to the Health Information page from the Allegheny County
Medical Society. Here you can find information to help you maintain a
healthy weight, quit smoking, research health topics, understand your
rights as a patient, and even find a physician. Just click on the links
at the right for useful health-related information!
for the Uninsured and Underinsured
Health Coalition website.
Good Medicines Become Bad Drugs?
million Americans abuse prescription medicines,more than the number of
people who abuse cocaine, hallucinogens, including ecstasy, inhalants
or heroin combined.
is Body Mass Index?
Mass Index (BMI) is a number calculated from a person's weight and
height. BMI provides a reliable indicator of body fatness for most
people and is used to screen for weight categories that may lead to
health problems. Calculate your BMI by clicking on the link to the
is a web site developed by the U.S. Department of
Health and Human Services to help consumers find government and
nonprofit health and human services information on the Internet.
this tool to find a physician by name, location, or specialty.
Records - Your Rights
patient, you may request a copy of your medical records for your
own use. Learn how to obtain medical records from your physician by
clicking the link to the right.
Will & Healthcare Power of Attorney
advance health care directive is a valuable tool for controlling
your end-of-life or other future health care. Click the link to the
right to learn more about the January 2007 update to Pennsylvania law
regarding Living Wills and obtain a free Living Will form.