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Abraham Low Self-Help Systems
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Uses the cognitive-behavioral, peer-to-peer, self-help training system developed by Abraham Low, MD, to help individuals gain skills to lead more peaceful and productive lives.

Alzheimer’s Foundation of America
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Works to provide optimal care and services to individuals confronting dementia, and to their caregivers and families—through member organizations dedicated to improving quality of life.

Alzheimer's Association
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A voluntary health organization dedicated to finding preventions, treatments and, eventually, a cure for Alzheimer dementia. Mission is to eliminate Alzheimer's disease through the advancement of research and to enhance quality care and support for individuals, their families and care partners.

Alzheimer's Association's Driving Contract
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Driving demands quick reaction time and fast decision making — because of this, a person with Alzheimer's will eventually become unable to drive. Dealing with the issue early on can help ease the transition.

American Academy of Developmental Medicine and Dentistry
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The American Academy of Developmental Medicine and Dentistry (AADMD) aims to improve quality of healthcare for individuals with neurodevelopmental disorders and intellectual disabilities through a variety of programs, trainings and collaborations with other advocacy organizations.

American Cancer Society
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A nationwide, community-based voluntary health organization dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health problem by preventing cancer, saving lives, and diminishing suffering from cancer, through research, education, advocacy, and service.

American Diabetes Association
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The mission of the Association is to prevent and cure diabetes and to improve the lives of all people affected by diabetes.

American Heart Association
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The American Heart Association is a national voluntary health agency whose mission is to reduce disability and death from cardiovascular diseases and stroke.

American Stroke Association
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The American Stroke Association is a division of the American Heart Association that focuses on reducing risk, disability and death from stroke through research, education, fund raising and advocacy. The American Heart Association created the American Stroke Association after many years of increasing emphasis on stroke. We spend more money on stroke research and programs than any other organization except the federal government.

Arthritis Foundation
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A national, nonprofit organization that supports the more than 100 types of arthritis and related conditions with advocacy, programs, services and research.

Back Pain Relief Guide
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Provides an overview, along with symptoms, diagnoses, treatments, side effects and prevention tips for back pain. Also offers pain relief exercises, products and alternative pain remedies.

Best Doctors
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Provides greater access to dependable, high quality medical information and care for individuals with serious illnesses and injuries.

Breastcancer.org
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A nonprofit organization dedicated to providing the most reliable, complete, and up-to-date information about breast cancer. Their mission is to help women and their loved ones make sense of the complex medical and personal information about breast cancer, so they can make the best decisions for their lives.

Crohn's and Colitis Info
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Provides information on Crohn's Disease and Colitis, with links to further resources.

Dementia Friendly America
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The Dementia Friendly America Initiative is a multi-sector, national collaborative on a mission to foster communities that are equipped to support people with dementia and their family and friend care partners by working to become “dementia friendly.”

Diabetes Information Hub
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Provides information on the different types, causes, complications and medications for diabetes. Offers guides on diet, insulin and how obesity impacts the disease.

FDA Information for Seniors
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(Food and Drug Administration) Provides numerous articles, brochures and other publications with information for older people on a wide range of health issues, including arthritis, cancer, health fraud, and nutrition. Selected publications are also in Spanish.

Fisher Center for Alzheimer’s Research Foundation
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Dedicated to attacking the scourge of Alzheimer's with a 3-pronged assault focused on the cause, care, and cure for Alzheimer's disease as well as supporting the public with educational programs.

Food Addicts Anonymous
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A program of recovery and fellowship who share their problems in order to stop abusing food and to begin living fulfilling lives. Through shared experience and mutual support, they help each other to recover from the disease of food addiction.

Glaucoma Research Foundation
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Works to prevent vision loss from glaucoma by investing in innovative research, education, and support with the ultimate goal of finding a cure.

Huntington's Disease Society of America
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A national, voluntary health organization dedicated to improving the lives of people with Huntington's Disease and their families.

International Foundation for Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders
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A registered nonprofit education and research organization dedicated to informing, assisting, and supporting people affected by gastrointestinal (GI) disorders. Their mission is to inform, assist and support people affected by gastrointestinal (GI) disorders.

Kids With Food Allergies
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A nationwide nonprofit organization that offers online food allergy support groups for families raising children with food allergies.

Lung Cancer.org
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In 1998, CancerCare founded lungcancer.org as part of their ongoing programs for people with lung cancer. Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer death in men and women, and they have developed a wide range of programs to meet the needs of the more than 175,000 people a year who are diagnosed with this disease.

Medical Dictionary Online
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A free online medical dictionary search engine for definitions of medical terminology, pharmaceutical drugs, healthcare equipment, health conditions, medical devices, specialty terms and medical abbreviations.

Medline Plus Medical Dictionary
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MedlinePlus brings together authoritative information from NLM, the National Institutes of Health (NIH), and other government agencies and health-related organizations. Preformulated MEDLINE searches are included in MedlinePlus and give easy access to medical journal articles. MedlinePlus also has extensive information about drugs, an illustrated medical encyclopedia, interactive patient tutorials, and latest health news.

National Breast Cancer Foundation
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Works to save lives by increasing awareness of breast cancer through education and by providing mammograms for those in need.

National Cancer Institute
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The National Cancer Institute coordinates the National Cancer Program, which conducts and supports research, training, health information dissemination, and other programs with respect to the cause, diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of cancer, rehabilitation from cancer, and the continuing care of cancer patients and the families of cancer patients.

National Diabetes Foundation
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The National Diabetes Education Program (NDEP) is the leading FEderal government public education program that promotes diabetes prevention and control. Learn more about diabetes, download diabetes education resources and tools, learn how to work with the NDEP to promote diabetes prevention and control, and find out more about how NDEP works to change the way diabetes is treated.

National Osteoporosis Foundation
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The nation’s leading voluntary health organization solely dedicated to osteoporosis and bone health.

National Stroke Association
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National Stroke Association is the only national organization in the United States that focuses 100% of its efforts on stroke. National Stroke Association achieves its mission to lower the incidence and impact of stroke by developing compelling community outreach programs, calling for continued improvement in the quality of stroke patient care, and educating both healthcare professionals and the general public about stroke.

Prostate Cancer Research Institute
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Works to educate patients and their families about prostate cancer. This includes new advances in diagnosis, staging, treatments and available resources. PCRI believes that a patient who understands his disease and treatment is empowered to communicate more effectively with his physicians and obtain a better outcome.

Psoriasis Speaks
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Provides information on Psoriasis, with links to further resources.

Seasoned Times
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A Web site for wise and healthy aging with informative and entertaining resources for older adults.

Susan G. Komen For the Cure
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The world's largest grassroots network of breast cancer survivors and activists fighting to save lives, empower people, ensure quality care for all and energize science to find the cures.

Who Cares: Sources of Information About Health Care Products and Services
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Provides reliable sources of health information to seniors and their family members, caregivers, and friends, and urges older consumers to discuss their health-related decisions with doctors and other trusted health care providers.

 
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