- National Center on Complementary and Alternative Medicine
- American Board of Medical Specialties
- NORD (National Organization for Rare Disorders)
- National Health Information Center
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
- UAB Eat Right
- American Health Assistance Foundation
- American Running Association
- Visiting Nurse Association of America
- American Dietetic Association
- National Immunizations Information Hotline
- Minority Health Resource Center
- Medicare + Choice Helpline Assistant
- National Women's Health Information Center
- DES Action USA
- Center for Disease Control
- 'Su Familia' Health Helpline
- Center for Human Genetics
- March of Dimes
- Healthy Women Resource Center
- National Library of Medicine
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National Center on Complementary and Alternative Medicine
Provides information on clinical trials and current research projects conducted on alternative medicine.
American Board of Medical Specialties
Will tell you if your physician is board certified.
NORD (National Organization for Rare Disorders)
Information and networking for persons with rare disorders. Literature.
Voice: 1-800-999-6673 (in Connecticut 203-744-0100)
National Health Information Center
Helps the public and health professionals locate health information through identification of health, information resources, information and referral systems. Distributes publications and directories on good health and disease prevention topics.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Provides information on health related topics, vaccinations, traveler's health, grants, genetics, hoaxes, rumors and emergency responses.
UAB Eat Right
Information on nutrition and related topics such as weight loss and cholesterol. Sponsored by Nutrition Information Services.
Dept. of Nutritional Sciences
1530 3rd Ave. South
Birmingham, AL 35294
American Health Assistance Foundation
Provides educational information and funds research for Alzheimer's disease, glaucoma and macular degeneration.
American Running Association
Information on aerobic sports. Referrals to sports medicine clinics, podiatrists and orthopedists.
Visiting Nurse Association of America
Referrals to local Visiting Nurse Associations.
American Dietetic Association
Information on diet. Referrals to dietitians. Brochures available. Sponsored by National Center for Nutrition and Diatetics.
National Immunizations Information Hotline
Information and referrals on immunizations for infants and adults. Referrals to health care professionals.
Minority Health Resource Center
Federally-funded library service that provides information and referral to sources on health problems for minorities.
Medicare + Choice Helpline Assistant
Provides information on Medicare, Medigap and health plan options. Publications and audiotapes. Sponsored by federal government.
National Women's Health Information Center
Provides information and referrals for all women's health questions, including questions on breastfeeding.
DES Action USA
Information for women who were prescribed DES during pregnancy and their children. Referrals and education for the public and health workers. Quarterly newsletter.
DES Action USA
PO Box 7296
Jupiter, FL 33468
Center for Disease Control
Provides information for persons traveling overseas. Includes vaccinations, diseases, safe food and water, traveling with children, persons with special needs, etc.
'Su Familia' Health Helpline
Provides confidential health information to Hispanic patients and their families. Provides bilingual fact sheets for a wide variety of health topics. Sponsored by the National Alliance for Hispanic Health.
Voice: 1-866-783-2645 (Mon.-Fri., 9am-6pm EST) or 1-800-504-7081 (pre-natal)
Center for Human Genetics
Provides information on disorders currently under study by the Center for Human Genetics. These include: Alzheimer's, ALS, asthma, autism, Bethlehem myopathy, Chiari malformation, CMT, cardiovascular, facioscapulohumeral muscular dystrophies, focal segmental glomerulosclerosis, spastic paraparesis, glaucoma, benign intraepithelial dyskeratosis, hypophosphatemic rickets, limb-girdle muscular dystrophy, MS, neural tube defects, osteoarthritis, Parkinson's and tuberous sclerosis.
March of Dimes
Dedicated to decreasing the incidence of birth defects, infant mortality, low birth weight and lack of prenatal care. Provides information, referrals and literature.
Healthy Women Resource Center
Provides information on women's health issues. Dedicated to helping women make informed decisions about their health.
National Library of Medicine
Provides information and referrals to help callers research health questions.
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