Munson Health
Health Resources and Links

The following are links to health care sites that you might find helpful. These sites are not part of Munson Healthcare and Munson Healthcare has no control over their content or availability. Inclusion on this list does not constitute an endorsement by Munson Healthcare. Please consult your physician regarding any health concerns.


100 Top Hospitals
American Academy of Family Physicians
Community Resource Directory — Antrim, Grand Traverse, Kalkaska, and Leelanau Counties
Hospitals Caring for Communities
Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations
National Association for Home Care & Hospice
National Institutes of Health
Needy Meds Assistance Program


Administration on Aging
Eldercare Locator
First Gov for Seniors
National Council on Aging
Senior Net
Talking with Your Doctor


Divisions of HIV/AIDS Prevention-CDC


Alzheimer's Association

Benefits & Insurance

Checkup on Health Insurance Choices
National Council on the Aging: Benefits CheckUp

Better Breathing

American Lung Association


La Leche League


American Cancer Society
Cancer Guide
Cancer News on the Net
Johns Hopkins Oncology Center
Mesothelioma & Abestos Awareness Center
MD Andersen Cancer Center
National Cancer Institute
National Comprehensive Cancer Network
National Lymphedema Network
OncoLink/University of Pennsylvania Abraham Cancer Center
University of Michigan Cancer Center
University of Michigan Cancer Center — Patient Family Education Resource Center
Us Too — National Prostate Cancer Support Groups


American Heart Association
Mended Hearts, Inc.
National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)

American Lung Association
Pulmonary Paper

Caregiver Information
Caregiver Network Inc.
Empowering Caregivers
Family Caregiver Alliance
Family Caregivers of Northwest Michigan
How to Care
National Alliance for Caregiving
National Caregiving Foundation
National Family Caregivers Association
Today's Caregiver Magazine Online
Well Spouse Association


American Diabetes Association
Michigan Diabetes Outreach Network
Northern Michigan Diabetes Initiative


About Death and Dying
Aging With Dignity
Caring Connections
Completing a Life
Dying Well
Growth House
Hospice Net

Estate Planning

Estate Planning Links

For Kids

The Yuckiest Site on the Internet

Government Sites

Department of Veterans Affairs
FirstGov for Seniors
Social Security Administration

Health Research

American Autoimmune Related Diseases Association
American Sign Language Browser
Cells Alive!
Federal Trade Commission (consumer protection and information)
Find (full-text journal articles)
Food and Drug Administration
Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA)
Lab Tests Online
Mayo Clinic
Medical Library Association: Consumer & Patient Health Information Section
Medical Library Association: Consumer & Patient Health Information Section — Top 100 List of Websites You Can Trust
Merck Manual of Medical Information (full-text e-book)
National Library of Medicine: MedLine Plus
New England Journal of Medicine Online
Quackwatch: Your Guide to Health Fraud, Quackery, and Intelligent Decisions
Self-Help Sourcebook
Stanford Health Library
USA Today - Health Index
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services: Healthfinder
Yahoo! Health

Hospice & Palliative Care

American Hospice Foundation
Hospice Foundation of America
Hospice Net
Michigan Hospice & Palliative Care Organization
National Hospice & Palliative Care Organization
Traverse Area Coalition for Dignity At the End of Life

Integrative Medicine

American Holistic Medical Association
National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine


North American Menopause Society


Ask the Dietitian
Food and Nutrition Information Center (USDA)


iVillage: Pregnancy & Parenting
Parenthood Web


American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM)
American Sleep Apnea Association
National Sleep Foundation


American Stroke Association
National Stroke Association
Stroke Center
University of Michigan Stroke Program

Websites With Videos on Health Topics (you will need WindowsMedia, RealPlayer, or Quicktime)
MedlinePlus Interactive Health Tutorials (requires Flash plug-in)