Medical Help and Info Links

Links to numerous resources to look up medical information, diseases, drug information and reference, information about doctors and more

THE MERCK MANUAL–Home Edition, Contents – – excellent medical reference – – one of the best resources for medical Information

Health and medical information produced by doctors – –

Diseases Database Site Index Diseases Database – – Medical links –

KidsHealth – the web’s most visited site about children’s health –

SIDS (sudden infant death syndrome) Network home page – – connect to better health –

Home Well Senior Care – hourly live in caregivers –

American Pain Society –

American Academy of Pain Management –

Centers for disease control and prevention –

American Medical Association home page – look up info about diseases, Doctors, procedure codes and more –

The Cleveland Clinic medical –

Medicare Rights Center – Your Guide Through the Medicare Maze –

Virtual Reference Shelf – selected web resources compiled by the Library of Congress –

University of Sydney Library – Med internet Guide reference –

Dr. web – links to top medical sites –

Medical University of South Carolina Drug Identifier –

Medical Dictionary definitions of popular medical terms –

TRICARE, U.S. Department of Defense Military Health System – – Prescription Drugs, Information, Side Effects, Interactions –

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society – – Medical and Health info and tools – – information and help for depression – – a digital library of authoritative medical info for all students of medicine – – Your Pro guide through the Medical Internet –

Defective Drug Information –

Ask the dietitian – links to health with good nutrition –

Therapy alternatives for body, mind and spirit –

Providing individuals with the quality information they need to find and access the best possible care –

HealthGrades – Information on Hospitals, Doctors and Nursing Homes –

Pregnancy, baby and toddler information, baby gifts and parenting community – – independent tests of herbal, vitamin and mineral supplements – –

Medical board doctor finder – license verification system – – find the right doctor –

Tech-savvy’s – UPIN finder (look up upins and other medical reference) – – For caregivers, about caregivers, by caregivers –

Health information from the National Library of Medicine –

QuackwatchSM – Your Guide to Health Fraud, Quackery, and Intelligent Decisions –

Welcome to Medscape – from – – – midlife health, relationships, career advice and more –

World Health Organization –

MedlinePlus – Advance Directives –

Dr. John Grohol’s Psych Central – Psychology and mental health –

Mental Help Net –

Medical Search Engine & UK Family Health Guide – Medic8 – – Health Information for the whole family –

Child development and parenting information –

Better Health Channel – quality consumer health information for Australians –

Food & Nutrition Information Center –

Weight Loss Psychology – Why most diet pills & programs fail –

American Heart Association – learn and live –

National Dairy Council –

Asthma Control Test – take the asthma control test and share it with your doctor –

Crohn’s disease – Digestive diseases home – National digestive diseases information clearinghouse (NDDIC) –

MedlinePlus: Gout and Pseudogout – A service of the U.S. Library of Medicine and the National Institute of Health –

Gout – complete information from ePodiatry –

Adult Attention Deficit Disorder – from the Northern County Psychiatric Associates in Maryland –

Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance – to improve the lives of people living with mood disorders –

ADEAR – Alzheimer’s Disease Education and Referal Center – A service of the National Institute on aging –

About Alzheimer’s Disease from the Bright Focus Foundation – Research, cargiving, treatment, publications, risk factors and more –

How to quit smoking from the Center for Disease Control – tobacco information and prevention source (TIPS) – – you can quit smoking now –

American Cancer Society Homepage –

National Cancer Institute –

AACR – American Association for Cancer Research home –

The Skin Cancer Foundation –

Hospice Foundation of America – to help those cope personally or professionally with terminal illness, death, grief and the process of bereavement –

Caring Connections – National hospice and palliative care organization –

Welcome to The Well Spouse Association – An association of spousal caregivers – – Partnership for prescription assistance –

Inside the brain: an interactive tour (may take a moment to load if you’re using AOL to view it) –

Military Mental – The Mental Health Self-Assessment Program – – Compare prices for drugs and nutritional supplements –

The Smile Train – International charity providing cleft lip and palate surgery for children – give a child with a cleft a second chance at life –

SBC (Sweet Briar College) Academic Resource Center –

Drug and Substance Abuse information from The Partnership for a Drugfree America –

Glaucoma Research Foundation –

MFA – Meningitis Foundation of America –

The Michael J. Fox Foundation – Foundation for Parkinson’s Research –

MDA – Muscular Dystrophy Association –

National Psoriasis Foundation –

TRDRP – Tobacco-Related Disease Research Program –

DDRC – Diving Diseases Research Center –

CIDR – Center for Inherited Disease Research –

HGP – Human Genome Project Information – Genetic Disease information –

Association of Cancer Online Resources –

HPV (Human Papillomavirus) and HPV Testing – what you need to know about HPV and HPV testing – the cause of almost all cases of cervical cancer –

Grief Management – self help techniques for dealing with grief from The Option Institute learning and training center –,single,383

International Essential Tremor Foundation (IETF) – a site devoted to people diagnosed with some form of essential tremor –

IBC (Inflammatory Breast Cancer) research foundation – committed to finding the causes – Inflammatory breast cancer is a rare and aggressive form of breast cancer that is often initially confused with infections of the breast –

Inflammatory Breast Cancer help and support –

Methamphetamine Treatment Project – a multi-site initiative to study the treatment of methamphetamine dependence –

National Library of Medicine Gateway search – search medical terms and a wealth of other medical information –

Poison Ivy, Oak, and Sumac information center – – educational and support information about chemotherapy and associated side effects – easing the chemotherapy journey –

Herbal side effects and warnings – side effects, interactions and warnings about herbs –

The Diabetes quiz – facts about diabetes –

Wheelchair Foundation – over 100 million children, teens and adults worldwide are in need of a wheelchair but cannot afford one –

Benefits Check Up – a service of the National Council on Aging (NCOA) – for people 55 or over – helps thousands of people every day to connect to private or government programs that help them pay for prescription drugs, health care, utilities and other needs –

The New England Journal of Medicine – Research & review articles on disease & clinical practice – – pill identification provided by Drug Identity Information, Inc. – requires a slight fee –

Welcome to Al-Anon and Alateen – Is your life affected by someone’s drinking? –

Home Instead Senior Care – The world’s trusted source of Non-Medical companionship and home care for Seniors –

Kidney Dialysis Foundation (KDF) –

Children’s Miracle Network – an alliance of premier hospitals for children –

Assura Source – lifecare management solutions – good resources for patients and professionals –

FCA – Family Caregiver Alliance – National center on caregiving –

National Association of Professional Geriatric Care Managers, Inc. –

National Family Caregivers Association –

Eye Care America – a public service foundation of the American Adacemy of Ophthalmology – if you’re a senior, you may be eligible for free eye care –

Knights Templar Eye Foundation, inc. – that others may see – (their Mission Statement from the site) To provide assistance to those who face loss of sight due to the need for surgical treatment without regard to race, color, creed, age, sex, or national origin provided that they are unable to pay or receive adequate assistance from current government agencies or similar sources and to provide funds for research in curing diseases of the eye –

Mission Cataract USA – Mission Cataract USA offers free cataract surgery to people of all ages who have no means to pay –

American Optometric Association (AOA) –

New eyes for the needy – New Eyes for the Needy strives to improve the vision of the less fortunate by purchasing new eyeglasses in the United States and recycling donated glasses for distribution in developing nations worldwide –

Electronic Orange Book from the Food and Drug Administration – Approved drug products with therapeutic equivalence evaluations (find the generic equivalent to an expensive drug to save money) –

Bridges to Access from GlaxoSmithKline – a patient assistance program for non-oncology medicines for eligible low-income patients without prescription drug benefits – – The Official U.S. Government site for people with Medicare –

The Healthy Refrigerator – Open the door to a healthy heart –

DRCNet online drug library –

Postpartum Support International (PSI) – to eliminate denial and ignorance of emotional health related to childbirth –

Wired Seniors – gives Seniors “a web of your own” and serves as the main hub of many Seniors related web sites – – a comprehensive source of information and services for seniors and their caregivers –

Independent Life Resources – unlimited resources and support for persons with disabilities, senior citizens and those who care – – Senior Citizens’ resources – – Senior Citizens news and information daily on the web –

Medline Plus: Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder – excellent reference resource for PTSD –

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Gateway from the Dart Foundation –

National Kidney Foundation – (from the site) The National Kidney Foundation, Inc., a major voluntary health organization, seeks to prevent kidney and urinary tract diseases, improve the health and well-being of individuals and families affected by these diseases, and increase the availability of all organs for transplantation –

Surgery Door – The UK’s leading online Health Service – – Health Naturally – (from the site) World’s Largest Health Homesteading website –

Dieting, Health, Fitness and Wellness from Prevention Magazine –

Vegan & Vegetarian recipes, articles, health resources –

National Sleep Foundation – learn about sleep disorders – – your guide to reliable health information, sponsored by the Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion from the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services –

The Free Medical Journals site – promoting free access to medical journals –

Drugnet – The Drug and Alcohol Treatment and Prevention Global Network –

Welcome to Human Anatomy Online – brought to you by – – the complete HIV/AIDS Resource –

American Dietetic Association – (from the site) With nearly 65,000 members, the American Dietetic Association is the nation’s largest organization of food and nutrition professionals. ADA serves the public by promoting optimal nutrition, health and well-being. ADA members are the nation’s food and nutrition experts, translating the science of nutrition into practical solutions for healthy living –

American Academy of Orthotists and Prosthetists – information for new amputees –

HysterSisters – The Hysterectomy Recovery Support website – (from the site) This website is a woman to woman place on the internet built entirely by Hyster Sisters for Hyster Sisters for hysterectomy support –

Homeopathic Educational Services – homeopathy books, audio, video, medicines, remedies, software and more –

NeedyMeds – (from the site) the best source of information for people who need help with the cost of medicine and other healthcare expenses – – connect with others who are going through the same thing – over 150 message boards on various diseases, conditions and health topics – requires free registration –

Courage center – empowering people with disabilities – (from the site) Courage Center offers comprehensive rehab services for people of all ages and abilities. We specialize in pain management, brain injury, spinal cord injury and congenital disabilities –

The 55 best herbal remedies from – – United Cerebral Palsy – (from the site) the leading source of information on cerebral palsy, and a pivotal advocate for the rights of persons with any disability –

Bereaved parents of the USA – (from the site) a national non-profit self-help group that offers support, understanding, compassion and hope especially to the newly bereaved, to rebuild their lives after the death of their children, grandchildren or siblings –

The sibling connection – created as a resource for anyone who has lost a sister or brother – – an internet community of persons dealing with grief, death and major loss –

The Dougy Center – for grieving children and families –

Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services from the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services –

Patient Advocate Foundation co-pay relief assistance program – (from the site) Patient Advocate Foundation’s Co-Pay Relief (CPR) Program provides direct co-payment assistance for pharmaceutical products to insured Americans who financially and medically qualify – – get the facts about flu systems and flu treatment options –

Internet Mental Health – free information about mental illness – – news and articles in Science, Health, Environment and Technology – – (from the site) eHealthInsurance is a licensed health insurance agency and the leading online source for individuals, self employed, and small businesses to find, compare and buy Individual Health Insurance, Family Health Insurance, Small Business Health Insurance, Self Employed Health Insurance, and Health Savings Accounts (HSA) – – child miscarriage support and child death support website. The grief of loss – a message of hope for the grieving heart –

Inflammatory Breast Cancer (IBC) Association – (from the site) IBC is a less common type of breast cancer which usually presents with signs and symptoms that more closely resemble a benign breast infection –

Health Plan One – a leading online insurance broker for family, individual, and small business health insurance –

Chemical within us from National Geographic magazine – (from the site) Modern chemistry keeps insects from ravaging crops, lifts stains from carpets, and saves lives. But the ubiquity of chemicals is taking a toll. Many of the compounds absorbed by the body stay there for years—and fears about their health effects are growing –

Sleep Disorders Guide – a comprehensive information guide about sleep disorders. Descriptions, symptoms, causes, treatments of various sleep disorders like sleep apnea, insomnia, snoring, restless legs and narcolepsy –

Diabetes Self Management – brings you the information you need to control your diabetes and improve your health –

Surgical Planning Laboratory from Harvard – (from the site) advancing the future of health care by bringing the power of computation and imaging to new areas of medicine – – your local pollen reports and allergy forecasts –

Doctors Without Borders – (from the site) an independent international medical humanitarian organization that delivers emergency aid to people affected by armed conflict, epidemics, natural or man-made disasters, or exclusion from health care in more than 70 countries –

Visible Body – 3D human anatomy – discover human anatomy like never before – free registration – – straight-talking good advice – (from the site) We hope we can help you deal with those worrying health problems that are difficult to talk about with anyone –

Aging Health Topics – medical information and resources –

Health and Fitness Advice – helping you invest in a healthy lifestyle – find fitness tips and personal trainer fitness advice – – anonymous and free support groups, news, views and how to’s and treatment and medical information –

Caring Bridge – free websites that support and connect loved ones during critical illness –

Adolescent Wellness, Inc. from Children’s Hospital Boston and McLean Hospital –

Signs of Suicide (SOS) – Screening for Mental Health, Inc. –

Massachusetts General Hospital Schizophrenia Program –

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Smoking Cessation Leadership Center – – physician review and ratings – rate your doctor or find a better one – – articles, tips and discussion on finding the best health insurance coverage available –

First-aid guide – information to help you during an emergency from The Mayo Clinic –

Gift of life – helping patients in need of an organ transplant find matching donors – financial aid for transplant related expenses and free airfare for patients and donors –

American childhood Cancer Organization – …because kids can’t fight cancer alone – information on childhood cancer –

Never-ending Squirrel Tale – an uplifting and practical web site to encourage and empower parents of kids with cancer when they feel the most discouraged and powerless – – an informational website dedicated to health and medicine, drug reviews and comparisons and much more –

U.S. Hospital Finder –

Your Eye Guide – updated daily – information on eye Diseases such as macular degeneration, glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy, eye cancer, eye Conditions such as dry eye, cataract, conjunctivitis, snow blindness, eye floaters, keratoconus, blepharitis, colour blindness, pterygium, eye Symptoms and Treatments for myopia, hyperopia, low vision, astigmatism, laser eye surgery, lens implants, cataract surgery, INTACS, IOL’s, and eye Care Information such as eye tests, smoking, health supplements, optical prescriptions –

Nursing Home lookup – Government database that includes inspection results, ratios of beds to nurses, Medicare participation and more –

LensShopper – the online guide to lenses and impaired vision. Our mission is to provide free, accurate and independent information to the general public regarding vision-related issues –

The Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis Network – to raise public awareness, to provide advocacy and education, and to advance research on behalf of all those affected by food allergies and anaphylaxis –

Patient Education Institute – helping patients become active participants in their healthcare –

A nice list of helpful resources on grief & bereavement from Masters in Counseling – – a site that provides comprehensive information on careers in public health, and resources on major public health issues, such as a preventative care guide –

Autoimmune Disorders information from Medline Plus –

Autoimmune Diseases Fact Sheet from Women’s –

Find AutoImmune Disease Specialists and Dentists from ZocDoc –

Understanding Osteoarthritis and the Medicare Advantage Special Needs Plan information from Plan Prescriber –

National Institute of Arthritis, Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases information from the National Institute of Health –

Resources For Ensuring A Long Happy And Healthy Life from Kanetix –

Senior Resources from American Advisors Group (AAG) – resources and links to useful information for Senior Citizens –

Mesothelioma Prognosis Network – helping families find hope – lots of support and information for Mesothelioma (a rare cancer that affects protective membranes surrounding lungs, heart and abdominal cavity mainly caused by asbestos exposure) survivors and their families –

Disability Modification for the Home: Cost Guide from Home Advisor –

Driving When You have Parkinson’s Disease from the US Department of Transportation –

The Guide to Keeping Your Home Through Debilitating Disease from Mortgage Calculator –

Elder Impact – Empowering seniors against ageism by making handy the information they need to keep controlling their own lives –

Seniors’ Health: Resource Library from the National Library of Medicine –

22 Senior Health Risk Calculators for Healthy Aging information from –

Mental and Behavioral Health and Older Americans from American Psychological Association –

The Guide to Overcoming Holiday Depression for the Elderly and their Caretakers from American Medical Resource Institute –

Caring for an Aging Parent information from Washington State Department of Social and Health Services –

How to Deal with Your Aging Parents: A Caring Guide from Home Advisor –

Independent Living for Seniors information from –

Easing the Transition to Assisted Living information from Everyday Health –

Medicare and Nursing Home Care information from Medicare Consumer Guide –

Depression is Not a Normal Part of Growing Older information from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention –

Elderly Depression and Care for the Elderly from A Place For Mom –

Addiction Prevention Guide for Seniors from New Beginnings –

Depression Treatment: Therapy, Medication and Lifestyle Changes from Help Guide –

Get Ready to Apply for Marketplace Health Care Insurance – how to apply and enroll for Health Insurance from –

Open Enrollment Information Center from Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services –

Smoking and Heart Attack Risk information from ACLS Training Center –

Smoking and Cancer information and resources about cancer from Cancer Research UK –

Teens and Smoking information and resources from –

Top Medical Assistant Schools – a site dedicated to helping students in their journey to the medical assisting field –

Mesothelioma Group – A community that provides up-to-date cancer support for mesothelioma patients and family members –

Mesothelioma Lawyer Center – comprehensive asbestos and mesothelioma information, but with an emphasis on the legal options available to asbestos victims and their families –

Mesothelioma Help – an organization with an online community made up of experienced medical professionals and patients providing help and education to patients and families affected by mesothelioma cancer –

The ePharmacy Technicians – School directory, career guide, exam guides and tips for becoming a pharmacist – – free resources, education, support and hope for Mesothelioma patients and their friends and families –

The ultimate fire safety and disabilities guide – fire safety guide for people with disabilities made especially for people and caregivers of persons living with either blindness or low vision, hearing loss, physical disabilities or cognitive impairments –

Arthritis-Health – a growing library of information for those suffering chronic pain from arthritis and arthritis related issues from Veritas –

Cleveland drug abuse treatment programs information and resources for addiction and substance abuse in Cleveland from –

Information and resources on staying fit, being active and eating right from the President’s Council on Fitness –

Travel workout – Fitness tips for business travelers from the Mayo Clinic –

Allergens and irritants information from the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences at the National Institute of Health –

Cleaning up after pets and critters – the guide to animal and insect allergen-free homes from Cleanitsupply –

The Ultimate Guide to Pool Chemical Safety for Kids from Save On Pool Supplies –

Relapse Prevention and Post-Treatment Survival – a guide to relapse prevention for those recovering from substance abuse – from A New Start –

Medical malpractice guidelines and useful information and links from the Medical Malpractice Center –

Get help from patients and caregivers on Mesothelioma from the Mesothelioma community from Mesothelioma Help –

Tips and information on dealing with Parkinson’s Disease for caregivers from –

Helping Alzheimer’s Sufferers Cope with the Loss of a Loved One: A Guide for Caregivers from the Neptune Society –

Information on Diet and Parkinson’s Disease from the Michael J. Fox Foundation –

Information on Exercise and Physical Therapy for Parkinson’s Disease from the Parkinson’s Disease Clinic –

Information on treating and dealing with Mesothelioma from Treat Mesothelioma – A Mesothelioma Treatment Community –

Mesothelioma Fund – helping patients and families obtain compensation from asbestos trust funds for those who need it –

Detox to Rehab – an online source for information and treatment of additions, including an addiction Hotline –

Information on guiding you from Rehab to Recovery from Addiction Center –

Safety information regarding kids and swimming pools from Katchakid –

Swimming Safety Tips, Resources and More for children –

Recent information and statistics on defective drugs and medical devices from RX Dangers –

Home Advice Guide – Home remodeling information for Veterans, Seniors and Disabled –

Rheumatoid Arthritis – Information and resources for living your life with Rheumatoid Arthritis –

How-to Crowdfund Medical Bills information – and lots of other no nonsense, advice, how-to’s and reviews from BeBusinessed –

Medicaid Long Term Care Guide – Eligibility by State information and more help information – – a place to find impartial information on medical assistant training programs for those looking to pursue a career in the medical assisting field –

Autoimmune Diseases Fact Sheet from the Office of Women’s Health –

Remedies for Rheumatoid Arthritis Flare-Ups – information and resources to help improve your quality of life for those with Rheumatoid Arthritis –

Nutrition Tips for Inflammatory Bowel Disease from the UCSF Medical Center –

Life with Psoriasis: Managing Itch – information for managing the itch of Psoriasis from the National Psoriasis Foundation –

Managing Your MS Pain – information on coping with Multiple Sclerosis from the University of Washington –

10 Early Signs & Symptoms of Alzheimer’s from the Alzheimer’s Association –

Mesothelioma Guide – Restoring Hope for Mesothelioma Patients –

Treat Mesothelioma information and resources including Mesothelioma Treatment Community –

Healthy Diet Reviews – giving dieters an inside look into what science, and real life experiences, have to say about dietary changes, healthy menus and more from Diet Spotlight –

A guide and resources for patient’s suffering from Mesothelioma and what can be done about it from Mesothelioma Guide –

Elite Rehab Placement – help and information on beating addiction with the right Rehab Center –

Very Well Health – an online resource for reliable, understandable, and up-to-date health information on medical topics that matter the most to you –

Nutritional Guide for Stronger Teeth – information and articles about healthy nutrition for stronger bones and teeth and more from Rye Smiles for Life –

Arts and Crafts for People with Alzheimer’s – a lot of useful information and help for dementia and Alzheimer’s and their loved ones from Find Reviews –

Help with overcoming addiction from Recovery Village –

What Does It Mean to Be a Mesothelioma Caregiver? – Information and resources for people with Mesothelioma and those that care for them from Mesothelioma Hub –

CNA Free Training – a site that helps those interested in becoming a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) find programs in their area that offer free CNA training and certification –

Autism Resource Center from the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry – a good resource for parents and caregivers of people with Autism –

Autism Support Network – a nice resource for helping those with Autism and those that care for them –

12 Best Adderall Alternatives: Natural Over the Counter ADHD Substitutes from Cognitune Smarter Health –

Whistleblower Info – helpful info designed to keep the public educated and informed of the many different types of government contractor fraud, medical & healthcare fraud, pharmaceutical and FDA fraud, tax fraud and more –

Studying with Narcolepsy: 15 Tips for Successful Learning – and lots of other useful study and writing tips for smart students from Ivy Panda –

A GUIDE TO SMART HOME TECH FOR THE DISABLED AND ELDERLY and a lot of other useful information from The Reviews Insider –

Financial Help for Single Mothers – resources and information that is helpful to single mothers needing assistance –

How to Get Teens to Stop Vaping – plus lots of other useful resources and information from Sunshine Behavioral Health –

7 Ways Pets Can Help With Mental Health Issues – and other useful information for getting help with mental issues from EZ Care Clinic –

Digital Resources for Students with Autism – lots of useful information for working with people with Autism from –

Guide To Pregnancy And Substance Use Disorders – useful information and resources for dealing with pregnancy and substance use disorders from Addiction Campuses –

Homecare for Mesothelioma Patients – information and resources for people with Mesothelioma who need help from Mesothelioma Justice Network –

Mesothelioma support for patients and their families dealing with the disease from Mesothelioma Hub –

How to Calm a Child With Autism – techniques for avoiding and managing meltdowns and lots of other useful information for dealing with Autism –

How to Create a Safe, Sensory-Friendly Backyard Landscape for Your Child With Special Needs information from Wikilawn –

Treating Sensory Processing Issues, information and resources for dealing with special needs from Child Mind Institute –

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