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Diseases

AIDS

Alzheimer’s

Cancer

Diabetes

Neruomuscular/Neurological Disorders

 
 

AIDS

 

AIDS Education Global Information System

AEGiS.org provides access to more than 1.3 million articles from 1981 to date.

Center for AIDS Prevention Studies

CAPS is provided through the University of California, San Francisco. The mission of CAPS is to conduct research into the prevention of HIV and improve health outcomes of those already infected.

Critical Path AIDS Project

The Critical Path AIDS Project was founded by people with HIV/AIDS to provide treatment, resource, and prevention information in wide-ranging levels of detail–for researchers, service providers, treatment activists — but, first and foremost, for other people with HIV/AIDS.

 

Alzheimer’s

 

Alzheimer’s Disease: About Alzheimer’s

This web page is maintained by the American Health Assistance Foundation. It provides information on the symptoms, risk factors, treatments, and care associated with the disease.

Alzheimer’s Disease Education and Referral Center

The Alzheimer’s Disease Education and Referral (ADEAR) Center Web site will help you find current, comprehensive Alzheimer’s disease (AD) information and resources from the National Institute on Aging (NIA).

Alzheimer’s Disease Information Directory

The Alzheimer’s Diesease Information Directory provides links in a number of areas including caregiver information, research, and grief resources.

 

Cancer

 

American Cancer Society

The American Cancer Society provides the resources, information, and support you need to stay motivated to eat right and get active, quit smoking or help a loved one kick the habit, and understand what cancer screenings you need.

Cancer Page

Cancer Page is a source for news, research, and information on prevention, detection, and treatment of cancer.

CancerGuide

CancerGuide, created by Steve Dunn, helps you learn how to find the answers to questions about cancer and also what questions you need to ask after being diagnosed. Helpful information is also provided how how to cope with cancer in terms of everything from attitude to finance.

Colorectal Cancer

This page has been created by the Mayo Clinic and discusses what colon cancer is, its symptoms and causes.

Confronting Pancreatic Cancer

The purpose of this site is to serve as a worldwide gathering point on the Internet for the latest news and disinterested information in regard to clinical trials and other responsible medical care in the treatment of pancreatic cancer.

Kidney Cancer Association

The Kidney Cancer Association (KCA) is a charitable organization made up of patients, family members, physicians, researchers, and other health professionals globally. They educate families and physicians, and serve as an advocate on behalf of patients at the state and federal levels.

Liver Cancer Network

Created by the Liver Program at Allegheny General Hospital, this web site has been designed to provide information about the liver and liver cancer.

Lung Cancer Online

The mission of The Lung Cancer Online Foundation (LCOF) is to improve the quality of care and quality of life for people with lung cancer by funding lung cancer research and providing information to patients and families via Lungcanceronline.org.

Mesothelioman Information and Resource Group

MIRG.org provides information on asbestos relationed injuries and treatments. The aim of MIRG.org is to provide information about mesothelionma, its causes, treatments, and personal and legal impact.

National Cancer Institute

The National Cancer Institute coordinates the National Cancer Program, which conducts and supports research, training, health information dissemination, and other programs with respect to the cause, diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of cancer, rehabilitation from cancer, and the continuing care of cancer patients and the families of cancer patients

National Cancer Institute State Cancer Legislative Database Program

The National Cancer Institute’s (NCI) State Cancer Legislative Database (SCLD) serves as an imporant resource for research and analysis of cancer-related health policy.

OncoLink

Through OncoLink you can get comprehensive information about specific types of cancer, updates on cancer treatments and news about research advances. OncoLink is provided through the University of Pennsylvania Abramson Cancer Center.

Testicular Cancer Information and Support

This site has been developed for the sole purpose of education and support for patients with testicular cancer and their family members.

ThyCa: Thyroid Cancer Survivors Association

This site maintains current information about thyroid cancer and support services available to people at any stage of testing, treatment, or lifelong monitoring for thyroid cancer.

What You Need To Know About Hodgkin’s Disease

This online booklet tells about diagnosis, staging, treatment, and follow-up care. Learning about the medical care for Hodgkin lymphoma can help you take an active part in making choices about your own care.

 

Diabetes

 

Diabetes.com

This web site is maintained by GlaxoSmithKline and provides information on Type 2 diabetes.

Diabetes Dictionary

This dictionary of diabetes terms defines words that are often used when talking or writing about diabetes. Provided by the National Diabetes Information Clearinghouse.

LillyDiabetes.com

Lilly, a leader in diabetes care for over 80 years, has developed this website to help you understand the basics of diabetes, to learn how to manage your diabetes or care for someone with diabetes, and to take steps toward living a healthy lifestyle.

 

Neuromuscular/Neurological Disorders

 

Autism Speaks

Autism Speaks is dedicated to funding research into the causes, prevention, treatments and a cure for autism; increasing awareness of autism spectrum disorders; and advocating for the needs of individuals with autism and their families.

MAAP Services for Autism and Asperger Syndrome

This web site provides articles, educational resources, links to local, national and international support groups, sources of professional help, lists of camps and schools, conference information, recommended reading, and moderated support message boards.

Meningitis

This information page is provided by the Mayo Clinic.

Stroke: Frequently Asked Questions

The information covered in the FAQ’s is provided by womenhealth.gov and discusses the signs, diagnosis, effects, and causes of strokes.