Web Resources

A note about Web resources: The Web contains a wealth of resources. Using any of the common search engines (e.g., Google, Yahoo, or Bing) with search terms such as “dyslipidemia” or “DYS” will produce a robust listing for your review. In general, you should be cautious of information presented on the Web since anyone can host a Web site and present information. Your healthcare provider can guide your search for sites he or she trusts. This listing is by no means complete, but is presented for your convenience.

VA/DoD Clinical Practice Guidelines
The guideline describes the critical decision points in the Management of Hypertension in Primary Care and provides clear and comprehensive evidence based recommendations incorporating current information and practices for practitioners throughout the DoD and VA Health Care systems. The guideline is intended to improve patient outcomes and local management of patients with hypertension.

Center of Excellence for Medical Multimedia (CEMM)
The Center of Excellence for Medical Multimedia (CEMM) was established in 1996 with the support and direction of the Office of the Air Force Surgeon General. The CEMM has a long history of product development with local filming and Web hosting contractors, resulting in high quality interactive and 3D animated products.

American Heart Association
The American Heart Association is the nation’s oldest, largest voluntary organization devoted to fighting cardiovascular diseases and stroke.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention work 24/7 to protect America from health, safety and security threats, both foreign and in the U.S. Whether diseases start at home or abroad, are chronic or acute, curable or preventable, human error or deliberate attack, the CDC fights disease and supports communities and citizens to do the same.

Cleveland Clinic Heart and Vascular Institute
The mission of Cleveland Clinic is to provide better care of the sick, investigation into their problems, and further education of those who serve.

DASH Eating Plan
Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension (DASH) is a flexible and balanced eating plan that is based on research studies sponsored by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI).

Journal of the American Heart Association
Hypertension presents peer-reviewed reports on clinical and laboratory investigations of the highest quality in the broad field of blood pressure regulation and the pathophysiological mechanisms underlying hypertensive diseases.

Mayo Clinic
The Mayo Clinic’s mission is to inspire hope and contribute to health and well-being by providing the best care to every patient through integrated clinical practice, education, and research.

MedlinePlus
MedlinePlus is the National Institutes of Health’s Web site for patients and their families and friends. Produced by the National Library of Medicine, it brings you information about diseases, conditions, and wellness issues in language you can understand. MedlinePlus offers reliable, up-to-date health information, anytime, anywhere, for free.

MyPlate
On June 2, 2011, First Lady Michelle Obama and USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack released the federal government’s new food icon, MyPlate, to serve as a reminder to help consumers make healthier food choices. MyPlate is a new generation icon whose purpose is to prompt consumers to think about building a healthy plate at meal times and to seek more information to help them do that by going to ChooseMyPlate.gov. The new MyPlate icon emphasizes the following groups: fruits, vegetables, grains, protein foods, and dairy.

National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI)
The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute provides science based, plain-language information related to heart, lung, and blood diseases and conditions, as well as sleep disorders.

National Institutes of Health (NIH)
The National Institutes of Health (NIH), a part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, is the nation’s medical research agency - making important discoveries that improve health and save lives.

The Franklin Institute Online
The Franklin Institute Online is the effort of the staff of The Franklin Institute Science Museum’s Educational Technology Programs department.

World Hypertension League (WHL)
The objectives of the World Hypertension League are to promote the detection, control and prevention of arterial hypertension in populations. The World Hypertension League is a federation of leagues, societies, and other national bodies devoted to this goal. The thrust of the WHL’s action is in liaison with the member organizations, promoting the exchange of information among them, and offering internationally applicable methods and programs for hypertension control. Bringing together and stimulating organizations committed to the control of hypertension is the goal and raison d’etre of the WHL.