WEBTREATS: Aging

 

This list, prepared by the College Resource Center Librarians from other sources, is provided for information only.  Referral to these sites does not imply endorsement of The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists of either the organization or their contents, expressed views, programs, or political activities.   Further, the College does not endorse any commercial products that may be advertised or available from these organizations or on these websites. This list is not meant to be comprehensive; the exclusion of a site does not reflect the quality of that site.  Please note that sites and URLs are subject to change without warning.

Please also refer to the WEBTREAT on Menopause, as many of these sites include relevant information.

AARP – Health
The health section of AARP’s website includes information on healthy living, conditions and treatments, drugs, brain health, insurance and Medicare, and more.

Administration on Aging
The AOA has information for health professionals, caregivers, and for elders and families on a variety of aging-related topics.

Alzheimer’s Association
This website contains information on Alzheimer’s disease for patients and caregivers, as well as information on living with Alzheimer’s and links to support services.

Alzheimer’s Disease Education and Referral (ADEAR) Center
The ADEAR website helps users find Alzheimer’s disease information and resources from the National Institute on Aging. Information is available online or by calling 1-800-438-4380.

American Geriatrics Society (AGS)
This is the membership organization for health professionals interested in the care of older people. The website includes information on topics such as aging, eldercare, and Medicare.

Foundation for Health in Aging
This is the AGS consumer website. It includes information on the field of geriatrics as well as links to a physician finder tool and information on aging-related health topics.

American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
ACOG Patient Education Pamphlets are available fulltext in the member section, and FAQs for patients and a “find an ob-gyn” tool are available on the For Patients page.

Annual Women’s Health Care
This website has information on annual exams for women, including needed screening tests, evaluations, counseling, and immunizations based on age and risk factors, and includes links to College guidelines.

BrightFocus Foundation
The BrightFocus Foundation provides information for patients and funds research on the topics of Alzheimer’s disease, macular degeneration, and glaucoma.

BenefitsCheckUp
This is a service that helps find programs for people ages 55 and over that may pay for some of their costs of prescription drugs, health care, utilities, food, and other essential items or services.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC): Healthy Aging
This CDC website has information on a variety of health and aging-related topics, including emergency preparedness, preventive care, advance care planning, chronic disease management, and more.

Eldercare Locator
Eldercare Locator is a service by the U.S. Administration on Aging to help users find resources for older adults. Information is available through a searchable online database or by calling 1-800-677-1116.

Hospital Compare
This is a searchable online tool that helps users compare the quality of care individual hospitals provide for certain medical conditions and procedures.

LeadingAge
This website has a section for consumers, which includes a directory of homes and services, and other information on aging services. The site also includes information on advocacy, education, resources, and more.

Medicare.gov
This site from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has information for Medicare beneficiaries. The site also includes directories of physicians, hospitals, and other providers, and tools to compare health plans.

MedlinePlus – Seniors’ Health Issues
This site for consumers from the National Library of Medicine includes information on senior health and links to other MedlinePlus pages on aging-related topics.

National Institute on Aging (NIA)
The website of this NIH agency includes publications for consumers, information on Alzheimer’s disease, clinical trials, and organizations related to aging.

Go4Life
Go4Life is a campaign by the NIA to help older adults become physically active. The website has information on starting an exercise program, specific exercises, and other resources.

National Osteoporosis Foundation
This site provides information for consumers on the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of osteoporosis, and includes a find a doctor tool and links to NOF publications and resources.

NIH Senior Health
This website from the National Institutes of Health presents aging-related health information for consumers on topics such as cancer, memory and mental health, vision and hearing, and many more.

North American Menopause Society
This site contains information for health care professionals and consumers on menopause, including early menopause, menopause symptoms, and therapies. The website also has a “find a menopause practitioner” search tool.

USA.gov: Senior Citizens’ Resources
This website has links to federal government information for senior citizens on health, consumer protection, housing, money, retirement, travel, and more.

Women's Health Initiative (WHI)
The Women’s Health Initiative is a study on cardiovascular disease, cancer, and osteoporosis in women. This site provides information on the WHI and study results, including postmenopausal hormone therapy clinical trials.


JER last revised 3/24/14

 

 

 

 

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