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KIDNEY DISORDERS:

American Kidney Fund, Inc: Includes a newsroom,  kidney disease facts, tips on leading a healthy
lifestyle, programs for renal care professionals, a list of programs that help people with kidney problems,
and an on-line shopping mall.

National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases: Conducts and performs basic clinical
research on kidney conditions and other disorders.

National Kidney Foundation: Includes information on organ and tissue donation as well as kidney
information for patients and health care professionals.

LUPUS:

Lupus Foundation of America: This is the nation's leading non-profit voluntary health organization
dedicated to finding the causes and cure for lupus.

MCAT:

Medical College Admissions Test: Almost all U.S. medical schools require applicants to submit MCAT
scores. Come here for the official MCAT home page.

MCAT Prep Info: A useful site with many articles about the MCAT test.

Princeton Review MCAT Test Prep: One of the largest prep centers in the country provides assistance for
the MCAT.

MEASUREMENT:

Dictionary of Units of Measurement: This great dictionary covers measurement units from A to Z.

MedFriendly Measurements Section: An assortment of useful measurement conversion tables.

The NIST Reference on Constants, Units, and Uncertainty: Provides information on measurement, units,
conversions, definitions, and much more.

MEDICAID/MEDICARE:

Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services: A government website that tells you all about Medicaid and
Medicare.

MEDICAL ALERT SYSTEMS:

Alert1 Medical Alert Systems: For 25 years, Alert1 medical alert systems have been recommended by a
network of 10,000 medical professionals and have supported the safety and independence of over
170,000 seniors.

MEDICAL JOURNALS:

Journal of the American Medical Association: One of the most respected medical journal. Go here for the
latest top research in medicine.

Lancet: A respected medical journal with online content that is more understandable to the general
population.

New England Journal of Medicine: One of the world's leadig medical journals.

MEDICAL TOURISM:

MedSolution: A private company established to assist you in exploring global healthcare options, which
you may often be unaware are available.

MEDICATIONS:

Drug Digest: Find info on drug interactions, medications, vitamins, supplements, and more.

PharmWeb: Come here to access a huge amount of information of medications including archives from
over 100 moderated discussion groups.

RxList The Internet Drug Index: Provides listings for over 4000 medications.

MENOPAUSE:

Menopause and Black Cohosh Information Center: This site provides you with information on menopause,
the latest research, details on alternatives to hormone replacement therapy (HRT), and tips for effectively
managing menopause.

MICROBIOLOGY:

Bugs in the News: A great site to learn about microbiology in an easy to understand way.

MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS:

National Multiple Sclerosis Society: The premier national group focused on multiple sclerosis.

MSactivesource: A great website that provides news, information, support, and disease management for
all people touched by multiple sclerosis:

MYELIN:

The Myelin Project: An international organization whose mission is to accelerate medical research on
myelin repair.

NEUROLOGY & NEUROPSYCHOLOGY:

American Academy of Clinical Neuropsychology: The organization for those psychologists who have
achieved board certification in the specialty of Clinical Neuropsychology, under the auspices of the
American Board of Clinical Neuropsychology (ABCN).

American Academy of Neurology: An international association of more than 18,000 neurologists and
neuroscience professionals dedicated to providing the best possible care for patients with neurological
disorders.

American Board of Clinical Neuropsychology: An organization that credentials board certified
neuropsychologists in association with the American Board of Professional Psychology.

American Board of Pediatric Neuropsychology: A board certifying organization for pediatric
neuropsychologists.

American Board of Professional Neuropsychology: Another organization that credentials board certified
neuropsychologists.

Association of Postdoctoral Programs in Clinical Neuropsychology: Postdoctoral training in
neuropsychology listings in the U.S meeting specific criteria are listed here.

Division 40 (Neuropsychology) of the American Psychological Association: Important announcements,
newsletters, and a listing of official training programs in neuropsychology are available here.

International Neuropsychological Society: This world-wide organization helps promote research, service,
and education in neuropsychology to enhance communication among scientists and to improve the
understanding of brain-behavior relationships.

National Academy of Neuropsychology: Includes information about professional issues, policy statements,
research and publications, useful codes for clinicians, and details on upcoming conferences.

Neuropsychology Central: One of the original neuropsychology websites (established in 1995) on the
internet, it is chock full of resources.

Secret Life of the Brain: PBS website with information and videos about the brain.

NURSING:

Emergency Nursing World: Come here for excellent clinical articles, bioterrorism references, research
topics, useful links, and more.

Nursing Net: Come here for information on all types of nursing, an NCLEX (nursing exam) review section,
a nursing screen saver, and much more.

American Nurses Association (ANA): The American Nurses Association is a full-service professional
organization representing the nation's 2.6 million Registered Nurses through its 54 constituent state
associations and 13 organizational affiliate members.

OPTOMETRY:

American Optometric Association: A great site to learn all about the field of optometry. It is the leading
optometry association in the United States.

PANCREATIC CANCER:

Pancreatica.org: A non-profit organization that offers a free web site full of information and clinical trials
for people with pancreatic cancer and their loved ones and physicians.

Pancreatic Cancer Action Network: National organization focused on research, patient support, community
outreach and advocacy for a cure.

PEDIATRICS:

American Academy of Pediatrics: AAP and its member pediatricians dedicate their efforts and resources
to the health, safety and well-being of all infants, children, adolescents and young adults.

Baby Center: Your complete resource for pregnancy and baby information.

KidsHealth: The webís most visited site about childrenís health.

PMS:

Menopause and Black Cohosh Information Center: This site provides you with information on menopause,
the latest research, details on alternatives to hormone replacement therapy (HRT), and tips for effectively
managing menopause.

National Association for Premenstrual Syndrome: This site provides women and men with reliable
information, guidance and support to improve diagnosis and treatment, and to increase awareness of
PMS and hormone-related ill health. 

PREECLAMPSIA:

Action on Preeclampsia (APEC): A great site for those interested in learning about preeclampsia and how
to find support for the condition.

The Preeclampsia Site: Provides information about preeclampsia and eclampsia.

PREGNANCY:

Beyond Fertility: Offers information, support, and advice on preconception, pregnancy, babies, and
breastfeeding.

Ectopic Pregnancy Foundation: Dedicated to increasing awareness of ectopic pregnancy, with detailed
information available on their website.

PROGRESSIVE SUPRANUCLEAR PALSY:

The Parkinsonís Institute: The Institute is an independent, not-for-profit organization conducting patient
care and research activities in the neurological specialty area of movement disorders.

The PSP-Europe Association: The PSP (Europe) Association was set up in 1994 by a family afflicted with
PSP, who were concerned that such little information was available about PSP at the time.

The Society for Progressive Supranuclear Palsy: The Society for PSP is dedicated to increasing
awareness of this under recognized disorder, advancing research toward a cure, and providing support
and education for persons with PSP, their families and healthcare professionals.

We Move: Aims to educate health professionals about movement disorders and their clinical management.
This page contains information on PSP.

PSYCHIATRY/PSYCHOLOGY:

American Psychiatric Association: The largest association of psychiatrists in the world.

American Psychological Association: The largest association of psychologists in the world.

American Psychological Associationís Accredited Internship Programs: Come to this web page to find a
listing of accredited programs for internship training in psychology, by state.

Academy of Psychological Clinical Science: An alliance of leading, scientifically oriented, doctoral training
programs in clinical and health psychology in the United States and Canada. Check out this website to find
out how to become a member.

Articles, Research, and Resources in Psychology: A very comprehensive psychology website covering
topics such as ethics, disability, legal issues, sexual issues, therapy, suicide, and more.

Association for Psychological Science: Organized mostly for academics and researchers in psychology,
this website provides information about membership, employment information, and interesting news about
psychology.

Association of Psychology Postdoctoral and Internship Centers: This is the webiste to go to if you want to
get an internship or post-doctoral position in psychology.

Association of State and Provincial Psychology Boards: This is the website to go to if you need
information on obtaining a license to be a psychologist.

Buros Institute of Mental Measurements: Need information on a psychological test or test publisher?
Come here for online reviews.

Canadian Council of Professional Psychology Programs: The CCPPP is an organization that represents
the various university psychology programs and psychology internship settings in Canada that train
clinical psychologists, counseling psychologists, and clinical neuropsychologists.

Canadian Psychological Association: Come to this site to read all about the field of psychology in Canada.

Center for Collaborative Problem Solving: Come here to learn about an approach to manage behavior
difficulties in children in various settings.

Federal Bureau of Prisons Predoctoral Internship Program: Lists psychology internships in the federal
prison system throughout the country.

PsychNet-UK: Mental health, psychiatry, psychology, counseling and psychotherapy online web directory.

PSYCHOANALYSIS:

American Psychoanalytic Association: If you want information on psychoanalysis, this is the site for you.

International Journal of Psychoanalysis: This is the homepage of the only psychoanalytic journal regularly
publishing extensive contributions by authors throughout the world.

PSYCHOMETRY:

National Association of Psychometrists (NAP): Provide interested parties with the information they need
to assist in their professional goals as a psychometrist. 

RARE DISEASES:

National Organization for Rare Diseases: A unique federation of voluntary health organizations dedicated
to helping people with rare "orphan" diseases and assisting the organizations that serve them. NORD is
committed to the identification, treatment, and cure of rare disorders through programs of education,
advocacy, research, and service.

Office of Rare Diseases Research: The goals of ORD are to stimulate and coordinate research on rare
diseases and to support research to respond to the needs of patients who have any one of the more than
6,000 rare diseases known today.

REHABILITATION:

National Rehabilitation Information Center: Over 70,000 rehabilitation resources for you to explore.

RHEUMATOID ARTHRITIS:

Arthritis Foundation: Comprehensive resource on rheumatoid arthritis.

SEXUALLY TRANSMITTED DISEASES:

American Social Health Association: The American Social Health Association is recognized by the public,
patients, providers and policy makers for developing and delivering accurate, medically reliable information
about STDs.

Ann Roseís Ultimate Birth Control Links: Extensive links to as much information as possible about sexual
activity and potential childbearing.

SPINAL CORD INJURY:

American Spinal Injury Association: Here you can find information for patients, families of patients,
physicians, and the general public on all aspects of spinal cord injury and its consequences.

National Spinal Cord Injury Association: Comprehensive spinal cord information site with peer support and
advocacy features.

SPORTS INJURIES:

Sports Injury Clinic: Information on hundreds of sports injuries.

STROKE:

American Heart Association: The premier heart association in the U.S. Check this site out for info on heart
diseases and conditions, warning signs, and resources in your local area.

American Stroke Association: This is a division of the American Heart Association that focuses on
reducing disability and death from stroke through research, education, fund raising and advocacy.

Research Center for Stroke and Heart Disease: A non-profit organization dedicated to preventing stroke
and heart disease.

TENDONITIS:

Tendonitis.net: Come here for extensive information on tendonitis, including treatment options.

THYROID:

American Thyroid Association: National association focused on the thyroid and throid disorders.

TOXIC SUBSTANCES:

Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry: A government website that helps prevent harmful
exposures and disease related to toxic substances.

VITAMINS:

Kidís Health Vitamin Facts: A great site for kids to learn more about vitamins.

Reference Guide for Vitamins: Provides an overview and information on many different vitamins.

The Vitamins & Nutrition Center: Provides information on vitamins, the latest vitamins research, expert
knowledge on vitamins, and tips for proper supplementation with vitamins.

Vitaguide: A non-commercial, evidence-based information website designed to provide consumers with
education information, introductions and reviews on a variety of important vitamins and minerals.

Vitamin Shoppe.com: A major online vitamin store with a huge selection.

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