Completely redesigned for easy reading and fully updated with the latest research and information on current practice, medication, legal matters, and specific conditions, this new edition of a vital resource is full of tips, suggestions, and strategies to deal with chronic illness and symptoms, such as fatigue, pain, shortness of breath, disability, and depression. It encourages readers to develop individual approaches to setting goals, making decisions, and finding resources and support so that they are able to do the things they want and need. Originally based on a five-year study conducted at Stanford University, this work has grown to include the feedback of medical professionals and people with chronic conditions all over the world. Aimed at letting people become self-managers of their own illness, this book's one simple goal is to help anyone with a chronic illness to live a productive, healthy life.
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The Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) is a state health insurance plan for children. Working Utah families who do not have other health insurance may qualify for CHIP, with eligibility dependent on family size and income. CHIP provides children with access to many medical services such...
This site is a gateway to detailed information on over 76,000 medications. It is maintained by the U.S. National Library of Medicine.
A set of medical encyclopedias that provides detailed information on hundreds of diseases, disorders, conditions, therapies, and medical procedures. Many of the articles have illustrations and links to additional resources.
A resource that provides access to the full-text of over 190 journals covering authoritative health information for consumers. Topics covered include general health, nutrition, childcare, sports medicine, and other topics.
This database provides full access to more than 550 medical journals focusing on a wide variety of medical disciplines. It is a good resource for obtaining in depth articles on diseases and medical conditions and for keeping current on different areas of medicine.
This site provides information for physicians, parents, teachers and other professionals to help with the care of children with chronic conditions. Caregivers are linked to local resources, best practice guidelines for common chronic conditions in children, and practice-based case managers to...
MedlinePlus is the National Institutes of Health's Web site for patients and their families and friends. It has information from reliable and trusted sources on over 700 diseases and conditions.
This site provides easy access to Utah hospital reports that compare measures for charges, quality and patient safety. The Utah Department of Health's Health Data Committee provides the information, along with other health care information for consumers.
Utah 211 is maintained by the United Way of Salt Lake City. This resource offers links to many community help agencies such as domestic violence services, crisis and suicide prevention help, and homeless shelters. This website includes a...
The University of Utah Center on Aging provides this form for an individual to specifiy what actions should be taken for their health if they are no longer able to make decisions for themselves because of illness or incapacity.
This state agency site provides information on family dental and safety clinics, as well as immunization, health insurance coverage and resources for children with special needs. Users may also order birth and death certificates online.
This site provides information how to obtain a food handler’s permit, where to get STD/HIV Tests, and how to obtain local birth and death certificates and emissions inspections. Emergency response, environmental and public health information are also accessible on this website.
This site provides access to over 300 interactive medical and health videos covering many illnesses, conditions, medical tests, etc. The videos are designed for all patients and consumers regardless of their educational level, ability, or familiarity with computers.
A service of the American Academy of Family Physicians, this site provides information and patient hand-outs for common medical concerns and conditions.
This site provides links to high quality consumer health information and to Utah based health support services. It is maintained by the University of Utah.
This site has up to date medical and health information from the National Institutes of Health. It has links to trusted sources for over 700 diseases and conditions.