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State and National Resources

 

Utah

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://health.utah.gov/ibis-ph

Multicultural Health Program - find consumer-friendly resources on heart disease written in both English and Spanish.  For example, the DASH eating plan booklet is used by clinics and insurance companies to help patients lower their blood pressure. The Spanish version includes many recipes which follow a more traditional Hispanic diet.  http://www.health.utah.gov/cmh/multilinguallibrary/topic/heartdisease.htm 

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 Cardiovascular Health Program - working to improve the health and quality of life of all Utahns by improving healthcare systems, worksites, schools, and communities to be more supportive of heart health.  http://www.hearthighway.org 

Utah Tobacco Control Program – good place to find smoking cessation resources, educational materials and tobacco laws.  http://www.tobaccofreeutah.org

National Sites

American Heart Association – national organization devoted to the reduction of disability and death from cardiovascular diseases and stroke.  Good consumer resources.
www.americanheart.org

Healthfinder® - your guide to reliable health information, sponsored by the Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion.  http://www.healthfinder.gov

National Library of Medicine (MedlinePlus) - extensive information about drugs, an illustrated medical encyclopedia, interactive patient tutorials, and latest health news
http://medlineplus.gov/

National Lung Association – primary mission is to prevent lung disease and promote lung health.  Site offers a variety of smoking control and prevention programs targeted to specific groups.  http://www.lungusa.org/

National Heart Lung and Blood Institute (Act in Time site) – designed to increase awareness of the need to act fast when someone may be having a heart attack.
http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/actintime/index.htm

Society of Thoracic Surgeons – patient information on cardiac topics such as coronary artery bypass grafting, what to expect after heart surgery and pulmonary embolism.  http://www.sts.org/sections/patientinformation/adultcardiacsurgery/


Please be aware that information in this report is neither intended nor implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice.  Always ask questions and seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider prior to starting any new treatment.

CALL YOUR HEALTHCARE PROVIDER IMMEDIATELY IF YOU THINK YOU MAY HAVE A MEDICAL EMERGENCY.

 

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