Most of us know the internet is a wealth of knowledge but frequently we don’t know where to start looking for what we need. A search engine might point you to a million sites on a topic but you just want some quick starts. We’ve provided a few that we use frequently at the EAP to give you some starts in the Wellness area:
Medline Plus provided by the U.S. National Libraries of Medicine includes information, links, and resources on 700 Health Topics
- Over 165 Interactive Tutorials
- Drug Info
- Medical Encyclopedia
- Directories to find physicians, dentists and hospitals, and more
WebMD Is a well respected source of comprehensive information with many interactive health tools. It’s also a source for finding doctors, specialists and hospitals.
www.healthfinder.com Has over 1800 links to wellness related sites. This site is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The site also offers recommendations for weight loss and fitness tracking.
Work Well is a free resource on a variety of health topics including a free Health Risk Assessment, free consultation to review your HRA data and help you prioritize your focus for your wellness plan.
CDC’s Lean Works is a free web-based resource that offers interactive tools and evidence-based resources to design effective worksite obesity prevention and control programs, including an obesity cost calculator to estimate how much obesity is costing your company and how much savings your company could reap with different workplace interventions.
Many employees are reaching out to care for older parents, disabled folks or loved ones in chronic situations with mental or physical disabilities. Caregiver Stress has a wealth of support for locating providers locally, knowing how to have the difficult family conversations, when it’s time to seek more help, and suggestions for respite care and taking care of the caregiver, too.
Contact the National Institute of Mental Health for information regarding issues around our mental health, including symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, finding providers and support groups.
- Anxiety Disorders
- Generalized Anxiety Disorder
- Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
- Panic Disorder
- Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
- Social Phobia (Social Anxiety Disorder)
- Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD, ADD)
- Autism Spectrum Disorders (Pervasive Developmental Disorders)
- Bipolar Disorder (Manic-Depressive Illness)
- Borderline Personality Disorder
- Eating Disorders
- Research on HIV & AIDS
- Suicide Prevention
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