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Health Sciences Websites: Conditions and Diseases

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.

Alzheimer’s Disease

Alzheimer’s Association

 

Information about Alzheimer’s disease, support groups and chapters, professionals in the area, and research.

 

 

Alzheimer’s Foundation of America

 

Foundation dedicated to national Alzheimer’s disease organizations. Information about Alzheimer’s and related diseases, caregiving, and archived material (2002-2009) is also available.

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).

Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder

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

Autism Society

 

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

 

 

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.

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, 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 information for professionals.

Sexually Transmitted Diseases

American Social Health Association

 

Organization which provides information about sexual health and sexually transmitted diseases and infections. Fact sheets and publications are available.

 

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