healthnetwork: Diseases and Conditions

Diseases and Conditions Medlineplus

This consumer friendly site is maintained by the U.S. National Library of Medicine and the National Institutes of Health. MedlinePlus will direct you to information to help answer health questions. The health topics link contains 740 topics on conditions, diseases and wellness. MedlinePlus also has extensive information about drugs, an illustrated medical encyclopedia, interactive patient tutorials, and latest health news. The site also offers a service for finding local resources for health-related issues at the Go Local link.
Mayo Clinic -- Disease and Conditions A-Z
Mayo Clinic is a not-for-profit medical practice dedicated to the diagnosis and treatment of virtually every type of complex illness. Diseases and conditions, drugs and supplements, treatment decisions, healthy living tools, and ask a health specialist option. If you like interactive tools, this site contains several health related tools such as: bmi calculator, due day calculator, stress assessments, Alzheimer's quiz and more! Still need more? There all also health related slideshows, videos and podcasts!
 
This resource will provide information and support for children and adolescents with cancer and their families, to provide grassroots leadership through advocacy and awareness, and to support research leading to a cure for all children diagnosed with this life-threatening disease.
American Heart Association
Includes information on heart attack/stroke warning signs, diseases and conditions, children's health and tips on how you can live a heart healthy lifestyle! Offers several tools including personalized action plans for heart health, free personalized heart healthy grocery list and a fats translator.
This site offers comprehensive information on arthritis including a disease center, surgery center, alternative overview, questions and answers and current research. You can also look for local events in programs in your area. It also offers the option to interact with other individuals dealing with the similar conditions through the online rheumatoid arthritis community at the RA Connect Link. You may also want to check out the free Let's Talk Ra Communication Kit which includes tips for talking with your doctor and a health assessment questionnaire.
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Whether you, a family member or a friend are diagnosed with mesothelioma or another asbestos-related disease, this site was designed for you. The Mesothelioma Center is committed to being a comprehensive one-stop resource for all asbestos- and mesothelioma-related issues, from occupational exposure to treatment options.
 
A program of the National Cancer Institute, this site provides an overview of cancer as well as information on a specific types of cancer such as breast, prostate, lung, and colon cancer. Select an option from the bottom of the page to access the information such as Information about Cancer for Health Consumers in English (or Spanish). Still have questions? There is a live chat LiveHelp options available which links directly to the National Cancer Institute. LiveHelp options offers information on cancer resources or the navigation of the web site as well as LiveHelp for smoking cessation.
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The Center for Disease Control offers comprehensive health information on health and safety topics. Search for information by diseases or search for information by life stage or specific population. Other health related topics include travelers health, environmental health, workplace safety and health, and preventive health and safety information. Need information on emergency preparedness? You will find it here! This site includes the Top Emergency Response Resources.
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Your guide to understanding genetic conditions.  This site provides consumer-friendly information about the effects of genetic variations on human health.
Healthfinder.gov is an award-winning Federal Web site for consumers, developed by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services together with other Federal agencies. Site includes information on health and wellness, current health news, a health library, health related organizations, a drug interaction tool and a kid's health section.
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HIVInsite is developed by the Center for HIV Information (CHI) at the University of California San Francisco (UCSF). The site includes general knowledge information, prevention basics and tools, policy analysis, and information by country and region. The site includes an on-line textbook of HIV disease from the University of California San Francisco and San Francisco General Hospital located in the knowledge base. The site also includes audio options. The patient/public section includes FAQS, living with HIV, life stages and specific group information, and information on getting tested. There is also an option to submitted
Resource provides information on conditions and diseases, healthy lifestyle resources, resources by life stage and health news.  This site includes a variety of interactive tools and assessments such as: video illustrating breast self examination techniques, child proofing your home, interactive nutrition database and more! There is also information on dental health including general dental health, prevention and treatment, health news, parent's information, kid's activities and an interactive tools videos and illustrations.
Mental Help Net is designed to educate the public about mental health, wellness, and family and relationship issues and concerns. Includes topic search, news, mental health resources and a read and learn option which includes webcast, podcasts and more.
Online Medical Library is updated periodically with new information, and contains photographs, and audio and video material not present in the print versions. The patient and caregivers link provides additional information on patient programs and disease education web sites.
Every year, 12.7 million people in the world learn that they have cancer. Even though cancer is a widespread disease, each individual who suffers from cancer is uniquely affected. Family and friends of loved ones who are fighting cancer are often confused and worried. It can be difficult to cope with a diagnosis of cancer.  This resource will provide you with information and support in dealing with a cancer diagnosis.  For a 24/7 LIVE chat with doctors and nurses, Q&A sessions and more, please visit Mesotheliomahelp.org ---their main objective is to provide assistance and spread awareness about asbestos exposure and mesothelioma. 
Mental disorders are a common health problem. This web Site provides information on signs, symptoms and treatment of mental disorders. Contains current news, clinical trials, medications, coping with traumatic events, suicide prevention and how to get help.
American Cancer Society web site designed to provide comprehensive information on a variety of cancer topics. Includes treatment decision tools, support services and current news features. Interested in message boards? Browse through the messages posted, or post your own.
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NORD provides information about diseases, referrals to patient organizations, research grants and fellowships, advocacy for the rare-disease community, and Medication Assistance Programs that help needy patients obtain certain drugs they could not otherwise afford.
Comprehensive information about specific types of cancer, updates on cancer treatments cancer clinical trials, and news about research advances. OncoLink is designed to make it easy for the general public to navigate through the pages to obtain the information that they want. The home page has buttons and hypertext links. If you click on the buttons or the underlined text with your mouse, you will go directly to your area of interest.
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Fulfilling the Promise: Nancy G. Brinker promised her dying sister, Susan G. Komen, she would do everything in her power to end breast cancer forever. In 1982, that promise became Susan G. Komen for the Cure® and launched the global breast cancer movement. Today, Susan G. Komen is the boldest community fueling the best science and making the biggest impact in the fight against breast cancer.
Provides easy to understand information for common and specific surgical procedures. You can view the actual procedures for a $5.00 fee.


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