Website Links

Use this page to link to other websites dedicated to health and wellness information. GEHA does not endorse these sites, but provides this list as a tool to aid in your search for information. Please consult your own health care professional for more specific medical advice.

General Health Information
ama-assn.org – provided by the American Medical Association. Go to the For Patients link for helpful information about AMA members as well as educational resources.

cbsnews.com/health/ – a service of CBS News, this site features current health news.

mayoclinic.com – Mayo Clinic Health Information's award-winning consumer website offers health information and self-improvement and disease management tools. MayoClinic.com's medical experts and editorial professionals bring you access to the knowledge and experience of Mayo Clinic for all of your consumer health information needs, from cancer, diabetes and heart disease to nutrition, exercise and pregnancy.

hms.harvard.edu/public/consumer – provided by Harvard Medical School, this site contains research news and patient resources on dozens of health conditions, including aging, breast cancer, diabetes, heart disease, nutrition and pregnancy.

my.webmd.com – addresses current health topics and maintains a medical library and other medical, health and wellness information.

familydoctor.org – contains health information for the whole family from the American Academy of Family Physicians.

caringinfo.org/stateaddownload – Document your wishes concerning medical treatments at the end of life with a state-specific advance directive provided by Caring Connections.

informedmedicaldecisions.org – The Foundation for Informed Medical Medical Decisions works to help patients make decisions regarding their treatment based on evidence and research.

Drug Information
caremark.com – CVS/caremark provides affordable prescription benefits to millions of people nationwide, including GEHA health plan members. CVS/caremark also offers mail-order prescription service designed to save on copayments/coinsurance on long-term medications. Go to the CVS/caremark website and register, and you can order prescriptions online, find retail pharmacies in your area and check on the price of a prescription medication.

CRBestBuyDrugs.org – learn about the effectiveness, safety and cost of many widely used prescription drugs through this website from the nonprofit Consumers Union, publisher of Consumer Reports.

nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/druginformation – find information in consumer-friendly language for thousands of prescriptions and over-the-counter medications through this website from the National Library of Medicine.

Cancer
cancer.gov – the National Cancer Institute provides updates on new research and offers information specifically for people with cancer and the people who care for them

breastcancer.org – a non-profit breast cancer site providing an online community, the latest breast cancer research and information from experts.

oncolink.org – a respected site on cancer therapies from the University of Pennsylvania.

pancreatica.org – this site provides a concentrated wealth of current and topical scientific and medical information about pancreatic cancer.

Federal Websites
cdc.gov – the site for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is dedicated to promoting health and quality of life by preventing and controlling disease, injury and disability.

healthfinder.gov – developed by the U. S. Department of Health and Human Services, this site can lead you to online publications, databases, websites, support and self-help groups that produce reliable information related to specific diseases and conditions.

www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ – a service of the National Library of Medicine, this site provides information on a variety of health topics. It includes a medical dictionary, directory of doctors, dentists and hospitals and access to consumer health libraries.

www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/druginformation – founded through the National Library of Medicine, this site offers much of the Food and Drug Administration's drug information in layman terms.

hhs.gov/familyhistory – the U.S. Surgeon General's Family History Initiative includes a web-based or downloadable tool called My Family Health Portrait that allows you to compile your personal family health history. You and your health care professionals can use your family history report to help develop disease prevention strategies tailored to your personal needs.

Men, Women and Children
WomensHealth.gov – sponsored by The National Women's Health Information Center, a project of The Office on Women's Health, U. S. Department of Health and Human Services, this site focuses on women's health issues.

kidshealth.org – up-to-date information about childhood behavior, diseases, infections and growing up healthy.

infantsee.org – The InfantSEE program provides a one-time, free eye exam for infants 6 to 12 months of age, regardless of family income or insurance coverage. The free eye exam is performed by an AOA member optometrist who donates his or her time in an effort to ensure that eye and vision care become a part of routine infant wellness care in the United States.

Family Caregivers
caregiveraction.org – the National Family Caregivers Association site offers help for everyone caring for a loved one. The site includes information, guides, tips and resources to help family caregivers believe in themselves, protect their own health, reach out for help and connect with other family caregivers locally and through the national story project.

carelike.com – CareLike provides consumers with helpful information and tools to make decisions about senior housing options.

Specific Conditions/Disease
aaaai.org – from the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology, this site offers facts about asthma and allergy diseases, patient support organizations and resources.

nia.nih.gov/alzheimers – facts, research, information and referral assistance on Alzheimer's disease.

americanheart.org – sponsored by the American Heart Association, this site provides information to help fight heart disease and stroke.

diabetes.org – information on living with diabetes provided by the American Diabetes Association.

headaches.org – educational resources, clinical trials and information on specific headache conditions and treatment provided by the National Headache Foundation.

lung.org – news and information about lung health and diseases, provided by the American Lung Association.

Other Useful Sites
USA.gov – one of the most citizen-friendly sites on the Internet, this site offers links to federal government, state and local agencies allowing you to purchase stamps, calculate retirement savings, register for selective service, apply for a student loan and much more.

narfe.org – the National Active and Retired Federal Employees site provides federal retirees assistance with benefits and updates on legislation affecting federal retirees.

fedmoney.org – FedMoney.org is the most comprehensive free full-text online resource on all U.S. federal government student financial aid programs.

feea.org – the Federal Employee Education and Assistance Fund uses specifically pledged federal employee contributions to provide educational benefits and emergency assistance to civilian federal and postal employees.

ed.gov – on this site of the U. S. Department of Education, you can find education news, do research, search for financial aid and grants and use educational resources.

excelgov.org – the Public Employees Roundtable is a non-profit, non-partisan coalition of organizations representing two million public employees working together to better inform citizens about the quality of people in government and the value of the services they provide, and to promote interest in public service careers.

opm.gov – the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) is the federal government's human resources agency. This site offers links to employment and benefits information, including the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program. You'll also find federal forms, news, tools and resources, OPM publications and more.