Medical Information


Section J. Cancer Information was Updated.
Item #39 Website Mesotheliomahelp.org was Added.
Rev. Date August 2014.


Section S. Website HealthAtoZ was Updated;
Section AH. A Guide to Patient Health Care Decisions was Added.
Rev. Date March 2014.

Table of Contents

  1. Getting Medical Opinions
  2. General Medical Information
  3. Merck Manuals of Medical Information
  4. NJ Medical Information Home Pages
  5. NY Medical Information Home Pages
  6. Find Doctors and Hospitals
  7. Senior Medical Information Web Sites
  8. Travel Medicine
  9. Personal Trainers and the AIKIDO exercise program
  10. Cancer Information
  11. Contagious and infectious Diseases
  12. Heart and Cardiovascular Disease information
  13. Urological and Associated Diseases
  14. All about Flu
  15. Allergy, Asthma and Immunology Information
  16. Arthritis Information
  17. Information about Eye Problems
  18. Drugs and Medicines
  19. Miscellaneous Health URLs
  20. Medicare, Medicaid, HMO and Medigap Information
  21. Medical Schools, Libraries and Organizations
  22. Finding a Cybershrink
  23. Self-help Support Group Information
  24. Acupuncture, An Ancient Chinese Health Care System
  25. The Ayurveda Holistic Health Care System
  26. Quacks and Questionable Medical Devices
  27. Telephone / Web Source of Information
  28. The Importance of Sleep
  29. NE & Mid Atlantic State Medical Information
  30. Information about Diabetes
  31. Help for Depression: Approaches & Treatment
  32. Drug Rehab & Addiction Treatment
  33. RSD (CRPS) Treatment
  34. A Guide to Patient Health Care Decisions

Disclaimer:
It should be noted that H/AREA makes this Medical Information known as a service to its members.
H/AREA does not recommend or endorse any ideas or products that are provided or suggested by these various Medical Information Websites.


  1. Getting Medical Opinions (GMO)

    In This Section, Topics #4 & #10 were Revised as of February 2012.

    Terms of Use. If you are a consumer who chooses to use this information as professional medical advice you should not rely on that information as professional medical advice or use it to replace any relationship with your physician or other qualified healthcare professional. For medical concerns, including decisions about medications and other treatments, consumers should always consult their physician.

    1. WebMD Inc. Come for the content, stay for the 'community.' This website provides health information, tools for managing your health, and support to those who seek information. It includes the leading providers of online health information such as WebMD Health and Medscape. Medscape is owned and operated by WebMD, Inc.

      • At WebMD, the consumer can access health and wellness news, support communities, interactive health management tools. Its online communities allow consumers to participate in real-time discussions with experts and with other people who share similar health conditions or concerns.
      • Their Main Web Page contains these major topics:
        • Today's News
        • Disease & Condition Health Ctrs (A - Z)
        • A-Z Guides: Drugs A-Z; Health Topics A-Z; Medical Tests A-Z;
        • Healthy Living: Diet & Nutrition: Exercise & Fitness; Men's Health; Woman's Health
        • Health Care Services: Find A Doctor; Insurance Guide; Medicare Benefits
        • Pregnancy & Health
        • Boards & Blogs: Mssage Boards; Ask the Experts

    2. Medscape Inc. is a Web Site for physicians and allied health care professionals. The information on Medscape.com includes articles, references, tools, continuing education for medical professionals, and advertising.

    3. Every Day Health
      Every Day Health Health offers several major topics which include:
      • Health A-Z Directory
      • Drug A-Z Directory
      • Symptons Checker
      • Food & Fitness
      • Health Tools

      This Website on GMO was Revised on 06/2012.

    4. HC
      The HC Website list Medical Topics from A thru W. It offers Health Tools, Health Programs and Videos.

    5. Discovery Health Channel.
      Discovery Health Channel is dedicated to providing its users with credible and authoritative health information to help them lead healthier, happier lives.
      Health information on this Web Site has been grouped into the following categories:
      • Diseases and Conditions. The topics covered are arranged in Health Centers (A - W)
      • Nutrition, Fitness & Weight Loss Centers
      • Healthy Living: There are Centers for Alternative Health, Health & Beauty, Men's Health, Stress Management, Women's Health
      • Mental Health: Addiction; Depression
      • Sex & Relationships: Sexual Health Center
      • Tools: Resource Library; Assessments for Chronic Fatigue, Diabetes, Headache; Heart Profiler, Lung Profiler
      • ON TV: Daily Rounds of Health News; Meet Dr. Drew; Meet Dr. OZ

    6. InteliHealth. InteliHealth Inc. is a wholly-owned subsidary of Aetna Inc. and is an online health information company whose mission is ‘ to empower people with trusted solutions for healthier lives’.
      Their information source is the Harvard Medical School and Columbia University College of Dental Medicine.
      This Web site offers several topics within these categories:
      • Disease & Conditions (A-Addiction thru W - Weight Management)
      • Healthy Lifestyle: Complimentary & Alternative Medicine; Fitness; Nutrition; Weight Management
      • Your Health: Children's Health; Men's Health, Seniors' Health; Women's Health
      • Look It Up - A Resouce Center. It has a Medical Dictionary; A Drug Resource Center.
      • Interactive: These range from: Illustrations & Assessments; Tools; Quizzes, Videos
      • Dental Health: They are (1) Prevent Problems (2) Understand Conditions (3) Explore Treatments
      • Ask The Expert: There are three (3) experts: General, Pharmacist, OB/GYN.
        The Expert Archives Topics ranges in subject matter from A - Allergy to W - Woman's Health
      • Today's News: Top New Headlines; General Health Headlines; This Week in Health Headlines

    7. NA

    8. Drugstore.com. This web site is for on-line pharmacy and other purchases and provides health and beauty information.
      It offers the following categories:
      • Prescriptions (New/Refills)
      • Beauty & Personal Care Products
      • Vitamins & Herbs
      • Diet & Fitness Products
      • Pet Products
      • Baby Products
      • GNC Store Products
      • The Natural Store ( Natural Foods/Drinks, Supplements), etc.

    9. Health & Fitness

      Health & Fitness is a service of the Newark Star Ledger Website.

    10. UPtoDATE

      Learn more about your medical condition and explore your treatment options using UpToDate®.
      This will give You the tools to ask the right questions about these treatment options so that You can have important conversations with your health care provider.

      This following WebSite was added to Section GMO on 06/2012.


    11. NM

      This Website features:
      • Brand Name Drugs
      • Generic Drugs
      • Free Clinics
      • A Drug Discount Card
      • Webinars on Various Health Topics
      • A Patient Advocate Newsletter

      This following WebSite was added to Section GMO on 06/2012.


    12. Healthmonitor

      1. This Website has three (3) Main Topics.
        1. Heart Health
        2. Diabetes
        3. Arthritis

      2. These Main Topics are supported by the following:
        1. Living Well: A library of articles on health topics on eating and on nutrition.
        2. Recipes
        3. Tools & Trackers
        4. Meet Our Experts
        5. Our Health Sites


  2. Sources of General Medical Information

    1. Autism Speaks
      The National Alliance for Autism Research, NAAR, has been merged with Autism Speaks.The viewer will be automatically directed to this site.
      This merger has created the largest single organization devoted to autism in the nation.
      This organization is dedicated to finding the causes, prevention, effective treatment and ultimately, cure of the autism spectrum disorders.
      Autism is a complex neurobiological disorder that strikes very young children. These disorders bring about varying degrees of impairment
      in the child's communication skills and social abilities.
      President George W. Bush signed the Combating Autism Act of 2006 on December 19, 2006. The Combating Autism Act authorizes nearly $1 billion over the next five years to combat autism, increasing federal spending on autism by at least 50%.
      The bill includes provisions relating to the diagnosis and treatment of persons with Autism Spectrum Disorders, and expands and intensifies biomedical research on autism, including an essential focus on possible environmental causes.

    2. National Institute of Health
      Use the Institute's search function to look up the Institutes research activities on various medical areas of interest.
      The web site has five main areas:
      • Health Information: This provides an A-Z index of NIH health resources, clinical trials, health hotlines, MEDLINEplus,
      • Grant & Funding Op’s: Grants News; Applications; Grants Policy; Research Training.
      • New & Events: News Releases; News in Health Newsletter.
      • Scientific Resources: Human Embryonic Stem Cell Registry; Scientific Interest Groups.
      • About NIH: Visitor Info; Science Education; Mission; Public Involvement; Doing Business with NIH.

    3. American Medical Association
      AMA's Mission is: To promote the art and science of medicine and the betterment of public health.
      AMA's Vision is: To be an essential part of the professional life of every physician.
      The AMA Home Page features three main categories:
      1. Health Care Advocacy Agenda.
      2. Professional Resources & Standards.
      3. Medical School & Residency.

      Other Categories are:
      1. NewsRoom: News From AMA: Spotlight on Issues: Recent speeches made by AMA Leaders, Media Briefings.
      2. AMA Publications: American Medical News; JAMA: Archives Journals; AMA Voice
      3. Health Information Tecnology (HIT): This is a resource for AMA Members to understand the basics of HIT.
      4. Physicians / Patient: This section has links to:
        • Doctor Finder: Search for a physician by name or by medical specialty;
          Doctors of Medicine and Doctors of Osteopathy or Osteopathic Medicine.
        • Health Information: Find patient information on Meden Medical Library Site.
        • Medical and Surgical Specialty Societies Listing
        • Smart Parent Health Source: E-mail newsletter of the latest pediatric news.


    4. CUMC Health Index
      Their Website Motto is:Discover. Educate. Care. Lead.
      This is a Columbia University Medical Center Service with information on a large number of health topics. They are:
      1. List of Hospital Affiliations.
      2. Patient Resources.
        • Studies Seeking Patient-Clinical Trials.
        • OnLine Doctor- Patient Services.
      3. Find a Healthcare Provider/Dentist.
        Columbia Presbyterian Physician Network (CPPN)
      4. HIPAA:Privacy rights to our patients concerning the use or disclosure of their medical information.


    5. WellnessWeb
      WellnessWeb is a collaboration of patients, healthcare professionals, and other caregivers.
      Their mission is : Through SeekWellness.com, we will encourage, empower, and support health care consumers to improve their level
      of wellness by providing information, services and products.
      Advertisements, sponsorships and consulting arrangements with various companies are displayed within the website pages.
      The Wellness Website features the following categories:
      1. Wellness -- The topics are: Health Consumerism; Mental Fitness; Physical Fitness: Nutrition; Weight Control.
      2. Pelvic Health -- The topics are: Incontinence; Men's Sexuality; Woman's Sexuality; Prostate Health
      3. Other Conditions -- The topics are: Arthritis; Diabetes Center; Eating Disorders; Gout Center; Heart Disease.
      4. Go Shopping -- Its features are: Bookstore; ebooks; Wellness Store.


    6. Mayo Clinic
      Their Home Page motto is: "Tools for healthier lives"
      Their Mission is to empower people to manage their health. They accomplish this by providing useful and up-to-date information and tools that reflect the expertise and standard of excellence of Mayo Clinic.

      The Home Page direct visitors to major subject areas such as:

      1. Disease and Condition: Select from their A to Z list to read all about a disease or a condition in one comprehensive overview.
        This area also contains:
        • A Symptom Checker: This is an interactive guide to discover the most common causes of the most common symptoms.
        • A Disease and Condition Center: The Viewer can select a center for a collection of information and tools to help manage his/her condition.
      2. Drugs & Supplements.
        • Drug Information: Prescription and over-the-counter drug information is available.
        • Drug Watch: Archive of Drug Watch articles. Drug developments are available and what they mean.
        • Supplement Information: Look up Herb, Vitamin and other supplement information.
      3. Treatment Decisions: These tools walk you through the pros and cons of different options to help choose the approach that's best for the person.
      4. Healthy Living Center: These are centers for a collection of information and tools to help you stay healthy. They include:
        Complimentary & Alternative Medicine; Food & Nutrition; Men’s Health; Senior Health; Women’s Health; etc.
      5. Ask A Specialist: Mayo Clinic Specialists can answer select health questions.
      6. Health Tools: Health Calculators (BMI, Calorie); Self-assessments ( Depression, Stress, Prostate)
      7. The Viewer can sign up for a Free e-Newsletter for weekly general health information from Mayo Clinic.
      8. Appointment @ The Mayo Clinic. These clinics are located in: Jacksonville, FL; Rochester, MN; Scottsdale/Phoenix, AZ.
        The website has additional information on their services offered at each facility and their telephone no's.


    7. National Library of Medicine Home Page

      The National Library of Medicine (NLM), on the campus of the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland, is the world's largest medical library.
      The Library collects materials and provides information and research services in all areas of biomedicine and health care.
      Their collections stand at more than 8 million items--books, journals, technical reports, manuscripts, microfilms, photographs and images.
      The NLM offers five (5) main areas of information: Public; Health care Professionals; Researchers; Librarians; and Publishers. has a large number of links. Some of these links are described below.
      MEDLINE Plus is their service for Public Health Information
      1. Health Topics: There are over 700 topics on Conditions,Diseases and Wellness.
      2. Drugs & Supplements: This is about prescription and over-the-counter medicines, herbs, and supplements.
      3. A Medical Encyclopedia: This includes pictures and diagrams.
      4. Dictionary: This provides spellings and definitions of medical words.
      5. Directories Use this to find doctors, dentists and hospitals.
      6. News: Current Health News and Press Announcements.
      7. Other Resources: This is a source of local health services, libraries and organizations.
      8. Other Links
        • Interactive Tutorials. These slideshows provide pictures and sound.
        • CLinical trial.gov This is link to studies for new drugs and treatments.
        • NIH Senior Health. Health Information for Older Adults.
        • Sugery Videos. These show surgical Procedures.
        • NIH MedlinePlus Magazine. This is a new quarterly guide for patients and their families which brings the latest and most authoritative medical and healthcare
          information from the NIH. This is featured online on the MedlinePlus Web site or the Viewer can subscribe for free.


    8. New England Journal of Medicine
      The New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) is a peer-reviewed medical journal published by the Massachusetts Medical Society. The Journal was founded in 1812.
      Its published contents range from case reports, papers on original research, editorials, etc.
      Their Web Site lets you search current and past issues. Most research papers are represented only by an abstract or an extract (This consists of the first 100 words and any section headings ).
      NEJM subscribers have full access to full text or PDF format. Free online access to NEJM Original and Special Articles are available 6 months after their publication.

  3. Merck Manuals of Medical Information

    Merck & Co., Inc of Whitehouse Station, NJ has committed themselves to providing excellent medical information. It has placed a number of its reference manuals on-line for free use as a service to the on-line community. The Merck Manuals can be reached by clicking on link:

         The Merck Manuals

    1. Patients & Caregivers
      There are two (2) Manuals for this category.
      1. The Merck Manual – Second Home Edition.
        This is medical reference having an Index A – Z.
        It covers topics from:>Accidents and Injuries to Women’s Health Issues.
        This Manual explains disorders: Who is likely to get them; Their symptoms: How they're diagnosed; How they might be prevented; How they can be treated.

        The online version of this Merck Manual offers:
        1. Multimedia: Photographs, audio and video material not found in the print version.
        2. New information updated periodically.

      2. Merck Manual of Health & Aging, 1st Edition.
        This is a comprehensive guide to the changes and challenges of aging. It covers:
        1. Fundamentals of Aging.
        2. Caring for Self & Others
        3. Medical Conditions
        4. Social, Legal and Ethical Issues
    2. Healthcare Professionals.
      There are two (2) Manuals for this category.
      1. The Merck Manual of Diagnosis & Therapy, 18th Edition.
        This manual is a widely used medical textbook on these subjects.
      2. The Merck Manual of Geriatrics, 3rd Edition.
        This manual is a comprehensive review of geriatric medicine and care of the elderly.
    3. Chemist.
      1. The Merck Index, 14th Edition.
        The Merck Index is for professionals looking for precise, comprehensive information on chemicals, drugs, and biologicals.
    4. Veterinarians.
      1. The Merck Veterinary Manual.
        Information on all aspects of Animal Healthcare.

  4. NJ Medical Information Home Pages
    The NJ MI HP was revised May 2013. The HUMC website was revised. The EHMC website was added as Item #3.
    NJ Hosipital Charges was added as Item #6.

    These are the Home Pages with a variety of information about Doctors, Hospitals and Services, Hospital Associations and the New Jersey Department of Health.
    1. Hackensack University Medical Ctr (HUMC)
      The HUMC is located in Hackensack, NJ.

    2. Saint Barnabas Healthcare System, Livingston
      A System Facilities Locator provides links to numerous medical centers that are under this healthcare system.

    3. Englewood Hospital & Medical Ctr (EHMC)
      The EHMC is located in Englewood NJ.

    4. New Jersey Hospital Association
      The NJHA has internal links to:
      • News and Resources.
      • NJ Hospitals. These are listed Alphabetically; By County; Located By Map.
      • Healthcare Systems. These are New Jersey Acute Care, Specialty or Psychiatric Providers.
      • Affiliates: NJHA Members. Affiliated Members are free standing non-hospital healthcare providers;ie: Long term care, Home health, Rehabilitation, Assisted Living.


    5. New Jersey Department of Health & Senior Services (NJ DOH)
      This link provides:
      1. Vital Records, Forms & Grants
      2. Seniors & Caregivers: Aging & Community Services; Info on Caregivers;Long Term Care;Federal/Statewide Benefits for Older Persons.
      3. Cancer Information:Prevention; Screening;Treatment; Supportive Services.
      4. Consumer Reports & Health Statistics:
        • HospitalPerformance Report
        • Nursing Home Report Card
        • NJ HMO's:Performance Report
        • Cardiac Surgery Report


    6. NJ Hosipital Charges

      New data shows that NJ Hospital Costs vary widely. Click on the above link for this news article.
      A Disparity in Costs Chart for Common Medical Conditions is provided.




  5. NY State Medical Information

    This site is the major New York State Medical Information and can be reached by clicking on link:

         NY State Medical Information
    1. Site Services: This contains numerous links to a host of information avenues. Some of these are listed here.
      • B,D,M,Div. Records: This link is for information on obtaining Birth Certificates; Death Certificates; Marriage Certificates and Divorce Certificates.
      • Health Insurance Programs: This link is for infomation on topics such as: Medicaid; Medicare; Family Health Plus, Child Health Plus; Managed Care; LTC; Veterans Health.
      • HealthCare Professionals & Patient Safety.
      • Hospitals,Nursing Homes,Other Health Care Facilities.
      • Disease & Conditions: This has links to over subjects ranging From A To Z.
      • Related Sites: This is a link to New York County Health Departments.
    2. Health Topics: This has links to over subjects ranging From A To Z ( Adult Care Facilities to Zoonoses).
    3. Current Issues: This addresses topics such as:
      • NYS Nursing Home Profile: Use this site for information about nursing homes in New York State and the quality of care they provide.
      • NYS Hospital Profile: Use this site to find information about hospitals in New York State, and the quality of care they provide
      • Doctor Profile: This topic contains profiles of licensed Doctors of Medicine and Doctors of Osteopathy who are registed to practice medicine in NYS.
      • Physician Discipline: Information about whether a doctor in New York has been disciplined by the state can be obtained. This may be useful in selecting and evaluating a doctor's competency and ability.
      • Long Term Care.

  6. Find Doctors and Hospitals

    1. HealthLine Physician Finder

      This Website offers:
      1. Find A Doctor
        Physican Specialites A-Z
        Local Medical Specialist Directory
      2. Health A to Z
        Learning Center for Common Diseases and Conditions
      3. Check Your Symptoms
      4. Drug & Treatments A-Z

    2. Find New Jersey Physicans

      This website is for the Medical Society of New Jersey (MSNJ)and serves as the voice of physicians in the Garden State.
      The Mission of MSNJ is To promote the betterment of the public health and the science and the art of medicine, to enlighten public opinion in regard to the problems of medicine, and to safeguard the rights of the practitioners of medicine.
      It therefore concentrates its physician advocacy in the areas of practice autonomy, access to care, quality of care, and tort reform.
      Each of the twenty-one New Jersey counties has a medical society that serves as a local component of MSNJ. These are all listed under 'About MSNJ'.
      A Physician Membership Directory is available for a fee.This a resource guide that contains alphabetical and geographical listings of more than 8,000 physicians licensed in New Jersey.

      There is a link to Physician Finder on their Home Page. This service allows anyone to search for a NJ Physician by ‘Last Name’, by Specialty, or by Hospital Affiliation. The selection process can be narrowed by choice of a NJ County.

    3. The American Academy of Dermatology (AAD)

      The AAD is committed to advancing the diagnosis and medical, surgical and cosmetic treatment of the skin, hair and nails;
      This website features:
      1. A 'Find a Dermatologist' locator.
      2. A Public Resource Center. Topics listed are:
        • Dermatology Today
        • News & Events
        • Parents and Kids
        • Publications. Receive a free monthly e-newsletter directly from the Academy.
        • Sun Safety

    4. American College of Rheumatology (ARC)

      The American College of Rheumatology (ARC) is an organization of and for physicians, health professionals, and scientists that advances rheumatology through programs of education, research, advocacy and practice support that foster excellence in the care of people with arthritis and rheumatic and musculoskeletal diseases.
      This website has:
      1. Information for Patients & Public.
        • A Geographic Directory of ACR Members is available on-line.
        • Patient Education.
          The ACR has developed patient information on a number of vital topics of interest to patients with rheumatic diseases.
        • Assistance Programs
          The ACR has compiled a list of assistance programs for certain rheumatology-related drugs.

    5. U.S. News Best Hospitals

      This website features:
      1. Health Rankings
        • Best Health Plans
        • Best Hospitals (2006)
          U.S. News looks at 176 hospitals in all which are ranked in one or more of the 16 specialties in this year's "America's Best Hospitals."
          Just 14 hospitals qualified for the Honor Roll by ranking at or near the top in at least six specialties.
        • Most Wired Hospitals. Find out 'What is a Wired Hospital ?'
      2. Health News. This section has Web Exclusive Articles on Health.
      3. Diseases & Conditions
        This section contains a wide range of subjects: Allergy & Asthma to Sleep.
      4. Tools
        • Find a Hospital.
        • Find a Therapist.
        • Resources.
          A Medical Dictionary; A Heart Risk Calculator; A BMI Calculator


  7. Senior Medical Information Web Sites

    1. Thirdage

      This Website is for baby boomers.It is focused exclusively on serving the needs of midlife adults -- generally those in their 40s, 50s and 60s.
      the site provides unique resources, interactive guides, assessments and articles that assist ThirdAgers in enriching their lives and managing life transitions.
      1. Health. Topics are: Alzheimers, Caregiving, Fitness, Heart Health, Menopause, Osteoporosis, Sleep, Weight Loss.
      2. Relationships. Topics are: Marriage, Divorce, Romance, Sex.
      3. Money. Topics are: Autos, CD's & investments, Credit Cards, Home Equity, Mortgages, Taxes.
      4. Work. Topics are: Workplace Issues, Transistions, Self-Employment.
      5. Beauty. Topics are: Makeover, Fashion.
      6. Fun.
      7. Classes. Workshops are offered in: Beauty, Computing, Health, Money.

    2. AARP

      A comprehensive hot list of medical links from the American Association of Retired Persons.

    3. American Medical Association.
      See Section F of Medical Information for the AMA and Help Finding a Physician.

    4. A Seniors Site

      This website is for Seniors Citizens and Adults 50 +.
      The goal is to provide Unique Information that Seniors, their Children and their Caregivers can Use.
      1. It Encourages Participation by Seniors and Others in Helping Make This an Outstanding Site to Visit.
      2. It provides: The opportunity for these individuals to post their needs and concerns on a Message Board.

      The following Articles for Seniors are offered on the website.
      1. Health. Topics are: Mental Health, Prescription Drugs, Nutrition & Fitness, Cancer, Procedures & Surgeries, Mobility.
      2. Living. Topics are: Recreation, Issues, housing, Assisted Living, Independent Living.
      3. Money. Topics are: Reverse Mortgage, Investments, Money Management, Insurance.
      4. News.
      5. Travel. Topics are: Timeshares, Senior Vacations, Snowbirds.

    5. A4M

      This is the web site of the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine (A4M).
      The mission of this medical society is dedicated to the advancement of technology to detect, prevent, and treat aging related disease and to promote research into methods to retard and optimize the human aging process.
      The A4M website provides links to the following subjects:
      1. Latest News & Biotech News.
        A Free BioTech and Anti-Aging Newsletter is available via E-Mail.
      2. A Search Directory for Anti-Aging Physicians and Health Practitioners.
      3. A Search Directory for Anti-Aging Clinics and Anti-Aging Medical Spas.
      4. A Search directory for Anti-Aging Products and Anti-Aging Services.
      5. Links are provided to Products and Services by Category.
        These include: Vitamin/Nutrition, Labratory Services, Fitness/Sports, Pharmaceuticals/Drugs, Education.
      6. An Anti-Aging (A-A) Library.
        This contains: Aging Articles, Resources ( An A-A Glossary, An A-A Medical News Archive, A-A Links.)
      7. Clinical Research Abstracts.
      8. Anti-Aging Board Certification Information Area.

      Here are some websites that focus on the Health of Elders.

      1. National Institute of Aging (NIA)

      The NIA is a part of the National Institutes Of Health (NIH). Its purpose is to fund much of the basic research into the causes of elder/senior diseases.This website offers the following topics.
      1. Publications. This informational topic has been organized into Categories on Healthy Aging, Care Giving, Medications, Dietary Supplements, Men’s Health, Woman’s Health, Alzheimer’s Disease, and Conditions and Diseases. Resources are available in both English and Spanish.
      2. Clinical Trials (CT’s). This topic deals with Federally and private supported clinical research seeking human volunteers. The CT’s are directed at several conditions which include Alzheimer’s Disease; Dementia, Cardiovascular Diseases; Cancer; Endocrine Diseases; Neurological Disorders; Arthritis; Mental Disorders, etc.
      3. Alzheimer’s Disease. This disease has it own informational center called ADEAR where you find current, comprehensive Alzheimer's Disease (AD) information and resources from the National Institute on Aging (NIA).
      4. Related Sites. A list of NIH and other Federal government agency Web sites of interest to the aging community.
      1. Health Information – NIH

      There is access to Health Information by the National Institutes Of Health (NIH). The website offers Quick Links to:
      1. Child & Teen Health (For Elders who care about there Grandchildren).
      2. Men’s Health
      3. Minority Health ( African Health, Asian Health, Hispanic Health)
      4. Woman’s Health
      5. Wellness & Lifesytle (Dental, Diet, Exercise, Nutrition, etc.)
      There are Links to Other Categories.
      • Body Location/ Systems ( Eyes & Vision; Lungs & Breathing, Immune System, etc.)
      • Conditions/ Diseases (Cancers, Infections, Injuries & Wounds,etc,)
      • Health & Wellness ( Substance Abuse; Food, Nutrition & Metabolism)


      1. U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA)
      This website is FDA Information for Seniors . It offers numerous articles,brochures and other publications with information for older people on a wide range of health issues. Here is a list of present topics. Each topic has links to subjects within.
      1. Arthritis
      2. Cancer
      3. Colds & Flu
      4. Diabetes
      5. Hearing Loss
      6. Heart Disease & Stroke
      7. Food Safety
      8. Nutrition
      9. Proper Use of Medicines
      10. Health Fraud
      11. Comestics
      12. Woman’s Health

      1. Access America for Seniors

      This a website provides information on a vast number of topics. Each topic has links to subjects within.
      1. Consumer Protection
      2. Education, Jobs, & Volunteerism
      3. Housing & Health
      4. Federal & State Agencies
      5. Laws & Regulations
      6. Retirement & Money
      7. Taxes
      8. Travel & Leisure

      1. Care.com's Senior Care Directory

      Click on Help.This a new website and it has anticipated a large of Q/A's with regard to its purpose.

      This is an online service that matches Care & Service Providers within those categories.
      They presently feature five (5) Care Categories. They are:

      1. Child Care (CC)
      2. Tutoring Care (TC)
      3. Pet Care (PC)
      4. Senior Care (SC)
      5. HouseKeeping (HKp)


      Under Senior Care @ Care.com, Enter a ZC of Your Choosing and then chose the Type of Assistance You Wish from the Menu in the Any Service Box.

      OR You Can

      Click on Care.com's New Senior Care Directory. A U.S.A Map with all 50 States will be displayed. Click on Your State of Choice.

      The Senior Care (SC) Directory will list by State the Availability of Several Resources.
      Choose and Click on the Type of Resource/ Assistance You Wish from the Menu. These are:

      1. Housing Resources
      2. Transportation Resources
      3. Home Care
      4. End-of-Life
      5. Legal Resources
      6. Financial Planing & Mgmt
      7. Health Resources

      1. Collage

      Most of us like to remain independent. HOWEVER,Aging forces us to make decisions on where to live depending on our Financial Health
      and our Functionality - Present & Future.
      Once the person decides that:

      (a)It has becomes Increasingly Difficult to Maintaining a Residence.
      (b)AND --- A Move to a CCRC is Necessary.

      Continuing Care Retirement Communities (CCRC's) provide different Care Levels to meet the needs of their residents.

      Collage was established to provide:
      1. A Structure to support Senior Health & wellness Practices.
      2. An Assessment of the CCRC's that best suits the individual's particular needs. These Needs are having available proper Facilities,Program Content,and a Capable Supervising Staff.

      A visit to this Website will provide:
      1. About Collage
      2. Meet Collage Member Organizations
      3. How Collage can Improve Older Adult Lives

      1. FHA

      A Visit to this AGS Website will provide Information on the following Subjects:
      1. Aging is Knowledge
      2. Eldercare at Home
      3. Tell Us About Yourself
      4. Physician Referral Service


  8. Travel Medicine

    1. International Society of Travel Medicine (ISTM)

      The ISTM, with 2,000 members in 65 countries, is the largest organization of professionals dedicated to the advancement of the specialty of travel medicine. Members include physicians, nurses and other health professionals from academia, government and the private sector.
      This Website has:
      1. ISTM Travel Clinic Directory. This link is for entry into a directory of travel clinics for different countries.
        The United States has its own State menu.
      2. News From WHO & CDC. This link is for Disaese Outbreak News and for Travel Health Requirements and Recommendations to a Specific Country.

    2. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

      The Center issues warnings and inoculation recommendations on destinations worldwide, and they're readily available at its 24-hour hot line or its Web site.
      Click on Contact Us. The following information is displayed.
      1. The CDC Hotline Numbers.
      2. Health Topics A to Z. This provides a comprehensive list of disease and health topics on the CDC web site.
      3. Health Related Hoaxes and Rumors.
      4. Frequently Requested Information. These are questions that have been of recent interest to the public.

    3. TravelCare (TC)

      TravelCare Physicians are board certified in Internal Medeicine and Infectious Diseases. They are members of the American Society of Tropical Medicine & Hygiene.
      They have established a special program to assist travelers with current pre-travel advice, immunizations and post-travel eveluations.
      They also provide patient treatment and help in prevention of infectious diseases. Some of the Services that they offer are:
      1. HIV Care
      2. Hospital Epidemiology
      3. Hepatitis
      4. IV Therapy Management

      This group is located in the Hackensack University Medical Center, Hackensack,NJ.

      Call 201-487-4088 for Information.

  9. Personal Trainers and the AIKIDO exercise program

    1. The American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM)

      The ASCM has a goal. It's Mission is to promotes and integrates scientific research, education, and practical applications of sports medicine and exercise science to maintain and enhance physical performance, fitness, health, and quality of life.
      Their website has a category called General Public Resources. This link offers:
      1. Brochures. These offer tips on Fitness and Exercise, Consumer Product Recommendations, and more. Many are available for free download as PDF files.
      2. Position Stands. Comments on topics relating to sports medicine and exercise science, aimed for a general audience.
      3. Health and Fitness Information. The viewer can receive this from ACSM by registering with them.
      4. Starting An Exercise Program. ASCM provides a brief Outline of How to Get Started. This program looks at: The Risks, The Impact, The Convenience, The Skill Required.
        • Youth Fitness. Ways to Enhance Children's Activity & Nutrition.
        • Fitness for Seniors. This is for increasing Physical Activity among Adults Age 50 +.

    2. The American Council on Exercise (ACE)

      This web site headlines itself as ‘America’s Authority on Fitness’.
      ACE is committed to enriching quality of life through safe and effective physical activity.
      It's Mission is to:
      1. Protects all segments of society against ineffective fitness products, programs and trends through its ongoing public education, outreach and research.
      2. Protect the Public by setting certification and continuing education standards for fitness professionals.

      ACE's website provides a link to GET FIT America. The topics are:
      • Fit Facts. These are one page information sheets -more than 100 are available - that cover a different health or fitness topic.
        These Fit Facts can be printed out online for posting on a gym bulletin board.
      • Health & Fitness Tips. There is information on Cardiovascular Exercise, Chosing Fitness Trainers/Instructors, General Exercises,Supplements, Weight.
      • Research & Studies. Fitness Fads and Gear are tested and the results are discussed.
      • Find A Health Club. Locate an ACe-certified club anywhere in the country.
      • Find an ACE Professional. A professional registry is available.

    3. National Federation of Professional Trainers (NFPT)

      This web site promotes personal trainer certification.
      The NFPT website provides a link to Additional Resources. The topics are:
      1. Personal Trainer Today. This link provides Health & Fitness Information.
      2. Personal Trainer Database. This link is for a database of qualified personal trainers in your area.


    The AIKIDO Exercise Program
    1. AikiWeb

      Aikido is a relatively recent innovation within the martial arts world. It was created in Japan. Aikido is a means of ‘ self-cultivation and improvement’.
      It is not ‘ primarily a system of combat’ but it’s ‘ means of self defense techniques should not be ignored’.

      The web site provides a links to:
      1. aikido articles.The Topics are:
        General, Language, Spiritual, Training, Teaching, Techniques, Testing, Weapons, Humor, Misc.
      2. AikiWeb AikiWikiThis is an open, collaborative, and community-driven repository for aikido information that is freely available for everyone. It is freely available for everyone.
      3. DataBase.The Topics are:
        Dojo Search, Seminars, Image Gallery,Aikido Links Directory.

    2. United States Aikido Federation (USAF)

      The USAF is a non-profit educational institution created for the purpose of spreading and maintaining the integrity of the Japanese martial art of Aikido.
      The web site provides links to:
      1. Aikido. What is Aikido? The Dynamics of Aikido (Techniques). Aikido Training;
      2. Dojoes.
        • USAF Test Requirements(TRs).These TRs are for various programs that USAF sponsors: Kyu, Shodan, Nidan and Sandan.
          A Glossary of Words of Attack is provided for this section for translating these TRs into English.
        • The viewer will be directed to Aikido Centers.
          This contains an up-to-date directory of dojos (training sites) certified by the art's primary governing body.
          This is a good resource if you are planning to travel and want to find a dojo near where you are going.
      3. Events. This is the USAF Seminar Calendar.

    3. Aikido Online

      Aikido Online has been created to be an information center that taps into this invaluable resource: the Art of Aikido.
      This is website has many links to various topics such as:
      1. What is Aikido?
      2. Discussions This area is to promote communication and reflection on issues of importance within the Aikido community.
        The Topics are: Testing Readiness; Loyality; How I Started; Etiquette, Aikido & children.
      3. The MarketPlace. Apparel, Art, Books, Videos/DVD, Weapons, Accessories.
      4. The Art Gallery. Illustrations, Prints, Photos, etc.
      5. Dojos Events. Regional Seminar Calendar.
      6. Demonstration Videos in Quicktime
      7. Archives

  10. Cancer Information (CI)

      Item #7 was removed and Item #34 was added to CI on 03/2011.
      Item #33 was added to CI on 09/2010
      Item # 16 was Revised and Item #32 was added to CI on 01/2010.


    1. National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN)

      The NCCN is an alliance of 20 of the world’s leading cancer centers, working together to develop treatment guidelines for most cancers, and dedicated to research that improves the quality, effectiveness and efficiency of cancer care.
      This website provides links to
      1. NCCN Member Institutions. NCCN Clinical Trials.
      2. NCCN Treatment Guideline for Patients.
      3. Physicians Directory.
      4. Cancer Resource Links.

      Call 888 909-NCCN for their Patient Information Service.

    2. University Of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center (UMCCC)

      The UMCCC provides its patients comprehensive diagnostic, treatment and support services in an environment that reflects our mission: the conquest of cancer through innovation and collaboration
      This web site has links to four main areas:
      1. Cancer & Treatments
      2. Support & Survivorship
      3. Prevention & risk assessment
      4. Clinical Trials and Research

      Call 1-800-865-1125 for the UMCCC Cancer AnswerLine.

    3. The Cancer Research Institute (CRI)

      The CRI was founded in 1953 ‘to foster the science of cancer immunology, which is based on the premise that the body's immune system can be mobilized against cancer’.

      This website provides links to:
      1. Research Programs
      2. Publications
        • Cancer and the Immune System.
        • Helpbook: What to Do if Cancer Strikes.
        • What to Do if Prostate Cancer Strikes: A HelpBook for Patients.
        • Conquering Melanomia: Prevent It, Spot It, Treat It.

      Call 800-99-CANCER for Information.

    4. OncoLink

      OncoLink is the first multimedia oncology information resource placed on the Internet.
      The Abramson Cancer Center of the University of Pennsylvania has sanctioned its use and development.

      Their Index provides links to such topics as:
      1. Type of Cancers
        Information about risk, prevention, screening, symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, and support for all cancers (Type A-W).
      2. Treatment Options
        Information about cancer treatment, including surgery, chemotherapy, radiation therapy, clinical trials, etc.
      3. Coping With Cancer
        Ways for cancer patients and caregivers to cope with cancer, side effects, nutrition, general cancer support issues, grief/end of life issues, and shared survivor's experiences.
      4. Resources
        • Cancer News
        • Causes and Prevention
        • Newly Diagnosed Patients

      Call 215-746-5515 for Information.

    5. PubMed

      PubMed, a service of the National Library of Medicine, includes over 16 million citations for biomedical articles back to the 1950's.
      These citations are from MEDLINE and additional life science journals.
      PubMed includes links to many sites providing full text articles and other related resources. Go here to find the latest in medical research. You may need amedical or foreign-language dictionary to help make sense of what you find.

      The site is a search tool for accessing literature citations and linking to full- text journals at Web sites of participating publishers.
      The big attraction here is Medline Plus.This is a service The U.S. National Library of Medicine and the NIH.

      Under Related Resources, Click on Consumer Health.
      This will link to MEDLINE Plus - Health Information.
      This web site has its own Index. The topics covered are:
      1. Health Topics: There are 700 topics on Conditions, Diseases and Wellness.
      2. Drugs and Supplements: This is about Prescription and O-T-C Medicines, Herbs and Supplements.
      3. Medical Encyclopedia: Pictures and Diagrams are Included.
      4. Dictionary: Medical Word Definitions.
      5. News:Current Health News and Press Announcements.
      6. Directories: Find Doctors, Dentists, and Hospitals.
      7. Other Resources:Local health services, Libraries, Organizations, International Sites, etc.


    6. Cancer News on the Net

      Cancer News on the Net is dedicated to bringing patients and their families the latest news and information on cancer diagnosis, treatment and prevention.
      Select A Category Here are some of the subjects that are covered. Each subject features news and articles.
      1. Breast Cancer.
      2. Myeloma.
      3. Prostate Cancer
      4. Patient Advocacy
      5. Skin Cancer
      6. Bladder/Kidney
      7. New Cancer treatments

      Three (3) other Main Subject Links are featured on this website.
      • Cancer News for Professionals.
      • Cancer Profiler/Treatment Options.
        These Cancer Profilers are designed to help a person learn about your potential treatment.
      • Resources.
        General Interest Sites; Medical Journals; Cancer Ctrs; Cancer Research Organizations.
        Cancer Web Newscast
        Support Groups
        Aids UpDate


    7. This WebSite was NA and was Removed from CI on 03/2011



    8. American Association for Cancer Research (AACR)

      The AACR which has more than 24,000 laboratory and clinical cancer researchers as members.It was founded in 1907 to disseminate knowledge about cancer.
      Some areas of the site are for members only, but nonmembers can use the site to research the abstracts of the society's scientific journals.
      Search for the words "colon cancer," for example, and the site returns dozens of abstracts. But, as with any scientific publication, the articles may be difficult for lay people to understand.

    9. Association of Community Cancer Centers (ACCC)

      This website describes itself as "The premier education and advocacy organization for the Oncology team".
      The ACCC provides help to oncology professionals in the challenges of program management, cuts in reimbursement, hospital mergers, and legislation and regulations with respect to delivery of quality cancer care.
      There is a Patient / Consumer link which directs the viewer to:
      1. Find A Cancer Center by State.
      2. Cancer Care Resources.
        Cancer Care Organizations offer information to help patients better understand their disease and to help them identify the right questions to ask.
      3. Patient Advocacy Groups.
      4. Issues in Nutrition.
        This is for patients having nutritional problems or special needs.

      Call 301-984-9496 for Information.

    10. CancerGuide: Steve Dunn's Cancer Information Page

      Steve Dunn died on August 19, 2005.He was a Stage IV (terminal) kidney cancer patient who had been completely cured 15 years earlier.
      Steve found a clinical trial through his own research. Later he decided to share what he had learned, primarily through this website.
      CancerGuide is designed to help other cancer patients find the answers to their questions - and to figure out what questions they should be asking.
      The site does a good job of walking the patient through the difficult choices she or he will face, with sections on everthing from the basic information about cancer to issues that should be considered before undergoing experimental treatment.
      Also offered: stories from other cancer patients about how they have coped.
      It is suggested that You first read about the Pros and Cons of Researching Your Cancer.
      Steve Dunn, the sites creator, does issue a warning to visitors: "I am not a medical or health professional, and do not guarantee the accuracy of this information. I strongly suggest that you share the information you get here with your physicians."
      Here is brief list of what is featured on Cancer Guide. Each section has its its own links.
      1. Cancer Basics
        It is recommended that the viewer start here. This section contains important basic information you'll need to start researching your cancer.
      2. Researching Your Options
        How to research your cancer from gathering basic information.
      3. Clinical Trials & Treatments
        Clinical trials offer a chance to get new treatments before they are generally available, but some trials are much more promising than others.
      4. Specific Cancers
        Links to other websites about specific cancers.
      5. Kidney cancer
        A detailed review of renal cell cancer from a long term survivor.
      6. Statistics
        Understanding of statistics to be able understand the technical literature.
      7. Financial & Practical Aspects
        Articles on financial and practical issues like insurance and travel.
      8. Alternative Therapies (AT's)
        Evaluating AT's; Promising Therapies.
      9. Mind & Attitude
        How to cope with the stresses of cancer?
      10. Inspirational Stories


    11. NCI

      This is the website of the National Cancer Institute. The National Cancer Institute (NCI) is a component of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), one of eight agencies that compose the Public Health Service (PHS) in the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS). The NCI, established under the National Cancer Act of 1937, is the Federal Government's principal agency for cancer research and training.
      The viewer will find links under major topics such as:
      1. Cancer Information
        Types of Cancer: AN A - Z List of Cancers; Cancers By Body Location/System: Women's Cancers; Childhood Cancers.
      2. Clinical Trials
        Clinical Trials Results;Learn About Clinical Trials.
      3. Cancer Topics
        Treatment;Prevention, Genetics,and Causes;Screening and Testing; Coping with Cancer;Smoking & Cancer.
      4. Quick Links
        This section contains: Dictionary of Cancer terms; NCI Drug Dictionary; NCI Publications.

      Call 1-800-4-CANCER for Information.

    12. Cancer Care

      Cancer Care is a national non-profit organization whose mission is:
      ‘To provide free professional help to people with all cancers through counseling, education, information and referral and direct financial assistance’.
      The website provides several links under the Index Getting Help. They are:
      1. Education
        Learn about your Cancer Diagnosis, Treatment Options, Managing Side Effects.
      2. Counseling
        Professional Counseling and Support Groups are available.
      3. Assistance
        Learn about CancerCare's Financial Assistance Program.
      4. Specialized Programs
        These programs are for: Caregivers; Children; Post-Treatment Survivors; the Bereaved,

      Call 1-800-813-HOPE for Information

    13. The Leukemia Society of America

      The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society is a national voluntary health agency dedicated to curing leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin's disease and myeloma, and to improving the quality of life of patients and their families. The Society was established in 1949 and supports the following major programs: research, patient services, public and professional education, advocacy and community service.
      The website provides links to:
      1. Patient Services. Some topics for this subject are:
        • New Diagnosed
        • Find Support
        • Q & A
      2. Disease Information. Some topics for for this subject are:
        • Luekemia
        • Lymphoma
        • Other Blood cancers
        • Signs and Symptoms

      Call 1-800-955-4572 for Information.

    14. National Alliance of Breast Cancer Organizations (NABCO)

      This website offers various Search Links to:
      Resources and Information on Breast cancer Treatments and Breast Cancer Support.
      1. Breast Cancer Treatments
      2. Breast Cancer Support
      3. Chemotherapy for Breast Cancer
      4. Stage 2 Breast Cancer Information
      5. Breast Cancer Diagnosis
      6. Mastectomy


    15. The National Breast Cancer Coalition (NABCC)

      The NABCC ‘Is the nation's largest breast cancer advocacy group. Its one mission is to eradicate breast cancer through action and advocacy.’
      The NABCC has three main goals:
      1. Research
        Increasing appropriations for high quality, peer reviewed research and working within the scientific community to focus research on prevention and finding a cure.
      2. Access
        Increasing access for all women to high-quality treatment and care, as well as breast cancer clinical trials.
      3. Influence
        Increasing the influence of women living with breast cancer and other breast cancer activists in the decision making that impacts all issues surrounding breast cancer.

      Call 202-296-7477 for Information.

      The following WebSite was Renamed & Revised 01/2010.

    16. Komen

      This was formerly known as The Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation. It is now referred to as simply Komen, an organization supporting breast cancer research.

      The mission of this foundation is ‘To eradicate breast cancer as a life-threatening disease by advancing research, education, screening and treatment.’

      Call 1-888-465-6636 for Information.

    17. American Cancer Society

      This is the website of the American Cancer Society. The website provides links to topics such as:
      1. Patients, Family & Friends
        Learn about Cancer; Treatment Decision Tools; Clinical Trials; Guide to Quitting Smoking.
      2. Survivors
        Connect through Cancer Survivors Network.
      3. Health Information Seekers
        Access Statistics, Prevention and Early Detection.

      Call 1-800-ACS-2345 for Information.

    18. Hadassah

      This website has a Health & Medicine link for women. Their program is called Healthy Women, Healthy Lives (HW,HL). This program programs purpose is to empower women by providing them with knowledge to make informed healthcare and lifestyle choices for themselves and their families.
      Educational information is available on exercise, nutrition, prevention and early detection of diseases that affect women (heart disease, lung, colon, ovarian and breast cancers, inflammatory bowel disease, and osteoporosis), and patient/doctor communication.

      The website offers a USA map.The viewer can click on a Red State and find a list of cities in which this HW,HL program is offered.
      For More Information email: womenshealth@hadassah.org
      Or Call 1-800-664-5646

    19. Kids Konnected (KK)

      Kids helping kids is what this web site is about. It promotes friendship, understanding, education,, and support for kids who have a parent with cancer, or have lost a parent to cancer.
      There are links to sections such as:
      1. Find a Program Location Near You.
      2. A 24-Hr Hotline. Kids can Connect in time of need.Medical advice is not given but They share similar experiences.
      3. Youth Leadership. Kids Helping Other Kids is the core of the KK program.
      4. Resources. KK maintains an up-to-date database on books about cancer and coping skills.

      Call 1-800-899-2866 for Information.

    20. National Asian Women's Health Organization (NAWHO)

      The National Asian Women's Health Organization was founded in 1993 to ‘Achieve Health Equity for Asian Americans’. NAWHO's goals are:
      1. To raise awareness about the health needs of Asian Americans through research and education.
      2. To support Asian Americans as decision-makers through leadership development and advocacy.
      3. To srengthen systems serving Asian-Americans through partnerships and capacity building.

      There are links to various NAWHO Health Programs such as:
      • Breast & Cervical Cancer
      • Osteoporosis
      • Immunization
      • Mental Health
      • Diabetes
      • Violence Prevention

      Call 1-415-773-2828 for Information.

    21. National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship (NCCS)

      The NCCS is ‘The oldest survivor- led advocacy organization in the country advocating for high quality cancer care for all Americans and empowering cancer survivors.
      Since 1986, NCCS has been bringing people together, educating and empowering cancer survivors, and making sure that the patient’s voice is heard.
      The NCCS website has several links:
      1. Palliative Care & Symptom Management. This is medical care that lessens pain or the side effects from treatment of the disease,
        • Learn how to manage Major Side Effects.
        • Learn how to contol cancer pain.
        • End -of-Life Issues.
        • Clinical Trials
        • Nutrition
        • Exercise
      2. Cancer Survival Toolbox This is a free audio program designed to help cancer survivors and caregivers develop practical skills to deal with the cancer diagnosis and its treatment.
      3. Cancer Resource Guide This provides links to Cancer Type and Treatment.

      Call 1-301-650-9127 for Information or Email: info@canceradvocacy.org

    22. The Baylor Medical Breast Center (BMBC)

      The Breast Center @ Baylor College of Medicine located in Houston, TX.
      Their mission is to ‘Improve the diagnosis and treatment of women with breast disease through comprehensive, high quality, and efficient clinical care, basic, translational, and clinical research.’.
      The Faculty and Staff includes medical oncololigists, pathologists, experts in prevention and genetic counseling, cell biologists, molecular biologists, etc. The BMBC offers the services of breast surgeons, reconstruction surgeons and radiologists.

      Their website has a link to main subjects: Patient Care and Research. The topic Patient Care includes:
      1. Mammograms
        The BMBC features the 1st all-digital mammogram facility. They perform 3 types of Breast Imaging: Screeing; Diagnostic, and Ultrasound.
      2. Services
        The BMBC provides programs in: Breast Cancer Prevention; Gennetic Evaluation; Diagnostic Evaluation; Treatment; Psychosocial Support.
      3. Clinical Trials
        New Therapies and Treatments can be Translated into Improvements in Patient Care.
      4. Breast Cancer Infomation

      Call 713-798-1999 for Information.

    23. AMC Cancer Research Center

      AMC Cancer Research Center located in Denver CO is a not-for-profit research institute dedicated to the prevention of cancer and other chronic diseases.
      It has recently become affliated with the University of Colorado Cancer Center.
      The website has provides links to information on past individual and team achievements in:
      • Lab Science
      • Clinical Science
      • Treatment
      • Education and Outreach

      Call 303-233-6501 or 800-321-1557 for Information.

    24. Y-ME National Breast Cancer Organization

      The mission of Y-ME National Breast Cancer Organization ‘is to ensure, through information, empowerment and peer support, that no one faces breast cancer alone’
      This website has links to three major topics which are:
      1. I’ve Just Been Diagnosed with Breast Cancer.
        Access Cancer information; Y-ME Peer Counselors; Coping & The Quality of Life - Find Information on Day-to-Day Living, Relationships, etc.
      2. I’m Looking For Y-ME Support and Services.
        Access a full list of the free-of-charge resources Y-ME has to offer.
      3. Someone I Know Has Been Diagnosed
        Access resources that will help you support a loved one through breast cancer.

      Call 800-221-2141 (24-hour toll-free hot line) or
      800-986-9505 (Spanish Language services)

    25. Princton Longevity Center (PLC)

      The PLC offers the latest diagnostic, screening and imaging technologies to assess the state of your health.
      Simple, easy changes in nutrition, fitness, lifestyle and natural supplements can effectively prevent most Cancers and Heart Disease.
      Their website features:
      1. Comprehensive Preventive Medicine Exams(CPME). The components of a CPME are:
        • Medical Health Assessment
        • LifeStyle Health Risk Assessment
        • Laboratory Evaluation
          Metaboilc Profile
        • Cardiovascular Risk Assessment
        • Cancer Screening: Men and Women
      2. Imaging Center(ImC). This ImC is capable of:
        • HD CT Scans
        • HD Coronary Artery Scans
        • High Definition Coronary Artery Scans
        • Lung Cancer Screening
        • 3-D Virtual Colonoscopy
        • Full Body Scans

      For Information Call 1-866-794-4325.

    26. Breast Cancer Action

      Breast Cancer Action ‘Carries the voices of people affected by breast cancer to inspire and compel the changes necessary to end the breast cancer epidemic’
      This website is an advocacy group with links to:
      1. Get Informed
      2. Do Something

      For Information Call 415 243-9301 or 1-877-278-6722.

    27. Association of Cancer Outline Resources (ACOR)

      ACOR is an Internet-based public charity dedicated to improve the quality of care provided to cancer patients and the quality of life of patients, survivors and their caregivers.
      The website offers:
      1. Mailing Lists. Browse the online archives of mailing lists that deal various cancer information or support groups.
      2. Support and Resources. ( Coping with Cancer offers information and support through its integrated system of online discussion groups.)
      3. Types of Cancers. ( An A to W List is provided.)
      4. Publications. ( NCI Cancer Fact Collection.)
      5. Clinical Trials.

      For Information Call 212-226-5525.

    28. Lung Cancer Alliance (LCA)

      The Lung Cancer Alliance is committed to advancing a lung cancer research public policy agenda.
      The website provides links to their programs:
      1. Advocacy. Persons can join the Lung Cancer Alliance Advocacy Network.
      2. Facing Lung Cancer.
        • Lung Cancer Facts
        • Risks
        • Symptoms
        • Screening
      3. Treatment. Finding the Best care; Treatment Options; Symptom Management.
      4. Clinical Trials. Finding Trials; What are Trials?; Benefits & Risks
      5. Support. LCA Survivors Community.

      For Information Call 202-463-2080 or the Lung Cancer Hotline: 800-298-2436.

    29. Cancer Research Foundation of America (CRFA)

      TheCRFA is a national, non-profit health foundation ‘whose mission is the prevention and early detection of cancer through scientific research and education’.
      The Foundation focuses its energies and resources on those cancers-including lung, breast, prostate, colorectal, cervical, skin and testicular that can be prevented through lifestyle changes or detection and treatment in their early stages.

      The website provides links to several topics such as:
      1. Healthy Living
        • Cancer Information.
          What are Various types of Cancers ?
        • Check Your Mate.
          CRFA encourages couples to screen their “mate” each month for skin, testicular and breast cancer.
        • Children's Health.
          Play a critical role simply by example and by integrating a healthy diet and exercise into children's lives.
        • Diet.
          Eating healthy, well-balanced meals and maintaining a healthy weight lowers the risk of developing several different types of cancers.
        • Exercise.
          Maintain your weight, increase energy, flexibility and strength and it can help reduce your risk for cancer.
      2. Educational Materials. This is information about cancer prevention and ways you can protect yourself against certain cancers.
      3. Treatment. A brief summary of the Standard Treatment Options and Emerging Therapies for nine common cancers is available.

      For Information Call 800-227-2732 or 703-836-4412.

    30. The Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center (FHCRC)

      The FHCRC is located in Seattle, WA. Its Mission ‘Is the elimination of cancer as a cause of human suffering and death. The Center conducts research of the highest standards to improve prevention and treatment of cancer and related diseases’.
      The FHCRC pioneered in bone-marrow transplantation as a successful treatment for leukemia and other blood diseases.
      The website provides links to:
      1. Treatment & Patient Services
        • Choosing Your Treatment.
          Search Clinical trials. How to Choose a Transplant Center.
        • Being A Patient.
          Transplant Treatment Process. Patient Protection in Research Trials.
        • Our Support Services
          Support for Patients and Families. Long-Term Follow-Up.
      2. Disease Research
        The FHCRC researches and develops treatments for a variety of cancers, blood disorders, genetic diseases and immune deficiencies.
        Specific diseases and new treatments available through clinical trials A List of these is available on-line.

      For Information Call 206- 667-5000.

    31. Prostate Cancer Coalition of NJ (PCCNJ)

      The purpose of this website is: To provide you with as much knowledge as possible about prostate cancer and direct you to additional information from local support groups as well as national sources.

      The website index directs the viewer to:

      A. Clinical Trials (CT)
      Why there are CT; What are the different types of CT; What are the phases of CT; CT Links.

      B. New Patients Information
      When diagnosed with Prostate Cancer; Why Check-Ups; Treatment.

      C. Resources
      Web links to important information for new prostate cancer patients.

      D. Newsletter & Bulletin Board
      These are for posting information of use to prostate cancer patients.

      E. New Jersey Support Groups

      F. Contact Us
      Mail or Email Address: contactus@pcc-nj.org

      This following WebSite was added to CI 01/2010

    32. Mesothelioma

      Mesothelioma is a rare cancer of the lining of the lung. It is caused by exposure to asbestos.
      This site provides:
      1. Commom Questions About Mesothelioma
      2. Treatment
      3. Specialists Required ( Health Care Team)
      4. Clinical Trials
      5. Managing Your Care


      For Information Call 1-877-367-6376

      This following WebSite was added to CI on 09/2010


    33. PleuralMesothelioma

      Pleural Mesothelioma is a type of mesothelioma,a rare cancer that develops in the lungs.
      It can be caused by exposure to asbestos which can used in the formulation of various products.
      This site provides information on a number of topics:
      1. Pleural Mesothelioma
        • Symptoms
        • Causes
        • Diagnosis
      2. Treatment Options
        • Mesothelioma Treatment
        • Mesothelioma Cure
        • Chemo Drugs; Radiation
      3. Patient Resources
        • Top Cancer Centers;Doctors & Specialists
        • Nutrition
        • Coping with Mesothelioma
      4. Asbestos Exposure
      5. Legal Options


      This Website offers a Free information Book for Anyone Diagnosed with Pleural Mesothelioma.

      For Information Call 1-800-656-6031

      This following WebSite was added to CI on 03/2011

    34. Mesotheliomaprognosis

      Mesothelioma is one of the deadliest forms of cancer.
      This Website provides information on a number of topics where Visitors can learn about the dangers of this disease.
      1. The Prognosis
      2. The Causes
      3. The Types
      4. The Symptoms
      5. The Diagnosis
      6. The Treatment
      7. The Legal Issues
      8. News, Updates and Important Information about Mesothelioma

      Information on this Website and Its Topics is by Email.

      This following WebSite was added to CI on 10/2011.

      This WebSite was revised in CI on 04/2012.

    35. MesoSrcOnLn

      This Website provides information on a number of topics where Visitors can learn about the dangers of this disease.
      1. Home Page.
        A Free Information Packet is Available to the Viewer.
        • Information on Various Types of Mesothelioma
        • Latest Research Information on Mesothelioma
        • Cancer Centers
        • Mesothelioma in Various Regions
      2. The Symptoms
      3. Legal Advice
      4. FAQ's
      5. Clinical Trials
      6. Articles
      7. Treatments

    36. Mesocom

      This is an Information Resource provided by two law firms. This website was created to provide answers,
      support and advocacy for people diagnosed with Mesothelioma which is a rare form of cancer that is caused
      by exposure to asbestos fibers and has long been considered a mystery and incurable.
      This On-line Source provides the following Information Categories that the Reader can view for greater content.

      1. Mesothelioma Symptons
        • Early Symptoms (Mesothelioma can have a latency period between 20 to 50 years.)
        • Q&A
        • Types of Mesothelioma
        • Cancer
      2. Treatment Options
        • This section discusses the accepted treatment procedures which are available at various Medical Facilities such as surgery, chemotherapy,and radiation.
      3. Military Veterans
        • This section discusses the Asbestos Usage in the Military.
      4. Prognosis
        • Life Expectancy
        • Survival Rate.
      5. Asbestos
        • This section discusses Asbestos Usage in the United States.
      6. Legal Information
        • Mesothelioma Lawsuits

      This following WebSite was added to CI on 04/2012.

    37. Mesoas

      This Website provides information on a number of topics where Visitors can learn about the dangers of Mesothelioma.
      Mesothelioma is referred to as asbestos cancer which is a rare and aggressive disease is directly related to asbestos exposure.
      It affects the tissue that surrounds the lungs, heart and abdominal cavity.
      This website provides:
      (A) A number of Support Programs and Benefits Information.
      (B) Information on five main topics. They are:

      1. Mesothelioma
        • Symptoms
        • Causes
        • Diagnosis
        • Prognosis
        • Types
      2. Treatment Options
        • Conventional Treatments
        • Cure
        • Doctors
        • Cancer Ctrs
      3. Asbestos
        • Exposure (Home, School)
        • Exposure on Job Sites (Chem Plants;Oil Refineries)
        • Other Exposures
      4. Veterans
        • VA Claims
        • Veteran Treatment Ctrs
      5. Legal Options
        • Mesothelioma Law Firms
        • Financial Assistance

      This following WebSite was added to CI on 06/2012.


    38. Mesocom


      This is the On-line Information Source for the Mesotheliama Cancer Alliance (MCA).
      1. Mesothelioma Types
        • There are several types ( Maglignant; Pleural; Pericardial,Peritoneal)
        • There are: Risk Factors; Causes; Symptoms; Diagnosis
      2. There are accepted Treatment Procedures which are available at various Medical Facilities.
        • Surgery,
        • Chemotherapy
        • Radiation
        • There are: Alternative Treatments and Experimental Therapies.
        • There are: Clinical Trials
      3. Asbestos
        This section discusses:
        • Asbestos Products
        • Asbestos Companies
        • Asbestos Occupations
      4. Veterans Mesothelioma
        This Section looks at:
        • Their Exposure
        • Their Medical Support
        • Their Treatment Ctrs
      5. Prognosis
        • Life Expectancy
        • Survival Rate.
      6. Legal Information
        • Law Firm
        • Recent Settlements

      This following WebSite was added to CI on 08/2014.


    39. MesoHelp


      This is the On-line Information Source for Mesotheliomahelp.org
      1. Mesothelioma
        • Overview
        • Prognosis
        • Stages
        • Diagnois
        • Symptoms
        • Life Expectancy
      2. Resources
        • Specialists
        • Meso Center
        • Financial & Legal Advice
      3. Causes
        • Asbestos Exposure
        • Heat Map
        • Occupation
      4. Treatment
        • Surgery
        • Chemo
        • Radiation
        • Clinical Trials
        • Nutrition & Lifestyle
      5. Community
        • Nurse's Corner
        • Meso FAQ's
        • Scholarship Contests
      6. Contact US
        • Live chat 24/7
        • Survivor Testimony
        • Q & A Sessions


  11. Contagious and infectious diseases

    1. CDC-Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

      This is the US government's Center for Disease Control and is based in Atlanta. Information on infectious and contagious diseases can be found at this site. It also has news about infectious diseases that may be encountered abroad by travelers.

      Call 800-311-3435 for Information.

    2. American Liver Foundation (ALF)

      The ALF ‘ is a nation's leading nonprofit organization promoting liver health and disease prevention. ALF provides research, education and advocacy for those affected by liver-related diseases, including hepatitis.
      This website has links to:
      1. Liver Health.There are articles available on:
        Alcohol & the Liver; Women & Liver Diseases; HIV/HCV Coinfections; Hepatitics A,B & C; Liver Transplatation; Advocacy & Support Groups; Patient Stories.
      2. Chapters
        Location of Support Organizations located throughout US Regions.
      3. Clinical Trials
        Various Treatments for Hepatitis.

      Call 1-800-GO LIVER (465-4837) for Information.

    3. Hepatitis B Foundation (HBF)

      The HBF ‘is a national nonprofit organization dedicated to finding a cure and improving the quality of life of those effected by hepatitis B. This is done through fuding focused research, promoting disease awareness, supporting immunization and treatment intiatives and patient advocacy’.
      This website has links to:
      1. Liver Specialist Directory
        The Specialist listed are doctors who treat Hepatitis B. A person can contact them for further information.
      2. What is Hepatitis B ? ( Basic Information )
      3. Diagnosis & Treatment.
      4. Living with Hepatitis B.
      5. Prevention & vaccination
      6. Patients Support. ( Help for Those Effected)
      7. FAQ's

      Call (215) 489-4900 for Information.

    4. Hepatitis Branch, National Center for Infectious Diseases Center for Disease Control and Prevention (HEPCDC)

      A Useful guide to Viral Hepatitis (A thru E). Information on these five types of hepatitis can be found on their respective links:
      • Educational Materials
      • Fact Sheet
        Signs & Symptoms; Long-Term Effects; Transmission; Prevention; Persons @ Risk of Infection.
      • Vaccine

      Call 1-800-CDC-INFO (800-232-4636) for Information.

    5. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, National Institutes of Health (NIAID)

      The NIAID conducts and supports basic and applied research to better understand, treat, and ultimately prevent infectious, immunologic, and allergic diseases.
      The NIAID website has links to news releases and treatment information (Fact Sheets and Brochures) on infectious, allergic and immunologic diseases- such as:
      AIDS; Allergies; Autoimmune Diseases; Emerging Infectious Diseases; Hepatitis; Influenza; Lyme Disease & Other Tick-Borne Diseases; Pneumonia; TB; West Nile Disease; Women’s Health, etc.

      Call (301) 496-5717 for Information.

    6. The American Gastroenterological Association (AGA)

      The AGA is dedicated to the mission of advancing the science and practice of gastroenterology.
      It includes physicians and scientists who research, diagnose and treat disorders of the gastrointestinal tract and liver.
      Their website contains a Patient Center. This is the main link to Patient Information such as:
      1. What is a Gastroenterologist? (GI)
      2. Your Digestive System - at the Core of Good Health
      3. Woman's Digestive Guide
      4. Procedures
      5. A Multimedia Library of Digestive Health Informatiom
      6. Web Resources. Links to: CDC; MedlineplUS; NIDKK; Find A GI.
      7. Facts About:
        • Hepatitis
        • Cirrhoris of ther Liver
        • Colorectal cancer
        • Gallstones
        • Heartburn/GERD
        • Hemorrhoids
        • Lactose Intolerance
        • Peptic Ulcer Disease

      Call (301) 654-2055 for Information.

    7. Hepatitis Foundation International (HFI)

      The Hepatitis Foundation International (HFI) is dedicated to the eradication of viral hepatitis, a disease affecting over 500 million people around the world.
      Our mission has four distinct parts:
      1. Teach the public and hepatitis patients how to prevent, diagnose, and treat viral hepatitis.
      2. Prevent viral hepatitis by promoting liver wellness and healthful lifestyles.
      3. Serve as advocates for hepatitis patients and the related medical community worldwide.
      4. Support research into prevention, treatment, and cures for viral hepatitis.

      Their website contains several links.
      1. The Good We Do.
      2. Living With Hepatitis. This subject has links to:
        • Caring For Your Liver.
        • Preventing Hepatitis.
        • The ABC’s of Hepatitis.
        • Diagnosis and Treatment.
        • How to Live With Hepatitis.
        • Herbs and Nutritional Supplements.
        • FAQ's.
      3. News & Research. This includes: Research Advances; Clinical Trials.
      4. Support. Find a Support Group.

      Call 1-800-891-0707 or 301-622-4200 for Information.

    8. Immunization Action Coalition (IAC)

      The IAC ‘ Is a nonprofit organization that works to increase immunization rates and prevent disease by creating and distributing educational materials for health professionals and the public that enhance the delivery of safe and effective immunization services’.

      This website has links to:
      1. vaccineinformation.org
        This site has comprehensive information about a specific disease and the vaccine that prevents it.
      2. hepprograms.org
        Hepatitis A, B, and C Prevention Programs.This provides Information and Programs for Adults and Adolescents at Risk.
      3. preventinfluenza.org
        Learn about influenza disease, the benefits of vaccination, who should be vaccinated, how to find a clinic, and more.

      Call 651-647-9009 for Information.

    9. American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP)

      The AAFP website provides health information for the entire family; adults and children.
      This website has several links:
      1. Health Conditions (HC's)
        These HC's range from A to Y. A Search Program on a specific health topic is available.
      2. Healthy Living.
        Staying Healthy; Flu Shot; Food & Nutrition; Physical Activity; Menth Health; Quit Smoking.
      3. Women
        Breast Cancer; Heart Disease; Osteoporosis; Menopause.
      4. Men.
        Impotence; Heart Disease; Vasectomy; Prostate cancer. Althlete's Foot/Jock Itch.
      5. Over-The-Counter (OTC) Guide.
        Types of OTC Medicines; Reducing Adverse Effects; Pain relievers.
      6. Smart Patient Guide.
        Choosing a Family Doctor; Medical Errors; Hospice; Insurance Coverage.
      7. Parents & Kids.
        Earaches; Fever; Strep Throat; Vomiting & Diarrhea.
      8. Seniors.
        Arthritis; Heart Disease; Depression; Incontinence; Urinary Tract Infections.
      9. Health Tools.
        Medical Dictionary; BMI Calculator; Drug Information; Search by Symptom; WebSite Reviews.

      AAFP Contact is Limited to Email.


  12. Heart and Cardiovascular Disease information


    H/AREA makes this Information Known as a Service to its Members.

    STROKE IDENTIFICATION.   A STROKE is an MEDICAL EMERGENCY.

    A Bystander can Recognize the Warning Signs. The Time It Takes is Very Important.
    Sometimes the Stroke Symptoms are difficult to Identify. Unfortunately, Its the Lack of Awareness that Spells Disaster.
    The Stroke Victim may suffer Severe Brain Damage when people nearby fail to recognize that a Stroke has taken place.


    Here are:"3" Steps - SRT - that a Bystander can Perform.

    1.    S : Ask the Individual to SMILE.
      One Side of their face will Grin, the other will Droop.
    2.    R : Ask the Individual to RAISE BOTH ARMS.
      The individual will find this Difficult to Perform.
    3.    T : Ask the Individual to TALK and SPEAK A SIMPLE SENTENCE i.e. It is a sunny out today.
      The Response will be Garbled or Slurred

    IF the Individual has Trouble with ANY ONE of These TASKS, CALL 911 IMMEDIATELY & Request MEDICAL ASSISTANCE.

    TIME IS OF THE ESSENCE !
    A Stroke must be RECOGNIZED, DIAGNOSED, and MEDICALLY CARED CARE FOR within a Limited Time Period to reverse the Effects of the Stroke.
    This will in all probability Increases the Chance of Survival or Decreased Damage.
    Non-Recognition is the DARK SIDE ! The Individual could DIE or End Up in a HELPLESS, HOPELESS Condition, FOREVER!
    1. American Heart Association (AHA)

      The AHA Mission is to reduce disability and death from cardiovascular diseases and stroke. That single purpose drives all we do. The need for our work is beyond question.
      The AHA website has a large subject Index with links to Information on:
      1. Warning Signs
        There are links to: Heart Warnings Stroke Warnings; Cardiac Warnings.

      2. American Stroke Association (ASA)

        The ASA website has its own internal links to such subjects as: Stroke Warning Signs; Learning About Stroke; Life After Stroke; Publications & Resources.
        The ASA has created Let's Talk About Stroke. These are Patient Information Sheets that relate to Stroke Prevention and Life After Stroke.
      3. Disease & Conditions
        Brief Descriptions of various disorders are provided:
        Arrhythmia; Cholesterol; Diabetes; High Blood Pressure; Congestive Heart Failure; Medicine Mgmt; Treatment Options.
      4. Children:Heart Disease & Health There are two areas:
        For Parents:
        For Children: If Your Child Needs A Heart Test; Ask a Pediatric Cardiologist; Children & Exercise; Children & Nutrition.
      5. CPR & ECC
        Finding a Class Near You; Training Courses.
      6. Healthy Lifestyle
        Diet & Nutrition; Health Tools; Women & CV Disease; Managing Your Weight; How Your Heart Works; Exercise & Fitness.

      The AHA website has a Search Program. You can request information on specific problems
      Post a search question like Heart Murmur. You can find out what it is and what you should do if you have it.

      The site offers a Heart & Stroke Encyclopedia which contains a large index of subjects ranging from (A-Z). You can select the subject you wish to explore.

      The site offers Answers by HEART. This is Patient Information Sheets (Q & A's) that the viewer can create with room for questions to ask your doctor about Treatment Options for high blood pressure, heart failure, coronary artery disease, etc.
      The Topics addressed are:
      • Cardiovascular Conditions
      • Treatment & Tests
      • Lifestyle & Risk Reduction


      Call 1-800-AHA-USA-1 or 1-800-242-8721 for AHA Information.

      Call 1-888-4-STROKE or 1-888-478-7653 for ASA Information.

    2. Heart Information.Org(HI.O)

      The HI.O provides timely and trustworthy patient guides about heart attack, blood pressure, cholesterol, stroke, diet and more.
      The information provided on Heartinfo.org is for educational purposes only and does not serve as a replacement for care provided by your own personal health care team.
      Their website contains:
      1. Heart Patient Guides The guides offered are:
        Angina; Cardiac Enlargement; Cholesterol; Peripheral Arterial Disease; Heart Attack Symptoms & Warning Signs, etc.
      2. Health Animations
        Heart Patient Animation and Illustration of Atherosclerosis, Stroke, Heart Attack, Sleep Apnea, Stents, Bypass Surgery and more are available. This area might help answer your many questions about the heart.
      3. Ask the Doctor
        General responses by a doctor to selected questions.
      4. Heart Encyclopedia
        This contains a large index of subjects ranging from (A-W). You can select the subject you wish to explore.
      5. Heart News
        Timely Health news for Heart Patients; News Stories; Medical Breakthroughs.
      6. Heart Videos
        A Video Library is available on such subjects as: Diabetes, Stroke, Angioplasty, Clogged Arteries, more are available.
      7. Product and Services
        This website has links to:
        • A large number of Health Partner Websites
        • The Heart Disease Connection at MyHeartCentral.com
        • Sponsored Advertisements.

      Contact Us is by EMail.

    3. National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI)

      The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) providesleadership for a national program in diseases of the heart, blood vessels, lung, and blood; blood resources; and sleep disorders.
      1. Information for Patients and Public.
        1. A Disease or a Condition Index (A - Z). Or Select a Topic from:
          • Heart & Vascular Diseases.
          • Blood Diseases.
          • Lung Diseases.
          • Sleep Disorders.
        2. Health Assessment Tools
          BMI Calculator; Menu Planner; 10-Yr Heart Attack Risk Calculator.
        3. Educational Tutorials.
          Act In Time to Heart Attack Signs; COPD:Learn to Breathe Better; The Heart Truth for Women;
        4. Information for Select Audiences. Publications / Fact Sheets/Reports are available for:
          African Americans; Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders; Children/Parents/Teachers; Women; Native Americans/Alaska Natives.
        5. Clinical Trials
          These studies welcome inquiries from patients as well as physicians. Studies include research on diseases of the heart and blood vessels, lungs, blood cells and bone marrow, and cholesterol.
          Qualified patients will receive free evaluation and treatment.
          A List of Clinical Trial/Study Web Sites Links to other Organizations is available.
      2. The NHLBI also provides Information For:
        • Health Professionals.
        • Researchers.

      Call 301-592-8573 for Information.

    4. The American Dietetic Association(ADA)

      The ADA is the nation's largest organization of food and nutrition professionals. ADA serves the public by promoting optimal nutrition, health and well-being.
      The website has a Food & Nutrition Information Link.
      1. Nutrition Fact Sheets A-Z Index. The topics are:
        • Fats, Oils and Sweeteners.
        • Kids Nutrition Needs.
        • Nutrition for Everyone.
        • Vitamins, Minerals, and Functional Foods.
        • Weight Management
      2. Good Nutrition Reading List
        This online guide identifies and describes books, newsletters and Web sites that provide timely and scientifically-based nutrition information.
      3. National Nutrition Month Its the Month of March for Yr 2007.
        This is a nutrition education and information campaign sponsored annually by the ADA.
      4. MyPyramid.gov
        MyPyramid is part of an overall food guidance system that emphasizes the need for a more individualized approach to improving diet and lifestyle.
      5. ADA Journal
        The premier source for the practice and science of food, nutrition and dietetics.

      Call 800-877-1600 for Information.

    5. From Cause to Cure

      This website features a number of health subjects that were published in a special advertising supplement (12/10/2000) to the NYT Magazine.
      The website is still operative.
      View Previous Issues and select the Heart Disease from the List of Topics that are Available.

  13. Urological and Associated Diseases

    In This Section, Websites AFUD & NIDDK were revised.
    Addtional Health Information Websites on Kidney Diseases - Topics 1 thru 5 - were added.
    All changes were made as of February 2012.


    1. American Foundation for Urologic Disease(AFUD)

      "The AUA Foundation is the nation's leading urologic health charity that promotes research, education and advocacy.
      Our Mission is to improve prevention, detection, treatment and ultimately, cure urologic diseasess."


      Urology is a surgical specialty which deals with diseases of the male and female urinary tract and the male reproductive organs.
      Although urology is classified as a surgical specialty, a knowledge of internal medicine, pediatrics, gynecology and other specialties is required by the urologist.
      This Website provides:
      1. About Us
      2. Urology A-Z
      3. Patient Information
        • What is Urology
        • Find a Urologist
        • Healthy Living Tips
      4. Research for Patients & Public; For Researcher and HealthCare Professional; Clinical Trials
      5. OutReach -Advocacy: CareGivers
      6. Make A Difference.

      Call 1-800-821-7866 for Information.

    2. National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK)

      The NIDDK is part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH); An agency of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).
      The NIDDK conducts and supports basic and clinical research into diseases that encompass some of the most common, severe, and disabling conditions affecting Americans today:
      Endocrine and metabolic diseases such as diabetes and obesity, digestive diseases such as hepatitis and inflammatory bowel disease,
      kidney and urologic diseases such as kidney failure and prostate enlargement, and blood diseases such as the anemias.

      The NIDDK provides Health Information for the Public.
      1. Health & Disease Topics
        Here is a brief list that their Website provides.
        • Diabetes
        • Digestive Diseases
        • Endocrine & Metoboloic Diseases
        • Kidney & Urological Diseases
        • Hemotologic Diseases
        • Weight Control
        • Nutrition


      2. Clinical Trial Information ( For Patients)
        • Clinical Trial is a test of a drug, vaccine or a medical device in human volunteers to see if it is safe and effective for people to use.
        • Should I or my child take part in a clinical trial?
          Websites are available that have more information to help you understand what happens in a Clinical Trial.
        • Search for Clinical Trials. The link to that website is:

          CT's


      3. Campaigns & Programs
        Here is a brief list of Educational (Edu) Programs that NIDDK offers.
        • National Kidney Disease Edu. Program (NKDE)
        • National Diabetes Edu. Program (NDEP)


      Here are some other organizations that will provide addtional Health Information on Kidney Diseases. Click on the Website listed below the Organization
      to explore what each has to offer.

      1.  National Kidney Foundation (NKF)
      The NKF,a major voluntary nonprofit health organization, is dedicated to preventing kidney and urinary tract diseases,
      improving the health and well-being of individuals and families affected by kidney disease and increasing the availability of all organs for transplantation.

    3. NKF


      2.  United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS)
      UNOS is the private, non-profit organization that manages the nation's organ transplant system under contract with the federal government.
      It is involved in many aspects of the organ transplant and donation process.

    4. UNOS


      3.  American Kidney Fund (AKF)
      The mission of the AKF is to fight kidney disease through direct financial support to patients in need; health education; and prevention efforts.

    5. AKF

      4.  American Association of Kidney Patients (AAKP)
      The AAKP is a national non-profit organization founded by kidney patients for kidney patients.
      They strive to educate and improve the health and well-being of chronic kidney disease (CKD) patients, those on hemodialysis, peritoneal dialysis and transplant recipients.

    6. AAKP


      5.  Home Dialysis Central (HDC)
      HDC is a one-stop, online source of up-to-date, unbiased information about home dialysis—in all its forms—for people with kidney disease, their families,
      and for the healthcare professionals who provide kidney disease care.

    7. HDC


  14. All about Flu

    1. FLU

      The most current information on vaccines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). This is one of the major operating components of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).
      Their website Index provides What You Should Know About the Flu.
      1. Key Facts about Influenza and the Influenza Vaccine.
        1. What is Influenza (Also Called Flu)?
          • Symptoms of Flu.
          • Complications of Flu.
          • How Flu Spreads.
        2. Preventing the Flu: Get Vaccinated.
          • When to Get Vaccinated.
            Use of the Nasal Spray Flu Vaccine.
          • Who Should Get Vaccinated?
          • Who Should Not Be Vaccinated !
            Some people should not be vaccinated without first consulting a physician.
        3. Q & A's About the Flu.
        4. Find a Flu Clinic.
        5. What To Do If You Get Sick.
      2. Information for Health Professionals
        Some of the Topics are: Vaccinations; Infection Control; AntiVirals; Clinical Description & Diagnosis; etc.

      For Information Call 1-800-CDC-INFO.

    2. National Institute of Allergy & Infectious Diseases (NIAID)

      The NIAID is part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH); An agency of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).
      This Website features Focus on the Flu
      Seasonal Flu, Avian (Bird) Flu and Pandemic Flu.
      Here is a Brief List of Topics; Each is linked at the site to a description/discussion.
      1. The Flu Virus: A Primer
      2. Immune Response to the Flu
      3. Preventing the Flu
      4. Treating the Flu
      5. Diagnosing the Flu
      6. Are We Ready? Preparing for a Pandemic
      7. The Ever-Changing Flu Virus

      Contact can be By Email ( A Web-Based form is Provided @ the Site) or Call 301-496-5717.)

    3. Flu Shot Update


  15. Allergy, Asthma and Immunology Information


    Item 15 - Healthline.Com/ACFd=Allergy - Was Added to This Section

    1. WorldShoppingPortal

      Click on Link Allergies listed under the topic Conditions & Diseases.

      This is a commercial website which calls itself Sneeze.Com.
      They Sell products to lower allergens by providing solutions to create healthier environments in your home and in the workplace.
      There are Product Departments such as:
      1. Anit-Allergen Bedding & Encasements.
      2. CLeaning Supplies
      3. Air Purifiers

    2. American Autoimmune Related Diseases Association, Inc.(AARDA)

      The AARDA is dedicated to the eradication of autoimmune diseases. It is dedicated to bringing a national focus to autoimmunity, the major cause of serious chronic diseases.
      Autoimmunity is a result of a misdirected immune system that causes one's own immune system to attack the self. The website offers a number of links such as:
      1. Patient Information
        More than 60 autoimmune diseases are covered (A-W) from Alopecia Areata to Wegener’s Granulomotosis. The list includes: Autoimmune Hepatitis; Crohn's Disease; Graves Disease; Lupus; Multiple Sclerosis; Psoriasis; Scleroderma; Rheumatoid Arthritis.
      2. A Newsletter
        Information Articles.
      3. Women and Autoimmunity
        This Link discusses Autoimmune Diseases that occur in Women.
      4. Q & A
        Answers to FAQ’s about Autoimmune Diseases.
      5. Recommended Reading
        Publications from AARDA.
      6. Coping With Autoimmunity
        A few basic suggestions are crucial for you to consider in order for you to manage your illness better.

      Call 586-776-3900 or 202-466-8511 for Information.

    3. American Academy of Allergy,Asthma & Immunology (AAAAI)

      Allergy is defined as a "harmful, increased susceptibility to a specific substance," also known as hypersensitivity, while immunity is characterized as a "protective, enhanced resistance."
      Asthma is a chronic disease in which airflow in and out of the lungs may be blocked by muscle squeezing, swelling and excess mucus.
      The AAAAI website offers a number of resources about Allergy and Asthma that can help you learn more about this condition.
      1. A Patient and Consumer Gallery
        This link provides General Subject Information; Signs and Symptoms; Diagnostic Tests; Medications; Treatment.
        There are Eight (8) Primary Subjects:
        • Childhood Asthma
        • Adult Asthma
        • Food Allergy
        • Anaphylaxis
        • Prevention of Allergies & Asthma
        • Insect Sting Allery
        • Rhinitis & Sinusitis
        • Skin Allergies
      2. Allergy & Asthma Medication Guide
        Different types of medications that are commonly used in their treatment.
      3. Find An Allergist/Immunologist (In your Area).
      4. Pollen Count
        the NAB is responsible for reporting current pollen and mold spore levels to the public.
      5. Search Allergic Conditions
        Search for a topic (A-U).
      6. Featured Resources (FR)
        This FR area has:
        • Tips to Remember Brochures (TRB).
          TRB's covers a wide array of topics for patients with allergic diseases in English & Spanish. The viwer can print these out.
        • Referral Guidelines (RF).
          RF is designed to assist patients and health care professionals in determining when referral to an allergist/immunologist is needed.
        • Health e Headlines.
        • Smoke Free Home.
          Reducing Children's Exposure to Secondhand Smoke.

      Call (414) 272-6071 for Information.

      Call 1-800-822-2762 for Patient Information and Physician Referral Line.

    4. Allergy and Asthma Network/Mothers of Asthmatics, Inc. (AAN-MA)

      AANMA ‘is a national nonprofit network of families whose desire is to overcome, not cope with, allergies and asthma’.
      The goal is knowledge ‘and that is why AANMA produces the most accurate, timely, practical, and livable alternatives to suffering’.
      Their website has a number of features:
      1. Breatherville, USA™.
        At the Breatherville Expo Center, the viewer can learn more about the companies who research and develop the medical devices and medications you use each day.
        There are links to professional associations of allergists/immunologist.
      2. America’s College of Allergy & Asthma
        Take online courses to learn more about these two subjects. A brief list of courses are:
        • Asthma 101.
        • Sinuses 101.
        • Nebulizing 101.
        • Allergy Testing 101.
      3. City Hall
        This is the AANMA Advocacy Ctr.
      4. Medical Ctr
        Here are some subjects that the viewer can learn about.
        • Flu Facts.
        • Pandemic Flu.
        • At The Doctors Office: How can you find a good doctor?
        • Physician Locator: Find an allergy or asthma physician near you with AANMA's convenient locator.
        • Dealing With Emergencies.
      5. A Child Care Ctr.
        What Parents and Childcare Providers need to know about caring for kids suffering with allergies or asthma.
      6. Farmer’s Market
        Tips on how to manage food allergies.
      7. The Pet Shop.
        Information on dealing with the many issues related to allergies, asthma, and pets.
      8. General Store.
        Order Publications, Medical devices, etc. Online.

      Call 1-800-878-4403 for Information.

    5. American Lung Association (ALA)

      The mission of the American Lung Association (ALA) is to prevent lung disease and promote lung health.
      ALA is a voluntary health organization originally founded in 1904 to fight TB.
      Today, the battle is lung disease in all its forms, with special emphasis on:
      1. Asthma
      2. Tobacco Control
      3. Environmental Health

      ALA’s website has an Index with links to such topics as:
      1. Treatments, Options & Procedures
        There are Support Tools for Hayfever, Asthma, COPD and Lung Cancer.
      2. Occupational Health Information
        Occupational Lung Disease is the number one work-related illness in the United States.This section offers info about subject such as:
        Breathing Hazards @ Work; Occupational Asthma; Respiratory Protection for Breathing Hazards; Smoking and the Workplace.
      3. School Program
        Air Quality; Asthma Management; Tobacco.
      4. Living with Lung Disease
      5. Diseases A-Z
        • A Disease Index.
        • Fact Sheets.
          These are on: Asthma; Tobacco; Air Quality; Lung Disease.
        • Service & Support. Here are some of the links to:
          The COPD Ctr; COPD Medicines; Support Grps Like the Better Breathers Club; Traveling with Oxygen; Lung HelpLine.
      6. General Asthma Information
        Asthma Management has:
        • Asthma Facts.
        • Asthma Attacks.
        • Asthma Medicines.
        • PF Meters.
      7. Allergy Information This section has links to such topics as:
        • A Publication: The ALA Family Guide to Asthma and Allergies.
        • Allergens.
        • An Allergy Map.
        • Avoidance Measures for Allergic Rhinitis.
        • How to Distinguish Hay Fever from a Cold.
      8. Your Lungs
        Learn About Your Respiratory System; How Our Lungs Work.
      9. Air Quality This section has links to such topics as:
        • Indoor Air Quality.
        • Outdoor Air Quality.
        • Health House.
          Build and Maintain a Healthier More Energy Efficient Home.
      10. Media (Publications)
        The ALA has information on lung health, lung health pamphlets and materials, or to interview ALA spokespersons.

      Call 1-800-LUNG-USA for Information.

    6. The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA)

      The AAFA a not-for-profit organization founded in 1953, is the leading patient organization for people with asthma and allergies.
      It is dedicated to improving the quality of life for people with asthma and allergies and their caregivers, through education, advocacy and research..

      Their Website Index has links to the following main subjects:
      1. Asthma
        This area contains A Multimedia Asthma Library; A Glossary of Asthma Terms and these topics:
        • What is Asthma?
        • What Causes Asthma.
        • Diagnostis
        • Treatment
        • Prevention
      2. Allergies
        This area contains A Multimedia Allergy Library; A Glossary of Allergy Terms and these topics:
        • What are Allergies?
        • What Causes Allergies.
        • Diagnostis
        • Treatment
        • Prevention

        There are Five (5) Other Subjects. Each Subject has their own internal links to Allergy Information. They are:
        • Food & Drug
        • Latex
        • Insect
        • Skin
        • Eye
      AAFA provides a national toll free information line to help consumers and patients learn more about asthma and allergies.
      Call 1-800-7-ASTHMA

    7. Allergy & Asthma Disease Management Center(AADM)

      The AADM provides the viewer with Sponsored links for Allergy Relief. Each of these links has various Products for Sale which can be purchased online.
      This site features other product links. Some of these are; Health Insurance; Diet; Weight Loss; Contact Lens.

    8. National Jewish Medical and Research Center (NJMRC)

      The NJMRC is a non-sectarian, not-for-profit, independent, clinical and research medical center located in the Denver CO area.
      The NJMRC is known worldwide for treatment of patients with respiratory, immune and allergic disorders, and for groundbreaking medical research.
      Their Website Index provides the Viewer with links to:
      1. Diseases We Treat
        • Respiratory, Allergic, and Immune Diseases
          Their Causes, Signs, Symptoms, FAQs, Diagnoses, Specific Treatments.
        • Health, Wellness, & Prevention
          Find Out How to Improve Your Health & Well-Being.
        • Symptoms
          Fact Finding; What to ask your doctor.
        • Tests We Perform
          Tests & Procedures that may be necessary in diagnosis or treatment.
        • Treatments & Medications
          Long-Term Control,Devices, Interactions, Alternative Therapies.
      2. Patient Information
        • Learn how you can become a Patient at National Jewish.
        • Learn about National Jewish’s multiple levels of care; Its nationally recognized physicians: Its treatment programs and diagnostic testing.

      Call 1-800-222-LUNG for Information.

    9. This Website was NA and was Removed on 06/ /12.

    10. Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

      The CDC's comprehensive site includes facts and information about Asthma among its variety of health topics.

    11. Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis Network (FAAN)

      The mission of the FAAN is to ‘raise public awareness, to provide advocacy and education, and to advance research on behalf of all those affected by food allergies and anaphylaxis’.
      Their website has links to several topics. They are:
      1. FAQ's
          What is a food allergy?
        • What are the common symptoms of a reaction?
        • What is the best treatment for food allergy?
      2. Common Food Allergens
        There are eight foods which account for 90 percent of all food-allergic reactions. A link is provided to explain the effect of type of food. <
      3. What is Anaphylaxis?
        • What are the common causes of anaphylaxis?
        • Who is at risk for having an anaphylactic reaction?
        • What are the symptoms of an anaphylactic reaction?
      4. Allergy-Free Recipes
      5. Advocacy
        Legislative initiatives in such areas as food labeling, schools,restaurants, and airlines.Links to Advocacy Pages are made available.

      Call 1-800-929-4040 for Information or Via E-mail: faan@foodallergy.org

    12. This Website - http://4women.gov was NA and was Removed 06/ /12.
      It has been replaced by the following Website on 06/ /12.


    13. Womens Health

    14. American Association for Respiratory Care (AARC)

      The AARCis a not-for-profit, professional organization, consisting of 40,000 respiratory therapists, physicians, and other health care professionals.
      AARC is dedicated to assisting persons with respiratory diseases receive safe and effective respiratory care.

      Their website offers links to a separate website:  YLH
      The website features:
      1. Ask Dr.Tom
        This section contains info: About Dr.Tom; Submit A Question; Read Past Questions.
      2. Diseases
        They are: COPD; Asthma; Lung Cancer; Mesothelioma; Sleep Apnea; TB; Cystic Fibrosis; Alpha 1.
        This section contains info about how your lungs react to certain conditions, their symptoms, and the methods of treatment.
      3. Medications
        Understand the medications used in the treatment of your lung disease.
      4. Tests
        Information is provided about some of the tests that will be used to diagnose your disease and plan your course of treatment.
      5. Healthy Living
        This section provides info about: Immunizations; Pollution; Nutrition; Exercise; Older Adults; Living With Lung Disease; Infant,Children & Teenagers.
      6. Finding Care
        Getting trusted Medical Information; Quality Respiratory Care; Nursing Homes; Doctors; Hospitals; Home Care.
      7. Stop Smoking
        Basic information you need to make a decision to stop smoking and some places to get help.
      8. Rally
        Buyers Guide to Respiratory Care Equipment and Manufacturers.
        Support Respiratory Health by Writing to Congress.

      Call 1-972-243-2272 for Information.

    15. Allergy.Com

      This website is sponsored by the drug company Sanofi aventis.
      Their Home Page provides:
      • Important Safety Information about their product Allegra and a Link to Allegra FAQ.
      • A Link to Allergy Answers: Some Facts You're Itching to Know


    16. Healthline.Com/Chl/Fd=Allergies

      This Section of HealthLine is their Food Allergy Learning Center.

      Click on Topic Food Allergies.
      This Page has a Table of Contents which comtains Subjects ranging from A - R. Click on Your Subject of Interest to Explore Its Content.


  16. Arthritis Information

    1. Arthritis Foundation (AF)

      The AF efforts center on the three-fold mission of the organization: research, prevention and quality of life.
      It is the only national, voluntary health agency seeking the causes, cures, preventions and treatments for the more than 100 forms of arthritis.
      Their website Index features:
      1. Condition & Treatments
        • Q & A's
        • Access Your Joint Health
        • Disease Center ( A-to-Z Guide )
          Information about Different Types of Arthritis.
        • Drug Guide
          Learn which drugs might be used for your diagnosis.
        • Diet & Nutrition
          Diet and Your Arthritis: An A-to-Z Guide to Your Favorite Foods: Change the Way You Eat.
        • Pain Center
          Understand some Concepts about Pain.
        • Alternative Therapies
          Examine the World of Supplements - Herbs, Vitamins, Vinerals and other Natural Substances.
        • Joint Surgery
          Take appropriate actions to prepare before, during and after your surgery.
        • Exercise & Arthritis Your Feet & Arthritis
          Paying attention to your feet can head off potential problems.
        • Relationships and Dating
          Don't let arthritis keep you from enjoying an active social life.
        • 51 Ways To Be Good to Your Joints
          Some Suggestions are: Lose Weight; Eat Well; Get Moving .
      2. Store
        • AF’s Magazine Arthritis Today
          This is a Monthly Publication which can be obtained by: Free Trial or Subsription.
        • Free Brochures
          • AF's Arthritis Today's Just Diagnosed
            Information tailored to the newly diagnosed person with arthritis. The cost of this 40 pg. magazine is USPS Postal charge.
          • New Releases
            They are both free upon order.
            2007 Arthritis Today Drug Guide
            Supplement & Vitamin Guide
          • Other Releases
            Family & Relationships; Exercise & Health; Medication; Disease Specific; Treatment & Therapies.
          • On-Line Brochures
            These brochures can be viewed and printed in PDF format by using *Adobe Acrobat Reader.
          • Books
            These may be purchased from AF: Good Living Series; All You Need to Know; Mind, Body & Spirit.
      3. Events & Programs
        • Lifestyle Improvement Series
          These are Aquatic, Exercise and Self-Help Programs.
        • Arthritis Walk
          Walk to help fight arthritis. These events nationwide, raise needed funds to prevent, control and cure arthritis.
      4. Resources
        • Let's Talk RA
          Learn to become an Active Participant in the Management of your Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA).
        • Easy to Use Products
          The AF created a program to encourage manufacturers to design user-friendly products and packaging. View these products by category.
        • A Guide to Sports Injury Prevention
          A Free Guide - Safe or Sorry -is available.
        • Dogs & Arthritis
          Learn about Signs that your dog may have arthritis.
        • Local Offices
          View your State's Local Office Information. A U.S. Map is available or enter a ZC.

      Call 1-404- 872-7100 for Information.

    2. American College of Rheumatology (ACR)

      The ACR is ‘the professional organization of rheumatologist and associated health professionals and scientists that
      advances rheumatology through programs of education, research, advocacy and practice support that foster excellence in the care of people with arthritis and rheumatic and musculoskeletal diseases.

      Their website Index features:
      1. Patients & Public
        • Information for Patients & Public
          If the viewer wishes to consult with a rheumatologist, this section provides a geographic diectory ( A Link ) of ACR members that are available on-line.
          • Disease-Specific Information
            This list common diseases and conditions treated by rheumatology health care professionals. It includes:
            Carpal Tunnel syndrome to Tendonitis/Bursitis.
          • Additional Topics
            The topics range from Back Pain to Pregnancy & Rheumatic Disease.
          • Information About Medications
            This is new information for patients and describes some of the most common medications being used in rheumatologic care.
          • Briefing papers on Caregivers
            These briefing papers outline the role of many health professionals you might come into contact with as a patient.
        • Find a Rheumatologist Directory.
          A U.S. Listing By State and an International Listing by Country is available.
        • Drug Alerts & Information
          Alerts about drug supply changes and other information will be posted here.
        • Other Resources
          These are links to:
          • Clinical Trials
          • Disease-Specific organizations devoted to support and research for specific rheumatic diseases.
          • U.S., Govm'nt Agencies and Departments that oversee various aspects of medicine; and resources for patients.

      Call 1-404-633-3777 for Information.

  17. Information about Eye Problems


    1. National Eye Institute (NEI)

      The National Eye Institute (NEI) was established by Congress in 1968 to protect and prolong the vision of the American people.
      As one of the Federal government's National Institutes of Health (NIH), the NEI conducts and supports research that helps prevent and treat eye diseases and other disorders of vision.
      Their website provides:
      1. Health Information
        • Diseases & Disorders
          Guides are available such subjects as:
          Amblyopia; Cataract; Glaucoma; Macular Degeneration;Low Vision; Retinal Detachment.
        • Basic Eye Anatomy
          Diagram of the Eye; Glossary of Vision-Related Terms
        • Eye Care Resources
          There are links to:
          • Eye Health-Related Organization List.
          • Finding an Eye Care Professional.
          • Financial Aid for Eye Care.
          • Talking to your Doctor.
          • Facts about Clinical Trials in Vision Research.
        • Spanish Language Information
        • Publications and Materials List
          Order NEI Materials OnLine.

      Call 1-301-496-5248 for Information.

    2. Research to Prevent Blindness (RPB)

      RPB is the leading non-government supporter of eye research directed at the prevention, treatment or eradication of all diseases that threaten vision.
      This website offers:
      1. Links to Eye Disorder Information
        Some of the available topics are:
        Amblyopia; Corneal Transplants; Dry Eye; Low Vision; Strabismus; Uveitis
      2. Test for Visual Acuity and signs of Macular Degeneration
        Download a Visual Acuity Chart (VAC)
        The viewer can use this VAC to help check the vision of each eye.
      3. Latest Developments in Eye Research and Health
        This can be downloaded as a PDF,

      Call 1-800-621-0026 for Information.

    3. Lighthouse International (LI)

      LI is a leading non-profit organization that helps people of all ages who are at risk for, or are experiencing, vision loss.
      LI provide services, research and education, and advocate to help people with low vision and blindness live safe, independent and productive lives.
      Their website offers the following Services:
      1. Low Vision Practice
        Vision loss that cannot be corrected by ordinary glasses, contact lenses, medication or surgery is called "low vision."
        Low vision services offered by LI can help you maximize the vision you have.
        Personnel are trained in meeting specific needs of people who are blind or partially sighted.
      2. Patient Information
        Here are some of the most common eye disorders. Learn more about LI Services that can help.
        • Cataract
          A cataract is a clouding of the lens of the eye
        • Diabetic Retinopathy ( DR)
          DR is a potentially blinding complication of diabetes that damages the eye's retina.
        • Glaucoma
          Glaucoma is the term for a diverse group of eye diseases, all of which involve progressive damage to the optic nerve.
        • Macular Degeneration
          A common cause of vision loss among people over the age of 60.
      3. Newsletters & Publications
        • Sign Up for a Free NewsLetter( NL). These NL's are available OnLine.
        • LI's Publications Catalog. These Pubs listed are available at a fee.
        • Current Research Abstracts (CRA). These CRA's can be downloaded as a PDF.

      Call 1-800-829-0500 for Information.

    4. American Macular Degeneration Foundation (AMDF)

      The AMDF is ‘committed to the prevention and cure of macular degeneration (MD) and offers hope and support to those afflicted and their families’.
      This Website Index offers the viewer information on:
      1. What Is Macular Degeneration?
        MD is "Caused by the deterioration of the central portion of the retina, the inside back layer of the eye that records the images we see and sends them via the optic nerve from the eye to the brain.
        The retina's central portion, known as the macula, is responsible for focusing central vision in the eye, and it controls our ability to read, drive a car, recognize faces or colors, and see objects in fine detail.
        As people age, their chances for developing eye diseases increase dramatically. Unfortunately, the specific factors that cause macular degeneration are not conclusively known."
      2. There are Two (2) types of MD.
        • Dry AMD
        • Wet AMD
        • Stargardt’s Disease (Juvenile MD)
        • Examinations
          Use the Amsler's Chart to test your eyes.
        • Site Map
          • Latest News
            Breaking News; Clinical Trials
          • Help & Advice
            • Vision Aids
            • Health Tips
            • Nutrition & MD
            • Depression & AMD;
            • Medication to Use with Caution
        • Care & Services
          • Types of Eye Examinations that are available via a ophthalmologist or optometrist.
          • There are for the Blind and Visually Impaired:
            A List of State Agencies.
            A List of Low Vision Centers.

      Call 1-413-268-7660 for Information.

    5. Macular Degeration Foundation (MDF)

      MDF is a tax-exempt charitable medical research and educational foundation dedicated to:
      "Research to Restore Vision"
      Their Website Index is organized around a Table of Contents (TC).
      The TC is divided into chapters:
      1. Juvenile MD
      2. Adult MD
      3. Pictorials to Explain MD
      4. Eye Tests for MD
      5. FAQ’s
      6. Glossary of Terms
      7. Reports
      8. Research
      9. News
      10. NewLetter.
        This is a Free Newsletter via Email or by Mail @ your Request.

      Call 1-888-633-3937 for Information.

    6. Foundation Fighting Blindness (FFB)

      FFB’s Mission is to drive the research that will provide preventions, treatments and cures for people affected by Retinitis Pigmentosa (RP), Macular Degeneration (MD), Usher Syndrome (US), and the entire spectrum of retinal degenerative diseases.
      FFB's Website Index list four (4) Main Vision Disorders (VsDs).
      The Website has Video & Audio presentations. The Viewer needs Windows Media Player 9.
      The FFB is also linked to the National Neurovision Research Institute (NNRI).
      The mission of the NNRI is to accelerate the translation of laboratory based research into clinical trials for treatments and cures of retinal degenerative diseases.
      1. Macular Degeneration (MD)
        MD is a retinal degenerative disease that causes progressive loss of central vision. The risk of developing macular degeneration increases with age.
      2. Retinitis Pigmentosa (RP)
        RP is the name given to a group of inherited eye diseases that affect the retina. Retinitis pigmentosa causes the degeneration of photoreceptor cells in the retina.
      3. Usher Syndrome (US)
        US is an inherited disorder that is characterized by moderate to profound hearing impairment, and progressive vision loss due to retinitis pigmentosa.
      4. Stargardt Disease (SD>
        SD is the most common form of inherited juvenile macular degeneration.
      5. Other Retinal Diseases (RD)
        Each RD has its own link which provides a Descriptionof the Disease and a Possible Treatment.
        The RD list includes: Best Disease; Choroidermia; Blue-Cone Monochromacy;Malattia Levenentines; Oguchi Disease; Refsum, etc.

      Each of the VsDs has links to the following topics:
      • Risk Factors
      • Treatments
      • Clinical Trials
      • Research Articles
      • FAQ's
      • Messages & Chat
      • Coping Resources

      The Viewer can Receive free information about your disease and research efforts to find treatments and cures via email. A form is provided.

      Call 1-888-683-5555 for Information.

    7. American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO)

      The mission of the AAO is ‘to advance the lifelong learning and professional interests of ophthalmologists (Eye M.D.s) to ensure that the public can obtain the best possible eye care’.
      The Index of their website ( Patients) provides the following Public Information:
      1. Eye Health Topics
        These topics may be downloaded as a PDF.
      2. About Ophthalmology & Eye M.D.s
        • What is Ophthalmology?
        • What is an Eye M.D. (Ophthalmologist)?
        • Education & Training.
        • Board Certification.
        • Subspecialties in Ophthalmology.
      3. Eye Care Links
        • Eye health & Education
        • Eye disorders, Disease & Conditions.
        • Vision Services; Organ Donation; Rehab Resources.
        • The NewsRoom
          The AAO's newsroom provides breaking news and updates covering the entire field of ophthalmology.
        • Medem
          This a Medical Library:s Access to free information on Eye Health topics.

      Call 1-415-561-8534 for Information.

      Here are Some Other Websites to Consider:

      1. PRK/LASIK TODAY

        This is a listing of Surgeons/ Clinics throughout the world that perform LASIK, PRK and various forms of Laser Eye Surgery.

      2. LSfE

        This has a search program by State and by County for locating a Laser Eye (Lasik) Surgeon in the Viewer’s Area.

      3. Kraff Eye Institute (KEI)

        This Eye Institute is located in Chicago, IL.
        Call 1-800-505-3627 for Information.

      4. Steen-Hall Eye Institute (SHEI)

        This Eye Institute is located in Shreveport, LA.
        Call 1-800-326-9938 or 1-318- 631-2020 for Information.

  18. Drugs and Medicines

    1. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)

      The FDA regulates many types of products which include:
      1. Drugs
        Types are: Prescription; OTC; Generic.
        The Center for Drug Evaluation & Research (CDER) is the source of Drug Information.
        There are links to: Drug Approvals; National Drug Code Directory; Drug Shortages/Recalls; Drug Preparedness and Response to Bioterrorism.
      2. Medical Devices (MD)
        The Center for Device and Radiological Health (CDRH) is the source for MD Information.
        Pacemakers; Contact Lens; Hearing Aids.
      3. Biologics
        Vaccines; Blood Products.
      4. Cosmetics
        Safety; Labeling.
      5. Food
        Dietary Supplements; Nutrition.
      6. Animal Feed & Drugs
        This is for Livestock, Pets.
        The Center for Veterinary Medicine (CVM) is the source of this type of Information.

      This FDA Website has:
      1. The FDA A-Z Index
        The Viewer selects his topic of interest from a vast menu.
      2. Search the FDA Site
        Viewer selectable with regard to topic.
      3. HOT TOPICS
        Foreign Rx Drugs; Counterfeit Drugs; Buying Medicines On-Line.
      4. Information For
        Consumers are provided an A to Z Menu. Other areas are Patients; Women; Seniors; Teens.

      Call 1-888-463-6332 for Information.


  19. Miscellaneous Health URLs

    1. The National Neurofibromatosis Foundational (NNF)

      The Neurofibromatoses (NF) “are a set of genetic disorders which cause tumors to grow along various types of nerves and, in addition, can affect the development of non-nervous tissues such as bones and skin. It can lead to developmental abnormalities. For example, individuals with NF have a higher incidence of learning disabilities”.
      Their Website Index provides:
      1. What Is NF ?
        • Facts & Statistics
        • Diagnosis of NF1.
        • Diagnosis of NF2.
        • Diagnosis of Schwannomatois.
      2. Patient Information
        • Find A Doctor (U.S. Clinics & International Clinics).
        • Find Support.
        • Financial Aid Resources.
        • NF Related Links.

      Call 1-800-323-7938 for Information.

    2. The Testosterone Source (TSS)

      The TSS Website has over 40 sponsored links. The viewer can:
      1. Learn all about testosterone and other anabolic steroids.
      2. Learn how to use anabolic steroids safely and effectively and get maximum gains in the shortest possible time with bodybuilding.
      3. There are Related Searches. These deal with:
        • Sexual Health.
        • Breast Enhancement.
        • Erectile Dysfunction.
        • Impotence.

      Comment: Professional sports has an ongoing drug problem that is finding its way down to high school and college players. Athletes who think they can ‘walk-on-water’ could be playing a dangerous game with their own health since experts warn of heart disease and tumors.
      The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) is the international independent organization created in 1999 to promote, coordinate, and monitor the fight against doping in sport in all its forms.

      Their website is: WADA.

      The World Anti-Doping Agency publishes:
      1. A List of Prohibited Substances and Methods
      2. Therapeutic Use Exemptions

      Click on Science & Medicine in their Index to learn more about this.

    3. Lice Solutions (LS)

      Lice Solutions (LS) “desire was to provide parents with safe and effective means for dealing with head lice. Their goal was to better educate parents in ways to prevent the spread of head lice in hopes of minimizing the ever-growing number of cases”.

      Thier Website provides the viewer with:
      1. About Us
      2. Facts of Lice
      3. Goals
      4. Products
      5. Services
      6. Links
      7. Q & A's

      Call 1-561-842-9969 for Information.

    4. e-scripts-md
      The name of this website has been changed. As of 12/12/03, It will no longer accept requests for prescriptions by submission of an online questionnaire.
      You can contact them if need be by mail. There is an address on this website.

    5. Senior Friends (SF)

      Most Senior Friends chapters at HCA hospitals now have a new name:
      H2U – Health, Happiness, You. H2U is a membership organization dedicated to helping people live healthier, more fulfilling lives.
      This Website has:
      1. A Link to a List of over 120 H2U Affliates located at an HCA Hospital.
        Each location has a director on whom you can depend for information on organized H2U events, health screenings and educational classes, as well as access to physicians and care at your local hospital.
      2. A Search Directory
        • H2U Health Map
          H2U Health Risk Assessment; Health Calculators; Heart Care Center
        • Health Library.Topics are:
          Cancer in Depth: Medical Dictionary; Mental Health Guide; Natural Pharmacist; Virtual body.
        • Fitness & Travel
        • Food & Nutrition
        • Family Health: Healthy Aging; Healthy Sexuality.
        • Prevention: Self Care; Immunizations.
      3. Links to National Benefits for SF Members
        There links to various commercial companies.Their services provide Health & Wellness; Travel and Home & Finance.

      Call 1-800-771-0428 or 1-615-344-5726 for Information.

    6. Center Watch (CW)

      This website can be used “to find a wealth of information about clinical research, including listings of more than 41,000 active industry and government-sponsored clinical trials, as well as new drug therapies in research and those recently approved by the FDA”.
      This site is designed to for patients interested in participating in clinical trials and for research professionals.
      The site has two main areas: A Patient & General Resources Section (P&GRS) and an Industry Professional Resources Section (IPRS).
      The P&GRS has links to:
      1. Trial Listings
      2. Notification Services
      3. Drug Directories
      4. About Clinical Research
      5. Health Associations
      6. Patient Bookstores


    7. Mental Health Net (MHN)

      Mental Health Net is a complete guide to mental-health resources on the Internet and is a free service to the worldwide mental health community of professionals and lay people.
      This is a Sponsored Site with Advertisements.
      Their Website Index provides information on a number of categories. They are:
      1. Topic Center
        • Mental Disorders.
          Anxiety Disorders: Bipolar Disorder: Depression (unipolar): Schizophrenia; Eating Disorders: Medications.
        • Medical Disorders.
          Arthritis: Constipation: Hearing Loss: High Blood Pressure: Hypothermia: Stroke; Uninary Incontinence.
        • Wellness.
          Enhance the quality of people's lives and avoid serious illness by making simple changes to their lifestyles.
        • Life Issues.
          Managing one's relationships so that they are healthy and functional. This could mean surviving disabilities or coping with grief.
        • Healthcare.
          Information concerning important topics such as health insurance, mental health advocacy, the mental health professions (psychiatry, psychology, etc.).
        • Treatments & Interventions.
          Treatment stratagies may be sorted into two gross categories: physical interventions and mental interventions.
        • Lifespan Developments.
      2. Current News
      3. Read & Listen
        Essays; Q&A's; Book Reviews.
      4. Search For Therapists and Treatment Facilities.

      Questions, Comments and Feedback are by Email Only

    8. HealthAtoZ

      The HealthAtoZ.com is an independent e-health portal designed to provide health news and information to consumers. Their Web Message is
      A World of Health at Your Fingertips

      This information is for educational purposes only and is not to be used as a replacement for medical advice from a doctor or other health care provider.
      Website (HealthA-Z) is run by HealthAtoZ of East Windsor, NJ.
      The website Index has several features with links to information. Some of these services require the viewer to register (Which is Free).
      1. Diseases & Conditions A to Z
      2. Health Centers
        • Cancer Ctr
        • Heart Ctr
        • Pain Ctr
        • Mental health Ctr
      3. Tests & Procedures
        Information about Numerous Medical tests; The Risks and Precautions associated with them.
      4. Tools
        • Healthy Weight Tools
        • Informational Tools
        • Health Quizzes
      5. Lifestyles
        • Women's Health
        • Children's Health
        • Men's Health
        • Fitness
        • Safety & Prevention
      6. Drug Guide (DG)
        • DG A to Z
        • Drug Interaction Guide
        • Drug Recalls, Warnings, & Alerts
        • Drug Approvals
      7. A Medical Encyclopedia
        An in-depth information for Major Diseases, Conditions and other Lifestyle Issues.
      8. Other Features
        • A Personal Health Ctr ( Registration is Req'd)
          This area offers:
          • A Dashboard.
            This is a Starting Page, Personalize to Reflect your own Needs and Interests. It's one-step "quick view" of your current health.
          • An Online Health Coach.
          • Personal Health Record (PHR). The PHR is an online place where you can keep all of your and your family's medical information.
        • Nurse Chat (Chat with a Nurse - Live- on Health Issues)
        • Health Headlines (Latest News/Updates Organized By Date)
        • Interactive Tools

      General Info by Email (HealthAtoZ Doesnot Respond to Medical Questions.)

    9. PsychCentral (PC)

      Psych Central is the Internet's largest and oldest mental health social network created and run by mental health professionals to guarantee reliable, trusted information and support communities to consumers, for over 12 years.
      This Website Index (PC) features a number of Topics.
      1. Mental Health & Psychology Resources Online.
        This is an annotated directory of online psychology and mental health resources.
        The Subject Material Covers Abuse to Suicide & Crisis.
      2. Disorders
        This Area deals with Symptoms and Treatments of Mental Disorders. There are three broad categories:
        • Adult
          Links to Subjects ranging from Acute Stress Disorder to Voyeurism.
        • Childhood Disorders
          These are Developmental Disorders or Learning Disorders, most often Occur and are Diagnosed when the Child is of School-Age.
          Links to Disorder Subjects ranging from Asperger's to Transient Tic.
        • Personality Disorders
          These Disorders typically aren't Diagnosed until an Individual is a Young Adult, often not until their 20's or even 30's.
          Links to Disorder Subjects ranging from Antisocial to Schizotypal.
      3. Psychological Tests and Quizzes on Disorders and Symptoms
      4. Ask the Therapist
        Links to Articles ranging from ADHD to Work.
      5. Drugs
        This is a Medication Library. It contains General Information about some of the most Commonly-Prescribed Medications for Mental Disorders.
      6. Psychology & Mental Health News
      7. Research
        Clinical Trials in Mental Health.
      8. Books
        Links to Books that range from Alcoholism & Substance Abuse to Sexual & Gender.
      9. Weekly Mental Health Chats
        Two free, weekly mental health chats once per week hosted by psychologists.
      10. Community
        PC's Social Networking Area.

      Questions, Comments and Feedback are by Email Only

    10. EverydayHealth (EdH)

      EdH is a new health portal web site which offers in-depth information on 20+ conditions such as:
      ADHD, Back Pain, Cardiovascular Health, Diabetes, Heart Disease, Incontinence, Pain Management, Weight Management,etc.,
      1. The EdH website offers comprehensive Health Centers.
      2. Specialist in Certain Health Areas.
        EdH offers a group of web tools such as:
      3. Message Boards for Discussion.
      4. The Latest Health News.
      5. Healthy Receipes.
      6. A Health Encyclopedia.
        You can also take their exclusive 3-Minute Health Check — an online exam to help you evaluate
        the everyday habits that affect your health.

        There is a free registration process so that you will be able to connect with other members on any of their Message Boards.
        Questions, Comments and Feedback are by Email Only


      This Section was Revised on 08/2012. A New Website looks at the Medical Practice of Concierge Medicine.

      Here are three (3) Websites for Finding Doctors Who Will Make House Calls or Offer a Concierge Practice.

    11. American Academy of Home Care Physicians (AAHCP)

      The AAHCP has served the needs of thousands of physicians and related professionals and agencies interested in improving care of patients in the home.
      The AAHCP website offers a link to:Info for Patients, Families & Friends.The topics are:
      1. Patient Education Information.
      2. Is HomeCare Only For The HomeBound ?
      3. Physician Referral Network - Locate a home care provider near you.

        Call 410-676-7966 for Information.

    12. Society for Innovative Medical Practice Design (SIMPD)

      SIMPLD Mission Statement: This is an organization of Healthcare Providers promoting a direct financial relationship with their patients in order to restore the integrity of the patient-physician relationship.
      Our members are innovators in medical practice design, including concierge, retainer, retail, and cash pay physicians, who, along with other individuals, are committed to patient-focused medical practice
      and to improving the patient-physician relationship.
      SIMPLD website offers links to:
      1. About Us
      2. Find A Physician
      3. Contact Us by Email or Call 1-877-448 6009 for Information.

    13. Concierge Medicine (ConMed)

      Click on the above link.Con Med is a concept that offers greater access to medical service for those that are willing to pay for this service.
      This is an +8 Minute video that was featured on the PBS NewsHour on 07/09/12.


  20. Medicare, Medicaid, HMO and Medigap Information

    This Section was Revised 11/2010.
    1. The Official U.S. Government Site for Medical Information (Medicare)

      The Index for the U.S. Gov't Medicare Website Features:
      1. Home - Getting Started
      2. Manage Your health
      3. Medicare Basics
      4. Resource Locator
        Handbook Medicare & You -2011 islocated here.
      5. Help & Support

      The following Website links Social Security and Medicare together.

    2. Social Security News

      The following timely article appeared in WSJ: The New Medicare Rules.

    3. The New Medicare Rules

    4. National Committee for Quality Assurance(NCQA)

      NCQA is an independent non-profit organization whose mission is to improve health care quality
      everywhere. It considers itself the premier source for information about the quality of the
      nation’s managed care plans. Their website Index has links to:
      1. Publications on Accreditation and Certification (A & C) of Health Organizations.
        (MCO; MA; MBHO; PPO, PO; etc.).These pubs are for sale and can be ordered online.
      2. Educational Seminars These help organizations meet their quality goals and comply with A & C requirements.
      3. Recognition Programs.
      4. Related Links.
        These links are for Consumer Information Sites; Government Sites; Specific Disease or Illness Sites.

        The NCQA Tel# is:1-202-955-3500 for Information.


    5. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DOHHS)
      The DOHHS website provides various links for information on:
      1. Families
      2. Prevention
      3. Diseases
      4. Preparedness

  21. Medical Schools, Libraries and Organizations

    1. Healthfinder (HF)

      This site is one of the U.S. government's efforts to consolidate related material from different agencies in one location on the Web.
      This website was formed in 1997 and is a major resource for finding the best government and nonprofit health and human services information on the internet.
      The Healthfinder® project is coordinated by the Office of Disease Prevention & Health Promotion (ODPHP) with support from the National Health Information Center (NHIC).
      The site offers health information in both English and Spanish language (En Espanol).
      The site Index has:
      1. Health Library
        • Disease, Condition, & Injury Fact Sheets
          Find information about Diseases (Asthma to Yeast Infection) and Injuries such as Fractures (Anke to Wrist).
        • Drug Information
          Get Information on hundreds of Prescription and O-T-C drugs.
      2. Organizations
        Evaluation are made on the reliability of organizations such as Providers of Health Information.
        Information from their Website is added to the Health Library. Search for these Selected Organizations by Name.
      3. Consumer Guides
        Information on Doctors, Prescriptions, Hospitals, LTC, Health Insurance, and Medical Privacy.
      4. Health News
        Browse News Archives, Weekly Newsletters, Hralth in the Media, and HHS News.
      5. Online Checkups
        Search for information (A - W Index)
      6. Kids
        Healthfinder® kids Know Lots of Ways to be Healthy and have Fun. Visit this Site.

      Contact HealthFinder.Gov is By EMail Only

    2. The National Institutes of Health (NIH), National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM)

      The National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM) is 1 of the 27 institutes and centers that make up the National Institutes of Health (NIH).
      Its mission ‘is to support rigorous research on Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM), to train researchers in CAM, and to disseminate information to the public and professionals on which CAM modalities work, which do not, and why.’
      NCCAM was established by Congress in 1998 which funds this effort each fiscal year.

      Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM), as defined by NCCAM, ‘is a group of diverse medical and health care systems, practices, and products that are not presently considered to be part of conventional medicine’.
      Complementary Medicine is used together with conventional medicine.
      Alternative Medicine is used in place of conventional medicine.
      This website has links to:
      1. Health Information
        • Understanding CAM
          What is CAM?
          Understanding Dietary & Herbal Supplements.
        • Being an Informed Consumer
          Selection of a CAM Practitioner.
          Ten (10) Things to known about Evaluting Medical Resources on the Web.
      2. Most Popular Health Topics
        Acupunture to St.John's Wort
      3. Clinical Trials
        Detailed information about Clinical Trials and their relationship to CAM with respect to new therapies, procedures or treatments by testing them in people.
      4. Links to Other Organizations
        These are: MEDLINEplus Alternative Medicine; Herbs & supplements
        NCI Office of Cancer CAM.
        NIH Office of Dietary Supplements.

      Call 1-888-644-6226 for Information.

    3. The American College of Physicans: Internal Medicine (ACP)

      The American College of Physicians (ACP) is the nation's largest medical specialty society. Its mission is ‘to enhance the quality and effectiveness of health care by fostering excellence and professionalism in the practice of medicine.’
      Most Website links to ACP Information are for members only and require both Username and Password.
      The ‘Annals of Internal Medicine’ is available online and the viewer can obtain a Summaries for Patients (SP). This a service provided by Annals to help patients better understand the complicated and often mystifying language of modern medicine.
      Note: SP’s are presented for informational purposes only. These summaries are not a substitute for advice from your own medical rovider.
      Their Website Index features:
      1. Patient Information
        1. Doctors of Internal Medicine
          Doctors for Adults.® These are Internists focus on Adult Mdicine. Internists have special training that focuses on the prevention and treatment of adult diseases.
        2. Explore Thirteen (13) Sub-Specialities: From Adolescent Medicine to Sport Medicine.
        3. About Internal Medicine
          What is an Internist?
        4. Patient Information on Health Care Topics
          Information about Disease Topics ranging from Adult Immunization to Sleep Apnea.
          Brochures about Diseases and Other Health Concerns are Available.
          ACP produces monthly video news stories about important medical and health issues. These Internal Medicine Reports can be Viewed or Read on their Website.

        Call 1-800-523-1546, x2600 for Information.


    4. University of Cincinnati (UC)

      This website is NetWellness.org which provides Consumer Health Information and Educational Services. The sources for this information are three Ohio universities; University of Cincinnati, The Ohio State University and Case Western Reserve University.

      Note: The Health Information provided by this website is not a substitute for advice from your own medical provider who knows your medical history.

      The Website Index has the following:
      1. Health Topics
        Topics are listed by letter from A-W ( Accident Prevention through Worksite Health).
        Information on a Selected Topic is presented to the Viewer in the following typical format.
        • Overview
        • General Information
        • The Body
        • Complications
        • Symptoms & Tests
        • Treatment
        • Staying Healthy
        • Clinical Trials
        • Request for Appointment @ a Facility within One of the Sponsoring Universities.

        Each Health Topic has Other Associated Features. They are:
        • Ask an Expert (Health Professionals)
          Questions about Health Topics can be directed at an Expert.
          A FAQ is provided for viewing. A request for additional information on a topic can be submitted online or by EMail.
        • Specific Diseases/Conditions are Reviewed
        • Related Topics are Presented.
      2. Health Centers (HC)
        There are seven (7) HC's Listed: African-American; Children; Dental & Oral; Men; Senior; Women; Worksite.
        Each Center provides an Information Format similar to Health Topics.
      3. Reference Library
        A Number of References are Provided such the the ADAM Health Encyclopedia with its Disease Reference; Drug Information; Medline PLus; Merck; Your Children's Health.
      4. A Monthly e-Newsletter "What's New on NetWellness." is Available on Request.

      Contact NetWellness at...Email: info@netwellness.org or Call 513-558-8766 for Information.

    5. Morris County Library Health Resource Page (MCLHP)

      This website offers the following Health on Web Index:
      1. Reference & Research
        Links are available to Consumer Information:
        • NIH
        • HealthFinder
        • The Merck Source
        • Medline Plus
        • Lab Test Online (Information and Reference Data)
        • Cancer.gov & Cancer Institue of NJ

        Links are available to Medical Research:
        • Health Source Plus( Consumer & Professional Med. Journals
        • Hardin Meta Directory of Internet Health Resources (University of Iowa)
        • Natl. Library of Medicine Gateway
      2. Drug Information
        Links are available to information about:
        • Medline Plus: (USPDI dosing; Interactions; Side Effects.
        • PDR: Dosing,Interactions; Precautions
        • Rx4NJ: One-Stop Shopping for NJ Prescription Assistance Programs
        • WorstPills.org
        • MedWatch (U.S. FDA); Drug Recalls & safety Issues.
      3. Doctors
        • Find a Doctor by name/location via AMA’s Physician Select Database or Physician Finder (MSNJ).
        • Licensee Directories: Confirm Current Licenses and any Disciplinary History.
        • Rating & rankings
          Doctors in NJ & NY
          NJ's Top Dentists
      4. Hospitals
        • On Line Directories of NJ Hospitals and Their Evaluations.
        • List of Hospitals that have received violation citations or have been fined.
        • Hospitals Compare (U.S. Dept of HHS Ranking.)
      5. Clinical Trials (CT)
        Information on current and upcoming trials is provided via links to CT Listing Service and CT.gov.
      6. Nutrition & Food
        • Websites are: U.S.DOA Information on almost 6000 fresh & Manufactured Foods that Americans consumers eat.
        • Fast Food Facts
        • Food Safety & Current Product Recall
      7. Travel Health
        Disease Outbreak Information from the CDC.
      8. Consumer Report Cards
        NJDOH publishes a number of Consumer report Cards which Rank and Rate Facilities.These are:
        • Cardiac Surgery
        • Nursing Home reports
        • NJ Hospital Performance Report
      9. Health Insurance (HI)
        • HMO Performance Report
        • Consumer Guide to Getting and Keeping HI in NJ.


    6. NOAH

      NOAH is New York Online Access to Health. This website provides access to high quality full-text consumer health information in English and Spanish.
      Their Index has three (3) main Information Avenues and a Search Program.
      1. Health Topics
        View a Topic listing of NOAH content by:
        • Disorders & Conditions by Body Location/Systems
        • Local NYC/NYS Health Resources
        • Procedures & Medicine
          C&A Therapies; Hospitals; Pharmacy; Vaccines & Vaccinations
        • Groups
          Aging; Child Health; Disabilities; Men's Health; Women's Health.
        • Health & Wellness
          Health Statistics; Nutrition; Patient Rights; Sleep Disorders; Stomach & Intestines; Weight Control & Obesity.
      2. Index A -Z
        An alphabetical list of Health Conditions or Health Issues ranging from A (Abdominal Pain) to Z( Z-E Syndrome) is Provided.
      3. Page of the Month
        This is Information that You May Not Known was on NOAH.
      4. Search NOAH.
        A Search Program is available.


    7. American Osteopathic Association (AOA)

      AOA is the national organization for the advancement of osteopathic medicine in the United States, and the professional association for over 48,000 physicians.
      The AOA accredits the Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine, osteopathic internship and residency programs, and healthcare facilities.

      This Website features for Patients, Consumers and Media:
      1. About the AOA
        History & structure; Ethics & policy; Affiliated Organizations
      2. About Osteopathic Medicine
        • Overview
          What is a D.O.?; Whatis Osteopathic Medicine; The Tents of Osteopathic Medicine.
        • The Osteopathic Medical Profession
        • D.O.s Around the World
        • Glossary

      3. About Your D.O.
        Physician Licensing Overview; Physician Certification Overview.

        This Website offers a link for Health Industry Professionals:   DO-Online
      4. About Your Health
        • Chosing a Physician Guide
        • Hot Health topics
        • Health & Wellness
        • General Health Resources
        • Health Calculators
      5. FAQ's

      Call 1-800-621-1773 for Information.

    8. American Association of Naturopathic Medical Colleges (AANMC)

      The AANMC consist of six (6) member schools that offer a naturopathic medical education. There are links to each of these schools where the viewer can learn about their respective undergraduate programs.
      A major topic in the website Index is Naturopathic Medicine (NM). It features:
      1. Careers & Practices
        NM Doctors learn to trest all aspects of family health from pediatrics to geriatrics. They are trained as Primary Care Providers. Their Scope of Practice may include:
        Ayurvedic Medicine; Botanical Medicine; Counseling; Homeopathy; Natural Hygiene; Nutritional Science.
      2. CAM News
        Naturopathic physicians (NDs) take a holistic approach to healing, and aim to cure disease by taking advantage of the body’s self-regenerative powers and harnessing the restorative power of nature.
      3. Naturopathic Physician FAQ
      4. Professional Organizations
        They are: American Association of Naturopathic Physicians (AANP) & The Canadian Naturopathic Association (CNA).
      5. Natural Health Resources

      Call AANMC @ 1-866-538-2267 for Information.

    9. The Homeopathic Academy of Naturopathic Physicians (HANP)

      The Homeopathic Academy of Naturopathic Physicians (HANP) is a specialty society within the profession of naturopathic medicine, and is affiliated with the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians (AANP).
      HANP encourages the development and improvement of homeopathic curriculum at naturopathic colleges, sets educational standards of practice through board certification, and publishes the homeopathic journal,Simillimum.
      Homepathy ‘is an advanced natural healing science. In Homeopathy, micro- dilutions of plant, mineral and animal substances are chosen based on a healing principle called The Law of Similars.
      This law states that any substance that can produce symptoms on a healthy person can cure those same symptoms in someone who is sick.’

      The HANP Website Index has:
      1. What is Homeopathy?
      2. Directory of Diplomates
        These are Listed by State.
      3. Links to Organizations; Journals; Books; Pharmacy; Education.

      USA; Contact is By EMail: Canada; Call 1-604-542-9759.

    10. American Institute of Homeopathy(AIH)

      The American Institute of Homeopathy (AIH) was established April 10, 1844, the year after the death of homeopathy's German-born founder, Dr. C. F. Samuel Hahnemann.
      The AIH is the oldest national medical professional organization in the United States.
      The AIH whose membership comprises medical and osteopathic physicians and dentists, has as its purposes the promotion and improvement of homeopathic medicine and the dissemination of medical knowledge pertaining thereto.
      Their Website has an Index where the Viewer can Obtain:
      1. OnLine Directory
        A State Directory is Available. Links are provided to Active Members (M.D.s, D.O.s and D.D.S.s) and Associate Members (Physician Assistants and Advanced Practice Nurses) of the AIH.
      2. FAQ’s
        The Viewer may obtain Answers to the Questions raised in their FAQ.
        • What is Homeopathic Medicine?
        • Where is Homeopathy Particularly Effective?
        • What about Homeopathic Research?
        • What is Homeopathy’s Position in the World?
        • Who is a Homeopathic Physician?
        • What is the history of the AIH?

      Contact Can be By EMail or Call 1-888 445-9988 for Information.

    11. HealthWorld Online (HWO)

      This website proclaims itself Your Home of Self-Managed Care™ .
      The site has created a Wellness Inventory which determines your state of balance in 12 key areas of your life.
      HWO has an Index with a wide range of topics. These are:
      1. Health Conditioning Ctr
        • Healthy News Service
          The latest news in Wellness, Nutrition & Integrative Medicine.
        • Health Conditions (HC)
          HC Information on subjects Allergies to Woman's Health is available.
        • Healthy People Centers
          These Centers are for Children, Women, Men, Aging.
          Each Center offers: News; Alternatives; Conditions; A Wellness Inventory.
        • First Aid / Emergency
      2. Alternative Medicine Center
        Information on various therapies such as Acupuncture, Chinese Medicine, Herbal Medicine, Osteopathy is offered.
        A Searchable Data Base for these Therapies is Available.
      3. Find a Professional Practitioner
      4. Expert Columns
        Articles on Subject Matter such as: Staying Healthy Tips; Healing; Mind/Body Health; Keeping Fit; 365 Health Hints
      5. Nutrition Center
        Nutrition News; Healthy Recipes; Dietary Supplements.
      6. Fitness Center
        Fitness News; Fitness Programs.
      7. Wellness Center
        Wellness News; Emotional Health; Healthy Brain; Healthy Sexuality; Music & Wellness.
      8. Subscribe to their Healthy Update E-Newsletter.

      Contact is by Email Only.

    12. The American Academy of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation (AAPM&R)

      A Physiatrist is defined as ‘a physician specializing in physical medicine and rehabilitation. Physiatrists treat a wide range of problems from sore shoulders to spinal cord injuries.
      They see patients in all age groups and treat problems that touch upon all the major systems in the body.
      These specialists focus on restoring function to people.’


      This website has links to:
      1. Why Choose a Physiatrist?
        Physiatrists are specialists in diagnosing and treating problems of the musculoskeletal system such as:
        • Pain
          Low Back Pain; Neck Pain; Fibromyalgia / Myofascial Pain / Chronic Pain.
        • Injuries
          Brain; Spinal Cord; Sports-Related; Work-Related.
        • Rehabilitation
          Amputation/Prosthetics; Cancer; Cardiac; Stroke.
        • Other
          Arthritis; Osteoporosis.
      2. FAQ's about PM&R
      3. Find a PM&R Physician.
        Locate a Physician in your Area using a Searchable Database.

      Contact by Email or Call 1-312-464-9700 for Information.

  22. Finding a Cybershrink

    1. Screening for Mental Health (SMH)

      SMH is ‘a nonprofit organization developed to coordinate Nationwide mental health screening programs and to ensure cooperation,professionalism, and accountability in mental illness screenings.’
      The viewer has a choice of screening programs that one can choose and register for. They are:
      1. Alcohol/NASD
        NASD is an annual event that provides information about alcohol and health as well as free, anonymous screening for alcohol-use disorders.
      2. Depression/NDSD
        NDSD has expanded in recent years to offer both in-person and online screening for four of the most common and frequently co-occurring mental disorders: Depression, BD, GAD and PTSD.
      3. Eating Disorders/NEDSP
        NEDSP focuses on the three main types of eating disorders - anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa and binge eating disorder.
      4. Suicide Prevention
        The focus of this program is on furthering scientific research and knowledge about suicide.
        A SOS High School Suicide Prevention Program provides educational materials -SOS Video and Discussion Guide - for school health professionals.
      5. Information / FAQs
        Fact Sheets are Available on:
        • Depression
        • Alcohol
        • Bipolar Disorder(BD)
        • Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD)
        • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
        • Eating Disorders (ED)
        • Suicide

      Call 781-239-0071 for Information.

    2. Depression Central

      This is a website run by New York psychiatrist Ivan Goldberg. The mission of Depression Central is ‘to serve as a recognized entry point to access high-quality information on depressive disorders and their treatment.
      DISCLAIMER:
      The information provided below is to be used for educational purposes only. It should NOT be used as a substitute for seeking professional care for the diagnosis and treatment of any medical/psychiatric disorder. The potential risks associated with improper diagnosis or treatment can only be minimized by consultations with mental health professionals.
      The Viewer will find information on:
      1. Various Types of Depressive Disorders
        These range from:
        • Atypical Depression;
        • Manic-Depression (Bipolar Disorder)
        • Borderline Personality Disorder
        • Cyclothymia
        • Dysthymia
        • Eating Disorders and Depression
        • HIV and Depression
        • Major (Unipolar) Depression
        • Premenstrual Dysphoria (PMS);
        • Sleep Deprivation
        • Substance Abuse and Mood Disorders
        • Women and Depression
      2. Effective Treatments
        These include:
        • Drug Treatment and Psychotherapy
        • Electroconvulsive Therapy - ECT
        • Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation - TMS
        • Vagus Nerve Stimulation - VNS
      3. Books on Depression Disorders
      4. The Best Psychiatric Hospitals
      5. NYC Moods Disorder Support Group
      6. Research Studies @ NIMH and @ UCLA
      7. Writings by People With Mood Disorders
      8. Writings by IVan Goldberg
      9. Links to:
        • Sites Devoted to Depression
        • Sites Devoted to Devoted to Disorders.

      Call Dr. I. Goldberg @ 1-212-876-7800 for Information

    3. National Mental Health Information Center (NMHIC)

      The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is part of U.S. Dept. HHS. It was developed for users of mental health services and their families, the general public, policy makers, providers, and the media.
      Their Website Index list the following Features:
      1. Disaster/Trauma
        The emotional impact of traumatic events can have devastating effects on the mental well-being of individuals of all ages.
      2. Children's Mental Health
        The Viewer will find:
        • Youth Violence Protection
        • +15. Make Time to Listen - Take Time to Talk.
          This provides practical guidance for parents and caregivers on how to strengthen their relationship with their children by spending at least 15 minutes of daily, undivided time with them and focusing on them.
        • Family Guide to Keeping Youth Mentally Healthy & Drug Free
      3. Suicide Prevention (NSSP)
      4. Managing Anxiety
      5. Mental Health Links
        These resources are comprised of a variety of links to the web sites of organizations that conduct or support activities related to mental health.
      6. Mental Health Dictionary
        View Topics from A -W.
      7. Espanol
      8. Center for Mental Health Services (CMHS)
        CMHS Programs and Activities include:
        • Child, Adolescent & Family
        • Homelessness
        • HIV/Aids
        • Emergency Mental Health and Traumatic Stress
      9. Consumer/Survivor Mental Health Information
        • Recovery & Living ( After Disaster/Trauma)
          Employment; Housing; Networking & Self-Help; Transportation.
        • Discrimination and Stigma

      Contact by Email or Call 1-800-789-2647 for Information.

    4. Internet Mental Health (IMH)

      The IMH site was created by a Canadian psychiatrist Dr. Philip Long back in 1995. Its intent is to present a free encyclopedia of mental health information.
      The Website Index features the following:
      1. Introduction
        Our Purpose
        • Why We Started
        • Who We Want To Reach
          IMH is for Anyone who has an Interest in Mental Health (MH).
        • What We Want To Share
          • Mental Disorders, Treatments, Research.
          • Diagnosis
          • Psychiatric Medications (for therapists)
          • Mental Health Magazine
          • Other MH Internet Links
          • Funding For Internet MH.
            The Website does not accept any Corporate Funding.
      2. Disorders
        The Section covers some 54 most common Mental Disorders Conditions. Each Condition has a description which provides :
        • Diagnosis
        • Treatment
        • Research Findings
      3. Discussion
        There are Links to Web communities on:
        • Bipolar Disorder
        • Depression
        • Schizophrenia
      4. Medications
        This section contains descriptions of 72 most common Psychiatric Drugs.
        It includes Warnings, Adverse Effects, Overdose, Dosage, & Research Findings.
      5. Diagnose Yourself
        Perform a full Diagnostic Check-Up on Your Own Mental Health use the Most Advanced Software.
      6. Quality of Life
        OnLine Assessment of ones Social Functioning, Vocational Functionig, Mental Health, and Physical Health.
      7. Mental Health News
        Dr. Philip Long Provides Comments on a Wide Range of Subjects.
      8. The Website also contains:
        • A Search Program
        • An Index
        • A Glossary of Term Definitions

      Contact is by Email.

    5. Telemedicine Information Exchange (TIE)

      The TIE is an information platform on telemedicine and telehealth. It is funded with federal funds from the National Library of Medicine (NLM).
      Telemedicine has been defined as the use of telecommunications to provide medical information and services.
      The viewer can chose from TIE’s Index:
      1. Telemedicine and Telehealth Articles
      2. Telemedicine, Telehealth, and the Consumer
      3. Telemedicine and Telehealth Programs
      4. Telemedicine and Telehealth Links

      Contact ATSP by Email or Call 1-503-922-0988 for Information

    6. Metanoia Guide to Consumer Internet Mental Health Services (MGCIMHS)

      This is a guide to - The ABC’s of “Internet Therapy”. Online counseling - “e-therapy” - is when a professional counselor or psychotherapist talks with you over the Internet, to give you some kind of mental health assistance or emotional help.
      This Website provides insight on several issues some of which are:
      1. Is E-therapy for You?
      2. Check the Therapist.
      3. Is It Ethical?
      4. Is It Confidential?
      5. Is It Effective?
      6. Fees & Payment
      7. Legal Issues

      The Website has Links to Additional Information that the Viewer can Peresue.
      1. Consumer Survey
        This contains Survey Results Dated May 1999.
      2. e-Theraphy History
        Development of E-Therapy from 1972-2002.
        E-Therapy Today: A Survey
      3. Newsroom
        Here is aList of “Cyber-Therapy” in the News.
      4. Info for Journalists
        This section has three (3) Areas:
        • Basic Information
        • Summary
          Why is e-Therapy Important?
        • FAQ"s
      5. Contact Me
        This Website is No Longer Maintain Regularly by the Editor due to his Present Work Committments.
        The Editor does Provide various Contact Links Depending on the 'Need'.
        One such Link is:   ISMHO

        Within this WebPage, Click on: Suggested Principles for the Online Provision of Mental Health Services


    7. American Psychiatric Association (APA)

      The APA web site is basically for the professional.
      In Their Website Index, Click On Link: Public Information (PI).This will take the Viewer to their PI Website.
      This PI Website For the Viewer's Reference is:   HMHL
      Their Index list:
      1. Topics
        • This is Psychiatric Disorder and Topic Information. The Topics are:
          Psychiatry F.A.Q: Children's Issues; Confidentiality; Funerals & Memorials; Managed Care; Psychiatric Hospitalization; Storm Disasters
        • Lets Talk Facts Brochures. The Topics are:
          Anxiety Disorders; Depression; Eating Disoders; Phobias; PTSD; What is Mental Illness?
      2. Other Resources
        There are Listed:
        • HotLine Tele Numbers.
        • Links to Non-profit Resources.
        • Associations
        • Govm't Resources.
        • Private Resources.
      3. Locate a Psychiatrist
        Contact is by Email or Call: 1-888-35-PSYCH.


    8. National Alliance for the Mentally Ill (NAMI)

      NAMI NAMI (The National Alliance on Mental Illness) is the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to improving the lives of persons living with serious mental illness and their families.
      NAMI was founded in 1979. It provides:
      1. Activities
        • Public Education and Information Activities.
        • Family and Consumer Peer Education and Support Activities.
        • Advocacy on Behalf of People Living with Mental Illness and for the Health of our Communities.
        • Visible Public Events that Raise Funds and Awareness while Engaging the Public.
      2. Inform Yourself
        • About Mental Illness
          What is Mental Illness: Mental Illness Facts.
        • About Medication
          General Information about Medications.
        • About Research
          Opportunites; Protection for Research Vols; Advances in Research.
        • About Public Policy
          Current Policy News & Alerts; Policy Topics; New Medicare Prescription Drug Benefit.
        • Grading States -2006.
          A Report on America's Health Care System for Serious Mental Health (By State).
        • NAMI en espanol.
      3. Find Support
        • Education & Training.
        • Consumer Support.
        • Child & Teen Support.
        • Legal Support Online Communities Dedicated to Specific Disorders.

      Call 1-800-950-NAMI (6264) or 703- 524-7600 for Information.


  23. Self-help Support Group Information

    1. Mental Help Net (MHN)

      This is a searchable index of mental health and medical support groups and organizations throughout the world and in your community.
      The U.S. Self-Help Clearinghouses are listed on statewide basis.

    2. New Jersey Self-Help Clearinghouse (NJSHCH)

      This Clearinghouse maintains a database of over 4,500 support groups statewide in New Jersey.
      Their Website offers the following:
      1. Help people existing Self-Help Groups (SHG).
        These SHG meetings cover a broad range of subjects including addiction, abuse, bereavement, health, disabilities mental health, family and parenting, and many more.
        Currently, only the mental health groups are listed online.
      2. Help people to Form new SHG's.
        Training workshops are offered by the NJSHCH.This is to:
        • Develop & Maintain Effective SHG's.
        • Develop Basic Facilition Skills.
      3. List of a Resources that may be of interest to SHG's.
      4. Toll-Free Specialty Numbers (TFSN)
        These TFSN's covers a host of subjects ranging from A - Y; Adoption / Foster Care to Youth.

      Contact is by Email or Call 1-800-367-6274 for Information.


  24. Acupuncture, An Ancient Chinese Health Care System.

    1. American Holistic Health Association(AHHA)

      The AHHA has a Mission. It is dedicated to ‘promoting holistic principles: honoring the whole person (mind, body and spirit) and encouraging people to actively participate in their own health and healthcare.’ The following topics are listed on their website Index:

      The AHHA Website offers several health care options.They are:
      1. Wellness from Within.
        The AHHA makes this booklet available to anyone in the USA free of charge. The booklet was ‘developed to help you achieve wellness in your life. It will answer some of the most commonly asked questions about the holistic approach to health and wellness and start you on your path to optimal well-being.’
      2. A Resource and Referral List.
        This section provides:
        • Are you looking for a healthcare practitioner?
        • Are you dealing with a serious disease or chronic condition?
        • Are you looking for support in achieving a higher level of wellness?
      3. What is Holistic Health?
        This section presents articles on the meanings of meanings of holistic, holistic health and holistic medicine.

      Call 714-779-6152 for Information.

    2. Nation Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine, National Institutes of Health (NCCAM)


      This website was described as Item #2 of Section U; Medical Schools, Libraries, and Organizations.

    3. American Association of Oriental Medicine (AAOM)

      The American Association of Oriental Medicine (AAOM) was ‘formed in 1981 to be the unifying force for American acupuncturists who are committed to high ethical and educational standards, and a well regulated profession to ensure the safety of the public.’
      In 1996,the organization was called the AAAOM, the American Association of Accupunture & Oriental Medicine.
      In recognition that Acupuncture was just one part of the entire scope of Oriental Medicine, this name was revised to the original name AAOM.
      The AAOM website Index is oriented basically towards their membership. Some general topics of interest are:
      1. About AAOM
        • AAOM Mission, Action Statement,& Public Purposes.
        • General Information
        • Public Awareness & OutReach.
      2. Find an Acupuncturist, School of OM, State Association of OM
        Contact information via our on Practitioner Search System.

      Call 866-455-7999 for Information.

    4. Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine Alliance (AOMAlliance)

      The AOMAlliance is a membership organization dedicated to improving the health of the American public through acupuncture and Oriental medicine.
      It sees itself as an inclusive "village" of everyone who uses the principles of energetic medicine in their lives and work.
      This "village " includes licensed AOM practitioners, detox specialists, Asian body workers, vendors of AOM products and services, teachers and college of AOM, herbalists, MD acupuncturists, and consumers.
      Their website Index is oriented basically towards their AOMAlliance membership.
      Some of general topics of interest are:
      1. Looking for an Acupuncturist or Oriental Medicine Practitioner?
        • FAQ’s.
        • How do I find an Acupuncturist of Oriental Medicine Practitioner?
        • What is Acupuncture or Oriental Medicine?
        • Can I get a list of Licensed Acupuncturists in my city/state/region?
      2. Links
        • A listing of State Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine Organizations.
        • Educational Institutions with AOMAlliance Membership.
        • Preferred Vendors.
        • Scientific Journals and Research.

      Call 1-253-238-8134 for Information.

    5. American Herbalists Guild (AHG)

      1. The AHG Website list nine (9) primary goals of the guild. Here are a sample of these goals are:
        • Establish AHG professional membership as a recognizable standard of competency in botanical medicine.
        • Encourage the development of high standards of education that promote well-trained professional practitioners who offer high quality herbal care.
        • Promote cooperation between herbal practioners and other health care providers, intregrating herbalism into community heatlth care.
        • Promote research in herbal medicine.
      2. Related Links
        This is their gateway to various herbal sites.
        • Medicial Plants & Seeds.
        • Herbal Education.
        • AHG Member Pages.
      3. Finding a Herbalist
        This section answers many questions.Here are some of them.
        • What is an Herb?
        • What is Herbal Medicine?
        • How are Herbs Different from Pharmaceuticals?
        • hOW ARE herbs Different from Conventional Medicine?
        • What is an Herbalist?

      Contact is by Email or Call 203-272-6731 for Information.

    6. American Chiropractic Association (ACA)

      The ACA is a professional organization representing Doctors of Chiropractic.
      Their Mission ‘is to preserve, protect, improve and promote the chiropractic profession and the services of Doctors of Chiropractic for the benefit of patients they serve’.
      Their Vision ‘is to seek a transformation in health care, from a focus on disease to a focus on wellness.’
      The ACA Website Index has a link to topic Patients where the Viewer can obtain information on:
      1. What is Chiropractic?
      2. Back Pain Facts and Statistics
      3. History of Chiropractic CareHealth and Wellness Links
      4. Consumer Health Tips
        Information for: Parents & Children; Women: Sr. Citizens; Fitness; Spinal health; At Home; In the Workplace.
      5. FAQ's
      6. Find A Doctor
      Contact is by Email or Call 1-703-276-8800 for Information.

    7. International Chiropractors Association (ICA)

      The ICA is the oldest national chiropractic organization in the world. It was established in 1926 represents thousands of practitioners, educators, students and lay persons dedicated to the chiropractic profession.
      The ICA’s Mission is ‘to advance chiropractic throughout the world as a distinct health care profession predicated upon its unique philosophy, science, and art.
      Their Vision is ‘to empower humanity in the expression of maximum health, wellness and human potential through universal chiropractic expression and utilization.’ The ICA website Index has a link to the topic Chiropractic Information where the viewer can obtain information on:
      1. Chiropractic Quick Facts.
        All You Ever Wanted to Know about this Profession. Here are some of the Topics
        • Doctors of Chiropractic receive extensive, demanding professional education on par with medical doctors (MDs) and osteopaths (DOs).
        • Doctors of Chiropractic are primary health care providers.
        • The practice of chiropractic is based on sound scientific principles.
        • Doctors of chiropractic provide effective, low-cost health care for a wide range of conditions.
        • Doctors of Chiropractic are licensed in all 50 states.
        • The process of chiropractic adjustment is a safe, efficient procedure which is performed nearly one million times every working day in the United States. >/ul>
        • A Search Program is Available for Finding a Doctor.

      Call 1-800-423-4690 or 1-703-528-5000 for Information.

    8. National Center for Homeopathy (NCH)

      The mission at the National Center for Homeopathy (NCH) is to ‘promote Health through homeopathy.
      By providing general education to the public about homeopathy, and specific education to homeopaths, we help to make homeopathy available throughout the United States.

      The NCH website Index offers the following informational topics.
      1. Intro to Homepathy
        • What is Homeopathy?
        • How does Homeopathy differ from Conventional Medicine?
        • What are the Medicines? >li>What are the Remedies?
        • A Primer on the Regulation of Homeopathic Drug Products
        • A Brief History of Homeopathy and its Legal Status in the U.S.A.
        • One Doctor's Story.
      2. Research
        Abstracts from Selected Journal Articles: Controlled and Laboratory Studies;Cost Effectiveness Research.
      3. Resources
        • How To Find A Homeopath.
        • Professional Societies & Associations in the USA and Canada.
        • Educational Programs in the USA and Canada.
        • Products & Sevices.

      Contact is by Email or Call 1-703-548-7790 for Information.

    9. American Massage Therapy Association (AMTA)

      The American Massage Association (AMTA) represents more than 46,000 massage therapists in 27 countries.
      AMTA works to establish massage therapy as integral to the maintenance of good health and complementary to other therapeutic processes.’

      The AMTA Website Index provides links to:
      1. Massage Information Center
        Source for information massage, methods and techniques, alternative and holistic care and general information related to massage therapy.
        • CAM
        • A Glossary of Massage Terms.
        • Health Related Topics
          Pain Managemeny: Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder: Why Massage Works
        • Stress Test
      2. A Search Engine.
        Find a Massage Therapist in your Area.

      Contact is By EMail or Call 1-877-905-2700 for Information.

    10. American Association of Naturopathic Physicians (AANP)

      The AANP was founded in 1985. It is the national professional society representing licensed or licensable naturopathic physicians who are graduates of four-year, residential graduates programs.
      Each of the six schools in North America is either accredited, or is a candidate for accreditation by an agency of the U.S.DOE.
      These schools were described in Item #8 - AANMC - of Section U; Medical Schools,Libraries, and Organizations.
      The AANP Website provides these topics:
      1. Naturopathic Medicine (NM): How It Works.
        • Talked to Your Physician Lately?
          Article from the Journal of Family Practice describes a Naturopathic Visit and the role NDs play in our HC system.
        • How we Eat to lose Weight is Different from a Healthy Life Long Diet.
        • NM and the Management of Menopause.
        • CoQ10 for Heart Health.
          The Heart is one of the most active organs in the body; It is essentially the “Muscle that NeverSleeps.”
      2. A Search Program is Available to find a Naturopathic Doctor.

      Call 1-866-538-2267 for Information.

    11. American Osteopathic Association (AOA)

      This website was described as Item #7 of Section U; Medical Schools,Libraries, and Organizations.

    12. Acupuncture.com

      This Website describes itself as: Gateway to Chinese Medicine, Health and Medicine.
      Their Website has an Index divided between six (6) main subjects:
      Patients; Practitioners; Students; More; Announcments; Find an Acupuncturist.
      1. Patients
        There are Links to:
        • Chinese Medicine Basics.
          What is Acupuncture?; How can Chinese Herbs Help; What is Ear Acupuncture? What is Qi Gong? What Does Ying & Yang Mean ?
        • Conditions A- Z.
        • Herbal Remedies.
        • Diet & Nutrition.
        • Wellness Clinic.
          Visit the Tao Of Wellness.
          This link has its own Website. There various Healing Therapies and Services available to enhance Health Restoration.
        • Find an Acupuncturists
          This Link has its own Website. A search database is available for locating an Acupuncturist in your area.
      2. Students
        • Acupuncture Schools
          A Search Program is available by State.
        • State Laws
          This deals with legislation or rules authorizing the practice by licensed acupuncturists.
        • Visit Yo San University.
          This link has its own Website. The school teach Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), including tai chi and qigong and other life-enhancing teachings.
      3. More
        • Points Newsletter(PNL)
          The monthly PNL has articles that touch on all regions of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM).
          Subjects are Pain Management; Fight the Flu This Season; A Few Secrets for Longevity.

      Contact is by EMail.

  25. The Ayurveda Holistic Health Care System Home Pages.

    Ayurveda is a 3,000 to 5,000-year-old holistic health care system trickling westward from India with its emigrants, as did Chinese medicine with workers who came to build the railroads early this century. And while it's not widely available in New Jersey, some people are seeking it out as word about it spreads as the alternative medicine of the moment. The following websites might be of interest.

    1. American Institute of Vedic Studies (AIVS)

    2. The Ayurvedic Institute (AI)

    3. California College of Ayurveda (CCA)

    4. National Institute of Ayurvedic Medicine (NIAM)

    5. Kerala Ayurveda Academy (KAA)

  26. Quacks and Questionable Medical Devices.

    1. Quackwatch (Qw)

      The purpose of Qw is to combat health-related frauds, myths, fads, and fallacies. This content-rich site contains tips on Web-searching and avoiding quackery.
      Qw was founded by Dr. Stephen Barrett in 1969. In 1997, it assumed its current name and began developing a worldwide network of volunteers and expert advisors.
      The Qw website has a vast number of extensive links to:
      1. About Quackwatch
      2. About Dr. Barrett
      3. Publications
      4. General Observations about Quackery
        1. Questionable Products, Services and Theories
        2. Questionable Advertisements
        3. Non Recommended Sources of Health Advice Consumer Protection
        4. Consumer Strategy
          Health Promotion; Tips for Provider Selection; Disease Management.
        5. Education for Consumers and Health Professionals
        6. Recommended Links

      Contact by EMail or Call 1-610-437-1795 for Information.

    2. The Museum of Questionable Medical Devices (MQMD)

      This MQMD is now located at The Science Museum of Minnesota (SMM) in Saint Paul, MN. Their link is SMM.

      A Quick way to determine what this MQMD exhibit is about is to Enter its full name in the Search Box.
      The Viewer can also click Visit and then Scroll Down to Collections Gallery under Exhibits.

      Call 651-221-9444 or 800-221-9444 for SMM Information on Hrs, Tkts, & Directions.


  27. Telephone / Web Sources of Medical Information.

    1. Medicare (MC)

      This Website is the Official U.S. Government Site for People with Medicare.
      The MC Website has various links in Contact Us.
      1. Find an Answer to Your Question
        These are FAQ's. Search by a Category, Keyword, or Phases.
      2. Helpful Contacts
        • The Viewer can Search by Organization. Five (5) Popular Choices are Listed.
        • The Viewer can search by Topic. Select Your Particular State. Six (6) Choices are listed.
        • Links to Other Websites
          These Related Websites are: SHIPS; MSPs; SIDs; Sr. Websites; Govm't Websites (DHHS, SSA); Other HC Choice Resources.
        • For General MC Information (Ordering Booklets, Health Plan Info.)
          Call: 1-800-MEDICARE

    2. Elder Care Locator (ECL)

      A nationwide directory assistance service to help older persons and caregivers locate local support resources.

      Call: 1-800-677-1116

    3. Medicare Rights Center (MRC)

      A national not-for-profit group that advises seniors and people with disabilities on quality health care.
      The MRC Website has:
      1. Medicare Basics
        • Medicare Answers
        • Medicare Drug Coverage
        • Compare Medicare Option Plans
        • HMO Flash
        • Interesting Cases
        • Glossary of Medicare Terms
      2. Tell Your Story
        Share real-life stories that illustrate problems in our healthcare system with the press, policymakers and general public,
      3. Ask MRC
        • Consumer HotLine
          Call:1-800-333-4114
        • HMO HotLine
          Call: 1-888-HMO-9050
        • E-NewLetter
          Contact by EMail.

    4. National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA)

      NCQA is a private, nonprofit organization whose Mission is to improve the Quality of Health Care.
      Its Vision is to transform health care quality through measurement, transparency and accountability.
      For Information Call 202-955-3500

      Contact by EMail.

    5. United Seniors Health Council (USHC)

      The USHC provides Consumer Information (CI). There are Links to Websites within these categories.
      • LTC Insurance
      • Health Insurance
      • Medigap Insurance
      • Airline Tkts
      • Free Credit Report

      Some Other CI Categories are:
      • LTC
      • Work from Home
      • Foreclosures
      • Dating
      • Elder Care
      • Life Insurance


  28. The Importance of Sleep
    1. National Sleep Foundation (NSF)

      The NSF is ‘an independent nonprofit organization dedicated to improving public health and safety
      by achieving understanding of sleep and sleep disorders, and by supporting education, sleep- related research, and advocacy.’

      The NSF website Index provides the Viewer with a number of Resources.
      1. Topics: A to Zzzzs
        They Topics include: ADHD; Body Clock; Caffeine; Dreams; GERD; Jet Lag; Melatonin; Legs (Restless); Narcolepsy; Pain; REM; Snoring; Travel.
      2. How Sleep Works
      3. Sleep for All Ages
        Children and Sleep; Learn about Women's Unique Sleep Experiences.
      4. NSF Programs & Initiatives
      5. Events & Activities
        Take the NSF Great American Sleep Challenge!
      6. Find a Sleep Center (A CSAP Within Your State)
        These Sleep Ctrs promote healthy sleep and to reduce the effects of sleep disorders.
      7. Other Links
        • DrowsyDriving.org
          What is Drowsy Driving ?
          Prevention.
        • Sleepforkids.org
          Teaching Kids the Importance of Sleep
      8. Ask the Sleep Expert
        Answers to Various Sleep Disorders.
      9. E-Newsletter
        NSF's e-Newsletter, NSF Alert, brings you the latest sleep news and research stories as well as timely reminders about NSF's programs and activities.
        The latest issue is available at their Website or the Viewer can select an issue from their Archives.

      Call 202-347-3471 for Information.

    2. Dark Side of Sleeping Pills (DSSP)

      The DSSP Website states: Newly Revised: August 2006
      1. The first nine (9) chapters are devoted to:
        Explaining the Risks of Sleeping Pills which You may not Have Heard About. It also Describes Better Alternatives.
      2. Chapter #10 is: About This Web Book: Printing & Copying
      3. Chapter #11 is: About Dr.Kripke
        The author Dr. Daniel F. Kripke M.D. is a licensed practicing physician certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology.
        He is a Professor of Psychiatry at the University of California, San Diego.

      Contact is by Email


  29. New England & Mid-Altantic State Medical Information

    This WebSite was Revised February 2012.

    H/AREA Members Reside in Various States in the NE & MidAtlantic areas. This section provides supplemental State Medical Information. There are ten (10) sections to this Update. Click on the link below to connect to your specific section of interest. Use you Back Arrow on your Browser to Return You Here.

    New England Area.

    1. State of New Hampshire Medical Information

    2. State of Vermont Medical Information

    3. CommonWealth (CW) of Masssachusetts Medical Information

    4. State of Rhode Island Medical Information

    5. State of Connecticut Medical Information

    Mid-Atlantic Area

    State of New Jersey: See H/AREA Medical Information, Section D.

    New York State: See H/AREA Medical Information, Section E.

    6. CW of Pennsylvania Medical Information

    7. State of Delaware Medical Information

    8. State of Maryland Medical Information

    9. Washington D.C. Medical Information

    10. CW of Virginia Medical Information

    1. State of New Hampshire Medical Information (SNHMI)

    1. The Link for SNHMI is the SNH Department of Health and Human Services:     SNHDHHS
      The SNHDHHS has numerous information links such as:
      • About DHHS

      • Online Tools

      • A Directory of DHHS Programs and Services (A - Z) is provided.

      • Contacts

    2. State of Vermont Medical Information (SVtMI)

    1. The Link for SVtMI is the SVt Health & Human Services:  SVtHlth
      The SVtHlth has numerous information links such as:
      • Health Care

      • Disability Resources

      • Children Resources

      • Veteran Resources

      • Gen. Services & Support

    3. CW of Masssachusetts Medical Information (CWMassMI)

    1. The Link for CWMassMI is:    Mass Government

      Click on the Topic:  Health & Safety. Information is available on:

      • Health Care

      • Health Insurance (Mass. Health)

      • Disease & Health Care

      • Disabilities

    4. State of Rhode Island Medical Information (SRIMI)

    1. The Link for SRIMI is:    RIEOHHS

      Click on Topic About EOHS. This Website features several links that that the Viewer can Chose from. They are;

      • Dept. of Elderly Affairs

      • Dept. of Human Services

      •   Dept.of Behavioral Healthcare,Development Disabilities & Hospital ( BHDDH )

      • Dept. of Health

    5. State of Connecticut Medical Information (SCTMI)

    1. The Link for SCTMI is:     CTDOPH
      This Website features:
      • Services & Programs
        • Disease & Prevention

        • Parents & Children

        • Environmental Health

        • A -Z Topics

        • Vital Records (Birth, Death, Marriage, Divorce )

    Mid-Atlantic Area

    6. CW of Pennsylvania Medical Information (CWPAMI)

    1. The Link for CWPAMI is:     PADOH
      This Website features:
      • Dept. of Health Information

      • Health Topics A - Z.

      • Birth & Death Certificates.

      • Healthy Living: Adults, Children, Infant Health.

      • Health Services & Resources
        Provides Information and Resources on Health Services related to Education, Prevention, Treatment and Research.

      • Facilities, Providers, & Managed Care Plans.

      • Diseases & Conditions.

    7. State of Delaware Medical Information (SDELMI)

    1. The Link for SDELMI is:    DPH
      This Website features:
      • About Dept. of Public Health

      • Contact Info.
    2. Services
      • DPH Services A-Z.

      • Birth, Death, Marriage, & CU Rcds

      • Health & Wellness

        • Clinic Sites

        • Dental

        • Immunization

        • Screening for Life: Testing for Cancer

    8. State of Maryland Medical Information (SMDMI)

    1. The Link for SMDMI is:     DOHMH
      This Website features a number of Administrations with their internal links.
      • DHMH A-Z Index of Health Topics

      • Alcohol & Drug Adminisration (Adm).

      • Developmental Disabilities Adm.

      • Family Health Adm.

      • Mental Hygiene Adm.

      • Medical Care Programs,(MD Medical Programs)

      • Health Care Services

      • Senior Healthcare Infomation

    9. Washington D.C. Medical Information (WDCMI)
    There are Two (2) Links to chose from forWDCMI.

    1. The First Link is:     WDCHlthCtr
      This Website features a number of topics with internal links.
      • Special Needs
      • Diseases & Disabilities
      • Health Insurance
      • Forms & Licenses
      • Wellness Resources
      • Search for Clinics and Hospitals
        Find basic health resources in your area or to quickly find hospitals, dialysis clinics, and dental clinics for emergencies.
      • Find Women's Health Information
      • Find Free Immunization Clinics
      • C & A Medicines
      • HIV Counseling & Testing
    2. The Second Link for WDCMI is:     WDCDOH
      • DOH Services
        These Services range from Addiction Recovery through Nutrition.
      • DoH Information
        The Info Selection ranges from Access Rx Market Cost to Smoke-Free Law.

    10. CW of Virginia Medical Information (CWVAMI)
    The link for CWVAMI is:

    1. The VA Dept. of Health Website:     VADOH
      • Local Health Districts
      • Healthy Living
        Nutrition, Dental,Disease Prevention
      • Health Records & Statistics
        Information about Birth, Death, Marriage and Divorce Records.
      • Find It; Health Topics A - Z.
      • Disease Information and Prevention.
        Information about Infectious Diseases, Chronic Disease Prevention, Cancer, HIV.
      • Drinking Water Program


  30. Information about Diabetes Websites

    Medical Information (MI) has been Revised to Included Diabetes Websites as of January 2012.

    A Clerical Change was made to this MI section as of February 2012
    (1) To Identify this Section as AD as per the MI ToC
    (2) To Visually Separate Section AD from Section AE.


    Here are Three (3) WebSites.

    EHMC Diabetes EDU

    The EHMC is located @ 350 Engle St., Englewood, NJ.
    The Viewer can contact the Diabetes Support Group @ 201-894-3335 for Infomation and a Lecture Schedule.


    ADA

    This Website offers Information about:
    1. Diabetes Basics
    2. Living With Diabetes
    3. Food and Fitness
    4. In MY Community
    5. News and Research

    BDI

    This organization is dedicated to helping people with diabetes live long, healthy and happy lives.
    It is based on the West Coast In San Diego, CA.
    There are Workshop Programs and a Lecture Schedule. They can be contacted @ 853-336-8693.

    The Reader may want to View their Behavioral Presentations. These are available on this Website by clicking on them.
    1. Ten Things to Know When Diagnosed with Type 2
    2. Ten Things to Know -- 2nd Edition
    3. Depression & Diabetes - 10 Things You Need to Know
    4. Diabetes Etiquette -For PARENTS of Teens
    5. Diabetes Etiquette -For People Who DON'T Have Diabetes


  31. Help for Depression: Approaches & Treatments

    Medical Information has been Revised to Included the Help for Depression Website as of January 2012.

    A Clerical Change was made to this MI section as of February 2012.
    (1) To Identify this Section as AE as per the MI ToC.
    (2) To Provide Closure for Section AE and for this Web Page.



    HelpforDepression

    This Website offers information about Common Treatments for Depression. They are:
    1. Drugs & Medication
    2. Psychotherapy
    3. Alternative Methods ie:Nutritional Supplements, Medication.
    4. Lifestyle Changes ie: Diet, Exercise
    5. Medical Procedures ( For People Who Suffer Severe Depression)
    6. Combination Therapy

    The Viewer should Click on the Website's About Us which explains their Health Information Service.


  32. Drug Rehab and Addiction Treatments

    Medical Information (MI) has been Revised to Included the Recovery Connection Website as of June 2012.


    Recovery Connection

    This Website offers information about Drug Rehab and Addiction Treatments. They are:
    1. Substance Abuse and Addiction
    2. Relapse Prevention
    3. Drug Abuse
    4. Health Issues
    5. Mental Health
    6. Addiction Resources
    7. Speciality Addiction Treatment Programs
      Click on this Link.
      This section oulines several different approaches to Substance Abuse Treatment.
      Several intensely individualized substance abuse programs are listed. As An Example:

      First for an Overview: Click on the link Specialty Treatment Program Overview.

      Then Click on the link Alcohol Drug Rehab for Women.

      The link will provide information, resources and next-steps for women who are trying to recover from drug and alcohol addiction.


  33. RSD (CRPS) Treatment

    Medical Information (MI) has been Revised to Included the RSD (CRPS) Treatment Website as of November 2013.


    Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy- RSD (CRPS)

    The above website was created so that victims and their families could seek information and facts on RSD.
    RSD (CRPS) is a medical condition that effects the patient sympathetic nervous system. It is characterized by severe chronic pain in an affected
    region such as a patients arm or leg. RSD will continue to worsen as time passes.


  34. A Guide to Patient Health Care Decisions


    Medical Information (MI) has been Revised to Included A Guide to Patient Health Care Decisions


    Medicare Part B

    This Source provides information on:
    1. What is Medicare ?
    2. Medicare Part C - Medicare Advantage Plan
    3. Medigap Supplemental Plan
    4. Medicare Part D Prescription Drug Plan Coverage
    5. Medicare.gov

    Medicare Plans by State


    This Source provides information on:

    Comparing Health Care Quality


    Doctor Search by Insurance Type


    LakeView Health Substance Abuse Treatment Program



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