|DISEASES AND CONDITIONS
Before beginning your Internet medical research, visit our
Electronic Databases page to search several databases of magazine
and journal articles. The following sites are good places to begin
Nonprofit clearinghouse of AIDS information. Offers basic medical
information, prevention, research, discussion/chat groups, and links
to AIDS resources.
The Body: An AIDS and HIV Information Resource
A wealth of information on HIV and AIDS. Also offers discussion groups
and forums in which you can question an expert.
Critical Path Project
Provides daily updates on AIDS treatments, research, clinical trials,
Numbers to call when you have questions about HIV/AIDS.
From the University of California San Francisco. Basic and in-depth
medical information, clinical trials, news, statistics, and much more.
guide to arthritis
An extensive collection of arthritis articles from other Web sites.
Basic information on various types of arthritis. Tips on treatment
and management, plus discussion groups and an "ask an expert" feature.
American Cancer Society
A good place to begin. Comprehensive source of information for cancer
patients and their caregivers. Has a cancer glossary, information
on research, and cancer news.
Cancer Mailing Lists
A list of electronic mailing list support groups for cancer patients
Another good starting point. Detailed information on various types
of cancer, prevention, testing, treatments, and clinical trials. Offers
a large collection of Internet links. From the National Cancer Institute.
Another good clearinghouse of cancer information. A notable feature
here is the OncoLink RX Chemotherapy
Drug Reference. From the University of Pennsylvania Cancer Center.
Federally funded database of assistive technology products. Descriptions
of products include price and company information. Also has consumer
reviews of products in the database.
Allen County League for the Blind and Disabled
Information about the organization and its programs and services,
plus relevant Internet links.
Disability Resource Monthly
Excellent guide to disability resources on the Internet. Also has
a directory of state and local organizations for those with disabilities.
Online community on wheelchair use. Tips on living with a wheelchair,
updates on wheelchair research, product information, and discussion
- American Heart Association
Information on heart health, disease prevention, risk assessment for
heart attack, and CPR.
Heart Information Network
Basic information on heart health and disease prevention, as well
as a large section on nutrition for a healthy heart, a heart glossary,
and a list of reviewed Web sites.
Yale University School of Medicine Heart Book
Written for a general audience, this book covers heart function, as
well as heart disease and its prevention and treatment.
- Mental Health Net
Information on mental illness and its treatment, a glossary of mental
health terms, and online support groups.
National Institute of Mental Health
Covers a variety of mental illnesses. Also has information on NIMH
research, listings of clinical trials, and statistics on mental disorders.
National Mental Health Association
Basic information on mental illness, information on public education
programs, statistics, and mental health news.