Health Resources

LOCAL INFORMATION:

Download Pediatric Booklet Aspen Medical Care Newborn and Pediatric Care Booklet

www.avhaspen.org This is the Aspen Valley Hospital Website and has information about AVH and what it has to offer.

www.vvh.org Valley View Hospital website for information on their facility and services. They are located in Glenwood Springs, Colorado

GENERAL HEALTH INFORMATION:

www.familydoctor.org The Family Doctor website was created by the American Academy of Family Practice and provides reliable information for patients on many types of medical conditions. Spanish version information is also available on this site.

www.cdc.gov The Center for Disease Control website was established by the US Department of Health and Human Services to educate and provide for the health and safety of Americans. It is a good resource for health related travel information among other things.

www.health.gov/NHIC The National Health Information Center is a health information referral service established by the US Department of Health and
Human Services that puts health professionals and consumers in touch with organizations that can provide answers.

www.medicare.gov The US Government site providing information on Medicare with databases for health plans, Medigap policies etc.

www.healthfinder.gov This is a service provided by the US Department of Health and Human Services and includes a variety of information resources for consumers.

www.medlineplus.gov A service of the US National Library of Medicine and the National Institute of Health which contains a medical encyclopedia and dictionary and information on current health topics.

www.health.discovery.com This is part of the Discovery Channel’s website which includes up to date medical news.

www.webmd.com This website contains a searchable database with today’s news and health information.

www.medicinenet.com This site contains updated information on current health issues and includes a searchable medical dictionary for medications and diseases.

www.mayoclinic.com This site is directed by physicians, scientists and educators and is updated daily to bring the most relevant health information available to consumers.

www.hopkinsmedicine.org Information from Johns Hopkins on a variety of medical topics.

www.immunize.org The Immunization Action Coalitions website that is the nation’s premier source for immunization information.

www.needymeds.org A website by a nonprofit organization to help people who can’t pay for their medications.

www.naturaldatabaseconsumer.com Affiliated with Consumer Reports, trusted information on the safety, side effects and interactions of over 900 drugs and natural medications; also see naturaldatabaseconsumer.com for more information.

MEN’S HEALTH INFORMATION:

http://www.ahrq.gov/ppip/healthymen.htm
A men’s health checklist.

WOMEN’S HEALTH INFORMATION:

www.ahrq.gov/ppip/healthywom.htm A woman’s health checklist.

www.womenshealth.gov This is the National Woman’s Health Information Center website which is part of the US Department of Health and Human Service.

CHILDREN’S HEALTH INFORMATION:

www.aap.org The American Academy of Pediatricians website.

www.talkingwithkids.org A website dedicated to aiding parents in discussing a variety of sensitive subjects with children and teens including violence, substance abuse and sexuality. Information is also available in Spanish.

www.teenhealthFX.com A website geared towards adolescents which can answer difficult to ask health questions.

www.drugfree.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/02/How-to-talk-to-your-kids-about-drugs-if-you-did-drugs.pdf A resource from Drugfree.org on how to talk to your kids about drugs if you did drugs.

www.nytimes.com/2010/07/13/health/views/13klass.html?_r=0 A New York Times article entitled Q: Did You Ever Smoke Pot? A: It’s Complicated

BREASTFEEDING INFORMATION:

www.thebump.com Breast feeding information and support including a guide to lactation consultants.

http://www.medelabreastfeedingus.com Specific information about breast pumps for breast feeding.

OTHER SPECIFIC HEALTH INFORMATION:

www.diabetes.org The website of the American Diabetes Association.

www.americanheart.org The website of the American Heart Association.

www.lungusa.org The website of the American Lung Association.

www.arthritis.org
The website of the Arthritis fund.

www.ada.org The website of the American Dental Association.

www.coquitline.org A resource to help you stop smoking.