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


Website
Bites, Burns, Eye Injuries, Fractures, Heart Attacks, etc.



CPR


Website
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 


Website


Health information and information about diseases and conditions.



Health Hotline List


Website


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 


Website
A local health library staffed by nurses and available to the public.

Mayo Clinic Health Oasis

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

MEDLINEplus


Website
Reliable health information and information about most diseases and conditions. 

Merck Manual of Diagnosis & Therapy


Website
Detailed descriptions and typical treatments for a wide range of conditions.

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


Website

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

Psychological First Aid in Disasters


Website
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

  


Website
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

Website
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   

Website
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 


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

Covered California

Website
California's Affordable Care Act Health Insurance.

Healthy Kids

Website
Find low cost or free health insurance for kids. 

Healthy Minds, Healthy Lives

Website
This site offers information about mental health from the APA. 

NAMI: National Alliance on Mental Illness 


Website

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

National Center for Complementary & Alternative Medicine


Website
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)


Website
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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