Educational & Useful Links
Adult Medicine

Category
Website Name
Web Address
Description
Advanced Directives
Vermont Ethics Network: Taking Steps
http://vtethicsnetwork.org/TakingStepsInfo.htm
Discusses: your rights as a patient; common treatment in critical and end-of-life care; how you can use an "advance directive"
Advanced Directives
Vermont Advance Directives(VADR)
http://healthvermont.gov/vadr/ 
Vermont Advance Directive Registry is an electronic database that stores advance directives and makes them accessible to medical providers.
Allergies, Asthma & Respiratory Diseases
Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis Network
http://www.foodallergy.org/
Information on food allergies including education, research, and advocacy
Allergies, Asthma & Respiratory Diseases
American Academy of Allergies, Asthma & Immunology
http://www.aaaai.org/
Information regarding allergies and asthma including treatment and new research
COVID-19
CDC - COVID-19
https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/
Information about the COVID-19 coronavirus including information on vaccines
Cancer
Cancer.gov
http://www.cancer.gov/
Official website of National Cancer Institute
Cancer
American Cancer Society
http://cancer.org/
News and information regarding types of cancer, patient services, treatment options, and statistics
Cancer
Women's Cancer Network
http://www.wcn.org/
Information specific to cancer types and risks affecting women
Diabetes
Joslin Diabetes Center
http://www.joslin.org/
Site includes diabetes education, discussion boards, info on legislative activities, press releases, and the latest news
Diabetes
American Diabetes Assocation
http://www.diabetes.org/
Information about diabetes including healthy living choices, insulin reactions, exercise, and diet
Drug & Alcohol Abuse
Alcoholics Anonymous
http://www.aa.org/
Support services for alcoholics and family members of alcoholics.
General
Familydoctor.org
http://familydoctor.org/
Health information written and reviewed by physicians and patient education professionals at AAFP
General
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
http://www.cdc.gov/
Resources on diseases, conditions, and other special topics from Dept of Health and Human Services
General
Familydoctor.org
http://familydoctor.org/
Health information written and reviewed by physicians and patient education professionals at AAFP
General
Healthfinder®
http://www.healthfinder.gov/
Provides links to online journals, medical dictionaries, minority health, and preventive care
General
MayoClinic
http://www.mayoclinic.com/
Health education for patients and the general public from the Mayo Clinic. Includes interactive tools to manage health.
General
MEDLINEplus
http://medlineplus.gov/
Includes alphabetical list of "Health Topics", several online medical dictionaries, and consumer drug information
General
NY Online Access to Health (NOAH)
http://www.noah-health.org/
Full-text health topics arranged alphabetically with definitions, care and treatment, and lists of information resources
HIV/AIDS
HIV InSite
http://hivinsite.ucsf.edu/
In-depth information about HIV/AIDS
Heart Disease
American Heart Association (AHA)
http://www.americanheart.org/
Includes information on warning signs for heart disease and stroke, easy-to-use reference guide, family health information, and risk awareness
Heart Disease
Congenital Heart Information Network
https://www.facebook.com/TCHIN.org?
Information for children and adults with congenital heart disease
Heart Disease
HeartHub for Patients
http://www.hearthub.org/
Educational tools for Arrhythmias, Cardiac Rehab, Cholesterol, Diabetes, Heart Attack/Failure, High Blood Pressure, Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD), and Stroke
Heart Disease
National Heart Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI)
http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/
Information on heart disease for the public
Immunizations
Vaccine Information
http://www.vaccineinformation.org/
Information about vaccine preventable diseases
Immunizations
CDC Vaccines & Immunization
http://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/
CDC site with various resources regarding immunization including immunization schedules, recommendations, side effects and safety
Influenza
Flu.gov
http://www.Flu.gov
Information about Influenza including prevention and treatment.
International Travel
Travelers' Health - CDC
http://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/ 
Information for travelers and healthcare providers in deciding vaccines, medications, and other measures necessary to prevent illness and injury during travel.
Kidney Disease
National Kidney Foundation
http://www.kidney.org/
Information on kidneys for the public
Lung Diseases
Controlling Asthma - Vermont Asthma Program
http://healthvermont.gov/prevent/asthma/control.aspx
Site provided by the Vermont Department of Health which has all kinds of links to many other good web sites on asthma
Lung Diseases
National Heart Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI)
http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/
Information on lung diseases for the public
Medications
WebMD Medication Information
http://www.webmd.com/drugs/
Medical information on prescription drugs, vitamins, and over-the-counter medications
Neurology & Mental Health
American Psychological Association
http://www.apa.org/index.aspx
Provides information on a range of psychology topics
Neurology & Mental Health
Alzheimers Assocation
http://www.alz.org/index.asp
Alzeheimers education and awareness site
Neurology & Mental Health
U.S. Pain Foundation
http://www.uspainfoundation.org/
Addresses many sources of acute and chronic pain with information on management and medications
Neurology & Mental Health
Sleep Foundation
http://www.sleepfoundation.org/
Information on sleep health and safety
Nutrition and Fitness
CDC: Division of Nutrition, Physical Activity & Obesity
http://www.cdc.gov/nccdphp/dnpao/index.html
Information on achieving and maintaining a health weight including nutrition and physical activity
Skin Diseases
SkinCarePhysicians.com
http://www.skincarephysicians.com/
Provides information on treatment & management of skin diseases
Ticks
CDC - Ticks
http://www.cdc.gov/ticks/
Information about ticks including how to avoid them and about tickborne diseases
Ticks
How to Remove a Tick
http://www.cdc.gov/ticks/removing_a_tick.html
Information on removal of ticks