Valid websites for information on specific diseases or conditions:
- American Cancer Society: www.cancer.org
A nationwide, community-based voluntary health organization and official site to the American Cancer Society.
- American Heart Association: www.americanheart.org
The official site of the American Heart Association, which provides information on how to reduce disability and death from cardiovascular diseases and stroke.
- American Institute for Preventive Medicine: www.healthylife.com
The official site of the American Institute for Preventive Medicine dedicated to correcting poor health habits step-by-step.
- Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA): www.aafa.org
The AAFA’s official site dedicated to improving the quality of life for people with asthma and allergies and their caregivers through education, advocacy and research.
- National Arthritis Foundation: www.arthritis.org
Official site of the National Arthritis Foundation, the only national non-profit organization that supports the more than 100 types of arthritis and related conditions with advocacy programs, services, and research.
- National Mental Health Association (NMHA): www.nmha.org
Official site of the National Health Association, the country’s oldest and largest nonprofit organization addressing all aspects of mental health and mental illness.
Valid web sites for general health information:
- Dr. Koop: www.drkoop.com
Provides health care and medication information on numerous health care topics.
- Health Finder: www.healthfinder.gov
General health information from A to Z.
- Healthy People 2010: www.health.gov/healthypeople/
The Healthy People 2010 site challenges individuals, communities, and professionals to take specific steps to ensure that good health, as well as long life, are enjoyed by all.
- Healthy People 2010: www.health.gov/healthypeople/
A statement of national health objectives designed to identify the most significant preventable threats to health and to establish national goals to reduce these threats.
- Mayo Clinic: www.mayoclinic.com
Provides useful and up-to-date information and tools to answer your health-related questions. Gives you access to the experience and knowledge of the more than 2,000 physicians and scientists of the Mayo Clinic.
- MEDLINEplus: www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/
A goldmine of good health information from the world’s largest medical library, the National Library of Medicine. There are also lists of hospitals and physicians, a medical encyclopedia and medical dictionary, health information in Spanish, extensive information on prescription and nonprescription drugs, health information from the media, and links to thousands of clinical trials.
- WebMD: www.Webmd.com
Provides services that help physicians, consumers, providers, and health plans navigate the complexity of the healthcare system.
- The Wellness Councils of America (WELCOA): www.welcoa.org
The Wellness Councils of America is dedicated to helping organizations of all kinds build and sustain results-oriented wellness programs.
Valid web sites for nutrition and prevention information:
- The American Society for Nutritional Sciences: www.asns.org/
A premier research society dedicated to improving the quality of life through the science of nutrition.
- Food and Nutrition Information Center: www.nal.usda.gov/fnic/
A leader in online global nutrition information, the NFIC Web site contains over 2,000 links to current and reliable nutrition information.
- Government Guide; Dieting and Nutrition: http://www.governmentguide.com/health_and_safety/health/health_by_topic/nutrition.adp?id=16101720
Find federal, state, and local government resources on dieting and nutrition. Topics include food labeling, dietary supplements, weight loss, nutrition and aging, and more.
- Nutrition Navigator: www.navigator.tufts.edu
The Tufts University Nutrition Navigator is the first online rating and review guide that is designed to help you sort through the large volume of nutrition information on the Internet and find accurate, useful nutrition information you can trust.
Valid web sites for fitness information:
- American Dietetic Association (ADA): www.eatright.org
With nearly 70,000 members, the American Dietetic Association is the nation’s largest organization of food and nutrition professionals. ADA serves the public by promoting optimal nutrition, health, and well-being.
- Ediets: www.ediets.com
The largest subscription-based online diet, fitness, and counseling network.
- Fitness Jumpsite: www.primusweb.com/fitnesspartner
Provides quality fitness, health, and nutrition related information and education across the globe as well as contributes to the awareness and momentum of the health and fitness movement by providing resources and support that will cultivate happy, healthy, and fit lifestyles.
- Healthy Weight Network: www.healthyweight.net
Authoritative, scientific research on dieting, the failure of weight loss programs, eating disorders, obesity, size acceptance, and diet.
- Men’s Fitness Online: www.mensfitness.com
Written for the sophisticated man who knows what he wants, Men’s Fitness delivers the tools he needs to perform to his maximum potential.
- National Association of Health and Fitness (NAHF): www.physicalfitness.org
The official site of the National Association for Health and Fitness (NAHF), a non-profit organization that exists to improve the quality of life for individuals in the United States through the promotion of physical fitness, sports, and healthy lifestyles.