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by Ron Kurtus (updated 14 September 2023)

The following material consists of health related resources.


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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 Some of these sites provide good information, while other sites may provide misleading or outdated advice.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

Basic health information

Mayo Clinic - Clear explanations plus depth

Web MD - Very comprehensive information

Keeping Your Home Through Debilitating Disease - Financial issues

Guide to Integrative and Alternative Health - From

Consumer Safety Guide - Information on risks of some products, devices, and drugs

Emergency Rooms and Hospitals Near Me - Listing per location


Addiction Center - Information on the problems of various addictions

Addiction and Recovery Rehab Centers - List of centers

Alcohol Rehab Guide - Information on overcoming alcoholism

Rehab Spot - Information on addictions and rehab

America's Rehab Campuses - Information on centers

Alcohol and Drug Rehab in Scotland - AbbeyCare Foundation

Addiction Rehab Centers - Indianapolis, IN 

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

Rheumatoid Arthritis - Good information from

Managing Gout - From

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American Cancer Society

Guide to Types of Cancer Screenings - From


Testicular Cancer Statistics

Key Lung Cancer Statistics - From


Financial Assistance for Cancer Patients

Legal Resources for Cancer Patients


Cancer Treatment Center

Get Quality Rest During Cancer Treatments

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

Lung cancer

Lung Cancer Center

Mesothelioma and Asbestos

Mesothelioma Overview -

Mesothelioma Treatment -

Mesothelioma Help - Assistance on mesothelioma form of lung cancer

Mesothelioma & Asbestos Cancer Resource Center - Comprehensive resource on the topic of asbestos and its health effects - Information on mesothelioma and its treatments - Resources for patients and families

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 Fund - Information on getting payment for treatment

Mesothelioma Lawsuits - Information on filing a mesothelioma lawsuit

Mesothelioma Guide - Treatment and support information

About Mesothelioma - Mesothelioma Hub

Breast cancer

Breast Cancer - National Institute of Health (NIH)

Breast Cancer Health Center -

Articles on Breast Cancer -

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Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR)

What is CPR? - American Heart Association

Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR): First aid - Mayo Clinic

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

Deal with Out-Of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest - Pacific Medical Training


Keeping Your Kids Safe & Healthy - Articles from

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

Sleep Guide For Children With Autism Spectrum Disorder - From

Keeping Children Safe During Outdoor Activities -

Colds and flu

The Common Cold - British site dedicated to cold treatments

Coronavirus (COVID-19)

COVID-19 - Articles from

Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) - Overview from

Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Information from

What You Need to Know About the Coronavirus - From

Information on Masks in the Coronavirus Pandemic - From

Resuscitation of COVID-19 Patients - From

Guide to Travel Safely this Summer -

Covid Trends and Statistics for 2022 - From

Transitioning from a Pandemic to an Endemic - From

Effects of COVID-19 protective face masks - European Respiratory Journal

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Dental health

TMJ Disorder - From

Symptoms of TMJ Disporder - From

Parent's Guide to Dental Health - From

What is Family Dentistry?


American Diabetes Association

Type 2 Diabetes - Extensive information from

Diabetes UK

How to Manage Your Type 2 Diabetes with Diet - From

Use Mobile Technology to Manage Diabetes

Traveling with Someone who has Diabetes - From

Weight Management with Diabetes

Diabetes Council Resources

Diabetes Discrimination Resources

Diabetes Resources for Veterans

Endocrinology Resources

Kids with Diabetes Resources

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Dog Ownership Benefits

Health Benefits of Having a Dog - From

Health Benefits and Risks of Dog Ownership - From

Health Benefits of Owning a Dog - From

Drug dangers

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

10 Medications You Shouldn’t Mix With Alcohol - From

Eye care

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 -

Good Foods for Eye Health - WebMD


Eye Pain Causes & Treatments -

How Your Heart's Health Can Affect Your Eyes -


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


Eye Styes & How To Get Rid of Them -

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Fat in diet

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


American Heart Association Information about heart disease prevention and treatment.


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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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FitStays - Find a weight-loss resort

How To Get Optimal Sleep To Recover -

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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Gut health

Signs of a Healthy Gut - From

Signs of an Unhealthy Gut -

Relationship Between Gut Health and Anxiety - From

Gut Health and Allergies

Relationship Between Sleep And Gut Health - From


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


American College of Gastroenterology Information about gastrointestinal conditions.

Overview of Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD) - From


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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

Heart Health and Stroke - Resources for Women

Resources for a Long, Happy and Healthy Life

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

Heart Disease: Angina Pectoris -

Cardiac Disease in the Young - ACLS Training Center

Heart Disease in Women - Facts and Statistics - ACLS Training Center

How to Avoid Having a Heart Attack

Heart Disease Facts and Statistics

Stroke vs. Heart Attack - From

Maintaining a Healthy Heart - From

Activities to Promote Heart Health

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Maritime Accidents and Injuries -

Insect bites

Mosquito Bite Remedies

Treatments for Gnat Bites

Flea Bites on Humans - From

Bed Bugs - Dog sniffing service -

Exterminator Prices Guide - From

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.


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.


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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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Understand Shoulder Pain -

Senior citizen health issues

Vaporizers - From

Holistic Seniors - Holistic approach for seniors

Comprehensive Center on Brain Aging - New York University

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National Sleep Foundation - Raises awareness about sleep

All About Sleep - SleepDex Resources on Better Sleep

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

How Much Sleep Do Teens Need? - Effects Of Sleep Deprivation

How To Get More Deep Sleep

Sleep Health - Numerous sleep-related resources from

Types of Insomnia - How Do We Deal with Them?

SleepNet - Guide to sleep disorders

Making Your Bedroom Emergency Ready- From

What You Need To Know About Insomnia - From

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Special needs - Disabilities

Hurricane Preparedness Tips For People With Special Needs

Keeping Disabled Seniors Safe While Remodeling

Disaster Preparedness for Special Needs - From

Disability Resources from the Department of Labor

Bedding for People with Disabilities - From

Creating a Wheelchair-Friendly Home - A complete guide

Home Safety Checklist for Wheelchair Users - Guide for various rooms

Sleep and Disabilities - From

Guide to Traveling With a Disability


Home Accommodations for Seniors with Special Needs

Guide to Renting With a Disability - From

Finding and Renting Housing With Disabilities - Complete guide from

Home Safety And Accessibility Checklist - (PDF file)

Home Safety for Older Adults: Comprehensive guide From

Children issues

Creating a Home Where Your Disabled Child can Thrive

Financial Planning for Special Needs Children

Teacher Resources for Special Needs

Water cleanliness

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

What is the Safest Cookware?

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:


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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Women's issues

Pelvic Floor Muscle Spasm -

Workplace Ergonomics

Ergonomics 101 - In the workplace


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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