Novant Health UVA Health System Bull Run Family Medicine wants you to be an active participant in your health care and the health care of your children. Education is one key to making informed decisions about your family's care. The resources on this page are some of our favorite online tools and sources for accurate medical information.
FamilyDoctor.org is the website of the American Academy of Family Practice and offers information about diseases and conditions affecting the whole family as well as the best ways to avoid illness.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention offers comprehensive information about diseases affecting the public as well as tools to protect yourself and your loved ones. The CDC also has a special section for people traveling overseas.
Looking for information about health and wellness? Accurate information about a health topic you've seen in the news? WebMD has everything from current health headlines to an A to Z dictionary to learn more about specific conditions.
The American Academy of Pediatrics is the foremost authority on children's health and offers advice to caregivers as well as information about vaccines and childhood illnesses.
Want to learn more about the vaccines your child will receive? The CDC has news, vaccine schedules and the latest vaccine research. The Immunization Action Coalition organizes information by vaccine name and is a great place to research specific immunizations.
The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics brings together nutrition information from experts across the country.
Heart disease is one of the most common illnesses affecting Americans. The American Heart Association helps people living with heart disease and offers suggestions to prevent it.
The American Diabetes Association supports those suffering from diabetes as well as their loved ones.
The American Cancer Society is the premier authority on cancer information as well as cancer research.
If you smoke, quitting now is one of the best things you can do for yourself. The American Lung Association can help.
Accurate information is one of the first steps to getting help for any mental health disorder. The National Institute of Mental Health is a great source of information and treatment options. MentalHelp.net offers local mental health support resources.