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  • Easy-to-Read Online Health Information

    These resources are online and available at low reading levels.

  • Consumer Health Publications
    This site from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), a large group of government health organizations, has a large collection of short articles about health problems. Spanish version.

    Diabetes Publications
    This site from the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases includes articles and easy-to-read booklets. Spanish version.

    This site contains easy-to-read fact sheets about a variety of health conditions and multimedia presentations on colon cancer. The site also has information about the cultural beliefs of certain ethnic groups as they relate to medical issues and health care management. Other language versions.
    http://ethno med.org/

    This site has health information on a wide variety of topics with special sections for children, women, men and seniors. There is an extensive index, a dictionary, a section on healthy living. All materials are written and reviewed by physicians and patient education professionals. Spanish version.

    FDA Information for Seniors
    This site from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has easy-to-read articles on a variety of health issues that affect older adults. Topics include arthritis, cancer, nutrition, food safety, and women's health. There are also links to other organizations with information for older adults.

    This site has a searchable collection of health topics written at a variety of reading levels, a collection of online health risk quizzes, and information about finding doctors and insurance. There are sections specifically for certain cultural groups, and many fact sheets are available in other languages. Spanish version.

    Healthy Roads Media
    This unique site has information in the form of plain language fact sheets, audio, or multimedia tutorials. Other language versions.

    Heart, Lung and Blood Diseases/Heart Health
    This site from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute has information about heart, lung, and blood diseases; asthma; cholesterol; high blood pressure; smoking; losing weight; and exercise. There are many healthy recipes. Most brochures are easy-to-read, Spanish and Vietnamese versions.

    Hepatitis Publications
    The National Digestive Diseases Information Clearinghouse, a service of the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, includes articles and easy-to-read booklets on hepatitis. Spanish version.

    This site is colorful, well-organized, and full of pictures with sections for parents, kids, and teens. It provides information about the health, behavior, and development of children and teens. The index, glossary, and interactive games make the site easy to use and useful for adult learners. Spanish version.

    Medline Plus
    These interactive tutorials teach about health topics with animated graphics and simple text. Go to the Health Topics page and click on Easy-to-Read for plain language health information. Spanish version.

    Quick Information for Your Health
    This site from the U. S. Food and Drug Administrations has a collection of easy-to-read brochures on a variety of health topics. You can print them or order free copies. Spanish version.

    Wellness Information Zone
    This site from the Humana Foundation has links to health information in everyday language. It includes tagged resources in audio and video, and information about accessing care as well as understanding health issues.

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