AHRQ - Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
This government site has resources that include consumer health information, practice guidelines and outcomes data and news on health policy and research.
Extensive information on Alzheimer's including understanding the disease, medical issues of diagnosis and treatment, resources for families and caregivers and reports on research initiatives.
American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology
AAAAI is the largest professional medical specialty organization representing allergists, clinical immunologists, allied health professionals and other physicians with a special interest in allergy. Its Web site features a patient and public resource center containing Fast Facts about Asthma & Allergic Diseases, Public Education Materials, Patient Support Organizations & Resources, Allergies & Asthma In the News and Just for Kids.
American Academy of Family Physicians
Offers health information from the American Academy of Family Physicians.
American Academy of Dermatology
The American Academy of Dermatology represents virtually all practicing dermatologists in the United States and Canada. Its Web site features numerous patient education materials, information on skin cancer, news updates and patient advocacy groups.
American Autoimmune Related Diseases Association
AARDA is a national organization dedicated to addressing the problem of autoimmunity, the major cause of chronic illness. Its site offers patient information on more than 56 autoimmune-related diseases.
American Cancer Society
The ACS Web site patient resource center addresses both the most common and less common types of cancer, providing information about the nature of cancer, its causes and risk factors, strategies for prevention, diagnostic techniques and treatments. It also features news, research and local ACS resource information.
American Diabetes Association
Internationally recognized with a membership of over 300,000, ADA offers online research and patient information, news, nutrition information, advocacy and legal resources and journal and magazine articles for both consumers and health professionals.
American Heart Association
A wealth of online materials including the Heart and Stroke A-Z Guide, a home, health and family section featuring recipes and cookbook promos, resources for exercise, health news and healthful lifestyle needs and an interactive risk assessment test for heart disease. A health care professionals section features updates on scientific statements, treatment guidelines and other medical information.
American Medical Association
Provides resources for health care professionals as well as consumers, including general health, family health and fitness information, doctor finder, hospital finder and American Medical News and journals information.
A source of help for the nearly 40 million Americans who have arthritis, the foundation's Web site provides a resource room for patients and health professionals, news, research and advocacy resources and information for contacting local resources.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
This site provides news, travelers' health information, information on diseases, health risks and prevention guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Council for Responsible Nutrition
The Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN) is a trade association representing more than 80 companies in the nutritional supplements, ingredients and other nutritional supplements industry. CRN members are dedicated to enhancing the public's health through improved nutrition, including the appropriate use of nutritional supplements.
Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of America
A comprehensive site on Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis. The section called Medical Central (registration required) includes articles on numerous aspects of inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD), including diagnosis and treatment, complications and coping day to day. The site also has a research section and Ask the Specialist section where volunteer physicians answer questions about IBD on bulletin board.
Information from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, the nation's foremost consumer protection agency. Site contains specific consumer topics including consumer advice on food and nutrition, consumer drug information, food information and seafood hotline, AIDS clinical trials information, breast implant information line and special information for patients, women and kids.
Glaucoma Research Foundation
In addition to news and patient information, the Glaucoma Research Foundation site facilitates access to the Glaucoma Support Network, a national telephone-based peer-support network for people with glaucoma and their families.
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society offers health information and service resources for leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin's disease and myeloma. Online and print materials are available as well as news, chapter finder services and links to other web resources.
March of Dimes
With a mission to prevent birth defects and infant mortality, the March of Dimes offers a Web site with multiple information resources, including birth defects information, having a healthy baby, public and professional education and worksite programs.
Working to end the devastating effects of MS, the National Multiple Sclerosis Society features this Web site containing news, disease information, clinical and research bulletins, legislative alerts and person-to-person stories from people with MS.
National Clearinghouse for Alcohol and Drug Information
A service of Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration of the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services. Provides numerous online publications, databases, resources for treatment organizations, online forums and special site sections for kids, including Girl Power!
National Nutritional Foods Association
The National Nutritional Foods Association, founded in 1936, represents the interests of some 3,000 retailers and 1,000 manufacturers, suppliers and distributors of health foods, dietary supplements, natural ingredient cosmetics and other natural products.
National Down Syndrome Society
Focused on people with Down syndrome and their ability to achieve full potential in community life, the National Down Syndrome Society provides general, clinical and educational information and resources designed for individuals with Down syndrome, parents, teachers, researchers and health professionals.
National Psoriasis Foundation
Information about psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis from the National Psoriasis Foundation. Site sections include disease and research information, psoriasis therapies, news, services and publications, Web resource links and a section just for kids and teens.
A leading resource for people seeking up-to-date, medically sound information on osteoporosis. Includes disease information, risk factors, bone health, prevention and treatment information. Sections for health professionals, support groups and advocacy are also featured.