Resources & Links

Website Home Page - NPMCOne of the most helpful resources you’ll find is the website for National Park Medical Center. In addition to learning about hospital services or physicians, you can also subscribe to a free monthly custom newsletter, choosing the topics you want to know more about. Take a free on-line risk assessment, learn more about health screenings and sign up for free health reminders for you and your family. You can also learn more about the Affordable Care Act (“Obamacare”), the new Health Insurance Marketplace and insurance options.

Other Helpful Resources
Millions of consumers get health information from magazines, TV or the internet. Unfortunately, sometimes it’s not easy to separate the good from the bad, the accurate from the biased, or the research from the ads. You want to make sure you are finding the most current, unbiased information that is based on research.

Unfortunately, while the Internet and Social Media have made it easier and faster to find health information, it also allows fast and widespread distribution of false and misleading information. That’s according to the National Institutes of Health (NIH), which is charged with enforcing consumer protection laws.

Before searching for medical information on the internet, we recommend that you educate yourself about how to evaluate the information you find. Here are several resources that can help:

MedlinePlus Guide to Healthy Web Surfing – A helpful guide from MedlinePlus, a service of the U.S. National Library of Medicine and National Institutes of Health
Evaluating Health Information on the Internet – A brief Q&A fact sheet developed by The National Institute of Health
Evaluating Internet Health Information – A tutorial from the National Library of Medicine
Health on the Web: Finding Reliable Information – A guide, also available in Spanish, from the American Academy of Family Physicians

Finally, never forget that it is vital – after carefully considering the source of the information – to discuss it, along with your medical history and any symptoms, with your health care provider.

Here are links to a few of the websites from national non-profit organizations and the government that you may find useful. Remember that clicking on any of these links will take you to the website for a different organization, not related to this physician clinic. And don’t forget that you can sign up to receive news on all of these topics by subscribing to National Park Medical Center’s free monthly eNewsletter. There are also free risk assessments and health reminders available on their “Health Info” web section. – A site from the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services with interactive tools, including risk assessments and health trackers
• Alzheimer’s Disease: Alzheimer’s Association
• Anxiety: Anxiety & Depression Association of America
• Arthritis: Arthritis Foundation
• Blood Pressure – NHLBI of NIH
• Breast Cancer: and American Cancer Society
• Cancer: American Cancer Society and PearlPoint Cancer Support
Centers for Disease Control
• Childhood Obesity –
• Colon Cancer: Colon Cancer Alliance or American Cancer Society
• Depression & Mental Health: National Institute of Mental Health or NAMI or MHA
• Diabetes: American Diabetes Association
• Diet / Nutrition – CDC
• Doctor Selection – NIH/Medline Plus
• Epilepsy: Epilepsy Foundation
• Emergencies – NIH
• Exercise / Fitness – NIH
• Heart: American Heart Association
• Insurance Selection & the ACA –
• Kidney Disease: National Kidney Foundation
• Leukemia & Lymphoma: Leukemia & Lymphoma Society or American Cancer Society
• Liver Cancer & Disease: American Liver Foundation or American Cancer Society
• Lung Cancer: Lung or American Cancer Society
• Men’s Health – Men’s Health Network
• Menopause – Women’s
• Mental /Behavioral Health: National Mental Health Association
• Obesity: Obesity Society
• Osteoporosis: National Osteoporosis Foundation
• Pain Management – MedicineNet
• Parenting – NIH
• Post Traumatic Stress Disorder – NIH
• Pregnancy – Women’s
• Prostate Cancer – or American Cancer Society
• Senior Caregiver: Caregiver Action Network or Family Caregiver Alliance
• Senior Health – NIH
• Skin Cancer – American Cancer Society
• Sleep Disorders – Sleep Foundation
• Stress – NIH
• Stroke: National Stroke Association
• Suicide Prevention: The Jason Foundation
• Weight Management – NIH
• Women’s Health – Women’s Health