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There are so many excellent online resources that can help you on your journey to wellness and to live a well life. These are standouts that I have bookmarked on my computer.

www.welcoa.org

Wellness Council of America

http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/

Tara Parker Pope, NY Times

www.npr.org/blogs/health
SHOTS blog from NPR

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/healthy-living/
Huffington Post health section

www.healthland.time.com/
Time Magazine health blog

www.thirdage.com
Health for Boomers and Beyond

www.health.com
This Time Inc. owned site with up-to-the-minute news and a useful, interactive “Symptom Checker”

www.drhilda.com
Dr. Hilda Hutcherson
Prominent gynecologist, frequent media contributor and author of two bestselling books on women’s health and sexuality

www.michellemaymd.com
Wisdom on a mindful, healthy and vibrant lifestyle

www.eatthis.menshealth.com
Food and fitness for men

Medical Information & Resources

www.webMD.com

www.mayoclinic.com
Doctors’ favorite website a “Find It Fast” box that allows you to quickly look up what’s ailing you and then offers an alternative therapy for each possible diagnosis

www.healthfinder.gov
Sponsored by the Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, this site has drug information and some terrific newsletters on topics such as diet and fitness

www.menopause.org
Visit the Consumers section of the website of the North American Menopause Society for updated information on hormone therapy, a menopause glossary, a guide to stress relief, and their monthly newsletter, Menopause Flashes

www.ucaoa.org//buyers/by_state.html
Enables you to fine an urgent-care center in your area to handle acute illnesses if you want to bypass the ER

www.acog.org
This all-inclusive women’s-health-care site from the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists thoroughly covers both niche and broad topics.

www.cancer.org
Cancer patients and their loved ones can feel overwhelmed by information, statistics, and options.

www.merck.com/mmhe
The online Merck Manuals are well organized and inclusive with a “Drugs” tab that has lots of solid information about medications, including medicinal herbs and supplements

www.medlineplus.gov
Interactive Health Tutorials with graphic guides to any condition, useful statistics, and helpful Q. & A.’s

www.realself.com
The scoop on plastic surgery. Lots nitty-gritty info, much of it from patients’ personal experiences, along with doctor-answered Q. & A.’s about many procedures

Service Reviews & Ratings

www.hospitalcompare.hhs.gov
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services website enables you to compare the performance of your neighborhood hospital with that of others

www.emreportcard.org
The National Report Card on the State of Emergency Medicine rates state support for emergency patients

www.vitals.com
Doctor reviews and ratings around the nation

Tools

www.express-well.com
Organizational tool and iPhone app

www.medids.com/free-id.php
Enables you to create your own wallet-size medical card

www.americanheart.org
“My Grocery List,” helps you make heart healthy food choices. Select from a list of items, save it on your PDA or print it.

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