Websites on Health 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
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
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
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
A Consumer Guide to Handling Disputes with
Your Employer or Private Health Plan - The Kaiser Family Foundation provides
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
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
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
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.
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.
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
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
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
DocByWeb - Contact a healthcare professional,
describe your specific information, and receive an appropriate level of care from
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
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
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.
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
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.
Group - A support group for anyone with neurosarcoidosis, CNS sarcoid, systemic
sarcoidosis, or anyone wanting more information on this rare disease. Includes live
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
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.
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