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- (OSHA) United States Department of Labor Occupational Health and Safety Administration
As per the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970, employers are required to provide a safe and healthy work environment for their employees. OSHA is the organization that promotes this mission in the workplace. Whether you need to review the laws and regulations, require compliance assistance or are searching information on environment hazards, the Osha website has a wealth of information.
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Travel Information
If you are planning an international trip, consult this site for the latest health information you should be aware of, including shots and vaccinations that are recommended by the CDC for travel to a particular destination.
- Consumer Health Information
The CDC is dedicated to protecting the public health of the nation. This website will keep you updated on the latest health, safety and medical alerts. Provided by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
- Directory of Health Organizations
The United States National Library of Medicine has simplified your search for health organizations pertaining to a particular medical condition. Type in the term you would like to search and contact information, as well as a description of a particular organization, will be at your fingertips.
This website was launched by the American Academy of Pediatrics to provide trustworthy information and advice for parents and caregivers. It is divided into user friendly sections including Ages and Stages, Safety and Prevention and Health Issues. If you register, you can receive a monthly newsletter and customized health information.
- Mayo Clinic
The acclaimed Mayo Clinic has created a consumer oriented website that offers simple tools and fast answers to your questions about diseases and conditions. The site presents this information in easy to read articles, videos and some special features such as “Ask a Specialist.” and “Symptom Checker”.
Medicaid is a New York State program for people unable to afford health care. This site will tell you where to apply, what you need to bring with you as well as the income requirements.
Medicare is the nation's largest health insurance program, which covers nearly 40 million Americans. It is for people age 65 or older, some disabled people under age 65, and people of all ages with end-stage renal disease. If you are eligible for Medicare and have questions about your coverage, this is the official U.S. government site. From here, you can gather information about Medicare Prescription Drug Coverage. You can also download the latest version of “Medicare and You”.
MedlinePlus brings together information from highly regarded sources: the National Library of Medicine (the world’s largest medical library), the National Institutes of Health (NIH), and other government agencies and health-related organizations. If you are looking for accurate and timely medical information on tests, diseases, surgery, etc., with illustrations and medical photographs, look at Medlineplus with its extensive medical encyclopedia.
- National Center for Health Statistics
This website maintains statistics on public health issues and diseases. NCHS, the most comprehensive public health statistical agency in the United States has now made its major data collection information available to anyone with a computer and an Internet connection.
- National Institutes of Health Office of Rare Diseases
The Office of Rare Diseases is an invaluable resource for patients, families, students and researchers concerned with rare disease. Ongoing and past clinical trials as well as links to available genetic testing are just a few of the things that you can learn from this site.
- New York Prescription Savers (NYPS)
New York State now offers a prescription discount card for those residents who are between 50 and 64 years of age or have a disability regardless of age. Income eligibility limits are $35,000 for a single and $50,000 for a married couple. Those on Medicaid are not eligible. The website has more information as well as instructions for applying online or downloading an application to be mailed. You may also contact the helpline at 1-800-788-6917.
- State Health Facts Online
At State Health Facts Online, you can find and compare health data from all 50 states. The information is made available from the Kaiser Family Foundation, a non-partisan organization. It is up-to-date and easy to use.