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For Consumers

AHFS Consumer Medication Information
Vital education on medications and natrual products for patients in an easy to understand question-and-answer format.
Resource provided by Badgerlink.

Alt HealthWatch
Holistic and alternative approaches to health care and wellness.
Resource provided by Badgerlink.

Consumer Health Complete
Mainstream and holistic medicine perspectives on aging, diseases, drugs and herbs, nutrition, and men's, women's, and children's health.
Help: online tutorial
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Health Source: Consumer Edition
Rich collection of information on medical sciences, food sciences and nutrition, childcare, sports medicine and general health.
Resource provided by Badgerlink.

Student Research Center
Keyword or topic searches to assist youth in grades 6-12 to find the most useful search results.
Help: online tutorial, usage tips
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For Professionals

Health Source: Nursing/Academic Edition
Provides nearly 550 scholarly full text journals focusing on many medical disciplines.
Resource provided by Badgerlink.

MEDLINE
Authoritative medical information on medicine, nursing, dentistry, veterinary medicine, the health care system, pre-clinical sciences, and more.
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Recommended Websites

Affordable Care Act (ACA)
Read the law.

American Board of Medical Specialties
Check if your doctor is board certified.

American Medical Association
Patient education, from finding a doctor to exploring health care careers.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Diseases and conditions, healthy living, emergency preparedness, workplace safety, traveler's health and more.

Consumer Reports Best Buy Drugs
Examine and compare prescription drugs' effectiveness, track record, safety and price.

Family Voices of Wisconsin Fact Sheets
Concise fact sheets including one on the provisions of the Affordable Care Act for residents of Wisconsin.

FamilyDoctor.org
Health information for the whole family.

FDA.gov; the U.S. Food and Drug Administration
Information on staying safe and healthy. Reports on food, drugs, cosmetics and more.

ForwardHealth
Information about Wisconsin Department of Health Services health care, nutrition, and other benefit programs offered in the state.

Health Insurance Glossary
Definitions of health insurance terms.

Healthcare.gov
Learn how the health care law affects you. See your health insurance choices at the Health Insurance Marketplace.

Healthfinder.gov
Wide range of health topics covered including nutrition, fitness, screening tests and more.

Hospital Compare
Find out how well the hospitals in your area care for their patients with certain medical conditions or surgical needs.

Immunization/Vaccine Information Statements
Vaccine information in many languages.

KidsHealth
Health, behavior, and development information from before birth through the teen years.

Mayo Clinic
Mayo Clinic's extensive web site for medical information.

Medicaid.gov
Eligibility information, application procedures and ACA provisions for both Medicaid and CHIP, the Children’s Health Insurance Program.

Medicare.gov; the US Government Site for People with Medicare
Providing assistance to Medicare beneficiaries with health and prescription drug coverage questions.

Medline Plus
Health information from the world's largest medical library covering topics like conditions, diseases and wellness.

National Institutes of Health (NIH)
One of the world's foremost medical research centers.

National Library of Medicine
Medical research, medical history, biotechnology, fact sheets and newsletters, toxicology and environmental health information.

Nutrition.gov
Federal government information on food and human nutrition for consumers.

Wisconsin Office of the Commissioner of Insurance
Information about the Affordable Care Act for consumers, employers, and insurers in Wisconsin.

 

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December 5, 2013