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Addiction Treatment Locator by State
Links to each state in the US providing data about addiction, treatment, as well as help finding rehabilitation facilities. Also included is an overview of each state's drug and alcohol problem compiled from a variety of federal and state government sources.

AMA Online Doctor Finder
Information on virtually every licensed physician in the United States and its possessions, including more than 650,000 doctors of medicine (MD) and doctors of osteopathy or osteopathic medicine (DO).

Frequently asked questions, locate an acupuncturist in your area, news and information.

Alchoholics Anonymous
Available in English, Spanish and French versions, this site provides fact files, questions to ask yourself if AA is for you, and contact information within your state or county.
A wonderful online destination that provides detailed information on more than 200 wellness specialties and 400 health conditions. The site includes thousands of expert articles, videos, blogs, travel destinations and other resources covering more than 150 alternative medicine specialties, plus access to 300,000+ health and wellness specialists throughout the U.S.

Alternative Medicine
The National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM) is the Federal Government's lead agency for scientific research on complementary and alternative medicine (CAM). It is one of the 27 institutes and centers that comprise the National Institutes of Health (NIH) within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The mission of NCCAM is to "define, through rigorous scientific investigation, the usefulness and safety of complementary and alternative medicine interventions and their roles in improving health and health care."

Alzheimer's Disease Research
Funds research seeking cures for Alzheimer’s disease and other age-related and degenerative diseases, and provides the public with information about risk factors, preventative lifestyles, available treatments and coping strategies.

American Cancer Society

American Gastroenterological Association
Designed primarily for physicians, researchers and educators whose focus involves the functions and disorders of the digestive system. It's a gas!

American Heart Association
This site contains an A to Z guide to heart disease and stroke, as well as a self-administered test to measure your risk for heart disease.

American Psychiatric Association
Lots of helpful information even if you aren't a member. Public information includes an overview of mental illness, advice on choosing a psychiatrist, details on community activities and outreach programs; information on psychiatric medications.

Ask Dr. Weil
Each day Dr. Andrew Weil posts a new alternative medicine topic dealing with everything from AIDS, cancer, and arthritis, to the common cold, skin conditions and headaches.

Ask the Dietitian
Sound nutritional advice by Joanne Larsen, MS, RD, LD

Basal Metabolism Calculator
Type in your weight, height, age, and sex, and let the BMC determine your metabolic caloric rate and provide a personalized recommended intake of fat grams, proteins and carbohydrates. A sure-fire way to ruin your day, but fascinating nonetheless.

Blind Links
More than 100 resources for the blind, including hyperlinks to libraries for the blind and the "Braille Monitor" as well as many other related sites.

Breast Cancer Answers
Current and archived articles about breast cancer prevention, screening and treatment. The site features streaming video Webcasts, text transcripts, authoritative articles, and more. Check the site for new programs and updates, and register for the newsletter to receive health updates throughout the year.

Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine
Initiated by Congress in 1992 to evaluate alternative medical treatments.

Lots of information regarding chiropractic resources on the Internet. Adjust your browser to...

Cholesterol Myths
Astonishing and scary facts. Click on the figures displayed if you want the scientific evidence.

Continence Connection
Search the online catalog for incontinence products, from the privacy of your home, 24-hours a day, seven days a week. CC's objective is to carry the largest selection of incontinence supplies available anywhere. This nurse-owned company offers products, education and support for individuals dealing with incontinence issues.

Doctor Directory
Offers consumers access to a listing of doctor's name, specialty, address, telephone number, map to the office, board certification, medical school, residency, fellowship, secondary specialty, office hours, languages spoken, affiliated hospitals and health plans accepted. Virtually every practicing physician in the U.S. is listed.

Drug Dangers
Committed to providing the latest information on a range of medications and medical devices that have serious complications. is sponsored by the Seeger Weiss law firm.

Drug Index, The Internet

Drug InfoNet
Provides drug and disease information for your healthcare needs. Visit the FAQ page to find answers to frequently asked healthcare questions. Look on the Manufacturer Info page to link to pharmaceutical company pages. Click to Health Info and Health News for the latest in, well, healthcare information and news.
Includes up-to-date information about prescription and over-the-counter medications and includes details about associated side effects to aid in the protection of patients and consumers.
A full-service, online drugstore, the of over-the-counter drugs, personal care products, and cosmetics. It can even deliver your prescription drugs to your door.

Grief Share
Connects you to a variety of resources related to death, dying, bereavement, and major physical and emotional losses.

Fee-based site, dedicated to the exploration of imagery (sign) language and visual communication, cultures and arts.

Health A to Z
Created by health care professionals, this site includes an easy-to-use A to Z directory of health-related articles about diseases, conditions, lifestyles, plus news and information about the healthcare industry.

Health and Human Services, U.S. Department of
Includes publications, press releases and links to other government health and medical resources.

Winner of eHealthcareworld’s Silver Award for Best Health Portal, is one of the most visited and consumer health sites on the Web. HealthScout provides personalized health management tools including health alerts, newsletters, recall reports, mini-checkups, and family health pages. HealthScout reaches more than 1.2 million users monthly.

Healthy Body Calculator
Find your healthy body weight and calories

A joint venture between Aetna U.S. HealthcareTM and the Johns Hopkins University Hospital and Health System, this site provides a one-stop location in which to find authoritative health information. Useful facts, news, search capabilities and resources from more than 100 leading sources

Managing Your Diabetes
An excellent patient-oriented, commercially sponsored site that provides high quality information about diabetes and its management.

Medicine, National Library of
Includes link to searchable Medline, Grateful Med, and PubMed databases

Mesothelioma Center
Seventy-five percent of all mesothelioma patients are seniors. One factor that influences the higher incidence rate of asbestos-related diseases among seniors is the long latency period associated with symptoms. The symptoms of mesothelioma typically arise 20 to 50 years after initial exposure to asbestos occurs. The Mesothelioma Center offers a one-stop resource on all asbestos and mesothelioma-related information ranging from occupational exposure to mesothelioma clinical trials.

Mesothelioma Guide
A comprehensive resource for victims of asbestos exposure and their family members featuring current information about improving prognosis, life expectancy and treatment options. Also available is a free, 200-page guide and support and advice books. The “Doctor Match” program connects patients with local specialists. The online community invites patients to connect other individuals, including caregivers and survivors, who can truly relate to their personal experience.

Mesothelioma Symptoms
Covers an extensive range of topics including the different types of mesothelioma and various methods of treatment. More than 3,000 people are diagnosed with mesothelioma each year in the United States, and it is considered one of the deadliest forms of cancer in the world.

Mother Nature's General Store
Features alternative medicine products, including aromatherapy, hair and skin care, vitamins, homeopathy, and herbal products.

A Web-based consumer health information service developed by the University of Cincinnati Medical Center to provide current and accurate health information.

New England Journal of Medicine
Contains the complete text and abstracts of many featured articles. You can access the current issue and selected past issues back to 1975.

Nursing Home Abuse Guide
Presented by Orlando attorneys Paul & Perkins, this site was created to provide families and loved ones with information about elder abuse and neglect. From injury types to claims, this guide presents an extensive amount of important information.

Office of Alternative Medicine
Initiative by Congress in 1992 to evaluate alternative medical treatments

OncoLink was founded in 1994 by Pennsylvania cancer specialists with a mission to help cancer patients, families, health care professionals and the general public get accurate cancer-related information at no charge. Through OncoLink you can get comprehensive information about specific types of cancer, updates on cancer treatments and news about research advances. Information is updated daily and provided at various levels, from introductory to in-depth. Sponsored by the University of Pennsylvania Cancer Center.

Osteoporosis Foundation

Parkinson Foundation

The focus of this site is health care fraud, quackery, and providing accurate information so you can make intelligent health care decisions.

Skin Care Physicians
Developed by the American Academy of Dermatology, this site provides patients with up-to-date information about the treatment and management of disorders of the skin, hair and nails. Patients and health care professionals utilize this Web site as a resource for educational literature and health guideline descriptions.

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Includes publications, press releases, and links to other government health and medicine resources.

U.S.D.A. Nutrient Values
A database of nutrient values of more than 6,000 foods.

Vegetarian Resource Group
Recipes, nutritional information, cookbooks, travel information and the Vegetarian Game!

Visible Human Project: A Guided Tour
Originated by the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, MO, the VHP resulted in over of 9,000 digitized sections of the body. This site presents a guided tour of the visible human and how the two dimensional images provide a unique means of studying the three-dimensional anatomy of the human body. A remarkable project and a fascinating Web site.

Wellness Web - The Patients Network
Dedicated to patient information sharing and informed decision-making.

Yoga Health Tips
Online Guide to the Practice of Yoga

Created to help people tap into yoga, massage, fitness and wellness. The founders of launched an online community and a single source for users to access information, trends, capable instructors, and the latest products with a focus on yoga and general wellness/fitness. Lots of articles, diagrams, and a Yoga studio search.