Health & Medicine

These links are divided into three groups:
(1) Emergencies,
(2) Health & Medical Information Sources
(3) Doctors, Health Organizations, & Health Insurance.

   Health Emergencies

Basic First Aid Procedures from the Mayo Clinic
Bites, Burns, Eye Injuries, Fractures, Heart Attacks, etc.

If someone isn't breathing - simple CPR instructions.

Poison Control Center
Website | Phone: 1- 800-222-1222
Emergency help, plus information on prevention.

Suicide Prevention Lifeline
Website  | Phone: 1-800-273-8255
24-hour emergency help and information.

   Health and Medical Information Sources

Family Doctor
Health information and information about diseases and conditions.

Health Hotline List
A list of phone numbers for free hotlines on health topics from Accidents to Xerostomia.  This site is kept up-to-date by the National Library of Medicine.

Kris Kelly Health Information Center
A local health library staffed by nurses and available to the public.

Mayo Clinic Health Oasis
Physicians, scientists and researchers from Mayo Clinic share their expertise.

Reliable health information and information about most diseases and conditions.

Merck Manual of Diagnosis & Therapy
Detailed descriptions and typical treatments for a wide range of conditions.

Preparation & Procedures for Disasters:
Centers for Disease Control  and Prevention (CDC)

What to do before, during and after large scale emergencies, outbreaks, disasters, and other life threatening situations.

Psychological First Aid in Disasters
A manual and handouts for assisting children, adolescents, adults, and families in the aftermath of disaster.  The handouts download quickly, the manual is a slow download; a mobile app is linked.

Rare Diseases 
The Genetic and Rare Diseases Information Center provides information on genetic and/or rare diseases that you may not find elsewhere, and has a toll-free number to call if you do not find the information you need online.

Tips for the Undiagnosed
This site offers resources for when medical professionals have not been able to diagnose the underlying cause for a health condition, from the National Institutes of Health.

U.S. National Library of Medicine   
The National Library of Medicine (NLM), on the campus of the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland, has been a center of information innovation since its founding in 1836. .

   Doctors, Health Organizations,
  & Health Insurance

California Patient Care
Find low cost and free healthcare in California and Humboldt County, compare hospitals in California, check health insurance ratings, and more.

Covered California
California's Affordable Care Act Health Insurance.

Healthy Kids
Find low cost or free health insurance for kids.

Healthy Minds, Healthy Lives
This site offers information about mental health from the APA.

NAMI: National Alliance on Mental Illness

NAMI is dedicated to improving the lives of individuals and families affected by mental illness.

National Center for Complementary & Alternative Medicine
The National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM) is the Federal Government’s lead agency for scientific research on the diverse medical and health care systems, practices, and products that are not generally considered part of conventional medicine.

National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)
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.

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