The internet can be a valuable source of useful information. The links below will connect you to sites that can be valuable sources for increasing your knowledge of health related topics. They can provide information on a wide range of topics including not only diseases and treatments for diseases but also on ways to maintain your health.
The American Heart Association
The American Heart Association's mission is to reduce disability and death from cardiovascular disease and stroke. The organization focuses on research, professional and public education and community programs that promote health education and awareness. You can find extensive information about diseases and conditions as well as healthy lifestyles in addition to important and timely news releases that provide a wide array of information about health and the health care environment.
Heart Health Online
This site is sponsored by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. It is an excellent resource for a wide range of topics including diagnostic tests, disease conditions and medications. Additionally, it offers links to many other sites.
USDA "Food Pyramid"
This site is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. It is a new site which reviews the updated recommendations on nutrition, as well as a new "food pyramid".
WebMD is an independent site that can provide information about all types of health related issues. The types of information that can be found include disease conditions, nutrition and weight loss. The site is easy to navigate and will likely have information pertinent to your particular needs.
The Mayo Clinic
The Mayo Clinic is recognized as one of the leaders in health care delivery worldwide. Their sponsored web site will give you access to information that reflects their breadth of knowledge and services. Information is available on diseases and conditions, healthy living, medications and pertinent news items to list only a few features.
The American Diabetes Association
Diabetes affects almost 20 million Americans. The link between diabetes and heart disease and stroke is well established. Individuals with diabetes cannot undervalue the importance of understanding this condition and how it affects them personally. This web site provides extensive information that can assist you in understanding this disease and, more importantly, how you can better manage your diabetes. Information provided on this web site includes facts about the disease, medical treatments, healthy living information including diet and exercise, prevention and research information.
The Center for Disease Control and Prevention
Most people think of the CDC is primarily involved with infectious outbreaks but, in fact, they are also a valuable source of information regarding a vast number of diseases including cardiovascular disease and preventive information. They also have interesting information regarding health statistics and trends.
The National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute
The NHLBI operates within the Federal Department of Health and Human Services and the National Institutes of Health. Their mission is to provide leadership in research and education in the areas of disease affecting the heart, lungs, blood and circulatory system as well as sleep disorders. They are also administers of the Women's Health Initiative. Within this site you can find information regarding diseases and conditions as well as general information regarding diet and nutrition. One particularly interesting resource deals with how these diseases affect particular groups of individuals such as African Americans and women.
Health and Age
This site provides information on nutrition, aging and general health issues.