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Patient Health Education Portal: Infectious Diseases

The patient's guide to authoritative health information on the Internet.

Every Dose, Every Day (HIV Medication Compliance)

Every Dose, Every Day

The Every Dose, Every day app from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) puts power in the hands of the HIV patient by tracking adherence, viral load, and CD4 cell counts; providing dose and appointment reminders and tips for health and wellness; and featuring opportunities to record missed doses and medication side effects. Read the review from iMedicalApps.

TravWell

TravWell

The TravWell app from the CDC helps patients plan for safe and healthy international travel. Build a trip to get destination-specific vaccine recommendations, a checklist of what you need to do to prepare for travel, and a customizable healthy travel packing list. The app also lets users store travel documents, keep a record of your medications and immunizations, and set reminders to get vaccine booster doses or take medicines while you’re traveling.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

  • Maintained by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
  • Provides information on Influenza (Flu), including CDC’s vaccine recommendations. There are also sections on Healthy Living, Traveler's Health, and Emergency Preparedness.
  • Includes an online Test Directory that allows you to identify the right test for your needs.
  • Spanish version available.

CDC Graphic Novels
Looking for a different way to get informed?

Preparedness 101: Zombie Pandemic
Learn about emergency preparedness by following Todd, Julie, and their dog Max as a strange new disease begins spreading, turning ordinary people into zombies.

The Junior Disease Detectives: Operation Outbreak
Intended to educate youth audiences about variant flu and the real disease detective work conducted by public and animal health experts when outbreaks of infectious diseases occur.

MedlinePlus: Infectious Diseases

MedlinePlus: Infectious Diseases Overview

  • Maintained by the National Library of Medicine, an agency of the National Institutes of Health.
  • Provides easy-to-read, quality consumer health information on conditions such as:
    • Strep Throat
    • Urinary Tract Infections
    • Tuberculosis
    • Colds
    • AIDS
    • Athlete's Foot
    • Malaria
  • Includes prevention and risk factors, and a "Living With" section.
  • Spanish version available.

Mayo Clinic: Infectious diseases

Mayo Clinic: Infectious Diseases

  • Maintained by the Mayo Clinic Patient Care & Health Information.
  • Provides an overview, with information on symptoms, causes, diagnosis, and treatment.
  • Includes information on prevention and when to see a doctor.
  • Spanish version available.

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Disclaimer: The librarians at Darnall Medical Library are happy to respond to requests for health information from WRNMMC patients and families. The librarians are not doctors and cannot provide medical advice or interpret the information provided. Only health care providers can evaluate how health information may apply to a patient's specific situation, discuss medical conditions, and make health-related recommendations and suggestions.

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