Here are just a few of the many resources available online. If there is one you’ve found particularly helpful, please let me know, and I will share it with our readers. Check back often, I’ll add more resources as I find them.
AAAOMonline.org – The American Association of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine provides education, occupational resources, media support, and legislative advocacy to further access to quality healthcare in the United States.
NCCAOM.org – The website of the “National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine” provides resources to inform consumers about Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine.
Use the site to help you find qualified practitioners in your local area and read news and research about Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine.
NCCIH.org – Previously the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine, the NCCIH researches diverse medical and health care systems not considered part of conventional medicine.
NIH – ODS – The National Institutes of Health Office of Dietary Supplements, offers extensive information on vitamins, minerals, and other dietary supplements. Learn more about supplements, discover how to use them safely, and where to find them.
Life After early Breast Cancer – Improving Your Chance of Staying Cancer Free
National Breast Cancer Centre. Established in 1995 by the Australian Government, their mission is to reduce mortality and improve the well-being of women diagnosed with breast or ovarian cancer.
Breast Cancer Care is the United Kingdom’s leading provider of breast cancer information and support. Has information about breast self-exam.
Center for Disease Control and Prevention – has good information and resources available. They have a list of places you can call or visit online to find free and/or low-cost mammograms (as well as pap smears).
Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation is one of several organizations that make it possible for women without means to obtain a free or discounted mammogram. Excellent information as well as instructions for performing a breast self-exam.
The Breast Cancer Site raises money for women needing mammograms. Sponsors advertising on this site donate money for mammograms depending on the number of “clicks” made daily. Lots of good information.
National Breast Cancer Foundation is partnered with The Breast Cancer site to provide mammograms and support to women.
American Cancer Society Lots of information on all types of cancer – prevention, detection, treatment options and support resources.
Y-ME National Breast Cancer Organization has a 24-hour hotline to answer questions, provide support as well as other support services and educational programs.
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center is a leading cancer treatment and research facility in the US. This portion of their website has excellent information for all sorts of cancer screening self-exams, including a video that is available free to readers on doing a breast self-exam.
Society for Women’s Health Research – The Society for Women’s Health Research is the nation’s only non-profit organization whose mission is to improve the health of all women through research, education, and advocacy. The Society encourages the study of sex differences between women and men that affect the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of disease.
Womenshealth.gov – Information published by the Office on Women’s Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
American Heart Association – An educational site providing information about heart health, risk factors, available treatments, and prevention.
Office on Women’s Health – Education and information about heart disease and stroke in women. Information on heart-healthy eating, stress and the effects on health, and correlation with diabetes.
Viral Hepatitis – Information from the CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) about hepatitis: statistics, guidelines, and resources for patients and professionals.
Hepatitis C – Testing Recommendations – Should you get tested for Hepatitis C? Find out CDC’s testing recommendations for hepatitis C virus infection.
The National Eye Institute provides a range of information, education, and resources about your the health of your eyes and vision. Learn about common eye conditions and diseases, discover what you can do to keep your eyes healthy, and find out what treatments are available.