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aqua-pin HEALTH  

  1. AIDS at 25
    www.kff.org/hivaids/aidsat25.cfm
    Traces the history of this disease.

  2. Alateen
    www.al-anon.org/alateen.html
    Help for young people who are the relatives or friends of someone with a drinking problem.

  3. Alcoholics Anonymous
    www.alcoholics-anonymous.org
    Information about the famous self-help program for those addicted to alcohol.

  4. American Academy of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunolog
    www.aaaai.org
    Allergy information, pollen counts, and tips to finding an allergist.

  5. American Cancer Society
    www.cancer.org/docroot/home/index.asp
    Search here by topic or type.

  6. American College of Emergency Physicians
    www.acep.org
    Learn about SARS, bioterrorism, domestic violence, and more.

  7. American Diabetes Association
    www.diabetes.org
    Information about the disease and the group that provides diabetes research, information, and advocacy on this site.

  8. American Heart Association
    www.americanheart.org
    Group that works toward fighting heart disease and stroke.

  9. American Lung Association
    www.lungusa.org
    Learn about lung diseases, asthma, tobacco control, and more.

  10. Anorexia and Related Eating Disorders
    www.anred.com
    Information and varied resources on bulimia, anorexia, and more.

  11. Anorexic Web
    www.anorexicweb.com
    Site that strives to raise awareness about the fight against eating disorders.

  12. Arthritis Foundation
    www.arthritis.org
    Conditions, treatments, and research are featured as well as news and resources.

  13. Bone Biology
    depts.washington.edu/bonebio/
    Site was created for middle school students by a physician and includes information on building bone strength.

  14. Brain Pop
    www.brainpop.com
    Health, science, technology, and math educational site.

  15. California Healthcare Foundation
    www.chcf.org
    Site is sponsored by a philanthropic organization dedicated to improving California health care.

  16. Cancer 411
    www.cancer411.com
    Designed to help cancer patients and their families with gathering information about the disease and treatments.

  17. Cancer Facts
    www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/factsheet/Tobacco/cigars
    Facts about cigar smoking and cancer.

  18. Cancer News on the Net
    www.cancernews.com/default2.asp
    The latest on diagnosis, treatment and prevention.

  19. Center for Eating Disorders
    ww2.eating-disorders.com/
    News and inspiration for those fighting these disorders.

  20. Centers for Disease Control
    www.cdc.gov
    Health topics from A to Z, as well as data about the work of this agency.

  21. CNN Interactive/Health Main Page
    www.cnn.com/HEALTH/
    Updated health news.

  22. Common Drugs of Abuse
    www.nida.nih.gov/DrugPages
    Read about these commonly abused drugs.

  23. CPR
    www.americanheart.org/presenter.jhtml?identifier=3011764
    Training courses and programs.

  24. DARE
    www.dare.com
    Official Web site of the Drug Abuse Resistance Education program.

  25. Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance
    www.dbsalliance.org
    Information, resources, and support for those with mood disorders.

  26. Doctor's Guide to the Internet
    www.docguide.com/
    News and resources on medicine.

  27. Dr. Koop's Medical Encyclopedia
    www.drkoop.com
    Look up information about all of your health concerns on this site.

  28. Drugs.com
    www.drugs.com/
    Drug information resource.

  29. Emerging Infectious Diseases
    www.cdc.gov/ncidod/eid
    Analyzing disease trends leads to the Center for Disease Control's finding of emerging infectious diseases.

  30. Family Doctor
    familydoctor.org/
    Information for the whole family.

  31. First Spot First Aid
    1st-spot.net/topic_firstaid.html
    How to treat various injuries.

  32. Fitness Online
    www.fitnessonline.com
    Fitness services on eating right, getting fit, body building, etc.

  33. Free Medical Dictionary
    www.medterms.com
    Medical dictionary, as well as medication, disease, and treatment news.

  34. Frontline: The Age of AIDS
    www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/aids/
    Companion to PBS program.

  35. Get Body Smart: Respiratory System
    www.getbodysmart.com/ap/respiratorysystem/menu/menu.html
    Tutorials, quizzes and additional links.

  36. Globalhealth.gov
    www.globalhealth.gov/
    Country information and international travel tips.

  37. Gray's Anatomy
    www.bartleby.com/107/
    Includes thousands of entries and engravings.

  38. Guided Tour of the Visible Human
    www.madsci.org/~lynn/VH/
    18,000 digitized sections of the human body.

  39. Harvard Medical School Family Health Guide Online
    www.health.harvard.edu/fhg
    Diseases, health, emergencies and first aid information.

  40. Health Links
    www.healthlinkusa.com
    Your links to reliable health information.

  41. Health Talk Interactive
    www.healthtalk.com
    Link to experts on treatments and disease management.

  42. Health World Online
    www.healthy.net
    Find out about treatments, conditions, diagnosis, research, support groups, etc.

  43. Healthfinder
    www.healthfinder.gov
    Discover therapies, nutrition, and condition information.

  44. HIV In Site
    hivinsite.ucsf.edu/
    Current information on treatment and prevention.

  45. Human Anatomy Online
    www.innerbody.com
    Learn about the workings of the body here.

  46. InnerBody
    www.InnerBody.com
    Tour different body systems.

  47. InteliHealth - Johns Hopkins Health Information
    www.intelihealth.com/IH/ihtIH/WSIHW000/408/408.html
    Diseases and conditions are explained here.

  48. Interactive Health Tutorials
    www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/tutorials.html
    Animations and narration are used to explain health topics.

  49. Internet Drug Index
    www.rxlist.com
    Search for a drug by name or treated condition.

  50. Internet Mental Health
    www.mentalhealth.com
    Mental disorders, medications, and research.

  51. IPRC Infosite
    www.drugs.indiana.edu
    Service of the Indiana Prevention Center, info on statistics, and more on drug and other addiction prevention.

  52. Johns Hopkin's Comprehensive Transplant Center
    www.hopkinsmedicine.org/transplant/
    Learn about their various transplant programs.

  53. Kids' Health
    kidshealth.org/kid/
    Explore the information about drugs, alcohol, conditions, and fitness.

  54. KidsHealth: Teens
    kidshealth.org/teen/
    Links for wellness of the body and mind, fitness, drug use and more.

  55. Lab Tests Online
    www.labtestsonline.org/
    Public resource on clinical lab testing.

  56. Mad Cow Disease
    www.accessexcellence.org/WN/NM/madcow96.html
    Explanation of this disease.

  57. Mayo Clinic
    www.mayo.edu
    Education and research at the world-famous clinic.

  58. Mayo Health Oasis
    www.mayohealth.org
    Health information for an improved life.

  59. Meals for You
    www.mealsforyou.com
    Nutritional information on thousands of foods, along with meal plans and recipes.

  60. Medicine Net
    www.medicinenet.com
    Current health news with information about many medical conditions.

  61. Medline Plus: Anthrax
    www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/anthrax.html
    Links to much information on this topic.

  62. Medline Plus: Diptheria
    www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/diphtheria.html
    Find out about this condition.

  63. MedLine Plus--National Library of Medicine
    medlineplus.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus
    Medical dictionary and encyclopedia of news.

  64. Men's Health Issues
    www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/menshealthissues.html
    Study the health concerns of men.

  65. Merck: Online Medical Reference
    www.merckmanuals.com/home/index.html
    Based on the popular textbook of medicine.

  66. National Center for Infectious Diseases
    www.cdc.gov/ncidod/diseases/index.htm
    This index includes illnesses, conditions, concerns.

  67. National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke
    www.ninds.nih.gov/
    Learn aoubt neurological disease.

  68. Nursing Center
    www.nursingcenter.com
    Career opportunities, medical journal publications, and comprehensive resource for nurses.

  69. OncoLink (U of Penn)
    oncolink.upenn.edu/
    News and treatment resources.

  70. Reuters Health Information
    www.reutershealth.com
    Medical and health care news is available here.

  71. Secret Life of the Brain
    www.pbs.org/wnet/brain/
    History of the brain, mind illusions, etc.

  72. Senior's Health Issues
    www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/seniorshealthissues.html
    Health concerns that relate to senior citizens.

  73. Shape Up America
    www.shapeup.org
    Find out about fitness and weight-loss programs here.

  74. Starbright Foundation
    www.starbright.org
    Free information is available to young people dealing with serious illness.

  75. Step-by-Step Yoga
    www.santosha.com/asanas
    Yoga postures, meditations, and philosophy.

  76. University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center
    mcancer.org/
    Explore this site to find needed information about cancer.

  77. Virtual Body
    medtropolis.com/virtual-body/
    Interactive exhibit with four sections.

  78. Visible Human
    www.nlm.nih.gov/research/visible/visible_human.html
    3-D human visuals.

  79. Web Anatomy
    webanatomy.net/
    Anatomy and physiology resources.

  80. WebMD
    webmd.com
    Great health info.

  81. Women's Health Issues
    www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/womenshealthissues.html
    What should women know about their health concerns?

  82. Women's Health
    www.healthy.net/womenshealth
    Natural choices for healthy women.

  83. World Health Organization
    www.who.int/gho/en/
    Data on births, deaths, and diseases for world nations.

  84. World's Healthiest Foods
    www.whfoods.com/foodstoc.php
    What should you be eating?

  85. Yahoo Cancers
    dir.yahoo.com/Health/Diseases_and_Conditions/Cancers/
    Yahoo special directory.

  86. Yellow Ribbon Suicide Prevention Program
    www.yellowribbon.org
    Designed to create awareness and attention to the problem of suicide.

  87. Yoga Site
    www.yogasite.com
    Yoga styles, postures, therapy, and more.

  88. YourSurgery.com
    www.yoursurgery.com/
    Easy to understand information on common surgical procedures.

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aqua-pin GENETICS and BIRTH DEFECTS   
  1. Birth Defects Prevention
    www.cdc.gov/ncbddd/birthdefects/index.html
    Information from the CDC.

  2. Cleft Lip
    www.cleft.ie/
    Information on cleft palate and cleft lip.

  3. DNA from the Beginning
    vector.cshl.org/dnaftb/
    Animated lessons on DNA, genes and heredity.

  4. Genes and Disease
    www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/bv.fcgi?call=bv.View.ShowTOC&rid=gnd.TOC&depth=2
    Genetic disease links.

  5. Human Genome Project
    web.ornl.gov/sci/techresources/Human_Genome/index.shtml
    Links on this topic.

  6. March of Dimes Birth Defects
    www.marchofdimes.org/
    Defect and genetic condition information.

  7. National Human Genome Research Institute
    www.genome.gov/
    All about human gene sequencing.

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aqua-pin MAJOR HEALTH PORTALS 

  1. Body1.com
    www.body1.com/care/index.cfm/1
    Search for medical conditions here.

  2. Centers for Disease Control
    www.cdc.gov/
    A variety of health and safety topics are covered here.

  3. Centers for Disease Control Health Topics
    www.cdc.gov/DiseasesConditions/
    A to Z listing of health topics.

  4. Diseases Database
    www.diseasesdatabase.com/
    Medications, symptoms and diseases are explored here.

  5. Family Doctor
    familydoctor.org/
    Health information for the entire family.

  6. Hardin MD
    www.lib.uiowa.edu/hardin/md/index.html
    Includes information and images.

  7. Harvard Medical School Family Health Guide
    www.health.harvard.edu/Common_Medical_Concerns.htm
    Common medical conditions and advice from Harvard.

  8. Healthfinder
    www.healthfinder.gov/scripts/Topics.asp?context=5&keyword=113&section=5
    Variety of health topics, diseases and conditions are listed.

  9. HealthScout
    www.healthscout.com/template.asp?page=channel&ap=1&cid=1056
    Find the condition you are interested in here.

  10. IntelliHealth
    www.intelihealth.com/IH/ihtIH/WSIHW000/408/408.html
    Consumer health information.

  11. Mayo Health
    www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-lifestyle
    Tools for living a healthier life.

  12. MedicineNet
    www.medicinenet.com/Script/Main/AlphaIdx.asp?li=MNI&p=A_DT
    Search this A to Z list or enter keywords to search.

  13. Medline Plus Health Topics
    www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/healthtopics.html
    Choose your topic for valuable health information here.

  14. Medscape
    www.medscape.com
    Specialty home pages on topics of health interest.

  15. U.S. Dept. Health and Human Services
    www.hhs.gov/
    What is new in the medical field, bioethics, coping and genetics are a few of the featured topics.

  16. WebMD Conditions Center
    www.webmd.com/
    Advice for better health.

  17. Yahoo! Diseases and Conditions
    dir.yahoo.com/Health/Diseases_and_Conditions/
    Yahoo's health directory.

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aqua-pin MENTAL HEALTH and PHOBIAS
  1. Anxiety Disorders Association
    www.adaa.org/
    Helping anxiety sufferers through research, education and treatment.

  2. APA Help Center
    www.apa.org/helpcenter/
    Information from the American Psychological Association.

  3. Healthy Minds
    www.psychiatry.org/mental-health
    Resource from the American Psychiatric Association.

  4. MedLine Plus: Phobias
    search.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/query?DISAMBIGUATION=true&FUNCTION=search&SERVER2=server2&SERVER1=server1&PARAMETER=phobias
    Look up various phobias.

  5. Mental HealthNet
    www.mentalhelp.net/
    Topics on a variety of mental health issues.

  6. NAMI: Nation’s Voice on Mental Illness
    www.nami.org/
    Find out about depression, bipolar disorder and other illnesses.

  7. National Institute of Mental Health
    www.nimh.nih.gov/
    Improving mental health through research is the focus here.

  8. Phobia List
    phobialist.com/
    Definitions of various phobias.

  9. PsychCentral
    psychcentral.com/resources/
    Online psychology and mental health resources.

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Updated October 27, 2014
by Gloria Godtel
District Media Specialist