Health Resources

AIDS & HIV/Sexually Transmitted Diseases
AIDS Research Information Center AIDS articles, PWA resources, publications and other links
CDC The Challenge of STD prevention in the US; The Role of STD Testing and Treatment in HIV Prevention; some facts about chlamydia; STDs and pregnancy; genital herpes; and syphilis facts.

Alcohol & Other Drugs
The National Clearinghouse for Alcohol and Drug Information Includes information about drugs and alcohol, prevention materials database, summary profiles for substance abuse conducted by states throughout the US, and a directory of drug abuse and alcohol treatment and prevention programs by city, state and zipcode.

Alternative Medicine
National Institutes of Health Office of Alternative Medicine facilitates research and evaluation of unconventional medical practices and disseminates this information to the public. Site includes program areas, research grants, news and events, information resources and site index.

Alzheimer's Disease
American Academy of Neurology
This site addresses Alzheimer's and Parkinson's diseases, stroke, and migraines.

Anthrax
CDC Offers up-to-date information on Anthrax, Botulism, Pneumonic Plague, and Smallpox.

Arthritis
National Arthritis Organization

Aspen & Pitkin County Government
City of Aspen and Pitkin County

Asthma
Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America

Avian Flu
Department of Health and Human Services - Pandemic Flu CDC hotline 800.232.4636 (available in English and Spanish) and TTY 888.232.6348

Bio-Terrorism
CDC Public Health Emergency Preparedness and Response

Cancer
American Cancer Society

American Institute for Cancer Research Free educational publications, recipes, consumer information, Cancer Prevention Report

Caregivers
National Family Caregivers Association Caregiver education and support to those who care for chronically ill, aged, or disabled loved ones.

Daycare Discussion Shares information, experiences, and opinions for parents who either have children in a child care center or are investigating doing so.

Depression
AspenStrong-  Mental Health Resources for the Roaring Fork Valley.
Aspen Hope Center- The Aspen Hope Center provides a wide variety of support services and community classes.
Mindsprings Health- An array of mental health services originally launched statewide as the Colorado Crisis Services network.

Diabetes
CDC Diabetes and Public Health Resource. Includes FAQs, publications and products, states-based diabetes programs, statistical analysis, special projects, and links.

Diabetic Lifestyle Recipes and practical information for managing diabetes.

Eating Disorder
Eating Disorders Awareness and Prevention, Inc. Basic information and materials. Includes tips for kids on preventing eating problems, resources for the prevention of eating disorders, educational materials.

Environmental Health
National Institute of Health Includes questions and answers; factsheets and pamphlets; environmental disease A to Z; NIEHS library resources.

General Medicine
National Library of Medicine Full text articles, numerous databases to search.
New England Journal of Medicine Online Gives complete text and allows research into the past three years' issues.

Grief
SIDS Network How to Help Grieving People is provided by Hospice of Southeastern Connecticut Bereavement Program taken from Understanding, Coping and Growing Through Grief by Therses S. Schoenceck. Offers suggestions of ways to help grieving people.

Healthcare Reform
Healthcare Reform A set of goals and policies for creating better, safer, more efficient and affordable healthcare in America.

Health-Related Organizations
Galaxy; The professional's guide includes topics such as aging, disabilities, diseases and discorders, emergency medicine, environmental health, exercise, female health, general health news, nutrition, and operative surgery.

The Merck Manual Lots of information on health topics, including the musculoskeletal system.

National Library of Medicine Full-text articles, numerous databases to search.

New England Journal of Medicine Gives complete text and allows research into the past three years' issues.

Heart Disease
American Heart Association Includes warning signs, an easy-to-use reference guide, publication, research, statistics, prevention, treatment, programs and products.

Holiday Food Safety
Countdown to the Holiday Fact Sheets Call the USDA Meat and Poultry Hotline at 1-888-MPHotline (674-6854) or send email to mphotline.fsis@usda.gov.

Immunization
Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices General recommendation on immunization and definitions.

Injury Prevention
Injury Control Resource Information Network Electronic libraries for public safety and injury prevention.
Kidssafe Childproofing Guide includes fire and burn safety; electrical safety; poison prevention; and home childproofing guide.

Mental Health
AspenStrong- Mental Health Resources for the Roaring Fork Valley.
Aspen Hope Center- The Aspen Hope Center provides a wide variety of support services and community classes.
Mindsprings Health- An array of mental health services originally launched statewide as the Colorado Crisis Services network.

Neurology
American Academy of Neurology This site addresses Alzheimer's and Parkinson's diseases, stroke, and migraines.

Nutrition
Tufts University What We Eat in America-results of the latest Continuing Survey of Food Intakes by Individuals and the Diet and Health Knowledge Survey.

Patient Education
University of Iowa Over 400 links to patient education materials. Includes patient information handouts from a wide variety of credible medical resources.

Physical Therapy
APTA Organization A very helpful informational tool about the profession of physical therapy.

American Academy of Neurology This site addresses Alzheimer's and Parkinson's diseases, stroke, and migraines.

Pain Mangement
Feldenkrais® Interesting information about Feldenkrais® methods, FAQs, and other Feldenkrais®-related internet resources.
Low Back Pain Provides general information on low back problems and the common causes. It also lists other back problems and conditions.
National Spinal Cord Injury Association Focuses on information for spinal cord-injured patients.

Seniors
Senior's Health Directory lists educational information related to the health issues of people over 60. Includes information of prevention, self-care, and health problems that are specific to this age group.

Spinal Cord Injury
National Spinal Cord Injury Association Focuses on information for spinal cord-injured patients.

Stress
The American Institute of Stress Informational packets can be obtained on any stress or health-related issue. Material is culled from both the scientific and lay literature, and is constantly updated. Some of the most frequently-requested topics include: job stress, stress management techniques, post traumatic stress disorder, stress and cardiovascular disease, stress and cancer, gender stress, stress in children, stress and aging, holiday stress and stress reduction effects of social support.

Teen Pregnancy
The National Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy Includes related sites, facts and statistics, resources for parents, and campaign publications.

Violence & Abusive Behavior
Family Support America Family support programs and the prevention of child abuse. Includes overview and models of child abuse prevention programs.

West Nile Virus
Fight the Bite West Nile Virus prevention and education.
 

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