Dr. Kalina's Senior Health Forum Handouts
www.MesotheliomaSymptoms.com is an extensive database of information and resources for patients and their families to better understand the Symptoms of Mesothelioma and the various aspects of diagnosis, prognosis, treatment, as well as mesothelioma life expectancy.
Librarians at the National Library of Medicine examine, evaluate, and organize online health resources from the National Institutes of Health and established, reputable agencies and health organizations.
National Library of Medicine Drug Information Portal
This is a gateway to a whole host of excellent drug information resources. It provides links to websites on prescription, over-the-counter, supplements and herbal medications, medication safety, Medicare prescription plans and much more.
National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM)
One of the National Institutes of Health, NCCAM is the authoritative government agency on complementary and alternative healing practices. Experts evaluate the effectiveness of therapies and medicines for the conditions they are used to treat.
Avoiding Drug Interactions:
Provided by the US FDA, this website offers valuable information to help avoid drug interactions.
NIH Office of Dietary Supplements
Offers information about over-the-counter supplements. From the home page look for the Health Information link; then look on the right side for the heading “Specific Supplements” – which has links to Fact Sheets on:
Finding Experimental Treatments
The National Institutes of health maintain this website to disseminate information on current research studies for experimental treatments of diseases. Search by disease and geographical location. From the results list, click on the title to get more information about specifics of the study, eligibility requirements, and contact information.
Evaluating Hospitals and Health Care Facilities
rates hospitals in California. Search by city, choose hospitals that you want to compare from a list, and then compare overall ratings on specific surgical procedures (not all conditions or procedures evaluated).
Nursing Home Compare
Nursing Home Compare is a nation-wide database created by Medicare that offers various tools to compare facilities – inspections, staffing, and a 5-star rating system. Flexible search tools help you find Nursing Facilities by name, state, or city.