- HealthAmerican Board of Medical Specialists
An online directory of certified medical specialsts is available at the "Is Your Doctor Certified?" link. Registration is required and there is a limit of five searches in a 24 hour period.
Provides information on virtually every licensed physician in the United States . All physician credential data have been verified for accuracy and authenticated by accrediting agencies, medical schools, residency training programs, licensing boards, and other data sources. For more detailed information on area doctors, visit the Connecticut Department of Health.
Connecticut State Medical Society
The Connecticut State Medical Society (CSMS) is a federation of eight component county medical associations, with a total membership exceeding 7,000 physicians. CSMS itself is a constituent state entity of the American Medical Association. Search for physicians by name, specialty and/or location.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Need to know what countries to stay away from because of the latest Ebola, cholera, or SARS outbreak? Would you like to avoid the latest gastrointestinal virus found on your favorite cruise ship? Check out the Travelers' Health report. You can read the latest disease news in the weekly Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, or relax wih the monthly Emerging Infectious Diseases journal.
Connecticut Association for Children
and Adults with Learning Disabilities
CACLD is a non-profit organization committed to helping children and adults with Learning Disabilities and Attention Deficit Disorders. Their site provides information, education, and consultation while promoting public awareness and understanding.
The state's most comprehensive library and resource center for information on substance use and mental health disorders, prevention, health promotion and wellness, treatment and recovery, and other related topics.
This collaborative project between the New Haven Free Public Library, the Cushing / Whitney Medical Library,and Yale University provides health books, databases, and reference services to members of the public free of charge. Allows easy navigation through numerous health resources. Highly recommended.
This is an award-winning federal Web site that contains disability-related resources on programs, services, laws and regulations to help people with disabilities lead full and independent lives.
- Family Caregiving
- Food and Nutrient Database
This comprehensive site of the Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis Network tells about the eight main food allergens and offers education, research and recipes. Register to receive food-allergy alerts.
Know what to do about the flu. Find the location of nearby flu vaccine clinics.
This site is a go-to source for navigating autism therapy and treatments. It offers broad coverage of research, news, and developments through therapy fact sheets and a directory of medical, educational, psychological, and nutritional specialists.
This new site from the federal government will help you understand the nation's new Health Care Reform Law, known as the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. The website explains how the law impacts health consumers of all age groups and gives information about public health insurance, including the new Pre-existing Conditions Insurance Plan, as well as more than 1,000 private insurance plans.
Operated by the non-profit National Women's Health Resource Center, this site has research news, tips, resources and an in-depth look at more than 100 health topics.
- Household Products Database
What's under your kitchen sink, in your garage, in your bathroom, and on the shelves in your laundry room? Learn more about what's in these products, about potential health effects, and about safety and handling.
Manual of Health and Aging
Entire online text of the book published by Merck Co. which provides an overview of healthy aging and the disorders more likely to affect the elderly.
- National Organization
for Rare Dieseases
Brief descriptions of each disease with a listing of organizatiosn and links to their websites. Full-text descriptions may be ordered online for a fee - there is no charge for the first request.
This award-winning site, developed by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, has been recognized as a key resource for finding the best government and nonprofit health and human services information on the Internet.
Healthnet - University of Connecticut Health Center Library's guide to consumer health information. In addition to it's own research guides, Healthnet also includes links to numerous reputable health and medical sites on the web. The center also provides customized information packets for Connecticut residents.
Offers an e-mail newsletter and other resources, such as a forum for parents, an allergy buyer's guide and links to other resources. Free membership, but other levels of paid membership get users more resources.
Medicare Managed Care (HMO) in CT - a publication of CHOICES (Connecticut program for Health insurance assistance, Outreach, Information, Counseling, & Eligibility Screening. It explains the option of receiving Medicare benefits through a Medicare managed care plan, Medicare Advantage.
Home Health Handbook
Entire online text of the consumer edition of the popular and authoritative Merck Manual.
Network of Care - Connecticut's Network of Care for Behavioral Health provides access to behavioral and mental health services, laws, and related news.
Original Medicare and Supplemental Options - a publication of CHOICES (Connecticut program for Health insurance assistance, Outreach, Information, Counseling, & Eligibility Screening. It provides information for Medicare beneficiaries living in Connecticut.
Prescription Drug Assistance - a publication of CHOICES (Connecticut program for Health insurance assistance, Outreach, Information, Counseling, & Eligibility Screening. This is a guide for Connecticut residents with Medicare who need help paying for their prescription drugs.
WebMD - From canker sores to cancer, WebMD is an informative, reliable, and convenient resource, with answers to all sorts of health questions. You can read about common and rare conditions, chat about them with others online, learn which treatments and drugs to ask your doctor about, and much more.
Health Hotlines - Toll-free numbers for health related organizations.