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Enrollment for New Health Insurance Exchanges Begins on Oct 1, 2013; HealthCare.gov Updated to Help Consumers Prepare

The U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) announced on June 24 that open enrollment for the new federally-run health insurance exchange (called the “Health Insurance Marketplace”) being implemented under the Health Care Law, will begin October 1, . . . → Read More: Enrollment for New Health Insurance Exchanges Begins on Oct 1, 2013; HealthCare.gov Updated to Help Consumers Prepare

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New USFDA Website Warns of Dangers of Buying Drugs Online

Many consumers, especially those who do not have health insurance, may consider purchasing prescription medicines from an online pharmacy — both to save money and for the convenience of shopping online. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has published . . . → Read More: New USFDA Website Warns of Dangers of Buying Drugs Online

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Be Aware of Health Frauds Online

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration warns consumers to be careful when buying medicine and other health products online. They advise that some websites sell medicine that may not be safe and could put your health at risk. They . . . → Read More: Be Aware of Health Frauds Online

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The FDA's Role in Reviewing the Safety & Efficacy of Dietary Supplements

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) makes clear that it does not conduct a pre-market review of dietary supplements. Dietary supplements are not approved by the government for safety and effectiveness before they are marketed. However, Vasilios H. . . . → Read More: The FDA’s Role in Reviewing the Safety & Efficacy of Dietary Supplements

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New High Value Care Guides for Patients Are Jointly Announced by American College of Physicians & Consumer Reports

The American College of Physicians (ACP) and Consumer Reports jointly announced yesterday that they will work together to produce a new series of “High Value Care” guides to help patients understand what are appropriate treatments for common health problems. . . . → Read More: New High Value Care Guides for Patients Are Jointly Announced by American College of Physicians & Consumer Reports

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New Patient Guides & Treatment Decision Aids Provided by AHRQ

The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), part of the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) is providing a new series of Guides for Patients and Consumers. These new Guides for Patients and Consumers include Consumer . . . → Read More: New Patient Guides & Treatment Decision Aids Provided by AHRQ

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Health Information Website by NIH Provides Updated Consumer Health Information

The Health Information website of the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH) provides constantly updated consumer health information. It is located at: Seniors’ Health Men’s Health The MedlinePlus Guide to Healthy Web Surfing How to Evaluate Health Information on . . . → Read More: Health Information Website by NIH Provides Updated Consumer Health Information

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Updated Information on Prescription Drugs Provided by US Govt Websites

The U.S. Government’s official web portal, USA.gov, indicates that as of July 20, 2011, updated information has been added to several government websites providing information and resources on prescription medications, drug interactions, and coverage of prescription drug costs. Many . . . → Read More: Updated Information on Prescription Drugs Provided by US Govt Websites

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Cleveland Clinic – A-Z Guide to Consumer Health Information

Cleveland Clinic’s website features an A to Z guide to consumer health information.  This is a very good place to start to obtain basic information about any of a great number of diseases or conditions that may affect your . . . → Read More: Cleveland Clinic – A-Z Guide to Consumer Health Information

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Diseases and Conditions – MayoClinic.com

Link to Mayo Clinic’s Information on Medical Conditions and Diseases -  A to Z. This is a good place to start in your research of the various medical conditions with which your senior loved one may be challenged. Get . . . → Read More: Diseases and Conditions – MayoClinic.com

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How to Give Continuous Chest Compression CPR

A Mayo Clinic presentation of how to give CPR to to those who have suffered a heart attack. This is a new method of CPR called Continuous Chest Compression CPR, which does not involve breathing into the mouth of . . . → Read More: How to Give Continuous Chest Compression CPR

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NIHSeniorHealth: Videos on Senior Health, Medical and Wellness Topics

A collection of multiple videos on over 36 different medical conditions and related topics, presented by the National Institutes of Health, SeniorHealth Website. This is an excellent resource for basic information on most common medical conditions faced by seniors, . . . → Read More: NIHSeniorHealth: Videos on Senior Health, Medical and Wellness Topics

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A Helpful Guide Book to Home Caregiving by the American Medical Association

The American Medical Association Guide to Home Caregiving provides information on how to: Arrange a room to adapt to a loved one’s needs Give medications, monitor symptoms, deal with incontinence, provide emotional support, and relieve boredom Choose a home . . . → Read More: A Helpful Guide Book to Home Caregiving by the American Medical Association

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HealthFinder.gov

HealthFinder.gov, a website operated by the National Health Information Center of the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, provides links to a wealth of consumer health, wellness, and medical information. Visit

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MedlinePlus

MedinePlus, a website maintained by the U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health, under the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, provides comprehensive consumer health information on a variety of health topics. Videos and links to . . . → Read More: MedlinePlus

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WebMD is One of the Well Known Commercial Providers of Health Information

WebMD.com provides a comprehensive resource of consumer health information, including news and information on a variety of health conditions, as well as information on wellness and healthy living. Visit Harvard Health (which includes medical information from Harvard Medical School, . . . → Read More: WebMD & Other Commercial Providers of Health Information

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THE MERCK MANUAL MEDICAL LIBRARY: The Merck Manual of Medical Information–Home Edition

The Merck Manual of Online Health Information is a recognized comprehensive resource of health and medical information for consumers.  The Editorial Board of the Online Version consists of  15 Medical Doctors (MD’s),  and each of the Editor-In-Chief, Senior Assistant . . . → Read More: THE MERCK MANUAL MEDICAL LIBRARY: The Merck Manual of Medical Information–Home Edition

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NOAH – New York Online Access to Health

UPDATE – MAY 22, 2013: HelpingYouCare® has received notice today that NOAH closed in January, 2013, and their website referenced below is no longer available. This website of NOAH provides excellent links to a wealth of good online information . . . → Read More: NOAH – New York Online Access to Health

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CAPHIS | Top 100 Health Websites You Can Trust

Links provided by the Consumer and Patient Health Information Section (CAPHIS) of the Medical Library Association, to what they deem the “Top 100 Health Websites You Can Trust.” This is an excellent resource to search for quality medical information. . . . → Read More: CAPHIS | Top 100 Health Websites You Can Trust

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FamilyDoctor.org – American Academy of Family Physicians

Good source of “Health information for the whole family” provided by the American Academy of Family Physicians. Includes health information on conditions – A to Z – plus links to Health Tools, inlcuding, *  Dictionary *  Calculator *  Trackers . . . → Read More: FamilyDoctor.org – American Academy of Family Physicians

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Consumer Health and Patient Information Resources from Johns Hopkins University, Welch Medical Library

Johns Hopkins University, Welch Medical Library, provides an excellent page of links to trusted academic, non-profit, and government sources of Consumer Health and Patient Information and Resources. This is a good source for links to serious information from trusted . . . → Read More: Consumer Health and Patient Information Resources from Johns Hopkins University, Welch Medical Library

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