This patient information site of the American Academy of Neurology Foundation highlights symptoms, diagnoses, and treatments of a variety of brain disorders. It also gives helpful information for family and friends of those with a disease and for those who need to find a neurologist.
The American Heart Association provides resources for both lay users and healthcare and science professionals concerned about heart disease and stroke.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention offers information about healthy aging for older adults. The site is comprised of articles, fact sheets, statistics, and links to related sites.
The U.S. Department of Human Health and Human Services houses a wealth of information about Medicare and Medicaid, including fees and plans, prescription drug coverage, and eligibility tools.
ClinicalTrials.gov is a searchable database that provides current information about clinical research studies for the public.
"A gateway consumer health information website," Healthfinder provides links to selected publications, databases, and government agencies, nonprofit organizations, and support groups. All the information has been reviewed for medical accuracy, and users can search by letter of the alphabet and subject or take a guided tour of available information on a specific illness.
Mayo Clinic is a not-for-profit medical practice dedicated to the diagnosis and treatment of virtually every type of complex illness. They offer health information, medical services, and research information.
This easy to use service of the National Library of Medicine provides information on health topics, drugs, and medical terms, as well as a physician directory and resource guide to various health- related organizations. Some information is available in Spanish.
The National Cancer Institute Web site includes valuable information about types of cancer, prevention, treatment, and screening, as well as research reports, and statistics.
The U.S. government National Institutes of Health site is an entry point to health information from the many NIH institutes and organizations, as well as scientific resources, current research information, news, and events.
National Institute of Health (NIH) Senior Health provides resources to people over 60 to learn more about their health and aging. Seniors can find answers to their medical questions and guides to a healthy lifestyle.
NetWellness: Senior Health is a section of NetWellness, a site provided by the medical and health professional faculty at Case Western Reserve University, Ohio State University, and the University of Cincinnati. It provides information about many health issues related to aging, such as arthritis and nutrition, through clearly written articles and links for further information.
OncoLink, provided by the University of Pennsylvania Cancer Center, is an outstanding Internet cancer resource, with everything from extensive medical information on individual types of cancer, to cancer FAQs; causes, screening, and prevention; psychosocial support; research news; information on financial issues; and global resources for cancer information.
Research Match, a free and secure registry, brings together people interested in participating in research studies and the scientists conducting them.
The We Move Web site is a comprehensive resource for movement disorder information. On this site one will find helpful information about such disorders as Huntington's disease and Dystonia, as well as a Linkage Library, which provides links to numerous organizations in the field, and a database of advocacy/support organizations. We Move also links to Kids Move, which offers information for parents, healthcare professionals, and others whose lives are affected by children's movement disorders.