Online Health Resources

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NEWSLETTERS, MAGAZINES, VIDEOS, BLOGS & REPORTS

NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTH (NIH)
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.

PUBLIC HEALTH NEWS
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.

ATLANTIC HEALTH SYSTEMS
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.
New Vitality: A source for health and wellness programs specifically for adults 65+
AtlanticView Kids: a publication of Goryeb Children’s Hospital and is published bi-annually by Atlantic Health System, specifically for the Morristown, Overlook and Newton medical center communities. The focus is on children from birth through age 21.
Atlantic View Magazine for Chilton Medical Center
Atlantic View Magazine for Hackettstown Medical Center
Atlantic View Magazine for Morristown Medical Center
Atlantic View Magazine for Newton Medical Center
Atlantic View Magazine for Overlook Medical Center

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.


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


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


WELLNESS TOOLKITS
Environmental Health
Emotional Health
Physical Health
Social Wellness
Disease Prevention


MENTAL HEALTH
[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.]
Opioid Overdose Prevention Toolkit– from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA).
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)


MINDFULNESS
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.


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


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


WEST MILFORD PUBLIC HEALTH NURSING DIVISION
– 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


WEST MILFORD HEALTH ADVISORY BOARD
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


E-BOOKS
Smart Health Choices
Understanding Health Statistics
Better Research for Better Healthcare


HEALTH VIDEOS

HOTLINES & EMERGENCY HELP


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




SENIORS
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


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


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


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


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


CHILDREN
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


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


VETERANS/MILITARY
MedlinePlus: Veterans and Military Health
Veterans Health Administration (VA)
USA.gov Health Issues and Benefits for Veterans
Social Security Disability Benefits and Veterans
Mind and Body Approaches for Health Problems Facing Military Personnel and Veterans


FUNCTIONAL MEDICINE
Institute for Functional Medicine


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


GENETICS
Genetics Home Reference


MEDICATIONS
News About Drugs
Medicare Drug Coverage Part D


NUTRITION
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”


HOSPICE CARE & PALLIATIVE CARE
What Are Palliative Care and Hospice Care?
Find a Hospice
Compare Hospice Agencies


PHYSICIANS
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


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


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


DISASTER RESOURCES
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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