Patient Resources

General Topics

www.makesmokinghistory- The Massachusetts Tobacco Cessation and Prevention Program

www.quitworks.org – Quitworks

www.tobaccofreekids.org – Campaign for Tobacco-free kids

www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ – National Institute of Health Medline Plus 

www.nhlbi.nih.gov – National Heart Lung Blood Institute

www.cdc.gov – Centers for Disease Control

www.nih.gov – National Institutes of Health

www.vh.org – Virtual Hospital; A digital health sciences library

www.healthlinks.net – Provides links to services and products, education and resources

Cardiovascular

www.americanheart.org – Entire website has educational information on a variety of topics. You can also search for “Answers By Heart” Over 70 downloadable patient information sheets presented in question-and-answer format; brief, easy to follow and read. Some available in Español. Topics address:  cardiovascular condition, treatments and test, lifestyle and risk reduction

www.aacvpr.org/Resources/ResourcesForPatients/tabid/109/DAACVPR efault.aspx#cardioResources for Cardiac patients

www.suddencardiacarrest.org – Sudden Cardiac Arrest

Pulmonary

www.aacvpr.org/Resources/ResourcesForPatients/tabid/109/Default.aspx#pulmonaryResources for pulmonary patients

www.aarc.org – American Association for Respiratory Therapy

www.yourlunghealth.org – American Association of Respiratory Care

www.patients.thoracic.org/ – American Thoracic Society Patient Education

www.coalitionforpf.org – Coalition for Pulmonary Fibrosis

Nutrition

 www.cspinet.org – Center for Science in the Public Interest; a non-profit health-advocacy group that publishes the Nutrition Action Healthletter.

www.eatright.org – American Dietetic Association

www.ific.org – International Food Education Council

www.5aday.org – Produce for Better Health Foundation

www.oldwayspt.org – Oldways Preservation and Exchange Trust

Exercise

www.shapeup.org – Shape up America

www.acsm.org – American College of Sports Medicine

www.americaonthemove.org – America on the Move

Stress Management

www.umassmed.edu/cfm/ – Center for Mindfulness

http://www.massgeneral.org/bhi/basics/whatisMBM.aspx– Mind Body Medicine

Caregivers

www.americanheart.org/caregivers