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AIDS Community Research Initiative of America AIDS Community Research Initiative of America (ACRIA), a collaborative and independent not-for-profit organization, studies new treatments for HIV/AIDS and related diseases, and conducts a comprehensive HIV health literacy program.
The ALS Association is the only national not-for-profit health organization dedicated solely to lead the fight against ALS. The Association covers all the bases - research, patient and community services, public education, and advocacy - in providing help and hope to those facing the disease.
Blood pressure information from the American Heart Association.
The mission of the American Lung Association is to prevent lung disease and promote lung health. It is the oldest voluntary health organization in the United States, with a national office and constituent and affiliate associations around the country.
The American Lung Association has many programs and strategies for fighting lung disease.
The American Optometric Association leads the way in its mission of improving the quality and availability of eye and vision care everywhere.
Website of the American Parkinson's Disease Association.
Depression and Suicide in Older Adults Resource Guide from the American Psychological Association.
Website of the American Stroke Association.
A site for patients written and reviewed by expert urologists in partnership with the American Urological Association Foundation.
The Arthritis Association provides information and support.
Breastcancer.org is a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing the most reliable, complete, and up-to-date information about breast cancer. Their mission is to help women and their loved ones make sense of the complex medical and personal information about breast cancer, so they can make the best decisions.
C-Change is a collaboration among the nation's key leaders in cancer that aims to leverage leadership and expertise from government, business, and non-profit sectors to eliminate cancer as a major public health problem. Cancer patient navigation works with a patient from pre-diagnosis through all phases of the cancer experience.
CancerCare is a national nonprofit organization founded in 1944 that provides free, professional support services to anyone affected by cancer: people with cancer, caregivers, children, loved ones, and the bereaved.
City of Hope offers a clearinghouse to disseminate information and resources to improve the quality of pain management.
The COPD pocket consultation card, offered by the COPD Foundation.
Caring for someone with Emphysema or Chronic Bronchitis, a new educational resource kit for COPD caregivers provides disease information, an overview of various COPD treatment options, and practical lifestyle tips and other suggestions on ways to care for someone living with COPD.
Dementia Care Central provides basic information about dementia and caregiving and provides a multitude of links to other resources so that you can easily find more information or support.
High blood pressure information from DHHS and The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Sponsored by the National Mental Health Institute, the mission of this web site is to educate people about clinical depression, offer a confidential way for people to get screened for symptoms of the illness, and guide people toward appropriate professional help if necessary.
HelpGuide provides information on planning for Alzheimer's care.
HelpGuide's mission is to empower you and your loved ones to understand, prevent, and resolve health challenges.
The Mayo clinic describes several types of dementia, with links to more detailed descriptions and to numerous writings on Alzheimer's disease.
The Mayo clinic describes several types of dementia, with links to more detailed descriptions and to numerous writings on Alzheimer's disease.
The Mayo clinic describes several types of dementia, with links to more detailed descriptions and to numerous writings on Alzheimer's disease.
Information about diagnosing, evaluating and treating dementia.
Information on breast cancer from the U.S. National Library of Medicine and the National Institutes of Health.
Eating disorders can cause heart and kidney problems and even death. Getting help early is important. Treatment involves monitoring, mental health therapy, nutritional counseling and sometimes medicines, from Medline Plus - the U.S. Library on Medicine and the National Institute on Health.
Website for the Michael J Fox Foundation, focusing on a cure for Parkinson's disease.
The National Alliance on Mental Illness is the nation's largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to improving the lives of persons living with serious mental illness and their families.
National Association for Continence is dedicated to public education and awareness about the causes, prevention, diagnosis, treatments, and management alternatives for incontinence.
National Association for Continence is the world's largest and most prolific consumer advocacy organization dedicated to public education and awareness about the causes, prevention, diagnosis, treatments, and management alternatives for incontinence.
As the Federal Government's lead agency for scientific research on complimentary and alternative medicine (CAM), NCCAM is committed to providing evidence-based CAM information to help health care providers and the public make health care decisions.
National Diabetes Information Clearinghouse: A service of the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases and NIH.
American Dietetic Association: Managing your diabetes through nutrition
Website for the National Eye Institute.
Website of the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke: information on Multiple Sclerosis.
Social support and obesity: a study from the National Institute on Aging
Information on fibromyalgia from National Institutes of Health.
Information on urinary incontinence from the National Institutes of Health
Established in 1984, the National Osteoporosis Foundation (NOF) is the nation's leading voluntary health organization solely dedicated to osteoporosis and bone health.
Website of the National Parkinson's Association.
Website of the National Parkinson's Association.
The National Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel (NPUAP) serves as the authoritative voice for improved patient outcomes in pressure ulcer prevention and treatment through public policy, education and research.
National Sleep Foundation is dedicated to improving the quality of life for Americans who suffer from sleep problems and disorders - helping everyone better understand the importance of sleep and the benefits of good sleep habits, and recognizing the signs of sleep problems so that they can be properly diagnosed and treated.
Website of the National Stroke Association.
Prostate Cancer Foundation (PCF) is the world's largest philanthropic source of support for prostate cancer research. The PCF has a single goal: To find better treatments and a cure for recurrent prostate cancer.
Psych Central is the Internet's largest and oldest independent mental health social network created and run by mental health professionals to guarantee reliable, trusted information and support communities to consumers.
Tools for treatment and research - HIV/AIDS clinical trials & seniors.
The Congress of California Seniors focuses its primary attention on legislative and consumer issues that impact older adults. On this page, information on sex, seniors and HIV /AIDS is provided.
Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation. Today, Komen for the Cure is the world's largest grassroots network of breast cancer survivors and activists fighting to save lives, empower people, ensure quality care for all and energize science to find the cures.
The American Association of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine's mission is to promote excellence and integrity in the professional practice of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, in order to enhance public health and well-being.
The American Cancer Society (ACS) is a nationwide, community-based voluntary health organization. Headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, the ACS has state divisions and more than 3,400 local offices.
The American Chiropractic Association (ACA), based in Arlington, VA, is the largest professional association in the world representing doctors of chiropractic. The ACA provides lobbying, public relations, professional and educational opportunities for doctors of chiropractic, funds research regarding chiropractic and health issues, and offers leadership for the advancement of the profession.
The American Diabetes Association is the nation's leading 501(C)3 nonprofit health organization providing diabetes research, information and advocacy.
The American Foundation for the Blind (AFB) is a national nonprofit that expands possibilities for people with vision loss.
The American Lung Association has many programs and strategies for fighting lung disease.
The Association for Frontotemporal Dementias (AFTD) is a nationwide non-profit organization whose mission is to promote and fund research into finding the cause and cure for the frontotemporal dementias; to provide information, education, and support to persons diagnosed with frontotemporal dementias (FTD) and their families and caregivers; and to educate physicians and allied health professionals about FTD.
The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA), a not-for-profit organization founded in 1953, is the leading patient organization for people with asthma and allergies, and the oldest asthma and allergy patient group in the world.
The Brain Tumor Society offers the latest information for the entire brain tumor community, from newly diagnosed patients, to survivors, families and healthcare professionals.
The Breast Cancer Site is proud to be partnered with the nonprofit National Breast Cancer Foundation in its mission to save lives by increasing awareness of breast cancer through education and providing mammograms for those in need.
The Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA) is the leading patient-directed national organization focusing on the most prevalent mental illnesses.
The Depression Is Real Coalition is a group of physician, patient and constituency groups that have come together to run an educational campaign about depression. Offers many links to "find support" and targets specific demographics.
The Foundation Fighting Blindness is dedicated to funding innovative research to find preventions, treatments, and cures for inherited retinal degenerative diseases (RDD's) that lead to blindness and affect more than 9 million people in the United States.
The Macular Degeneration Partnership is an outreach program of the non-profit Discovery Eye Foundation. Our mission is to provide comprehensive, easily understood and up to the minute information about macular degeneration to the public through the internet, telephone, public events and printed materials, to support research and to coordinate advocacy efforts.
The Memory Project commercializes new technologies that support and enhance human memory.
Breast cancer information and research from the National Cancer Institute, part of the National Institute of Health.
The National Cancer Institute, and the National Institutes of Health offer research and information about cancer.
The National Emphysema Foundation was founded in 1971; its mission is to improve the quality of life of patients with emphysema, asthma or related lung diseases with information and education for families.
The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) has developed a national campaign—Learn More Breathe Better —to increase awareness and understanding of COPD and its risk factors and to underscore the benefits of early detection and treatment in slowing the disease and improving the quality of life.
A detailed booklet on eating disorders that describes symptoms, causes and treatments, with information on getting help and coping.
Website of the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke.
Menopause information from the National Institutes of Health.
The North American Menopause Society, the leading nonprofit scientific organization devoted to promoting women's health and quality of life through an understanding of menopause.
The Obesity Society, NAASO, is the leading scientific society dedicated to the study of obesity. Since 1982, The Obesity Society has been committed to encouraging research on the causes and treatment of obesity, and to keeping the medical community and public informed of new advances.
Us TOO is a grassroots organization started in 1990 by prostate cancer survivors to serve prostate cancer survivors, their spouses/partners and families. They are dedicated to communicating timely and reliable information enabling informed choices regarding detection and treatment of prostate cancer - to enhance the quality of life for all those affected by prostate cancer.
WebMD offers information on dementia.
Pain management guide from WebMD.
Information on movement disorders from the Worldwide Education and Awareness for Movement Disorders Organization.
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