For the most reliable and up-to-date information on the Coronavirus (COVID-19),
please visit these sites:
– Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (cdc.gov)
– Massachusetts Department of Public Health (mass.gov)
– World Health Organization (who.int)
The Massachusetts Smokers’ Helpline at 1-800-QUIT NOW (1-800-784-8669) is available for free coaching 24 hours each day, seven days a week (except Thanksgiving and Christmas) to support you through quitting. In addition, now you can enroll online through KeepTryingMA.org. Online supports include quit planning tools, peer support and motivational text messages.
Make the choice to quit today, making the holidays and New Year tobacco free.
Trying to find out more about a recommended procedure? Not sure how to question your health provider? Choosing Wisely gets you started with the right questions.
This map of active and healthy living was created by a Clinton Hospital intern from UMass Medical Center.
Trusted Online Resources for Health & Wellness Research
Gale is a global leader in education, learning, and research resources online provided by Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners. Gale offers dozens of databases for all of your online research. Here are a couple of health-related resources to get you started:
Getting them & using them. Check out this guide from the National Coordinator of Health Information Technology.
This site is designed for kids ages 9-12 focusing on healthy behaviors, activities, food, and general nutrition. Because kids need health info, too.
PubMed comprises more than 27 million citations for biomedical literature from MEDLINE, life science journals, and online books. Citations may include links to full-text content from PubMed Central and publisher web sites.
MedlinePlus is the National Institutes of Health’s web site for patients and their families and friends. Produced by the National Library of Medicine, the world’s largest medical library, it brings you information about diseases, conditions, and wellness issues in language you can understand. MedlinePlus offers reliable, up-to-date health information, anytime, anywhere, for free.
Looking for a therapist? Not sure where to start? Try HelpPro.com You can filter by location, zip code, specialty and even insurance plan. Whether you need family, individual or couples counseling, you can look here for a recommendation.
From A to Z, this directory lists the toll-free numbers of health experts to answer your questions. The list is provided by the National Institutes of Health.
This research project is now in its 72nd year. Much of what the medical field understands about heart health is due to this study, both its depth and its breadth. And it started right here in Massachusetts. A study that’s been going strong since 1948.
CDC works 24/7 to protect America from health, safety and security threats, both foreign and in the U.S. Whether diseases start at home or abroad, are chronic or acute, curable or preventable, human error or deliberate attack, CDC fights disease and supports communities and citizens to do the same.
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