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Health - Diseases

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Diseases and Conditions - Health


General

Allergies and Asthma

Alzheimer's

Arthritis

Autoimmune Diseases

Cancer

Common Cold and Flu

Coronavirus COVID-19

Diabetes

Eating Disorders

Heart Disease

HIV/AIDS

Lung Disease

Kidney Disease

Neurological Disorders and Stroke

Sleep Disorders
Viruses-Other

 

General

 

ClinicalTrials.gov

http://clinicaltrials.gov/ct/gui 

Tests by government agencies, universities, and pharmaceutical companies to determine if drugs and procedures in development will help patients. Look here to learn about participation and what to ask about risks and benefits. This site also links to drug information and health information websites.

 

Encyclopedia of Surgery

http://www.surgeryencyclopedia.com

"The Encyclopedia covers 450 surgical procedures and topics such as laser surgery, hysterectomy, endoscopy, cryosurgery, anesthetics, biopsy, angioplasty, medications and postoperative care, and many related subjects.  Each entry in the Encyclopedia of Surgery consists of a standardized format which includes the definition, purpose, diagnosis, aftercare, risks, mortality rates, and alternatives. "

 

MedicineNet Procedure and Test Index

https://www.medicinenet.com/symptoms_and_signs/symptomchecker.htm#introView

Find your topic by using the A-Z list or the search function.

 

Merck Manual of Diagnosis and Therapy, 17th edition

http://www.merck.com/mmpe/index.html 

Search "the world's most widely used general medical text" for articles about the symptoms and treatments of conditions and diseases. Note that this is intended for medical professionals. There is a Consumer Version that can be viewed by click the VIEW CONSUMER VERSION at the top of page.

 

WebMD Symptom Checker

https://symptomchecker.webmd.com/symptoms-a-z

Reliable health information on common symptoms from A to Z.

 

Allergies and Asthma

 

Allergy, Asthma and Immunology

http://www.aaaai.org 

Visit the Patient/Public Resource Center for diagnosis, treatment, and support organizations. The Physician Referral Directory lists specialists.

 

Everyday Health - Asthma

https://www.everydayhealth.com/asthma/natural-remedies-for-asthma.aspx

Natural Remedy Options for Asthma Treatment

 

Alzheimer's

 

Alzheimer's Association

http://www.alz.org 

Facts about the disease, signs, caregiving, financial assistance, local chapters and health care providers, research, and links to resources for people living with the ailment and for those who care about them.

 

Arthritis


Arthritis 

https://medlineplus.gov/arthritis.html
Diagnosis, treatments, therapies, research, and more.

 

Arthritis Types
https://www.cdc.gov/arthritis/basics/types.html
Arthritis describes more than 100 conditions that affect the joints, tissues around the joint, and other connective tissues and specific symptoms vary.

 

Osteoarthritis Advice

https://www.nia.nih.gov/health/osteoarthritis

 Information for sufferers from the National Institute on Aging.

 

Types and Causes of Arthritis

https://www.niams.nih.gov/health-topics/arthritis

 

Autoimmune Diseases

 

Addison’s disease
https://medlineplus.gov/ency/article/000378.htm

 

Celiac Disease
https://my.clevelandclinic.org/health/diseases/14240-celiac-disease


Graves’ Disease
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/graves-disease/symptoms-causes/syc-20356240

 

Lupus Foundation - New Jersey Chapter

https://www.lupus.org/newjersey

 

Multiple Sclerosis

https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/multiple-sclerosis/symptoms-causes/syc-20350269


Psoriasis

https://www.cdc.gov/psoriasis/index.htm

 

Lung Disease

 

Lung Cancer - American Cancer Society

https://www.cancer.org/cancer/lung-cancer.html

Lung Disease
https://medlineplus.gov/ency/article/000066.htm

Lung disease is any problem in the lungs that prevents the lungs from working properly. There are three main types of lung disease

 

Cancer

 

American Cancer Society

http://www.cancer.org/docroot/home/index.asp 

Features mammography guidelines, information about the various types of cancer, treatment options, advice about living with cancer, news, and a state-by-state directory of Society offices.

 

National Cancer Institute

http://www.cancer.gov

Includes extensive information on various types of cancer, treatment, clinical trials, and a wide range of cancer topics for both physicians and patients. This site provides access to PDQ, the Physicians Data Query and the CANCERLIT database.

 

OncoLink

http://www.oncolink.com

Articles gathered from the University of Pennsylvania Cancer Center about each type of cancer: its causes, detection, symptoms, care, prognosis as well as clinical trials and coping with both psychological effects and financial issues.

 

Send Me On A Vacation Program (Rejuvenation for Breast Cancer Survivors)

https://sendmeonvacation.org/

Provides vacations to breast cancer survivors.

 

Susan G. Komen Foundation

http://ww5.komen.org 

This organization aims to "eradicate breast cancer as a life-threatening disease by funding research grants and supporting education, screening and treatment projects in communities around the world." The site features educational materials and public policy information. Highlights include breast self-exam and mammogram information, articles and videos on prevention and treatment, and research reports. Some materials available in Spanish.

 

Common Cold, Aches, and More

 

Common Cold

https://www.webmd.com/cold-and-flu/cold-guide/understanding-common-cold-basics#1

Symptoms, causes, treatment, etc.

 

Flu and Colds

https://www.nccih.nih.gov/health/flu-and-colds-in-and some complimentary health approaches. 

 

Coronavirus

 

Advice for the Public

https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019/advice-for-public

Protective measures against the new coronavirus, when to use masks, myth busters, and getting workplace ready.  From the World Health Organization.

 

ASL COVID-19 Video Series

https://tinyurl.com/rw8hzpv

A series from the State of Washington of brief but informative YouTube videos in American Sign Language for people who are deaf or hard of hearing about what the disease is, how it spreads, how to prevent getting infected, symptoms, what to do if you become ill, and more.

 

Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak

https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019

World Health Organization updates about the disease, about outbreak, and information about new cases.

 

Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Situational Summary

https://www.cdc.gov/media/dpk/diseases-and-conditions/coronavirus/coronavirus-2020.html

The latest CDC updates on COVID-19 which may be travel-related, person-to-person spread and cases under investigation.

 

COVID-19 vs. the Flu  

https://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/health/conditions-and-diseases/coronavirus/coronavirus-disease-2019-vs-the-flu

A doctor from Johns Hopkins explains the difference between the coronavirus 2019 and the flu.

 

Coronavirus Tracker

https://www.arcgis.com/apps/opsdashboard/index.html#/bda7594740fd40299423467b48e9ecf6

Interactive world map from Johns Hopkins University showing where the coronavirus has spread.

 

COVID-19 Information

https://medlineplus.gov/coronavirusinfections.html

Information from the U.S. Library of Medicine about the virus, research, resources, updates, and more.

 

COVID-19 Information from Local Source

https://www.nj.gov/health/cd/topics/ncov.shtml

From the NJ Department of Health: how the disease spreads, preventive measures, frequently asked questions, and more.

 

Frequently Asked Questions (Newark, NJ)

https://www.newarknj.gov/card/coronavirus-information

From the City of Newark, NJ:  See especially the frequently asked questions link at the bottom.

 

Here's a list of disinfectants you can use against coronavirus

https://www.cnn.com/2020/03/05/health/epa-disinfectants-coronavirus-trnd/index.html

From CNN, its listing of effective disinfectants against the coronavirus.

 

How to Clean and Disinfect Your Facility

https://my.nicheacademy.com/reopening/course/15090

 

Medicare and the Coronavirus

https://www.medicare.gov/medicare-coronavirus?utm_campaign=20200310_gmd_prv_gal&utm_content=english&utm_medium=email&utm_source=govdelivery

Precautions to take now, preparing for healthcare needs, what Medicare covers related to the coronavirus, and more.

 

New Jersey CoVid 19 Dashboard
https://www.nj.gov/health/cd/topics/covid2019_dashboard.shtml
Vaccinations numbers, cases and trends, mortality rates, etc.

 

The Proper Way to Wash Your Hands – CDC

https://www.cdc.gov/handwashing/when-how-handwashing.html

CDC information:  "Handwashing is one of the best ways to protect yourself and your family from getting sick. Learn when and how you should wash your hands to stay healthy."

 

Wearing a Face Mask Tutorial

https://my.nicheacademy.com/reopening/course/14984   

 

Diabetes

 

American Diabetes Association

https://www.diabetes.org

General information, nutrition, recipes, tips, and a special section for African Americans.

 

Eating Disorders

 

American Academy for Eating Disorders

http://www.aedweb.org/

Discussion of types, causes, consequences, and treatments. Includes a newsgroup, general information, and links to many related organizations.

 

Heart Disease

 

American Heart Association

http://www.americanheart.org

Warning signs, a Heart and Stroke Guide, healthy living recommendations, cholesterol facts, and treatment and recovery discussions.

 

HIV/AIDS

(For support services, refer to the HIV/AIDS support services section of the Social Services--Health Web guide).

 

American Federation for AIDS Research

http://www.amfar.org

The latest news as well as an exhaustive Treatment Directory, featuring therapies, clinical studies, and information resources. With a glossary of terms, a directory of drugs and manufacturers, and interpretation of blood counts.

 

The Body

http://www.thebody.com

News, treatment and prevention information, personal stories, and breaking research. Also offers resource pages for women and African Americans.

 

HIV.GOV

http://www.hiv.gov

Basic information, frequent questions, where to get tested, nutrition tips, treatment resources, and more. Prepared by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

 

HIV/AIDS Fact Sheets 

https://www.cdc.gov/hiv/default.html

Testing and prevention facts, resources by topic, and more. From the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

 

Lung Disease

 

American Lung Association

https://www.lung.org/

"When you can't breathe, nothing else matters": news, reports, facts about air quality, and lung conditions.

 

Lung Disease
https://medlineplus.gov/ency/article/000066.htm

Lung disease is any problem in the lungs that prevents the lungs from working properly. There are three main types of lung disease.

 

Lung Disease A-Z
https://www.lung.ca/lung-health/lung-disease

Here is a list of breathing disorders with information on symptoms, causes, treatment and disease management.

 

Mesothelioma + Asbestos Awareness Center

https://www.maacenter.org

MAAC is an online support and advocacy center that helps educate mesothelioma patients and their caregivers. Their hope is to spread the word about this aggressive cancer so that others have access to the right resources.

 

Kidney Disease

 

Kidney Disease A to Z Health Guide
https://www.kidney.org/atoz

A comprehensive guide to kidney disease and related conditions and topics.

 

National Kidney Foundation

http://www.kidney.org

Information about kidney disease.

 

Neurological Disorders and Stroke 

 

Epilepsy
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/epilepsy/symptoms-causes/syc-20350093
Symptom and causes, diagnosis and treatment, etc.

Living with Parkinson's

https://www.michaeljfox.org/parkinsons-101

Information about the disorder, guides for caregivers and the newly diagnosed, news, and additional resources.

 

National Stroke Association

https://www.stroke.org/en

Risk factors, prevention, recovery, and other resources.

 

Neurological Disorders
https://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/health/conditions-and-diseases/neurological-disorders

From John Hopkins Medicine, a brief overview of several nervous system disorders.

 

Sleep Disorders

 

National Sleep Foundation

https://sleepfoundation.org/sleep-disorders-problems

Information about different sleep disorders, statistics, events, and a directory to find a sleep disorder professional.

Sleep and Sleep Disorders

https://www.cdc.gov/sleep/resources.html

From the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, a list of resources.

 

 

Top 10 most dangerous viruses in the world
https://www.dw.com/en/top-10-most-dangerous-viruses-in-the-world/a-17846283

Although COVID-19 is very contagious, its fatality rate is relatively low in comparison with these ten viruses.

 

Avian or Bird Flu Virus
https://www.cdc.gov/flu/avianflu/index.htm

 

Crimean-Congo Hemorrhagic Fever

https://www.cdc.gov/vhf/crimean-congo/index.html

 

Ebola
https://www.cdc.gov/vhf/ebola/index.html


Dengue Fever
https://www.cdc.gov/dengue/index.html

 

Hantavirus
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/hantavirus-pulmonary-syndrome/symptoms-causes/syc-20351838

 

Junin Virus
https://www.canada.ca/en/public-health/services/laboratory-biosafety-biosecurity/pathogen-safety-data-sheets-risk-assessment/junin-virus.html

 

Kyasanur Forest Virus
https://www.cdc.gov/vhf/kyasanur/index.html

 

Lassa Virus
https://www.cdc.gov/vhf/lassa/index.html

 

Machupo Virus
http://web.stanford.edu/group/virus/arena/2005/MachupoVirus.htm

 

Marburg Virus
https://www.cdc.gov/vhf/marburg/index.html

 

Zika Virus (CDC)

http://www.cdc.gov/zika

 

 

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