100 Fantastic Family Health Resources - "The following list of sites compiled by FamilyNursePractitionerPrograms.com is presented in no specific order. Factors considered when including sites on this list of 100 included age of the site, update frequency, number of readers and subscribers, amount of informative family health posts, and search ranking. Whether you’re a healthcare professional looking for great resources to recommend patients, or a parent interested in leading your family in a healthy lifestyle, these websites offer a wealth of great information."
About Kids Health - Site provides doctor-approved health information about children from before birth through adolescence with areas for kids, teens, and parents offering hundreds of in-depth articles and features.
adam.com - includes information on diseases, symptoms, therapies, tests, treatments, drugs, and news.
Addiction Resource Guide - directory of treatment programs, alcoholism, addictions substance abuse and chemical dependency.
Aging Parents and Elder Care - Advice, comprehensive checklists, and links to key resources ...
designed to make it easier for caregivers to quickly find the
information they need ... and avoid missing things that are important
in the care for their loved one.
AllAllergy.net - directory of links to allergies, asthma, and
intolerance and related resources on the Internet. The articles
are organized by subjects and identified with content ratings,
the target audience, and the type of originator. The databases
are searchable by keywords or categories.
Allergy Center: Mayo Clinic - This site produced the Mayo Clinic Allergy Center provides information about causes of allergies and asthma along with the latest news and research on treatment and prevention.
Allergic Reaction: What Is It? - Allergy facts and information from InteliHealth designed to educate on the diagnosis, treatment, and future prevention of allergic reactions that occur within minutes of exposure to an offending substance.
Alzheimer Research Forum - A scientific knowledge base on Alzheimer disease, with research news, expert commentaries, and databases for peer-reviewed articles, drugs, research reagents, grants, jobs, conferences, and more.
American Academy of Ophthalmology - site provides the latest information and innovations about allergies and asthma. Information on allergy specialists, diagnosis and treatment, and support organizations are available in the patient/public resource center menu.
American Hospital Directory - This site provides on-line data for over 6,000 hospitals. The database of information is built from Medicare claims data, cost reports, and other public use files obtained from the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS, formerly HCFA). The directory also includes AHA Annual Survey Data licensed from Health Forum, an American Hospital Association company.
America's Housecall Network - useful and comprehensive search tool for all health issues. You can look up any number of ailments and diseases.
Atlas of the Body - This site by the American Medical Association presents anatomy and medical illustrations of the human body by major sections including, brain, circulatory system, muscles, respiratory system, nervous system, and the female reproductive system.
CDC Diabetes - features state contacts, articles, a Diabetes Fact Sheet and an opportunity to ask about diabetes.
Calculate Your Body Mass Index (BMI) - This site by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, allows you to calculate your body mass index (BMI). To calculate your body mass index at this site, insert your weight in pounds and select your height. Click on the Compute button to see your body mass index. A BMI of 25 to 29.9 is considered overweight and one 30 or above is considered obese. Site also provides BMI tables.
Cancerpage.com - "Created for patients and their loved ones, we are your trusted source for the latest news, research, and information on prevention, detection, and treatment. We're here as a complete cancer information and community resource to help at a time when you or your loved ones may be frightened or uncertain."
Cancer-Pain.org - "Connect to the latest and most accurate information on state-of-the-art management of cancer pain for patients, caregivers and healthcare professionals."
Captioned Media Program - Site provides captioned media on a free loan basis to deaf and hard of hearing persons, their families, teachers, and others who work with this population.
Caregiver Network - An online resource center for caregivers of the ill and/or elderly. Find information on government agencies, in-home care, products/services, support groups, medical information, and bulletin boards.
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Fact Sheet - You're working at your desk, trying to ignore the tingling or numbness you've had for months in your hand and wrist. Suddenly, a sharp, piercing pain shoots through the wrist and up your arm. Just a passing cramp? More likely you have carpal tunnel syndrome, a painful progressive condition caused by compression of a key nerve in the wrist. This site by the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, delivers a facts sheet on Carpal Tunnel Syndrome.
Center for the Advancement of Health - "An independent nonprofit organization funded by foundations and public agencies to promote greater recognition of how psychological, social, behavioral, economic and
environmental factors influence health and illness."
Children's Medical Center of Dallas - As one of the country's most highly regarded pediatric facilities, Children's offers diagnosis and treatment for a wide spectrum of childhood diseases and disorders.
Deepak Chopra - "melding modern theories of quantum physics with the timeless wisdom of ancient cultures."
The Common Cold - This site provides a comprehensive, updated and referenced source of information on the common cold. The goal is to provide a framework for critical thinking which will allow informed decisions about medical care for the common cold.
Complete Home Medical Guide, 3rd Edition, 1995 - A comprehensive home reference that teaches you about your body in sickness and health, presented by The Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons. Also included in the appendixes are a glossary of common terms, an updated and greatly expanded directory of health organizations and resources, and a listing of regional poison control centers. Finally, you will find convenient forms you can use to keep your own family medical records.
Consumer Health Webwatch - The purpose of this site is to provide consumers with a one-stop destination to help determine whether a health Web site is credible and reliable.
Consumer MedHelp - Home of Consumer-Oriented Medical Products, Publications, & Services
Coronary Heart Disease Explained - This site by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute provides information on coronary heart disease and explains the cholesterol-heart disease connection. Information includes: What does cholesterol have to do with heart disease? The benefits of cholesterol lowering. What makes blood cholesterol high or low? Risk factors and heart disease. Measuring your blood cholesterol. How you can lower your cholesterol levels three ways: heart healthy lifestyle changes; therapeutic lifestyle changes, and cholesterol lowering medicines.
Dessert Wizard - Did that hunk of cherry cheesecake really blow your diet? How many extra miles do you have to run? Forget the guesswork and the guilt: The dessert wizard reduces it to a science by calculating for you.
doctorpage.com - More targeted links to more actual doctors & physicians websites than any other source.
Doctors Without Boarders: Life in the Field - In 2002, National Geographic film crews followed Doctors Without Borders volunteers into parts of the world affected by violence, famine, and disease. The result is Doctors Without Borders: Life in the Field, a weekly television series narrated by Kiefer Sutherland featuring 30 MSF projects in more than 20 different countries and profiling more than 45 MSF volunteers in an unprecedented examination of life in the field with one of the world's leading independent medical humanitarian aid organization.
Drugs.com - "Prescription drug information and news for professionals and consumers. Search our drug database for comprehensive prescription and patient information on 24,000 drugs online."
Drugsdb.com - "The Internet Drugs Side Effects Database. Drugsdb.com provides consumer health information on the side effects that typically arise from the use of the most common prescription and over the counter drugs and medications."
Environmental Diseases from A to Z - This presentation provides basic information on environmental diseases. It's written for the middle and high school student and includes pronunciation. The site also provides factsheets, pamphlets, a questions and answers section, and an extensive library of resources on the topic.
eSkeletons Project, The - site provides valuable anatomical information to medical students and zoologists . Besides offering a complete human skeleton (that rotates), the eSKeletons Project lets you investigate the difference between human and baboon skeletons.
Evaluation of English and Spanish Health Information on the Internet - In response to concerns about variation in quality of health information on the Internet, the California HealthCare Foundation asked RAND to design and conduct a large study to that described and evaluated English and Spanish health information on the Internet. This study represents a major step forward in rigorous evaluation of web-based health information.
Factsheet: Influenza (Flu) - Influenza, also known as the flu, is a contagious disease that is caused by the influenza virus. It attacks the respiratory tract in humans (nose, throat, and lungs).
Family Caregiver Alliance - A source for long term care, resources and services for "caregivers of adults with Alzheimer's disease, stroke, traumatic brain injury, Parkinson's disease, ALS and related brain disorders." There are factsheets on a variety of diseases, diagnosis, and research. There are also statistics, a section on public policy issues, and links to related sites.
familydoctor.org - Health information for the whole family fromt the American Academy of Family Physicians. All of the information is written and reviewed by physicians and patient education professionals. Over 500 medical topics from Abdominal Pain to Yeast Infections, regularly reviewed and updated.
The Family Village Project
The Family Village Project is a virtual community constructed on behalf of children with disabilities or special health care needs and their families.
Generic Drug Information - This site by the U.S. Food and Drug Admin. - Center for Drug Evaluation provide information on generic drugs.
Genetics Home Reference - Welcome to the Genetics Home Reference, the National Library of Medicine's web site for consumer information about genetic conditions and the genes responsible for those conditions.
Gray's Anatomy of the Human Body - Site features 1,247 vibrant engraving from the classic 1918 publication, as well as a subject index with 13,000 entries ranging from the Antrum of Highmore to the Zonule of Zinn.
Growth Charts - From the Centers for Disease Control, pediatric growth charts for infants, children, and adolescents in the United States.
Growth House, Inc. - international directory of the "best of the net" sites related to terminal illness, hospice and home care, suicide, death with dignity, and related topics
Harvard World Health News -site covers public health issues from around the world. It contains both original content and a digest of relevant stories from international news media.
HeadLice.org - Covers various treatments, preventative measures, and diagnosis of head lice. Also has current news and developments relating to lice, information on the biology of the louse, information on scabies, a discussion of lindane, and much more.
HealthierUS.gov - If you just look at the numbers, it can be overwhelming. Obesity is epidemic in the United States. In recent years, diabetes rates among people ages 30 to 39 rose by 70%. About 46.5 million adults in the United States smoke cigarettes, even though this single behavior will result in disability and premature death for half of them. More than 60% of American adults do not get enough physical activity, and more than 25% are not active at all. This site is a source of credible, accurate information to help Americans choose to live healthier lives.
HealthAnswers.com - Resource for patients offers news stories, related links, and drug information. With descriptions of tests and treatments for various symptoms.
HealthFrontier - A virtual health center connecting patients to the healthcare industry.
HealthGrades.com - Savvy site that provides information to consumers that helps them select the best quality providers of medical care. You'll find info on over 5,000 hospitals, 600,000 physicians and numerous health plans.
Healthline - "Trusted medical information to encourage healthy living. Enjoy free health tools and view detailed doctor-reviewed information about diseases, medical symptoms, treatments, drugs, and nutrition."
Health Status - basic
health calculators, calories, bmi, smoking costs, as well as the leading
causes of death. Additionally, you may take a FREE health risk assessment,
which based on your areas of risk and responses will generate a personalized
report and links to other web resources.
Healthology.com - live, interactive audio broadcasts and original, feature articles.
How Private Is My Medical Information? - Many people consider information about their health to be highly sensitive, deserving of the strongest protection under the law. Long-standing laws in many states and the age-old tradition of doctor-patient privilege have been the mainstay of privacy protection for decades.
Human Anatomy Online - over one hundred illustrations of the human body with animations and thousands of descriptive links.
The Human Genome Project - The Human Genome Project (HGP) is an international research program designed to construct detailed genetic and physical maps of the human genome, to determine the complete nucleotide sequence of human DNA, to localize the estimated 50,000-100,000 genes within the human genome, and to perform similar analyses on the genomes of several other organisms used extensively in research laboratories as model systems. This is the official site of the National Human Genome Research Institute of the National Institutes of Health.
The Human Life Calculator - How much insurance do you need? Will your current insurance be enough? Use this simple calculator to find out.
KidsHealth.org - Site provides doctor-approved health information about children from before birth through adolescence. Created by The Nemours Foundation's Center for Children's Health Media, there are separate areas for kids, teens, and parents - each with its own design, age-appropriate content, and tone.
Laser Eye Surgery - If you're tired of wearing glasses or contact lenses, you may be considering Lasik eye surgery - one of the newest procedures to correct vision problems. Before you sign up for the surgery, get a clear picture of what you can expect. This U.S. National Library of Medicine site presents a Laser Eye Surgery factsheet.
Learn CPR - Explains how to do Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation on adults, children, and infants using illustrated diagrams. Includes a QuickTime video, CPR links, and facts about CPR. Interesting questions about CPR are answered by the medical doctor who researched and designed the site.
LOCATORplus - This is the Web-based catalog that replaces the telnet-based online card catalog of the National Library of Medicine, the world's largest medical library. Users can search to see if NLM owns a particular journal title,
book, audiovisual, or report.
Long Term Care Link - this site is designed to educate the public on
long-term care, provide support and help to caregivers, and provide continuing education to care advisors and care providers.
Managing Prescription Drug Costs - In the United States, it's the elderly who most use prescription drugs. More than a third of them, on any given day, have no insurance to pay for those medications. So many seniors turn to discount drug programs. There are scores of these drug cards, and now, some drugmakers are offering big savings on their own medications. But using the discount cards can be confusing and the benefits are limited. This site by National Public Radio provides helpful information on prescription drug discount cards.
Medicaid Resource Book - This reference book describes four pivotal aspects of how the Medicaid program operates -- who it covers, what it covers, how it is financed, and how it is administered. It was written to assist the public and policymakers in understanding the structure and operation of the Medicaid program. You will need the Adobe Acrobat Reader installed on your computer for the text, pictures or graphs to be read and printed.
The Merck Manual of Geriatrics - Site provides information on nursing care, pharmacy issues, discussions of the best drugs for the elderly. Also included are chapters on dementia, Alzheimer's disease, rehabilitation, respiratory failure, and managed care.
National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine - Site provides information about complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) and the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM). It is designed to give you a quick overview of NCCAM efforts to advance CAM research.
National Center on Sleep Disorders Research - site offers information on sleep disorders and related resources for both the general public and the scientific community. Patient and public information includes fact sheets, HealthBeat Radio News audio clips, public service announcements, an interactive quiz, and related resources.
National Eye Institute - This site by the National Eye Institute provides a wealth of health information of care and protection of your eyes, including: Diseases and Disorders, Basic Eye Anatomy, Eye Care Resources, and much more.
National Headache Foundation - This web site discusses a broad range of headache symptoms, medications, and treatments in an effort to inform and educate readers and it is not meant to substitute your doctor's advice.
NetWellness - The value of consumer health information on the Web increases a good bit with the addition of NetWellness. Developed by the University of Cincinnati Medical Center and other well-regarded partners, the site not only offers info on various health topics but also a helpful "Ask an Expert" section.
Official Mad Cow Disease - 7,021+ articles on mad cow and new variantCreutzfeldt-Jakob disease, prions, bovine spongiform encephalopathy, scrapie, BSE, CJD, CWD, TME, and TSE.
Older Adult Drivers Fact Sheet - This fact sheet from the National Center for Injury Prevention and Control publishes statistics on older drivers along with information about national programs and research on senior driving. A bibliography is also included.
Online Medical Symptom Checker - Need information as you determine what to do about your symptoms? Get help figuring them out by answering a series of questions. To get started, click on male or female, regardless of age, then the part of the body that is troubling you.
Ounce of Prevention: Keeps the Germs Away - Scientists at the Center for Disease Control and Prevention have identified some simple things you and your family can do to prevent getting infectious diseases. But first, you may be wondering, what are infectious diseases? Learn them at this informative site.
PharmWeb - database of information on the Web for patients and health professionals
Physician Information - Several states provide information on medical malpractice and disciplinary proceedings. This site tells you how to access this information in what it calls 'Physician Profiles': Information About Physicians Including Education, Training, Specialty, Malpractice and Disciplinary Proceedings.
Pollen.com - Click on the U.S. map or enter your ZIP code to see pollen alerts for your area, the predominant type of pollen, and a four-day forecast based on 1,470 biological and meterorological factors.
Post-Polio-Med - a forum for questions and answers to and from post-polio syndrome researchers, physicians and other post-polio syndrome medical professionals, polio survivors, family, friends, students and others who are interested in post- polio syndrome.
Prescription Drugs Guide - Comprehensive information about more than 1,000 prescription medications, including side effects and possible food and drug interactions. Data supplied by the Physicians Desk Reference Family Guide To Prescription Drugs.
PREVLINE - Information on drugs, alcohol, drug abuse, prevention, treatment and education from the National Clearinghouse for Alcohol and Drug Information.
Prostate Cancer - What You Need to Know - This National Cancer Institute site contains important information about cancer of the prostate. Prostate cancer is the most common type of cancer in men in the United States (other than skin cancer). Of all the men who are diagnosed with cancer each year, more than one-fourth have prostate cancer.
RadioMD: Stay Well - "RadioMD.com is a 'talking' health information source. We provide vital health and wellness content in spoken word form. Produced in a talk radio, easy to listen to conversational style, our shows feature top guests and experts in the world of health and medicine to help you understand every day health issues as well as complex medical conditions. Our focus is on staying healthy - staying strong - living a more happy and healthful life to be and feel your best."
Rankmedical.com - "Rankmedical.com is the world's largest medical listing marketplace for hospital or private practices. We have hundreds of thousands of satisfied customers from all over the world. We connect over 1 million physicians and hospitals globally from over 100 countries & regions. Through our website, physicians / private practices can list their expertise / profession / specialty in areas such as Dental, Heart, Pediatrics and all other medical areas right through to human medical and the sciences. The listing average the first time extremely cost effective for small businesses."
Rating America's Nursing Homes - This site includes a searchable database of patient care quality ratings of 16,000 nursing homes in the U.S. Also included are tips on choosing a nursing home and resources on the Web to learn more about nursing home care.
Redflagsweekly.com - "The mission of redflagsweekly.com is to probe health and medical scientific issues in a manner that one rarely encounters in mainstream news reports."
Red Gold: The Epic Story of Blood - Companion web site to the PBS special of the same name, this site delves into the facts and myths about human blood and its impact on everything from religion and medicine to commerce and popular culture throughout history.
The Science Behind Drug Abuse - The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), a component of the National Institutes of Heath (NIH), created this Web site to educate adolescents ages 11 through 15 (as well as their parents and teachers) on the science behind drug abuse. NIDA enlisted the help of teens in developing the site to ensure that the content addresses appropriate questions and timely concerns.
Scorecard: Pollution Rankings - This site allow you to search a zip code to learn about environmental issues in your community. The site ranks and compares the pollution situation in areas across the US and also profiles 6,800 chemicals, making it easy to find out where they are used and how hazardous they are.
Seeing, Hearing, and Smelling the World - This site by the Howard Hughes Medical Institute provides results of current biomedical research. Included are guides on Seeing, Hearing, and Smelling the World along with new findings that help scientists make sense of our senses.
Shuteye.com - This site features information and tools to overcome sleeplessness.
Share Guide, The - A holistic health magazine focusing on alternative medicine, personal growth, and environmental awareness, with loads of great links.
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SleepNet - "One of SleepNet's goals is to link all the sleep information located on the internet. As new sites become available they will be linked here."
Snoring: Not Funny, Not Hopeless - This site presents facts about snoring including causes and treatment. Forty-five percent of normal adults snore at least occasionally, and 25 percent are habitual snorers. Problem snoring is more frequent in males and overweight persons, and it usually grows worse with age.
Spine Health - "In-depth information on back pain, neck pain, lower back pain, sciatica and more, including articles, videos, forums and physician interviews."
State Health Facts - Site offers detailed profiles of each state's demographics, health needs indicators, health insurance coverage and medicaid, alongside comparisons with the United States as a whole.
Symptom Checker: Everyday Health - "The Everyday Health interactive Symptom Checker lets you check out your medical symptoms to find common causes, a possible diagnosis, and treatments that may help.
Tourette Syndrome Association (TSA) - Official site of the TSA, a national organization dedicated to providing "accurate and up-to-date information about Tourette Syndrome, its treatment, relevant scientific research, and consumer services."
TransWeb - announcements, testimonials, reports, press releases, policy changes, an organ-donation FAQ, newsgroup postings, and other information for medical
professionals, patients, and family members.
Univ. of California San Diego Health Guide - UCSD Healthcare offers you concise information on more than 300 health topics, in six major topic areas, including child & adolescent health; women's health; senior's health; heart health - cardiology; general health; and cancer information.
Urology Channel - site dealing with such urological issues as incontience, impotence, prostate cancer and other cancers of the urinary tract. Individuals can ask questions and get free anonymous answers from a board certified urologist.
Vesalius - This beautiful resource offers detailed interactive models of human anatomy to the medical community, but it is fascinating and educational for a general audience as well.
The Virtual Autopsy - This Web site allows you to be the pathologist. You're presented with several case studies including symptoms, examination and test results, progression of the case and an "interactive cadaver."
WelchWeb - Welch Medical Library Johns Hopkins Univ.
Wellness - "Research health and wellness topics, find doctors, dentists, chiropractors, nursing homes, hospitals, psychiatrists, psychologists, veterinarians, and more."
West Nile Virus Resources - "This comprehensive collection of West Nile Virus information, compiled using many sources, was put together by Tim Rozgonyi at the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette."
Women's Health Base - "Women's Health Base provides a comprehensive look and explanation of the various topics that concern women. We discuss everything from menopause to relationships, tailored in a way most informative and helpful to women."
World Health Report: Shaping the Future - This year's World Health Organization's report, 'Shaping the future', shows how international action to tackle HIV/AIDS, polio, SARS and noncommunicable diseases can help strengthen health systems and meet other major public health challenges.
Your Cancer Risk - The Harvard School of Public Health launches an online cancer-risk assessment tool. Just answer a few questions at the free Your Cancer Risk site.
Your Guide to Lowering High Blood Pressure - This site by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute is intended for people who are interested in learning more about preventing and controlling high blood pressure. Based on National Institute of Health clinical guidelines and research studies, it provides up-to-date practical information on high blood pressure.
Your Guide To Weight Loss - This site by WebMD includes information about weight, diet, exercise, and weight loss medicine and surgery.
YourSurgery.com - Site offers multimedia tours of surgical procedures to educate patients. It has descriptions of operations, information about possible complications, postoperative care, and alternative surgical options.