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by Ron Kurtus (revised 4 October 2017)

The following material consists of health related resources.

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Books

Top-rated books on Being Healthy

Top-rated books on Curing Diseases

Top-rated books on Aging

Websites

Warning about health websites

There are a number of websites that specialize in providing information about human health information. Some of these sites provide good information, while other sites may provide misleading or outdated advice. There is also the concern that some so-called health sites are really fronts for companies selling medical products or services.

The reason to use an health-oriented website should be to get some preliminary information on a health issue before you go to the doctor. You should always check several sites for the same information to get a broader view of the opinions offered. Considering the mistakes that doctors often make in some diagnoses, you can expect even more possible misinformation when something is offered for free.

Still, I feel you can get some good information from many of these health Web sites.

Quack Watch - Site about medical fraud and quackery

Addictions

Addiction Center - Information on the problems of various addictions

Addiction and Recovery Rehab Centers - List of centers

Alcohol Rehab Guide - Information on overcoming alcoholism

Recovery Village Blog - articles on addiction recovery

New Objectives - treatment center

Drug Rehabs - Solutions for substance abuse

See Mental Health Resources for a comprehensive list

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Arthritis

Arthritis Foundation - Information, plus details on research for a cure

Arthritis.com - Commercial site with good arthritis information

Doctor's Guide - Arthritis - Site for medical professionals

Rheumatoid Arthritis - Good information from HealthLine.com

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Asbestos and mesothelioma

Mesothelioma & Asbestos Cancer Resource Center - Comprehensive resource on the topic of asbestos and its health effects

Mesothelioma.net - Good information on mesothelioma and its treatments

Mesothelioma Resource Online - Information about the disease

Mesothelioma Survival - Information about the disease

Mesothelioma Treatments - Support community

Mesothelioma + Asbestos Awareness Center - Information and help on mesothelioma

Mesothelioma Veterans Center - Information on mesothelioma for veterans

Mesothelioma Cancer Alliance - Resources for patients and families

Mesothelioma Fund - Information on getting payment for treatment

Mesothelioma Lawsuits - Information on filing a mesothelioma lawsuit

Mesothelioma Guide - Treatment information

Mesothelioma Advocate - Information

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Basic health information

Discovery Health - Gives clear, simple information

iVillage > Health- Stories and articles on health issues

Mayo Clinic - Clear explanations plus depth

On Health - provides basic information

Web MD - Very comprehensive information

Sama Hospital blog - Good health-related articles

Keeping Your Home Through Debilitating Disease - Financial issues

Consumer Safety on Health Issues - ComsumerSafety.org

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Cancer

The following resources can be used to find out more about cancer.

American Cancer Society

Guide to Hair Loss During Cancer Treatment - Hair loss in women website

Lung cancer

Mesothelioma Help - Assistance on mesothelioma form of lung cancer

Breast cancer

Breast Cancer - National Institute of Health (NIH)

Breast Cancer Health Center - WebMD.org

Susan Love MD - Online community with emphasis on taking charge of your life

Articles on Breast Cancer - Healthline.net

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Children

Keeping Your Kids Safe & Healthy - Articles from SafeKids.co.uk

Cord Blood Stem Cells - Using baby's stem cells to treat diseases

Talking To Your Kids About Your Terminal Illness: A guide for parents - ACLS Training Center

Colds and flu

The Common Cold - British site dedicated to cold treatments

National Foundation for Infections Diseases: Influenza - Advice on treating the flu

What You Need to Know About the 2012-13 Flu Season - From Online Nurse Practioner Programs

CPR

Are You a Lifesaver? - Article on the importance of CPR

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Dental

TMJ Disorder - HearNet.com

Symptoms of TMJ - HealthCentral.com

General Health Resources

Diabetes

American Diabetes Association

Type 2 Diabetes - Extensive information from HealthLine.com

Diabetes UK

Diabetes Council Resources

Diabetes Discrimination Resources

Diabetes Resources for Veterans

Endocrinology Resources

Kids with Diabetes Resources

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Drug dangers

Addiction Library - Listing of articles on drug addictions

Drug Dangers - Provides information on a range of medications and medical devices that have serious complications.

The 45 Warning Signs of Prescription Drug Abuse - From DrugRehab.org

Eyes

The following resources can be used to find out more about eye care:

General health

10 Foods for Eye Health - Eat This!

Feeding Your Eyes Will Help Protect Your Eyesight - Protect-Your-Eyesight.com

Good Foods for Eye Health - WebMD

Floaters

Floaters in the Eyes: There is Hope - by Dr. Marc Grossman - Holistic approach, with suggested vitamins and herb that will help

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Fat in diet

The following resources can be used to find out more about fat and trans fat:

Websites

American Heart Association Information about heart disease prevention and treatment.

Books

Know Your Fats: The Complete Primer for Understanding the Nutrition of Fats, Oils and Cholesterol by Mary G. Enig. Bethesda Press, 2000, $29.95. Well-researched guide, answering questions about fats.

Eater's Choice: A Food Lover's Guide to Lower Cholesterol by Ron Goor, Nancy Goor, and Barry Estabrook. Houghton Mifflin, 1999, $17.00. Provides useful information about diet and heart disease, including a discussion of trans fats. Includes collection of  low-fat recipes.

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Government health sites

Food and Drug Administration - Health news and topics

Med Line Plus - Health information from the National Institute of Health

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Heartburn

The following resources can be used to find out more about heartburn.

Websites

American College of Gastroenterology Information about gastrointestinal conditions.

HealthBoards.com Message board lets you share information with others who have digestive disorders.

Books

Stop the Heartburn: What You Can Do to Reduce Your Symptoms of One of America's Most Common Health Problems by David S. Utley, M.D. and Kathryn M. Utley. Lagado Publishing 1997, $8.95. Guide offers practical advice for preventing and managing heartburn and GERD.

Good Food for Bad Stomachs by Henry D. Janowitz, M.D. Oxford University Press, 1998, $13.95. Examines relationship between field and digestive disorders and offers diet plans to help alleviate symptoms of heartburn, GERD, and other conditions.

Gastrointestinal Health by Steven R. Peikin, M.D. HarperCollins, 1999, $15.00. An approach to reducing heartburn and GERD that combines a healthy diet, exercise, stress management, and medication.

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Heart health

Guide to Congestive Heart Failure - ACLS Training Center

Healthy Heart Handbook for Women

Heart Health Resources

Heart Health and Stroke - Resources for Women

A Woman's Guide to Ensuring a Long, Happy and Healthy Life

Risk Assessment Tool: Estimate Your 10-Year Risk of Having a Heart Attack

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Insect bites

Mosquito Bite Remedies

All about Flea Bites - Flea Bites Remedy is a blog which provides information on various topics related to flea bites symptoms, treatment and how to prevent flea bites on humans.

Flea Bites on Humans - Site specializing in flea bites

Medical organizations

Alzheimer's Association

American Botanical Council - Information on the use of herbs

American Heart Association

American Medical Association

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Migraine headaches

The following resources can be used to find out more about migraines.

Websites

National Headache Foundation Resources for headache sufferers, along with information on treatment options and support groups.

American Council for Headache Education Current headache news, information, and discussion forums. You can set up your own online headache diary to help your doctor diagnose your condition.

Migraine Awareness Group The National Migraine Association offers tips for living with migraines, a discussion of treatments, and a section that debunks common migraine myths.

Books

American College of Physicians Home Medical Guide: Migraine and Other Headaches edited by David R. Goldmann, M.D., and David A. Horowitz, M.D., Dorling Kindersley Publishing, 2000, $6.95. A primer on various types of headaches, this book describes causes, symptoms, and remedies.

Top-rated books on Headache Cures

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Senior citizen health issues

Managing Your Anxiety Through Yoga Therapy

Holistic Seniors - Holistic approach for seniors

Seniors Guide to Drug and Alcohol Recovery

Comprehensive Center on Brain Aging - New York University

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Sleep

National Sleep Foundation - Raises awareness about sleep

Sleep Cycle Calculator - Hours needed for sleep plus other sleep information

All About Sleep - SleepDex Resources on Better Sleep

SleepNet - Guide to sleep disorders

Young Adult Sleep Disorders - Focused on young people with sleep problems.

Sleep Disorders - Listing of various disorders

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Special needs - Disabilities

Hurricane Preparedness Tips For People With Special Needs

Keeping Disabled Seniors Safe While Remodeling

Creating a Home Where Your Disabled Child can Thrive

Teacher Resources for Special Needs

Disaster Preparedness for Special Needs

Home Accommodations for Seniors with Special Needs

Disability Resources from the Department of Labor

Water safety

Many Methods of Water Purification - Article from Berkley Filters Co.

Websites about bottled water

Bottled Water Purification Process

Bottled Water: Pure Drink or Pure Hype? - Natural Resources Defense Council

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Waterless cooking

Healthy cooking with waterless/greaseless cookware:

Cookbooks

Healthy Meat and Potatoes by Charles Knight, H.P. Books (2001) $16.95. Cookbook on using waterless/greaseless cookware from creator of Health Craft cookware.

Replacement parts

Waterless Cookware Companies

Online purchases

Waterless Cookware Companies

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Workout plateaus

The following resources can be used to find out more about workouts. (If you have other good resources, let me know about them.)

Websites

Fitness Online Stories from major fitness publications on sports and exercise.

Asimba Online training programs, sending daily e-mails with instructions.

Books

The Ultimate Workout Log: An Exercise Diary and Fitness Guide by Suzanne Schlosberg. Houghton Mifflin, 1998, $12 (paperback). This six-month fitness log helps track progress of your cardiovascular and weigh training workouts.

The Official Five Star Fitness Boot Camp Workout: The High-Energy Fitness Program for Men and Women by Andrew Flash and Paul Frediani, Hatherleigh Press, 1999, $14.95 No-nonsense guide lays out military training exercise regimens.

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X-rays

Radiation Exposure in X-ray and CT Examinations - RadiologyInfo.org

X-Ray Risks - Mayo Clinic

Are X-Rays Safe During Pregnancy? - FamilyDoctor.org

Radiation, how much is considered safe for humans? - Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) News

Occupational Exposure to Radiation - Health Canada

Radiation Exposure Limits - Nondestructive Testing Resource Center

Cabinet X-ray Systems - U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)

Health Effects of Radiation - U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

X-rays - Physics of x-rays

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Other health sites

Miscellaneous


Summary

You can use these resources to find out information on health issues, before you see a doctor.


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