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- practical information that supports prevention and treatment of the disease.
- American College of Gastroenterology
- Here you'll find digestive health tips on matters such as dietary fiber, swallowing and heartburn, nutrition and aging,
and gallstone disease, to name a few.
- American Journal of Nursing
- AMA - American Medical Association
- this site includes AMA Physician Select - locate a doctor using the AMA's gold standard database of over 650,000 physicians. Includes Medical Science and Education links; Advocacy & Communications links; and many other links.
- American Psychiatric Association
- Betty Ford Center
- Cancer Research Foundation of America
- The Cancer Research Foundation of America wants to offer some online advice on preventing cancer. Includes recipes for health eating and info on how to reduce the risk of six different types of cancer.
- CDC Foundation
- supporting the mission of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
- Doctor Directory
Doctor's Guide to the Internet - Patient Edition
- If you're trying to research a specific disease or malady, this site can be a good place to
start. In addition to news of recent developments, there are well-researched pointers to other
Internet repositories of medical information.
- this info-dense site from the St. Louis College of Pharmacy "is an opportunity to
contact hundres of thousands of people in the health care market and participate in
cutting-edge software, public/private conferences, online continuing education,
professiona/association services, drug information databases, consumer and
professional surveys, virtual meetings and a world of health care support services".
Users must first register (for free) before logging in. The site provides access to
info in areas such as medicine, pharmacy, nursing, allied health and consumer info.
Professional medicine is at the fore here.
- Global Emergency Medicine Archives
- This Net-based medical journal is a
superior effort. With contributions from several print journals and government
agencies (i.e. Centers for Disease Control), GEMA has created a valuable Web
resource. Visitors can take a look at a report on AIDS Mortality Among Women, or at
papers examining how San Francisco's homeless use emergency medical services.
- Global Health Network
- an ambitious attempt to prevent disease by linking
health care professionals around the planet. This Web site presents their slightly
breathless vision: instantaneous access to massive amounts of medical data, advances
ranging from telemedicine (consultations with remote doctors) to disease prediciton
in large populations (by monitoring and forecasting diseases much the same way we do
with weather). This site has gathered world-wide health links and resources, from
the World Health Organization to BIREME, a Latin American health center, to U.S.
State Department Travel Advisories. The number and variety of resources and contacts
here is very large.
- Go Ask Alice
- Part of a broader Columbia University site dedicated
to health issues, Go Ask Alice, combines helpful information with a personal,
irreverent tone. visitors to the site can leave anonymous health-related questions
for "Alice," the on-line personality of Columbia's Health Services division. Past
questions and answers have been archived for easy browsing.
- HealthGuide Online
- this site "is dedicated to helping you, the health care consumer, get
the information you need to make educated health decisions for you and your family."
Some recent issues covered were depression, schizophrenia, and the needs of new
mothers. Links to other health-related sites.
- Healthy Ideas
- a collaborative effort by Women's Wire and Prevention magazine. With comprehensive
sections such as "House of Natural Healing," "Weight Loss Central," "Quick and Healthy
Cooking," and "Children's Health Beat," the site does a great job of addressing health issues
for the entire family.
- Heart Home Page
- This site is the primary source of information about the prevention and treatment
of heart disease.
- Lifeline Health Page
- a hip and vivid online guide to healthy lifestyle choices. It's produced
by Lifeline, "a company that provides high-quality, cost-effective employee health
and productivity improvement programs and resources". This site's highlight is the
online version of the Lifeline Newsletter, with features about such good-advice
topics as "Never Put Anything in Your Ear" and "Stopping With Antilock Brakes". The
Lifeline Library features a large collection of brief health-related write-ups
covering nutrition and health topics such as antioxidants and vegetarianism. Both
English and Spanish-language versions available.
- Medical Mall
- You'll find lots of good advice about keeping kids healthy and strong on
this site. Though created by Dr. Chris Landon's Landon Pediatric Foundation "for the
benefit of the children of Ventura, Santa Barbara, and San Luis Obispo counties,"
families everywhere will want to bookmark Medical mall for its well-stocked
collection of pediatric health care information. One highlight is the Ask Dr.
Landon Page, where you can leave questions for Dr. Landon to answer online; you can
read the thorough replies to FAQs on such childhood health issues such as bedwetting,
the Croup, and Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD). Medical mall also has a strong
commitment to public health, offering downloadable immunization guides and schedules
to educate parents about the importance and timing of having their children immunized.
- Medicine Box
- this site has the info on the cure for what ails you. The site was
designed to disseminate pharmaceutical company info featuring consumer education
literature and illness information. The Remedy Corner will include patient pamphlets
on medications such as pain relievers, anticoagulants and muscle relaxants. Generic
and brand names listed by category. The Ailment Center tackles the conditions that
require such medications, drawing on a variety of references to provide information
on everything from cancer to pregnancy. Some subjects, such as Alzheimer's Disease,
are covered in detail. Consumers can also join the "Coupon Club" to hear about drug
- National Association of Downs Syndrome
- Online Health Network
- Created by the Mayo Clinic, this site is a great collection of health
and wellness literature, publications and info. Visit the Newstand to browse the
Mayo Online Health Magazine, which covers a variety of medical issues from common
vision problems to stroke prevention and recovery. Or hit the Library for Health
Education Topics write-ups.
- Neil Sandow, Pharm.D., created RxList to allow onliners to find fast, basic pharmacologic
information. The simple search tool lets you type in the name of the pill or potion
in question; it then searches is database and cross-references findings by
commercial and generic name and drug group. Don't worry, if you can't pronounce the
medicine, let alone spell it -- the engine has fuzzy logic, so misspellings won't
deter its path. The site also has a useful link list. Your friendly neighborhood
pharmacist it ain't, but RxList is a good resource for quick research.
- Shape Up America
- by C. Everett Coop
- Wellness Interactive Network
- features the Health Information Highway, a medically specific search
engine accessing the top Medical Gopher Servers, Medical E-Mail User
Groups, Medical Databases and thousands of health, fitness and medical
information resources on the Internet.
- Thorough reports on dozens of health issues are available here, as well as extensive
sections devoted solely to a few high-interest topics such as prostate cancer and
smoking. There are also links to Web sites related to general health issues.
- Western New York Disabilities Forum
- The WNY Disabilites Forum is a group "dedicated to
the discussion of issues related to physical, mental and emotional disabilities."
Browse a concise summary of the Americans with Disabilities Act, and get guidelines
on your rights to access public facilities. Link to a wealth of other disability
texts, including a valuable guide for parents of disabled children. Pointers to
related Usenet Newsgroups will connect you with like-minded communities.
FCS Internet does not recommend the above sites as anything
other than augmentation to physician care