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Helpful Links

Numerous organizations have provided on line help, information, and resources that can be of value to patients, general public, and healthcare providers. Please keep in mind to use the information wisely and talk with your healthcare provider when trying to make medical decisions. The websites are not peer-reviewed.

Alcohol & Drug Addiction

Addiction Resource: This site offers information on substance abuse and addiction, treatment process, and a toll-free hotline. Students are offered the opportunity to win a scholarship by entering an essay on how to make the world addiction-free. https://addictionresource.com/

Drug & Alcohol Center: Contains information and resources for teens and college students. https://www.addictioncenter.com/

Drug Rehab: This site provides patients and families with information, resources, and tools to help overcome addiction. It also includes eating disorders. https://www.drugrehab.com/

National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependency: This website is a valuable resource for those individuals suffering with alcohol or drug addiction. http://www.ncadd.org/
Allergy, Asthma, Immunology:

American Academy of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology: Contains information regarding allergies, asthma, and immunology. http://www.aaaai.org/home.aspx
Cardiovascular:

American Heart Association: Contains information relating to heart health, nutrition, and stroke prevention. http://www.heart.org/HEARTORG/
Crisis Intervention / Help:

Contact Crisis Line: This is a list of resources for suicide prevention and sexual assault http://contactcrisisline.org/

Veterans Crisis Line: Provides confidential support by phone or online chat. Call 1-800-273-8255 and Press 1 or chat at www.VeteransCrisisLine.net
CPR:

American Heart Association-CPR: Hands Only CPR video. http://www.heart.org/HEARTORG/CPRAndECC/HandsOnlyCPR/Hands-Only-CPR_UCM_440559_SubHomePage.jsp
Diabetes:

American Diabetes Association: Contains information relating to diabetes. http://www.diabetes.org/
Eating Disorders:

Drug Rehab: This site provides information, resources, and tools to help people with eating disorders. Topics include, but are not limited to, Body Dysmorphic Disorder, Anorexia Nervosa, Bulimia, Binge-Eating Disorder, and more. https://www.drugrehab.com/eating-disorders/
General Resources:

Center for Disease Control and Prevention: Contains information relating to health and safety issues as well as traveling tips. http://www.cdc.gov/

Columbia University "Go Ask Alice:" Students can find health information and interact with a Q&A interface. http://goaskalice.columbia.edu

Contact Crisis Line: Crisis help line and resource links for general mental health, sexual assault, domestic violence, and suicide. http://contactcrisisline.org/

Family Doctor (American Academy of Family Physicians): This site provides patient education for the family and is regularly updated. http://familydoctor.org/familydoctor/en.html

Healthfinder: This website is helpful in finding health information and providers. http://www.healthfinder.gov/

Healthfinder (Español): This website is the Spanish language version of Healthfinder. It is helpful in finding health information and providers. http://www.healthfinder.gov/espanol/

Medline Plus: It is a service of the U.S. National Library of Medicine (NLM) and National Institutes of Health (NIH). This website provides access to medical journal articles. Its directories provide links to help find libraries, health professionals, services, and facilities. MedlinePlus also has information on organizations providing health information, an illustrated medical encyclopedia, interactive patient tutorials, videos, and health news. http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/

U.S. National Library of Medicine: This site contains health information and links to other sites for more health information. http://www.nlm.nih.gov/

Vaden Health Library, Stanford Hospitals & Clinics: This site provides a virtual health library.http://vaden.stanford.edu

Web MD: WebMD provides valuable health information, tools and resources for managing your health, and support to those who seek informationhttp://www.webmd.com/
Lung Health:

American Lung Association: Contains information relating to lung disease and health. http://www.lung.org/
Mental Health & Well-Being:

Help Guide: This is a non-profit guide to mental health and well-being and covers topics such as Mental Health, Staying Healthy, Relationships, Children & Family, and After 50. Provides other information and resources. http://www.helpguide.org/articles/stress/relaxation-techniques-for-stress-relief.htm

Learn Psychology: This website offers information on scholarships, academic help, careers, trends in psychology, and issues in mental health. Their guides to mental health and wellbeing for college students include topics such as various addictions, eating disorders, stress and anxiety, suicide and depression, sleep issues and more. Find out more by going to http://www.learnpsychology.org/. For direct access to the college addiction page, go to http://www.learnpsychology.org/college-campus-addiction-resources/.

Student Mental Health: This guide to student mental health and well-being provides support and counseling resources as well as strategies to help students cope with various issues. http://www.affordablecollegesonline.org/college-student-mental-health/
Nutrition:

American Heart Association: Nutrition Center. http://www.heart.org/HEARTORG/GettingHealthy/NutritionCenter/HealthyCooking/Simple-Cooking-with-Heart-Home-Page_UCM_430043_SubHomePage.jsp

My Plate: http://www.choosemyplate.gov/
Prescription Drug Cards:

Texas Drug Card: The Texas Drug Card is a free discount prescription drug card offered through the Prescription Assistance Program (PAP). This card will provide Rx medication savings up to 75% at more than 56,000 participating pharmacies. You can create as many cards necessary and share with friends, family, and others. It is a pre-activated card and can be used immediately. http://www.texasdrugcard.com/index.php
Sexual Assault:

National Sexual Assault Hotline
1-800-656-HOPE (4673)
http://www.rainn.org/get-help/national-sexual-assault-hotline

For information and referrals:
2-1-1 Texas
2-1-1
https://211texas.hhsc.state.tx.us/211/home.do?resetSearch=true&selectedMenuId=homeMenuId
Smoking Cessation:

American Heart Association: Quit Smoking—the financial cost. http://www.heart.org/HEARTORG/GettingHealthy/QuitSmoking/QuittingResources/Financial-Cost-of-Smoking-Calculator_UCM_304171_Article.jsp#.TyrVMsieorg
Student Health Information:

Columbia University "Go Ask Alice:" Students can find health information and interact with a Q&A interface. http://goaskalice.columbia.edu
Suicide Prevention:

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
1-800-273-TALK (8255)
http://www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org

Suicide and Crisis Center of North Texas
214-828-1000
http://www.sccenter.org
Vaccinations:

Childhood and adolescent Recommended Immunization Schedule http://www.dshs.state.tx.us/immunize/school/

Influenza (Flu) Vaccine Information http://www.dshs.state.tx.us/immunize/flu.shtm

Meningitis Vaccine Information: http://www.cdc.gov/meningococcal/

Texas Minimum State Vaccine Requirements for Students: Grade K-12 http://www.dshs.state.tx.us/immunize/default.shtm

Contact your local or regional Texas Department of Health office at 817-264-4551.
Contact web sites: http://www.cdc.gov/DiseasesConditions/
http://www.acha.org