Acacia Family Medical
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400 East Romie Lane
Salinas, CA 93901
and
8036 San Miguel Canyon Rd.
Prunedale, CA 93907

Links

This National Institutes of Health (NIH) link has general guidelines for evaluting heath information: https://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/evaluatinghealthinformation.html

In addiiton our Physicians recommend the following sites for their helpful information and lack of bias :

General Health Information and Health Education

The Top 100 health Websites You Can Trust from the Medical Library Association: http://caphis.mlanet.org/consumer/

Shared Decision Making: http://www.informedmedicaldecisions.org/patient-resources/

General Government Health Information Website: https://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/

• FamilyDoctor.org has information about health and family medicine from the American Acacdemy of Family Physicians.

Household Product Safety: http://hpd.nlm.nih.gov/

For Emergency Alerts:

• MedicAlert® provides identification and medical information in emergencies

Allergies:

Food Allergies

• The Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis Network has information on food allergies and anaphylaxis.

Latex Allergy: http://latexallergyresources.org/about-latex-allergy

Dr. Sumana Reddy’s article on latex allergy:

http://www.aafp.org/afp/1998/0101/p93.html and educational summary:

http://www.aafp.org/afp/1998/0101/p101.html

Asthma

How to use an inhaler correctly - We would add two details not explained in these videos: If your inhaler is new, or you have not used it in over a week, you need to prime the pump by releasing 4 sprays into the air before using. Also, they do not explain that generally albuterol inhalers require two puffs not just one, and the second is a 5-10 seconds after the first.

in mouth: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lx_e5nXfi5w

with a spacer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BbONuRXJdr0

Breastfeeding

Stanford: http://newborns.stanford.edu/Breastfeeding/

La Leche League: http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/5c632362#/5c632362/1

and,

http://www.llli.org/resources.html?m=0

Caregiving

National Caregiver AllIance http://www.caregiver.org/

Children and Teens

SuperKids Nutrition: http://www.superkidsnutrition.com/

Child Psychiatry: http://www.aacap.org/

• School Psychiatry is dedicated to mental health for children and teens.

Keeping Children Healthy and Media Awareness

• Reach Out and Read is an organization promoting literacy and school readiness by giving books to children in pediatric visits and providing advice and encouragement for parents to read to their children. Acacia Family Medical Group has been a proud participant, providing thousands of books to the children of Monterey County since 1999.

• Screen Free Week is an organization encouraging people to spend a week every year without any screen based media.

Cost Issues in Healthcare: Can google 'name-of-the-drug cost' and goodrx.com has begun to provide fairly reliable cost comparisons from pharmacy to pharmacy. This will allow for sudden increases in pricing to be noticed.

Diabetes

• The American Diabetes Association website has information and suggestions about living with diabetes.

A manual for Diabetes self care and education: http://intermountainhealthcare.org/ext/Dcmnt?ncid=51081386

Another government site with a lot of diabetes information: http://www.niddk.nih.gov/health/diabetes/diabetes.htm

End of Life Care

Living will: http://www.caringinfo.org

POLST: http://www.ohsu.edu/polst

Five Wishes: http://www.agingwithdignity.org/index.php

Values History: http://hsc.unm.edu/ethics/docs/Values_History.pdf

Heart and Lung Diseases

• The National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute website has information on asthma, heart disease, high blood pressure, high cholesterol and other conditions and healthy recipes for heart and blood pressure

American Heart Association: http://www.heart.org/HEARTORG/GettingHealthy/GettingHealthy_UCM_001078_SubHomePage.jsp

Fitness, including Apps

Diet Programs

calorieking.com, livestrong.com, thecaloriecount.com, myfitnesspal.com, fitday.com, sparkpeople.com

Telephone apps

Lose It!, My Food Diary, My Fitness Pal, MyNetDiary, Spark People

Physical Activity Aids

maps.google.com, mapmywalk.com, itreadmill.net, mapmyrun.com

New Lifesyles, Accusplit pedometers

Accelerometers, Fitbit, Gruve, Fitbug

Food and Safety of Medications and Supplements

Safe use, storage and disposal of drugs: http://www.learnaboutrxsafety.org/

http://www.fda.gov/ForConsumers/default.htm

• MedWatch has timely safety information on the drugs and other medical products regulated by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

Clearing house for prescription drug information: http://www.needymeds.org/

Safety and available information on supplements: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/complementaryandalternativemedicine.html

Mental Health

Finding Psychologists and Psychaitrists: Start with your insurance lists, try Psychology Today's site, many are starting to provide detailed information:

https://therapists.psychologytoday.com/rms/?utm_source=PT_Psych_Today&utm_medium=House_Link&utm_campaign=PT_TopNavF_Therapist

National Alliance on Mental Illness: https://www.nami.org/

General Support and articles on mental health: http://psychcentral.com/

Suicide Prevention: http://www.suicideispreventable.org/

Local Resources

Alliance on Aging: http://allianceonaging.org/

• Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula (CHOMP) is the hospital for the Monterey Peninsula.

• The Central Coast Alliance for Health is a health plan in Monterey County.

• The Monterey Health Department has topical information on food recalls, flu surveillance, health alerts and environmental health.

Monterey County Resource Guide for Aging: http://allianceonaging.org/wp-content/uploads/2011/12/2015-AAA-Resource-Guide-ENGLISH.pdf

Monterey County Family Resources Guide, with thanks to Susan McNelly: http://www.samsresources.com/

Sports Injuries: http://orthoinfo.aaos.org/menus/sports.cfm

• The American Academy of Neurology has guidelines for concussions.

Travel: http://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/destinations/list/

Vaccinations: >http://www.cdc.gov/vaccinesafety/index.html

Spanish links

Aging Resources in Monterey County: http://allianceonaging.org/wp-content/uploads/2011/12/2015-Senior-Resource-List-SPANISH.pdf

Asthma: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lx_e5nXfi5w

Center for Disease Control: Infections, Vaccines, Travel http://www.cdc.gov/spanish/

Americal Diabetes Association: http://www.diabetes.org/es/?loc=util-header_es

http://intermountainhealthcare.org/ext/Dcmnt?ncid=520239943

Heart Health: http://es.heart.org/dheart/HEARTORG/Conditions/Answers-by-Heart-Fact-Sheets-Multi-language-Information_UCM_314158_Article.jsp

Orthopedics: http://orthoinfo.aaos.org/menus/espanol.cfm

Mental Health: http://espanol.nami.org/