Education & Useful Links

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Primary Care Health Partners has selected the following sites we believe may provide useful information to you. However, we do not manage these sites and are therefore not responsible for their content. These sites remain solely responsible for any claim, advice, or advertisement appearing on their site. If, after reviewing these sites, you have questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact one of our offices for additional information.

Adult Patient Resources




General Medical Library Assocation A User's Guide to Finding and Evaluating Health Information on the Web
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Resources on diseases, conditions, and other special topics from Dept of Health and Human Services Health information written and reviewed by physicians and patient education professionals at AAFP
Healthcare 411 Uses the latest multimedia technologies to offer helpful information about the latest findings from AHRQ-sponsored research.  Also provides links to AHRQ's public service announcements.
Healthfinder® Provides links to online journals, medical dictionaries, minority health, and prevent and care
MayoClinic Health education for patients and the general public from the Mayo Clinic. Includes interactive tools to manage health
MEDLINEplus Established by National Library of Medicine includes alphabetical list of "Health Topics", serveral online medical dictionaries, and consumer drug information
NY Online Access to Health (NOAH) Full-text health topics arranged alphabetically with definitions, care and treatment, and lists of information resources
Advanced Directives Vermont Advance Directives(VADR) "We each have the right to make our own healthcare decisions. An advance directive ensures your end of life and other critical healthcare decisions will be honored.  The Vermont Advance Directive Registry is an electronic database that stores advance directive documents and makes them accessible to hospitals or other medical service providers." 
Vermont Ethics Network: Taking Steps Taking Steps, a publication of the Vermont Ethics Network, is a booklet about making choices for your medical care in the age of modern technology. It discusses: your rights as a patient; common treatment in critical and end-of-life care; how you can use legal documents called "advance directives" to leave instructions for your care if you become unable to speak for yourself.
Allergies, Asthma & Respiratory Diseases Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis Network Information on food allergies including education, research, and advocacy
American Academy of Allergies, Asthma & Immunology Information regarding allergies and asthma inlcuding treatment and new research
Cancer Official website of National Cancer Institute
American Cancer Society News and information regardng types of cancer, patient services, treatment options, and statistics
Women's Cancer Network Information specific to cancer types and risks affecting women
Diabetes American Diabetes Assocation Information about diabetes including healthy living choices, insulin reactions, exercise, and diet
Children with Diabetes Information focused primarily on the needs of children with diabetes
Joslin Diabetes Center Information provided by one of the leading diabetes clinics. Site includes diabetes education, discussion boards, info on legislative activities, press releases, and the latest news.
Drug & Alcohol Abuse Alcoholics Anonymous Support services for alcoholics and family members of alcoholics
Heart Disease American Heart Association (AHA) Includes information on warning signs for heart disease and stroke, easy-to-use reference guide, family health information, and risk awareness
Congenital Heart Information Network Information for children and adults with congenital heart disease
HeartHub for Patients Provides patient education tools, podcasts, enewsletters & videos for Arrhythmias, Cardiac Rehab, Cargiver issues, Cholesterol, Diabetes, Heart Attack, Heart Failure, High Blood Pressure, Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD), and Stroke
March of Dimes Birth Defects Focuses on birth defects with an emphasis on congenital heart disease
National Heart Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI) Information on heart disease for the public
HIV/Aids HIV InSite In-depth information about HIV/AIDS
Immunizations Vaccine Information Information about vaccine preventable diseases
HHS Vaccine Information Gives consumers more information about vaccines and immunizations and helps them make informed decisions about preventive health.
CDC Vaccines & Immunization CDC site with various resources regarding immunization including immunization schedules, recommendations, and side effects and safety
Influenza Information about Influenza including prevention and treatment.
International Travel Travelers' Health - CDC Offers information to assist travelers and their health-care providers in deciding the vaccines, medications, and other measures necessary to prevent illness and injury during international travel."  Please plan ahead and consult this site several months before you plan to leave!
Kidney Disease National Kidney Foundation Information on kidneys for the public
Lung Diseases Controlling Asthma - Vermont Asthma Program Site provided by the Vermont Department of Health which has all kinds of links to many other good web sites on asthma
National Heart Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI) Information on lung diseases for the public
Medications Vermont Rx Card Prescription assistance program for uninsured or underinsured individuals living or working in Vermont.
  WebMD Medication Information Medical information on prescription drugs, vitamins, and over-the-counter medications
Neurology & Mental Health American Psychological Association Provides information on a range of psychology topics
Alzheimers Assocation Alzeheimers education and awareness site
American Pain Foundation Addresses many sources of acute and chronic pain with information on management and medications
Sleep Foundation Information on sleep health and safety
Nutrition and Fitness CDC: Division of Nutrition, Physical Activity & Obesity Information on achieving and maintaining a health weight including nutrition and physical activity
Safety National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Information on car seat and vehicle safety for kids
Ticks CDC - Ticks Information about ticks including how to avoid them and about tickborne diseases
How to Remove a Tick Information on removal of ticks