Administration on Aging
Website is designed to assist older people and their caregivers to quickly obtain information on aging related topics and government sponsored programs. there is excellent information on elder rights, promoting a healthy lifestyle, finding state and local elder care programs, national and state benefits and services for seniors, long-term care insurance and caregiver support programs.
The AGS Foundation for Health in Aging
The American Geriatrics Society Foundation created this website to provide consumers and caregivers with up-to-date information on health and aging. Overseen by a team of experts on caring for older adults, HealthinAging.org content is based on resources that the American Geriatrics Society has developed for its professional members.
CDC's Health Aging
This Centers for Disease Control's website has statistics and research information including the latest State of aging and Health and State of Mental Health and Aging in America reports, information on the Healthy Brain Initiative and advance care planning and chronic disease management, and links to other articles, reports and organizations.
This site provides consumer health information. There is also information on medical emergencies, injuries, minor medical conditions and basic first aid. The site contains more than 900 health and medical articles written by physicians for the general public.
Information for those diagnosed with Alzheimer's, caregivers, and health professionals make this the comprehensive resource on Alzheimer's disease. Fact sheets, information on diagnosed and management, planning ahead, a glossary and information on multiple languages are included. Message boards provide support and additional information sharing.
American Cancer Society
Provides basic information about cancer and what causes it, as well as in depth information about specific types of cancer, their risk factors, early detection and treatment options. Includes a search tool for finding a local chapter by zip code or city and state. The site links to several online communities. Comprehensive information provided in Spanish; limited information provided in Chinese, Korean, and Vietnamese. A telephone help line, live online chat service and email help are also available.
National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute
The NHLBI site provides extensive information on conditions that affect the heart, blood vessels, lungs and blood, as well as sleep disorders. Health assessment tools, educational tutorials and videos provide useful additional information. Full text color versions of data fact sheets are also available. Information for healthcare professionals is included.
NIH Senior Health
This website for older adults makes aging-related health information easily accessible for those seeking reliable, easy to understand online health information. Well-illustrated and readable, it includes many short videos and links out to other sites for additional information. It also allows increases in contrast as well as size of type for easier viewing.
Mesothelioma Prognosis Network
The site provides the most extensive information and support about mesothelioma. Works with individuals, primarily seniors and their families in helping them find the local doctors, treatment centers and support groups.
Drug Center is an independent organization committed to informing the public on pharmaceutical-related topics. The site contains senior health information, information about common drugs and devices, and news in the pharmaceutical industry. Additional support is available for those who have experienced drug or device complications.