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Contains searchable archive of AIDS Treatment News, comprehensive guide to HIV testing, other AIDS websites featured monthly

Allergies and asthma
National Jewish Medical and Research Center
Website of the medical and research center devoted to respiratory, allergic and immune system diseases including asthma, tuberculosis, emphysema, AIDS, cancer and autoimmune diseases; includes a special section for children

Arthritis Foundation
Contains information about treatment and coping skills, e.g.,  self-help courses, exercise classes; support groups and videotapes

Johns Hopkins Arthritis
Intended for providers but offers many resources for patients, including complications of rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis, clinical trials, disease management and ask the expert.

Cancer                American Cancer Society
Information about prevention, treatment options, research and news articles

is a multi-media resource about cancer from the Abramson Cancer Center of the University of Pennsylvania.

Roswell Park Cancer Institute
Website of the cancer research and treatment center in Buffalo; includes support groups, Gilda Radner Familial Ovarian Cancer Registry and Physician’s Referral Guide

Dr. Greene’s House Calls
A pediatrician’s searchable website in question & answer format

Expert medical information with separate sections for parents, kids and teens


Clinical trials 
Centerwatch Clinical Trials Listing Service
Offers information about clinical trials and an e-mail notification service for patients interested in specific trials and new drugs; also includes profiles of clinical research centers

National Institutes of Health website which provides current information about clinical research studies

American Diabetes Association
Information for newly diagnosed diabetics and those who have been living with diabetes for years including Recipe of the Day, Diabetes in the News and nutrition tips

Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation
Helpful information for families including what to do in blood-sugar emergencies, diabetes management at school, recommended reading and Countdown For Kids Magazine

Disease prevention and wellness
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Includes fact sheets and disease prevention information, Travelers’ Health, CDC Prevention Guidelines, National Immunization Program

Health information created and evaluated by faculty at the University of Cincinnati, Ohio State University and Case Western Reserve University; includes Ask an Expert, Minority Health and

National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine  A division of the National Institutes of Health, NCCAM conducts and supports research and provides information about complementary health products and practices.

Headache American Council for Headache Education Includes What You Should Know About Headache and Ask the Expert

Headache: Hope Through Research Information from the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke

Migraines: What a Pain! Useful information for children with migraines

National Headache Foundation Contains educational resources,  clinical trials and support group listings

Heart disease and stroke
American Heart Association
A clearinghouse for information about heart disease and stroke including an interactive risk assessment, a “Heart and Stroke A-Z Guide,” and a family health section

National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute
Contains interactive pages which show how to lower your cholesterol, assess your body mass and evaluate your risk for weight-related illnesses

Mental Health

Bipolar Disorder contains helpful information for patients and caregivers.

Dr. Ivan’s Depression Central Includes useful information about depression, bipolar disorder and mood ailments

National Alliance for the Mentally Ill
Contains reports on different types of mental illness including schizophrenia and depression, plus information for consumers and family members

American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry Includes information on child and adolescent psychiatry, fact sheets for parents and caregivers, current research, and links to other organizations that focus on the needs of children and families.


•The website of Brady Urological Institute at Johns Hopkins Hospital  provides detailed information about adult and pediatric urology. 


Women’s Health

American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists The professional association of physicians who specialize in women’s health care.

www.womenshealth.gov The federal government’s clearinghouse for women’s health information

The site offers education, treatment and support for women and their families.