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Medical Care - General

  • Administration on Aging - one of the nation's largest providers of home- and community-based care for older persons and their caregivers

  • Aetna InteliHealth - to empower people with trusted solutions for healthier lives by providing credible information from the most trusted sources

  • Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality - advancing excellency in healthcare, from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

  • Aging Today - an online magazine from the American Society on Aging

  • Alliance for Aging Research - citizen advocacy organization for improving the health and independence of Americans as they age

  • American Association of Homes and Services for the Aging - not-for-profit organizations dedicated to providing the services that people need, when they need them, in the place they call home

  • American Public Human Services Association - to develop and promote policies and practices that improve the health and well-being of families, children, and adults

  • American Medical Association - to promote the art and science of medicine and the betterment of public health

  • American Nurses Association - caring for those who give care

  • American Public Health Association - works to protect all Americans and their communities from preventable, serious health threats

  • American Society on Aging - committed to enhancing the knowledge and skills of those who seek to improve the quality of life of older adults and their families

  • Benefits Check Up - A Service of the National Council on Aging

  • Centers for Disease Control - online source for credible health information, to promote health and quality of life by preventing and controlling disease, injury, and disability

  • Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services - U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

  • Elderhostel - Educational adventures for those over 55

  • ElderWeb - article aggregate web site with many topics and articles about aging, with regional resources and online magazines for seniors

  • Food and Drug Administration - responsible for protecting the public health by assuring the safety, efficacy, and security of human and veterinary drugs, biological products, medical devices, our nation's food supply, cosmetics, and products that emit radiation

  • Food and Nutrition Information Center - United States Department of Agriculture - provides credible, accurate, and practical resources for nutrition and health professionals, educators, government personnel and consumers

  • Gerontological Society of America - provides researchers, educators, practitioners, and policy makers with opportunities to understand, advance, integrate, and use basic and applied research on aging to improve the quality of life as one ages

  • Health and Wellness Guide - from the American Association of Retired Persons

  • HealthAtoZ - aims to improve health care by empowering consumers with the online health programs, information and technology that help them make healthy lifestyle changes for themselves and their families

  • HealthFinder - Federal Web site for consumers, developed by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services together with other Federal agencies, for finding the best government and nonprofit health and human services information on the Internet

  • Health Insurance Finders - an online health insurance resource that provides consumers with resources to make an educated decision when purchasing or changing a personal medical insurance policy

  • Healthology - producers and distributors of physician-generated health and medical information on the Internet for consumers, patients and health professionals

  • John Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health - dedicated to the education of a diverse group of research scientists and public health professionals for the improvement of health and prevention of disease and disability around the world

  • Mayo Clinic - provides care to patients through integrated clinical practice, education and research

  • Medical Products Complaints - provides clinical information about safety issues involving medical products, including prescription and over-the-counter drugs, biologics, medical and radiation-emitting devices, and special nutritional products

  • Medicare - official U.S. Government site for people with Medicare

  • Medline Plus - brings together authoritative information from government agencies and health-related organizations to give easy access to medical journal articles, drugs, an illustrated medical encyclopedia, interactive patient tutorials, and latest health news

  • National Council on Aging - improving the lives of older Americans

  • National Institute of Environmental Health - to reduce the burden of human illness and disability by understanding how the environment influences the development and progression of human disease

  • National Institute of Mental Health - to reduce the burden of mental illness and behavioral disorders through research on mind, brain, and behavior

  • National Institute of Neurological Disorders - to reduce the burden of neurological disease - a burden borne by every age group, by every segment of society, by people all over the world

  • National Institute on Aging - to improve the health and well-being of older Americans through research

  • National Institutes of Health - science in pursuit of fundamental knowledge about the nature and behavior of living systems and the application of that knowledge to extend healthy life and reduce the burdens of illness and disability

  • National Network of Libraries of Medicine - to advance the progress of medicine and improve the public health by providing all U.S. health professionals with equal access to biomedical information and improving the public's access to information to enable them to make informed decisions about their health

  • National Library of Medicine - the world's largest medical library, the Library collects materials and provides information and research services in all areas of biomedicine and health care

  • National Toxicology Program - to evaluate agents of public health concern by developing and applying tools of modern toxicology and molecular biology

  • National Women's Health Information Center - the Federal Government resource for womens' health information

  • Social Security Online - official website of the U.S. Social Security Administration

  • U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs - U.S. Government agency dedicated to providing excellence in patient care, veterans' benefits and customer satisfaction

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  • American Heart Association - a national voluntary health agency whose mission is: "Building healthier lives, free of cardiovascular diseases and stroke"

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Other Medical Topics

  • American Academy of Dermatology - to support and enhance patient care, and the highest possible standards in clinical practice, education and research in dermatology and related disciplines

  • American Academy of Family Physicians - to improve the health of patients, families, and communities by serving the needs of members with professionalism and creativity

  • American Academy of Ophthalmology - to advance the lifelong learning and professional interests of ophthalmologists to ensure that the public can obtain the best possible eye care

  • American Academy of Otolaryngology - physicians and allied health professionals who specialize in the disorders of the ears, nose, throat, and related structures of the head and neck by working for the best ear, nose, and throat care

  • American Academy of Periodontology - association of dental professionals specializing in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of diseases affecting the gums and supporting structures of the teeth and in the placement and maintenance of dental implants

  • American Association of Blood Banks - to advance the practice and standards of transfusion medicine and cellular and related biological therapies

  • American Cancer Society - a nationwide, community-based voluntary health organization

  • American College of Gastroenterology - digestive disease specialists committed to quality patient care

  • American Dental Association - professional association of dentists committed to the public's oral health, ethics, science and professional advancement; leading a unified profession through initiatives in advocacy, education, research and the development of standards

  • American Lung Association - the American Lung Association fights lung disease in all its forms, with special emphasis on asthma, tobacco control and environmental health

  • American Society of Anesthesiologists - an educational, research and scientific association of physicians organized to raise and maintain the standards of the medical practice of anesthesiology and improve the care of the patient

  • National Cancer Institute - consumer-oriented information on a wide range of topics as well as comprehensive descriptions of research programs and clinical trials

  • National Clearinghouse for Alcohol & Drug Information - one-stop resource for information about substance abuse prevention and addiction treatment

  • National Eye Institute - a Federal government National Institute of Health, conducts and supports research that helps prevent and treat eye diseases and other disorders of vision

  • National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute - provides leadership for a national program in diseases of the heart, blood vessels, lung, and blood, blood resources and sleep disorders

  • National Human Genome Research - working with patients and families with a history of inherited diseases, to learn more about the genetic components of common and rare disorders and develop new and more effective tests and treatments

  • National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research - to improve oral, dental and craniofacial health through research, research training, and the dissemination of health information

  • National Institute on Deafness - to uncover new knowledge that will lead to better health for everyone, to acquire new knowledge to help prevent, detect, diagnose, and treat disease and disability

  • National Institute on Alcohol Abuse - provides leadership in the national effort to reduce alcohol-related problems

  • National Institute on Drug Abuse - to lead the Nation in bringing the power of science to bear on drug abuse and addiction

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