The National Health Information Center and the National Library of Medicine both offer an online database of health-related organizations operating toll-free telephone services. The databases also include information on services and publications available in Spanish. You can find out whom to call for almost any health issue. See: www.health.gov/NHIC/Pubs/tollfree.htm or http://healthhotlines.nlm.nih.gov/. To order printed copies of this publication, contact the Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (ODPHP) Communication Support Center, P.O. Box 37366, Washington, DC 20013-7366; 240-453-8280; Fax: 301-468-3028; http://www.health.gov/NHIC/Pubs/
National Institute on Aging
The National Institute on Aging is the government’s leading effort on aging research. In addition to research information and professional training, NIA disseminates health information to the general public. Contact: National Institute on Aging, Building 31, Room
5C27, 31Center Drive, MSC2292, Bethesda, MD 20892; 301-496-1752; TTY: 800-222-4225; Fax: 301-496-1072; www.nia.nih.gov
The National Institute of Health offers an online information website for older adults. Their goal is to make age-related health information easily accessible to seniors, family members and friends. The website is senior friendly, including large print, short, easy to read segments and simple navigation. There is even a "talking" feature which reads the text. Information is updated regularly. Contact: http://nihseniorhealth.gov/
MedlinePlus offers consumers a wealth of information on health-related topics. The information is from the National Library of Medicine and the National Institutes of Health. In addition to the health information, the website also contains lists of hospitals and physicians, a medical encyclopedia, a medical dictionary, prescription information and health information in Spanish. You can even sign-up for weekly updates of specific topics that fit your needs. Contact: U.S. National Library of Medicine, 8600 Rockville Pike, Bethesda, MD 20894; http://medlineplus.gov/
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