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Benefits Checkup
A service of the National Council on Aging that helps find programs for people ages 55 and over that may pay for some of their costs of prescription drugs, health care, utilities, and other essential items or services.

The official U.S. Government site for people with Medicare.

Medicare Rights Center
Provides help for deciphering Medicare policy and terminology.


Prescription Drugs
Helping Patients brings together America’s pharmaceutical companies, doctors, patient advocacy organizations and civic groups to help low-income, uninsured patients get free or nearly free brand-name medicines.


Medical Information

Aetna InteliHealth
Maintained by the Aetna insurance group, this site features consumer health information from the Harvard Medical School.

CAPHIS Top 100 List
The Consumer and Patient Health Information Section (CAPHIS) of the Medical Library Association provides their top 100 sites for healthcare consumers.

Centers for Disease Control
A wide range of information concerning diseases, injuries, disabilities, and many other topics from the CDC. Site includes an A-Z Index of topics at

A Service of the National Health Information Center, U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, this site contains a health library, information about health care providers, online checkups, and other information.
Consumer health information from the Mayo Clinic health care system.

Medline Plus
Health information from the National Library of Medicine of the National Institutes of Health.

National Institutes of Health—Health Information
Consumer health topics, health databases, health hotlines, and listings of federal health agencies from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ National Institutes of Health.

Health information and education services created and evaluated by faculty of the University of Cincinnati, The Ohio State University, and Case Western Reserve University.



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