American Cancer Society
administers several large programs on cancer, including the
national Breast Cancer Network. This network has online summaries
of research projects, including the Woman's Health Initiative.
This is a user-friendly page for patient, caregiver and clinician. It
features links to the newest information, a tip of the day and a recipe of the
day. The Diabetes Risk Test in the Diabetes Prevention section is an
especially useful tool.
now has 900-plus pages on the web. AHA Advisories feature Olestra,
Blood Cholesterol, and Stroke. The newsletters of the AHA
Scientific Councils are now appearing on the web site. AHA also
invites searching on keywords with the Excite search
engine. In addition, applications for the AHA National Research
Program are now available online.
AIDS & HIV Information Resource.
Disease Control and Prevention
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), located in
Atlanta, Georgia, is an agency of the Department of Health and
Human Services. Information at this site includes traveler's
health; publications; data and statistics, etc.
Dole Nutrition Institute
Discover food facts in an A-Z guide along with a wide variety of
other nutrition information.
2004-2005 - National Women's Health Resource Center
This site is a wealth of information
about the flu and options for combating it.
Food and Drug
to health sites, net conferences, online journals &
Includes the Health Library, information on doctors, dentists, and
other health care providers, and health topics related to men,
women, children, and seniors.
A comprehensive listing of nursing
A-Z index on diseases/conditions, a
drug search, and tips on staying healthy.
Contains health information from the National Library of Medicine
and other trusted sources. There are also lists of hospitals and
physicians, a medical encyclopedia and a medical dictionary,
health information in Spanish, extensive information on
prescription and nonprescription drugs, health information from
the media, and links to thousands of clinical trials.
Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
several programs that it uses to bring information to health care
professionals, patients, and the public, as well as online access
to professional and patient education materials from its programs
on cholesterol, obesity, and heart attacks. NHLBI also brings
online News Alerts on topics such as Bypass over Angioplasty for
Patients with Diabetes and Calcium Channel Blockers.
Institutes of Health
news and events; health information; grants and contracts;
scientific resources, etc.
Library of Medicine
largest biomedical library.
rates for heart disease have been reduced by 49 percent and 58
percent, respectively, over the past 25 years. The principal
initiatives have been improved high blood pressure control and
high blood cholesterol control. Nevertheless, heart disease and
stroke continue to affect more Americans than any other disease.
U.S. Department of Health and Human
Provides information regarding
resource, policy and administration; what's new with the DHHS;
news and public affairs, etc.
U.S. Food and Drug
links to sources of information related to foods; biologics;
cosmetics; human drugs; children & tobacco, etc.
Surgeon General's Family History Initiative
It is important for you to share your medical history with family members.
Here is a new tool to help you do that. It is provided by the U.S. Department
and Human Services. This new tool, called "My Family Health
Portrait" can be downloaded
for free and installed on your own computer.
Health Organizations and Informational Links
Missouri Health Organizations and Informational Links
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