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Rhode Island Health

RI Public Health Association - www.ripha.org - RIPHA is those dedicated to improving the health, and health care access, of all Rhode Island residents.Rhode Island’s community health centers have 27 primary care offices throughout the state.

Rhode Island Department of Health - www.health.state.ri.us

Rhode Island Medicare Services - www.rimedicare.com

General Health

Aetna Intelihealth - www.intelihealth.com - Consumer health information
Center for Disease Control - www.cdc.gov/ information on disease prevention and control, environmental health, and health promotion and education activities designed to improve the health of the people of the United States

Healthfinder - www.healthfinder.gov - Basic health information in English and Spanish with links to online publications, support groups and other agencies.

Mayo Clinic - www.mayoclinic.com - Offers general health information and news.

Medicinenetwww.medicinenet.com - Part of the WebMD Network, it provides easy-to-read, in-depth, authoritative medical information for consumers.

Merck Manual - www.merck.com/mmpe/index.html - Online version of The Merck Manual of Diagnosis and Therapy.
National Library of Medicine - www.nlm.nih.gov - Health information from the world's largest medical library for health professionals and consumers.

RX List - www.rxlist.com - Internet Drug Index

WebMD - www.webmd.com - Access health and wellness news, support communities, interactive health management tools and more.

World Health Organization - www.who.int/en - The authority for health within the United Nations system; providing leadership on global health matters, shaping the health research agenda, setting norms and standards, articulating evidence-based policy options, providing technical support to countries and monitoring and assessing health trends.

Specific Health Concerns

About-Face - about-face.org - To equip girls and women with the tools to understand resist harmful media messages that affect self-esteem and body image.

AnxietyPanic - www.anxietypanic.com - To educate patients, families, caregivers and the community about anxiety and panic disorders in order to relieve suffering, instill hope, and improve lives.

Autism Society of America
- www.autism-society.org

Autism Speaks - www.autismspeaks.org – Increase awareness of autism spectrum disorders

Born to Explore - borntoexplore.org - Information regarding ADD from a non-professional.

Cancer Link - www.oncolink.upenn.edu - Current and accurate information for cancer patients, families, health care professionals and the general public from Penn cancer specialists.

Go Ask Alice - www.goaskalice.columbia.edu - Information for young adults on sexual health issues created by health educators from Columbia University School of Public Health.

KidsHealth - kidshealth.org

NOAH - www.noah-health.org - Consumer health information from the New York Academy of Medicine in English and Spanish.

National Institute of Mental Health - nimh.nih.gov/index.shtml - Information and research for prevention, recovery and cure of mental illness.

National Eating Disorders Association - www.nationaleatingdisorders.org - For persons and their families battling eating disorders.

The National Women's Health Information Center - www.4women.gov - Current information on women's health issues, in English and Spanish.

Obsessive Compulsive Foundation - www.ocfoundation.org

ToxNet:Toxicology Data Network - toxnet.nlm.nih.gov - Databases on toxicology, hazardous chemicals, environmental health, and toxic releases.

YourSurgery - yoursurgery.com - Discusses various surgical procedures as well as recovery, complications, treatment alternatives and surgical preparations.

Alternative Medicine                                                                                                                            

The Alternative Medicine Home Page - www.pitt.edu/~cbw/altm.html - Complementary, alternative, and innovative therapies that can be used with traditional medicine from the Falk Library of Health Sciences at the University of Pittsburgh.

Rosenthal Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine - www.rosenthal.hs.columbia.edu - This center at Columbia University of Medicine focuses on maintaining a healthy lifestyle, treating illness and preventing disease

The National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine -nccam.nih.gov - Developed by the National Library of Medicine, this site offers information and directories for alternative medicine.

 

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