Looking for more information about what ails you?
There are many resources for health information for patients and their families
available on the Internet.
a few examples that may be useful:
General Health Sites
· MedlinePlus (English
· Centers for Disease Control andPrevention (CDC)
· HIV InSite
· Mayo Clinic
· NIH SeniorHealth
· Association of Cancer Online Resources
Website features: links to cancer email lists, resources, cancer topics,
treatment options, clinical trials, and publications.
· Intercultural Cancer Council
Website features: cancer statistics and fact sheets about minorities and
underserved populations, news, and resource links.
· National Cancer Institute
Website features: information on types of cancer; treatment options; clinical
trials; genetics, causes, risk factors, and prevention; testing; and coping and
Website features a collection of web resources on the prevention and treatment
of cancer maintained by the Abramson Cancer Center of the University of
Pennsylvania; includes news, book reviews, and disease and patient support
· American Diabetes Association
Website features: news section, overview of the disease, risk test, statistics,
nutrition, and health recipes section. Also available in Spanish.
· Children With Diabetes
Website features: news section, library of terms, childrens' section, parents'
section, and 'ask the experts' section.
· National Diabetes Education Program (U.S. National Institutes of Health [NIH] and Centers for Disease Control [CDC])
Website features: information for minorities, Spanish-language and
Asian-American information, tips on how to control and prevent diabetes,
resources for children and adolescents.
· American Heart Association
Website features: heart attack warning signs, latest news, disease statistics,
nutrition tips, medical encyclopedia, Spanish language information, and links
to additional resources.
Website features: the latest federally-approved information on HIV/AIDS
clinical research, treatment and prevention, and medical practice guidelines
for people living with HIV/AIDS, their families and friends, health care
providers, scientists, and researchers.
· American Stoke Association
Website features: warning signs, recovery, glossary, risk factors, and Spanish
· National Stroke Association
Website features: information on symptoms, risk factors, prevention and
recovery, and Spanish/French translations.