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Tips From Ex-Smokers : Centers For Disease Control and Prevention

A page from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to help smokers quit smoking.  Much here to help the smoker who wants to quit smoking, including an extensive Quit Guide.  Also, a toll-free number:  (1-800-784-8669) that can be called for help in quitting tobacco use.

Target Heart Rate Calculator – American Cancer Society

“Target Heart Rate Calculator

Compute your best workout

Enter your age to find a target heart rate during exercise. You’ll get the most out of your activities by staying within this range of heartbeats/minute.”–From the website.  From the American Cancer Society.


FastStats : Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

“The FastStats site provides quick access to statistics on topics of public health importance and is organized alphabetically. Links are provided to publications that include the statistics presented, to sources of more data, and to related web pages.”–From the website.

Zika Virus – Centers For Disease Control

This the Centers For Disease Control (CDC) Zika Virus page.  It contains comprehensive information about the Zika virus, which has been declared a worldwide emergency by World Health Organization.

Good Health Habits at 60 and Beyond

“This site is operated by the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP), a national medical organization representing more than 120,900 family physicians, family practice residents, and medical students. All of the information on this site has been written and reviewed by physicians and patient education professionals at the AAFP. Visit the to learn more about the AAFP.

The links on the left provide additional information about AAFP welcomes your feedback.

The information provided on this site is for general educational purposes only. It is not intended to be used as a substitute for medical advice. Any concerns or questions you have about your health or the health of your family should be discussed with your family physician. Please note that medical information is constantly changing. Therefore some information may be out of date.

Lab Tests Online : Empower Your Health. Understand Your Tests.

“Lab Tests Online is an award-winning health information web resource designed to help patients and caregivers understand the many lab tests that are vital part of medical care. Laboratory professionals who are experts in the field, develop and review all content, including articles on lab tests, conditions, lab tests, conditions/diseases, screening, clinical laboratory topics, and lab test news. The site is produced by AACC, a global scientific and medical professional organization dedicated to clinical laboratory science and its application to healthcare.”–From the website.


Quackwatch is now an international network of people who are concerned about health-related frauds, myths, fads, fallacies, and misconduct. Its primary focus is on quackery-related information that is difficult or impossible to get  elsewhere … Our Internet Health Pilot site provides links to hundreds of reliable health sites. Our Casewatch site contains a large library of legal cases, licensing board actions, government sanctions, and regulatory actions against questionable medical products.”–From the website.

Evaluating Health Information – National Library Medicine

Much information on here from the U. S. National Library of Medicine’s consumer health site MedlinePlus to help the medical consumer make wise choices.

Travelers’ Health

“From the Centers for Disease Control, this is the site to go to in order to find health-related information related to a traveler’s destination anywhere in the world.”


Enterovirus Information

A Fall Health alert relating to enterovirus infections is found here, as well as information on confirmed cases in two states.  Much information on a variety of topics relating to the enterovirus

FDA : For Consumers : Protecting Yourself

“Protect yourself with these resources including information about health fraud scams and tips for buying medication, medical devices, and radiation-emitting products online. Learn about enforcement actions taken by the FDA to protect the public.”–From the website.

HIV InSite

HIV InSite is developed by the Center for HIV Information (CHI) at the University of California San Francisco (UCSF)” and  “Launched in March 1997, HIV InSite’s mission is to be a source for comprehensive, in-depth HIV/AIDS information and knowledge. The site has an extensive collection of original material, including the HIV InSite Knowledge Base, a complete textbook with extensive references and related links organized by topic. Unlike many commercially oriented sites, HIV InSite’s policy is to link to the best of the Web, and thousands of links to external Web sites are incorporated into the site’s original content. It is the policy of HIV InSite to allow free, anonymous access to all of the site’s content.”–From the website. 


The Health Consequences of Smoking — 50 Years of Progress

You can download the complete Surgeon General’s Report on Smoking here, and you can download by section as well.  A link to the Executive Summary, a Supplement, and an Errata Notice is also included on the Centers for Disease Control site.  The Health Consequences of Smoking offers information on what has occurred regarding smoking since the issuance of the first Surgeon General’s Report on Smoking in 1964.

This site was created by Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion, an organization of the U. S. Dept. of Agriculture to advance and promote dietary guidance for all Americans.  It exists to help consumers understand the USDA’s food recommendations.  It offers tips, printable reference materials, information about the different food groups, and useful tools such as a food tracker and database of food.  Very useful and fun site.

Public Library of Science

“Public Library of Science (PLOS) is a nonprofit publisher, membership, and advocacy organization with a mission to accelerate progress in science and medicine by leading a transformation in research communication.”–From the website.  And, “PLOS applies the Creative Commons Attribution (CCBY) to works we publish. This license was developed to facilitate open access – namely, free immediate access to, and unrestricted reuse of, original works of all types. Under this license, authors agree to make articles legally available for reuse, without permission or fees, for virtually any purpose. Anyone may copy, distribute, or reuse these articles, as long as the author and original source are properly cited. Additionally, the journal platform that PLOS uses to publish research articles is Open Source.”–Also from the website.