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Alzheimers


ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis)


Arthritis


Asthma


Arthritis


Cancer


Diabetes


Epilepsy


Glaucoma


Headaches


Heart Disease


HIV/AIDS


Leukemia


Multiple Sclerosis


Parkinson's Disease


Spinal Injury


General

American Medical Association
www.ama-assn.org

Great links to other medical sites

Be Informed: Questions to Ask Your Doctor Before You Have Surgery
www.ahrq.gov/consumer/surgery.htm

Good advice from the Agency for Health Care Policy and Research.

Consumer Reports Best Buy Drugs
www.crbestbuydrugs.org

Consumer Reports evaluates the effectiveness of a variety of brandname and generic drugs. They include cost data to recommend the best bargains.

Health News Review
healthnewsreview.org

Reviewers from journalism, medicine, health research and public health asess the accuracy, balance and fairness of TV, newspapers and magazine reports on medical treatments, tests and procedures.

Healthfinder
www.healthfinder.gov

The U.S. Department of helath and Human Services provides an easy-to-use searchable health database, including a dictionary and online journals.

Kidshealth
kidshealth.org/index_noflash.html

"Medical experts of the Nemours Foundation offer advice on physical and emotional health issues. Separate sections for parents, teens, and kids."

Medilexicon
www.medilexicon.com

"A dictionary of 70,000 medical, pharmaceutical, biomedical and healthcare acronyms and abbreviations . Plus medical news and searches."

Medline Plus
www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus

Includes 650 topics on conditions, diseases and wellness, drug information, medical encyclopedia and dictionaries, directories and current health news.

MedlinePlus: Interactive Health Tutorials
www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/tutorial.html

"Using animated graphics, each tutorial explains a procedure or condition in easy-to-read language" Tutorials cover a variety of diseases and conditions, tests and procedures, surgery and treatments.

National Institute of Health
health.nih.gov

An intro to some of the many resources provided by the NIH.

New England Journal of Medicine
www.nejm.org

Text and indes of the medical journal.

RI Department of Health and Human Services
www.health.state.ri.us

Information about RI health programs.

U.S. Department of Health & Human Services Office on Women's Health
http://www.hrsa.gov/womenshealth/

An excellent resource for women's health issues.

Alzheimer's Disease

Alzheimer's Association
www.alz.org

The Alzheimer's Association is the largest national voluntary health organization supporting Alzheimer research and care. On this site, you'll find information about the disease, their programs and services, and their advocacy efforts

AlzOnline
alzonline.phhp.ufl.edu

Alzheimer's Caregivers Support Online. Education, information and support for persons caring for soomeone with Alzheimer's or a related memory disorder.

ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis)


ALS Association
www.alsa.org

This non-profit voluntary group provides timely and accurate information and serves as a referral source for patients and their caregivers.

Robert Packard Center for ALS Research at Johns Hopkins
www.alscenter.org

Information about ALS, its symptoms, diagnosis and treatment.

Arthritis


Arthritis Foundation
www.arthritis.org

News, information, advice, and resources for arthritis sufferers.

Johns Hopkins Arthritis
www.hopkins-arthritis.com

Treatments and strategies for several types of arthritis as well as research and education.

Asthma


Allergy & Asthma Network
www.breatherville.org

Information ranging from drugs and medical emergencies to pets, school and childcare.

American Lung Association
www.lungusa.org/lung-disease/asthma

In depth information about asthma in older people, teens, children, medicines, attacks, etc.

Cancer


American Cancer Society
www.cancer.org

Treatment options, statistics, support groups, publications, etc.

Cancer News on the Net
www.cancernews.com

Dedicated to bringing patients and their families the latest news and information on cancer diagnosis, treatment and prevention.

National Cancer Institute
www.nci.nih.gov

This government agency provides information about cancer types, trials, research and statistics.

Diabetes


American Diabetes Association
www.diabetes.org

Diabetes information for the patient and the health care provider including nutrition and exercise, medication, research and support.

Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation
www.jdrf.org

Information about living with diabetes, news and research.

Epilepsy


Epilepsy Foundation
www.epilepsyfoundation.org

Diagnostic and treatment information about epilepsy as well as support and resources.

 

Glaucoma


The Glaucoma Foundation
www.glaucomafoundation.org

Informative website containing information about diagnosing, treating and living with glaucoma.

Glaucoma Research Foundation
www.glaucoma.org

Information about how to treat and live with glaucoma.

Headaches


National Headache Foundation
www.headaches.org

Dedicated to educating headache sufferers and healthcare professionals about headaches and their treatment.

O.U.C.H. (Organization for Understanding Cluster Headaches)
www.clusterheadaches.org

Provides information on diagnosing cluster headaches, medication, resources, survival tips and research news.

Heart Disease


American Heart Association
www.americanheart.org

Info about heart disease for patients and their caregivers.

HIV/AIDS


AIDS.org
www.aids.org

Site includes fact sheets about treatments, conditions, and alternate therapies as well as the latest research news.

AIDS Research Alliance of America
www.aidsresearch.org

Working to find the most effective drug therapies and to discount highly touted therapies that show little or no benefit.

Leukemia


Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
www.leukemia.org

Patient services, disease information, and research news.

MS (Multiple Sclerosis)


MS World
www.msworld.org

Support information for patients and caregivers.

National MS Society
www.nationalmssociety.org

Information about MS, its treatment and symptoms, how to live with it, and research news.

Myelin Repair Foundation for Multiple Sclerosis
www.myelinrepair.org

The Myelin Repair Foundation's mission is to rapidly accelerate the discovery of myelin repair treatments to improve the lives of people suffering from Multiple Sclerosis (MS).

Parkinson's Disease

Michael J. Fox Foundation
www.michaeljfox.org

Information about Parkinson's Disease, it's treatment and research

National Parkinson's Foundation
www.parkinson.org

Information about the disease and its treatment for both patients and caregivers.

Spinal Cord Injury


National Spinal Cord Injury Association
www.spinalcord.org

Comprehensive site for spinal cor injury patients, their families and their caregivers.