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To:        DAPers

From:    Gwyneth M. Eliasson

Date:     3/11/02

Re:          Useful Medical Websites                                                                                                                 

Analysis of Medical Website Content:

American Accreditation Health Care Commission: (3rd party accreditation program w/50 criteria for health site “seal of approval”)

American Medical Association: (AMA’s own guidelines)

eHealth Code of Ethics:

Health Information Technology Institute’s Information Quality evaluation:

Health on the Net (HON) Foundation: (Geneva-based nonprofit group’s checklist of questions to assess Website credibility)

HON Code of Conduct:

Kaiser Permanente’s Health Information Check Up: www.kporg.hicheckup (experts’ evaluation of consumer survey of sites)

Pew Foundation’s Internet & American Life Project:

Rand Corporation: (standards for study to evaluate English- & Spanish-language sites)

The Virtual Chase Research Site for Legal Professionals:

Analyzed Medical Websites:

Medical Library Association’s Consumer & Patient Information Section (CAPHIS): (list & brief reviews of 100 quality Websites organized by category)


Medical Library Association: (top 10 most useful sites)



Indiana University Science Libraries Chemical Acronyms Database:

Acupuncture: (see also Alternative Medicine)

American Academy of Medical Acupuncture & Medical Acupuncture Research Foundation:

National Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine Alliance:

National Certification Commission for Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine:

Addiction (Alcohol &/or Drug Use): (see also Alcohol Use/Abuse; Drug Use/Abuse)

American Society of Addiction Medicine:

National Clearinghouse for Alcohol & Drug Information:

National Council on Alcoholism & Drug Dependence:

National Directory of Drug Abuse and Alcoholism Treatment & Prevention Programs:

Rational Recovery:

Adhesive Capsulitis: see Frozen Shoulder

Adrenal Conditions: (see also Endocrine Conditions)

National Adrenal Diseases Foundation:

AIDS: (see HIV)

Alcohol Use/Abuse: (see also Addiction)

Alcoholics Anonymous:


National Institute on Alcohol Abuse & Alcoholism:

Smart Recovery:



American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology: (brochures, public education materials, resources, link to AAAAI’s National Allergy Bureau)

American Lung Association:

Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America: (educational materials)

Allergy & Asthma Magazine: (online magazine updated regularly)

Allergy & Asthma Network/Mothers of Asthmatics, Inc.:

InteliHealth: (detailed info on diagnosis, treatment & future prevention)

Mayo Clinic Health O@sis: (click on “Mayo Centers”)

National Allergy Bureau:

National Institute of Allergy & Infectious Diseases: (fact sheets & brochures, patient information & resources)

Surveillance Data: (posted pollen levels)

Alopecia Areata: (see also Hair Conditions)

National Alopecia Areata Foundation:

ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis)(Lou Gehrig’s Disease):

The ALS Association:

The ALS Therapy Development Foundation:

Alternative Medicine: (see also Acupuncture)

Alternative Health News Online: (“What’s New,” “Health News Bulletins,” links & site reviews)

The Alternative Medicine Homepage: (University of Pittsburgh hosts)

American Association of Naturopathic Physicians:

American Association of Oriental Medicine:

American Botanical Council:

American Psychotherapy & Medical Hypnosis Association:

Ask NOAH About Alternative (Integrative) Medicine: (links reviewed by librarians working with the New York Online Access to Health Project)

Dr. Andrew Weil:

 HealthWorld Online: (“Self Care Center,” “Wellness Center,” articles [original & from other sites] & Medline searches)

The Mining Company: (sites approved by experts, also “Alternative Medicine,” “Herbs for Healing” or sections on specific conditions/issues)

National Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine Alliance:

National Certification Commission for Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine:

National Institutes of Health, National Center for Complementary & Alternative Medicine:

National Institutes of Health, Office of Alternative Medicine:

National Institutes of Health, Office of Dietary Supplements:

Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database:

Natural Pharmacist: (database on nutritional products)

One Body: (search for nearby practitioners, with profiles)

Quackwatch: (retired psychiatrist critiques alternative therapies)

Reflexology Research Project:

Tools for Wellness:

WebMD Health: Alternative Medicine:

The Wellness Community:


Whole Health MD: (encyclopedic resource)

Alzheimer’s: (see also Senior Health)

Alzheimer’s Association, New York Chapter:

Alzheimer’s Association, National Office:

American Academy of Neurology:

National Institute on Aging, Alzheimer’s Disease Education and Referral Center:

National Mental Health Association:

New York City Department for the Aging, Alzheimer’s Center and Long-Term Care Services:



Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis Network:

Anatomy: see Medical Atlas

Anorexia: (see also Bulimia; Eating Disorders)

American Anorexia Bulimia Association:

National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders:


American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine:

Real Age:

Anxiety Disorders: (see also Mental Health; Psychiatry)

Anxiety Disorders Association of America:

Freedom from Fear: (newsletter on anxiety disorders)

National Institute of Mental Health: (booklet with facts, news & treatment resources)

Apitherapy: see Bee Venom Therapy

Arrhythmia: (see also Heart Conditions)

Sudden Arrhythmia Death Syndromes Foundation: (long QT syndrome)

Arthritis: (see also Musculoskeletal Conditions; Orthopedics; Rheumatoid Arthritis; Spinal Conditions)

American Medical Association: (click on “Health & Fitness Info,” then “Specific Conditions”)

Arthritis Central:

Arthritis Foundation:

Johns Hopkins University, Division of Rheumatology:

National Institute of Arthritis & Musculoskeletal & Skin Diseases:

National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases:

Road Back Foundation:

Asperger’s syndrome: (see also Autism)

Barbara L. Kirby’s Website:

Oasis (Online Asperger Syndrome Information & Support):

Asthma: (see also Lung Disease; Respiratory Conditions)

Allergy & Asthma Network/Mothers of Asthmatics, Inc.:

Allergy & Asthma Magazine: (online magazine updated regularly)


American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology:

American Lung Association:

American Medical Association: (click on “Health & Fitness Info,” then “Specific Conditions”)

Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America:

Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) Asthma Information Center: (reports, clinical resources, links)

Asthma Moms:

Mayo Clinic Health O@sis:

National Asthma Education & Prevention Program:

National Institute of Allergy & Infectious Diseases:

Attention Deficit Disorder & Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder:

National Attention Deficit Disorder Association:

Children & Adults with ADHD (CHADD):

ADDvance (for women & children w/ADD):


American Academy of Neurology: (practice guidelines issued week of 8/20/00)

Autism Society of America:

National Alliance for Autism Research:

Autoimmune Conditions: (see also specific autoimmune diagnosis)

American Autoimmune Related Diseases Association: (information on 56+ diseases)

Road Back Foundation:

Bacterial Vaginosis: (see also Gynecological Conditions)

Centers for Disease Control:

Bee Venom Therapy: (see also Alternative Medicine)

American Apitherapy Society:

Biofeedback: (see also Alternative Medicine)

Biofeedback Certification Institute of America:


American College of Emergency Physicians:

American Medical Association: (free access to 5 recent articles)

Centers for Disease Control:

Medical Library Association: (updated resources without medical jargon)

Nemours Foundation’s Kids Health:

Stanford University’s Skolar MD: (free 10-day trial to access resources)

World Medical Leaders: (free resource center)

Bladder Conditions:

National Association for Continence:

National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases:

Simon Foundation for Continence:

Blindness: (see Vision)

Blood Conditions: (see specific blood diagnosis)

Board Certification: (see also Doctor Information)

Federation of State Medical Boards: (click on “State Medical Board Information”)

American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS):

Administrators in Medicine (AIM) Association of State Medical Board Executive Directors: (17 states: AL, AZ, CA, CO, IA, KS, MA, MD, ME, MN, NC, OH, OK, OR, RI, TX, VT; some osteopathic info too)

Board-certified oncologists:

Bone Conditions: (see also Osteoporosis)

NIH Osteoporosis & Related Bone Diseases, National Resource Center:

Bone-Marrow Conditions:

Mia Hamm Foundation:

Brain Injuries: (see also Neurological Conditions)

Brain Trauma Foundation:

Scientific Learning Corporation’s Brain Connection:

Brain Tumors: (see also Cancer)

Acoustic Neuroma Association:

American Brain Tumor Association: (comprehensive reference manual, “ A Primer of Brain Tumors”—click on brain tumor info, the Primer is the first choice)

Brain Tumor Society:

National Brain Tumor Foundation:

Breast Cancer: (see also Cancer; Lymphedema)

American Cancer Society/Breast Cancer Network:

American Medical Association: (click on “Health & Fitness Info,” then “Specific Conditions”)

AMC Cancer Research Center:

Breast Cancer:

Breast Cancer Action:

Breast Cancer Fund:

Breast Cancer News: (stories & journal abstracts)

Breast Cancer Profiler: (free outline of treatment options, outcomes, side effects)

Breast Cancer Research Foundation:

Breast Cancer Site:

Breast Cancer Information Clearinghouse:

Breast Health New Hope: (preview of 3-part series on Discovery Health Channel) (info on diagnosis, treatment & aftermath)

Image Checker (computer-aided detection) site list:

Just Us: (support site run by survivor)

Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation:

Living Beyond Breast Cancer: (post-treatment tips, free newsletters)

Mamm Magazine:

Maurer Foundation for Breast Health Education:

Men Against Breast Cancer:

Mothers & Daughters:

National Action Plan on Breast Cancer:

National Alliance of Breast Care Organizations (NABCO): (state-by-state listings)

National Breast Cancer Coalition:

National Consortium of Breast Cancers, Inc.:

National Comprehensive Cancer Network: (group of 17 cancer centers; also has 24-page booklet on treatment guidelines)

National Lymphedema Network: (treatment & prevention info)

Pro-Duct Health: (co-founded by Dr. Susan Love)

Project Survive, University of Alabama at Birmingham: (free group therapy, bulletin boards for survivors)

SHARE: Self-help for Women with Breast or Ovarian Cancer:

Stop Breast Cancer:

Oncolink, University of Pennsylvania Cancer Center: (award-winning site with info on prevention, diagnosis, treatment)

The Wellness Community Breast Cancer Network: (21 support groups, led by psychotherapist)

Women’s Information Network Against Breast Cancer (WIN ABC):

Y-ME National Breast Cancer Organization: (ShareRing Network for monthly interactive teleconferences)

Young Survival Coalition: (for women under 45; med glossary, research summaries, message board)

Bulimia: (see also Anorexia; Eating Disorders)

American Anorexia Bulimia Association:

Cancer: (see also Oncology; specific cancer diagnosis)

American Cancer Society: (news, info, and NCCN/NCI treatment guidelines)

American Institute for Cancer Research (AICR):

American-Italian Cancer Foundation:

American Society of Clinical Oncologists: (including data from 4 treatment studies)

AMC Cancer Research Center:

Lance Armstrong’s Cycle of Hope:

Association of Cancer Online Resources:

Cancer Care, Inc.: (nonprofit organization that works with cancer patients & their families)

Cancer Facts: www.cancerfacts/com

Cancer Genome Anatomy Guide:

Cancer Guide: (step-by-step primer on understanding diagnoses & using research literature)

Cancer Hope Network (formerly CHEMOcare):

Cancer Information Service:

CancerNet, National Cancer Institute:

Cancer Pain Page:

Cancer Pain Treatment Guidelines for Patients:, (38-page booklet)

Cancer Research Foundation of America:

Cancer Research Institute:


Centers for Disease Control, Division of Cancer Prevention & Control, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention & Health Promotion:

Steve Dunn’s Cancer Guide: (started by survivor of kidney cancer; lots of info)

Find Cancer Experts: (names of nationally-known pathology specialists)

FORCE: (chats for women with hereditary cancer & family)

Gillette Women’s Cancer Connection:

Harvard Center for Cancer Prevention: (assesses risk)

Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center:

International Union Against Cancer: (Switzerland-based)

Mayo Clinic Health O@sis: (click on “Mayo Centers”)

Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center:

National Cancer Institute’s CancerNet:

National Cancer Institute, Office of Cancer Survivorship: (separate sections on different forms of cancer; info on clinical trials; links to other sources)

National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship: (features “Teamwork: The Cancer Patient’s Guide to Talking With Your Doctor”)

National Comprehensive Cancer Network: (group of 17 cancer centers)

Oncolink, University of Pennsylvania Cancer Center:

Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center:

Women’s Cancer Network:

Cardiac Conditions: (see Heart Conditions)

Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR): (see also First Aid)

University of Washington School of Medicine: (step-by-step instructions with video demo, printable pocket-size card & guide to the Heimlich maneuver)

Centers for Disease Control (CDC):

Cerebral Palsy:

United Cerebral Palsy Associations, Inc.:

Cesarean Sections: (see also Obstetrics)

Healthfinder: (info on pregnancy & childbirth)

International Cesarean Section Network (ICAN):

Message Board for Moms-to-Be:

Practice Guidelines for Doctors: ($39)

Chemical Sensitivities:

Carbonless Copy Paper Injury & Information Network: (NCR paper)

Children’s Health:

Ability Online:

About Our Kids: (insights from mental health professionals)

American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry:

American Academy of Pediatrics:

American Academy of Family Physicians:

American Medical Association’s Teen Talk:

American Social Health Association: (STD info for teens)

American Society for Deaf Children:

Asthma Moms: (info about asthma in kids, links)

Disabled Children:

Dr. Paula Elbirt: (pediatrician & teacher at Mount Sinai School of Medicine)

Federation for Children with Special Needs:

Gallaudet University’s Laurent Clerc Center, Info to Go Program: (includes Kids World Deaf Net Virtual Library)

Healthy Schools Network: (coalition of environmental, health and educational organizations; second edition of “Environmental Action Guide for New York State Schools” available: parental guide with info on such potential school–based health hazards as poor air quality, toxic chemicals, structural dangers and fire hazards)

Heath Resource Center of the American Council on Education: (national clearinghouse on postsecondary students with disabilities; publications, newsletter, resources & links)

IEmily: (devoted to teenage girls)

Juvenile Diabetes Foundation:

KidsHealth: (Nemours Foundation’s Center for Children’s Health Media)

Kinderstart: (search engine devoted to children & parents, with links to topics)

Ladies Home Journal’s Family: (growth & vaccination charts, related articles; Grow, Baby, Grow timeline with information on physical/emotional/developmental milestones and shots needed between ages 1-3)

Mayo Clinic Health O@sis: (click on “Mayo Centers”)

National Center for Grieving Children & Their Families: (picking a pediatrician, babyproofing home, mini “how-tos”)

Parent Stages: (tools include search for medical literature organized by symptoms)

Patch Worx:

Pediatric Health Alliance: (Website of group practice in FL)

Zap Health:

Cholesterol: (see also Heart Conditions)

National Cholesterol Education Program:

Chronic Fatigue:

Chronic Fatigue Immune Deficiency Syndrome Foundation:

Cleft Palate:

Cleft Palate Foundation:

Wide Smiles:

Clinical &/or Drug Trials: (state-by-state listings)

AIDS Clinical Trials Information Service: (8 disease categories, not including cancer)

Breast Cancer Trial Info: (listing of trials categorized by disease) (privately-funded cancer trials, expanding to include other diseases) (under construction late 2/01)

Medical Economics Publishing Company: (newly approved clinical trials & drugs)

National Cancer Institute’s Cancer Trials: (clinical cancer trials)

National Cancer Institute’s PDQ database: (info on over 1500 trials)

National Institutes of Health: (5200 clinical trials, 23 disease categories)

National Institute for Mental Health: (clinical trials for mental disorders)

Society for Women’s Health Research: (info kit on existing trials & resource list for participation) (affiliated with Harvard & Tufts physicians; trials & standard treatmnets for 28 diseases)

Cocaine Use/Abuse: (see also Addiction; Drug Use/Abuse)

Cocaine Anonymous World Service Office:


Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America:

Colorectal Cancer: (see also Cancer)

Colon Cancer Alliance:

National Colorectal Cancer Research Alliance:

Communication Disorders: (see also Ear Conditions; Hearing; Stuttering)

Net Connections for Communication Disorders & Sciences:

Crohn’s Disease:

American Autoimmune Related Diseases Association:

Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America:

National Institute for Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases:

Cystic Fibrosis:

Cystic Fibrosis Foundation:

Deafness: see Hearing

Deaf-Blind: (see also Hearing; Vision)

National Family Association for Deaf-Blind:

Dental Conditions:

American Dental Association:

Dentist Information: (see also Doctor Information)

American Dental Association:

Depression: (see also Mental Health; Psychiatry)

American Medical Association: (click on “Health & Fitness Info,” then “Specific Conditions”)

Depression Screening:

Have a Heart’s Depression Resource: (Stephen L. Bernhardt’s site)

Healing Depression:

National Depressive and Manic Depressive Association:

National Institute on Mental Health : (award-winning site) (click on “For Consumer,” then Getting Well Network)


American Academy of Dermatology:

Dermatology Channel:

MySkinMD: (free answers to questions; dictionary; articles)

National Institute of Arthritis & Musculoskeletal & Skin Diseases:

Skin Cancer Foundation:

Developmental Disabilities: see Down Syndrome; Mental Retardation

Diabetes: (see also Endocrine Conditions)

American Association of Diabetes Educators:

American Autoimmune Related Diseases Association: (Type I diabetes)

American Diabetes Association:

American Medical Association: (click on “Health & Fitness Info,” then “Specific Conditions”—deals with Type 2 diabetes)

Centers for Disease Control & Prevention, Division of Diabetes Translation:

Diabetes Exercise & Sports Association:

Diabetes Research Institute:

International Diabetes Center:

International Diabetes Foundation:

Joslin Diabetes Center:

Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation International:

National Diabetes Education Program:

National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, National Diabetes Information Clearinghouse:

Pfizer: (list of specific questions to ask)

Site created by parents of diabetic child: (volunteer staff of 16 doctors, nurses & other health professionals answer medical questions) (click on “Disease Diagnosis” for information on Type 2 diabetes)

Disabled Women: (see also Women’s Health)

Center for Research on Women with Disabilities:

Cutting Edge Disability Resources:

Disability Cool:

Disabled Women’s Alliance: (World Institute of Disability, Oakland CA)

DisAbled Women’s Network:

Disabled Women on the Net:

Health, Wellness & Aging Disability:

Military Women’s Forum: (older disabled women vets)

Older Women with Disabilities: (research page under construction at University of Illinois)

Doctor Information: (see also Board Certification)

American Medical Association’s Doctor Finder: (check on a physician’s credentials, especially useful for CEs and MAs)

Best Doctors:

Chiropractor Finder:

Doctor as Defendant in Lawsuits: ($6.95 for limited search; $15 for all records)

Federation of State Medical Boards: ($9.95 per report on disciplinary history)

Find Cancer Experts: (free Website that provides names of nationally-known pathology specialists; started by Dr. Barry Shmookler, staff pathologist at Suburban Hospital in Bethesda)

Health Grades: (500,000 doctors; 5,000 hospitals; 16,000 nursing homes)

Naturopath Finder:

New York State Health Department: (for other states, insert 2 letter abbreviation)(click on “Information for Consumers,” then “Professional Misconduct & Physician Discipline”)

New York State Education Department’s Office of the Professions: (click on “Online License verification,” or “Summaries of Professional Discipline Cases”)

New York State Physician Profiles: (all licensed MDs & DOs registered to practice in NYS)

Osteopath Finder:

Public Citizen: (national listing of penalized doctors)

Down Syndrome: (see also Mental Retardation)

Association for Children with Down Syndrome:

National Down Syndrome Congress:

National Down Syndrome Society Hotline:

Drug Use/Abuse: (see also Addiction)

Narcotics Anonymous:

National Institute of Drug Abuse:

Drug Interactions:

Dr. C. Everett Koop’s Website: (adverse effects from multiple prescriptions)

Merck-Medco: (must register for drug info)

Nurses’s PDR: (click on “For Consumers”)(requires free registration for full access; for drug information, nonmedical professionals charged $9.95/month or $99.95/year)

Drug Trials: see Clinical &/or Drug Trials

Ear Conditions: (see also Communication Disorders; Hearing)

American Academy of Otolaryngology:

Eating Disorders: (see also Anorexia; Bulimia)

Eating Disorders Awareness & Prevention:

Eating Disorder Referral & Information Center:

National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders:

National Eating Disorders Association:

Eczema: (see also Dermatology)

National Eczema Association for Science & Education:

Emergency Medicine:

American College of Emergency Physicians:

Emedicine: (emergency medicine reference source of common & uncommon/exotic diseases; includes audio & video clips, review questions and links to related articles)

Endocrine Conditions: (see also specific endocrine diagnosis)

American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists:


Endometriosis: (see also Gynecological Conditions; Obstetrics; Women’s Health)

Endometriosis Association:

Environmental Issues:

Environmental Working Group:


Epilepsy Foundation:

Epilepsy Foundation of America:

Ethnic/Racial Medical Resources:

Asian & Pacific Islander American Health Forum:

Asian & Pacific Islanders for Reproductive Health:

Black Health Network:

Chaya: (Seattle nonprofit serving South Asian women)

EthnoMed: (run by Harborview Hospital, Seattle, WA)

National Alliance for Hispanic Health:

National Asian Women’s Health Organization:

National Black Women’s Health Project:

National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health:

National Latina Health Organization:

Native American Women’s Health Education Resource Center:

Sister Song: (program of the Center for Human Rights & Education, Atlanta GA)

Women of Color Organizing Project:

Women of Color Web: (site of Global Reproductive Health Forum at Harvard University)

Eye Conditions: see Vision

Family Medicine: (see also Internal Medicine)

American Academy of Family Physicians:;

Fibroids: (see also Gynecological Conditions; Women’s Health)

Georgetown University Medical Center: (general info, tx options)

UCLA Medical Group: (general info, tx options, links)


Fibromyalgia Alliance of America:

Fibromyalgia Association of Greater Washington, Inc.:

Fibromyalgia Network:

National Fibromyalgia Research Association:

First Aid:’s First Aid Site: (also symptoms, sports-related injuries)

American Red Cross:

Captain Dave’s Survival Center:

Thrive Online: (first aid kit contents)

Food Allergies: (see also Allergies)

Fod Allergy & Anaphylaxis Network:

Foot Conditions:

American Podiatric Medical Association (APMA):

Frozen Shoulder:

Steadman Hawkins Sports Medicine Foundation:

Gambling: (see also Addiction)

Gamblers Anonymous:

Harvard Medical School’s Division of Addictions: (studying gambling & health)

National Council on Problem Gambling: (sponsors research journal)

National Gambling Impact Study Commission: (online 1999 final report)

The Wager: (weekly research bulletin published by Harvard Medical School & the Massachusetts Council on Compulsive Gambling)

Gastroenterological/Gastrointestinal Conditions:

American College of Gastroenterology:

American Gastroenterological Association:

International Foundation for Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders:

National Digestive Diseases Information Clearinghouse:

Gastrointestinal Stromal Tunor (GIST): (see also Cancer)

Lift Raft Group: (started by husband of GIST patient; newsletter, info, etc)

Gay Health: (see also Lesbian Health) (launched 4/15/00)

Gay and Lesbian Medical Association:

General Sites:

Agency for Healthcare Research & Quality: (recommendations on common illnesses’ prevention & treatment; click on “Clinical Information,” then “Clinical Practice Guidelines Online,” then “Consumer’s Guides”)

American Medical Association:

America’s Doctor:

CBS Healthwatch by Medscape: (Smart Search engine, specifying factors)

Columbia University’s Go Ask Alice:

Discovery Health: (links, news, reference tools)

The Harvard Medical School Family Health Guide: (interactive charts with advice about symptoms; info on commonly prescribed drugs; “What To Expect When You Visit Your Doctor”)

Federal Department of Health & Human Services’ Healthfinder: (links to information from Government health agencies, public health & professional groups, universities, support groups, medical journals, and some news sites; also gives information about enrolling in clinical trials for cancer & AIDS;  users can search by subject)


HealthWeb: (22 academic medical centers’ entry to evaluated, annotated resources)

Marshall Brain’s How Stuff Works: (topics include the human body [heart, brain, lungs])

Institute for Clinical Systems Improvement: (treatment & prevention protocols for 50 common conditions, such as bladder infections, diabetes, high blood pressure, lower back pain)

Institute of Medicine:

InteliHealth: (now partnered with Harvard Medical School)(also physician locator service, risk assessments, medical dictionary)

Dr. C. Everett Koop (former U.S. Surgeon General): (disease & drug information; also access to other Websites that have been found acceptable in rating system)

Librarian’s Guide to the Internet: (click on Medicine; then General, Diseases & Conditions)

Mayo Clinic: (information on various conditions, sections on alternative medicine/men’s/women’s/children’s health, glossary of medical terms with pronunciation)

MD Choice: (includes interactive education section)

Medical References: (disease archive, links, & more)

MedicineNet: (medical dictionary, drug info, disease-specific info, links)

MedlinePlus Health Information: (National Library of Medicine at the National Institutes of Health)

Medscape Health for Consumers: (access to journals, news & other links relating to medical specialties & drugs; has a medical dictionary; also a link to Medline) [for full access, free registration required]

Merck & Company: (The Merck Index of Diagnosis & Therapy & selections from the updated Merck Manual of Medical Information—Home Edition; click on “Publications”)

National Institutes of Health: (access to Federal agencies)

National Jewish Medical & Research Center:

National Library of Medicine: (access to largest medical library)

National Organization of Social Security Claimants’ Representatives (NOSSCR): (links to many medical Websites)

New York Online Access to Health (NOAH): (info in English & Spanish; links to NY hospitals, NYC/NYS Departments of Health & support groups)

INFOTRAC Health Reference Center: (consumer health & wellness)

On Health: (references, A-Z conditions, etc.)

Pfizer: (lists of specific questions to ask on 12 conditions) (6-school consortium; information on disease diagnosis [fully available Winter 2001], evaluation of test results [fully available late Fall 2000], and medical tests in psychological disorders [fully available Winter 2001]; individual subscription $199/year)

UpToDate: (cardiology, diabetes, gastroenterology, infectious diseases, nephrology, oncology, pulmonary and critical care, rheumatology & others with programs in gynecology, obsetetrics & pediatrics scheduled; offers patients the option of reading info from the main physician portion of the site)

Virtual Chase’s Medical & Health References: (comments on & links to medical Websites)

Web MD Health: (diagnoses, medical library, resource center)


Yahoo! Health: (background info on topics, links)

Genetic Testing:

Gene Tests: (primer on genetic testing, directory of tests)

National Cancer Institute: (information & searchable directory of counselors)

National Society of Genetic Counselors:

UniversityofPennsylvania Cancer Center’s Oncolink:

Genome/Genetic Conditions:

Alliance of Genetic Support Groups:

Human Genome: (with browser)

Online Mendelian Inheritance in Man (OMIM): (essays, sources)

Weizmann Institute (Israel): (“gene cards” & links)

Glaucoma: (see also Vision)

Glaucoma Foundation:

Glaucoma Research Foundation:

SUNY Glaucoma Institute:

Graves’ Disease:

American Autoimmune Related Diseases Association:


Barr-Harris Children’s Grief Center: (extensive book list)

National Center for Grieving Children & Their Families:

New England Center for Loss & Transition:

Hospice Net: (comprehensive site; includes articles)

RAINBOWS Program: (nonprofit organization that guides children and adults through painful transitions; site includes location of RAINBOWS programs and advice)

Gynecological Conditions: (see also Obstetrics)

Abortion Clinics Online:

Alan Guttmacher Institute:

American College of Obstetrics & Gynecology (ACOG):

Emergency Contraception:

Feminist Majority Foundation:

Kaiser Family Foundation:

Medical Students for Choice:

National Abortion Federation: (medical abortion info)

National Coalition of Abortion Providers:

Pap Smear:

Papsure test (part of Pap smear):

Planned Parenthood:

Population Council:

ProChoice Resource Center:

Sexuality Information & Education Council of the U.S. (SIECUS):

Women’s Cancer Network, Gynecologic Cancer Foundation:

Hair Conditions:

American Hair Loss Council:

Hansen’s Disease (Leprosy):

American Leprosy Foundation:

History of Hansen’s Disease:

Leprosy Research Support:

Headaches: (see also Migraines)

American Council for Headache Information:

National Headache Foundation: (info includes new drug studies)

U.S. Headache Consortium: (treatment guidelines)

Hearing: (see also Communication Disorders; Deaf-Blind)

Alexander Graham Bell Association for the Deaf:

American Academy of Audiology:

American Academy of Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery:

American Society for Deaf Children:

American Speech-Language-Hearing Association:

Audiology Awareness Campaign: (articles library, experts Q & A, online hearing tests with 4 different scales)

Deaf Reference Library: (created by Bowdoin College staffer)

Deaf Zone: (links to sign language sites, interpreters & closed-captioning resources)

National Association for the Deaf:

National Campaign for Hearing Health:

National Information Center on Deafness:\~nicd

National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders: (clearinghouse with database of references on communication disorders)

Heart Conditions: (see also Stroke)

American Heart Association:

American Medical Association: (click on “Health & Fitness Info,” then “Specific Conditions”—covers Heart Attack & Stroke)

Framingham Heart Study: (CHD Risk Prediction Score Sheets)

InterAmerican Heart Foundation: (collective dedicated to reducing disability and death from heart disease in America)

Mayo Clinic Health O@sis: (click on “Mayo Centers”)

The Mended Hearts, Inc.: (counsels heart disease patients & their famillies)

National Heart, Lung & Blood Institute:

Society of Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiology: (peripheral vascular disease)

Sudden Arrhythmia Death Syndromes Foundation: (information about long QT syndrome)


National Hemophilia Association:

Hepatitis: (see also Liver Conditions)

American Autoimmune Related Diseases Association: (autoimmune hepatitis)

American Gastroenterological Association:

American Liver Foundation:

American Liver Foundation:

Hepatitis Branch, Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Center for Infectious Diseases:

Hepatitis Central:

Hepatitis Foundation International:

Hepatitis B Foundation:

The Hepatitis C Foundation:

Immunization Action Coalition:

National AIDS Treatment Advocacy Project (NATP): (Hep C, Hep C & HIV co-infection)

National Institute of Allergy & Infectious Diseases:

National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases:

Schering Oncology Biotech:

Herbal Supplements: (see also Alternative Medicine)

Consumer Lab: (commercial testing company with free excerpts of test results; full reports available to subscribers)


American Medical Association: (click on “Health & Fitness Info,” then “Specific Conditions”)

Herpes: (see also Sexually Transmitted Diseases)

American Social Health Association:

High Blood Pressure: see Hypertension


AIDS Action Council:

AIDS Clinical Trials Information Service:

AIDS Research Information Center:

AIDS Treatment Data Network:

American Foundation for AIDS Research:

American Medical Association: (click on “Health & Fitness Info,” then “Specific Conditions”)

American Social Health Association:

Centers for Disease Control & Prevention:

Gay Men’s Health Crisis (“GMHC”) Treatment News:

HIV/AIDS Treatment Information Service:

Johns Hopkins AIDS Service:

Latino Commission on AIDS:

National AIDS Clearinghouse:

National AIDS Treatment Advocacy Project (NATAP):

National Association on HIV Over Fifty:

National Association of People with AIDS:

Online Book Pain in HIV/AIDS:

Oxford AIDS Vaccine Initiative:

People with AIDS Health Group:

Post Exposure Prophylaxis (PEP): (drug regimen of virus-fighting drugs, such as Crixivan & Combivir, may reduce risk of job-related exposure [needle sticks])

Project Azuka: (women with HIV/AIDS & their families)

Project Inform:

The Body: An AIDS and HIV Information Resource: (over 250 topic areas)

U.S. Food & Drug Administration:

Women Alive:

Hospice Finder:

National Hospice & Palliative Care Organization: (“find a hospice program” search)

Hospital Finder:

Health Grades: (profiles & report cards of various healthcare institutions; maps and driving directions; Hospital Report Cards section searches for local institution with experience in performing specific medical procedures)

InteliHealth: (click on “Hospital Select”)

Magnet Hospitals: (list of 28 magnet hospitals certified by the American Nurses Association for meeting certain nursing standards)

MedScout: (click on “Hospitals” for multiple hospital directories)


American Medical Association: (click on “Health & Fitness Info,” then “Specific Conditions”)

American Society of Hypertension:

Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension (DASH): (DASH diet)

Pfizer: (list of specific questions to ask)

ICDA-9-CM Codes:

MedScout: (click on “Diseases,” classified by codes, with links)

Immune Conditions: see Autoimmune Conditions; specific autoimmune diagnosis


Centers for Disease Control: (also “Contraindications for Childhood Immunization”)

Immunization Action Coalition:

National Coalition for Adult Immunization:

National Network for Immunization Information:

Vaccine Education Center:

Incontinence: see Bladder Conditions

Infectious Diseases:

National Center for Infectious Diseases:

National Institute of Allergy & Infectious Diseases:

Internal Medicine: (see also Family Medicine)

Mayo Clinic Health O@sis: (click on “Mayo Centers”)

Irritable Bowel Syndrome: (see also Gastroenterological/Gastrointestinal Conditions)

IBS Self Help Group:

Kidney Conditions:

American Association of Kidney Patients:

American Kidney Fund:

American Society of Nephrology:


National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Disease, National Kidney & Urologic Diseases Information Clearinghouse:

National Kidney Foundation:

United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS):

LASIK: see Surgery; Vision

Lead Paint Poisoning: (see also Children’s Health)

Alliance to End Childhood Lead Poisoning:

Department of Housing & Urban Development’s Office of Lead Hazard Control:

Department of Housing & Urban Renewal’s Lead Listing:

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA):

Northern Manhattan Improvement Corporation (NMIC), NYC Coalition to End Lead Poisoning (NYCCELP):

Learning Disabilities:

Coordinated Campaign for Learning Disabilities:

Learning Disabilities Association of America:

Learning Disabilities Online:

National Center for Learning Disabilities:

Leprosy: see Hansen’s Disease

Lesbian Health: (see also Gay Health)

Lesbian Health Foundation:

Lesbian Health Net:

Leukemia: (see also Cancer)

Leukemia & Lymphoma Society:

Lichen Sclerosus: (see also Gynecological Conditions)

Support Groups:

Liver Conditions: (see also Hepatitis)

American Liver Foundation:

American Liver Foundation:

Lung Cancer: (see also Cancer)

Alliance for Lung Cancer Advocacy, Support, and Education (ALCASE):

Cancer Care:

Lung Disease: (see also Respiratory Conditions)

American Lung Association: (asthma too)

National Heart, Lung & Blood Institute:


American Autoimmune Related Diseases Association:

Lupus Foundation of America:

Lyme Disease:

American Lyme Disease Foundation:

Centers for Disease Control:

Lyme Disease Foundation:

Lyme Disease Network:

Lymphedema: (see also Breast Cancer)

National Lymphedema Network:

Lymphoma: (see also Cancer)

Leukemia & Lymphoma Society:

Lymphoma Research Foundation:

National Cancer Institute: (clinical trials of 2 vaccine treatments for the indolent version of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma)

Macular Degeneration: see Vision


Malaria Foundation International:

Manic Depression: see Depression

Marfan Syndrome:

National Marfan Foundation:

Massage Therapy:

American Massage Therapy Association:

National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork:

Mayo Clinic:

Medical Acronyms: (click on “More Free Resources,” then look under Clinical for list of medical acronyms)

Medical Atlas:

American Medical Association: (click on “Health & Fitness Information,” then “General Health”)

Gold Standard Media’s Integrated Medical Curriculum: (tutorials & questions)

Medical Dictionary:



Medscape: (click on “for Consumers”)

Your (AIDS; cancer; general medical; indexes)

Medical Encyclopedia:

Adam at National Library of Medicine’s MedlinePlus: (4,000+ articles on diseases, symptoms & surgeries; images too)

Medical Glossary:

American Medical Association: (click on “Health & Fitness Info,” then “General Health”)

Medical Library Association: (“Deciphering Medspeak” brochure)

Medical Journals: (see also Medical Literature; Publications)

American Family Physician:

Annals of International Medicine: (full text of current and past articles)

British Medical Journal: (links to sites)

Doctor’s Guide: (includes studies from over 1200 medical journals)

Free Medical Journals Metasite: (800+ titles, sorted alphabetically or by specialty; organized into 6 categories: free full text, free 1-6 months after publication, free 1 year after publication, free 2 years after publication, new & cancelled)


INFOTRAC Health Reference Center: (citations, abstracts & selected full text of articles from varied health publications)

Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA): (abstracts of research papers)

Journal of the American Medical Women’s Association (JAMWA):

The Multimedia Medical Reference Library: (links)

The New England Journal of Medicine: (abstracts of research papers; complete versions of letters, editorials & book reviews;  $10 charge for full text of article)

Medical Library:

Medical Library Association:

Medical Literature: (see also Medical Journals; Publications) (content from groups including the AMA, American Academy of Pediatrics & ACOG)

National Library of Medicine’s MedlinePlus:

UpToDate: (Harvard-affiliated physicians’ site; public portion with medical articles adapted into lay language; links to physician portion)

Medical Portals & Search Engines:

Achoo: (click on “databases & directories”)

Hardin Meta Directory of Internet Health Sources:



Journal of Medical Internet Research:


Medhunt: (type in key words to find relevant sites)


Medical Matrix:

Medical References:

Doctor’s Guide: (includes news from professional meetings, med wire services)

Howard Hughes Medical Institute: (learning modules include how to read EKGs, how kidneys work, etc; plus medical images, clips)


Medical Searches:

InteliHealth: (TopicDoc, a free service, offers customized searches done by professional medical librarians)

Medical Tests: (see also Radiology)

American Medical Association: (click on “Health & Fitness Info,” then “General Health”—common laboratory tests, common radiology tests)

Lab Tests Online: (80+ common medical  tests)

Mayo Clinic Health O@sis:

Medical Textbooks:

EMedicine World Medical Library:


Virtual Hospital: (University of Iowa Medical Center site; digital versions of hundreds of medical textbooks & research reports)

Medical Treatises:

Harrison’s Principles of Internal Medicine Online: (selected articles; full access requires paid subscription)

The Merck Manual (17th ed.):

Medications: (see also Drug Interactions)

Food & Drug Administration:

Gold Standard Multimedia: (drug monographs)

IMS Health: (identifies most popular drug for condition & information on treatment trends for such conditions as HIV and high cholesterol; also Over the Counter, with news on nonprescription drugs; site updated weekly)

Internet Mental Health Web Site:  (index of drugs and side effects)


Merck-Medco: (must register to get drug info)

Nurse’s PDR: (click on “For Consumers”) [requires free registration for full access; drug information for non-medical professionals, charge $9.95/month ($99 yearly fee also available)]

Pharmaceutical Research & Manufacturers of America:

PharmInfoNet: (drug monographs, searchable archives)

RxList: (list of 500 prescription drugs, including ingredients and side effects)

United States Pharmacopeia: (organization sets standards for prescription and over-the-counter (OTC) drugs)

Menopause: (see also Gynecological Conditions; Women’s Health)

Research Abstracts and Surveys of Women:

Women’s Health Network:

Men’s Health:

American Medical Association: (click on “Journals and American Medical News,” then “Condition-Specific Information Centers”)

Mayo Clinic Health O@sis:

Dads Today: (articles & essays)

Male Health:

Mental Health: (see also Psychiatry)

American Psychotherapy & Medical Hypnosis Association:

Befrienders International: (network of trained volunteers; worldwide directory of telephone hotlines)

Dr. John Grohol’s PsychCentral: (searchable library of articles, weekly chats)

Internet Mental Health:

MediConsult: (self-evaluation, extensive resources)

Mental Help Net: (diagnoses, reading room, searches, treatment facilities & organizations, etc.)


National Alliance for the Mentally Ill:

National Institute of Mental Health:

National Mental Health Association:

National Mental Illness Screening Project:

Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration:

Mental Retardation: (see also Down Syndrome)

American Association on Mental Retardation:

The ARC of the United States: (information & links)[formerly the Association for Retarded Citizens]

FRAXA Research Foundation:

Joseph P. Kennedy Foundation:

National Association of Developmental Disabilities Council:

Working Organization for Retarded Children & Adults:

 Migraines: (see also Headaches)

American Medical Association: (click on “Journals & American Medical News,” then “Condition-Specific Information Centers”)

MAGNUM, Migraine Awareness Group:

Screening test:

Multiple Sclerosis: (see also Autoimmune Conditions)

American Automimmune Related Diseases Association:

Multiple Sclerosis Association of America:

MS Watch:

National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke: (20-page guide)

National Multiple Sclerosis Society:

Montel Williams’ Spotlight Health:

Muscular Dystrophy:

Muscular Dystrophy Association of America:

Musculoskeletal Conditions: (see also Arthritis; Orthopedics; Spinal Conditions)

National Institute of Arthritis & Musculoskeletal & Skin Diseases:

Myasthenia Gravis:

Myasthenia Gravis Foundation:

Narcolepsy: (see also Sleep Conditions)

Narcolepsy Network:,

National Institutes of Health:

Natural Medicine: see Alternative Medicine

Nephrological Conditions: see Kidney Conditions

Neurological Conditions: (see also Brain Injuries)

American Academy of Neurology:

National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke:


Nose Conditions:

American Academy of Otolaryngology:


American Nurses Association:


American Dietetic Association:

Cyber Diet:

Food Fit:

Tufts University’s Nutrition Navigator: (reviews & ranks sites)

Dr. Andrew Weil’s Vitamin Advisor:

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD):

Obsessive Compulsive Foundation:

Obstetrics: (see also Cesarean Sections; Gynecological Conditions)

American College of Obstetrics & Gynecology (ACOG):

American Infertility Association:

Baby Center:

Breast Feeding:

Fertility Foundation:

Fetal Medicine:

High-Risk Pregnancy:

June Foundation: (prenatal maternal health)

Organization of Teratology Information Services: (fetus-harming substances)

Stork Site: (issues include labor, motherhood after 40, miscarriages)

Occupational Therapy: (see also Rehabilitation)

American Occupational Therapy Association:

Oncology: (see also Cancer; specific cancer diagnosis)

Board-certified oncologists:

Oncology Nursing Society:

Ophthalmology: (see also Vision)

American Academy of Opthalmology:

Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD):

Oppositional Defiant Disorders:

Orthopedics: (see also Arthritis; Musculoskeletal Conditions; Spinal Conditions)

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons:


American Osteopathic Association:

Osteoporosis: (see also Senior Health)

International Osteoporosis Foundation:


National Institute on Aging (NIA), Information Center:

National Osteoporosis Foundation:

NIH Osteoporosis & Related Bone Diseases:

Tufts University study’s exercises:


United Ostomy Association:

Otolaryngological Conditions (ears, nose, throat):

American Academy of Otolaryngology: (clinical indicators, patient info, links)

Ovarian Cancer: (see also Cancer)

National Ovarian Cancer Coalition:

Ovarian Cancer National Alliance:

SHARE: Self-help for Women with Breast or Ovarian Cancer:

Paget’s Syndrome:

The Paget Disease Foundation:

The Paget Foundation:


American Chronic Pain Association:

American Pain Society:

Cancer Pain Treatment Guidelines for Patients: (38-page booklet)

International Association for the Study of Pain:

Pain Foundation:

Worldwide Congress on Pain:

Panic Disorder: (click on “Medical Tests in Psychological Disorders”)

Parkinson’s Disease:

American Parkinson’s Disease Association:

Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research:

National Parkinson Foundation:

Parkinson’s Disease Foundation:

Pathology: see Doctor Information

Pediatrics: see Children’s Health

Peripheral Vascular Disease:

Society of Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiology:

Physical Therapy: (see also Rehabilitation)

American Physical Therapy Association:

Pituitary Tumor: (see also Cancer)

Pituitary Tumor Network Association:

American Academy of Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery:

Plastic Surgery: (see also Surgery)

World Plastic Surgery: (info on overseas doctors)

Podiatric Conditions: see Foot Conditions

Poison: (see also Toxicology/Toxins)

American Association of Poison Control Centers:

WebMD: (extensive list of symptoms & causes)

Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome: (see also Gynecological Conditions)

Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome Association:


American Autoimmune Related Diseases Association:

Post-Partum Depression: (see also Depression)

Depression After Delivery:

Postpartum Support International:

Research References:

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD): (see also Mental Health)

Dept of Veterans Affairs, National Center for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder:

International Society of Traumatic Stress Studies:

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Alliance Resource Center:

Sidran Traumatic Stress Foundation:

Preeclampsia: (see also Obstetrics)

Preeclampsia Foundation:

Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder (PMDD):

Womens Health:

Prostate Cancer: (see also Cancer)

American Cancer Society: (“Prostate Cancer Treatment Guidelines for Patients” (Version 1, July 1999; diagnostic and treatment guidelines about the disease, its therapies and side effects and flow chart for decision-making)

American Medical Association: (click on “Health & Fitness Info,” then “Specific Conditions”)

National Comprehensive Cancer Network: (July 1999 treatment guidelines)

Johns Hopkins: (information from A to Z)

Prostate Cancer Research Institute:

The Prostatitis Foundation:

The Circle: (mailing list for patients, friends & families)

UsToo: (men who have been through treatment; lists of support groups, etc.)

Psoriasis: (also see Dermatology)

American Autoimmune Related Diseases Association:

National Psoriasis Foundation:

Psychiatry: (see also Mental Health)

Dr. John F. Abess’ Psychiatry Online:

American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry:

American Psychiatric Association:

also  how to choose a practitioner, what to expect from treatment)

Internet Mental Health:

Psychoanalysis: (see also Mental Health)

American Psychoanalytic Association:

Psychology: (see also Mental Health)

American Psychological Association: (Help Center with articles; tollfree number to find)

American Psychological Society:

Publications: (see also Medical Journals; Medical Literature)

Harvard Health Publications: (more information, links and references to other health news & education sources)

Also (searchable index listing over 2,000 articles; view selected articles for free, download most popular articles for small fee)



American College of Radiology:

American Medical Association: (common tests)

Patient Information:

Rare Conditions:

National Organization of Rare Diseases: (brief medical descriptions, links to specific organizations)

Rectal Cancer: (see also Cancer)

National Colorectal Research Alliance:

Reflexology: (see also Alternative Medicine)

Reflexology Research Project:

Rehabilitation: (see also Physical Therapy)

National Rehabilitation Information Center:

National Rehabilitation Institute:

Repetitive Strain Injuries:

Computer Relared RSI: (created by RSIer)

Respiratory Conditions: (see also Asthma; Lung Disease)

American Association for Respiratory Care: (including asthma)

Restless Legs Syndrome:

Restless Legs Syndrome Foundation: (information booklet, newsletter, support groups)

Retinitis Pigmentosa: (see also Vision)

National Retinitis Pigmentosa Foundation:

Reye’s Syndrome:

National Reye’s Syndrome Foundation:

Rheumatoid Arthritis: (see also Arthritis)

American Autoimmune Related Diseases Association:

American College of Rheumatology:

Rosacea: (see also Dermatology)

National Rosacea Society:


Internet Mental Health: (site creator’s area of specialty)

World Fellowship for Schizophrenia & Allied Disorders:


Scleroderma Foundation:

Scleroderma Research Foundation:

Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD):

Society for Light Treatment and Biological Rhythms:

Seizures: see Epilepsy

Senior Health:


Administration on Aging:

American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry:

Health & Age: (with special emphasis on Alzheimer’s, osteoporosis, etc)

U.S. Food & Drug Administration:

National Association on HIV Over Fifty:

National Council on Aging:

National Institute on Aging (NIA):

New York City Department for the Aging:

Older Women’s League (OWL):

Sexual Addiction: (see also Addiction)

National Council on Sexual Addiction & Compulsivity:

Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs): (see also Herpes; HIV)

American Social Health Association:


National Institute of Neurological Disorders & Stroke:

Varicella Zoster Virus Research Foundation:

Sickle Cell:

American Pain Society: (guidelines on pain management)

Sjogren’s Syndrome:

American Autoimmune Related Diseases Association:

National Sjogren’s Syndrome Association:

Sjogren’s Syndrome Foundation, Inc.: (click on “Disease Diagnosis”)

Skin Cancer: see Dermatology; Cancer

Skin Conditions: see Dermatology

Sleep Conditions: (see also Narcolepsy)

American Sleep Apnea Association:

American Sleep Disorders Association:

National Sleep Foundation:

Restless Legs Syndrome Foundation:


American Lung Association:

Boston University’s Quitnet:

Social Anxiety Disorder:

Speech: see Stuttering

Spina Bifida:

Spina Bifida Association of America:

Spinal Conditions: (see also Arthritis; Musculoskeletal Conditions; Orthopedics)

Spine Universe:

Spinal Cord Injuries:

Spinal Cord Injury Hotline:


Spondylitis Association of America:

Sports Medicine:

American College of Sports Medicine:

Dr. Thomas Dietz’s Website:

FitLinxx.xom: (online chats, sports medicine referrals)

Steadman Hawkins Sports Medicine:


Stroke: (see also Heart Conditions)

American Stroke Association (division of American Heart Association):

National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke:

National Stroke Association:

Stuttering: (see also Communication Disorders)

National Stuttering Project:

Stuttering Foundation of America:

Substance Abuse: (see also Addiction; Alcohol Use/Abuse; Drug Use/Abuse)

Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration:

Suicide: (see also Mental Health; Psychiatry)

American Association of Suicidology:

Centers for Disease Control, National Center for Injury Prevention & Control:

Suicide Prevention Advocacy Network:


Center for Medical Consumers: (21 common procedures, such as mastectomy and knee replacement; from State Health Department’s 1998 data, compiled statistics on how many of each procedure performed at each hospital, and by each doctor)

American Academy of Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery:

American Academy of Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery:

American Association of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons:

American Association of Orthopaedic Surgeons:

American Society of Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeons:

Food & Drug Administration: (LASIK)

International Society of Refractive Surgery: (procedural info, including photos, descriptions and recovery tips)

The Surgical Eyes Foundation: (including LASIK)

Teratology: (teratogens, substances that can harm a fetus)

Organization of Teratology Information Services: (to find a teratogen center)

Testicular Cancer: (see also Cancer)

American Medical Association: (click on “Health & Fitness Info,” then “Specific Conditions”)


Thalassemia Action Group:

Throat Conditions:

American Academy of Otolaryngology:

Thyroid Conditions: (see also Endocrine Conditions)

American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists:

American Foundation of Thyroid Patients:



Mary J. Shomon’s sites: and

Thyroid Foundation of America:

TMJ (Temporomandibular Joint Disorder):

TMJ and Facial Pain Center:

Tourette Syndrome:

Tourette Syndrome Association:

Tourette Syndrome Plus:

Toxicology/Toxins: (see also Poison)

TOXNET: (collection of databases)

Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBI): see Brain Injuries

Travel Medicine:

Centers for Disease Control: (Travelers’ Health; Reference Materials for Yellow Book)


Global Health: (8/01 Website from the US Department of Health and

Human Services, with data resources, international travel information, reports and publications, etc)


International Association for Medical Assistance to Travelers: (directory of English-speaking doctors who have agreed to limit their fees for office and hotel calls)

International Society of Travel Medicine: (list of travel health clinics)

Travel Health: (locate clinics, find local names for medications, info on immunizations)

Travel Health Online:

Travel Medicine Inc.: (articles, directory of travel clinics)

University of Alabama in Birmingham (UAB) Travelers’ Health Clinic:

Urological Conditions:

National Kidney & Urologic Diseases Information Clearinghouse:

Vaccines: see Immunization

Vascular Disease: see Peripheral Vascular Disease

Veteran’s Health:

Disabled American Veterans:

Paralyzed Veterans of America:

Vision: (see also Deaf-Blind)

All About Vision:

American Academy of Ophthalmology: (info on eye anatomy, conditions, treatments)

American Council of the Blind:

American Foundation for the Blind:

The Foundation Fighting Blindness:

Lighthouse International:

National Association for the Visually Handicapped:

National Eye Institute:

National Federation for the Blind:

Prevent Blindness America:

Resources for Rehabilitation:


SUNY State College of Optometry:

The Surgical Eyes Foundation: (eye chart & visual effects simulator, tx options)


American Vitiligo Research Foundation:

Vulvodynia (Vulvar Vestibulitis): (see also Gynecological Conditions)

National Vulvodynia Association:

Vulvar Pain Foundation:

Women’s Health: (see also Senior Health)

American Heart Association:

American Medical Association: (click on “Health & Fitness Info,” then “Specific Conditions”)

American Medical Women’s Association: twice-weekly chat room on women’s issue

InteliHealth: Health: (info & 170 support groups)

Mayo Clinic Health O@sis: (click on “Mayo Centers”)

Medical Journals:

Medline Plus:


U.S. Department of Health & Human Services’ National Women’s Health Information Center: (info on 100+ conditions, bilingual)

National Women’s Health Network:

National Women’s Health Resource Center:

The New York Times: (click on “Web Specials—Women’s Health;” for a guide to more than 100 women-related Websites, look at “Resources”)

Society for the Advancement of Women’s Health Research: www.women’ (news and links)

Women Alive:

Women’s Cancer Network:

Women’s Health Network:

Women’s Healthcare Educational Network, Inc.: