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Health Sciences Websites: Diseases & Conditions

Links to helpful resources in the field of health sciences.

Allergy & Asthma

American Academy of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology

 

Information for the public and professionals, including media and journal articles.

 

Arthritis

National Institute of Arthritis & Musculoskeletal & Skin Diseases

Health information and research about causes, treatment and prevention of these diseases

 

Texas Arthritis Program

From the Department of State Health Services, resources about arthritis programs, management and the effects on groups (i.e. men, women, Hispanic, white).

Burn Injury

American Burn Association

Educational Resources, publications and fact sheets about care and advocacy for burn injury.

Cancer

American Cancer Society

Information about the organization (what they do, who they are, employment and volunteers) and facts about cancer.

 

 

Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas

Funding institute which focuses on advancing cancer research in the state of Texas. Reports and stats on cost and types of cancer are included.

 

 

Texas Cancer Information

Cancer-related websites, including population information, physicians, profiles, facilities and services, risk factors, statistics and more. If the website is based in Texas, an icon of the state of Texas appears.

Diabetes

American Diabetes Association

Basic to professional-level information about diabetes and lifestyle.

 

National Diabetes Education Program

Publications, resources and fact sheets about diabetes.

 

Texas Diabetes Council

From the Department of State Health Services, works to promote information about diabetes.

Digestive Diseases

International Foundation for Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders

Information about digestive disorders, including videos, pamphlets and brochures.

 

National Digestive Diseases Information Clearinghouse

Includes topics related to digestive disorders, statistics, practice guidelines, and awareness and prevention materials.

 

Society of Gastroenterology Nurses and Associates

Group for nurses who specialize in the area of gastroenterology, in addition to educational resources, includes information about certification in the area of gastroenterology.

 

Heart Disease & Stroke

American Heart Association

Information about causes, treatment and promotion of heart disease and stroke prevention.

 

Internet Stroke Center

Resource for stroke care and research, topics are divided by patients and families, professionals and students, stroke trials registry, and neurology image library.

 

Texas Heart Institute

Educational and professional resources (including care, prevention, and treatment) focuses on cardiovascular and stem cells.

Hepatitis B

American Liver Foundation

Research, education, volunteers and advocacy to promote prevention and treatment of liver disease.

 

Hepatitis B Foundation

Research reports and articles about Hepatitis B.

HIV & AIDS

AIDS Information Fact Sheet

From the National Library of Medicine, provides links for users to find the most up-to-date information on AIDS.

 

HIV Insite Knowledge Base

Access to an online text book about HIV from the University of California—San Francisco and San Francisco General Hospital.

 

National Minority AIDS Council

Organization devoted to providing information about HIV and AIDS to minority populations. Information includes conferences, programs/trainings, public policy, media, publications, jobs and membership.

Multiple Sclerosis

National Multiple Sclerosis Society

Information for individuals with MS and their families as well as professionals.

 

Nephrology

American Association of Kidney Patients

Educational information for kidney patients and includes educational programs, brochures, newsletters and more.

 

American Nephrology Nurses Association

Organization devoted the promotion of success for nurses in the area of nephrology.

 

National Kidney Foundation

Information for the public and professionals, include newsletters, message boards, research and publications.

Neurology

Attention Deficit Disorder Association

The information on this site focuses on research and treatment for adults with AD/HD.

 

CHADD (Children and Adults with Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder)

Membership organization with resources for children and adults with AD/HD. Also has info from to the National Resource Center on AD/HD.

 

Autism Society

Information and opportunities for involvement in the area of autism. Access to some of their publications and current news stories are available.

 

National Multiple Sclerosis Society

Information for individuals with MS and their families as well as professionals.

Osteoporosis

National Institute of Health (NIH)

From the government website, NIH, information about osteoporosis and other bone-related diseases.

 

National Osteoporosis Foundation

Health organization focused on the promotion of education of osteoporosis, through foundations, grants and corporations. Information is available for professions and patients about this disease.

  

Osteoporosis—Mayo Clinic

Background material (i.e. definition, symptoms, causes, risk factors) and resources, including multimedia information from the Mayo Clinic.

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