Check Your Health - for personal weight loss, nutrition, and/or physical activity information. www.checkyourhealth.org
Indicator Based Information System for Public Health (IBIS) - provides information on the health status of Utahns, the state of the health care system, and Utah public health activities. http://ibis.health.utah.gov/home/welcome.html
MyHealthCare in Utah – contains this report and several other Utah hospital comparison reports. Consumers are encouraged to use the information on this site to make informed decisions about their medical care. http://health.utah.gov/myhealthcare
Obesity in Utah - offers information about how obesity is affecting people in Utah and the steps being taken to combat its advance. http://health.utah.gov/obesity/
Utah CheckPoint System - provides reliable data on 14 interventions that medical experts agree should be taken to treat heart attacks, heart failure and pneumonia. http://www.utcheckpoint.org
Utah PricePoint System - provides aggregate payment information for each hospital in Utah for the three major kinds of health care coverage – private insurance, Medicare and Medicaid. http://www.utpricepoint.org
American College of Gastroenterology – educational materials on gallbladder disease developed by the physician experts. Good resource for understanding risk factors in women.
American College of Surgeons – an informative eight-page consumer brochure covering gallbladder removal topics such as treatment options, risks/possible complications, and pain control. http://www.facs.org/public_info/operation/brochures/cholecystectomy.pdf
American Gastroenterological Association – information about gallstones and how they form, how they can be treated, and alternatives to gallbladder removal.
National Digestive Diseases Information Clearinghouse (NDDIC) - established in 1980 to increase knowledge and understanding about digestive diseases among people with these conditions and their families, health care professionals, and the general public. http://digestive.niddk.nih.gov/
National Library of Medicine (MedlinePlus) – Good consumer information about gallbladder removal including medical illustrations and definitions; also, an overview of surgical risks and complications. http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/002930.htm
Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons – for patients to inform themselves about surgery to find and remove gallstones or the gallbladder. Also included is a helpful patient information brochure on laparoscopic gallbladder removal (cholecystectomy). http://www.gallbladder-surgery.info/
Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons – contains patient information for minimally-invasive procedures including laparoscopic gallbladder removal. http://www.sls.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageid=3411