General Health Topics

Health Connect, a consumer health library and health and safety information clearinghouse, provides individuals, families and communities with up-to-date information regarding various health and safety challenges, as well as, to help identify resources available on a local and national level.  The resources offered are about the specific health or safety issue, referrals to other organizations who may offer support groups or information, or referrals to other resources and multimedia sources (websites).

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ABUSE HELP

Senior

Nursing Home Abuse

ACNE

What is Acne

Acne Facts

ACCESSIBLE LIVING

How to Find an Accessible Apartment

Features of Accessible Apartments

AGING

National Council for Aging

AIDS

What is HIV and AIDS?

ALBINISM

About Albinism & Hypopigmentation

ALCOHAL

Alcohol Basics

ALLERGIES

Allergies Overview

Reducing Allergens in Your Home

Living with Food Allergies

AMYOTROPHIC LATERAL SCLEROSIS (ALS)

Understanding ALS

Stages of ALS

Medical Management

Diagnosis

Assistance on Stages

ANXIETY DISORDERS

Anxiety Disorders

APLASTIC ANEMIA

About Aplastic Anemia

APRAXIA

Apraxia-Kids Home Page

ARTHRITIS

Arthritis Foundation

ASPERGER SYNDROME

Asperger Syndrome

See: AUTISM

ASTHMA

Asthma

Can Immunotherapy Help with the Treatment of Allergic Asthma?

Asthma Management Guidelines and Your Care

The Changing Role of Inhaled Corticosteroids in Asthma Management

ATAXIA

What is Apraxia?

ATTENTION DEFICIT HYPERACTIVITY DISORDER

ADHD Overview

AUTISM

What is Autism?

What is Autism Spectrum Disorder?

Autism Spectrum Disorders Handbook

Creating a Sensory Friendly Home

B

BAD BREATH

SEE: HALITOSIS

BIRTH DEFECTS

Birth Defects and Other Health Conditions

BLADDER DISORDERS

Bladder Control Problems & Nerve Disease

Urinary Tract Infections in Children

Urinary Incontinence in Children

BLINDNESS

Resources for Blind and Visually impaired

Support Group

BRAIN TUMORS

About Brain Tumors

BRONCHITIS

 General Information from Mayo Clinic

Picture of Bronchitis

Visual Guide to Bronchitis

BURN INJURY

Burn Overview

C

CANCER

 What is Cancer?

CARDIAC DISEASES

SEE: HEART

CEREBRAL PALSY

About Cerebral Palsy

CHILD DEVELOPMENT

Pediatric Development and Behavior

CHROMOSOME DEFECTS

Chromosome Deletion Outreach

CHRONIC FATIGUE

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: Facts and Brochures
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's CFS Page

CLINICAL TRIALS

Should You Participate in Clinical Trials?

What is a Clinical Trail?

COMMUNICATION DISORDERS

American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA)
National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders

CONSTIPATION

General Information from Cleveland Clinic

Reasons for Constipation

Visual Guide for Constipation

Self-Care Guide

COUGH

General Information

MedLine

Lung.org

Reasons for Coughing

Self-care Guide

COVID

Resources in multiple languages 

Coping With Covid-19 While Disabled

What to Expect From a Covid Vaccine

CROHN'S DISEASE

General Information

MedLine

CrohnsColitisFoundation

Visual Guide of Crohn’s Disease

Reasons for Crohn’s Disease

CROUP

CHILDREN AND CROUP
KidsHealth

CUTS

General Information

MedLine

KidsHealth.org

D

DATING VIOLANCE

Preventing Teen Dating Violence

DEPRESSION

Depression Overview

DENTAL

Oral Conditions

Dry Mouth Q&A

See: HALITOSIS, TEETH, THROAT

DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES

Handbook

DIABETES

General Information

See: Prediabetes

DIARRHEA

General Information

Visual

DIGESTION

General information

Visual

DISABILITIES

Writing about Disabilities

About Person-First Language

SEE: LEARNING DISABILITIES

DOWN SYNDROME

What is Down Syndrome?

DRUG-ABUSE

Marijuana: Facts for Teens
Marijuana: Facts Parents Need to Know

Handbook

Medications for Opioid Overdose, Withdrawal, & Addiction

Genetics and Epigenetics of Addiction

DRUG-INFORMATION

General Information

Prescription Opioids Drug Facts

Drugs List A-Z

Reference guides

List by Name

Drug Info

FDA

DYSLEXIA

Dyslexia: The Gift. Information and Resources for Dyslexia
International Dyslexia Association

E

EARACHES

What is an Ear Ache?

Ear Ache in Kids

EAR INFECTION

Ear Infections in Children

EATING DISORDERS

General Information

How to Start Recovery

EDUCATION

AskERIC
SERI - Special Education Resources on the Internet

ENDOCRINE DISEASES

What are Endocrine Diseases?

ENDOMETRIOSIS

Facts About Endometriosis

ENVIRONMENT

Environmental Health Topics

EPILEPSY

Epilepsy Foundation

EYE DISEASES

Macular Degeneration Foundation

EYE PROBLEMS

Common Causes

Common Disorders/Diseases

General Information 

Information on different Disorder/Diseases

F

FETAL ALCOHOL SYNDROME

National Organization on Fetal Alcohol Syndrome

Fetal Alcohol Spectrum

Fetal Alcohol Education 

FEVER

What is a Fever?

What Causes Fevers?

General Information

FIBROMYALGIA

What it Fibromyalgia?

FLU

General Information

Ways to Prevent the Flu

Understanding the Flu

Influenza

G

GENETIC CONDITIONS

Basics

Overview

Summary

GLAUCOMA

Glaucoma Research Foundation

H

HALITOSIS

6 Causes of Bad Breath

What is Halitosis

HAY FEVER

What is Hay fever?

Overview

Summary

HEAD INJURY

SEE: TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURY

HEAD LICE

What to do About Head Lice

HEADACHE

Headache Information Page

Causes For Headache

National Headache Foundation

Summary

HEARING PROBLEMS

Hearing and Deafness

HEART

Cardiovascular Disease

Self-Care Tips for Heart Health

See: HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE

HEMORRHOIDS

General

What Are Hemorrhoids?

HICCUPS

What Causes Hiccups?

General

Visual

HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE

Why the DASH Eating Plan can Help with High Blood Pressure

Getting Started with DASH

Small Steps to Take Control of High Blood Pressure

Blood Pressure Tracker

Tips to Reduce Salt And Sodium

See: HEART

HORMONE DISORDERS

List of Conditions Caused by Hormone Disorders

Summary

See: Endocrine Diseases

HOSPICE

Choosing a Hospice

HYPERACTIVITY

Hyperactivity

HYPOPIGMENTATION

About Albinism & Hypopigmentation

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IMMUNE DISEASES

Autoimmune Diseases

IMMUNIZATIONS

Vaccines and Immunizations

Resources For Immunizations 

INFECTIOUS DISEASES

List of Infectious Diseases

How to Protect Yourself and Family

Statistics and other helpful Sources

General

INFLUENZA

See: Flu

IRRITABLE BOWEl SYNDROME

Overview

Summary

Symptoms/ Causes

Visual

J

JOURNALS

Child Abuse & Neglect User Manual Series
Future of Children

K

KIDNEY

How Kidneys work and Why They're Important

List of Kidney Problems

Kidney Disease

KLINEFELTER SYNDROME

Klinefelter Syndrome Overview

L

LACTOSE INTOLERNCE

Symptoms and Causes

Facts

LEAD

Health and Environmental Effects
LEAD

LEARNING DISABILITIES

LD OnLine: Getting Started
LD OnLine: Learning Disabilities Resources

LEARNING LINKS

Neuroscience

Lesson Plan

Activities

More Activities

More Areas coming Soon!

LEUKEMIA

Leukemia

LEUKODYSTROPHY

Fact Sheet

LUNG DISEASES

Lung Diseases

LUPUS

Living with Lupus
Lupus Foundation of America

LYME DISEASE

Lyme Disease Information Resource

Lyme Disease Factsheet

See: TICK

LYMPHATC DISEASES

Castleman disease

Symptoms and Causes

Diagnosis and Treatment

M

MEDICATIONS

SEE: DRUGS

MELANOMA

SEE: SKIN CANCER

MENTAL HEALTH

What is mental health?

RoadMap to Mental Health

Mental Health Continuum

MENTAL RETARDATION

Intellectual Abilities
Kids Health

MESOTHELIOMA

Mesothelioma Veterans Center

MUSCULAR DYSTROPHY

Muscular Dystrophy Association
MUSCULAR DYSTROPHY ASSOCIATION (AUSTRALIA)

N

NATIVE AMERICAN HEALTH

Indian Health Service

NEUROFIBROMATOSIS

National Neurofibromatosis Foundation

NEUROLOGICAL & NEUROMUSCULAR DISORDERS

Summary

National Institute of Neurological Disorders & Stroke

NOSE

How to Use Nasal Pump Sprays

NUTRITION 

Information on healthful eating choices

Food Planning During the Pandemic

Planning Low Sodium Meals

Nitrite “Poppers”

Resources

Summary

See: Vitamins

O

OBESITY

Summary

Obesity and Covid-19

Other resources 

ORAL CONTRACEPTIVES

Contraception and Birth Control

ORGAN TRANSPLANTS

Coalition on Donation

OVER THE COUNTER MEDICATION

How to Use Transdermal Patches
How to Use Liquid Medications

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PAIN

Chronic Pain Information Page

PARALYSIS

Summary

PEDIATRIC HEALTH

Information from Prenatal to Young Adult

Other Resources

PEDIATRIC RADIOLOGY

Virtual Hospital: Iowa Health Book: Pediatric Radiology

PKU

What is Phenylketonuria

PRADER-WILLI

The Prader-Willi Syndrome Association

What It PWS

PRE-DIABETES

General Information

See: Diabetes

PSORIASIS

What Is Psoriasis

Q

R

RADIATION

NIH - Radiation Fact Sheet

REACTIVE AIRWAY DISEASE

Is Reactive Airway Disease the Same as Asthma?

Reactive Airway Disease and Asthma

Asthma and kids

See: Asthma

S

SCHIZOPHRENIA

Schizophrenia

SELF-CARE

Self-Care Central - HealthWorld Online

SENIOR CARE

Nursing Home Abuse

SEXUALLY TRANSMITTED DISEASES

Overview

SINUSITIS

Sinusitis: A treatment plan that works for asthma and allergy too

SKIN CANCER

What you need to know

SPECIAL EDUCATION

Special Education Resources

Making Special Education Work for Your Child During COVID

SPECIAL NEEDS

What You Need to Know About Special Needs Trusts

See: AUTISM, ASPERGER

SPINAL CORD INJURIES

National Spinal Cord Injury Association

STRESS

Coloring/Activity Book on How to Manage Stress and Anxiety 

Helping Kids Manage Stress

Also See: MENTAL HEALTH

STURGE-WEBER SYNDROME

The Sturge-Weber Foundation

SUBSTANCE ABUSE

National Clearinghouse for Alcohol and Drug Information
National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence, Inc. (NCADD)
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

SUDDEN INFANT DEATH SYNDROME

Overview

SUICIDE

Suicide Prevention

T

TEETH

National Institute of Dental & Craniofacial Research

TELEMENTAL HEALTH

General

See: Mental Health

THROAT

Maintaining a Healthy Voice

Sore Throat (General Information)

TICK

Ticks is South Dakota (Map)

Tick Removal

How to Report Problems wit Flea and Tick Products

See: LYME DISEASE

TRANSPLANT

Coalition on Donation

TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURY

National Resource Center For Traumatic Brain Injury
NLC: Understanding Brain Injury
Rehabilitation Resource Center
TBI National Data Center

THYOID

Older Therapies Aren’t Better for Thyroid Hormone Replacement

TURNER SYNDROME

Turner's Syndrome Society of the US

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VACCINES

How are Vaccines Tested?

Resources and Campines to get Refugees, Immigrants, and Migrants Vaccinated (Multiple Languages)

VAGINAL DISEASES

How to Use Vaginal Tablets, Suppositories, and Creams

VETERAN

Mental Health Help

See: Mental Health

VITAMINS

Thiamin

Riboflavin

Niacin

Manganese

Vitamin K

See: Nutrition

W

WATER SAFETY

General Information

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