Helpful Health Care Links
Adolescent Health On-Line is a web site sponsored by the American Medical Association. It provides a wealth of information on adolescent health. The site has links to many other sites but it takes patience to find specific information. For example, a good list of books and sites for parents is under Special Topics. The web site is supported in part by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
Healthfinder® is a free gateway to selected online publications, clearinghouses, databases, web sites, and support and self-help groups, as well as the government agencies and non-profit organizations that produce reliable information for the public. It was developed by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
This site has Health Topics A to Z that provide a listing of disease and health topics found on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Web site. New topics are added on an ongoing basis.
CancerNet is a gateway to the most recent and accurate cancer information from the National Cancer Institute (NCI) a component of NIH.  NCI conducts and supports research, training, health information dissemination, and other programs with respect to the cause, diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of cancer for cancer patients and their families.
NIH, through its National Library of Medicine, has developed Clinical Trials to provide patients, family members, and members of the public current information about clinical research studies.  Check often for regular updates at this Web site.
The National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM) is sponsored by the NIH.  NCCAM supports research, training and disseminates information on complementary and alternative medicine.  The NIH cautions users not to seek therapies described on their web pages without the consultation of a licensed healthcare provider.  Inclusion of a treatment or resource on the NCCAM Web site does not imply endorsement by the NCCAM, the NIH, or the Department of Health and Human Service.
The National Institute of Health Information Index is a referral guide to find answers to your health-related questions. Each listing includes the abbreviated name(s) of the NIH institute(s), center(s), division(s), or other component(s) to call for information and the appropriate phone number(s).
The Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is an agency of the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services.  This site provides help with substance abuse or mental health problems.  It has resources to help you with a mental health or substance abuse problem, including directories of service providers, referral hotlines, and mental health/consumer survival resources.


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