patient education

American Heart Association
Search for information from the Heart and Stroke A to Z Guide and access information, news, and more about heart disease and stroke.
http://www.heart.org/HEARTORG/#

American Lung Association
Search for information from the American Lung Association and acess information, news, and more about lung conditions and treatments.
http://www.lung.org/

BMI Calculator
NHLBI has put together an interactive BMI calculator. Just plug in your weight in pounds and height in feet and inches and it spits out your BMI.
http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/educational/lose_wt/BMI/bmicalc.htm

Cancer
http://www.asbestos.com/cancer/lung-cancer/
http://www.asbestos.com/treatment/radiation/
http://www.asbestos.com/mesothelioma/prognosis.php

Cardiac Health Web
The American Heart Association has compiled resources and links to websites related to heart health.
http://goo.gl/qkd3BE

Cholesterol Quiz
The American Heart Association provides this interactive question and answer site to test your knowledge of cholesterol and your heart
https://goo.gl/5onfIy

Diabetes Type II Risk Test
The American Diabetes has compiled this interactive risk assessment for diabetes type II.
http://www.diabetes.org/are-you-at-risk/diabetes-risk-test/

Go Ask Alice
Columbia University Health Services invites you to ask a question or look through previously answered questions on a variety of health-related topics.
http://www.cc.columbia.edu/cu/healthwise/about.html

Information about Oxygen
Information about the importance of oxygen, types of oxygen devices, and more.
https://www.thoracic.org/patients/patient-resources/resources/oxygen-therapy.pdf

Harvard Heart Letter
Current and back issues of the Harvard Heart Letter.
http://www.countway.med.harvard.edu/publications/Health_Publications/hrtns.html

Search for Clinical Trials
Information on current clinical trials. Search engine run by NIH.
https://clinicaltrials.gov/

Healthfinder
The U.S. government has compiled links to resources and information on a variety of health-related topics.
http://www.healthfinder.gov/

HealthGate Patient Education
Guide to medical tests, drug information, nutrition information and more.
www.healthgate.com

Heart Attack Risk Assessement
Nine question interactive assessment of risk of heart attack from the American Heart Association.
https://www.heart.org/gglRisk/main_en_US.html

How to Prevent High Blood Pressure
Great patient ed site for patient with high blood pressure from NHLBI.
https://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/health-topics/topics/hbp/prevention

How to Prevent and Control Coronary Heart Disease
NIH Education site
http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/health-topics/topics/hd/prevent

10 Year Heart Attack Risk Calculator
Calculator from NIH using your cholesterol values, blood pressure, and smoking status to assess risk.
http://cvdrisk.nhlbi.nih.gov/

National Jewish Center for Allergy & Respiratory Medicine
Patient education on asthma and other lung diseases
http://www.nationaljewish.org/

Nutrition, Wellness, and Prevention
Publishers of the New England Journal of Medicine produces this patient education site with conditions from A to Z, an ask the pharmacy expert and an ask the fitness expert section.
http://www.medicinenet.com/health_and_living/focus.htm

Rate Your Restaurant Diet
Find out how your diet rates with this interactive questionnaire.
http://www.cspinet.org/nah/quiz/index.html

Stay Young at Heart
Cooking the Heart Healthy Way. NHLBI brings you recipes and tips on how to cook without excess fat.
http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/educational/lose_wt/eat/recipes.htm

Step by Step
Lowering Your High Blood Cholesterol with TLC. Information on lowering cholesterol from NHLBI.
http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/files/docs/public/heart/chol_tlc.pdf