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Please note that Albany Medical Center is not responsible for content provided at external web sites.  All health information should be reviewed with your physician or other health care professional. Learn how to evaluate online health information.

Click on a topic below for more information:



Health Information Sites

MedlinePlus
National Library of Medicine / National Institutes of Health
Links to information on health topics, drug information, a medical dictionary and encyclopedia, health news, and healthcare directories. Provides información en español.

Family Doctor
American Academy of Family Physicians
Search for health topics, drug information, advice on self-care, and health care for specific age groups. Provides información en español

Healthfinder
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Health care information, along with health initiatives and activities of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and other federal departments and agencies. Provides información en español.

Mayo Clinic Health Information
Sections include Diseases & Conditions, Symptoms, Tests & Procedures, Drugs & Supplements, and Healthy Lifestyle.

If you are using a mobile device or experiencing a problem with the UpToDate search box, please visit the UpToDate Info for Patients page.

UpToDate contains hundreds of patient education topics that clinicians can share with patients or patients and consumers can search on their own.

To search for patient information from UpToDate,enter your terms in the search box on the left and tap/click the search button.



Diseases and Disorders

Use the links below to find information about the leading causes of death in the U.S as reported by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC):

Heart Disease

National Heart Blood and Lung Institute
AHA Information on Diseases/Conditions
AHA Information For Caregivers
AHA Información en Español


Cancer

Cancer.gov
Information for Caregivers
Información en Español
Phone: 1-800-4-CANCER
(1-800-422-6237)
American Cancer Society
Information for Caregivers
Información en Español


Lung Disease

American Lung Association
Información en Español
YourLungHealth.org
National Heart Blood and Lung Institute


Accidents (Unintentional Injuries)

CDC Injury Prevention and Control
CDC Información en Español
NYS Injury Prevention


Stroke

National Stroke Association
Información en Español
PubMed Health: Stroke
American Stroke Association
Information for Patients & Caregivers


Alzheimer's disease

Alzheimer’s Association
Information for Patients
Information for Caregivers
Información en Español
Alzheimer's Disease Education and Referral Center
Information for Caregivers
Información en Español
Alzheimer's Disease & Caregiving

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Diabetes

American Diabetes Association
Information for Patients
Information for Parents & Kids
Información en Español
Diabetes A to Z
Información en Español
National Diabetes Educational Program (NDEP)


Influenza/Pneumonia

Flu.gov
Information for Caregivers
Información en Español
Influenza (Flu) - CDC
Información en Español
Pneumonia - CDC
Información en Español
Pneumonia - American Lung Assoc.


Kidney Disease

Kidney Disease A to Z
Información en Español
National Kidney Disease Education Program
Información en Español
National Kidney Foundation
For Patients & Caregivers
Información en Español


Suicide

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
Telephone Hotline: 1-800-273-8255
Veterans Crisis Line
Veterans Telephone Hotline:
1-800-273-8255 and Press 1
Suicide Prevention
SAMHSA Información en Español


Special Topics

Complementary and Integrative Medicine

National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH)
MedlinePlus Complementary and Integrative Medicine

Clinical Trials

Albany Medical Center Clinical Trials
ClinicalTrials.gov
NIH Clinical Research Trials & You

Drugs/Supplements

Image of supplements Drug Information Portal (NLM)
MedlinePlus Drug Information

Health Insurance

HealthCare.gov
NY State of Health

Lab Tests

Lab Tests Online
MedlinePlus Laboratory Tests

Mental Health

MentalHealth.gov
National Institute of Mental Health
New York State Office of Mental Health
Mental Health America
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
Veterans Crisis Line

Wellness/Lifestyle

Healthfinder Everyday Healthy Living
CDC Healthy Living


Special Groups


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