Patient Education

Helpful Resources

Here we have accessed and outlined some helpful resources in Patient Education. You can trust them because we trust them.

Health Finder

http://healthfinder.gov

When making decisions about your health, it’s important to know where to go to get the latest, most reliable information. healthfinder.gov has resources on a wide range of health topics selected from over 1,600 government and non-profit organizations to bring you the best, most reliable health information on the Internet.


PrimeMed Patient Health Education

http://www.patientedu.org/aspx/Disease/Brochure.aspx

Each of Pri-Med's Health Brochures provides information on health topics that may impact you and your family, as well as steps to take to reduce your risk from these conditions. More in-depth advice on each topic is available by clicking on the link below each brochure image. Check back often, as new health brochures are added routinely!


Family Doctor Handouts

http://familydoctor.org/online/famdocen/home.html?element=handout

Provided by FamilyDoctor.org, here are some useful tools and handouts to manage your health.


CDC Health Information

http://www.cdc.gov/

CDC.gov is CDC's primary online communication channel. Annually, there are close to 500 million page views to the site, averaging 41 million page views per month. CDC.gov provides users with credible, reliable health information on: Data and Statistics; Diseases and Conditions; Emergencies and Disasters; Environmental Health; Healthy Living; Injury, Violence and Safety; Life Stages and Populations; Travelers' Health; Workplace Safety; Health; And more…


Up to Date

http://www.uptodate.com/patients/index.html

Learn more about your medical condition and explore your treatment options using UpToDate®, the same resource trusted by more than 600,000 clinicians around the world. After you read the information in UpToDate, you will have the tools to ask the right questions and have important conversations with your health care provider.


Advance Directives

http://www.secretary.state.nc.us/ahcdr/Forms.aspx

North Carolina Department of the Secretary of State Advance Health Care Directive Registry


Diabetes Education

http://www.ndep.nih.gov/

Established in 1997, the National Diabetes Education Program is a federally-funded program sponsored by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ National Institutes of Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and includes over 200 partners at the federal, state and local levels, working together to improve the treatment and outcomes for people with diabetes, promote early diagnosis, and prevent or delay the onset of type 2 diabetes.


Prescription Assistance PPARX

http://www.pparx.org/

What is the Partnership for Prescription Assistance? The Partnership for Prescription Assistance helps qualifying patients without prescription drug coverage get the medicines they need through the program that is right for them. Many will get their medications free or nearly free.


MyFitnessPal.com

http://www.myfitnesspal.com

MyFitnessPal is a diet and fitness community built with one purpose in mind: providing you with the tools and support you need to achieve your weight loss goals. There is even a free, downloadable app!


Weight Watchers Online

http://www.weightwatchers.com/plan/www/online_01.aspx

Weight Watchers Online is a customized weight-loss plan you follow completely online.


SparkPeople

http://www.sparkpeople.com/resource/sparkdiet.asp

At SparkPeople, our mission is to SPARK millions of PEOPLE to reach their goals and lead healthier lives. We offer nutrition, health, and fitness tools, support, and resources that are 100% free, while other sites like Weight Watchers and eDiets.com charge their members for similar services.

The SparkDiet is a four-stage journey that helps you make the elusive jump from “dieting” to a fresh, new lifestyle. The stages combine healthy tips and tools with motivation and confidence so that healthy habits become part of your everyday life.


FitDay

http://www.fitday.com

FitDay is a free online diet journal and calorie tracker trusted by more than 6 Million users around the world.


Smokefree.nc.gov/Quitlinenc.com

http://quitlinenc.com/

QuitlineNC provides free cessation services to any North Carolina resident who needs help quitting tobacco use. Quit Coaching is available in different forms, which can be used separately or together to help any tobacco user give up tobacco.