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The patient education and resources page* provides health related search engines and external websites for patients and families to connect and share experiences.

HCMC Resources

  • Asthma Resources – This page includes several videos about managing asthma symptoms, as well as downloadable information.
  • Recursos para el asma – Aquí le presentamos recursos que le ayudarán a aprender a controlar su asma.

Patient Support Websites

  • CaringBridge – Nonprofit web service that connects family and friends during a critical illness, treatment or recovery
  • Daily Strength – Connect with people facing similar life challenges, medical conditions, and mental health issues
  • Diabetes Mine – A gold mine of straight talk and encouragement for people with diabetes
  • I'm too young for this! – Empowering young adults affected by cancer
  • Patients Like Me – Learn from real-world experiences of other patients like you
  • Sophia's Garden – Families of children with life-threatening and chronic conditions connect with other families to find strength, hope and healing

Health information websites

  • – Find information about healthcare and the latest health reform updates.
  • Food Allergies – Find out more about allergies to food and how you can prevent reactions.
  • – Health information for the whole family, includes health tips, videos, and helpful health tools.
  • Healthcare 411 – Health care information and research findings for consumers and providers.
  • MedlinePlus – Health topics, drug information, videos and cool tools.
  • Minnesota Department of Health – Protecting, maintaining and improving the health of all Minnesotans.
  • My Life Check – The American Heart Association has created a simple way for you to keep your heart healthy through a seven step plan.
  • Patient Education Video Series – Learn how to "speak up" to make sure you're taking medications correctly, from the "Speak Up" campaign by the Joint Commission. (Spanish and English)

Health Search Engines

Eldercare Resources

*The content of the patient resources section is for informational purposes only and not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding your medical condition.