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Internet sites related to general Health information.

CDC Wonder
Outstanding reference for comprehensive information from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), including special reports, guidelines, and access to national health data.

National Center for Health Statistics
Definitive reference for vast array of national health statistics.

National Health Information Center
Great resource for consumer information about health.

Internet sites related to psychosocial health.

MEDWEB: Mental Health, Psychiatry, Psychology
Excellent and extensive sites and resources for many aspects of mental health information.

Mental Health Net
Easy to use, friendly resource in which to access all the mental health topics available on the net.

American Psychological Association
Includes APA newsletters, links to other sites, information on books, journals, employment, and public, practical, and educational materials.

Internet sites related to the topics discussed in this chapter.

Center for Anxiety and Stress Treatment
Provides resources and services regarding a broad range of stress-related topics.

National Center for Post-Traumatic Stress Disease
Research and education on PTSD, offering a variety of links to fact sheets and help sites

Hampden-Sydney College
Links to helpful tips for dealing with stressful issues commonly experienced by college students.

Internet sites related to violence as discussed in this chapter.

National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)
Excellent referece for national statistics on injury and violence, both in the community and the workplace.

Domestic Violence: The Facts
Provides an essential database of facts, information, and links to other aspects of violence.

Internet sites related to conflict resolution and assertiveness training.

ERIC Clearinghouse on Teaching and Teacher Eduation
Position paper on prepring teachers for conflict resolution in their schools.

IANWeb Resources -- Peace and Conflict Resolution
Provides a link to numerous sites dealing with conflict resolution.

Internet sites related to relationships, intimacy, and the family.

University of Massachusetts
A link through the University of Massachusetts to papers and information all forms of relationships.

University of Missouri Counseling Center Self-Help Area
Provides a bibliography on books and other resources on issues dealing with intimacy.

Internet sites related to human sexuality.

Sexuality Information and Education Council of the United States (SEICUS)
Information, guidelines, and materials for advancement of healthy and proper sex education.

Go Ask Alice
An interactive question and answer line out of the Columbia University Health Services. "Alice" is available to answer questions each week about any health-related issues, including relationships, nutrition and diet, exercise, drugs, sex, alcohol, and stress.

Check out the following Internet sites related to birth control, pregnancy, and childbirth.

Loma Linda University Medical Center, Center for Fertility and In Vitro Fertilization
Complete information about all fertility and options.

Online Birth Center
Many articles and abstracts on midwifery, pregnancy, birth, breastfeeding, as well as links to numerous other related sites.

The National Parenting Center
The site invites parents to expand their parenting skills and strengths by sharing information in chat rooms and in an online newsletter.

Internet sites related to nutrition.

U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)
A full discussion of the USDA Dietary Guidelines for Americans.

American Dietetic Association (ADA)
Provides information on a full range of dietary topics, including sports nutrition, healthful cooking, and nutritional eating. Also links to scientific publications and provides information on scholarships and public meetings.

U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
Provides information for consumers and professionals in the areas of food safety, supplements, and medical devices and links to other sources of nutrition and food information.

Internet sites related to weight management.

Healthtouch Online
Collection of articles and resources from multiple organizations on all forms of eating disorders.

Duke University Diet and Fitness Center
A link to one of the best programs in the country that focuses on helping people live healthier, fuller lives through weight loss and lifestyle change. This site provides detailed information about weight management and numerous related resources, as well as links to other programs related to weight management.

Internet sites related to fitness.

ACSM Online
A link with the American College of Sports Medicine and all their resources.

Internet sites related to addiction and treatment.

AL-ANON and ALATEEN
Connection to various resources available to people affected by alcohol in their lives.

Internet Addiction Association
Information and assistance with a new addiciton—addiction to the web.

Overeaters Recovery Group Home Page
Links to resources for people who overeat.

Hazelden's Main Web Page
Home page for one of the top substance abuse treatment centers in the United States; includes listings of helpful books and other resources.

Internet sites related to pharmaceutical drugs.

Pharmaceutical Information Network
A comprehensive directory of links, forum, databases, and resources.

Food and Drug Administration
News on the latest government-approved drugs and investigations.

Merck
Product information, Merck Manual's description of disorders, dictionary of drug names.

The Institute for Safe Medical Practices
Warnings against deadly drug interactions.

Healthtouch
Search for prescription and over-the-counter drug uses and side effects, plus other health-related resources.

Internet sites related to alcohol.

National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism
National goverment agency provides information on the latest findings in alcohol research, including direct links to statistical information, abstracts, and surveillance reports.

Intoximeters, Inc.
Check your own blood-alcohol level by completing an online test.

Marin Institute for the Prevention of Alcohol & Other Drug Problems
A link to major sites dedicated to substance abuse prevention in the United States and abroad.

Internet sites related to tobacco and caffeine.

The QuitNet
Offers a user-friendly quit-smoking countdown calendar, interactive forums, and advice on counseling.

Great American Smokeout
An American Cancer Society-sponsored site that includes anti-smoking games, news, and other information.

Redbook
A 1996 article outlining the symptoms of caffeine and discussing different kinds of headaches.

Internet sites related to illicit drugs.

National Institute on Drug Abuse
Home page of this national government agency with information on the latest statistics and findings in drug research.

Prevention Online
The prevention home page for the National Clearinghouse for Alcohol and Drug Information. This site links you to statistics, literature, videos, antidrug campaigns, and information specialists.

National Families in Action Online
Information on books, newsletters, and pamphlets on the subject of drug abuse prevention. The site also offers links with counselors and rehabilitation centers across the nation, as well as an "Ask the Expert" service and referrals to organizations dealing with specific ethnic groups.

Internet sites related to cardiovascular health.

American Heart Association
Home page for the leading private organization dedicated to heart health. The site provides information, statistics, and resources regarding cardiovascular care, including an opportunity to test your own risk for CVD.

Johns Hopkins Cardiac Rehabilitation Home Page
Information about prevention of heart disease and rehabilitation from CVDs from one of the best cardiac care centers in the country, including information about programs available to help individuals stop smoking, lose weight, lower blood pressure and blood cholesterol, and reduce emotional stress.

Internet sites related to cancer.

American Cancer Society
Home page for the leading private organization dedicated to cancer prevention. The site provides information, statistics, and resources regarding cancer.

International Cancer Information Center
Sponsored by the National Cancer Institute, this site is designed to be a comprehensive information resource on cancer for patients and health professionals.

Oncolink
Sponsored by the University of Pennyslvania Cancer Center, this site seeks to educate cancer patients and their families by offering information on support services, cancer causes, screening, prevention and common questions.

Internet sites related to infectious diseases and sexually transmitted infections.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Home page for the government agency dedicated to disease intervention and prevention. This address links you with all the latest data and publications put out by the CDC, including the MMWR, HIV/AIDS Surveillance Report, and the Journal of Emerging Infectious Diseases, and access to the CDC research database, Wonder.

The New England Journal of Medicine Online
A link to the New England Journal of Medicine On-line, a weekly journal reporting the results of important medical research worldwide. The sites include articles from current and past publications.

World Health Organization
Access to the latest information on world health issues as put out by WHO. The site allows you to directly access their publications and fact sheets, as well as to submit keywords for deeper research.

Internet sites related to chronic diseases.

PIE Online
PIE Online is one of the largest online collections of health and mental health policy information available.

ChronicIllnet
A multimedia information source dedicated to chronic illnesses including AIDS, cancer, Gulf War Syndrome, autoimmune diseases, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, heart disease, and neurological diseases.

Mayo Health Oasis
A link to the Mayo Clinic health service online.

National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (NCCDPHP)
Access to a wide range of information from this CDC-linked organization dedicated to chronic diseases and health promotion.

Internet sites related to aging.

Administration on Aging
A link to the Health and Human Services agency dedicated to addressing the health needs of the elderly.

Alzheimer's Association
Archives of media releases and position statements, as well as fact-sheets on Alzheimer's Disease, medical and research updates, and a brochure on how to recognize the 10 warning signs of Alzheimer's.

SeniorCom
Homepage to a link to numerous resources for senior citizens, including chat rooms, databases, services dedicated to assisting the aging.

Internet sites related to death and dying.

TransWeb
A site dedicated to organ transplantation and donation.

Project on Death in America
A site dedicated to helping people understand and transform the culture of dying and bereavement in the United States, including links to numerious organizations and sites with related information.

Hospice Web
A link to numerous resources for and information about hospice care, including a link to similar resources and a listing of hospices around the country.

The Hemlock Society
A link to the homepage of the Hemlock Society, containing information on the group's philosophy, actions, and sites throughout the country.

Internet sites related to environmental health.

E-Tip from Ecologia
Ecologia is a nonprofit organization dedicated to environmental issues of public concern. The site provides policy and technical information about environmental health issues.

Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease
Public health statements containing easily understood warnings and descriptions concerning toxic chemicals. The statements do not present any numerical scientific data or cite any references.

Environmental Protection Agency
Government agency that oversees all environmental usses. Site provides a wealth of information, as well as links to other environmental and safety resources.

Internet sites related to consumer health.

National Committee for Quality Assurance
The NCQA assesses and reports on the quality of managed care plans, including health maintenance organizations (HMOs).

Health Pages Online
An online periodical that provides comparative information by regions of the country about physicians, hospitals and insurance plans, as well as other materials about health-related topics.

Families USA
Families USA works with organizations and individuals to help them participate constructively in shaping health care policies in the public and private sectors. The site includes reports and analyses of recent changes in health care policy.



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