Autoimmune Disorders and Information
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
Diseases Assn.- Addresses the problem
of autoimmunity, the major cause of chronic
illness. Patient information on more
than 56 autoimmune-related diseases
of the Rheumatic Diseases - Features
original work on all aspects of rheumatology
and disorders of the connective tissue.
Databases - Search Engine @ MedNets
Research - The official journal of
The European Histamine Research Society
(EHRS). IR publishes papers on all aspects
of inflammation and related fields including
histopathology, immunological mechanisms,
gene expression, mediators, experimental
models, clinical investigations and the
effects of drugs.
disease, Fibromyalgia and Chronic fatigue
- Provides the latest information on
Lyme disease along with periodic updates
on Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Gulf War
Syndrome and fibromylagia.
Dr. Stoll Bulletin Board - with search capabilities. Discussions
including thyroid, fibromyalgia, kidney stones, insomnia, anxiety,
multiple chemical sensitivities.
provides chat site, forum and research facilities for the sufferers
and carers of Chronic Pain and Chronic Fatigue.
Broda Barnes Research Foundation
- a not-for-profit organization dedicated
to education, research and training in
the field of thyroid and metabolic balance.
Excellent website that includes links
to articles on doctor's insensitivities
and hostilities toward thyroid patients,
thyroid support group, and much much
Thyroid Association - Promotes scientific
and public understanding of the biology
of the thyroid gland and the pathogenesis
and management of its diseases in order
to prevent, diagnose and treat thyroid
Your Thyroid - Provides basic overview
and links to articles on mood disorders
function tests - Excellent description of tests for thyroid
Syndrome - Symptoms of a thyroid
disorder called Wilson's Syndrome.
- Comprehensive information on thyroid
disease, parathyroid, adrenals and endocrine
Dr. Bob's Psychopharmacology
Tips - A good site about depression,
thyroid and controversies on treatment
using T4 and T3.
- Usenet discussion group that includes helpful links, updated FAQ's
medicine - Ways to reverse the underlying
causes of disease to provide a lasting
cure, instead of treating only the symptoms.
College for Advancement in Medicine
- A nonprofit medical society dedicated
to educating physicians and other health
care professionals on the latest findings
and emerging procedures in preventive/nutritional
The American Association
of Naturopathic Physicians - Naturopathic
medicine blends centuries-old natural,
nontoxic therapies with current advances
in the study of health and human systems.
Dr. Andrew Weil - great site where you ask the doctor or find
answers to your questions about health.
Dr. Laurie Steelsmith Total Health through Natural Healing - specializes in women's health, using therapies that are primarily natural and non-toxic. She provides health care for women in many areas, including gynecological and hormone imbalances and much more...
- Resources for Traditional Chinese Medicinal
Bach Flower Remedies
Remedies discovered by Dr. Bach are directed
at particular characteristics or emotional
states. To select the remedies you need
you only need to think about the sort
of person you are and the way you are
feeling. Then you take the remedies you
- Teaches through movement how we can
improve our capabilities to function
in our daily lives. - Feldenkrais Guild
of North America.
Online - A journal of homeopathy
- Internet Resources/ Links
management/Somatic options - Rediscover
the way you were meant to move.
Health - Facts and stories about
QiGong - A self-healing
art that combines movement and meditation.
Since ancient times, Qigong has been
used by the Chinese people as an exercise
to preserve health and prevent disease.
Herbs and Medicinal Plants
James Duke's Phytochemical and Ethnobotanical
Databases - Comprehensive, searchable
Research Foundation - The world's
first and foremost source of accurate,
science-based information on the health
benefits and safety of medicinal plants.
Botanical Council - Learn about beneficial
herbs and plants and the safe and effective
use of medicinal plants.
Herbal Pharmacopoeia - Authoritative
herbal monographs containing accurate,
critically reviewed information on botanicals.
Henriette's Herbal Home Page - Articles, herb
FAQs and medicinal herb FAQs, pictures
of herbs, and links to other resources
Medicine and Spirit Healing for Wise
Women and Green Witches - Natural
alternatives for women concerned about
menopause, osteoporosis, pregnancy, fertility
issues, breast health and cancer prevention.
Lots of information from Susun Weed.
Physician Select - compiled and published
by the American Medical Association (AMA)
as a reference source of demographic
and professional information on individual
physicians in the United States.
The American Association
of Naturopathic Physicians - Transforming
the health care system from disease management
to health promotion.
Holistic Medical Association - Click
on Doctor Finder- Alternative health
services offered by a diverse array of
practitioners who encourage a holistic
approach to wellness.
College for Advancement in Medicine - To find doctors who deal
in complementary/alternative medicine by state
Worldwide Healthcare Services - Best
Doctors finds the top doctors in the
U.S. and around the world by asking a
simple question: Which doctors would
other doctors go to if they needed treatment
for themselves or a loved one? There
is a small fee.
BodyLogicMD - Highly trained physicians specializing in bioidentical hormones, fitness and nutrition. Helping women and men suffering from symptoms of hormonal imbalance, menopause and andropause.
MDjunction.com - When you really need to find a doctor. MDjunction.com is a doctors' directory (Find a Physician type of website) that also provides reviews on doctors and allows you to rate your own doctors.
- List of wellness practitioners in the
US listed by modality.
American Menopause Society - referral lists for US/Canadian
clinicians and discussion lists
Committee for Responsible Medicine
- (PCRM) is a nonprofit organization that promotes preventive medicine, conducts clinical research, and encourages higher standards for ethics and effectiveness in research.
- Multiple links to various organizations/search
Preferred Providers - List contains
healthcare providers recommended to us
by their patients.
of Compounding Pharmacists - (IACP)
is an international, non-profit association
protecting and promoting the art and
skill of pharmaceutical compounding.
- The Internet Drug Index - Search for
information on more than 4,500 popular
drugs written in plain English and more
than 3,000 in plain Spanish.
- Comprehensive and up-to-date source of drug information, along
with daily medical news and latest Pharma Industry news.
Foundation for Women's Health - An online resource for consumers
and clinicians compiled and contributed by the world's top women's
health experts. Includes a free CME streaming video's for clinicians,
free articles, interviews and reviews pertaining to menopause, hormones,
libido, mood, sleep, stress and overall quality of life.
- Medical resource provides reliable and comprehensive information
and news on diseases, symptoms, tests, surgeries, injuries, nutrition,
medications, and poisons.
Medical Association - Includes links to info on topics such
as thyroid, urinary incontinence, and healthy eating.
CDC - Centers for Disease
Control and Prevention - Serves as
the national focus for developing and
applying disease prevention and control,
environmental health, and health promotion
and education activities designed to
improve the health of the people of the
CDC - National
Center for Health Statistics - U.S.
Federal Government's principal vital
and health statistics agency.
Consumer Health Information
- A service of the U.S. Department of
Health and Human Services. A free guide
to reliable consumer health and human
- Thorough explanations, treatments and advice about endometriosis.
on the Net - Monthly resource by paid subscription for healthcare
Net - Network of doctors who produce slow-to-load but comprehensive,
up-to-date health information for the public on diseases and treatments.
Health Information Center - Office on Women's Health in the
Department of Health and Human Services. NWHIC is a free information
and resource service on women's health issues.
for Women with Heart Disease - WomenHeart champions prevention
and early detection, accurate diagnosis and proper treatment of
women's heart disease.
Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) under
the National Institue of Health - Information
on more than 6,000 rare diseases, including
current research, publications from scientific
and medical journals, completed research,
ongoing studies, and patient support
- The Universe of Women's Health. Designed for the specific needs
of professionals interested in Obstetrics and Gynecology, the medical
industry, and women everywhere.
Office of Research
on Women's Health - Office of Research on Women's Health (ORWH)
serves as a focal point for women's health research at the NIH.
U.S. Office of
Public Health and Science - The government's champion and focal
point for women's health issue.
in Balance - Chances are you had times in your life when your
health felt out of balance. Now there is a premier resource that
Breast Cancer- A searchable scientific
A to Z guide that focuses on breast health
and breast cancer. The Komen Breast Cancer
Foundation presents topics such as risk
factors, diagnosis, staging, treatment,
after treatment care and breast cancer
financial and insurance issues.
Cancer Society - Find everything
you need to cope with cancer and its
Cancer Action - Grassroots group; newsletter excerpts.
(Breast Cancer Care & Research Fund) - A comprehenive, authoritative
and up-to-date resource to improve the level of care and the quality
of life for breast cancer patients.
CDC - Cancer
Prevention and Control - Division of Cancer Prevention and Control
(DCPC) links to information about cancer.
Breast Health Project - Clearinghouse
for information and support; lots of
links to the latest information.
T. Gwozdz, M.D. - A website that
provides information on the treatment
of cancer with radiation therapy, how
to choose a radiation oncologist, frequently
asked questions about radiation treatment,
Cancer Institute - NCI news releases
for patients, public, and the mass media.
Cancer Institute - Main NCI website.
Alternatives and Diet
Holistic Health Association - Creating
wellness is an ongoing process. Wherever
you are on this path, AHHA (pronounced
ah-ha) assists you to become more informed
about the many options available in the
health care arena today.
the Dietitian - Sound advice on nutrition.
Answers to FAQs on this website are based
on current nutrition practice and published
research as well as clinical practice
PsychCentral - The
Internet's largest and oldest independent mental health network,
providing reliable, trusted information & self-help support
communities for over 13 years.
Depression - About.com's comprehensive support and informational site for depression, chronic pain and illness, grief and loss, panic and anxiety, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), also known as winter depression. Includes drug index and treatments, and online support.
DepressionRemedy.com - Provides a wealth of well-researched articles about depression: symptoms, types, causes, herbal and natural remedies.
Journal of Orthopedics - Provides
readers with a variety of topics relating
to orthopedics, including surgical procedures,
diagnosis and treatment, arthroscopy,
sports medicine, trauma, pediatric and
geriatric orthopedics, and rehabilitation.
of Internal Medicine - A leading
journal for studies in internal medicine,
Annals offers background and discussion
of issues that influence both physicians
and patients, and supports the belief
that physicians should also be well-informed
citizens of both the medical community
and society at large. Subscription or
fee required for access.
Medical Journal - The site contains
the full text of all articles published
in the weekly BMJ from January 1994,
as well as material which is unique to
the website. Access to the entire site
of the American Medical Association
(JAMA) - an international peer-reviewed
general medical journal. JAMA is a registered
trademark of the American Medical Association.
- Original research, news, discussion
groups and archives can be found in this
journal published in the United Kingdom.
England Journal of Medicine (NEJM)
Online - a weekly journal reporting the
results of important medical research
worldwide. The Journal is owned and published
by the Massachusetts Medical Society.
Magazine - An interactive health magazine with the latest in
weight loss, fitness, recipes and natural healing, nutrition news,
health articles, supportive message boards, and interactive quizzes.
In Primary Care - Monthly magazine
for physicians and other health professionals,
providing information on disorders affecting
women, including cardiology, endocrinology,
gynecology, psychiatry, rheumatology,
and many other areas.
Medical Association - Physicians dedicated to the health of
(Computer Retrieval of Information on
Scientific Projects) is a searchable
biomedical database system containing
information on research projects and
programs supported by the Department
of Health and Human Services.
Guide - Up to date, searchable medical
resources, news, drug information, journal
Answers - Excellent, comprehensive health information site with
the Net (HON) - Non-profit organisation, headquartered in Geneva,
Switzerland. Site guides lay persons or non-medical users and medical
practitioners to useful and reliable online medical and health information.
Index to the Internet - A searchable, annotated subject directory
of more than 7,900 Internet resources selected and evaluated by
librarians for their usefulness to users of public libraries.
- The healthcare professional and consumer online resource for better
patient healthcare management.
World Search - A search engine that operates over a selection
of the most high quality medical sites on the Web and facilitates
by a medical thesaurus that understands medical terminology, then
search for related terms automatically (registration fee).
Library of Medicine - World's largest
medical library. Start page to a wealth
of online medical information, news,
research programs etc.
Cancer Institute - Helps you locate
answers to your cancer-related questions
and inquiries about the Institute's activities.
Office of Research on Women's Health
- ORWH serves as a focal point for women's
health research at the NIH. It promotes,
stimulates, and supports efforts to improve
the health of women through biomedical
and behavioral research.
- The National Library of Medicine's search service that provides
access to over 11 million citations in MEDLINE, PreMEDLINE, and
other related databases, with links to participating online journals.
WebMD - Search
for a doctor, hospital, drug review, and use other helpful tools
to find answers to your health problems.
Studies and Clinical
Trials Search Sites
Institutes of Health - (NIH) Clinical
Studies search site.
- A wealth of information related to
clinical trials for patients, pharmaceutical,
biotechnology and medical device companies,
CROs and research centers involved in
clinical research around the world. More
than 35,000 industry- and government-sponsored
clinical trials as well as new drug therapies
recently approved by the FDA.
Clinical Trials and Research Studies - Clinical research studies for gastrointestinal illnesses including GERD, IBD, and more. Contact Long Island Clinical Research Associates to participate in a trial and receive free treatment and test new medicines.
Surge - Dearest at Power Surge provides
comprehensive and up-to-date menopause
with Elizabeth Lee Vliet, M.D. -
PowerSurge interview with Dr. Vliet to
answer a variety of questions about related
Guide to Menopause - Requires registration, but it's free.
Menopause Society - Professionals in a non-profit organization
provide information on perimenopause, early menopause, menopause
symptoms and long-term health effects of estrogen loss, and a wide
variety of therapies to enhance health.
John R. Lee,
M.D. - Offers a wide range of information on the use of natural
progesterone cream and natural hormonal balance.
Natural Hormone Education & Research Library - This library of the Virginia Hopkins Health Watch has an extensive collection of articles on natural hormones, menopause and hormone imbalance by Dr. John Lee and Virginia.
BONE DENSITY TESTING
Find where you can get this done: 1-800-464-6700
Foundation - Independent non-profit women's health education
organization providing accurate information about hysterectomy,
its adverse effects and alternative treatments.
Bala Cynwyd, PA 19004
667-7757 or (215) 387-6700
Awareness - a website dedicated to raising awareness about hysterectomy
as well as providing support and resources about the subject.
Toolbox - a resource from the moderator of HysterList for those
thinking about, preparing for, or recovering from hysterectomy
Survivors' Guide - information from an international group of
women whose website is distilled from primarily medical sources
and other allopathic-related resources
Hyster Home provides hysterectomy resources and support in a
safe and relaxed online environment where women can help each other
through the hysterectomy experience while sharing friendship and
Metamorphosis - Gentle solutions for body, mind, and spirit:
alternative approaches, herbal remedies, wise woman support. Includes
solutions for thyroid health, fibromyalgia, male menopause, and
insights by Susun Weed.
- A place for women to enjoy a look at the lighter side of menopause.
Replacement Therapy Side Effects - Hormone Replacement Therapy
Side Effects is an informational site with articles on hormone replacement
therapy, including side effects, alternatives and warnings associated
with estrogen, Premarin and progestin.
Menopaus - An e-mail support group open to women of all ages who believe they are experiencing the effects of perimenopause, menopause or post menopause.
Menopause ChitChat - a new menopause forum to help you make sense of, and share, your transition through menopause.
to Ask Your Doctor
Your Doc - Don't know what your risk factors are if you take
HRT? Confused about what to ask your doctor? Take Control of Your
Menopausal Symptoms by using the HRT questionnaire on this website
for a better discussion with your doctor. Talk to Your Doc facilitates
communication between patients and health care providers.
Women Leaders Online
- Women's activist group on the internet
-- empowering women in politics, media,
society, the economy and cyberspace.
Online Search Directory - Focus on
arts and entertainment, parenting, employment
opportunities, community relationships,
investor information, business opportunities,
travel and adventure, talk forum and
- Hormone Testing (saliva assay). licensed
clinical laboratory with research interests
in linking hormonal changes with many
of the diseases and symptoms of aging
including osteoporosis, cardiovascular
disease and cancer. Accurate salivary
hormone tests are currently available
for estradiol, progesterone, testosterone,
DHEA, and melatonin
Laboratory - Simple, stress-free
collection of saliva at home, and testing
at ZRT Laboratory, can help you determine
if your hormones are out of balance and
empower you with the knowledge to make
the necessary changes to recapture the
zest of youth.
Tests Online - Designed to help the
patient or caregiver better understand
the many clinical lab tests that are
part of routine care as well as diagnosis
and treatment of a broad range of conditions
and diseases. The site is the product
of a collaboration of professional societies
representing the lab community.
Labs - List of diagnostic laboratories
that offer innovative tests including
female and male hormone screenings, adrenal
stress hormone tests, thyroid panels,
platelet or urine catecholamine panels,
digestive stool analysis, candida antibody
tests, Chronic Fatigue Immune Dysfunction
Syndrome evaluation, ELISA food allergy
testing, hair analysis for toxic and
essential elements, nutritional assays,
amino acid assays, essential fatty acids
profile, vitamin and mineral analysis.
Soy - Health Benefits
Nutrition - From the University of
Illinois at Urbana-Champagne
US Soyfoods Directory
- General information, recipes, symposium
abstracts and more
- Discusses the secrets of the flavonoid/isoflavonoid
control mechanism in the human body.
The isoflavones are the most potent bio-regulators
of human cells of all the flavonoid family,
suggesting that they have the most promise
in terms of preventing degenerative disease.
Isoflavones also are estrogenic, suggesting
that they have promise in terms of preventing
degenerative diseases such as osteoporosis
that are associated with estrogen-deficiency.
Soy - Downside
soy be dangerous? - Scientists are
concerned over the potential health risks
of soy. New studies have raised questions
over whether the natural ingredients
in soy might increase the risk of breast
cancer in some women, affect brain function
in men and lead to hidden developmental
abnormalities in infants. This unresolved
scientific debate continues to develop.
may be problems with soy - It's promoted
as the miracle food that will feed the
world while at the same time prevent
and cure all manner of diseases. But
what if all you've read about soy is
nothing but a multi-million dollar marketing
strategy based on scanty facts, half-truths
and lies? This site discusses the downside
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