Research and Clinical Studies

Programs, Information, Research, Clinical Trials

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 Disease Research - American Health Assistance Foundation
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Provides current news about research, medical illustrations showing what is currently known about the physical evidence of Alzheimer's, Fact Sheets about the disease and submission forms for questions about research and caregiving.

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.

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.

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

Centers for Disease Control (CDC)
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CDC is at the forefront of public health efforts to prevent and control infectious and chronic diseases, injuries, workplace hazards, disabilities, and environmental health threats.

ClinicalTrials.gov
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Provides patients, family members and members of the public with current information about clinical research studies.

Delicious Decisions
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Nutrition information and healthy recipes put together by the American Heart Association.

FDA Information for Seniors
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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.

Food and Drug Administration
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Promotes and protects the public health by helping safe and effective products reach the market in a timely way and monitoring products for continued safety after they are in use.

Geriatric Mental Health Foundation
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Established by the American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry to raise awareness of psychiatric and mental health disorders affecting the elderly; eliminate the stigma of mental illness and treatment; promote healthy aging strategies, and increase access to quality mental health care for the elderly.

Healthfinder.gov
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Provides links to selected online publications, clearinghouses, databases, websites and support and self-help groups, as well as government agencies and nonprofit organizations for seniors and others.

Just Move Fitness Center
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A guide put together by the American Heart Association regarding staying active for your health.

Lab Tests Online
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Allows users to search for information on lab tests by condition, disease or test name. The easy-to-use site is designed to help determine the purposes, limitations and meaning of lab test results. The site is backed by the American Association for Clinical Chemistry and several other professional groups.

Medline Plus
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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.

MIT AgeLab
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Read about research and news via this Massachusetts Institute of Technology facility, which develops new technologies promoting healthy, independent living for older people.

National Alliance for Hispanic Health
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A network of Hispanic health and human services providers, serves as an action forum for Hispanic health and well being, offers news, resources, schedule of community events in English and publications and health news are also available in Spanish.

National Association for Homecare and Hospice
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Committed to representing the interests of the home care and hospice community.

National Institute of Mental Health
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News and events about clinical trials and funding opportunities, with sections for the public, practitioners and researchers.

National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke
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News and information on disorders and clinical trials.

National Institute on Aging
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One of 25 institutes and centers of the NIH. Provides leadership in aging research, training, health information dissemination, and other programs relevant to aging and older people. The primary federal agency on Alzheimer's research.

National Institutes of Health
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Principal biomedical research agency of the U.S. government.

National Institutes of Health Osteoporosis and Related Bone Diseases National Resource Center
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Provides patients, health professionals, and the public with an important link to resources and information on metabolic bone diseases, including osteoporosis, Paget's disease of the bone, osteogenesis imperfecta, and hyperparathyroidism.

National Latino Behavioral Health Association
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Seeks to provide national leadership for the advancement of Latino behavioral health services.

National Library of Medicine
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Health information, MedlinePlus, other resources; library services, research programs, news and more.

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

National Women's Health Resource Center
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Helps women educate themselves about the health topics that concern them the most, make informed decisions about their health, and embrace healthy lifestyles to promote wellness and prevent disease.

Nutrition.gov
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Provides access to the best food and nutrition information from across the federal government. Serves as a gateway to reliable information on nutrition, healthy eating, physical activity, and food safety for consumers, educators and health professionals.

Office of Disability, Aging and Long-Term Care Policy
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Multiple reports on disability, aging and long-term care policy. Developing, analyzing, evaluating and coordinating HHS policies and programs that support the independence, productivity, health and long-term care needs of people with disabilities.

Self Reliance Foundation
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Works to empower disadvantaged minorities by disseminating practical information and facilitating access to community-based services.

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
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The federal government's principal health agency, overseeing more than 300 programs.

 
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