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National Women's Health Resource Center (NWHRC)

The not-for-profit National Women's Health Resource Center (NWHRC) is the leading independent health information source for women. NWHRC develops and distributes up-to-date and objective women's health information based on the latest advances in medical research and practice.

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How To Protect Yourself Against Lyme Disease

Lyme disease is the most common tick-borne disorder in the United States. Lyme disease can affect the joints, nervous system, heart, skin, and eyes.

Oh, by the way...why am I losing my hair?

May 1, 2006. By: Sharon T. Phelan, MD. Contemporary OB/GYN Registration Required

Influenza Symptoms, Protection, and What to Do If You Get Sick

Page last modified January 14, 2006

Depression: What You Should Know

When doctors talk about depression, they mean the medical illness called major depression. Someone with major depression has symptoms like those listed in the box below nearly every day, all day, for two weeks or longer. If you're depressed, you may also have headaches, other aches and pains, stomach problems, and problems with sex. An older person with depression may feel confused or have trouble understanding simple requests. Copyright © 2006 American Academy of Family Physicians.

Vascular Disease Foundation

Established in 1998 the Vascular Disease Foundation (VDF) is the only multidisciplinary national public 501(c)(3) non-profit organization focused on vascular diseases with the sole purpose of providing public education and improving awareness about vascular diseases. The mission of the VDF is to reduce death and disability from vascular diseases and improve vascular health for all Americans.

The World's Healthiest Foods List, A-Z

© 2002-2005 The George Mateljan Foundation

Welcome to Precision BioLogic

In the coagulation lab, you want confidence in the results you are reporting. You want to do things quickly and get it right the first time.

Quick Tips: When Getting Medical Tests"

AHRQ Publication No. 01-0040b, May 2002. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD.

Deciphering Medspeak

Like millions of Americans, you have probably read a newspaper or magazine article, tuned into a radio or television program, or searched the Internet to find answers to health questions. If so, you have probably encountered "medspeak," the specialized language of health professionals. The Medical Library Association has developed "Deciphering Medspeak" to help you translate common "medspeak" terms. You'll also find some tips on how to identify quality health care information on the Internet.


MedlinePlus will direct you to information to help answer health questions. 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.

Does your doctor's lingo have you in a tizzy?

By Dr. Judith Reichman "Today" show contributor Updated: 1:08 p.m. ET Sept. 20, 2005

Venous Access Port Problems

Last Updated: July 15, 2001

The importance of health literacy

Millions of people in the US are unable to adequately understand basic health information, and the consequences can be grave

MedSpeak Glossary of Terms

Click on MedSpeak. The Medical Library Association has developed "Deciphering Medspeak" to help you translate common "medspeak" terms. You'll also find some tips on how to identify quality health care information on the Internet.

Next Steps After Your Diagnosis: Finding Information and Support

Next Steps After Your Diagnosis offers general advice for people with almost any disease or condition. And it has tips to help you learn more about your specific problem and how it can be treated.

Frantic patients, lonely decisions on treatment

The New York Times, MONDAY, AUGUST 15, 2005

Emotional Health: What You Should Know

People with good emotional health are in control of their thoughts, feelings, and the way they act. They feel good about themselves and have good relationships. They can keep problems under control. It's important to remember that even people with good emotional health can sometimes have emotional problems or mental illness. But people with good emotional health have learned how to cope with stress and problems. Copyright © 2006 American Academy of Family Physicians.

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Information on Support Hose also has some links to articles related to DVT and pulmonary embolisms.

Articles, news, information, video webcasts, message forums and chat rooms, email, books, resource directory and more.

Quick Tips: When Talking with Your Doctor"

AHRQ Publication No. 01-0040a, May 2002. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD.

Valley is a site that focuses on achieving success. The inspirational stories of success posted by our members will help give you the motivation and confidence to overcome similar struggles in your life.

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Stress: How to Cope with Life's Challenges

Stress is caused by the body's instinct to defend itself. This instinct is good to have in emergencies, such as getting out of the way of a speeding car. But it can cause physical problems if it goes on for too long. When you have stress caused by life's daily challenges, your body has to work overtime, with no place to put all the extra energy. This can make you feel anxious, afraid, worried, and uptight. Copyright © 2006 American Academy of Family Physicians.

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