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
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.