Learning about health and medical conditions can help you make decisions that will lead to a healthier life. Information is also necessary to make educated choices about your medical care. The resources on this page are among the most reliable online for health information. If you do not find information you need, ask anyone at the hospital and we will work to find the information you require.
(Please note: These sites are not maintained by Ashe Memorial Hospital. Ashe Memorial cannot guarantee the accuracy of the information on these sites. The best way to handle any health issue is to consult a doctor or, in an emergency, call 911.)
is Ashe Memorial Hospital's interactive health care tool. Search for any health care topic and get a list of reliable medical sites from across the internet.
The Alzheimer's Association
is a national organization devoted to education and research about Alzheimer's. The group's website offers support resources for patients and caregivers, along with information about the latest research on the disease.
Have a child with ADHD or another behavior problem? The American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
has resources to help both you and your child understand psychiatric conditions and treatments for them.
The American Association of Blood Banks' website
answers questions about giving and receiving blood. This is an excellent resource if you will be having a blood transfusion.
If you or someone you care about has been diagnosed with cancer, the American Cancer Society
is the foremost authority on cancer research and the latest treatment information.
Diabetes is one of the most prevalent diseases affecting Americans today. The American Diabetes Association
helps those suffering from the disease and suggests ways to prevent its onset.
Additionally, the Children With Diabetes
organization is a support network just for juvenile diabetes sufferers.
Heart disease is a serious health issue that can become deadly if left untreated. Turn to the American Heart Association
for information on heart health.
The American Lung Association
brings attention to the importance of clean air and healthy lungs for everyone. If you still smoke, this organization offers valuable resources to help you quit.
The National Kidney Foundation
has compiled stories of patients with kidney disease, as well as those who have benefitted from kidney transplants. Learn the facts of organ transplantation or becoming a donor.
Full-term babies and healthy pregnancies are the aims of the March of Dimes
. Use this website to learn ways to ensure your child's health even before you get to meet them.
The National Osteoporosis Foundation
promotes strong bones and osteoporosis prevention. Learn about treatments for the bone-weakening disease.
The National Stroke Association
explains the types of strokes as well as signs of stroke. Learn to recognize the warning signs so you can get help quickly for yourself or a loved one.
If you or someone you know is experiencing problems with eyesight, Prevent Blindness
has a wealth of information that will interest you. Learn about conditions that affect eyesight as well as the latest advances in treatment.