Health Issues

I make every effort to link to sites offering reliable reference materials on health issues. Be aware that there are many health fraud schemes on the internet. Use common sense when evaluating claims! Terms like "breakthrough", "miraculous" or "ancient remedy" are often signs as are "clinical trials" outside the US.

General Health Resources

A Guide to Medical Information and Support on the Internet
The purpose of this guide is to provide the reader with the knowledge and resources for utilizing the different areas of the internet to access medical information and support groups.
Self-Help Clearinghouse
The Self-Help Sourcebook Online is a searchable database that includes information on over 1,100+ national, international and demonstrational model self-help support groups, ideas for starting groups, and opportunities to link with others to develop needed new national or international groups.
Cancer News on the Net
Articles on various cancers, links by cancer type, and to support groups and patient web sites.
Dr. Koop's Community
A project of Empower Health, a company led by Dr. C. Everett Koop and others who are dedicated to improving the quality of people's lives by empowering them to improve their health.
American Academy of Family Physicians offers handouts on many common ailments.
FDA Consumer Magazine
The FDA has uploaded the last 4 years of its monthly magazine which offers articles on timely health subjects.
Medline Plus
National (US) Library of Medicine's search service to access the 9 million citations in MEDLINE and Pre-MEDLINE (with links to participating on-line journals), and other related databases.
Aimed at health professionals, this site also offers breaking news and a collection of general health information for patient use.
Consumer health information in a variety of topics, plus drugstore & other commercial areas.
Net Wellness
Consumer health information and medline, news, referrals, and more.
On Health
Providing consumer health information with articles and briefings about wellness, health and medicine.
RxList - The Internet Drug Index
Info on more than 4,000 drugs on the US market or close to approval.

Women and Health

National Women's Health Information Center
A one-stop gateway for women seeking health information, whether you're a consumer, a health care professional, a researcher, an educator, or a student.
Abortion Clinic's Online
A directory service comprised of providers of abortion services and other reproductive health care plus information on contraception and other issues.
Avon's Breast Cancer Awareness Crusade
facts about breast cancer in the US, breast cancer FAQ, phone numbers of support groups nationwide, a glossary of terms, and background on Avon's Crusade.
La Leche League
Providing education, information, support, and encouragement to women who want to breastfeed.

Wholistic Approaches to Health

Wholistic Healing Research
Extensive research references and articles on energy healing, psychotherapy integrated with healing and.spiritual awareness. Consultation in designing and reporting research. Organized by Daniel J. Benor, M.D., a wholistic psychiatrist practicing in Medford, NJ and Philadelphia, also lecturing and leading workshops internationally.
The Medicine Garden
A healing and educational center' to bring interested in Homeopathy, Natural Essences, Metaphysics - Soul Recovery & Extraction, Medical Astrology, Astrology and Homeopathic Pet Care
International Center for Reiki Training
Articles and resources on Reiki. "It is through the attunement to higher knowledge or spiritual consciousness (REI) that we are able to properly guide our life energy (KI) to create positive results and affect positive personal and global change."
Ask Dr. Weil
Healthy advice from Dr. Andrew Weil.
International Journal of Healing and Caring
The IJHC features Research in spiritual healing and other CAM modalities, discussions of issues in clinical practice, views and experiences of people receiving healing and other CAM treatments, the arts and humor as healing, and students' experiences in learning caregiving professions.

Disability/Access Resources

National Rehabilitation Information Center (NARIC)
NARIC collects and disseminats the results of federally funded research projects.
Information on assistive technology and disability issues in general.
Family Village
The card catalog offers information and links by disability, the others areas offer chat, advice and links for both disabled folks and their supporters.
Jamal Mazrui's Empowerment Zone
Lots of resources on accessibility issues, civil rights and general empowerment.
Uppity Disability blog
Created to support the spirit of disability pride, culture, politics and art, since 1995.
Wheel Chair Junkie
Reviews of wheelchairs by users with attitude.
The Boulevard
A Disability Resource Directory of Products and Services for the Physically Challenged, Elderly, Caregivers and Healthcare Professionals

Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 1.0
W3C guidelines explain how to make Web content accessible to people with disabilities.
Watchfire WebXAC (previously "Bobby"
WebXACT is a verification tool that scans a web page, checking for a variety of issues, including quality, privacy, and accessibility. It checks against several different standards if you go to the advanced page.
The mission of Accessible.Org is to make accessible web designs for nonprofits, government departments and small businesses, especially the Internet home based business, and to do so in the most practical and pragmatic ways possible.
WebAIM's mission is to expand the potential of the Web for people with disabilities by providing the knowledge, technical skills, tools, organizational leadership strategies, and vision that empower organizations to make their own content accessible to people with disabilities.

A storefront for disability vendors. But check out their page of resource pointers.
Amigo Mobility International
Makers of fine scooters (including mine).

Access-Able Travel Service
Information for "Mature and Disabled Travelers" offers info on accessible tours and on various destinations. Lots of disability and travel links.
Wheelchair Getaways
A company that has franchisees in the US which rent vans for disabled travelers.

ENFORCING THE ADA: Looking Back on a Decade of Progress
A Special Tenth Anniversary Status Report from the Department of Justice

AIDS Information:

National AIDS Clearinghouse
Reports, news and resources from NIH and the National AIDS Clearinghouse.
AIDS Memorial Quilt Website
How to make a square, where the quilt is being displayed and other useful information.
Act Up NY
ACT UP is a diverse, non-partisan group of individuals united in anger and committed to direct action to end the AIDS crisis.
Detroit Community AIDS Library
AIDs resources on the Internet.

Hospice Care and Grieving Resources

Hospice Association of America
Industry news, consumer information and professional events.
Hospice Foundation
Info on how to select a hospice, stories to share, educational videos and more.
Zen Hospice Project
San Francisco Zen Center hospice project.

A variety of resources on coping with death, dying, grief, bereavement, and major loss.
American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry: Facts for Families
Resources to educate parents and families about psychiatric disorders affecting children and adolescents.
Growth House, Inc.
Resources for life-threatening illness and end of life issues.

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