Health Nutrition and Exercise

Offers low-cost products such as wheelchairs, scooters, and walkers.

About.Com: Women's Health
An internet guide to women's health issues, with feature articles, website guides, and discussion forums. Topics covered include contraception, breast cancer, menstruation, exercise, fertility, menopause, and more

About.Com: Senior Health
An internet guide to health issues for senior citizens, with feature articles, website guides, and discussion forums. Topics covered include Alzheimer's Disease, strokes, Medicare, osteoporosis, prescription drugs, exercise, eldercare, and more.

Alliance for Aging Research
This is a "citizen advocacy organization for improving the health and independence of Americans as they age." Its web site includes many useful features

The Alternative Fix: Science or Snake Oil?
PBS Frontline looks at alternative medicine from acupressure to yoga, the on-going debate and what the research says.

Alzheimer's Association
This research and advocacy organization provides many helpful resources on its site, such as a
"CareFinder" page, which provides care advice.

America's Best Hospitals
Hospitals ranked by specialty. From U.S. News & World Report.

American Physical Therapy Association, Section on Geriatrics: Resources for Our Patients
Contains an excellent consumer-oriented guide to therapeutic resources.

American Society on Aging (ASA)
A site for an umbrella organization focusing on professionals and organizations that serve older people. Includes information about conferences, training, publications, news, and special projects. The section on "constituent groups" offers information related to mental health, healthcare, religion and spirituality, gay and lesbian seniors, and business.

The Arthritis Society
Current, practical information about arthritis. Includes types of arthritis, pain management, exercise tips, programs and resources, research news, a database of questions and answers, and a dictionary. From "Canada's only not-for-profit organization dedicated to providing and promoting arthritis education, community support and research-based solutions."

Ask the Dietitian
In this site, Joanne Larsen M.S., R.D. registered dietitian, advises about topics related to diet and foods. As of February 19, 1996, the database contains 346 answers covering 61 topics such as Alcohol, Caffeine, Diabetes, Exercise, Junk Foods, and Vegetarian. We can look over the three screens of topics, and if we don't find what we want to know, then we can still write and ask questions to her through e-mail. If the question is appropriate, it will be answered and posted to a group.

Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion
Dietary guidelines, including an interactive MyPyramid Tracker which provides feedback on the user's dietary intake and physical activity levels (free registration required.) From the USDA Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion (CNPP).

Cool Nurse: Nutrition
This site gives an easy-to-understand overview of nutrition and healthy eating.

Exercise for Seniors
From the National Library of Medicine's MedlinePLUS; what every senior needs to know about exercise and links to specialized interests, such as the effect of exercise on arthritis or osteoporosis.


Growing Stronger-Strength Training for Older Adults
The why and how of strength training for seniors, includes exercises, motivation tips and other resources. From the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Health Aging: Senior Health
A site on covering various aspects of health. (Note: Includes paid ads.)

HealthFinder (U.S. Department of Health & Human Services)
An award-winning resource containing reliable information on specific health topics.

Life Alert®
Creators of the Life Alert® pendant and monitoring center for summoning help in emergency situations. Its site includes information on various health topics. Magazine Articles on Health
A searchable, browsable directory of magazine articles related to health topics that are available online. Topics covered include: Diet & Nutrition; Exercise & Fitness; Illness, Injury & Treatments. Updated every few days.

Founded in 1956, this company provides emergency response services and maintains a database of medical profiles. (Note: Fee-based service.)

MedlinePlus Health Information (U.S. National Library of Medicine)
A high-quality, user-friendly site for health information. Allows keyword searching of its huge database of articles and reports in addition to organizing information into broad categories. See especially this population-specific
page. Also provides a useful directory for identifying medical professionals.

The Merck Manual of Geriatrics
Online version of the 3rd edition. Can be searched or browsed via the index.


Free app for your mobile device that helps you to easily track daily caloric intake and exercise. Social feature allows you to connect with friends for support and motivation.

National Institute on Aging
This site reports on scientific research supported by The National Institute on Aging.

The site's mission is "to help cancer patients, families, health care professionals and the general public get accurate cancer-related information at no charge." Features current cancer news; descriptions of various cancers (many in Spanish) and treatment options; clinical trials; suggestions for coping with cancer; library of reviews and peer-reviewed journals; and related cancer links. Searchable. From the Abramson Cancer Center of the University of Pennsylvania.

Partnership for Prescription Assistance
Coalition of pharmaceutical companies and other health care providers and advocates to help qualified patients lacking prescription coverage to get the medicine they need at reduced costs or even free. Sponsored by America's pharmaceutical companies.

RxList: the Internet Drug Index
Descriptions, side effects, indications and contraindications, patient information and more for the 200 most commonly prescribed drugs. Also includes a pill identifier, medical dictionary and more.

Safe Senior Citizen Driving
Describes risk factors for the senior citizen driver, warning signs that someone should stop driving, safety tips, and alternatives to driving. Includes related links. From Helpguide, "a joint project of the Rotary Club of Santa Monica and Center for Healthy Aging."

Senior Citizens News and Information Daily on the Web
This daily news journal highlights issues and events relevant to seniors. Topics include health and fitness, government, enjoying life, elderly issues, and money.

Senior Fitness Association
Though aimed at fitness trainers, this site has useful articles and links for anyone interested in physical exercise and aging.

USDA Nutrition Assistance Programs
This comprehensive site gives information regarding food and nutrition. Information available includes data and statistics, community outreach and nutrition education.

Women's Health Zone
This site provides women of all ages with timely, relevant information covering a wide range of health topics from diet and exercise to pregnancy and preventive care.