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Helpful Links - General Health

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention - An agency of the US Department of Health and Human Services. Provides resources about diseases, medical conditions and other topics, including an A-Z Index of health conditions, and individual sections on such topics as Birth Defects, Environmental Health, Travelers’ Health and Workplace Safety & Health. Presents current health-related news items and national data and statistics. (Note: Site also available in Spanish - CDC en Español)

familydoctor.org - Operated by the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP), a national medical organization whose members include over 93,700 family-practice physicians, family-practice residents and medical students. All of the site-information is written and reviewed by AAFP physicians and patient-education professionals.

Healthfinder® - A US government site, developed and sponsored by the Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion. Provides links to online journals, medical dictionaries, minority health, and prevention and self-care. (Note: Site also available in Spanish)

Kidshealth® - Created by The Nemours Foundation’s Center for Children’s Health Media. Provides jargon-free health information about children from before birth through adolescence.

MayoClinic - The official site of the Mayo Clinic, a non-profit patient-care and research institution. Content is edited by over 2,000 physicians, scientists, writers and health educators. Interactive features help with health management.

MedlinePlus - Created by the National Library of Medicine, the world’s largest biomedical library and creator of the Medline database. Site provides an alphabetical list of Health Topics comprising over 300 diseases, conditions and health and wellness issues, links to Medline searches, physician and hospital directories, online medical dictionaries, and consumer drug information available.

NOAH: New York Online Access to Health - A variety of state, local and federal health resources for consumers. NOAH’s mission is "to provide high-quality, full-text information for consumers that is accurate, timely, relevant, and unbiased." (Note: Site also available in Spanish)

Health Forum - A health support community for various diseases and health issues.

Helpful Links - By Medical Condition

The links below are arranged alphabetically by medical condition.

Addiction

Addiction Technology Transfer Center (ATTC) Network
SAMHSA’s Substance Abuse Treatment Facility Locator (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration)

AIDS

AIDSinfo Clinical Trials
AIDSinfo Glossary (of HIV/AIDS terms)
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (site also available in Spanish)
HIV InSite

Allergies

American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology:
- FAQ - About Allergies
- Allergy and Asthma Puzzles
- Fast Facts: Childhood Asthma
American Academy of Family Physicians
Health On the Net Foundation - Allergy Glossary
National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, National Institutes of Health - Asthma & Allergy Prevention

Arthritis

American College of Rheumatology:
Arthritis Foundation
- Find a Rheumatologist
CDC Arthritis Program
American Behcet’s Disease Association:
- National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases, National Institutes of Health:
- Handout on Health: Osteoarthritis

Alzheimer’s Disease

Alzheimer’s Disease Education and Referral Center, National Institute on Aging:
- Caregiver Guide
- Fact Sheet
- Genetics
- Medications Fact Sheet (also available in Spanish)
- Research Centers
Alzheimer’s Glossary (Educational Institution)
American Health Assistance Foundation
National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, NIH

Cancer

American Cancer Society - site also available in Spanish.
American Indians/Alaska Natives & Cancer
Cancer Care, Inc. - site also available in Spanish.
National Cancer Institute - site also available in Spanish.
Families of Children with Cancer
Intercultural Cancer Council
Oncolink
Foundation for Women’s Cancer

Diabetes

American Diabetes Association
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Children with Diabetes
The Diabetes Monitor
Joslin Diabetes Center
Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation International
National Institute of Diabetes & Digestive & Kidney Diseases

Gastrointestinal Diseases

American College of Gastroenterology:
- GI Physician Locator
- GI Health Information Resource for Patients
American Gastroenterological Association:
- Gastroenterologist Locator Service
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention:
- Parasites
International Foundation for Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders:
- About Kids GI Health
- Digestive Health Matters (Journal)
National Cancer Institute
- Gastric Cancer: Treatment
National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases:
- Diagnostic Tests for Gastrointestinal Disorders
Nemours Foundation
- Have You Heard of GERD?

Hair Loss

American Hair Loss Council
- Female Pattern Hair Loss
- Male Pattern Hair Loss
- What Is A Non-Surgical Hair Addition?
Cicatricial Alopecia Research Foundation
- Cicatricial Alopecia
American Society For Dermatologic Surgery

Heart Disease

American Heart Association (AHA)

March of Dimes Birth Defects
Mayo Clinic Heart Center
National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion
National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS)
National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI)
NOAH: New York Online Access to Health

Obesity

National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health:
- Obesity and Cancer
National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, National Institutes of Health:
- Obesity Education Initiative (OEI)
- Palm OS Applications
Overweight and Obesity: What You Can Do
Weight-Control Information Network, NIDDKD:
- Prescription Medications for the Treatment of Obesity
White House:
- Healthfinder.gov

Pain (and Chronic Pain)

American Academy of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation:
- Pain Drawing for Patients
American Occupational Therapy Association
Center for Drug Evaluation and Research, US FDA
National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, NIH
- Chronic Pain Information

Helpful Links - Health News

Medical News Today - A medical news site, providing a variety of daily medical and health news articles that are also stored in an online database. A for-profit site that derives revenue solely from on-site advertising.

Updated: June 8, 2010

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