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AskRI’s Health and Nutrition Resources provides reliable, up-to-date links covering specific health issues, healthcare, nutrition & exercise, medical encyclopedias, and more.

 Affordable Care Act

The Affordable Care Act puts in place comprehensive health insurance reforms that will roll out over four years and beyond.

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HealthSource RI: The Rhode Island source for the Affordable Care Act and health care. Additional Affordable Care Act resources.

 Health Links

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  • aetna Intelihealth: Trusted solutions for healthier lives.
  • AIDS.gov: Federal HIV policies, programs, news and resources for the public.
  • CAPHIS: The Consumer and Patient Health Information section of the Medical Library Association.
  • Center for Science in the Public Interest: Advocacy organization whose twin missions are to conduct innovative research and advocacy programs in health and nutrition, and to provide consumers with current, useful information about their health and well-being.
  • Recommended LinkConsumer Health Complete: EBSCO’s interface designed for the everyday consumer of health care information. CHC provides convenient access to easily understandable health and medical information.
  • Dr. Mercola: Take control of your health, practical health solutions without the hype.
  • Drugs Information Online: Information and news for prescription, over-the-counter, and natural medicines.
  • FamilyDoctor.org: Health Information for the whole Family.
  • FDA Index to Drug-Specific Information
  • EPA – Lead: Learn what you can do to protect your family from the dangers of lead poisoning.
  • Go Ask Alice: Find Health Information, search recently published inquiries and responses, and submit questions of your own.
  • Harvard Health Publication Guide to Diagnostic Tests
  • Health.gov: Health information for individuals and families.
  • Health Central: Empower millions of people to improve and take control of their health and well-being.
  • Health Resources & Services Administration: Find information about affordable health care as well as resources for health professionals.
  • HIV Stops With Me: National social marketing campaign that aims to prevent the spread of HIV while also reducing the stigma associated with the disease.
  • The Internet Drug Index
  • Lab Tests Online: Public resource on clinical lab testing from the laboratory professionals who do the testing.
  • Mayo Clinic: The online home of one of the nation’s most well-respected hospitals. Find information on diseases, well-being, and research.
  • Recommended linkMedlinePlus: Free up-to-date medical information for the general public provided by the National Institutes of Health’s Web site.
  • Merck: Focused on innovation and science, Merck delivers vaccines, medications, and consumer and animal health products.
  • Merck Manual Home Health Handbook: Explains disorders, who is likely to get them, their symptoms, how they’re diagnosed, how they might be prevented, and how they can be treated; also provides information about prognosis.
  • My Optum Health: For information on popular health topics, tools & tips, news & trends, and videos.
  • National Institutes of Health: Cutting-edge research on health and medicine.
  • National Organization for Rare Disorders: A unique federation of voluntary health organizations dedicated to helping people with rare “orphan” diseases and assisting the organizations that serve them.
  • PDRhealth: Physicians’ Desk Reference.
  • recommended linkPubMed Central: Free full-text archive of biomedical and life sciences journal literature at the U.S. National Institutes of Health’s National Library of Medicine (NIH/NLM).
  • US Health Department of Health & Human Services: A directory of information resources on a wide range of topics.
  • WebMD: Tools for managing health, support to those who seek information.

 Nutrition Links