Health Web Resources


AIDSinfo         http://aidsinfo.nih.gov

AIDSinfo is a U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) project that offers the latest federally approved information on HIV/AIDS clinical research, treatment and prevention, and medical practice guidelines for people living with HIV/AIDS, their families and friends, health care providers, scientists, and researchers.

Clinical Trials: AIDSinfo offers information on federally and privately funded clinical trials for AIDS patients and others infected with HIV. AIDS clinical trials evaluate experimental drugs and other therapies for adults and children at all stages of HIV infection - from patients who are HIV positive with no symptoms to those with various symptoms of AIDS.

Medical Guidelines: AIDSinfo serves as the main dissemination point for federally approved HIV treatment and prevention guidelines, AIDSinfo provides information about the current treatment regimens for HIV infection and AIDS-related illnesses, including the prevention of HIV transmission from occupational exposure and mother-to-child transmission during pregnancy.

Alzheimer’s Association      http://www.alz.org

The Alzheimer’s Association, the world leader in Alzheimer research and support, is the first and largest voluntary health organization dedicated to finding prevention methods, treatments and an eventual cure for Alzheimer’s.

AMA Doctor Finder              http://webapps.ama-assn.org/doctorfinder/home.html?aps/amahg.htm

DoctorFinder provides you with basic professional information on virtually every licensed physician in the United States. This includes more than 690,000 doctors.

American Academy of Allergy Asthma and Immunology  http://www.aaaai.org

The AAAAI Web site provides many resources for patients and for healthcare professionals, including Ask the Expert, Practice Management, CME/CE opportunities, Easy Reader Sheets, Topic of the Month, Tips to Remember brochures.

American Cancer Society                http://www.cancer.org

A robust site with information for patient, family and friends, survivors, health information seekers, professionals, and supporters treatments, statistics, clinical testing, and coping are just a few of the many topics that are covered.


American Diabetes Association     http://www.diabetes.org

The American Diabetes Association is the nation's leading nonprofit health organization providing diabetes research, information and advocacy.  The mission of the Association is to prevent and cure diabetes and to improve the lives of all people affected by diabetes.

American Fibromyalgia Syndrome Association   http://www.afsafund.org

The American Fibromyalgia Syndrome Association web site focuses on education, research, and patient advocacy for fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome.

American Heart Association           http://www.americanheart.org

The American Heart Association is a national voluntary health agency whose mission is to reduce disability and death from cardiovascular diseases and stroke.  The site provides abundant educational information and publications including CPR and ECC.

American SIDS Institute       http://www.sids.org

The American SIDS Institute web site provides research, clinical services, education, and family support.

American Stroke Association         http://www.strokeassociation.org

The American Stroke Association is the division of the American Heart Association that's solely focused on reducing disability and death from stroke through research, education, fund raising and advocacy.

Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Association (ALSA)         http://www.alsa.org

ALSA covers all the bases - research, patient and community services, public education, and advocacy - in providing help and hope to those facing the disease.

Arthritis Foundation              http://www.arthritis.org

The Arthritis Foundation is the only national not-for-profit organization that supports the more than 100 types of arthritis and related conditions with advocacy, programs, services and research.

Autism Society of America              http://www.autism-society.org

ASA is dedicated to increasing public awareness about autism and the day-to-day issues faced by individuals with autism, their families and the professionals with whom they interact. The Society and its chapters share a common mission of providing information and education, and supporting research and advocating for programs and services for the autism community.

Breastfeeding            http://www.lalecheleague.org/

The La Leche League International mission is: To help mothers worldwide to breastfeed through mother-to-mother support, encouragement, information, and education and to promote a better understanding of breastfeeding as an important element in the healthy development of the baby and mother.

Chrohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America         http://ccfa.org

The Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of America is a non-profit, volunteer-driven organization dedicated to finding the cure for Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis.  The site includes research, disease information, and clinical trial information.

CMC – Scranton       http://www.cmchealthsys.org/index.html

Community Medical Center Healthcare System is a leading provider of quality healthcare services in Northeastern Pennsylvania. A not-for-profit corporation located in Scranton, CMC offers a complete continuum of educational, diagnostic, therapeutic and rehabilitative services and programs.

FertilityPlus                http://www.fertilityplus.org

FertilityPlus is a non-profit website for patient information on trying to conceive. We are not professionals, but rather are providing information that is written by patients for patients. Reader participation in some of our materials — such as FAQs recalling personal experiences — is welcome.

First Aid         http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/FirstAidIndex/FirstAidIndex

This web site covers how to give first aid in emergency situations; more than 50 topics covered.

Geisinger Medical Center    http://www.geisinger.org

Geisinger is a physician-led health care system, dedicated to health care, education, research and service spanning 40 counties of 20,000 square miles and serving 2.5 million people.

Lehigh Valley Hospital          http://www.lvhhn.org

One of the largest teaching facilities in Pennsylvania, Lehigh Valley Hospital and Health Network (LVHHN) offers practicing professionals a vast array of services and expertise to meet the health care needs of their patients.

Medical Dictionary Online    http://www.online-medical-dictionary.org

A free online medical dictionary search engine for definitions of medical terminology, pharmaceutical drugs, healthcare equipment, health conditions, medical devices, specialty terms and medical abbreviations.

Medline Plus: Drugs, Supplements, and Herbal Information
      
http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/druginformation.html

Drug Information: Browse by first letter of generic or brand name drug.

Menopause Online                http://www.menopause-online.com

Menopause Online provides up-to-date, easy-to-use information to help you transition through the "change of life."

National Breast Cancer Foundation, Inc.  http://www.nationalbreastcancer.org

The National Breast Cancer Foundation mission is to save lives by increasing awareness of breast cancer through education and by providing mammograms for those in need.

National Center for Complimentary and Alternative Medicine http://nccam.nih.gov

The National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM) is dedicated to exploring complementary and alternative healing practices in the context of rigorous science training complementary and alternative medicine researchers disseminating authoritative information to the public and professionals

National Down Syndrome Society http://www.ndss.org

The mission of the National Down Syndrome Society is to benefit people with Down syndrome and their families through national leadership in education, research and advocacy.  This site provides research and information resources for the layperson and professional.

National Mental Health Association            http://www.nmha.org

The National Mental Health Association web site provides advocacy, public education, research, service, and support organizations to those who suffer from mental illness.

National Parkinson Foundation       http://www.parkinson.org

The Mission of the National Parkinson Foundation is: to find the cause of and the cure for Parkinson disease through research; to improve the quality of life for persons with Parkinson and their caregivers; to educate persons with Parkinson, their caregivers, healthcare professionals, and the general public about Parkinson disease and its treatment.

Nutrition.gov               http://www.nutrition.gov

Nutrition.gov provides easy access to the best food and nutrition information from across the federal government. It serves as a gateway to reliable information on nutrition, healthy eating, physical activity, and food safety for consumers, educators and health professionals.

Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation        http://www.komen.org

The Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation’s award-winning Web site provides up-to-the-minute information about research findings, local outreach programs, volunteer opportunities, events and Komen Foundation programs and partners. In addition, the site offers:

Information about breast health and breast cancer
Educational resources for grassroots and community outreach programs
A
calendar of events with ways to get involved
Message forums for family, friends, and survivors to share and support one anotherResources for breast cancer news and research

United Cerebral Palsy                      http://www.ucp.org

United Cerebral Palsy (UCP) is the leading source of information on cerebral palsy and is a pivotal advocate for the rights of persons with any disability. As one of the largest health charities in America, the UCP mission is to advance the independence, productivity and full citizenship of people with disabilities through an affiliate network.  This site provides educational information, health and wellness information, as well as research and clinical trial information.