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Gateways, General Sites

American Psychological Association

Choosing Division 38: read a description and goals for Health Psychology and to see the latest information about Health Psychology.

Online Health Resources

An index of sites on a wide variety of health-related topics.

The Recovery Directory

An index of sites related to the recovery process. Categorized by subject. Includes links to mental health, treatment and professional resources.

Self Help Zone.com

A complete source of information on self help, self improvement and personal growth. It has over 500 articles on personal development, covering topics such as self confidence, goal setting, motivation, success and finding your purpose in life.

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services maintains this gateway website, and it is an excellent place to access information and other sites devoted to health information. The hot topics choice allows users to access common topics, such as AIDS, diabetes, cancer, tobacco, and several more. Each selection presents information and links to other sites and organizations, along with contact information.

The health media online option offers the opportunity for users to expand the information provided by the media by accessing news service websites and getting additional information on stories carried by television, radio, newspapers, and government agencies. For example, one link is ABC News Health & Living, which contains the stories about health that ABC news programs recently carried.

3.2 years Life Cycles, Time and Synchronicity Coincidences
The basic life dynamics unveiled for better insight in development, your biography, career or course of life.

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Behavior & Health

Society of Behavioral Medicine

The Society of Behavioral Medicine has a website, which is devoted to providing information about health and behavior-related issues in medicine, psychology, nursing, and public health. This site also contains links to other organizations that maintain websites related to health.

Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research

Another website that can help access health information is the one maintained by the Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research. Includes an option titled Research Advances, which presents summaries of research from this agency. This site is a good place to look for the range of topics related to behavior and health.

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Disease Prevention

Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion

The Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion also maintains a website.

National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion

The National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion is sponsored by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The site offers options for exploring risk behaviors, types of prevention efforts, targeted populations, and related links.

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Health Care Quality

Quackwatch, Inc.

Quackwatch, Inc. is a corporation dedicated to combating health-related fraud and quackery.


Healthfinder offers an option called smart choice from the main menu that includes Choosing Quality Care.

Patient's Guide to Healthcare Information on the Internet

Another site that provides many options is the Patient's Guide to Healthcare Information on the Internet. This site provides a guide for locating and researching medical conditions and treatment options.


Another website that can provide information about choosing a practitioner is Medscape.

Compliance Action Program

One site that addresses compliance issues is part of the American Heart Association's website, the Compliance Action Program.

Bayer Pharmaceutical Company

The Bayer Pharmaceutical Company also includes information to patients on their website. This presentation instructs people on the dangers of taking medicine incorrectly, the groups at risk, and how to improve compliance and health.

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Healthfinder includes a search engine that will allow access to a variety of resources and organizations dealing with stress-related issues.

University of Wisconsin at Stevens Point Health Service

The University of Wisconsin at Stevens Point Health Service website contains several options, including a stress assessment titled Stress Assess, designed as an educational tool to teach about stress.

Canadian Mental Health Association

This website from the Canadian Mental Health Association, Metro Toronto Branch offers a great deal of information on stress.

APA HelpCenter

The Psychology at Work option includes a focus on stress and several articles about problems associated with workplace stress. The Mind/Body Connection option includes several articles on topics related to health psychology, including one on psychoneuroimmunology.

Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research (OBSSR) News & Events

Although the selections change over months, some deal with stress and disease.

Stress Relaxation Resources

This site is a simple list of 20 suggestions to help in coping with stress.

Stress Management and Emotional Wellness Links

This website contains Stress Management and Emotional Wellness Links, divided into sections according to the approach to coping. This site offers a fairly comprehensive catalog of coping strategies.

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Medscout: Pain Information

This section of the Medscout webpage presents many choices for exploring information on pain.

American Pain Society

This website is the one maintained by the American Pain society.


This commercial site contains several interesting options. Under the Consumer Info option, users can choose a Pain Assessment, which offers a self-assessment of pain that users can complete. Another option is Pain Doctor's Advice, to which users can submit questions.

Your Pain Pal

This website is titled Your Pain Pal and includes several options. Some are very personal, but others provide information about medical and alternative treatments for pain and other material that can help people with chronic pain problems.

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Heart Disease


One of the choices under Hot Topics is heart disease, and choosing this option will present over a hundred choices of information and links to other sites.

American Heart Organization

An obvious place to explore on the Internet is the American Heart Organization's webpage, and it is a good one. The site contains many options, beginning with an option that shows warning signs and a What's Your Risk assessment. The Science and Professional option also presents the Compliance for Professionals material. This feature has worksheets to help people comply to health advice related to decreasing risks for cardiovascular disease, such as quitting smoking, controlling high blood pressure, lowering cholesterol, increasing physical activity, and taking appropriate medications.

National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute

The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute is part of the U.S. National Institutes of Health, and their webpage can be accessed through a link to that webpage or directly. An interactive site is oriented toward helping people with high cholesterol to take steps to lower their risk by changing their diet, exercising and taking their medication.

Office of Minority Health

Cardiovascular disease is not equally likely for all ethnic groups in the United States, and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has an initiative to eliminate racial and ethnic disparities in health.

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CancerNet is a service offered by the National Cancer Institute to help people navigate government information about cancer. The option for Basic Researchers offers information about research funding and other research matters, but it also allows users to access the full text of current and back issues of the Journal of the National Cancer Institute. (Direct access is also available at jnci.oupjournals.org/.

American Cancer Society

In addition, the site provides access to Research Progress Newsletter and, information about research programs, statistics on cancer, and media resources.


This webpage is for children with cancer.

The Mesothelioma Center
Telephone: 800-615-2270

Asbestos.com is committed to providing the latest, up-to-date information in the hopes of spreading awareness about the dangers of asbestos cancer (mesothelioma). Their goal is to offer a one-stop resource on all asbestos and mesothelioma-related issues ranging from occupational exposure to treatment options. With more than 3,500 pages of content, their mission is to do whatever they can to help promote asbestos and mesothelioma awareness. With more than 3,000 pages of content, this site features information on asbestos, mesothelioma, and other cancers that are caused by asbestos exposure (lung cancer, breast cancer, prostate cancer, etc.). Unlike other sites, Asbestos.com has achieved HON code approval (Health On the Net (HON) Foundation is a not-for-profit foundation that works to preserve the accuracy and trustworthiness of Web-based medical information). Asbestos.com has employed a full staff of writers dedicated to research and writing about asbestos exposure and the diseases that result from exposure to the toxic mineral. In addition, medical adviser and editor, Dr. Mauricio Salazar,M.D., who has worked in the field of cancer treatment for many years, personally reviews, edits, and approves all medical information on our site.

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Alternative Medicine

University of Texas Center for Alternative Medicine

This website presents information about the University of Texas Center for Alternative Medicine, one of the 10 centers established by the Office of Complementary and Alternative Medicine at the National Institutes of Health.

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National Institutes for Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDKK)

The National Institutes for Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDKK) is part of the National Institutes of Health.

American Diabetes Association

The American Diabetes Association's webpage provides a great deal of information that is oriented to patients but also some for practitioners and researchers.

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Medscape is a commercial website that includes sections for HIV/AIDS, cardiology, oncology, and diabetes.

Coalition for Consumer Health and Safety

The Coalition for Consumer Health and Safety maintains a webpage that links to several major topics, including AIDS.

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Alzheimer's Association

The Alzheimer's Association maintains a website that provides access to descriptions of the disease, issues in diagnosis and treatment, and updates on research.

The American Health Assistance Foundation (AHAF)

The American Health Assistance Foundation (AHAF) is a nonprofit charitable organization that has dedicated over 30 years to funding research on age-related and degenerative diseases, educating the public about these diseases, and providing emergency financial assistance to Alzheimer's disease patients and their caregivers. Founded in 1973, their four biomedical research programs include Alzheimer's Disease Research, National Heart Foundation, National Glaucoma Research and Macular Degeneration Research. They provide direct financial assistance to needy caregivers of Alzheimer's patients through our Alzheimer's Family Relief Program. In addition, AHAF publishes a variety of books, booklets, pamphlets, articles and newsletters delivering the latest research findings to the public and helping patients and families cope with the debilitating diseases that affect our aging population. We can also provide experts to interview, including scientists, a licensed social worker and an author specializing in age-related diseases and the many age-related issues confronting families and society.

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Health and Safety

National Safety Council

The National Safety Council maintains a webpage with several interesting options, including a Home Safety Quiz.

Coalition for Consumer Health and Safety

The Coalition for Consumer Health and Safety has a webpage that allows users to search on topics of highway and home safety as well as through an alphabetical listing of topics.

National Safe Kids

The National Safe Kids campaign can be viewed online.

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Crime/Violence Prevention

Get Involved in Crime Prevention

This website is for kids and allows them to get involved in crime prevention and making their communities safer.

Partnerships against Violence Network

The Partnerships against Violence Network has a webpage that includes information about violence and youth who are at risk.

Justice Information Center's Crime Prevention Web

The Justice Information Center's Crime Prevention website includes links to dozens of other sites, many of which are oriented toward problems of domestic violence and violence prevention.

National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NCADV)

The National Coalition against Domestic Violence (NCADV) includes a page on its site that provides links to many other organizations. Among those links are www.telalink.net/!police/abuse/index.html, which is a website maintained by the Metro Nashville Police Department. This site contains a great deal of information about domestic violence. Another useful site that can be accessed directly or through the NCADV link is maintained by the University of Minnesota and can be found at www.mincava.umn.edu/. This site is the Minnesota Center Against Violence and Abuse and includes sources for a variety of abuse, such as domestic violence, child abuse, elder abuse, violence in the workplace, school violence, media violence, and teen violence in communities.

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