014