Health Care Links

American Association of Retired Persons
The American Association of Retired Persons Web site contains information on research, volunteer and community programs, issues and advocacy, and member benefits for retired persons.

Citizen Advocacy Center
A training, research, conferences, and networking Web site for health care institutions' public members  and consumer representatives.

International Food Information Council
The International Food Information Council Foundation provides food safety, nutrition, and healthful eating information  to help you make good and safe food choices.

International Lactation Consultant Association
A worldwide network of lactation professionals dedicated to advancing the profession of lactation consulting worldwide through leadership, advocacy, professional development and research.

KidsHealth
KidsHealth is one of the largest sites on the Internet providing expert health information about children from before birth through adolescence. Created by The Nemours Foundation Center for Children's Health Media, KidsHealth has separate areas for kids, teens, and parents - each with its own focus, tone, and design.

Mayo Clinic
Mayo Clinic is a not-for-profit medical practice dedicated to the diagnosis and treatment of virtually every type of complex illness. Mayo Clinic staff members work together to meet your needs. You will see as many doctors, specialists and other health care professionals as needed to provide comprehensive diagnosis, understandable answers and effective treatment.

National Council on Patient Information and Education (NCPIE)
One of the original patient safety coalitions, NCPIE works to advance the
safe, appropriate use of medicines through enhanced communication.

OncoLink
OncoLink was founded in 1994 by Penn cancer specialists with a mission to help  cancer patients, families, health care professionals and the general public get accurate cancer-related information at no charge.

Planned Parenthood Federation
Planned Parenthood is America’s most trusted provider of reproductive health care. Our skilled health care professionals are dedicated to offering men, women, and teens high-quality, affordable medical care.

South  Carolina Hospital Association
On this site  you can download The Universal Medication Form tool developed for the consumer to keep track of all of the prescription medications, over-the-counter medications, and herbal supplements that a person takes when they are at home.  You can get these forms from many places such as hospitals, physician offices, pharmacies, and health fairs.  Take the form with you and give copies to each of your doctors, your pharmacist, and your dentist.  Have them help you update the form if your medications change.