HEALTH AND RECREATION

Health and Welfare

    Elder Abuse 
     
    Benefits Check-Up for Seniors 

Environmental Hazards

    West Nile Virus
From the Centers for Disease Control (Federal Government). 
     
    DuPage County Health Dept - Pregnancy Testing and Counseling information  
     
    (Indoor Air Quality)
Iowa State University Extension - Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Prevention  

Medical and Dental

    DuPage County Health Department – Services Provided 
     
    Health Grades
“…the leading healthcare ratings organization, providing ratings and profiles of hospitals, nursing homes and physicians…” 
     
    Medline Plus
MedlinePlus will direct you to information to help answer health questions. MedlinePlus brings together authoritative information from NLM, the National Institutes of Health (NIH), and other government agencies and health-related organizations. 
     
    Nursing Home Information Site
From a Social Worker “…with many years of work experience in nursing homes with a desire to help others with problems or questions related to nursing homes, Medicare, Medicaid, long-term care insurance, patient rights, advance treatment directives, etc.” 
     
    Disability Resources
Extensive guide for people with disabilities 
     
    Health Finder
Since 1997, healthfinder.gov has been recognized as a key resource for finding the best government and nonprofit health and human services information on the Internet. 
     
    InteliHealth
Aetna InteliHealth's mission is to empower people with trusted solutions for healthier lives. We accomplish this by providing credible information from the most trusted sources. 
     
    Term Life Insurance
Surgical procedures can be very traumatic, but this site made available by Term Life Insurance provides resources to help support patients requiring surgery.
     
    eMedicine
Launched in 1996, eMedicine comprises the largest and most current Clinical Knowledge Base available to physicians and other healthcare professionals. 
     
    Internet Mental Health 
     
    2007 Toll Free Numbers for Health Information
These selected toll-free numbers for organizations provide health-related information, education, and support. 
     
    United States Food and Drug Administration
“…responsible for protecting the public health...” 
     
    Medicare
“The Official U.S. Government Site for People with Medicare” 
     
  National Center for Assisted Living
“Your source for leadership in the assisted living profession, serving our members through consumer education, networking opportunities, public affairs, professional development and a respected voice in public policy advocacy.” 
     
    Office of the Surgeon General
“America's chief health educator, giving Americans the best scientific information available on how to improve their health and reduce the risk of illness and injury.