Conditions And Diseases

Consumer Health Information

MedlinePlus - The National Library of Medicine's authoritative and current database of health information for consumers and health professionals. Coverage includes conditions and diseases, drug information, dictionaries, physician and healthcare directories, and links to other medical resources.

U.S. Food and Drug Administration: Buying Medical Products Online   - Resource for consumers to help them make better buying decisions when shopping online. Includes information on how to determine if a site is legitimate, how to spot health fraud, and how to report fraudulent sites.

AARP - Health - Guide to health-related topics and issues of concern to older Americans, such as diseases, government policy, prescription drugs, and self-care.

Accent Health - Health TV network produced by CNN and delivered to medical waiting rooms across the US. Includes programming guide, articles, and tips for living a healthy lifestyle.

Access Place Health - Web directory containing links to medical news, specialty sites, and general health information.

Agency for Health Care Policy and Research - Consumer health and patient information on health plans and insurance, prescriptions, conditions and diseases, surgery, quality of care, quitting smoking, and prevention and wellness.

AnswerMed.com - Provides basic information on medical conditions and procedures including symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, predicted outcome and alternative diagnoses.

Apples For Health - Weekly consumer news e-zine on a variety of healthcare topics.

Ask Dr. Stoll - Offering information about combining conventional and alternative medicine. Bulletin board, articles, and related links.

Best Doctors - Comprehensive knowledge-based medical referral service.

BluePrint for Health - A health and wellness portal which provides health information, personalized newsletters and interactive health tools.

Body1.com - Health news and medical information community for consumers.

The California Patient's Guide - This guide is intended to inform Americans of their rights to receive quality health care and what steps to take if they encounter problems.

Center For Medical Consumers - The Center is a unique not for profit, independent organization whose only agenda is informing and helping to protect members of the public in their encounters with the medical care system.

Citypractice.com - Provides information on preventative approaches in physical, behavioural and emotional healthcare.

CNN Health - Health news, chats and advice from CNN.

Combined Health Information Database - A database produced by health-related agencies of the Federal Government. Provides titles, abstracts, and availability information for health information and health education resources.

A Consumer Guide to Handling Disputes with Your Employer or Private Health Plan - The Kaiser Family Foundation provides detailed advice.

Consumer Laboratory Testing Information - A thorough guide to medical laboratory tests, why they are performed, and what they might mean.

Consumers Union - Health Care - Provides information on health services, medicaid, nursing homes and long-term care, insurance, prescription drugs, safety issues, and health care organizations.

C.S.S. Doctor's Credentials Search - Search for a Doctor's Medical School, Board Certification, residence training, licensing, disciplinary action (if any), and other important information.

Discovery Health - Offers news and a variety of health information resources.

Diseases, Disorders and Related Topics - Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden. Comprehensive listings of links to medical information, most reliable, some not.

The Doctor's Doctor - Explains how to interpret laboratory, surgical pathology, and cytology reports and provides information about various conditions and diseases. Maintained by a group of pathologists.

Dr. Gabe Mirkin - Reports on health, fitness, and nutrition news from talk show host Gabe Mirkin, M.D., in text and audio form.

Dr. Koop's Community - Former Surgeon General Koop's resources for health information. A wide variety of topics, an encyclopedia, pharmacopeia, and resources guide.

E-health Fitness - Advice, information, research and links concerning alcoholism, debt, drug addiction, marriage problems, sexual abuse and weight issues.

eHealthMD - Provides information on a wide range of health and medical topics. Articles are reviewed by distinguished physicians and updated regularly.

eMaxHealth - Offers free articles on diet, exercise, alternative medicine, aging, and general health.

eMedicine Health - Information for consumers on the symptoms and treatment of nearly every type of disease and health condition, first aid procedures for accidents and injuries, and physical and the emotional well-being that contribute to general wellness.

Evaluation of English and Spanish Health Information on the Internet - The findings of a large study that describes and evaluates English and Spanish health information on the Internet. Assesses search engine performance and the quality and readability of health information on the Internet, and provides conclusions and recommendations.

Family Health and Wellness - A guide with information about mental health, wellness, disease prevention, and family supports.

GetWell.org - Offers resources for consumers on medical conditions, treatment and research.

Halls MD - Clinical calculators of body surface area, breast cancer risk and body mass.

50+Health - Health topics, lifestyle magazine, discussion forum, news and research.

NCQA - National Committee for Quality Assurance - NCQA is a non-profit organization dedicated to improving health care quality. NCQA accredits and certifies a wide range of health care organizations, recognizes physicians and physician groups in key clinical areas and manages the evolution of HEDIS, the tool the nation’s health plans use to measure and report on their performance.

Health Communication Network - Provides the up-to-date health information on a variety of subjects.

Health Consumer Alliance - Provides information to consumers and advocates about access to health care for low-income consumers, including consumer education materials in 13 languages.

Health Forums - Customized libraries of health and well-being information. Log in to access an library of resources.

Health Hippo - Health law, policy and regulatory materials. Organized deep links to US government health care resources.

Health In Depth - Health information links to newspapers, magazines and internet resources.

Health Leader - A webzine produced by The University of Texas Health Science Center, which provides information to help you make better decisions about your health.

Health Reserve.com - Offers information on men's, women's, and general health topics.

The Health Resource, Inc. - Specialized medical research reports on mainstream, experimental, and alternative treatments, specialists, and support organizations.

HealthAnswers - Contains health news and information, including a health encyclopedia.

Healthfinder - Resource for consumer health and human services.

HealthFrontier.com - Offers information including diseases and conditions, nutrition, exercise, mental health, live discussions and a message board.

Healthgrades.com - Grades the performance of hospitals, physicians, health plans, nursing homes and other health care providers in the United States.

Medicinal Research

AHRQ: Clinical Information - Clinical information on evidence-based practice, clinical guidelines, medical effectiveness, pharmaceutical therapy, new technology, screening and preventive services, outcomes research, and the National Guideline Clearinghouse.

AllExperts Medical Research Q&A - Experts volunteer to answer questions related to locating medical resources on the internet.

Australian Association of Academic General Practice - A non-profit association to further research and teaching by general practice physicians in Australia.

Bio-Forum.net - Research discussion group.

CoGENT - Collaboration of clinical research studies on depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), schizophrenia, survivors of childhood sexual abuse, and neurogenetic and neurodevelopmental disorders at Stanford University School of Medicine.

Controlled Trials from History - A historical examination of research methods designed to reduce biases in studies assessing the effects of health care, social care and education. Contains many images of historical items.

Entrez-PubMed - National Library of Medicine's search service provides access to over 10 million citations in Medline, PreMedline, and other related databases, with links to participating online journals.

The INCLEN Trust - International Clinical Epidemiology Network for research and training to improve efficiency and quality of healthcare for disadvantaged populations, particularly in low- and middle-income countries.

Inside Medicine - Offers descriptions of current research on a wide variety of diseases and medical conditions.

Online Diagnostic And Consulting

Advance Therapy - Physician service offering online consultations for hormone replacement including testosterone, women's therapies, and growth hormone.

The Analyst - Online Health Evaluations - Online analysis of symptoms, lifestyle, risk factors and personal and family medical history. Fee based.

Ask The Doctor - Fee based program to ask a physician for opinions related to medical conditions.

AskTheDr.com - Ask the doctor any medical question. Get answers instantly. Dr. Gary Kramer, MD.

Consult a Specialist - Provides the opinion of specialists in the United States to patients with serious diseases or to those with an uncertain diagnosis, without having to leave home. Find details on how it works, the services, and a contact form.

Consult Doctors - Fee-based medical consultation service offers confidential health advice and information.

Descipher - Offers lab test diagnosis. Enter medical lab test results and a short list of possible diseases and conditions is produced.

DocByWeb - Contact a healthcare professional, describe your specific information, and receive an appropriate level of care from our professionals.

Patient Education

All Health - Medical reference library and symptom finder. Provides in-depth information on various medical conditions such as allergies, stroke, depression, and Alzheimer’s.

AllAboutBlackHealth - Information on health related issues as they affect African Americans and other minorities at risk.

Allexperts Medical Q&A - Medical professionals answer questions on various topics. Includes archives of past answers.

Anesthesia Preoperative Preparation - Useful information on the preoperative preparation of patients for anesthesia and surgery.

Be MedWise - A public education initiative by the National Council on Patient Information and Education (NCPIE) to promote safe and appropriate use of over-the-counter medicines.

Case Health - Enables the sharing of health success stories amongst the worldwide internet community. Visitors can enter their own health success story (case study) or search the database for other health success stories - all non-identifying.

Children's Hospital Medical Center of Cincinnati - Patient education information written by the nurses and physicians at Children's Hospital Medical Center of Cincinnati.

Cliff Steer : Heart Man - Free video by a heart transplant patient, aimed at Jr. High kids, about positive life styles, the non-use of drugs and alcohol, and organ donation.

Support Groups

Christians with Chronic Invisible Illnesses - Access to several Christian groups for people with invisible illnesses such as chronic fatigue (CFS), fibromyalgia (FM) and multiple chemical sensitivities (MCS).

CIDP Organization of USA - A non profit support group for Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyradiculoneuropathy in USA.

Genetic Conditions Rare Conditions - Lay advocacy and support groups, information on genetic conditions birth defects for professionals, educators, and individuals.

Learning Disability History - Historical overview on the learning disability institution as well as being a resource for memorabilia and factual information on the three hospitals in Herfordshire: Cell Barnes, Harperbury and Leavesdon.

med3q - Free online community for lifestyle and chronic disease management for patients and healthcare providers. Personal, secure tools to track diet, exercise and health.

Montgomery County Stroke Association (of Maryland) - Provides stroke survivors and caregivers with information about strokes.

Neurosarcoidosis Support Group - A support group for anyone with neurosarcoidosis, CNS sarcoid, systemic sarcoidosis, or anyone wanting more information on this rare disease. Includes live chats.

NJ Foundation for the Blind - Our organization provides the blind and visually disabled community with rehabilitation training, social events, and vacations. We are located in Denville, NJ at Diamond Spring Lodge.

Support Groups - Heart

Atrial Fibrillation Support Group - Offers details about this Yahoo group. Joining instructions, post and read mail from this site.

CABG Heart Bypass Support - Yahoo list group where patients lend support to each other, as well as share experiences with those facing bypass surgery.

Cardiomyopathy and Congestive Heart Failure - A message board for people with heart conditions to be able to talk with others with the same problems.

The CHD NSF UK Support Network - Coronary heart disease support - Details of the aims which is to support health care professionals in providing expert care to patients suffering form heart disease. A Yahoo group, with joining instructions, post and read mail.

God Bless MVPSville - Email support group for mitral valve prolapse syndrome.

Support Groups - Depression

Angels for Depression - Support group for people who suffer from various types of depression.

Blue Fallen Angels - Information and links focused on depression and the GLBTI Community.

The Castaways - Depression support, including helpful links, a bulletin board, chat room, and poetry written by depressives.

Coping With Depression Fallout - Help for those that suffer the fallout of relating to and dealing with a clinically depressed loved one.

Depressed Anonymous - Formed to provide therapeutic resources for depressed individuals of all ages.

Depression - Support for sufferers of depressive illnesses.

Depression Alliance - A UK charity which offers support, workshops and publications.