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Knowing how to care for ourselves and our loved ones requires up-to-date information. Staying healthy is key to being able to give our most to others.
The Centers for Disease Control is responsible for public health and providing health-related information. The section on aging addresses health concerns of the older person. The site also offers immunization information for travelers.
(800) CDC-INFO or (800) 232-4636
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has posted a new and easier to use version of the Medicare consumer-focused website. The improved site provides users with a summary of Medicare benefits, coverage options, rights and protections, and answers to the most frequently asked questions about Medicare. The new design gives Medicare more flexibility to quickly update information. Take a tour of the new online face of Medicare by clicking on www.medicare.gov.
This useful site, provided by the National Library of Medicine of the National Institutes of Health, directs visitors to information that answers health questions.
Part of WebMD, this site provides professional clinicians with current medical reports but is also accessible to the consumer (free registration).
The National Institutes of Health site is a good source of information about medical conditions and diseases.
The Alliance for Aging Research, the nation's leading nonprofit dedicated to supporting and acceleratiing the pace of medical discoveries, provides a glimpse of the latest work being done to improve the experience of aging and health.