This site provides information and resources on Alzheimer's disease (AD) relative to understanding and living with AD, programs and resources for patients and caregivers, diagnosis and treatment, insurance coverage and care issues, research and clinical trials. Local chapters are listed.
American Foundation for the Blind
This site provides a wealth of information and resources on age-related vision loss and blindness, including a listing of the federal, state, and local support services.
American Heart Association
This site provides a wealth of information on diseases of the heart and circulatory system, including healthy lifestyle tips. Visitors also have access to a message board.
American Kidney Fund
This site provides access to information and financial assistance for people with kidney disease.
American Lung Association
This site provides information on lung disease with special emphasis on asthma, tobacco control and environmental health. Features include an interactive decision-support tool to help patients evaluate treatment options for a range of diseases and conditions and an online smoking cessation program.
American Pain Foundation
This site provides practical information on pain management and supports the advocacy efforts of the organization relative to promoting research and increasing access to effective pain management.
American Stroke Association
This site includes an on-line risk-assessment to determine an individual's risk of stroke. Visitors can subscribe to "Stroke Connection Magazine" or order other publications or educational materials and sign up to participate in the annual Train to End Stroke marathon or other grassroots advocacy activities.
This site offers a searchable archive of "Arthritis Today" articles, message boards, information on foundation products, publications, and advocacy and fundraising initiatives.
This site is comprehensive of all Federal disability-related resources relating to civil rights, education, employment, housing, health, income support, technology, transportation, and community life. The site can be browsed by category or searched using keywords.
National Institutes of Health
This site includes consumer health information and links to 27 Institutes and Centers of NIH that offer a wealth of information on various diseases and conditions affecting the aging. Relevant links include:
National Cancer Institute
This site offers consumer health information on cancer from prevention to diagnosis to treatment, as well as information on genetics, clinical trials, and the latest in cancer research.
National Stroke Association
This site provides information and resources on stroke prevention, treatment, rehabilitation, research, and support for stroke survivors and their families.
OncoLink was created in 1994 to help cancer patients, families, health care professionals, and the general public access accurate cancer-related information. The site includes cancer research, psychosocial support, personal testimonials, information on clinical trials and resources.
Osteoporosis and Related Bone Diseases - National Resource Center
Provides information on the programs and activities of the National Resource Center, a part of the National Institutes of Health. The site provides information on bone health and bone diseases, such as osteoporosis, Paget's disease, and osteogenesis imperfecta research bibliographies and newsletters.
AIDSinfo is a service of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. This site offers information on HIV/AIDS treatment, prevention, and research. It is organized around five main subject categories about HIV/AIDS clinical trials and includes AIDSinfo tools to search for specific information.