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CATEGORIES

 Autoimmune Disorders & Information  Doctor Search  Menopause Matters
 Complementary Medicine & Therapies  Drug Search  Medical Centers Online
 General Women's Health  Studies & Clinical Trials  Medical Search Sites
 Miscellaneous  Women's Help Groups  Medical Magazines
   What to Ask Your Doctor  

 

 Autoimmune Disorders and Information

Endocrinology, Fibromyalgia, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

American Autoimmune-Related Diseases Assn.- Addresses the problem of autoimmunity, the major cause of chronic illness. Patient information on more than 56 autoimmune-related diseases

Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases - Features original work on all aspects of rheumatology and disorders of the connective tissue.

Endocrinology-Endocrine Databases - Search Engine @ MedNets

Inflammation 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.

Lyme 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.

Ask Dr. Stoll Bulletin Board - with search capabilities. Discussions including thyroid, fibromyalgia, kidney stones, insomnia, anxiety, multiple chemical sensitivities.

Painfriends.com provides chat site, forum and research facilities for the sufferers and carers of Chronic Pain and Chronic Fatigue.

Thyroid Disease

The Broda Barnes Research Foundation - a not-for-profit organization dedicated to education, research and training in the field of thyroid and metabolic balance.

About.com - Excellent website that includes links to articles on doctor's insensitivities and hostilities toward thyroid patients, thyroid support group, and much much more.

American 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 diseases

Check Your Thyroid - Provides basic overview and links to articles on mood disorders

Thyroid function tests - Excellent description of tests for thyroid function.

Wilson's Syndrome - Symptoms of a thyroid disorder called Wilson's Syndrome.

Thyroid Disease - Comprehensive information on thyroid disease, parathyroid, adrenals and endocrine system.

Dr. Bob's Psychopharmacology Tips - A good site about depression, thyroid and controversies on treatment using T4 and T3.

Alt.support.thyroid - Usenet discussion group that includes helpful links, updated FAQ's

 Complementary Medicine/Therapies/Herbs

Complementary Medicine

Alternative medicine - Ways to reverse the underlying causes of disease to provide a lasting cure, instead of treating only the symptoms.

American 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 medicine.

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.

Ask 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...

Therapies

Acupuncture - Resources for Traditional Chinese Medicinal Therapies.

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 need.

Feldenkrais - Teaches through movement how we can improve our capabilities to function in our daily lives. - Feldenkrais Guild of North America.

Homeopathy Online - A journal of homeopathy online.

Osteopathy - Internet Resources/ Links

Pain management/Somatic options - Rediscover the way you were meant to move.

Positive Health - Facts and stories about complementary medicine.

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

Dr. James Duke's Phytochemical and Ethnobotanical Databases - Comprehensive, searchable botanical databases.

Herb Research Foundation - The world's first and foremost source of accurate, science-based information on the health benefits and safety of medicinal plants.

American Botanical Council - Learn about beneficial herbs and plants and the safe and effective use of medicinal plants.

American 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 on herbs.

Herbal 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.

 Doctor Search

AMA 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.

American Holistic Medical Association - Click on Doctor Finder- Alternative health services offered by a diverse array of practitioners who encourage a holistic approach to wellness.

American College for Advancement in Medicine - To find doctors who deal in complementary/alternative medicine by state

Best Doctors 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.

new 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.

Life-Choices - List of wellness practitioners in the US listed by modality.

North American Menopause Society - referral lists for US/Canadian clinicians and discussion lists

Physicians' 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.

ProjectAWARE - Multiple links to various organizations/search

ProjectAWARE's Preferred Providers - List contains healthcare providers recommended to us by their patients.

 Drug Search

International Academy of Compounding Pharmacists - (IACP) is an international, non-profit association protecting and promoting the art and skill of pharmaceutical compounding.

RxList - 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.

 

Drugs.com - Comprehensive and up-to-date source of drug information, along with daily medical news and latest Pharma Industry news.

 General Women's Health

General Wellness

Alexander 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.

AllRefer Health - Medical resource provides reliable and comprehensive information and news on diseases, symptoms, tests, surgeries, injuries, nutrition, medications, and poisons.

American Women's 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 United States.

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 services information.

IVF.com - Thorough explanations, treatments and advice about endometriosis.

Medicine on the Net - Monthly resource by paid subscription for healthcare professionals.

Medicine Net - Network of doctors who produce slow-to-load but comprehensive, up-to-date health information for the public on diseases and treatments.

National Women's 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.

National Coalition for Women with Heart Disease - WomenHeart champions prevention and early detection, accurate diagnosis and proper treatment of women's heart disease.

NIH 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 group.

OB/GYN.net - 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.

Women in Balance - Chances are you had times in your life when your health felt out of balance. Now there is a premier resource that can help.

Cancer

About 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.

American Cancer Society - Find everything you need to cope with cancer and its effects.

Breast Cancer Action - Grassroots group; newsletter excerpts.

Breastlink.com (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.

Community Breast Health Project - Clearinghouse for information and support; lots of links to the latest information.

John 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, and more.

National Cancer Institute - NCI news releases for patients, public, and the mass media.

National Cancer Institute - Main NCI website.

Alternatives and Diet

American 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.

Ask 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 with patients.

 

Mental Health

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.

 

 Medical Magazines

American 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.

Annals 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.

British 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 is free.

Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) - an international peer-reviewed general medical journal. JAMA is a registered trademark of the American Medical Association.

The Lancet - Original research, news, discussion groups and archives can be found in this journal published in the United Kingdom.

New 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.

Prevention 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.

Women's Health 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 Search Sites

American Medical Association - Physicians dedicated to the health of America.

CRISP (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.

Doctors' Guide - Up to date, searchable medical resources, news, drug information, journal articles.

Health Answers - Excellent, comprehensive health information site with search engine.

Health On 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.

Librarians' 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.

Medscape - The healthcare professional and consumer online resource for better patient healthcare management.

Medical 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).

National Library of Medicine - World's largest medical library. Start page to a wealth of online medical information, news, research programs etc.

National Cancer Institute - Helps you locate answers to your cancer-related questions and inquiries about the Institute's activities. 

NIH 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.

PubMed - 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.

 Medical Centers Online

Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions

Univ of Pennsylvania Health System

 

Mayo Clinic

Stanford University

 Studies and Clinical Trials Search Sites

National Institutes of Health - (NIH) Clinical Studies search site.

CenterWatch - 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.

 

 Menopause Matters

Power Surge - Dearest at Power Surge provides comprehensive and up-to-date menopause information.

Interview with Elizabeth Lee Vliet, M.D. - PowerSurge interview with Dr. Vliet to answer a variety of questions about related to menopause.

Doctors Guide to Menopause - Requires registration, but it's free.

North American 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

HERS 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

Hysterectomy Awareness - a website dedicated to raising awareness about hysterectomy as well as providing support and resources about the subject.

Hysterectomy Toolbox - a resource from the moderator of HysterList for those thinking about, preparing for, or recovering from hysterectomy

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 wisdom.

Menopause 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.

Minnie Pauz - A place for women to enjoy a look at the lighter side of menopause.

Hormone 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.

 

 What to Ask Your Doctor

Talk to 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's Help Groups

Women Leaders Online - Women's activist group on the internet -- empowering women in politics, media, society, the economy and cyberspace.

Women Online Search Directory - Focus on arts and entertainment, parenting, employment opportunities, community relationships, investor information, business opportunities, travel and adventure, talk forum and more.

 General/Miscellaneous

Diagnostic Laboratories

Aeron Lifecycles - 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

ZRT 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.

Lab 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.

Diagnostic 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

Soy Nutrition - From the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champagne

US Soyfoods Directory - General information, recipes, symposium abstracts and more

Phytoestrogens - 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

Could 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.

There 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 of soy.

 

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