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  • from the website:CaringBridge? is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization offering free personalized Websites to those wishing to stay in touch with family and friends during significant life events. Our mission is to bring together a global community of care powered by the love of family and friends in an easy, accessible and private way.CaringBridge authors quickly and easily create personalized Websites that display journal entries and photographs. Well-wishers visit the site to read updates and leave messages in the Guestbook.
  • The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention provides information on diseases and conditions, emergency preparedness, healthy living, traveler's health, workplace safety and much more.
  • Looking for a support group or research organization? DIRLINE is an online directory of over 8,400 health-related organizations, including educational institutions, government agencies, and advocacy groups. Searchable by keyword.
  • from the website:EpiQuery is a web-based, user-friendly system designed to guide users through basic data analyses on several datasets. SAS statistical programs run behind the online interface to provide real-time analyses. Users can run cross-tabulations and find point estimates with confidence intervals.
  • All-inclusive listing of 800 numbers to organizations providing information on topics like AIDS, cancer, mental health, aging, specific diseases and disorders, adoption, substance abuse, surgery, women's health, etc.
  • Provides a list of laboratory tests for various health conditions.
  • A wide range of health topics from an internationally recognized authority. News items, research updates, disease briefs, and prevention guidelines.
  • MedWeb is a catalog of biomedical and health related websites maintained by the staff of the Robert W. Woodruff Health Sciences Center Library at Emory University. MedWeb's primary audience is the academic and research community at Emory, but it has an excellent Consumer Health section.
  • Online edition of The Merck Manual of Diagnosis and Therapy, 18th ed. Intended for physicians and medical students, the Merck Manual is valuable for anyone.
  • Contains all the useful information of the manual above, but is written in non-technical language.
  • Created and maintained by the NYC Dept. of Health & Mental Hygiene, this website makes available many different types of statistical reports and profiles on the health of New York City residents.
  • This easy-to-use page provides an A to Z list of topics and short, easy to understand statistics on a wide range of topics. Each page links to sites where more comprehensive data can be obtained.
  • This easy-to-use site from a reliable source allows you to search for information by browsing, keyword, or by broad categories which include body systems, common conditions/diseases, health and wellness, demographic groups and procedures.
  • Toll free numbers for organizations that provide health-related information, education, and support. Some of the organizations use recorded messages others provide personalized counseling and referrals. Most offer educational materials some charge handling fees.