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Health Resource Links

The following is a selected list of homepages for associations and organizations that provide specific disease, research, and assistance information.

Overlake's Online Health Library

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National Associations (Disease, Research, and Assistance)

Alzheimer's Association
Links to caregiver resources, news, medical & research development, public policy information & related resources.

American Cancer Society
Fact sheets, statistics, etc from the American Cancer Society.

American Diabetes Association
Links to recommendations and patient education information, diabetes education programs. Site is searchable by state and topic.

American Heart Association
Guidelines and fact sheets, including "Heart Disease & Stroke Guide".

American Liver Foundation
Provides information about liver in health and disease, research funding, and patient related information.

American Lung Association
Consumer site "designed to give you easy access to information on a variety of lung health issues, including asthma, asthma and children, smoking and tobacco control, lung disease and related diseases, lung health for diverse communities, and environmental health."

American Red Cross
Information about the Red Cross, including its services and opportunities to be involved.

Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) Association
Commonly known as Lou Gehrig's disease, this is the national not-for-profit voluntary health organization dedicated solely to the fight against ALS.

Arthritis Foundation Home Page
Fact sheets, news releases, resource room and links to other sources.

Crohns and Colitis Foundation of America
The most comprehensive information about inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) on the Internet.

Cystic Fibrosis Foundation
A resource of information with links to local CF chapters.

Epilepsy Foundation of America
Working for children and adults affected by seizures wholly dedicated to the welfare of people with epilepsy.

Hospice Association of America
Representing more than 2,800 hospices and thousands of caregivers and volunteers who serve terminally ill patients and their families.

Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
Formerly known as The Leukemia Society of America, it provides links to information on leukemia, myeloma and lymphoma.

Lupus Foundation of America
Extensive site containing information on chapters, current Information, FAQ's, and links to other authoratiative sites.

Muscular Dystrophy Association
A searchable database listing 230 MDA clinics across the country, as well as numerous publications concerning neuromuscular diseases, "Ask the Experts" about current research developments and medical management of neuromuscular conditions.

Muscular Dystrophy Association
Supports research and education of kidney and urinary tract diseases.

National Lymphedema Network
Provides education and guidance to lymphedema patients, health care professionals and the general public on the prevention and management of primary and secondary lymphedema.

National Mental Health Association
Promotes mental health, preventing mental disorders and achieving victory over mental illnesses through advocacy, education, research and service.

National Multiple Sclerosis Society
Presents information on this chronic, often disabling disease of the central nervous system while putting you in touch with the local chapter near you. In Western Washington, it is The Greater Washington Chapter.

National Parkinson Foundation
Researching to find the cause and cure of this disease and other neurological disorders with information and referral.

National Stroke Association
Promotes national awareness of stroke risk factors and symptoms in reducing the incidence and impact of stroke.

International Resources

International Committee of the Red Cross
Charged to protect the lives and dignity of victims of war and internal violence and to provide them with assistance.

International Society for Infectious Diseases (ISID) 
Composed of individual members from over 155 countries around the world, it is committed to effective research, patient care, and long-term solutions and control of infectious diseases throughout the planet.

Pan American Health Organization 
International public health agency working to improve health and living standards of the countries of the Americas.

World Health Organization
Acts as the directing and coordinating authority on international health work.