NIHSeniorHealth adds information on heart failure

March 2017

General Practitioners

Country of origin: USA

NIHSeniorHealth now offers information about the prevention, detection, and treatment of heart failure. Designed especially for seniors, NIHSeniorHealth is a joint effort of the National Institute on Aging (NIA) and the National Library of Medicine (NLM), which are part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH).
?There are a number of things you can do to reduce the risk of heart disease and heart failure,? says Elizabeth G Nabel, MD, director of the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI), which developed the content for the heart failure topic on the NIHSeniorHealth website. ?For example, it is important to keep your cholesterol and blood pressure levels healthy, keep your diabetes in check, lose weight if you are overweight, eat right, don?t smoke, and get regular physical activity.?

NIHSeniorHealth, which is based on the latest research on cognition and aging, features short, easy-to-read segments of information that can be accessed in a variety of formats, including large-print type sizes, open-captioned videos, and even an audio version. Additional topics coming soon to the site include heart attack, clinical trials, and falls and fractures. The site links to MedlinePlus, NLM?s more detailed site for consumer health information.

Resources

Prevention of HAI Observation Tools November 2018 Patients deserve and expect safe care free of preventable complications, such as healthcare-associated infections. Hospital...
Clinical Pain Advisor. November 2018 Clinical Pain Advisor is a free, simple to use, medical app that offers pain medicine healthcare professionals a...
Managing Head Injury. November 2018 The National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) has issued an updated guideline on the early care of...
Child Protection – Information sharing project November 2018 NHS England and the Health and Social Care Information Centre (HSCIC) have a series of short films to promote the benefits...
Emergency Preparedness, Resilience and Response (EPRR) November 2018 The NHS needs to plan for, and respond to, a wide range of incidents and emergencies that could affect health or patient...
Counter Fraud Authority November 2018 Our strategy to tackle fraud, bribery, corruption and other economic crime affecting the NHS and the wider health...
OrthoFlow pocket orthopaedic specialist. November 2018 Welcome to OrthoFlow…the orthopaedic specialist in your pocket! This new way of learning is designed to help you diagnose...
inPractice® Oncology. November 2018 inPractice® Oncology is the only point-of-care clinical reference designed to meet the unique needs of specialists. Full...
ACC Statin Intolerance App October 2018 The ACC Statin Intolerance App guides clinicians through the process of managing and treating patients who report muscle...
Sublux radiology app for all medical providers October 2018 What apps are available that teach the basics of plain radiography for more than just chest X-rays and ortho trauma? Are...
Search by Keyword