Health Information

Dryden Family Medicine PLLC specializes in you and your family

607-844-8181        PO Box 8, 5 Evergreen Street, Dryden, NY 13053
     

There are many websites that give information concerning illness and "wellness".
Unfortunately there is no assurance that these are accurate and unbiased.
Below are several which we have found to be dependable.

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General Interest
American Academy of Family Physicians
An Agenda For National Health
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition
Information on Diseases of the heart, lungs or blood


Accidents
Choking Prevention in Children

Air Pollution and Poisoning
Hazard Alert: Carbon Monoxide
Don't Give Indoor Air Pollutants a Home! Lead Prevention Program - Tompkins County
Poison Control Center of New York State
Radon

Anticoagulation - Coumadin
Anticoagulation - Coumadin

Asthma
8 Questions to Ask When it Doesn't Get Better
Asthma Flare-ups
Asthma Medications

Bone Density testing (DXA)
Basic education
Osteoporosis - patient education (basic)

Cancer
Risk Advice

Car Safety
Car Seats Child Safety Seats and Child and Car Safety

Cardiac

SBE prophlaxis

Stroke and its Prevention

Cardiology (Heart and Blood Vessels)
American Heart Association

Community Services
Human Services Coalition of Tompkins County

Dental
Children

Diabetes
Diabetes web sites
Preventing infection

Disabilities
Equipment and links to other information
Persons with disabilities - Exercise
General Interest

Disaster Preparedness
Tompkins County Disaster Preparedness

Diseases, General Information
The following will allow you look up a wide variety of diseases and  
obtain official CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
information and advice
)
Hazard Alert: Carbon Monoxide

Drug Information
U.S. Food & Drug Administration
Patient Information Sheets
Drug information from the
American Academy of Family Physicians
Worried about How to Pay for Medicine? Click here for NeedeyMeds brochures

   Eating Disorders
Weight Management
Eating Disorders

Exercise
Calculate your walk or run distance
Calculate your walk or run distance (alt. site)
Help for couch potatoes
Be Active Your Way (open accessible version in new window)

Falls
How to prevent falls and injury

Health Insurance Providers
Medicare

Healthier Eating
Healthier Eating: Getting Where You Need to Be Energize & Mobilize!
Eat Fruits, Vegetables, and Be Active:
Action Steps to take in the Workplace
Healthier Eating: Eating Made Easy


Healthy Adults
Energize & Mobilize!
Eat Fruits, Vegetables, and Be Active:
Action Steps to take in the Workplace
SBE prophlaxis
Pneumonia Vaccine
Pertussis (whooping cough)
Be Active Your Way (open accessible version in new window)

Healthy Youth
Dept. of Health and Human Services - 2 free DVDs on obesity in children

HIV / AIDS
Respect Yourself - Protect Yourself:
Learn more about HIV and AIDS
Key Messages about the Importance
of HIV Testing
Options for HIV Testing
Teen Information on the disease and testing
of AIDS

Homecare
Homecare

Hospicare
Hospicare


                                     Infectious Diseases
Influenza vaccine-much of what you need to know Swine Flu
General information about HH1N1 influenza
Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS):
for information on the disease, precautions and travel advice go to:  http://www.cdc.gov/ncidod/sars

SARS Fact Sheet  (pdf file) click here 
Do Your Part to Fight Influenza

How to care for yourself and influenza patients at home
Avian Influenza:  
Information at:  http://www.cdc.gov/flu/avian/

Lyme Disease information
A Guide for Preventing Lyme Disease
West Nile Virus facts
Rabies
Salmonella Infection Associated with Contact with
Reptiles and Amphibians
Avian Influenza For information on Mad cow disease and the risk here in the US
Staphylococcus Skin Infections (MRSA)
MRSA Letter to School Parents (from Tompkins County Health Dept.)
Staph Fact Sheet
Athelte's Guide to Prevent Spread of Bacteria
Rabies Update
Pneumonia Vaccine           Pertussis (whooping cough) How to care for Flu patients at home

Insurance
Glossary of Terms

Laboratory Tests & Testing
General lab test information

Lead Poisoning - Children & Adults
Lead Poisoning - Children & Adults
Cleaning Guide / Child Exposure
Unusual Sources / Lead Paint

Local Public Health Issues and Resources
Tompkins County Health

Lyme Disease
A Guide for Preventing Lyme Disease Lyme Disease information

Medicare
Medicare Prescription Drug Plan Comparison Tool
Medicare Approved Drug Discount Cards

Medication
Obtaining medication: Needy Meds
Medicare Approved Drug Discount Cards Disposing of Old Medications
Human Services Coalition
Medicare Prescription Drug Plan Comparison Tool

Mental Health
General Information - Healthy Youth

Molds
Homes, controlling mold problems

Nutrition and Food Safety
Just Say YES to Fruits & Vegetables Choking Prevention for Children
Anticoagulation - Coumadin Food Safety
Eating Disorders What's the Buzz About Caffine?
Northeast Regional Food Guide click here How Sweet it Is, But Make It Egg-stra Safe
Tips for Food Safety (Pt. 1) Fast Ways to Eat Functional Foods
Tips for Food Safety (Pt. 2) Chronic wasting disease in deer
Functional Foods Q & A's Raw fruit and Veggies: Safe Handling
Food safety: general information Nutrition Reading List
Child/Adolescent Diet Guide (2 years & older) Portion Distortion Quiz
Milk Recommendations Healthier Eating: Eating Made Easy
Healthier Eating: Getting Where You Need to Be How to Understand and Use the Nutrition Facts Label
Sugar Calculator

   Obesity
Eating Disorders
Acheiving a Healthy Weight

Osteopenia
Basic information

Parks and Trails
Parks and Trails New York

Pet Problems and You
Salmonella Infection Associated with Contact with
Reptiles and Amphibians

Physical Activity
President's Council on Physical Fitness and Sports
Eating Disorders
Be Active Your Way (open accessible version in new window)

Prescription Drugs
Medicare Approved Drug Discount Cards
Prescription Drug Assistance Programs

Prevention
CHECKLISTS HELP PATIENTS DETERMINE TESTS THEY MAY NEED

Research from the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force has been translated into patient-friendly checklists. "Women: Stay Healthy at Any Age -- Checklist for Your Next Checkup" gives their recommendations about screening tests and the use of medications to prevent disease and offers other tips. The men's checklist gives corresponding information.

Please bring your checklist into your next appointment at our office.

You can download the women's checklist in English at:
http://www.ahrq.gov/ppip/healthywom.htm

The version of the men's checklist is at:
http://www.ahrq.gov/ppip/healthymen.htm

Public Health Information
CDC vital signs page

Rabies
Rabies
Bat Awareness brochure
 (Contact Info: Tompkins County Health  607-274-6600)
Rabies information (New York State Dept. of Health)
Rabies Update

Sleep
Sleep Aids & Why we need 7-8 hours of sleep

Swine Flu
Swine Flu info

Tobacco, Smoking and Chewing
NYS Smoker's Quitline Services 1-stop access to information and tools that can help you quit smoking for good
For podcast: click here
NYS Smoker's Quitline Information Sheet   Quitting Smoking: Take the Next Step

Transportation
Transportation Resources in Tompkins County

Travel Information
CDC Travel Information

Veteran's Health Information
NYS Veteran's Health Information Clearing House

Walkable Communities - A Way to Promote Health & Exercise
Children and Walking

Wellness
CDC vital signs page

Whooping Cough
Whooping Cough (Pertussis)

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