Your Health Toolbox

Helpful resources and links

General Health Links

UpToDate – an easy to use search engine focused on the latest in healthcare information
MedLine Plus – the National Institutes of Health web site.  Offers extensive information on all health conditions
Medline Tutorials – an extensive collection of easy-to-understand tutorials on many heath conditions
Women’s Health – A comprehensive web site on women’s health information created by U.S. Dept. of Health & Human Services.

Pediatric Links

Healthy Children – The American Academy of Pediatrics website – a great website chocked full of helpful information
Ages & Stages – a great resource created by the American Academy of Pediatrics. Topics are divided by developmental stages.
National Institutes of Health: Children’s Health – Lots of helpful information from pre-natal through pediatrics
Department of Health and Human Services – Parents: ABCs of Raising Safe and Healthy Kids
Family Doctor – Pediatrics section – an easy on-line reference guide about common pediatric health issues

Local And State Resources

Oregon MothersCare – OMC provides prenatal needs assessment appointments at no charge. The site coordinator provides OHP assistance, referrals and education resources at no charge.
WIC – WIC is the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children.
Car Seat Safety – Statewide link to car seat assistance programs and inspection locations. Scroll down page to Jackson County.
Oregon Child Support Program – works with parents to provide the financial and emotional support their children need to grow and thrive.
Healthy Kids Oregon – Insurance assistance for uninsured children


American Cancer Society provides in-depth information on all cancer topics.

Cancer Care is a national nonprofit organization that provides free, professional support services for anyone affected by cancer.

Skin cancer – Learn about skin cancer warning signs

Breast cancer

Susan B. Komen Foundation includes excellent questionnaire sheets to use when speaking with your providers.
MedLine Plus is the National Institutes of Health breast cancer web portal.

Colon cancer

Colon Cancer Alliance is the national patient advocacy organization dedicated to reducing colon cancer in the US.


Endocrine Web – the largest web site for Diabetes, Osteoporosis, Thyroid, Parathyroid and other Endocrine Disorders.
Comprehensive information about the endocrine system and related health conditions.
The Hormone Foundation 
An excellent resource for many endocrine health conditions.
Patient Guides 
The Hormone Foundation provides excellent easy to follow patient resource materials on a variety of endocrine health conditions.

Cholesterol Issues

The American Heart Association


American Diabetes Association


The Osteoporosis Center

The National Osteoporosis Foundation
The International Society for Clinical Densitometry
NIH official Osteoporosis website