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Medical Web - Link to Harvard University's medical schools and
related publications such as Web
- Link to the University of Pennsylvania Cancer Center, which provides a wealth
of information about and related to cancer.
Library of Medicine - Link to Harvard University's Francis A.
Countway Library of Medicine, one of the largest medical libraries in the world.
The library offers streamlined access to both free and subscription based
- Link to 411Cancer.com, a site dedicated to providing patients and their
families with cancer treatment information and facilitating access to cancer
treatment options, drugs, and treatment strategies through clinical trials.
Association - Link to the Alzheimer's Association, a national network
of chapters, is the largest national voluntary health organization committed to
finding a cure for Alzheimer's and helping those affected by the disease.
Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry - This site is designed to
serve both AACAP Members, and Parents and Families. Information is provided as a
public service to aid in the understanding and treatment of the developmental,
behavioral, and mental disorders which affect an estimated 7 to 12 million
children and adolescents at any given time in the United States. You will find
information on child and adolescent psychiatry, fact sheets for parents and
caregivers, AACAP membership, current research, practice guidelines, managed
care information, awards and fellowship descriptions, meeting information, and
much more. Since there are no child and adolescent psychiatrists on staff, it is
neither ethical nor responsible to give consultations for specific children and
Association of Blood Banks - Link to the AABB's website contains
facts about donating and receiving blood, message boards, feedback and
interactive sessions, listings of meetings across the nation, late breaking
industry news, FDA reports, legislative changes, medical updates, access to
subscription newsletters, special interest groups, and the AABB Marketplace.
Association on Mental Retardation - AAMR is the oldest and largest
interdisciplinary organization of professionals (and others) concerned about
mental retardation and related disabilities. Through their Web site, the AAMR
has provided a resource that will give you rapid access to information about the
mental retardation and disabilities field.
Cancer Society - Link to the American Cancer Society's Cancer
Resource Center, which is an outstanding resource for anyone who wants to learn
more about cancer and topics related to cancer.
Diabetes Association - Link to the American Diabetes Association, a
national, voluntary nonprofit organization that provides diabetes research,
information and advocacy.
American Heart Association - Link to the official Web site of the
American Heart Association.
American Latex Allergy Association - The American
Latex Allergy Association is a national nonprofit organization that provides
information about latex allergy and supports latex-allergic individuals.
American Liver Foundation - Link to the American Liver Foundation, a
national, voluntary nonprofit health agency dedicated to preventing, treating
and curing hepatitis and all liver diseases through research, education and
Lung Association - Link to the American Lung Association, a national,
voluntary nonprofit health organization dedicated to fighting lung disease in
all its forms, with special emphasis on asthma, tobacco control and
Speech-Language-Hearing Association - ASHA's mission is to ensure
that all people with speech, language, and hearing disorders have access to
quality services to help them communicate effectively. On its site you will find
information to help you understand communication and communication disorders as
well as a referral service, so you can get access to qualified professionals.
Foundation - Link to the Arthritis Foundation, a national, voluntary
health agency seeking the causes, cures, preventions and treatments for the more
than 100 forms of arthritis.
Hearing Institute - The Better Hearing Institute is a not-for-profit
corporation which was created over 30 years ago to promote hearing healthcare
across the United States. The manufacturers and suppliers who comprise the
hearing industry in the U.S. jointly fund the organization. Over the years, BHI
has perhaps been best known as the producer of Public Service Announcements
about hearing loss and the importance of appropriate treatment. Behind the
scenes, BHI has operated a call center where consumers could ask questions about
hearing loss, and the organization has distributed helpful brochures about
specific subjects that were important to consumers.
CancerGuide - Link to CancerGuide, a site, created by a cancer
survivor, which is dedicated to helping site visitors find the answers to
questions about cancer and helping them find the questions that should be asked.
Children with Diabetes - The mission of Children with
Diabetes.com is to promote understanding of the care and treatment of diabetes,
especially in children, to increase awareness of the need for unrestricted
diabetes care for children at school and day-care, to support families living
with diabetes, and to promote understanding of research into a cure.
Foundation of America - Link to the Epilepsy Foundation, a national,
nonprofit organization dedicated to the welfare of people with epilepsy.
HealthBoards.com - Link to HealthBoards.com, a
site containing message boards on health-related topics.
Diabetes Research Foundation International -
JDRF is a leading nonprofit, nongovernmental funder of diabetes research
worldwide, and the only major diabetes organization focused exclusively on
Dimes Birth Defects Foundation - Link to the March of Dimes, a
national, nonprofit organization committed to improving the health of babies by
preventing birth defects and infant mortality.
Foundation of America - Link to the MFA, an organization with the
goals and objectives to help support sufferers of Spinal Meningitis and their
families; to provide information to educate the public and medical professionals
about Meningitis so that its early diagnosis and treatment will save lives; and,
to help support the development of vaccines and other means of treating and/or
Dystrophy Association - Link to the Muscular Dystrophy Association, a
national, nonprofit health agency that is a dedicated partnership between
scientists and concerned citizens aimed at conquering neuromuscular diseases
that affect more than a million Americans.
Kidney Foundation - Link to the National Kidney Foundation, a
national nonprofit organization that seeks to prevent kidney and urinary tract
diseases, improve the health and well-being of individuals and families affected
by these diseases, and increase the availability of all organs for
Multiple Sclerosis Society - Link to the National Multiple Sclerosis
Society, whose mission is to end the devastating effects of multiple sclerosis.
Providing accurate, up-to-date information to individuals with MS, their
families, and healthcare providers is central to their mission.
Osteoporosis Foundation - Link to the National Osteoporosis
Foundation, which claims to be the nation's leading resource for people seeking
up-to-date, medically sound information about the causes, prevention, detection
and treatment of osteoporosis.
National Sleep Foundation - The NSF is an independent nonprofit
organization dedicated to improving public health and safety by achieving public
understanding of sleep and sleep disorders, and by supporting public education,
sleep-related research, and advocacy.
Stroke Association - The NSA's mission is to reduce the incidence and
impact of Strokes, to save lives, to improve quality of care and to increase
Transplant Society - Link to the National Transplant Society, a
national, nonprofit organization dedicated to maximizing the availability of
lifesaving organs, health enhancing human tissue and life sustaining bridge
ORTHOclinics.com - This site is a resource for patient-oriented
orthopedic material. OrthoClinics.com collects links to sites that use
patient-friendly presentations. You can find these sites in its list of Best of
the Net Sites. OrthoClinics.com is also assembling a database of orthopedic
sites in the United States and around the world.
Prevent Blindness America - Link to Prevent Blindness America, a
national, nonprofit organization dedicated to fighting blindness and saving
Support-Group.com - Link to Support-Group.com,
a site that allows people with health, personal, and relationship issues share
their experiences through 200+ message boards and provides links to
support-related information on the Internet.
Topica - Link to Topica's Web page that
contains links to health-related newsletters, alerts and discussions.
Yahoo! Groups - Health & Wellness - Link to Yahoo!'s
Health & Wellness groups.
Health.gov - Link to a Federal Government site that addresses global
health and serves as a link between domestic and international health issues.
WEB Site Locator for the United Nations System of Organizations -
Link to an alphabetic index of Web sites of the United Nations system of
Nations Children's Fund - Link to UNICEF, which works in more than
160 countries and territories providing health care, clean water, improved
nutrition, and education to millions of children in Africa, Asia, Central and
Eastern Europe, Latin America, and the Middle East.
Health Organization - Link to the web site of the World Health
Organization Library in Geneva, Switzerland. The WHO Library and Information
Networks for Knowledge (LNK) provides comprehensive library and information
services on WHO-produced recorded information in print and other media. In
addition, library services give access to worldwide health, medical and
development information resources to WHO headquarters, regions and country
offices, ministries of health and other government offices, health workers in
Member States, other UN and international agencies, and diplomatic missions. The
WHO library programs help regions and developing countries achieve
self-sufficiency in providing information services to the health sector.