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Calories and Carbohydrates

The American Dietetic Association has a very informative site for healthful eating. 

Calorie Calculator - Helps you find how many calories you need for attaining or maintaining specific weights

Carbohydrate counter is useful for diabetics or for anyone interested in "low-carb" dieting.

Food Insight from the International Food Information Council Foundation. Offers information on food safety and nutrition.

Nutrients in Foods from the USDA. Find out about food composition and nutrition.

Prevention Magazines' site offers weight-loss tips, menus, recipes, fitness help and more.

Clinical Trials

Clinical Studies sponsored by the National Institute of Health, other Federal agencies, and the pharmaceutical industry. Includes summary of the purpose of the study, recruiting status, criteria for patient participation, location of the trial, and contact information.

CenterWatch - Clinical Trials Listing Service : patient and general resources.

Crisis Information

New Hampshire Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Violence

Plan-For-Change - Although this is not local, help and direction can be found here.

Drugs

Drug Store contains drug information, and also has health, beauty, wellness, personal care, and guides to medications, toiletries, cosmetics and more. This is definitely a commercial site, but offers a lot of information, too. 

Healthy New Hampshire provides information about end of life matters, financial assistance for prescription drugs, and much more. 

New Hampshire Medication Assistance Guide - Local programs that may help you pay for your prescription medications.

Prescription Assistance - Partnership for Prescription Assistance assists people of all ages obtain needed prescriptions if finances are an issue.

Health Services

Community Health Services - This organization will help find health care and support services for the uninsured; their goal is expanding and improving access to health care services for those who donít qualify for other public assistance programs. CHS serves Atkinson, Chester, Danville, Derry, Hampstead, Londonderry, Plaistow, Salem, Sandown and Windham.

Chronic Disease Prevention and Control, at the NH Department of Health and Human Services is a resource guide for those living with a chronic or life-threatening condition.

Dentists and Dental Hygienists in Massachusetts can be located through this website. Disciplinary history, if any, is listed.

Hospital information and data

National Alliance for the Mentally Ill: New Hampshire offers self-help, support, education, and more, dedicated to improving the lives of people affected by serious mental illness.  

New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services - for forms, manuals, and all kinds of information.

Quality Health Care in New Hampshire -

 is a website which provides consumers with reliable, honest data about the treatments for heart attacks, heart failure, and pneumonia along with information related to preventing surgical infection.  The measures displayed represent those processes that have been scientifically proven to increase the chance that patients will have a positive outcome.

The goals of this website are to:
  1. Assist consumers in becoming more informed about what they should expect from their providers and why those treatments are important, and;
  2. Assist hospitals and clinicians by providing validated information on evidence-based measures of clinical care so they can see how they are doing relative to others in the state and themselves over time.  This information will also serve as a mechanism for sharing best practices.

SeniorNet is a national non-profit organization covering many topics from health matters to consumer issues.

Legal

DocBoard database lists qualifications, awards, disciplinary history and paid malpractice claims, if any, in the last 10 years.  You may search by state.

Healthcare Directives -  this information regards end-of-life issues and legal forms. For New Hampshire information click here .

Long-term health care has become a hot topic. The NH Department of Health and Human Services has a site to assist you. In addition, this  Long Term Care website has links to many sources of information. Keep in mind that this site is maintained by a person who experienced long term care issues personally, not by a healthcare organization or company. 

Making Medical Decisions for Someone Else - a project of the Probate Court of NH and other interested groups.

Massachusetts Physicians database lists qualifications, awards, disciplinary history and paid malpractice claims, if any, in the last 10 years. 

New Hampshire State Board of Medicine's Disciplinary Actions issued since 1986. Their Homepage guides you to physicians in New Hampshire.

 Medical Information

The American Medical Association site offers a physician finder, medical information, journal articles, and more. Some  information is available for members only (fee-based), but much is available for free.

Diagnostic and Surgical Procedures presented by Parkland Medical Center's website offers definitions, what to expect prior to, during, and after procedures, risk factors and possible complications, and much, much more. For animated versions of selected procedures, click here.

Family Doctor is a site sponsored by the American Academy of Family Physicians.

Flu information from the New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services.

Harvard Medical School Family Health Guide Online partners with their print version (available in the library) to offer excerpts from the print source as well as information not included in the text. Some searches refer users to the book, but other features are available such as lists of questions about specific conditions that users can print and bring to medical appointments. 

Harvard Medical School's Consumer Health Information is a comprehensive site covering Diseases and Conditions, Healthy Lifestyle, Your Health, and "Look It Up" which includes symptoms, a medical dictionary, drug resource center, and more. 

Head Injury information, including sports injuries and their consequences.

Healthfinder Just about everything to be found on the Internet to do with health is here. It is a gateway to consumer health information from the U.S. government and includes links to selected online publications, databases, Web sites, and support and self-help groups, as well as the government agencies and non-profit organizations that produce reliable health information for the public.

Mayo Health Oasis is a well-designed site, rich in information, from a long-respected organization. 

MEDLINE Plus - Over 500 health topics, daily news updates, drug information, and interactive health tutorials are available here.

Merck Manual of Medical Information - This is the web version of the 2009 edition of the popular Merck Manual with updates.

MyWebMD is a comprehensive site covering diseases and conditions, a medical library, fitness, health and wellness, medical articles, and more.

Miscellaneous

Icon Health Publications: Official Health Sourcebooks offer books on hundreds of conditions, with links to purchasing print, Adobe, and e-book downloads of information. Each medical condition includes a glossary accessible from the website as well as the table of contents from the book. This website is helpful for those who need to purchase information on medical conditions immediately.

Parent to Parent of New Hampshire  is the website for a statewide network of families willing to share experiences about children with temporary or long-term special medical, emotional, developmental or learning challenges. In addition, calling 1-800-698-LINK, connects you to a comprehensive Information and Referral service. 

Seniors

Assisted Living information

Healthcare Directives -  this information regards end-of-life issues and legal forms. For New Hampshire information click here .

Long-term health care has become a hot topic. The NH Department of Health and Human Services has a site to assist you. In addition, this  Long Term Care website has links to many sources of information. Keep in mind that this site is maintained by a person who experienced long term care issues personally, not by a healthcare organization or company. 

Making Medical Decisions for Someone Else - a project of the Probate Court of NH and other interested groups.

Medicare - This is the official U.S. Government site for Medicare information.

National Institute on Aging - from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

SeniorNet is a national non-profit organization covering many topics from health matters to consumer issues.

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01/17/14