Resources & Links


For a more comprehensive patient education library focusing on orthopedic issues, visit this section of our website:  Orthopedic Health Library.

Another one of the most helpful resources you’ll find is the website for Southwestern Medical Center.  In addition to learning about hospital services and physicians, you can also subscribe to a free monthly custom newsletter, choosing the topics you want to know more about.  Take a free on-line assessment, learn more about health screenings and sign up for free health reminders for you and your family.  You can also learn more about the Affordable Care Act (“Obamacare”), the new Health Insurance Market Place and insurance options.

Other Helpful Resources

Millions of consumers get health information from magazines, TV or the internet. Unfortunately, sometimes it’s not easy to separate the good from the bad, the accurate from the biased, or the research from the ads. You want to make sure you are finding the most current, unbiased information that is based on research.

Unfortunately, while the Internet and Social Media have made it easier and faster to find health information, it also allows fast and widespread distribution of false and misleading information. That’s according to the National Institutes of Health (NIH), which is charged with enforcing consumer protection laws.

Before searching for medical information on the internet, we recommend that you educate yourself about how to evaluate the information you find.  Here are several resources that can help:

Finally, never forget that it is vital – after carefully considering the source of the information – to discuss it, along with your medical history and any symptoms, with your health care provider.

Here are links to a few of the websites from national non-profit organizations and the government that you may find useful.  Remember that clicking on any of these links will take you to the website for a different organization, not related to this hospital. And don’t forget that you can sign up to receive news on all of these topics by subscribing to Southwestern Medical Center’s free monthly eNewsletter.  There are also free risk assessments and health reminders available on the “Health Info” web section.