Diseases and Health Topics

Diseases and Health Topics

Alzheimer's Disease
(Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ))
Short descriptions of Alzheimer's, dementia, and delirium.
http://www.ahrq.gov/legacy/consumer/bodysys/edbody9.htm
Alzheimer's Disease
(Hands on Health-SC)
Alzheimer's Disease sites reviewed for Hands on Health-SC.
http://www.handsonhealth-sc.org/page.php?id=494
Alzheimers.gov
(Department of Health and Human Services)
This site is for people helping people with Alzheimer's. Learn about symptoms and diagnosis, treatment and care options, how to plan, and what to expect. Links to other sites lead to community resources, help lines, information to help children and teens, and much more.
http://www.alzheimers.gov/
Arthritis
(Hands on Health-SC)
Arthritis sites reviewed for Hands on Health-SC.
http://www.handsonhealth-sc.org/page.php?id=40
Cataract
(Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ))
A short, easy-to-read description of cataracts. Includes a drawing.
http://www.ahrq.gov/legacy/consumer/bodysys/edbody7.htm
Dental Care Every Day: A Caregivers Guide
(National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research)
This federal Website has information and advice for caregivers on how to provide dental care for those with physical disabilities. Information includes how to assist in brushing and flossing teeth and how to prepare for dental visits.
https://www.nidcr.nih.gov/OralHealth/Topics/DevelopmentalDisabilities/Denta
lCareEveryDay.htm
Erectile Dysfunction
(MEDLINEplus)
Links to sites which have been reviewed by librarians at the National Library of Medicine.
http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/erectiledysfunction.html
Exercise for Seniors
(MEDLINEplus)
Links to sites which have been reviewed by librarians at the National Library of Medicine. Topics include General/Overviews, Anatomy/Physiology, disease Management, Prevention/Screening, Research, Specific Conditions/Aspects, Organizations, Statistics, and more. Select espanol from the menu bar for Spanish links.
http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/exerciseforseniors.html
Genetics Home Reference
(National Library of Medicine)
This Web site has "consumer information about genetic conditions and the genes responsible for those conditions." Help Me Understand Genetics explains the basics of genetics, how genes work, and how mutations or changes cause disorders. You can search by a specific condition or gene or browse the complete list. There are summaries for each genetic condition and gene included. This site is under development; the coverage and resources will continue to grow. Excellent illustrations, a glossary, and links to additional Web sites add to the usefulness of this site.
http://ghr.nlm.nih.gov/
Heart Disease
(Hands on Health-SC)
Heart Disease sites reviewed for Hands on Health-SC.
http://www.handsonhealth-sc.org/page.php?id=141
Macular Degeneration
(MEDLINEplus)
Links to sites which have been reviewed by librarians at the National Library of Medicine.
http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/maculardegeneration.html
Memory
(MEDLINEplus)
Links to sites which have been reviewed by librarians at the National Library of Medicine.
http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/memory.html
Menopause
(MEDLINEplus)
Links to sites which have been reviewed by librarians at the National Library of Medicine.
http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/menopause.html
NIHSenior Health
(National Library of Medicine and National Institute on Aging)
This is a "talking web site with formats and topics tailored to the needs of older people." The information given is basic and easy to read. It presents information in large, easy-to-read type. If you click the "Turn Speech On" button at the top of a page, the text will be read for you. "Each topic provides general background information, quizzes, frequently asked questions (FAQs), open-captioned video clips, transcripts for the videos, and photos and illustrations with captions." Topics include Alzheimer's Disease, Arthritis, Balance Problems, Breast Cancer, Hearing Loss, Exercise for older adults and more. Short video clips illustrate exercise techniques.
http://nihseniorhealth.gov
Nutrition for Seniors
(MEDLINEplus)
Links to sites which have been reviewed by librarians at the National Library of Medicine. Topics include News, General/Overviews, Prevention/Screening, Research, Specific Conditions/Aspects, Directories, Law and Policy, Organizations, and more. Learn how to eat well and safely as a senior. Select espanol from the menu bar for Spanish links.
http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/nutritionforseniors.html
Nutritional Support
(MEDLINEplus)
Links to sites about artificial hydration and nutrition which have been reviewed by librarians at the National Library of Medicine. Topics include General/Overviews, Specific Conditions/Aspects, Treatment, Directories, Organizations, and more. Select espanol from the menu bar for Spanish links.
http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/nutritionalsupport.html
Osteoporosis
(Hands on Health-SC)
Osteoporosis sites reviewed for Hands on Health-SC
http://www.handsonhealth-sc.org/page.php?id=223
Parkinson's Disease
(Hands on Health-SC)
Parkinson's Disease sites reviewed for Hands on Health-SC.
http://www.handsonhealth-sc.org/page.php?id=500
Participating in Clinical Trials
(NIH Senior Health)
Learn basic information about clinical trials, written in plain language. Chapters include What is a Clinical Trial, Finding a Clinical Trial, Informed Consent and Should I Join a Clinical Trial. Includes a short video. As part of the NIHSeniorHealth Website, this site offers options for enlarging the size of the text and having the words read to you as you move through the site.
http://nihseniorhealth.gov/participatinginclinicaltrials/toc.html
Prostate Cancer
(MEDLINEplus)
Links to sites which have been reviewed by librarians at the National Library of Medicine.
http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/prostatecancer.html
Prostate Disease
(MEDLINEplus)
Links to sites which have been reviewed by librarians at the National Library of Medicine. Topics include General/Overviews, Alternative Therapy, Clinical Trials, Diagnosis/Symptoms, Research, Specific Conditions/Aspects, Treatment, Directories, Organizations, Statistics, Women, and more. Read about prostate changes, diagnosing genital problems in men, specific conditions like blood in the urine, prostate cancer screening, treatments like prostatectomy, and more Select espanol from the menu bar for Spanish links.
http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/prostatediseases.html
Seniors' Health Issues (General)
(MEDLINEplus)
Links to sites which have been reviewed by librarians at the National Library of Medicine. Topics include News, General/Overviews, Clinical Trials, Prevention/Screening, Research, Specific Conditions/Aspects, Directories, Law and Policy, Organizations, Statistics, and more. This page offers information on many aspects of healthy aging: exercise, health screenings, keeping your memory sharp, and more. Select espanol from the menu bar for Spanish links.
http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/seniorshealth.html
Urinary Incontinence
(Hands on Health-SC)
Sites about Incontinence reviewed for Hands on Health-SC.
http://www.handsonhealth-sc.org/page.php?id=160

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