Extensive information on Alzheimer's including understanding the disease, medical issues of diagnosis and treatment, resources for families and caregivers and reports on research.
American Academy of Allergy Asthma and Immunology
AAAAI is the largest professional medical specialty organization representing allergists, clinical immunologists, allied health professionals and other physicians with a special interest in allergy. Its Web site features a patient and public resource center containing Fast Facts about Asthma & Allergic Diseases, Public Education Materials, Patient Support Organizations & Resources, Allergies & Asthma In the News and Just for Kids.
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Offers health information for patients covering more than 250 health topics.
The American Academy of Dermatology
The American Academy of Dermatology represents virtually all practicing dermatologists in the United States and Canada. Its Web site features numerous patient education materials, information on skin cancer, news updates and patient advocacy groups.
American Cancer Society
The ACS Web site patient resource center addresses both the most common and less common types of cancer, providing information about the nature of cancer, its causes and risk factors, strategies for prevention, diagnostic techniques and treatments. It also features news, research and local ACS resource information.
American Diabetes Association
Internationally recognized with a membership of over 300,000, ADA offers online research and patient information, news, nutrition information, advocacy and legal resources and journal and magazine articles for both consumers and health professionals.
American Dietetic Association
The American Dietetic Association is the largest national accrediting and professional association for nutrition professionals in the United States. ADA's Web site provides timely, reliable nutrition information and a link to a listing of credentialed and qualified registered dietitians who offer nutrition information and counseling.
American Heart Association
A wealth of online materials including the Heart and Stroke A-Z Guide, a home, health and family section featuring recipes and cookbook promos, resources for exercise, health news and healthful lifestyle needs and an interactive risk assessment test for heart disease.
UCSF Gastroenterology Division
Dedicated to preventing, treating and curing hepatitis and all liver diseases, ALF provides online research and patient information, news, advocacy resources and stories from patients with liver disease.
American Psychiatric Association
The American Psychiatric Association is a medical specialty society with over 40,000 U.S. and international physicians who specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of mental and emotional illness and substance use disorders. The APA site provides news, clinical resources, a library and public information including fact sheets and information on medications, coverage and choosing a psychiatrist.
A source of help for the nearly 40 million Americans who have arthritis, the foundation's Web site provides a resource room for patients and health professionals, news, research and advocacy resources and information for contacting local resources.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
This site provides news, travelers' health information, information on diseases, health risks and prevention guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
U.S. Food and Drug Administration
Information from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, the nation's foremost consumer protection agency. Site contains specific consumer topics including consumer advice on food and nutrition, consumer drug information, food information and seafood hotline, AIDS clinical trials information, breast implant information line and special information for patients, women and kids.
Glaucoma Research Foundation
In addition to news and patient information, the Glaucoma Research Foundation site facilitates access to the Glaucoma Support Network, a national telephone-based peer-support network for people with glaucoma and their families.
National Clearinghouse for Alcohol and Drug Information
A service of Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration of the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services. Provides numerous online publications, databases, resources for treatment organizations, online forums and special site sections for kids, including Girl Power!