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NLM 4 Caregivers

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NLM 4 Caregivers is a project initiated by the National Library of Medicine, designed to increase awareness of NLM resources among caregivers who actively seek health information online using social media tools such as Facebook, Twitter, blogs and listservs for discussing and exploring health issues.

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Resources for Caregivers

Caregivers are described as individuals or groups of individuals who provide direct care to children, the elderly, and people with chronic illnesses who require assistance in their every-day lives. In addition to the more broad collection of consumer health resources, here are a few key resources for caregivers.

MedlinePlus Drugs, Supplements, and Herbal Information
Includes side effects, dosage, and more about your prescription drugs and over the counter medicines. You can also browse dietary supplements and herbal remedies to learn about their effectiveness, usual dosage, and drug interactions.

DailyMed
Provides health information providers and the public with a current resource of medication content and FDA labeling as found in medication package inserts.

LactMed
Database of drugs to which breastfeeding mothers may be exposed. Among the data included are maternal and infant levels of drugs, possible side effects on breastfed infants and on lactation, and alternative drugs to consider

Multi-Cultural Resources for Health Information
Culturally and linguistically appropriate health information and resources for diverse communities

PubMed
Bibliographic database comprised of millions of citations from biomedical literature, life sciences journals and online books

Caregivers' Resources: USA.Gov
Comprehensive resource on finding doctors and medical facilities for your specific needs

Benefits.Gov
Informs citizens of benefits they may be eligible for, and provides information on how to apply for assistance

VA Caregiver Support
Tools and online resources for caregivers of veterans

National Institute on Aging's Alzheimer Caregiving
Provides tips for caring for a loved one with Alzheimer's disease at home