Listing of health related Web sites and books - Succeed in Staying Healthy. Key words: doctors, medicine, arthritis, cancer colds, flu, sleep, heartburn, indigestion, exercise, workouts, trans fat, migraine, cookware, hospitals, disease, injury, physicians, Ron Kurtus, School for Champions. Copyright © Restrictions
by Ron Kurtus (revised 11 January 2013)
The following material consists of health related resources. If you have any suggested additions or corrections to this list, let us know.
- Basic health information
- Colds and flu
- Drug abuse
- Fat in diet
- Government health sites
- Medical organizations
- Migraine headaches
- Sleep disorders
- Waterless cooking
- Workout plateaus
- Other health
Warning on health web sites
There are a number of Web sites that specialize in providing information about human health information. Some of these sites provide good information, while other sites may provide misleading or outdated advice. There is also the concern that some so-called health sites are really fronts for companies selling medical products or services.
The reason to use an health-oriented Web site should be to get some preliminary information on a health issue before you go to the doctor. You should always check several sites for the same information to get a broader view of the opinions offered. Considering the mistakes that doctors often make in some diagnoses, you can expect even more possible misinformation when something is offered for free.
Still, I feel you can get some good information from many of these health Web sites.
Quack Watch - Site about medical fraud and quackery
About.com Arthritis - Clearinghouse of arthritis information
Arthritis Foundation - Information, plus details on research for a cure
Arthritis.com - Commercial site with good arthritis information
Doctor's Guide - Arthritis - Site for medical professionals
Mesothelioma & Asbestos Cancer Resource Center - Comprehensive resource on the topic of asbestos and its health effects
Basic health information
Achoo - Healthcare portal
All Health - A well-done site with good information
Discovery Health - Gives clear, simple information
Health A-to-Z - Family health site
High Index > Health - Listing of health articles on various topics
Inteli-Health - Emphasizes preventive medicine
Mayo Clinic Health Oasis - Excellent site, with clear explanations plus depth
Med Web Plus - Health science information
On Health - provides basic information
The Health Network - Easy to use, but information quality varies
The Med Engine - Reports from medical journals
ThriveOnline - Includes multiple perspectives on health issues
Web MD - Very comprehensive information
Web Med Lit - Extensive access to medical journals
VHI Health - In-depth health site
The following resources can be used to find out more about cancer.
The Breast Clinic - Explains breast physiology and related medical issues
Breast Cancer Info - Provides information in effort to eradicate breast cancer
Susan Love MD - Online community with emphasis on taking charge of your life
Breast Cancer Decision Guide - Information to help make treatment decisions
Keeping Your Kids Safe & Healthy - Articles from SafeKids.co.uk
Colds and flu
The Common Cold - British site dedicated to cold treatments
National Foundation for Infections Diseases: Influenza - Advice on treating the flu
What You Need to Know About the 2012-13 Flu Season - From Online Nurse Practioner Programs
Understanding Diabetes - KwikMed.org
Type 2 Diabetes - Extensive information from HealthLine.com
DrugWatch.com - Helping Consumers Affected by Dangerous Drugs
The following resources can be used to find out more about eye care:
Fat in diet
The following resources can be used to find out more about fat and trans fat:
American Heart Association Information about heart disease prevention and treatment.
National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute Information on low-fat diets, heart disease and cholesterol.
The Harvard School of Public Health Discussion of trans fat, proposed labeling changes and alternatives to trans fat.
Know Your Fats: The Complete Primer for Understanding the Nutrition of Fats, Oils and Cholesterol by Mary G. Enig. Bethesda Press, 2000, $29.95. Well-researched guide, answering questions about fats.
Eater's Choice: A Food Lover's Guide to Lower Cholesterol by Ron Goor, Nancy Goor, and Barry Estabrook. Houghton Mifflin, 1999, $17.00. Provides useful information about diet and heart disease, including a discussion of trans fats. Includes collection of low-fat recipes.
Government health sites
Food and Drug Administration - Health news and topics
Health Finder - Basic health information from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Med Line Plus - Health information from the National Institute of Health
The following resources can be used to find out more about heartburn.
American Gastroenterological Association (AGA) News and tips on digestive health.
American College of Gastroenterology Information about gastrointestinal conditions.
HealthBoards.com Message board lets you share information with others who have digestive disorders.
Stop the Heartburn: What You Can Do to Reduce Your Symptoms of One of America's Most Common Health Problems by David S. Utley, M.D. and Kathryn M. Utley. Lagado Publishing 1997, $8.95. Guide offers practical advice for preventing and managing heartburn and GERD.
Good Food for Bad Stomachs by Henry D. Janowitz, M.D. Oxford University Press, 1998, $13.95. Examines relationship between field and digestive disorders and offers diet plans to help alleviate symptoms of heartburn, GERD, and other conditions.
Gastrointestinal Health by Steven R. Peikin, M.D. HarperCollins, 1999, $15.00. An approach to reducing heartburn and GERD that combines a healthy diet, exercise, stress management, and medication.
American Botanical Council - Information on the use of herbs
The following resources can be used to find out more about migraines.
National Headache Foundation Resources for headache sufferers, along with information on treatment options and support groups.
JAMA Migraine Information Center Journal of the American Medical Association site has information on headache research, migraine causes, diagnosis, and treatment.
American Council for Headache Education Current headache news, information, and discussion forums. You can set up your own online headache diary to help your doctor diagnose your condition.
Migraine Awareness Group The National Migraine Association offers tips for living with migraines, a discussion of treatments, and a section that debunks common migraine myths.
American College of Physicians Home Medical Guide: Migraine and Other Headaches edited by David R. Goldmann, M.D., and David A. Horowitz, M.D., Dorling Kindersley Publishing, 2000, $6.95. A primer on various types of headaches, this book describes causes, symptoms, and remedies.
National Sleep Foundation - Raises awareness about sleep
Shuteye Online - Commercial site with information concerning sleep problems
SleepNet - Guide to sleep disorders
Young Adult Sleep Disorders - Focused on young people with sleep problems.
The Sleep Site - Hospital site with helpful information on sleep disorders.
Websites about bottled water
Bottled Water Quality Investigation - From Environmental Working Group
Bottled Water -Pure Drink or Pure Hype? - Natural Resouces Defense Council
The following resources can be used to find out more about safe well water:
Safe Drinking Water from Wells in Flooded Areas by Barb Liukkonen of the University of Minnesota Extension (1993).
Private wells with contaminated water supplies can be cleansed by Univ. Of Minnesota Extension (1997).
Disinfection of Wells by Alaska Environmental Health Division.
Disinfecting Your Drinking Water by Clallam County, WA.
After a flood, disinfect drinking water for safety by Washington State Dept. of Health.
Disinfection of Home Wells and Springs by Pennsylvania Dept. of Environmental Protection.
"Bacteria Presence in Water Wells" by the National Ground Water Association.
Healthy cooking with waterless/greaseless cookware:
Healthy Meat and Potatoes by Charles Knight, H.P. Books (2001) $16.95. Cookbook on using waterless/greaseless cookware from creator of Health Craft cookware.
The following resources can be used to find out more about workouts. (If you have other good resources, let me know about them.)
Fitness Online Stories from major fitness publications on sports and exercise.
Dr Koop Fitness Center General fitness information, including an extensive library of exercises.
Asimba Online training programs, sending daily e-mails with instructions.
The Ultimate Workout Log: An Exercise Diary and Fitness Guide by Suzanne Schlosberg. Houghton Mifflin, 1998, $12 (paperback). This six-month fitness log helps track progress of your cardiovascular and weigh training workouts.
The Official Five Star Fitness Boot Camp Workout: The High-Energy Fitness Program for Men and Women by Andrew Flash and Paul Frediani, Hatherleigh Press, 1999, $14.95 No-nonsense guide lays out military training exercise regimens.
Dental X-Ray Use and Safety for Children - American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry
Radiation Exposure in X-ray and CT Examinations - RadiologyInfo.org
X-Ray Risks - Mayo Clinic
Are X-Rays Safe During Pregnancy? - FamilyDoctor.org
Radiation, how much is considered safe for humans? - Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) News
Diagnostic X-rays and Pregnancy - Health Canada
Occupational Exposure to Radiation - Health Canada
Radiation Exposure Limits - Nondestructive Testing Resource Center
Cabinet X-ray Systems - U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
Health Effects of Radiation - U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
X-rays - Succeed in Physics
- Alzheimers Education & Referral Service
- Rapid Recovery? Alzheimers Disease
- Mental Health Sanctuary
- Breast Cancer Detection Procedure
- Cancer Center
- Congenital Heart Disease
- Diabetes Overview
- Down Syndrome
- Eating Disorders
- Flu Watch
- Heart Failure Society
- Hurried Woman Syndrome
- Irritable Bowel Syndrome
- Juvenile Diabetes
- Mental Health Assoc. of Milw.
- Norwalk Virus
- Pancreatic Cancer
- Pertussis (Whooping Cough)
- Prostate Cancer Info
- Restless Leg Syndrome
- Spasmodic Torticollis
- Understanding Chemotherapy
- West Nile Virus Alert
You can use these resources to find out information on health issues, before you see a doctor.
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