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The Arthritis Foundation is a national not-for-profit organization that supports the more than 100 types of arthritis and related conditions with information, advocacy, programs, services, and research.
The Cancer Research and Prevention Foundation is a cancer prevention health foundation whose mission is the prevention and early detection of cancer through scientific research and education. The Foundation focuses its energies and resources on those cancers, including lung, breast, prostate, colorectal, cervical, skin and testicular’ that can be prevented through lifestyle changes or detection and treatment in their early stages.
This is the official Web site of It’s Time to Focus on Lung Cancer. Established in the fall of 2000 by a group of nonprofit organizations, this lung cancer awareness campaign is dedicated to improving care for those with lung cancer by disseminating up-to-date and accurate information that encourages early diagnosis; shares developments in screening and treatment; and offers support to lung cancer patients and their loved ones.
The National Cholesterol Education Program (A program of the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute, National Institutes of Health)
The goal of the NCEP is to contribute to reducing illness and death from coronary heart disease (CHD) in the United States by reducing the percent of Americans with high blood cholesterol. Through educational efforts directed at health professionals and the public, the NCEP aims to raise awareness and understanding about high blood cholesterol as a risk factor for CHD and the benefits of lowering cholesterol levels as a means of preventing CHD.
ACE (American Council on Exercise) is a nonprofit organization committed to promoting active, healthy lifestyles. Their website features an enormous amount of exercise and fitness information. You can find out what are the best abdominal exercises, how to pick the right sports bra, whether or not those Electrical Muscle Stimulation (EMS) machines from the late-night infomercials really work, and much more. Plus you can register to receive ACE’s free health and fitness newsletter sent directly to your e-mail.
WebMD Corporation helps consumers, physicians, providers and health plans navigate the complexity of the healthcare system. One of its key operations, WebMD Health, is the leading consumer-focused healthcare information Web site. Its mission is to be the most objective, credible and trusted source of consumer healthcare information that helps people play an active role in managing their own health. At WebMD Health, consumers can access health and wellness news, support communities, interactive health management tools and more. The online communities and special events allow consumers to participate in real-time discussions with experts and with other people who share similar health conditions or concerns.
Website visitors can connect to information on the following topics:
- High Blood Pressure
- Weight Management
- Heart Health
- Women’s Health
- Sleep Disorders
- and much more
Healthfinder is a free gateway to reliable consumer health information developed by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Healthfinder can lead you to selected online publications, clearinghouses, databases, websites, and support and self-help groups, as well as the government agencies and not-for-profit organizations that produce reliable information for the public.
The National Kidney Foundation is a major voluntary health organization and seeks to prevent kidney and urinary tract diseases, improve the health and well-being of individuals and families affected by these diseases, and increase the availability of all organs for transplantation.
The ADA is the professional association of dentists committed to the public’ oral health. They believe that oral health is important to the quality of everyone’s life and that prevention is the cornerstone of oral health care. This website contains dental health information for both consumers and health professionals.
The Surgeon General of the United States has been the nation’s leading spokesman on matters of public health since 1871. This website is a resource to many of the federal government and nonprofit organizations dedicated to improving your health, the health of your loved ones, and the health of your community.
The American Red Cross touches millions of lives each year. American Red Cross employees and volunteers help keep the public prepared to respond to disasters and personal emergencies. The Red Cross provides training in lifesaving skills such as CPR and first aid, collects and distributes half the nation’s blood supply, and helps victims of more than 67,000 disasters annually. The website provides up to date information on all of its services and how you can help.
The National Sleep Foundation (NSF) is an independent nonprofit organization dedicated to improving public health and safety by achieving understanding of sleep and sleep disorders, and by supporting education, sleep-related research, and advocacy.
National Women’s Health Information Center – a Program of the US Department of Health and Human Services
This website provides free, reliable health information for women on topics such as heart disease, disabilities and pregnancy. It also contains a toll-free call center.