Sacramento Valley Psychological Association.
The SVPA website contains useful information about mental health resources in the Sacramento valley as well as an index of local licensed psychologists and their specialty areas of treatment. This site also includes many useful articles for healthy psychological functioning.
APA Help Center (American Psychological Association). Articles and information to help you balance your life, improve your mental health, and find the help you are looking for at home, in the family and at work.
information on drugs/treatment options, caregiver resources, fact sheets, support group info
Del Oro Caregiver Resource Center
Part of a statewide system of regional resource centers serving families and caregivers of brain impaired adults (Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, multiple sclerosis, Huntington's, and other degenerative diseases of the brain; stroke and other cerebrovascular accidents; traumatic brain injury and post infectious damage; brain tumors and permanent damage as a result of seizures, substance toxicity, and other such disorders.
Centers for Disease Control
Health recommendations by geographic location, food and water precautions, disease outbreak info. -- a "must see" site for the traveler
Online "interactive nutritional profile"
Complementary and Alternative Medicine Home Page
From acupuncture and Ayruvedic medicine to vision enhancement and yoga
Harvard Medical School Family Health Guide
A guide which answers basic questions about diagnostic medical tests: what are they, what are they for, how do you prepare for them, what happens during them, how long before results are known, etc.
A gateway consumer health info site from the U.S. Government
Featuring Harvard Medical School's consumer health information
Mayo Clinic Health Oasis
A source for reliable and current (updated daily!) health information
A medical search engine that allows users to type in key words to find appropriate sites
A free medical reference with disease and treatment, pharmacy, medical dictionary, poison control center, and news sections
Repetitive Strain Injury
Lots of information about the condition that strikes people who type on keyboards
Weight Loss & Control
NIH pulications on eating disorders, exercise, dieting, surgery, & more.
Y-Me National Breast Cancer Organization
Cancer resources, early detection programs, monthly newsletter and information for anyone who has been touched by breast cancer
Your Cancer Risk - Harvard Center for Cancer Prevention A personalized tool that estimates your risk of cancer and provides prevention tips
Traditional 12-Step Programs
Adult Children of Alcoholics
Al-Anon and Alateen
A public service non-commercial guide of over 2000 useful consumer resources
Updated resources that can help you take action on individual consumer complaints about products and services; telemarketing; Y2K consumer issues; e-commerce & the internet; automobiles; healthcare; and environmental violations
Consumer Law Page
Over 150 articles and brochures on topics of interest to consumers
Divorce Helpline Home Page
Legal, practical, financial, and self-help information
Federal Web Locator One stop shopping for all federal government websites
Kelley Blue Book Check the retail or trade-in value for almost any car or truck model from the past 21 years
Homepage of Quackwatch, Inc., a nonprofit corporation whose purpose is to combat health-related frauds, myths, fads and fallacies
This site, from The Wall Street Journal, offers many resources for moving to a new city, finding and buying a home, and improving it.
Foreignborn.com Info, tools and resources for all foreign-born individuals entering or living in the U.S.
Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards
Sets standards, credentials and licensing requirements for professional financial planners
Features many "financial decision calculators" - from buying a home to leasing a car and paying off installment loans. Also info on loan and credit card rates
Financial Aid Information Page
Links to sources of information about student financial aid. Maintained by the author of "The Prentice Hall Guide to Scholarships and Fellowships for Math and Science Students"
National Center for Home Equity Conversion
This site recommended by AARP provides objective, independent information to determine the approximate amount an older homeowner would receive from a reverse mortgage.
National Center for Financial Education
Tips for using credit cards, designing a "spending-by-choice-plan" and avoiding debt
GE Center for Financial Learning
Promotes financial literacy by providing free, on-line courses as well as tools and calculators galore.
Career Builder You can register to do on-line job searches here.
Job Hunt Organized by career field, linked to other sites
JobHunters Bible.com by Dick Bolles A site designed as a supplement to his book "What Color is Your Parachute?"
Mapping Your Future
A "must-visit" if you have a high school student in the house! Guided tours explain how to choose a career, select a school and get financial aid. This site is sponsored by state agencies that administer the US Federal Family Education Loan Program.
National Directory of Internships
Online database of internship opportunities - one of the best ways to investigate a career and to find a job.
Wall Street Journal Interactive Edition
Salaries, profiles, job searching advice, starting a business and more.
Scully Career Associates
A Sacramento based company which specializes in assisting mid-life career changes navigate to new positions.