Online Health Resources

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NIH MedlinePlus Salud – Current issue
NIH News in Health – Current issue
NIH Research Matters – a weekly update of NIH research highlights reviewed by NIH’s experts.

Global Health Now A not-for-profit initiative of the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. Free e-newsletter subscription available.

VISIONS Newsletter
Visions Newsletter is a peer-reviewed publication for consumers. Articles focus on family & community health sciences current topics of interest to the general public. The newsletter features articles on nutrition, physical activity, and health as part of the Get Moving-Get Healthy New Jersey initiative that is a partnership with the NJ Department of Health and Senior Services along with our 4-H colleagues. Articles on nutrition, health finances, healthy environments, and food safety are included.

Atlanticast : a local news source for all things happening at Atlantic Health System’s hospitals and the communities they serve. New episodes are released every two weeks, covering everything from our state-of-the-art facilities and groundbreaking treatments to healthy lifestyle tips and health care industry trends.

Cancer Currents: A National Cancer Institute Research Blog

National Toxicology Program Report:
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services released the 14th Report on Carcinogens on November 3, 2016. The Report on Carcinogens is a congressionally mandated, science-based, public health document that NTP prepares for the HHS Secretary. This cumulative report currently includes 248 listings of agents, substances, mixtures, and exposure circumstances that are known or reasonably anticipated to cause cancer in humans.

Allergic Reactions
Insect Bites and Stings
Understanding Food Allergies
Food Allergies (NIAID)
Cold, Flu or Allergy?
Flu Symptoms & Complications
Cold Versus Flu

How to Understand Your Lab Results
Comprehensive Guide to Lab Tests
Lab Tests A-Z

Environmental Health
Emotional Health
Physical Health
Social Wellness
Disease Prevention

[IMPORTANT! If you need immediate help or if you are having thoughts of death or suicide, call 911 or 1-800-273-TALK (8255), or go to a hospital emergency room.]
Behavioral Health Treatment Locator – Find treatment facilities confidentially and anonymously. A free online tool from SAMHSA. SAMHSA is the agency within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services that leads public health efforts to advance the behavioral health of the nation. SAMHSA’s mission is to reduce the impact of substance abuse and mental illness on America’s communities.
National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS): About the U.S. Opioid Epidemic
The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) – the lead federal agency for research on mental disorders
American Psychiatric Association – Learn about common mental disorders, including symptoms, risk factors and treatment options.
Alzheimer’s Association – Greater New Jersey Chapter
Anxiety and Depression Association of America (ADAA) – Understand the facts, find treatment and support for children, teen, college students, girls and women, diverse communities, caregivers, older adults, friends and relatives, military and military families.
The Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA) – peer-based, wellness-oriented, and empowering services and resources including online peer support24/7, local support groups, audio and video casts.
Children’s Mental Health – information from the American Psychological Association (APA)

What is Mindfulness?
Can Living in the Moment Improve Your Health?
National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH): In this video, Dr. Amishi Jha of NCCIH talks about mindfulness and her research on mindfulness training and building resilience.

In-depth information on Yoga from the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health

Meditation for Stress Reduction information from the Mayo Clinic
Meditation information from the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH)

– Preventive health services including health screenings and immunizations for children and adults
– Office Hours are 8:30 – 4:30 p.m. most days
– Please call 973-728-2726 Monday through Friday to schedule appointments

Advises the Mayor and Council concerning matters of public health within the Township.

Jewish Family and Children’s Services of Northern New Jersey (JFCS) – Counseling, career readiness, senior services, financial aid & advocacy, community outreach programs

Smart Health Choices
Understanding Health Statistics
Better Research for Better Healthcare



Food Assistance : Find out how to get food in case of an emergency, apply for food stamps and what free or low-cost food programs are available for infants, children and seniors

West Milford NJ Domestic Violence Response Team : 24-hour hotline 973-881-1450. The domestic violence program provides shelter for women and their children, individual and group counseling, accompaniment, legal advocacy and accompaniments. The sexual assault program provides crisis intervention, information and referral services, accompaniments during medical attention and criminal justice procedures, and individual/group counseling for survivors. All of the services are free and confidential.
National Domestic Violence Hotline : Highly-trained advocates are available 24/7/365 to talk confidentially with anyone experiencing domestic violence, seeking resources or information, or questioning unhealthy aspects of their relationship. 1-800-799-7233 in English and Spanish.

– DISASTER HOTLINE: 1-800-985-5990
or text ‘TalkWithUs’ to 66746(English)
– DISASTER HOTLINE: 1-800-985-5990 and press “2”
or text ‘Hablanos’ to 66746(Spanish – in the U.S.)
Free, confidential and multilingual telephone crisis support service for U.S. residents experiencing psychological distress as a result of a natural or man-made disaster. Toll-free, 24 hours-a-day, seven days a week.

– DRUG & ALCOHOL ABUSE: 1-888-575-7851 On the Wagon was founded by victims of drug and alcohol abuse with the objective of creating the most comprehensive and authoritative resource for parents, children, friends, and society as a whole on drug abuse and mental health-related issues, with the end goal to get them back “on the wagon.”
– New Life Recovery Center: 1-888-412-1969 is West Milford, New Jersey’s On the Wagon facility, offering outpatient drug rehabilitation services for adult males, adult females, teens and DUI.

– NATIONAL COUNCIL ON SENIORS DRUG & ALCOHOL REHAB 1-877-888-0552: Free, confidential

Passaic County Department of Senior Services – Aging, disability, Veteran’s affairs, para transit, nutrition services, energy assistance, adult day care
New Jersey Aging & Disability Resource Connection (ADRC) – a program to connect seniors age 60 and older and people with physical disabilities 18 years of age and older with the services they need to continue living independently in the community for as long as possible.
Eldercare Locator, a public service of the U.S. Administration on Aging connecting you to services for older adults and their families. You can also reach us at 1-800-677-1116.
National Association of Area Agencies on Aging
National Institute on Aging
Cutting Edge Research from the NIH: New Evidence Suggests Aging Brains Continue to Make New Neurons [Posted on April 10, 2018 by Dr. Francis Collins]
You’re Never Too Old to Keep Active
Aging and Health: Every Older Person is Different
World Health Organization (WHO): Ageing and Life-Course
Talking With Your Doctor – Make the Most of Your Appointment
Getting Started With Medicare
National Council on Seniors Drug & Alcohol Rehab
Falls Prevention
Dealing With Dementia
Coping with Caregiving
Osteoporosis in Aging
The Aches of Arthritis
Your Aging Eyes

MedlinePlus Women’s Health[Español]
Advancing Women’s Health & Safety
Doctors Without Borders & Women’s Health

MedlinePlus: Men’s Health[Español]
Advancing Men’s Health
Center for Research on Men’s Health

MedlinePlus: Teen Health[Español]
Teens and Stress: Who Has Time For It?
Getting Older and Changing Health Care Providers
Emotional Intelligence

MedlinePlus: LGBT Health
Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Health

NJ Early Intervention Services for Children Under Age 3 [Español]
MedlinePlus: Children’s Health [Español]
CDC: Parent Information
Children (Ages 4-11) – Safety in the Home & Community

Social Security Disability Fact Sheet
MedlinePlus Disabilities[Español]
World Health Organization (WHO): Disability and Rehabilitation
NJ Vocational Rehabilitation Services

MedlinePlus: Veterans and Military Health
Veterans Health Administration (VA) Health Issues and Benefits for Veterans
Social Security Disability Benefits and Veterans
Mind and Body Approaches for Health Problems Facing Military Personnel and Veterans

Institute for Functional Medicine

National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH)
Be an Informed Consumer
Product Safety
Herbs at a Glance

Genetics Home Reference

News About Drugs
Medicare Drug Coverage Part D

USDA Food and Nutrition Service : How to Apply for SNAP and WIC Benefits, Become a SNAP Retailer, Community Food Systems, Food Safety, Child Nutrition, Disaster Assistance
USDA Summer Food Service Program for Households
MedlinePlus Nutrition Information
The Organic Center
Food As Medicine
Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics 
FDA: U.S. Food and Drug Administration
CDC: Healthy Living by Centers for Disease Control
The George Mateljan Foundation
Angiogenesis Foundation: “Eat to Beat Cancer”

What Are Palliative Care and Hospice Care?
Find a Hospice
Compare Hospice Agencies

Clinical eCompanion”: Free clinical information from NLM geared toward primary care providers.
Health Reach:Culturally relevant information in multiple languages and formats about health conditions and wellness topics

MedlinePlus: Talking With Your Doctor
MedlinePlus: Internet Safety Information
Medline Plus: Guide to Healthy Web Surfing
Finding Trusted, Credible Health Information

CDC: National Center for Environmental Health
EPA: US Environmental Protection Agency  
CEOHS: NJ Consumer, Environmental and Occupational Health Service

Disaster Information Management Research Center
Healthcare and Public Health (HPH) Risk Identification and Site Criticality (RISC) Toolkit

Health Research Tips
How to Make Sense of Health Research
Medline Plus: Understanding Medical Research
Medical Library Association: A User’s Guide to Finding Good Health Information on the Web

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