RESOURCES

Please see the link “Top 100 Health Sites” in the right sidebar

Acupuncture

Novel Routes for Allergen Immunotherapy

Safety of Antipsychotics in Nursing Home Residents

Care Brigade
Forms & Resources
Roles & Tasks

The CareBrigade system allows a Patient, supported by at least two friends or loved ones, to create a customized plan for supporting the Patient’s physical, spiritual, and emotional well-being during any short-term debilitating medical treatments like radiation or chemo, or following surgery.  The CareBrigade supports the Patient’s complete healing during at-home recovery, including creating a space for miracles.

Agency for Healthcare Research Quality

Links for Consumers and Patients

Campaign ZERO Checklists for Hospital Patients

caringbridge
Free Patient Website

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

CenterWatch

At CenterWatch, our mission is to be the leading source of clinical trials information for both clinical research professionals and patients. To support our mission, we offer several professional, educational and informative services and resources from news and analysis on the industry to trial listings seeking study volunteers. For more information, click on the links below under the appropriate category.

CenterWatch offers several services and resources specifically to patients. With our Clinical Trial Listing Service we are able to provide patients unbiased information on clinical trials, with a clinical trial database that contains thousands of currently enrolling trials. Information on drugs and new medical therapies are available to review. CenterWatch also provides patients with health and educational resources about clinical trials and other health information.

Directory of Health OrganizationsHealth Associations  

The Empowered Patient Coalition
The Empowered Patient Coalition is a consumer and advocate-led effort to inform, engage and empower the public to assume a greater role in their own medical treatment and in becoming a driving force for meaningful health care reform. 

Community Blogs and Support Groups

CheckOrphan 
CheckOrphan is a non-profit organization located in Basel, Switzerland and Santa Cruz, California that is dedicated to rare, orphan and neglected diseases. CheckOrphan offers users an interactive and dynamic platform for all these diseases. This strategy allows visitors to be updated daily on all the latest news and interact with people internationally. 

Clinical Trials

Be Involved With Your Care

Complementary and alternative medicine

Consumers & Patients AHRQ
The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality’s (AHRQ) mission is to improve the quality, safety, efficiency, and effectiveness of health care for all Americans. Information from AHRQ’s research helps people make more informed decisions and improve the quality of health care services.

Everyday Health

FDA Recalls, Market Withdrawals, & Safety Alerts

FDA Potential Signals of Serious Risks/New Safety Information Identified from the Adverse Event Reporting System (AERS)

Health Care Decisions

Achalasia
HealthShare Network 

Healthopedia.com - Comprehensive and Credible Health Information
Medical consumer information resource contains comprehensive
and reliable content in patient-friendly language on over 1,500
health topics
70 focussed health centers450 medical illustrations and daily health news.

Aetna InteliHealth

Aetna InteliHealth‘s mission is to empower people with trusted solutions for healthier lives. We accomplish this by providing credible information from the most trusted sources, including Harvard Medical School and Columbia University College of Dental Medicine. Established in 1996, Aetna InteliHealth has become one of the leading online health information companies in the world. Our health information includes health news and content as well as access to tools and risk assessments. Aetna InteliHealth is a subsidiary of Aetna and is funded by Aetna to the extent not funded by revenues from operations.

Interactive Tools

Mayo Clinic


Medindia.com (or .net) is Asia’s premier health portal providing a range of services to both healthcare consumers and the medical professionals

MedHelp

Medical Advocacy Tips

Microsoft Academic Search
About Microsoft Search
Help

MIT OpenCourseWare

Biological Engineering
Biology
Brain and Cognitive Sciences
Chemistry
Health Sciences and Technology

National Institutes of Health

National Information Center on Health Services Research and Health Care Technology
Developed to serve the information needs of the health services research (HSR) community, HSR Information Central is a research portal of health services research resources providing numerous Internet links to data, funding announcements, reports, podcasts, discussion groups, and more. The National Library of Medicine’s HSR Information Program, coordinated by the National Information Center on Health Services Research and Health Care Technology, initiated the project. The first partner to join in populating the Web site was the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ). NLM has received links from the National Cancer Institute, AcademyHealth, the Cecil C. Sheps Center for Health Services Research, and the Health Services Research and Development Service (HSR&D) at the Veterans Administration.

Naturapathic Medicine

Palliative Sedation

Patient Power®
Patient Power® is built on a library of programs, which continues to grow with the addition of each week’s new webcasts. These programs feature top medical experts and inspiring patients from some of America’s leading medical institutions.

Patient E-mail Notification Service

Patient Organizations  

Severe Pneumonia in Intensive Care

Preventing Infections

Staying Healthy

Medical Errors

Medication Safety

Patient Safety & Medical Errors

Search the Studies

Search Clinical Research Studies Protocol Database — Clinical Trials, Clinical Studies, Medical Research, Clinical Trial, Clinical Study, Clinical Research, Protocols at the NIH Clinical Center, Research Studies, Research, Study, Trial, Protocol, NIH, National Institutes of Health


Quackwatch has grown considerably. To help visitors with special areas of interest, we maintain 23 additional sites for autism, chiropractic, dentistry, multilevel marketing, and many other hot topics. We are also closely affiliated with the National Council Against Health Fraud, which cosponsors our free weekly newsletter, and with Bioethics Watch, which highlights issues of questionable research on humans. Our Internet Health Pilot site provides links to hundreds of reliable health sites. Our Casewatch site contains a large library of legal cases, licensing board actions, government sanctions, and regulatory actions against questionable medical products. 

US Department of Health and Human Services

WebMD

Web-Savy Patient
This list of links can direct you to a number of useful organizations and services including those mentioned in the book, as well as new resources that may be helpful for you.

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