General Health Resources
MedlinePlus.gov – MedlinePlus has medical information in English and over 45 over languages for patients and their families and friends. Find drug information, an illustrated medical encyclopedia, the latest health news, and tools such as calculators, quizzes, and questionnaires.
Healthfinder.gov – Healthfinder is designed to be easy to use. Find information and tools to help you and those you care about stay healthy.
KidsHealth.org – KidsHealth is divided into three main sections about children’s health for parents, kids, and teens. Each sections has content available in Spanish, accessible by clicking the “En Español” button.
Ask Me 3 – Watch this video to learn the three important questions to ask your providers to better understand your health conditions and what you need to do to stay healthy.
ClinicalTrials.gov – Are you interested in participating in a research study or finding the results of a completed trial? ClinicalTrialls.gov is a datebase of publicly and privately funded clinical studies of human participants. Search trials by condition, location, intervention, eligibility requirements, and other criteria.
PubMed – PubMed contains more than 27 million citations for biomedical literature from MEDLINE, life science journals, and online books. Citations may include links to full-text content from PubMed Central and publisher web sites.
Affordable Care Act – Get information for finding and enrolling in health insurance plans for individuals and families.
MedlinePlus Topics for Special Population Groups – Use these links to quickly find health information for groups based on age, gender, cultural, or ethnic backgrounds.
American Indian Health – This site guides you to information about the issues and conditions that affect the health and well-being of Native Americans.
National Indian Council on Aging – The mission of NICOA is to advocate for improved health, social services, and economic well-being for American Indian and Alaska Native Elders.
African American Health (MedlinePlus) – This page provides health information specifically for African Americans.
Easy to Read and Multilingual
MedlinePlus Videos and Cool Tools – Watch videos on health and surgery topics. Learn from health games, calculators, quizzes, and questionnaires.
Health Information in Multiple Languages – Access MedlinePlus articles written in over 45 languages, accompanied by an English translation. Find articles by browing all the available languages or by the list of all multilingual health topics.
HealthReach – Multilingual information for health professionals, refugees, and asylees (in print, audio, and video formats).
Consumer Health Information in Many Languages Resources – Search links to health information sites in multiple languages.
Quick Guide to Healthy Living – This section of the Healthfinder.gov website is a great starting point for learning about healthy living. Each of these printable topics starts with the basics and then continues with an action plan.
How Much Physical activity Do You Need? – Everyone needs to be active, but how much is best? This site provides guidelines for youth, adults, and older adults, plus a special section for pregnant women and new moms. Short sessions last as little as 10 minutes to make the goals do-able.
Exercise and Physical Activity – There is something for everyone in this collection of links and resources about becoming more physically active.
Activities for Kids – The American Heart Association provides great resources for kids and youth, including information on the importance of playing and fun activities such as the Healthy Challenge Scavenger Hunt.
How Much Physical Activity Do Children Need? – This guide from the CDC provides ideas for age-appropriate activities and tips on getting children active.
Exercise and Fitness for People With Disabilities – The National Center on Physical activity and Disability (NCPAD) provides a wide variety of information and videos on maintaining health through exercise for disabled people of all ages.
Nutrition and Foods
Nutrition.gov – This site provides easy access to information on nutrition, including What’s In Food? and the latest nutrition and health issues.
ChooseMyPlate.gov – ChooseMyPlate.gov is a user-friendly, interactive website for menu planning, diet assessments and comparisons and specific food information from the USDA.
SuperTracker – SuperTracker helps users set and track nutrition and physical activity goals. Users can create a personalized profile, save their favorite foods, track their physical activity, and view reports on the goal progress.
Fruit and Veggies – More Matters – Find tips, recipes, and information to help you eat more fruits and vegetables. The Plate Makeover section provides tips on healthy makeovers for over 45 typical meals, and visitors to the site can get involved by joining in the MyPlate challenge.
Kids Eat Right – This site provides scientifically-based health and nutrition information for children of all ages, from babies to teens, with videos, tips, and timely topics.
Children and Adolescents
KidsHealth.org – KidsHealth is divided into three main sections about children’s health for parents, kids, and teens. Each section has content available in Spanish, accessible by clicking the “En Español” button.
Healthy Children – This comprehensive site from the American Academy of Pediatrics for parenting kids from prenatal until adulthood covers diseases, staying healthy, mental and social concerns, school problems, and safety. Parents of prospective and new teen drivers will appreciate the site’s Teen Driving Agreement.
When Do Children and Teens Need Vaccinations? – This site provides a useful chart with schedules for all vaccinations for children from six months to 18 years of age.
CDC List of Websites for Kids and Teens – The Family Health section of the CDC website provides a list of health-related sites intended especially for this age group.
Girlshealth.gov – Be Healthy. Be Happy. Be You. Beautiful – If you are a girl age 10-16, here is a site just for you. Learn how to be healthy and stay healthy as you grow up. You can also get tips on handling relationships with family and friends, at school, and at home. Included are message boards, quizzes, interactive games, and other fun stuff to help you deal with emotions, bullying, safety and much more.
Sex, Etc. – Teens can get honest, accurate answers to their questions about sex and relationships, pregnancy, STDs, birth control, sexual orientation, and more from this site. Answer, a national organization dedicated to providing and promoting comprehensive sexuality education to young people and teachers, developed the site as part of their Teen-to-Teen Sexuality Education Project.
Men’s Health (MedlinePlus) – Learn about men’s health including common diseases affecting men; healthy lifestyle tips; sexual, prostatic, and urological problems; and health screening guidelines.
WomensHealth.gov – Full of informative resources for women, this site from the US Department of Health and Human Services has tools such as anatomical illustrations, health-related calculators, and tool kids. Topics of special interest include healthy lifestyle, body image, sexual and reproductive concerns, and violence prevention.
Women’s Health Checkup (Medlineplus) – This Health Topic page discusses health exams and tests that are specific to women at different ages and life stages. It includes many east-to-understand and multilingual resources, plus links to videos and related topics.
Age Page: Menopause – This National Institute on Aging site is a good overview on menopause. Brochures can be printed for free.
Retirement Living Information Center – Provides a list of assisted living facilities in Oklahoma City, OK.