ANNOTATED WEB SITES FOR WELLNESS RELATED TOPICS

General Health Information / Aging / Aids/HIV / Alcohol /Alternative Medicine /Arthritis / Cancer / Cardiovascular Health / Diabetes / Eating Disorders / Exercise and Fitness / Mental Health / Nutrition / Osteoporosis /Smoking / Sport Medicine / Stress Manament / Wellness / Women's Health / Online Health Journals

GENERAL HEALTH INFORMATION

Achoo Health Director
http://www.achoo.com/
This site includes a searchable database of thousands of health-related sties.

American Medical Association
http://www.ama-assn.org
This provides reviews of current issues of JAMA and Archives of Internal Medicine, Heart Risk Assessment, links to sites concerning HIV/AIDS. Asthma, Migraine, Women's Health and OnLine Health Information.

American Public Health Association
http://www.apha.org/
This site provides abstracts from the Journal of Public Health, links to current news publications and educational materials.

Center for Science in the Public Interest
http://cspeinet.org/
The CSPI is a nonprofit organization interested in improving the safety and nutritional quality of food supply and on reducing the health problems caused by alcohol. Look for the Nutrition Action Healthletter, and links to other sites.

Duke University Diet and Fitness Center Home Page
http://dmi-www.mc.duke.edu/dfc.home.html
This site provides scientific information on counseling to improve overall health and lifestyle.

Dr. Koop's Community
http://www.drkoop.com
Run by former Surgeon General C. Everett Koop, Koop's Community is dedicated to educating the consumer in order to empower them to improve their health. The site contains a list of forty disorders with in-depth articles on symptoms, treatments and organizations, a health search, and health forums.

Go Ask Alice
http://www.alice.columbia.edu/index.html
This site sponsored by the health education and wellness program at Columbia University Health service provides a searchable, interactive, question and answer service. Both professional and peer educators provide answers to student questions about sexuality, weight control, stress, and many other health-related topics of interest to college students.

Harvard Medical School Health Publications
http://www.medmatrix.org/index.asp
This site provides access to a database of all Harvard Medical School Health publications.

HealthCalc: Health Risk Profile
https://www.healthcalc.net/hcn
An online health risk appraisal is provided with interpretation of results.

Healthfinder
http://www.healthfinder.org
This site is a gateway to consumer and human services information available from the US government. It includes a large searchable database of website, online publications, databases, support and self-help groups, and government and nonprofit health organizations.

Healthology
http://healthology.com/
Healthology gathers recognized health professionals, with expertise in specific health issues. Experts include physicians, nurses, nutritionists, psychologists, psychotherapists, exercise physiologists, physical therapists, complimentary medicine practitioners, and counselors. These professionals are interested in sharing news, facts, experiences, ideas. This site include Webcasts, Health Briefs, Bulletin Boards, Bookstore

Healthy Ideas
http://www.healthyideas.com
This site is supported by the Prevention Magazine and includes quick user friendly pieces of information concerning many health issues for men and women. Although not a research site, the articles contain references to top medical journals. Information includes issues of nutrition, fitness, stress, etc.

HealthWorld Online
http://www.healthy.net
This site incorporates both traditional and alternative health information. An extensive site, includes information about wide range of diseases, health information, links to professional and consumer health organizations, searchable research databases, and libraries

Institute for American Research On Line
http://www.aier.org.
This site provides information and news on diet, nutrition and cancer as well as free educational publications concerning Science and Research News.

John Hopkins Health Insider
http://www.intelihealth.com/
This site provides a large variety of information on many areas of heath: topic search, latest new, medical literature search, medical dictionary, medical journal databases, links to other health sites and free newsletter.

National Health Information Center (NHIC)
http://nhic-nt.health.org/
This site puts people with health-related questions in touch with the organizations that are best able to provide answers to those questions. It has data on over 100 organizations that provide health information as well as an extensive list of toll-free phone numbers.

National Women's Health Information Center
http://www.4woman.gov
Sponsored by the U.S. Public Health Service's Office on Women's Health, this site contain the latest news and research on issues of women's health (updated monthly), online medical dictionaries and health and medical journals, links to databases, publications and journals.

National Institutes of Health
http://www.nih.gov/health/
A selection of some NIH health resources such as CancerNet, AIDS information, Clinical alerts, the Women's Health Initiative and the NIH Information Index (a subject-word guide to diseases and conditions under investigation at NIH).

NOAH: New York Online Access to Health
http://www.noah.cuny.edu/
Supported by the State of New York, this site provides users with access to current and in-depth information and research on many health topics as well as a comprehensive health information database that delivers abstracts and full texts from selected health-related periodicals.

Mayo Clinic Health Oasis
http://www.mayo.ivi.com
This site, updated weekly by a staff of Mayo physicians, contains searchable databases to a host of health information, direct email to ask questions, access to libraries and dictionaries.

MedScape
http://www.medscape.com/
This site features articles of interest to heath care consumers in a searchable database, including patient information, and information on managed care.

Multi-Media Medical Reference Library
http://www.med-library.com
This site is designed to provide access to medical information and resources for professionals, students and patients. It includes hospital online, medical schools Medline abstracts, and various resources on specific health issues. It is put together by an individual, but is sponsored by a variety of private businesses. Excellent resource.

The Physician and Sports Medicine
http://www.physsportsmed.com/
This site provides access to the online journal of the same name and allows one to search by topic and search back issues of the publication as well as providing information about upcoming clinic and presentations.

Thrive
www.thriveonline.com
This site includes information on medicine, fitness, sexuality, nutrition, serenity and weight. Included are articles, comprehensive online health appraisals, quizzes, chat rooms, and bulletin boards.

World Health Organization
http://who.org
Official site of the World Health Organization provides access to WHO policies and documents concerning world health issues.

Yahoo Health Directory
http://www.yahoo.com/health
This site contains hundreds of health-related web sites covering a wide range of topics and a search engine to help you zero in on sites of interest.


AGING

Administration on Aging
http://www.aoa.dhhs.gov.
This Department of Health and Human services site contains links for students, health care professionals, seniors, and their families on aging-related topics.

The National Council on the Aging
http://www.ncoa.org/
This site includes information on political issues of concern to seniors, financial planning tips on reentering the workforce and health promotion.

 

AIDS AND HIV

Harvard AIDS Institute
http://www.hsph.harvard.edu/hai
This site contains very highly specialized scientific and medical information HIV/AIDS,
Conference proceedings, prevention information images and epidemiological information.

HIV Infoweb
http://www.infoweb.org
This site features a searchable library of information on HIV/AIDS. These is information on prevention and education, treatment information, current drug trials, and legal information for people affected by HIV/AIDS.

ALCOHOL

ACPA OnLine
http://www.intac.com/~woy/drwoititz/source.htm
This site has some great information and links regarding alcohol issues. A good site for ACOAs and also for others interested in alcohol and other issues.

Al-Anon/Alateen
http://al-anon.org
This site provides information to family members of alcoholics and young people affected by alcoholism. It also contains support addresses and phone numbers

Alcohol-An Interactive Assessment
http://www.mayohealth.org/mayo/9707/htm/alcohol.htm
This site provided an interactive alcohol assessment as well as other valuable articles on alcohol related topics.

Alcoholics Anonymous
http://www.alcoholics-anonymous.org
This site contains information about alcoholism and alcoholics anonymous programs and literature.

Alcohol Runs in Families
http://www.health.org/pubs/alcruns/index.htm
A discussion or facts and factors involved in children of alcoholic parents becoming alcoholics also.

National Association for Children of Alcoholics
http://www.health.org/nacoa/
This site contains facts about children of alcoholics and resources on where to find support.

National Council of Alcoholism
http://www.health.org/reality/links.htm
Maintained by the National Council on Alcoholism, this site offers links to other sites on alcohol and drugs. It is a good place to start looking for information on this topic.

 

ALTERNATIVE MEDICINE

Alternative Medicine New Online
http://www.altmedicine.com/
This site's purpose is to provide up-to-date news and information on the latest happenings in this rapidly growing field. The authors searched the Internet to bring the most informative and credible sites. Included are a number of sites that are updated daily and weekly on health news-both alternative and conventional. Be aware that alternative health and healing covers everything from pure hogwash to promising and proven therapies. Also take note that alternative medicine should be considered a supplement to - not a replacement for - traditional medicine.

Quackwatch
http://www.quackwatch.com/
Quackwatch, Inc., a member of Consumer Federation of America, is a nonprofit corporation whose purpose is to combat health-related frauds, myths, fads, and fallacies. Its primary focus is on quackery-related information that is difficult or impossible to get elsewhere. Founded by Dr. Stephen Barrett in 1969 as the Lehigh Valley Committee Against Health Fraud. Activities include: Investigating questionable claims, Answering inquiries, Distributing reliable publications, Reporting illegal marketing. Generating consumer-protection lawsuits. Improving the quality of health information on the Internet. Attacking misleading advertising on the Internet.

Alternative Medicine
http://bewell.healthgate.com/alternativehealth/index.asp
Supported by Healthgate Data Corporation, this site seeks to be a preeminent electronic source of objective and credible health and medical information for healthcare professionals, their patients, and consumers. Information is available for a broad range of topics.

ARTHRITIS

Arthritis Foundation
http://arthritis.org
Official site for the Arthritis Foundation, this site includes access to information and brochures for health professional, latest information concerning the disease.

 

CANCER

American Cancer Society
http://www.cancer.org
This site contains a wealth of information about cancer and the text of ACS fact sheets and other publications.

Cancer Resource Center
http://www3.cancer.org/cancerinfo/
The American Cancer Society's Cancer Resource Center allows you to find answers to questions about the nature of cancer, its causes, and risk factors. Also discussed is the latest strategies for prevention and early detection, new diagnostic techniques, the latest treatment options and formation about alternative and complementary methods in this section.

Med Help International/Cancer Library
http://www.medhelp.org.hom.htm
This site contains a searchable index with link to the text hundreds of articles relating to many different kinds of cancer.

National Cancer Institute
http://www.nci.nih.gov/
This site offers a range of reliable government information on cancer, including research, statistics, support resources and frequently asked questions.

CARDIOVASCULAR HEALTH

American Heart Association
http://www.amhrt.org
This site offers information on hundreds of topics relating to cardiovascular health and disease, including prevention, nutrition smoking cessation, other lifestyle considerations, and cardiorespiratory endurance exercises.

Cardiovascular Institute of the South
http://www.cardio.com
CIS is one of the leading institutes researching the diagnosis and treatment of cardiovascular disease. This site contains a searchable index of hundreds of doctor articles on various symptoms, treatments, and complications associated with cardiovascular disease.

Cut to the Heart
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/nova/heart/
These pages supplement a PBS special on heart disease and include multimedia illustrations of heart function, information on pioneers of heart surgery and the current treatments for heart disease.

Determining and Reducing Your Risk
http://www.heartinfo.com/detrisk.htm
This site lists risk factors for heart disease, blood and generic tests used for heart disease screening and ways of reducing your risk for heart disease.

The Heart: An Online Exploration
http://www.fi.edu/biosci/heart.html
This interesting site, developed by the Franklin Institute of Science, provides an interactive multimedia tour of the heart. It also includes statistics, activities and many resource materials and links.


DIABETES

American Association of Diabetes Educators
http://www.aadenet.org
The American Association of Diabetes Educators (AADE) is a multidisciplinary
organization representing over 10,000 healthcare professionals who provide diabetes
education and care. Information is available concerning review of recent legislation, summary of research articles, teaching materials.

American Diabetes Association
http://diabetes.org/custom.asp
This is the official site of the American Diabetes Association with information about recent news about diabetes, access to the diabetes monthly magazine and recipes. Links to professional associations, legal assistance, other Internet diabetes sites including research, Usenet groups.

Canadian Diabetes Association
http://www.diabetes.ca
This is the official site of the Canadian Diabetes Association with information about recent news and monthly magazine.

 

EATING DISORDERS

Self Help and Psychology Magazine
http://www.shpm.com/
This site indexes self-help articles concerning eating disorder.

Treating Eating Disorders
http://www.sciam.com/explorations/1998/030298eating/index.html
Supported by Scientific American provides information on aneroxia, bulimia and binge eating.

UMD Health Services - Eating Disorder CheckList
http://www.d.umn.edu/hlthserv/counseling/eating_disorder.html|Supported by the University of Minnesota, this is a check list of symptoms of eating disorders.

 


EXERCISE AND FITNESS

American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM)
http://www.al.com/sportsmed/
This professional organization provides information on research project, upcoming events, issues related to sports safety and medicine

American Council on Exercise
http://acefitness.org
This is the official site of the American Council on Exercise (ACE) that provides professional certification to fitness instructors, access to new releases, fitness facts sheets suitable for students and clients.

American Running and Fitness Association
http://www.arfa.org
This site provides articles about running: training, injury prevetion, equipment, as well as access to motivational materials, related health topics and monthly newsletter.

50 Plus Fitness Association
http://www.50plus.org
Fifty-Plus is an international organization devoted to information about,
motivation toward, and participation in exercise and fitness while aging.

Fitness Link
http://www.fitnesslink.com
This site serves as a search engine in fitness and related health issues. Links are provided to other professional organizations, sports activities, research and resent news information with references included.

FitnessWorld
http://www.fitnessworld.com
An information service of Fitness Management magazine, this site provides journal articles, latest news of fitness, links to forum and equipment distributors.

FitnessZone
http://www.fitnesszone.com
FitnessZone feature an on-line health and fitness magazine, a nation-wide gym and health-club locator, a fitness library, and a personal fitness profiler -- as well as a comprehensive selection of the highest-quality fitness equipment.

President's Council on Physical Fitness and Sports
http://www.hoptechno.com/book11.htm
This page outlines the guidelines for developing a personal exercise program, including checking your baseline health, work schedules, measuring your heart rate, and controlling your weight.

Shape Up America
http://www.shapeup.org
Shape Up America! is a high profile national initiative to promote healthy weight and increased physical activity in America, involving a broad-based coalition of industries medical/health, nutrition, physical fitness, and research organizations and experts. The site contains quick measures of fitness, BMI, provides easily usable information about health, fitness and nutrition.

Stretching Information
http://www.enteract.com/bradapp/docs/rec/stretching_1html
This site provides answers to many frequently asked questions about stretching and flexibility. It includes information on types of stretching exercises, the physiology of stretching and normal ranges of joint motion

The Fitness Partner Connection Jumpsite
http://www.primusweb.com/fitnesspartner/
This comprehensive site is a resource of fitness related information on the Internet, including a searchable Fitness Library, Calorie Calculator and a Feature of the Month.

Worldguide Online
http://www.worldguide.com/Fitness
This site provides information about various types of cardiorespiratory endurance exercises and how to treat exercise injuries.


MENTAL HEALTH

American Psychological Association
http://www.apa.org
This professional organization provides information on mental health and illness, education and training, and topics of interest to mental health professionals

Internet Mental Health
http://www.mentalhealth.com/
This is an encyclopedia of mental health information, including medical diagnostic criteria, descriptions of mental disorder, and common medication to treat mental disorders.

National Institute of Mental Health (NIHI)
http://www.nimh.hih.gov/home.htm
This government site contains helpful information about anxiety depression eating disorders and other challenges to mental health.

 


NUTRITION

Ask the Dietitian
http://www.hoptechno.com/rdindex.htm
This site gives answers to many questions on nutrition. Subjects addressed include popular diets, fast food, vitamins, and minerals, supplements, children and nutrition sports nutrition plus many others.

Center for Science in the Public Interest
http://cspeinet.org/
This site by a well-know nutrition advocacy group includes current and back issues of Nutrition Action Healthletter, a fat quiz, a special section with information for kids, plus links to other Internet sites.

Diet Analysis Web Page
http://dawp.anet.com/
This unique site allows the user to analyze the nutritional value of what they eat for a day. Users select from a large database of foods to compile a list of their food intake, and then the site will calculate fat, cholesterol, sodium, vitamins, and other nutritional information.

Dietary Suppliments
http://vm.cfsan.fda.gov/~dms/supplmnt.html
Documents for the US Food and Drug Administration concerning a broad range of dietary suppliments.

Fast Food Finder
http://www.olen.com/food/
Users can select from fast food offerings from over dozen chain restaurants and see a display of the food's calories, fat, cholesterol, percentage of calories from fat and sodium.

FDA Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition
http://vm.cfsan.fda.gov/list.html
This government site provides a wide variety of information on topics such as food labeling, food additives, and food borne illness.

Healthwell
http://exchange.healthwell.com/searchresults.cfm
This site allows one to search information on sports nutirion, supplients, and herbal information.

Meals Online
http://www.meals.com
This site offers over 10,000 healthy recipes.

The Daily Apple
http://thedailyapple.com
This site provides a common guide to all aspects of nutrition and healthy living, news reviews and references.

USDA Food Nutrition Information Center
http://www.nalusda.gov/fnic
This site contains the complete text of the Dietary Guidelines for Americans, helpful hints for reading and understanding food labels, and information about the Center's educational materials.

Virtual Vegetarian
http://www.vegetariantimes.com/
Maintained by Vegetarian Times Magazine, this site features vegetarian recipes, and links to other vegetarians-related sites, remedies, and vegetarian voices.


OSTEOPOROSIS

Osteoporosis and Related Bone Diseases
http://www.osteo.org/
This site provides quality information as well as links to other sites dealing with bone diseases. It is a valuable general site.

SMOKING

Quit Net
http://www.quitnet.org/qn_main.jtml?nosession=true
This site is a good resource to those individuals think about quiting or in the process of quitting smoking.



SPORTS MEDICINE

Gatorade Sports Science Institute
http://www.gssiweb.com/
The Gatorade Sports Science Institute (GSSI) was created in 1988 by The Gatorade
Company to foster and share education, service and research in sports nutrition and other
aspects of exercise science and active lifestyle. This site provides online access to all research information.

Medicine in Sports Pages on the Web
http://www.mspweb.com/
A comprehensive list of links to many web sources in sports medicine including organizations, colleges and universities, magazines and online journals, clinics and practices and other points of interests.

The National Athletic Trainer's Association
http://www.nata.org/
The official site of the NATA includes information about the association, testing dates, committees and reports and a large selection of related sites in sports medicine.

The Physician and Sportsmedicine
http://www.physsportsmed.com/
Physician and Sportsmedicine journal is online and includes links to other sports medicine sites, allows a search in back journal issues.


STRESS MANAGEMENT

Stress Management
http://stressfree.com
This site provides a brief overview with graphics of stress and the stress model. A stress test and discussion are included along with instructions on how to manage stress.

Stress Management and Emotional Health Links
http://imt.net/~randolfi/StressLinks.html
This site provides links to articles related to stress management techniques, such as: cognitive restructuring, stress management techniques, stress and college students, search engines and directories and more.

WELLNESS

Cooper Institute for Aerobic Research
http://www.cooperinst.org/
This is the official site for Cooper's Institutes and include recent research, publications and programs.

National Wellness Institute
http://www.wellnessnwi.org
This site provides links to wellness databases, information about the National Wellness Conference, National Wellness Speakers Bureau, screening tools, and publication.

Wellness Councils of America
http://welcoa.org/about.htm
This site provides information for worksite wellness programs: cost benefits, knowledge bowl quiz, building a program, tips and techniques for small businesses, information on latest wellness information, assessment tools and surveys, links to other wellness associations.

Wellness Web
http://www.wellweb.com
This is a great source for health information, It is a collaboration between patients and health care professional to provide information and support. It includes information on alternative medicine, women's health, smoking and health care products and services.


WOMEN'S HEALTH


American Society for Clinical Nutrition
http://faseb.org/ascn/
Provides press releases on new finding a job page with employment opportunities, information from the Food and Nutrition Alliance, and more. Look for position papers on nutrition and weight control. National Institutes on Health links and other related links provided. Also feature the highly regarded American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.

Healthgate
http://www.bewell.com/womenshealth/index.asp
Supported by Healthgate Data Corporation, this site seeks to be a preeminent electronic source of objective and credible health and medical information for healthcare professionals, their patients, and consumers. Information is available for a broad range of topics.

Melpomene Institute for Women's Health Research
http://www.melpomene.org/
Melpomene Institute is a nonprofit, membership-based organization founded in 1982 in St.Paul, Minnesota. It is the nation's leading source of reliable information on the relationship between women's health and physical activity. Melpomene's research, publications and education are dedicated to helping women and girls of all ages and backgrounds link physical activity and health.

National Women's Health Network
http://www.womenshealthnetwork.org/index.htm
NWHN is a nonprofit health advocacy organization founded in 1975 to give women a greater voice in the health care system in the United States. The Network advocates for better federal policy on women's health and, through its Information Clearinghouse, provides women with information and resources to assist them in making better health care decisions. The Network accepts no funding from either pharmaceutical or medical device manufacturers.

The American Medical Women's Association
http://www.amwa-doc.org/
Description of AMWA and its activities. Site also has online health information and good links to other sites.

Women's Health Information Center
http://www.ama-assn.org/special/womh
Supported by The Journal of American Medical Association, this site provide peer reviewed articles on a broad range of women's health issues.

ONLINE HEALTH JOURNALS

New England Journal of Medicine
http://www.nejm.org
This weekly journal reports the results of important medical research worldwide.

The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition
http://www.faseb.org/ajcn/
Peer-reviewed, this journal published the latest worldwide basic and clinical studies relevant to human nutrition in topics such as obesity, nutrition and disease, energy metabolism, and international nutrition.

The Journal of American Medical Association
http://jama.ama-assn.org/
This weekly journal reports the results of important medical research in the nation.

The Journal of Nutrition
http://www.faseb.org/ain/journal/journal.html
The journal contains peer -reviewed research papers covering all aspects of experimental nutrition; special articles such as critical reviews and biographies of prominent nutrition scientists; and commentaries on controversial issues in nutrition.