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How to Navigate Health Care - An Online Resource

Patient Experience

Doctor, Did You Wash Your Hands?

This website provides health information to consumers regarding how to manage and navigate health care issues. Founded and maintained by Jonathan M. Metsch, Dr.P.H. who is a clinical professor at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and adjunct professor at the Rutgers School of Public Health, it contains informative articles on the doctor-patient relationship, navigating the healthcare system, health insurance, and patient advocacy.

Women's Health

HealthyWomen.org

HealthyWomen (formerly the National Women’s Health Resource Center) is a nonprofit, national clearinghouse for women’s health information. It develops original health materials and content for women and provides links to related news. Features: Ask the Expert column, womenTALK blogs, discussion groups, free newsletters, videos and podcasts, facebook, Twitter, and apps.

Family and Children's Health

KidsHealth.org

The Nemours Foundation’s Center for Children’s Health provides current information about diseases and conditions, nutrition and fitness, developmental issues, and preventive health care. Information is available in English and Spanish, and is available as an audio version also. They offer information written specifically for parents, children, and teens.

Dr. Greene.com

Dr. Alan Greene, professor of pediatrics at Stanford, offers a site with health information about children. There are pages for parents, children, teens, and physicians. The site covers developmental stages, diseases and conditions, and parenting.

Care of the Elderly

AgingCare: an Online Community for Caregivers

Online community created for caregivers of elderly parents. Includes information on the most common health problems, financial and legal matters, making choices between different housing options, and more. One can sign up for their newsletter and participate in forums and blogs on caregiving topics.




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  • “We told Grace to feel her feelings and then look for the bright spot, rise up and move forward,” added mom Aubrey. “By encouraging Grace to bounce to the bottom and then come back up, she was able to truly feel the hardship and then consciously turn it ...

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  • "I felt right at home the minute I walked through the door,” says Jesiah, recalling a sense of relief when he saw the rainbow flag hanging above the front desk. “The whole staff—from the receptionists to the nurses and doctors—were so welcoming."

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  • When a mystery rash enveloped her three-year-old son Gabriel's body, Lorena Vega took her child to the emergency department at Clara Maass Medical Center.

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