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HCPL’s Light Therapy Kits

Humans are programmed to be active and awake while the sun is shining, and at home in bed when it is dark at night. Without enough sunlight exposure in the day, this can result in us feeling low, lethargic, and unproductive. Many people feel a little down during the winter when the sun is shining a little less. Whether you have SAD (seasonal affective disorder), or sit in a dark office cubicle, light therapy is an option to help.

OneFile: Nursing and Allied Health

Provide access to authoritative content including full-text titles cited in CINAHL supporting specialized care, treatment, and patient management. This essential resource is versatile and features highlighting and note-taking tools as well as an intuitive interface, providing multiple pathways to key information. Updated daily, this resource will help nursing professionals already working in the field, as well as students pursuing a nursing-focused curriculum.

Recommended Resources

988: Suicide & Crisis Lifeline

988 was established to improve access to crisis service in a way that meets our country's growing suicide and mental health related crisis care needs. 988 provides easier access to the lifeline network and related crisis resources. This dialing code will be available nationwide for call (multiple languages), text or chat (English Only).

Consumer Reports: Best Buy Drugs

The goals of this website are to provide consumers with objective information on the effectiveness of prescription drugs, to help consumers with communicating with their doctors about drug costs, and to help consumers to better afford their prescription medications.

Ed Lally Foundation

Ed Lally foundation exists to advocate for a proactive approach to mental health & suicide prevention through accessible practices of meditation, mindfulness, authentic self-expression, and community connection.

Harford County Mental Health Resources

Find local mental health resources for Harford County residents.

Harford County Public Schools Mental Health Zone

The Harford County Public Schools Mental Health Zone provides news, information and resources relating to all things mental health.

Health Insurance Marketplace Information

Maryland Health Connection is the state's official health insurance marketplace for individuals and families who are Maryland residents. The marketplace provides eligible residents with an opportunity to access affordable health insurance coverage. Completing an application will determine eligibility for Medicaid, MCHP and Qualified Health Plans.

Maryland Quality Reporting

Your resource for information on the quality and performance of nursing homes, hospitals, hospice, assisted living facilities, and more from the Maryland Health Care Commission.

Mayo Clinic

The Mayo Clinic is an American nonprofit academic medical center based in Rochester, Minnesota, focused on integrated clinical practice, education, and research. It employs more than 4,500 physicians and scientists, along with another 58,400 administrative and allied health staff.

Maryland Quality Reporting

Your resource for information on the quality and performance of nursing homes, hospitals, hospice, assisted living facilities, and more from the Maryland Health Care Commission.

MEDLINEplus

A service of the U.S. National Library of Medicine and National Institute of Health, this comprehensive health site includes general health topics, drug information, medical encyclopedias & dictionaries, and much more.

Merck Manual Consumer Version

Merck's mission is to make the best current medical information available to consumers and HCP's.

National Alliance on Mental Illness

Nationwide mental health organization with local chapters devoted to raising awareness and providing support and education for individuals and families.

National Child Traumatic Stress Network

The National Child Traumatic Stress Network was created to raise the standard of care and increase access to services for children and families who experience or witness traumatic events.


Recommended Cancer Resources from Upper Chesapeake Health Cancer Center


General Cancer Clinical Information and Guidelines

  1. American Cancer Society
  2. American Institute for Cancer Research (research organization on nutrition and cancer)
  3. American Society of Clinical Oncology (patient information from most national society for oncology)
  4. Leukemia and Lymphoma Society
  5. Memorial Sloan Kettering Website on Herbal Medicines
  6. National Cancer Institute
  7. Red Cross
  8. United States Preventive Task Force (national recommendations on prevention)

Psychosocial and Financial Support for Cancer Patients

  1. CancerCare (website for support and financial information for patients undergoing cancer care)
  2. Cancer and Careers
  3. Cancer Disability Legal Center
  4. FORCE, Facing Our Risk of Cancer Empowered
  5. Hopewell Cancer Support
  6. Maryland Health Connection
  7. Maryland Insurance Administration
  8. National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM)
  9. National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship
  10. Patient Advocate Foundation Co-Pay Relief 
  11. Red Devils, Supporting Breast Cancer Families
  12. Rx Assistance, Patient Assistance Program Center
  13. Social Security Administration
  14. Society for Integrative Oncology
  15. Support for People with Oral and Head and Neck Cancer

Breast Cancer

  1. BreastCancer.org (information for breast cancer patients)
  2. Living Beyond Breast Cancer
  3. Susan Komen (national breast cancer site)
  4. Young Survival Coalition (site for young women facing breast cancer)

Head and Neck

  1. Support for Head and Neck Cancer
  2. Courage Unmasked (Help for Head and Neck Cancer)

Kidney

  1. Kidney Cancer Association

Lung

  1. Lung Cancer Alliance

Prostate

  1. Prostate Cancer Foundation

Palliative Care/End of Life Care/Advanced Directives

  1. American Society for Hospice and Palliative Care
  2. American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine
  3. Maryland MOLST (Medical Orders for Life Sustaining Treatment )