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Influenza

  • H1N1 Influenza Information
  • Basic Information About Avian Influenza (Bird Flu) from the CDC. (LII)
  • National Flu Map from the Weather Channel (RB)
  • CDC-Flu Page (RB)
  • Flu Information Background information and updates from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on flu vaccines. (LII)
  • Find Flu shots by Zip Code from the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (RB)
  • google.org: Flu Trends  This tool, which uses aggregated Google search data, claims to estimate flu activity in your state up to two weeks faster than traditional flu surveillance systems. View data for the entire U.S. or by state, and download raw data for current and historical estimates. Provides an overview of the tool, a FAQ, and links to other flu material. From Google.
  • PandemicFlu.gov official U.S. government Web site for information on pandemic flu and avian influenza (LII)
  • Pandemic Flu and You The Michigan Department of Community Health (MDCH) and the Michigan Association of Local Public Health (MALPH) has released Pandemic Flu and You - a new public health resource designed to give Michigan citizens proactive information regarding the potential health threat. (RT)
  • Swine Flu From the National Library of Medicine, a collection of links to all of the major information sources, national and international, about swine flu.
  • Swine Flu From the CDC, information on Swine Flu

Aids/HIV/STD's

  • AEGIS [Frames] The largest HIV/Aids web site in the world. Developed by Sister Mary Elizabeth of the Sisters of St. Elizabeth of Hungary and funded in part by The National Library of Medicine and Roxanne Laboratories.
  • AIDSinfo This site provides access to U.S. Department of Health and Human Services HIV/AIDS resources and publications for patients, health care providers, students, and researchers. (LII)
  • AIDS @ 25  From the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation.
  • amfAR HIV/AIDS Treatment Directory offers a number of authoritative drug-related resources for people who are HIV-positive and their physicians
  • CDC National Prevention Network Information on HIV/AIDS, STD's, and TB
  • HIV/AIDS Treatment Information Service (ATIS). Sponsored by the US Department of Health and Human Services.
  • HIV/STD/Hepatitis in Michigan information on the public health aspects of the following conditions/infections: HIV and AIDS, Hepatitis A, B, and C, Syphilis, Gonorrhea, Chlamydia, and Human Papillomavirus (HPV). Topics such as prevention and care, surveillance and statistics, counseling and testing and HIV related laws, as well as other links are available. You will also find information on training opportunities within the State of Michigan as well as MDCH's policies for ensuring the security of its data.
  • National HIV Testing Resources Consumer information about HIV tests, including a FAQ explaining the HIV antibody test, types of bloods tests (such as ELISA and Western blot), rapid HIV tests, and home test kits. Also includes a national database of HIV testing sites, details about National HIV Testing Day (June), a brief quiz, and related links. From the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). (LII)
  • Whatudo.org: HIV/AIDS Facts, Options, and Action provides straightforward, unbiased, nonjudgmental, accurate, and timely information about HIV/AIDS to young people who are searching for answers on the Web (LII)

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Cancer

Other Diseases

  • NPF: The National Parkinson Foundation, Inc. Links to related sites, current research, brochures (some in Spanish), contact information, and multimedia products provide information for patients, caregivers, and others interested in knowing more about Parkinson's Disease. (LII)
  • International Alliance of ALS/MND Associations (LII)
  • National Ataxia Foundation provides a list of support groups, discussion boards, information on legislation relating to ataxia, and links to clinical trials and related material. (LII)
  • Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (BSE), Mad Cow Disease from the Washington State Department of Agriculture (WSDA) (LII)
  • Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy from the CDC (LII)
  • American Brain Tumor Association information about brain tumors, treatment options, clinical trials and living with a brain tumor. (LII)
  • Celiac Sprue Association dedicated to helping individuals with [the gluten intolerance diseases of] celiac disease (CD) and dermatitis herpetiformis (DH) and their families worldwide through information, education and research. (LII)
  • National Foundation for Celiac Awareness this website provides some information on the disease and related matters. (SR)
  • MedlinePlus: Celiac Disease A compilation of links to information about celiac disease (LII)
  • Cystic Fibrosis Foundation news, educational materials, etc. on Cycstic Fibrosis. (LII)
  • Rick Mendosa's Diabetes Directory information about diabetes, gathered by a writer who has diabetes. (LII, RB)
  • Center for Disease Control Diabetes Public Health Resource The site includes important fact sheets (updated for the year 2002) about the increase in diabetes over the past decade and detailed explanation of the four main types of diabetes. (SR)
  • EndocrineWeb.com: Endocrine Disorders and Endocrine Surgery Collection of essays about the endocrine system (which includes hormone-secreting glands such as the thyroid, parathyroid, adrenal glands, and pancreas), diseases of the endocrine system, surgical procedures and other treatment options, and related topics. Includes basic materials on osteoporosis and diabetes (some sections under construction). From surgeons specializing in parathyroid disease. (LII)
  • American Partnership for Eosinophilic Disorders (APFED) 'features information about Eosinophilic Enteropathy ... a digestive system disorder in which eosinophils, a type of white blood cell, are found in above normal amounts in one or more specific places anywhere in the digestive system. ' (LII)
  • Viral Gastroenteritis Answers to frequently asked questions. (LII)
  • Comprehensive Fibroid Center Information on fibroids, round muscle growths that develop within the uterus (womb). Fibroids are almost always benign (non-cancerous). Covers the different types of fibroids, causes, symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment (including myomectomy and hysterectomy). From the Comprehensive Fibroid Center of the University of California, San Francisco, a medical center devoted to serving the specific needs of women with uterine fibroids. (LII)
  • Undiagnosed Diseases Program Details about this National Institutes of Health program (launched in May 2008) to help patients with undiagnosed diseases by providing answers to patients with mysterious conditions that have long eluded diagnosis and ... [advancing] medical knowledge about rare and common diseases. Features information for patients and care providers, a FAQ, a press release and audio announcing the program, and related material. From the National Institutes of Health Office of Rare Diseases. (LII)
  • Lupus Online Support GroupA community of patients, family members and friends dedicated to dealing with Lupus, together.
  • Epilepsy From Healthopedia.com
  • Centers for Disease Control: Monkeypox (LII)
  • WHO Information Fact Sheets: Monkeypox provides basic information on monkeypox, its history, the vaccine, and related statistics. (LII)
  • CDC National Immunization Program: Mumps Publications about mumps, an acute viral illness that includes fever, headache, muscle aches, tiredness, and loss of appetite; followed by swelling of salivary glands. Includes details about immunization (the measles, mumps, rubella vaccine), the 2005-2006 mumps outbreaks, alerts for travelers, and resources for health care professionals. From the National Immunization Program, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). (LII)
  • Infectious Disease: Mumps Fact sheet about mumps, a viral infection that primarily affects the parotid glands -- one of three pairs of salivary glands, located below and in front of your ears. Discusses signs and symptoms, causes, complications, treatment, the measles-mumps-rubella (MMR) vaccine, and related topics. From the Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research (MFMER). (LII)
  • UCSF-Stanford Lysosomal Disease Center These inherited diseases are caused by problems in the lysosomes, compartments in the body's cells that contain enzymes (chemicals that break down other substances). (LII)
  • The Myelodysplastic Syndromes Foundation MDS, or myelodysplastic syndromes, is a collection of disorders in which the bone marrow does not produce enough blood cells. ... MDS is not considered a cancer. However, some forms of MDS can progress to acute myeloid leukemia (AML), a type of cancer. The site for this international organization devoted to the prevention, treatment, and study of the myelodysplastic syndromes features a FAQ, information for patients, lists of international trials, and links to related sites. (LII)
  • National Center on Sleep Disorders Research -- NIH [Quicktime, .pdf] this site offers information on sleep disorders and related resources for both the general public and the scientific community
  • Stanford University School of Medicine: Center for Narcolepsy Background about the serious sleep disorder of narcolepsy (main symptoms of narcolepsy are excessive daytime sleepiness and abnormal REM sleep), and about research efforts at this center. Features a FAQ, essay about the history of research into this disorder, video clips of narcoleptic dogs, technical publications, material about medicines for treatment, and links to related sites. Also includes information about the 'Brain Donation Program in which brain tissue is donated for study. (LII)
  • Otolaryngology Resource Directory for diseases of ears, nose, and throat. (RB)
  • Pain.com: A World of Information on Pain sponsored by the Dannemiller Memorial Educational Foundation. (LII)
  • The National Pain Foundation The site offers information and support for the 75 million Americans who live in chronic, debilitating pain. Includes treatment information, support groups, and directories of practitioners using both traditional and complementary therapies. (LII)
  • American Pain Foundation This nonprofit organization serves people with pain through information, advocacy, and support. Its site features fact sheets and related publications on topics such as facts about pain, pain and end of life, and prescription, over-the-counter, and nonprescription medicines. Also includes material about advocacy efforts, clinical research and trials, and links to related sites. (LII)
  • Seasonal Affective Disorder learn about the causes, symptoms, and treatments for Seasonal Affective Disorder, from the Mayo Clinic.
  • MEDLINEplus Health Information: Smallpox the latest information on smallpox (LII)
  • Smallpox from the Centers for Disease Control. (LII)
  • Internet Stroke Center A web resource for information about stroke care and research. (SR)
  • American Stroke Association information for both the professional and the layperson about the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of stroke. (LII)
  • West Nile Virus Basics fact sheet from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (LII)

 

Mental Health

  • National Resource Center on AD/HD (NRC) a collaboration between the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and CHADD, an advocacy organization serving families and individuals affected by AD/HD. (SR)
  • Alzheimers Association
  • Alzheimer's Association: Diversity Toolbox for families, caregivers, and health practitioners serving ethnically diverse communities. (LII)
  • Anxiety Disorders Association of America learn about some of the most common anxiety disorders, such as panic disorder, social phobia, and post-traumatic stress disorder. The site’s homepage also offers visitors the opportunity to sign up to receive their e-newsletter. (SR)
  • Inside the Brain: An Interactive Tour' This tour explains how the brain works and how Alzheimer's affects it. Rolling a mouse over colored text highlights the affected areas of the brain. Includes related links. From the Alzheimer's Association. '(LII)
  • APA Help Center [JavaScript]. From the American Psychological Association, has useful facts, information and advice on how their services can help people deal with problems.
  • Autism Resources resources divided into categories including sites with definitions of autism, news, accounts, treatments, bibliography, and an entire separate category dedicated to Aspergers Syndrome. (RB)
  • Autism Speaks Website for this organization dedicated to funding global biomedical research into the causes, prevention, treatments, and cure for autism. Features material about organization's activities and policies, and background about autism including how to cope, how to grow with it, and video clips to help parents and professionals learn more about the early red flags and diagnostic features of autism spectrum disorders (ASD). Access to videos requires free registration. (LII)
  • Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law [.pdf] a nonprofit legal advocacy organization.
  • MedlinePlus: Mental Health from a joint collaboration between the U.S. National Library of Medicine and the National Institutes of Health (SR)
  • Managing Anxiety in Times of Crisis tips on coping with and talking about fear, grief, and anxiety related to crises such as disasters, war, and terrorism. (LII)
  • National Mental Health Information Center an authoritative clearinghouse for very useful resources, news, and reading material on mental health issues and conditions. (SR)
  • Center for Mental Health Services [pdf] information about its ongoing programs, along with offering information for the public who may be curious or concerned about these issues. (SR)
  • National Institute of Mental Health: Child and Adolescent Mental Health contains a wealth of materials that will be very useful to mental health practitioners, parents, and those who work with young people in any capacity. (SR)
  • Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance includes everything from their “Real Recovery” podcasts to such basics as factsheets on both diseases (SR)
  • Psychology Free Online Medical Advice provides answers to hundreds of questions about lifestyle issues such as post-traumatic stress syndrome, child guidance, obesity, and eating disorders. (SR)
  • Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

 

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