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General Health

EngenderHealth  - www.engenderhealth.org
EngenderHealth works worldwide to improve the lives of individuals by making reproductive health services safe, available, and sustainable.
Health On the Net Foundation  - www.hon.ch
Guides lay persons and non-medical users and medical practitioners to useful and reliable online medical and health information. Provides leadership in setting ethical standards for Web site developers.
HealthWeb  - www.healthweb.org
Links to evaluated information resources selected by librarians and information professionals at academic medical centers in the US Midwest. Selection emphasizes quality information aimed at assisting health care professionals as well as consumers in meeting their health information needs.
InteliHealth  - www.intelihealth.com
Harvard Medical School's consumer health information, journal databases, a medical dictionary, FAQs on latest news and live forums.
Martindale's Health Science Guide  - www.martindalecenter.com
Extensive database of health related information, news and references.


Administration on Aging - AOA  - www.aoa.gov
Comprehensive overview of a wide variety of topics, programs and services related to aging.
Aging Research Centre - ARC  - www.arclab.org
Recent aging related articles on the biological implications of aging.
ElderCare Online  - www.ec-online.net
Comprehensive library of articles, educational modules, and online support services for people caring for aging loved ones, and the professionals who serve them.
Gerontological Society of America, The - GSA  - www.geron.org
The Gerontological Society of America is a non-profit professional organization in the field of aging. GSA provides researchers, educators, practitioners, and policy makers with opportunities to understand, advance, integrate, and use basic and applied research on aging to improve the quality of life as one ages.
Infoaging.org  - www.infoaging.org
Sponsored by the nonprofit American Federation for Aging Research (AFAR), this site provides the latest research-based information on healthy aging.
International Longevity Center, USA - ILC-USA  - www.ilcusa.org
The International Longevity Center is a not-for-profit, non-partisan research and education organization whose mission is to help societies address longevity and population aging in positive and productive ways and highlight older people's productivity and contributions to their families and society as a whole.
Science of Aging Knowledge Environment - SAGE KE  - sageke.sciencemag.org
Science's online resource for researchers in the field of aging.
World Health Network  - www.worldhealth.net
The American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine (A4M). News, directories of clinics and products, and publications.

Child Health

Child Development Institute  - www.cdipage.com
Provides information on parenting, child development, child psychology, health and safety, learning disabilities and teens.
Child Health Guide: Put Prevention into Practice  - www.ahcpr.gov/ppip/ppchild.htm
Guide explains preventive care for children such as checkup visits, immunizations, and tests and exams. Provides guidance on growth and developmental issues.
Children's Cancer Web  - www.cancerindex.org/ccw
A non-profit site with comprehensive information on specific childhood cancers including an annotated directory of related links.
KidsHealth.org: Growth and Development  - KidsHealth.org
KidsHealth is the largest and most visited site on the Web providing doctor-approved health information about children from before birth through adolescence. Created by The Nemours Foundation's Center for Children's Health Media, the award-winning KidsHealth provides families with accurate, up-to-date, and jargon-free health information they can use.
Major Aspects of Growth in Children - MAGIC  - www.magicfoundation.org
The MAGIC Foundation is a national nonprofit organization created to provide support services for the families of children afflicted with a wide variety of chronic and/or critical disorders, syndromes and diseases that affect a child's growth.
National Childhood Cancer Foundation  - www.nccf.org
Supports a network of childhood cancer treatment and research institutions throughout North America.
National Institute of Child Health and Human Development  - www.nichd.nih.gov
Conducts and supports laboratory, clinical and epidemiological research on the reproductive, neurobiologic, developmental, and behavioral processes that determine and maintain the health of children, adults, families and populations.
Never-Ending Squirrel Tale, The  - www.squirreltales.com
Offers practical support and encouragement to the parents of kids with cancer.
Pediatric Cancer Research Foundation  - www.pcrf-kids.com
Committed to the improved care, quality of life and survival of children with malignant diseases. Site contains information about the Foundation, research highlights, stories of children, events, and news.
Zero To Three  - zerotothree.org
Nonprofit organization dedicated to advancing the healthy development of babies and young children.


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Men's Health

BBC Health: Men's Health  - www.bbc.co.uk/health/mens/index.shtml
Part of the BBC Health site offering information, advice and help on areas concerning men's health.
Men's Health Forum  - www.menshealthforum.org.uk
Improve men's health by bringing together and working with interested organizations and individuals.
Men's Health Network  - www.menshealthnetwork.org
An informational and educational organization recognizing men's health as a specific social concern and committed to promoting issues affecting men's health.
Men's Health Week  - www.menshealthweek.org
Featuring information about activities surrounding National Men's Health Week. The purpose of Men's Health Week is to heighten the awareness of preventable health problems and encourage early detection and treatment of disease among men and boys.
Sexual Healing: A Guide to Men's Sexual Health  - yoyo.cc.monash.edu.au/~trillian
Resource covering a variety of topics on men's sexual health, including male cancers, infertility, male menopause, sexual problems, sexually transmitted diseases, and safe sex.
Urogenital.com  - www.urogenital.com
Men's urogenital development, anatomy, and physiology. Infertility, impotence, gynecomstia, common disorders and treatments, sexually transmitted diseases. Part of the ALtruis Biomedical Network.

Mental Health

American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry -AACAP  - www.aacap.org
AACAP membership information and benefits, news, publications, research and training. Child and adolescent psychiatry definition and FAQ, glossary of symptoms and illnesses, public health issues, and publications catalog.
American Psychiatric Association  - www.psych.org
The American Psychiatric Association (APA) has 38,000 U.S. and international member physicians with the goal of ensuring humane care and effective treatment for all persons with mental disorder, including mental retardation and substance-related disorders.
American Psychological Association  - www.apa.org
Promotes research and represents the professional interests of psychologists in the United States. Includes information on publications and conferences, and a find-a-psychologist referral feature.
Center for Mental Health Services  - www.samhsa.gov/centers/cmhs/cmhs.html
Links users to the Federal efforts to treat mental illnesses, promote mental health, and prevent the development or worsening of mental illness.
Connects  - www.connects.org.uk
Mental health and learning disabilities portal. A worldwide, interactive, personalised forum for the sharing of information by people whose lives are touched by mental health problems and/or learning disabilities. (requires registration)
Coping.org  - www.coping.org
Free onsite manuals for coping with a variety of life's stressors including: variety of adult mental health issues and parenting especially dealing with children with disabilities.
Help Center  - helping.apa.org
Information on many topics including family and relationships. Quality articles and a resource for finding psychologists. Resources for dealing with everyday problems. From the American Psychological Association (APA).
Internet Mental Health  - www.mentalhealth.com
Internet Mental Health is a free encyclopedia of mental health information created by a Canadian psychiatrist, Dr. Phillip Long. The most common mental disorders, medications, news, recovery stories, links.
National Alliance for Research on Schizophrenia and Depression - NARSAD  - www.narsad.org
NARSAD is a national, not-for-profit organization whose primary objective is to raise funds to find the causes, cures, better treatments, and prevention of severe brain disorders.
National Institute of Mental Health  - www.nimh.nih.gov
Symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment of various mental illnesses. Included are brochures and information sheets, reports, press releases, fact sheets, and other educational materials.
National Mental Health Association  - www.nmha.org
Dedicated to promoting mental health, preventing mental disorders and achieving victory over mental illnesses through advocacy, education, research and service. News, event calendar, position statements, history, mental health facts, donation information.
Planet Psych  - www.planetpsych.com
Offers information about disorders, treatments, self-help techniques, therapist directory, interactive quizzes, a bulletin board, and a chance to receive free answers from a therapist to your questions.
Psyc Port  - www.psycport.com
News about psychology and mental health. From the American Psychological Association (APA).
Psychology Today  - www.psychologytoday.com
Featured columns on relationships, mental health education, and work related issues.

Health Organizations

American College of Surgeons  - www.facs.org
A scientific and educational association of surgeons that was founded in 1913 to improve the quality of care for the surgical patient by setting high standards for surgical education and practice.
American Medical Association - AMA  - www.ama-assn.org
Journals, research, medical ethics, membership information.
American Medical Publishers' Association  - www.ampaonline.org
Provides for the exchange of information among its members, hosts continuing education seminars, publishes a newsletter, and represents the industry for important issues facing medical publishers today.
American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery  - www.aslms.org
Dedicated to promoting research, education and high standards of clinical care in the field of medical laser applications.
Association of Air Medical Services  - www.aams.org
An international association which serves providers of air and surface medical transport systems.
Association of Maternal & Child Health Programs  - www.amchp1.org
Represents state public health leaders and others working to improve the health of women of reproductive age, children and youth, including those with special health care needs, and their families.
Center For Medical Consumers  - www.medicalconsumers.org
The Center is a unique not for profit, independent organization whose only agenda is informing and helping to protect members of the public in their encounters with the medical care system.
Community Health Charities  - www.healthcharities.org
National organization representing 61 of America's leading health charities providing patient services, community outreach and education.
Controlled Release Society  - www.controlledrelease.org
An international organization whose mission is to advance the science and technology of chemical and biological delivery systems.
Foundation for Aquatic Injury Prevention  - aquaticisf.org
A non-profit educational organization dedicated to reducing the number of diving injuries, drownings and near drownings.
Help for Health Trust  - www.hfht.org
An independent, not-for-profit charitable organization providing a range of health information services.
Health Resources and Services Administration  - www.hhs.gov
Overview and programs, news room, grants and contracts, calendar of events and information center. Department of Health and Human Services, US Public Health Service.
International Medical Volunteers Association  - www.imva.org
Provides information about international health volunteer work and helps volunteers and organizations find each other.
International Rehabilitation Council for Torture Victims - IRCT  - www.irct.org
An independent, international health professional organization, founded upon the medical response to torture. Promotes and supports the rehabilitation of torture victims and works for the prevention of torture worldwide.
Military Health System, The  - tricare.osd.mil
The Official Web Presence of the Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense (Health Affairs) and the TRICARE Management Activity.
National Medical Association  - www.nmanet.org
Professional society representing the interests of physicians of African descent and the patients they serve.
Parenteral Drug Association - PDA  - www.pda.org
Association for pharmaceutical science and technology, provides scientific education, professional meetings, publications, membership benefits and features

Weight Loss

Advanced Body Mass Index Calculator  - www.halls.md/body-mass-index/av.htm
Calculates your body mass index and shows statistics to compare your body to others of the same height, sex and age. Handles pediatric and older adult ages.

Women's Health

Contraception  - www.hsph.harvard.edu/Organizations/healthnet/contra/info.html
The Global Reproductive Health Forum @ Harvard (GRHF). Harvard School of Public Health. Resource links to frequently asked questions, comprehensive contraception information including new methods, and research.
Contraceptive Research and Development (CONRAD) Program  - www.conrad.org
Objective is development of new or improved contraceptive methods that are safe, effective, acceptable, and suitable for use in the US and developing countries.
Family Health International -FHI  - www.fhi.org
FHI works to improve reproductive health around the world by increasing the number of safe, effective, acceptable and affordable contraceptive methods to ensure that women and men achieve their desired number and spacing of children.
FDA Information for Women  - vm.cfsan.fda.gov/~dms/wh-toc.html
Comprehensive site on FDA information relating to food, drugs and cosmetics in relation to women's health.
FDA Office of Women's Health  - www.fda.gov/womens/default.htm
Ensures that Federal Drug Administration functions remain gender sensitive, integrated and responsive, and forms partnerships with government and non-government entities to promote FDA's women's health objectives.
National Center for Excellence in Women's Health  - www.ucsf.edu/coe
Located at the University of California San Francisco, advances the field of women's health by providing health care for women, promoting women's health research agenda, building partnerships and linkages with community groups and organizations, educating providers about the principles of women's health, and paving the way for women to hold key leadership positions in our institution.
National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute - Women's Health Initiative  - www.nhlbi.nih.gov/whi
Large, long-term preventive study focusing on the major causes of death, disability and frailty in postmenopausal women.
National Women's Health Information Center - NWHIC  - www.4woman.gov/index.htm
A service of the Office on Womens Health in the Department of Health and Human Services. The NWHIC provides a gateway to a wide variety of Federal and other womens health information resources.
National Women's Health Resource Center  - www.healthywomen.org
Information on women's health topics, including news, discussion and health services.
Office of Research on Women's Health - ORWH  - www4.od.nih.gov/orwh
The Office of Research on Women's Health (ORWH) serves as a focal point for women's health research at the National Institute of Health (NIH). The ORWH promotes, stimulates, and supports efforts to improve the health of women through biomedical and behavioral research.
Office of Women's Health, U.S. Public Health Service  - www.4woman.gov/owh
A US Government agency promoting research, information, and service to women's health. The site contains extensive information in a FAQ section about many aspects of women's health.
SoYouWanna pick a method of birth control?  - www.soyouwanna.com/site/syws/bcontrol/bcontrol.html
Review of primary methods of birth control.
Women's Health Resources  - www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/womenshealth.html
National Institute of Health site with up to date information on women's health issues, covering everything from domestic violence to ovarian cancer.

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