Web Resources for Health
The internet is a vast resource that can, at times, be overwhelming to search. How do you know which sources are legitimate and which ones are simply a waste of your time? We have compiled a list of sources, each unique in their approach to solving food, diet, health questions and more, and broken them into different categories. Some of the most powerful resources in cyberspace are available right here at the touch of your fingertips. Here are some health-related resources for you:
Medical Research Organizations
Cleveland Clinic is a non-profit academic medical center that integrates clinical and hospital care with research and education. As a not-for-profit hospital, Cleveland Clinic serves its community with charity care; extensive medical, educational and community service programs; and civic education initiatives. In 2009, Cleveland Clinic and its health system of community hospitals and family health and ambulatory surgery centers proudly provided $497.7 million in benefit to the communities they serve.
Mayo Clinic’s mission is to empower people to manage their health. They accomplish this by providing useful and up-to-date information and tools that reflect the expertise and standard of excellence of Mayo Clinic. A team of Web professionals and medical experts working side by side produces the site. Through this unique collaboration, they give you access to the experience and knowledge of the more than 3,700 physicians, scientists and researchers of Mayo Clinic.
The overarching mission of the Harvard School of Public Health is to advance the public’s health through learning, discovery, and communication.
To pursue this mission, the School produces knowledge through research, reproduces knowledge through higher education, and translates knowledge into evidence that can be communicated to the public, policy makers, and practitioners to advance the health of populations.
Their objectives are:
• To provide the highest level of education to public health scientists, practitioners, and leaders
• To foster new discoveries leading to improved health for the people of this country and all nations
• To strengthen health capacities and services for communities
• To inform policy debate, disseminate health information, and increase awareness of health as a public good and fundamental right.
Web MD- Better Information. Better Health.
WebMD has created an organization that they believe fulfills the promise of health information on the Internet. They provide credible information, supportive communities, and in-depth reference material about health subjects that matter to you. A source for original and timely health information as well as material from well known content providers.
- Health news for the public
- Creating and maintaining up-to-date medical reference content databases
- Medical imagery, graphics, and animation
- Live web events
- User experience
- Interactive tools
At EWG, a team of scientists, engineers, and computer programmers pore over government data, legal documents policy experts, lawyers, scientific studies and their own laboratory tests to expose threats to your health and the environment, and to find solutions. Their research brings to light unsettling facts that you have a right to know. Provides up-to-date information on health risks. Free guides.
The mission of the AHMA is to help transform medicine to a more holistic model. They do this by increasing awareness of the principles of holistic medicine and by uniting doctors and other healthcare professionals who can help you integrate the best of complementary and alternative therapies with the best of conventional/allopathic medicine.
Disease Specific Organizations
The American Cancer Society is a nationwide, community-based voluntary health organization dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health problem. Headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, the ACS has 12 chartered Divisions, more than 900 local offices nationwide, and a presence in more than 5,100 communities.
As the largest voluntary health organization in the United States, the American Cancer Society is passionately committed to saving lives from cancer. They are working to create a world with less cancer and more birthdays – a world where cancer never steals another year from anyone’s life. They combine their relentless passion with the wisdom of nearly a century of experience to make this vision a reality, and they get results. They save lives by helping people stay well, helping people get well, by finding cures, and fighting back. Thanks in part to this work, 11 million cancer survivors and countless others who have avoided the disease will celebrate a birthday this year.
Welcome to the leading online diabetes resource. dLife is the place for all aspects of your diabetes lifestyle, offering information and community support for type 1 diabetes, type 2 diabetes, and caregivers. From questions about blood sugar to delicious diabetic recipes, they’re here to help. The leading online diabetes resource. They have DLife TV (online videos, and on CNBC weekly). Lifestyle site with extensive resources.
Experts now agree that an anti-inflammatory diet is the best way to lose weight, reduce the signs of aging, and prevent a wide range of diseases. But it’s hard to know which foods to choose. There’s nothing on the nutrition label to tell you how a food affects inflammation. In fact, some of the foods we think of as healthful can actually make inflammation worse!
The IF Rating™ system makes it easy by estimating how various foods and combinations of foods are likely to affect inflammation in the body. Foods with negative ratings may contribute to inflammation, especially when consumed in excessive quantities. Foods with positive IF Ratings support the body’s anti-inflammatory processes. The higher the number, the stronger the effect.
Healthy Food Web Resources
The internet is a vast resource that can, at times, be overwhelming to search. How do you know which sources are legitimate and which ones are simply a waste of your time? We have compiled a list of sources, each unique in their approach to solving food, diet, health questions and more, and broken them into different categories. Some of the most powerful resources in cyberspace are available right here at the touch of your fingertips. Here are some delicious food resources for you:
The nation’s leading conservation organization dedicated to saving America’s farm and ranch land, promoting environmentally sound farming practices and supporting a sustainable future for farms. Since its founding in 1980 by a group of farmers and citizens concerned about the rapid loss of farmland to development, American Farmland Trust has helped save millions of acres of farmland from development and led the way for the adoption of conservation practices on millions more.
The California Farmers’ Markets Association is a non-profit mutual benefit corporation providing Certified Farmers’ Markets for the Bay Area since 1994. It is illegal for farmers to buy and re-sell agricultural products at a Certified Farmers Market. Another benefit of going to a farmers’ market is getting to know your food’s origin. Ask the farmer where the farm is, what varieties they grow, what they do for pest control, and when is their harvest season.
Alltop- Organic (all the top stories)
You can think of Alltop as the “online magazine rack” of the web.
They’ve subscribed to thousands of sources to provide “aggregation
without aggravation.” To be clear, Alltop pages are starting points—
they are not destinations per se. Ultimately, their goal is to enhance
your online reading by displaying stories from sources that you’re
already visiting plus helping you discover sources that you didn’t
The Monterey Bay Aquarium Seafood Watch program helps consumers and businesses make choices for healthy oceans. Their recommendations indicate which seafood items are “Best Choices,” “Good Alternatives,” and which ones you should “Avoid.”
Free downloadable guides for safe seafood.
Nutrition Data.com “Know what you eat.”
Complete nutritional analysis of the foods you eat, including estimated Glycemic Load, Inflammation Rating, Fullness Factor, Protein Quality, and a complete breakdown of vitamins, minerals, omega-3s and more.
Eating Well– Where good taste meets good health.
Website and magazine provides content to Real Age. “Healthy in a Minute videos.” The Eating Well Media Group is a fast-growing, independent communications company producing an award-winning national consumer magazine, high-quality food and nutrition-related books, a content-rich website, e-mail newsletters, and serving content to strategic partners with other electronic media.
The EatingWell management and editorial team includes former editors, recipe developers, nutrition advisors, circulation and production staff who helped launch the original EatingWell Magazine in 1990.
Core senior members of the staff have a cumulative total of more than 240 years of magazine, book and web publishing experience among them, with more than 100 national and international awards for writing, editing, art direction, creative marketing and publishing excellence.
The internet is a vast resource that can, at times, be overwhelming to search. How do you know which sources are legitimate and which ones are simply a waste of your time? We have compiled a list of sources, each unique in their approach to solving food, diet, health questions and more, and broken them into different categories. Some of the most powerful resources in cyberspace are available right here at the touch of your fingertips. Here are some terrific anti-aging resources for you:
Dr. Amen is the most recent media doctor. He believes a lot of problems associated with aging are tied to brain function. He has hosted 4 highly successful PBS specials on the importance of brain health, is the author of 24 books, including 3 N.Y. Times best-sellers, Change Your Brain, Change Your Life. He is a physician, psychiatrist, and brain enhancement expert. He advises on improving brain health through food (has a cookbook), supplements, and exercises.
Dr. Oz, Daytime Emmy Award winning host of “The Dr. Oz Show,” is Vice-Chair and Professor of Surgery at Columbia University. His research interests include heart replacement surgery, minimally invasive cardiac surgery, complementary medicine and health care policy. He has authored over 400 original publications.
Dr. Perricone is regarded as the Father of the Inflammation Theory of Aging. His holistic approach to aging treats inflammation in three ways: through diet, “nutriceutical” supplements, and his award-winning line of skin care products and “cosmeceuticals.”
Best known for establishing and popularizing the field of integrative medicine, Weil is the author of several best-selling books and operates a website and monthly newsletter promoting general health and healthy aging.
Dr. Mark Rosenberg- President and Medical Director for the Institute for Healthy Aging.
He has numerous certifications in several different fields of medicine, psychology, and fitness. He has been involved in drug research since 1991, consults to the National Strength and Conditioning Assoc. and is Chief Science Officer and Director of Research and development for Vitalmax Vitamins.