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Patient Checklists

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General Health Information

American Academy of Family Practice

American Academy of Pediatrics

American College of Physicians

American Medical Association

American Red Cross

Consumer Reports (subscription required)

Family Doctor

Johns Hopkins Health Alerts

Livestrong: Lance Armstrong’s Foundation

University of California at Berkeley wellness site

Up To Date

Health Care Reform (ACA) Information

2013 Health Reform and You
Provided by The National Patient Advocate Foundation
AARP on HealthCare Reform

The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation
Summary of the Affordable Care Act

U.S Department of Health & Human Services
Basics about the Law

Rights and Protections of Health Care Reform

Health Insurance Marketplace

Five Things Physicians and Patients Should Question

Choosing Wisely

Patient Checklists

Health Care Advocacy

A listing of individuals and organizations devoted to health care safety, quality and support

Pilot Health Advocates


National Association of Healthcare Advocacy Consultants

Online Patients Communities

Treatment Diaries

Alliance Health Networks

Healing Well

Ask a Patient

Health eTreatment

Patients Like Me

Cancer Support/Resource Communities

American Cancer Society

Susan G. Komen for the Cure


Hernia Support/Resources

Beverly Hills Hernia Center, Shirin Towfigh, MD

Hernia Talk 

American Hernia Society

Medical School Websites for Credible Research on Your Health, Illness, Condition, Treatment Plans and More

Harvard Medical School

Stanford School of Medicine

UCLA Medical Center

University of California at Los Angeles health site

Clinics and Hospitals for Credible Research on Your Health, Illness, Condition, Treatment Plans and More

Cleveland Clinic Website

The Mayo Clinic

MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Texas

Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center

Scripps in San Diego, California

Government Health Resources

AHRQ, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention



Medline Plus

National Institutes of Health

U.S. Food and Drug Administration

U.S. National Library of Medicine & National Institutes of Health Pub Med

World Health Organization (WHO )

Diseases and Conditions

American Cancer Society

American Diabetes Association

American Heart Association

American Lung Association

City of Hope

Clinical Trials

Cure Together

National Cancer Institute

National Institutes of Health—Office of Rare Diseases Research


Senior Resources

American Association of Retired Persons

Assisted Living Federation of America

Caring For Your Parents

Center For Healthy Aging

Leading Age



Drug Safety

Consumer Reports



Safe Medication

U.S. Food and Drug Administration

Health Tools at AARP

Prescription Medication Assistance

Chronic Disease Fund




HealthWell Foundation

Chronic Disease Fund

Help to Manage and Track Your Medications






Research Your Hospital

AHCJ Association of Health Care Journalists

Consumer Reports Hospital Ratings (subscription required)


Hospital Compare
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

The Joint Commission

The LeapFrog Group

Research Your Physician's Credentials


American Board of Medical Specialties

Federation of State Licensing Boards (See if the doctor is licensed in your state)


Information on How To Get Copies of Your Medical Records
Center on Medical Rights and Privacy
Georgetown University


Resources for Nurses

Nursefriendly, Inc.
Nationwide Nursing resource to nurse entrepreneurs looking to nework and start home based businesses.



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