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General Health & Wellness Resources

Whether you're trying to get healthy, stay healthy or live with a chronic illness, UnitedHealthcare gives you the tools to improve your overall health and well-being.

Choose My Plate

ChooseMyPlate.gov provides practical information to individuals, health professionals, nutrition educators, and the food industry to help consumers build healthier diets with resources and tools for dietary assessment, nutrition education, and other user-friendly nutrition information. This information is based on the Dietary Guidelines for Americans.

Healthy World Online
Healthy World Online is one of the most comprehensive global health networks on the Internet. HealthWorld offers comprehensive, integrated health and medical information.

CDC (Center for Disease Control and Prevention)
The CDC maintains a Web page that provides information about its programs related to health promotion, infectious diseases, environmental health, injury prevention, immunization, occupational safety, epidemiology, and health statistics.

US Department of Health & Human Services
The Department of Health & Human Services is the US government's principal agency for protecting the health of all Americans and providing essential human services. The site provides useful health information, press releases and fact sheets, and the latest legislative initiatives related to health.

National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health

The National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH) is the Federal Government's lead agency for scientific research on complementary and integrative health approaches. The mission of NCCIH is to define, through rigorous scientific investigation, the usefulness and safety of complementary and integrative health interventions and their roles in improving health and health care.

Complementary Medicine Homepage
The site offers information on specific complementary practice topics, including acupuncture, reiki, shiatsu, reflexology, qigong, Ayurvedic medicine, homeopathy, chiropractic and many others. You'll also find explanations of various alternative therapies, Branches (the Institute's newsletter), and links to related sites on the Internet.

WebMD - Hypertension Web Site
This site provides a wealth of information on causes, prevention, nutrition and exercise for hypertension.

Lifeclinic - Hypertension Web Site
This site seeks to help persons with high blood pressure by providing information about hypertension. It provides weekly updates of new research findings, a question and answer section, chat sessions and a physician locator that specializes in hypertension.

Fitness Partners
This site has a wealth of information for healthy living. This site is jam packed with articles on cooking and nutrition, training, mental health, sports medicine and lots more.

Shape Up America
This website is designed to provide you with the latest information about safe weight management, healthy eating and physical fitness. Shape Up America! is a high profile national initiative to promote healthy weight and increased physical activity in America.

Denise Austin
This website, with its diet and fitness program, is designed to guide you on how to make smart choices that will improve your mind, body and spirit! As a member, you'll receive customized meal and fitness plans that are targeted to help you meet your personal goals. Also, you will have access to a suite of 15 online tools to help you track your progress.

Aerobics & Fitness Association of America
This AFAA Website answers questions concerning exercise, health/safety, lifestyle, and nutrition issues.

American Dental Association
The ADA is the professional association of dentists dedicated to serving both the public and the profession of dentistry.

Dentistry Homepage
This page offers about a dozen web and gopher sites from university dental schools around the world, as well as links to sources of information on periodontal disease, nutrition and dental health.