MEDICAL RESOURCES

 

 

Disclaimer: Some of these sites may be sponsored by legal teams. While the information on the ones chosen to be posted on this page have excellent information for the medical problem shown, be aware there also might be a financial motivation involved.

 

 

"Cerebral Palsy Guidance was created to provide answers and assistance to parents of a child with cerebral palsy. Our goal is to reach as many members of the cerebral palsy community as possible, building up a network of support, as well as providing necessary assistance.  We cover cerebral palsy from all angles–from symptoms, causes, and treatment, to daily living information, such as communication and transitioning to adulthood articles." - Cerebral Palsy Guidance

Please click on graphic for more information

Assessment Of The Safety Of Allogeneic Umbilical Cord Blood Infusions In Children With Cerebral Palsy - ClinicalTrials

 

 

"Welcome to Birth Injury Center – A comprehensive website dedicated to promoting awareness of common birth injuries and their causes. Our mission is to help users find helpful information on devastating birth injuries and their symptoms, causes, and treatment options. We strive to provide up to date medical and legal information related to common birth injuries in the United States. As our organization continues to grow, we will be providing more expansive information common birth injuries for everyone." - AboutUs

 

 

 

 

"Since 1988, over 35,000 patients have received a cord blood transplant, with thousands receiving therapy every year. The list of diseases treated with cord blood has more than doubled in the past 8 years, and includes dangerous conditions like leukemia, lymphoma and anemia. However, many parents are still unaware of the medical advances behind cord blood banking, and the benefits of storing, or donating, your child's umbilical cord. When you decide to store your baby's cord blood, you are protecting your family from over 80 different diseases, with more treatments added every year." - Cord Blood Center

Visit Their Site Today: Cord Blood Center

Click here to download a new parental guide to reference and walk through the donating/banking process. (2016)

A Very Important Mission

THEIR "goal is to provide information for expectant mothers and families considering cord blood banking - we want to help you find the right option for your loved ones.

Whether you choose private banking for the safety of your family, or public banking to help patients in need of a transplant, The Cord Blood Center is committed to giving you relevant, up-to-date information on benefits, pricing and current research for cord blood stem cells."

(Note: Cord Blood Center is involved in umbilical cord blood donations from only live births.)

 

 

 

 

"Your baby’s umbilical cord is a magical thing. It is chocked full of valuable, non-controversial stem cells that are the building blocks of the human body—organs, tissues, blood and immune system. These powerful stem cells are giving medical researchers a powerful tool in the fight against degenerative diseases." - Core23biobank

Visit Their Site Today: Core23biobank

Frequently Asked Questions

 

Why Core 23

Our name, Core23, is derived from the 23 chromosome base pairs that make up everyone’s DNA. These “Core 23” chromosomes provide all the information needed to begin and sustain life. By storing your child’s cord blood, you have the ability to help treat potentially life-threatening diseases and save the life of a family member in need.

Core 23 Biobank is a nationwide company with more core blood educators per patient than any other core blood bank in the country. The extent of our expertise is complemented by our dedication to outstanding customer service. Core 23 Biobank provides local resources to answer your questions and offer the most helpful, personalized service in the industry. - Core23bloodbank - About Us

 

 

 

 

Note about schools on map. "The more than 600 schools included on the GetYourCare.org map have reported/been identified as providing girls’ and women’s health care services at “school-based health centers” on location. Thus, the school serves as a very real option for girls and young women in the area who need healthcare." - Get Your Care

 

"The alternative centers on this map can, or already do, receive federal funds for women’s health care. As a matter of federal law, no federal funds can be used for abortion. So whether or not they perform abortions is not relevant to whether women can receive quality comprehensive health care at the alternate centers on this map." - Get Your Care

"GetYourCare.org was created to show that women have real choices when it comes to health care. All across America, thousands of low-cost health centers offer women and their families high-quality health care. The centers here are only the federal-funds eligible facilities – for now. Our team will be updating the interactive maps in coming weeks to include many more low-cost and free community clinics and private women’s health providers who accept Medicaid patients! See what’s available in your state.

The dots represent health care centers which have been identified primarily from two separate lists: Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHC) and Rural Health Centers (RHC). Federally Qualified Health Centers and Rural Health Centers are health clinics which are federally funded and require a certain set of services. For a more in depth explanation of the required qualifications, and an overview of the similarities and differences between these types of centers, click here." - GetYourCare

 

 

Donate to over 30 respected charities for the poor or natural disasters, from the Red Cross to Chatholic Charities. Donate to over 30 respected charities for the poor or natural disasters, from the Red Cross to Catholic Charities.

 

 

"The Consumer Justice Foundation is not a law firm and it is not run by lawyers or attorneys nor is it a website funded by a large corporation. We are everyday people just like you." - Consumer Justice About Us

 

Top 10 Medical Stories from Harvard Medical School

FDA-Approved First Shingles Vaccine

Drug Injury Watch

Track Your Medical Costs

 

KwikMed only purchases medications through internationally respected pharmaceutical companies that have been licensed by the Food and Drug Administration.  KwikMed is fully HIPAA-compliant and promises absolute confidentiality and privacy.  Its list of 200,000-plus customers is NOT made available to anyone, including other companies.
Americans need a reliable online pharmacy, and our research of Kwikmed shows it to be cutting edge on serving its customers. FIK receives no fees or funds for displaying this link.

 

 

"Our goal is to supply important and helpful information about your prescriptions. We do this by leveraging an active community of users and by sharing important updates about the safety of specific drugs." - Recall Guide
Never miss an "Alert" from the FDA about your meds. - RecallGuide
Check the Recall Guide's list of drugs recalled by FDA

 

 

"Our team of researchers and dangerous drug and product experts are passionate about keeping you informed.  Recall Report was created to alert the public to the latest information on dangerous drugs and products. With hundreds of suspected or confirmed dangerous drugs and products on the market, the up-to-date information we provide on recalls, alerts, and side effects is vital to keeping your family safe." - About Us

 

 

"Website features practical information and tips to help Americans build healthier diets based on USDA's new food guidance icon, MyPlate. MyPlate replaces MyPyramid as the government's primary food group symbol and is designed to remind Americans to eat healthfully."  -  Nutritian.gov
Revised Food Pyramid

 

Added Links Recommended By Public Health Foundation, Washington, DC.

- The Food & Nutrition Information Center -

- Nutritional Values For Common Foods And Products -

- Nutritional Facts -

___________________________________________

 

Medicare Drug List
Source - Humana
Check out Humana's innovative One-Card System for senior's medical needs, called the Humana Medicare Advantage and Prescription Drug Plan.

 

Licensed to market and sell health insurance in all 50 states and the District of Columbia, eHealthInsurance has developed partnerships with more than 150 health insurance companies, offering more than 5,000 health insurance products online.

 

Personal Electronic Medical Screening

| Diabetes Forecast | Fitness and Stress Sensing | iHealth | iPhone ECG | Wireless Technology |

 

Mayo Clinic's Symptom Checker |

 

Freefoto.com, your source for excellent images for purchase or free for use on non-commercial Web sites.

Freefoto.com, your source for excellent images for purchase or free for use on non-commercial Web sites.

DRUG STORE CHAINS

CVS

. . . pharmacy is made up of 110,000 dedicated men and women in over 4,100 stores, 9 distribution centers, regional offices, PharmaCare headquarters, and the Store Support Center in Woonsocket, Rhode Island.

National Association of Chain Drug Stores

. . . is the country's largest pharmacy organization. NACDS membership consists of more than 210 chain community pharmacy companies. Collectively, chain community pharmacy comprises the largest component of pharmacy practice with over 107,000 FTE pharmacists. The chain community pharmacy industry is comprised of 20,500 traditional chain drug stores, 8,800 supermarket pharmacies, and nearly 6,300 mass merchant pharmacies.

Rite Aid

Corporation is one of the nation's leading drugstore chains, combining its modern store base, strong brand name, modern distribution centers and superior pharmacy technology with a talented team of approximately 72,000 full and part-time associates serving customers in 28 states and the District of Columbia. Rite Aid currently operates approximately 3400 stores.

Savon

Purchased by CVS in 2013.

Walgreens

. . . promotes health initiatives, your source for comprehensive pharmacy benefit management services including mail service, home care, and specialty pharmacy services.

Welcome to Drugs.com, the most popular, comprehensive and up-to-date drug information resource available online. Fast, easy searching on over 24,000 prescription and over the counter medicines.

-

RESEARCH / LIBRARIES / MEDICAL NEWS

"How Much Should We Eat?"

Asbestos.com

The Mesothelioma Center is the Internet's leading resource for information about asbestos exposure, mesothelioma cancer and other asbestos related illnesses. Our mission is to save lives and put an end to the epidemic of asbestos by educating the public on the real and eminent dangers of asbestos.

Complete Home Medical Guide

. . . from Columbia University's consumer health Guide.

eMedicine

. . . Launched in 1996, eMedicine.com comprises the largest and most current Clinical Knowledge Base available to physicians and health professionals. Nearly 10,000 physician authors and editors contribute to the eMedicine Clinical Knowledge Base, which contains articles on 7,000 diseases and disorders. The evidence-based content-updated 24/7-provides the latest practice guidelines in 62 medical specialties. eMedicine's professional content undergoes 4 levels of physician peer review plus an additional review by a PharmD. eMedicine's professional and institutional subscription site is www.iMedicine.com.

MedicineNet

. . . MedicineNet.com is an online, healthcare media publishing company. It provides easy-to-read, in-depth, authoritative medical information for consumers via its robust, user-friendly, interactive web site. Since 1996, MedicineNet.com has had a highly accomplished, uniquely experienced team of qualified executives in the fields of medicine, healthcare, Internet technology, and business to bring you the most comprehensive, sought after healthcare information anywhere.

MerckSource

. . . is an excellent source for requesting medical information. Just click on the site's Resource Library tab for access to ten different medical resource libraries! Merck Pharmaceutical was ranked as one of three pharmaceutical companies with the strongest commitment to research and development by the market research firm Scott-Levin Doctors.

National Committee for Quality Assurance

. . . rates health-insurance plans.

Pub Med

. . . provides information for ongoing drug trials.

ReCap

features a clinical trials database covering more than 850 compounds in development and their manufacturers.

WebMD

. . . has free articles from Reuters Medical News along with access to their MedLine database and related online chat rooms.

Yahoo! Medical/Pharmaceutical News

. . . monitors daily development and events from the health industry.

SPECIFIC DISEASES AND AILMENTS

Allergy News

. . . is a major gateway from Science Daily for up-to-date allergy information.

American Academy of Dermatology

. . . has everything you wanted to know about skin conditions.

American Heart Association

The American Heart Association is a national voluntary health agency whose mission is to reduce disability and death from cardiovascular diseases and stroke.

The mission statement was affirmed by the Delegate Assembly at its meetings of June 1993, June 1996 and June 1999. The mission statement undergoes a formal review process every third year.

American Podiatric Medical Association

. . . will locate a podiatrist in your area.

Amgen Corporation

. . . focuses primarily in five therapeutic Areas: Cancer Biology, Inflammation, Metabolic Disorders, Neurology, and Hematology.

Cancer.gov

. . . is the National Cancer Institute's information center for patients and health professionals.

Click here for the site that promotes funds for free mammograms.

Your click on the "Fund Free Mammograms" button helps fund free mammograms, paid for by site sponsors whose ads appear after you click and provided to women in need through the efforts of the National Breast Cancer Foundation to low-income, inner-city and minority women, whose awareness of breast cancer and opportunity for help is often limited.

The Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation

The Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation’s award-winning Web site provides up-to-the-minute information about research findings, local outreach programs, volunteer opportunities, events and Komen Foundation programs and partners.

Breastcancer.org

Breastcancer.org is a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing the most reliable, complete, and up-to-date information about breast cancer.

Their mission is to help women and their loved ones make sense of the complex medical and personal information about breast cancer, so they can make the best decisions for their lives.

Cancer Treatment Centers

Although Cancer Treatment Centers of America developed the Patient Empowerment Medicine model long before we coined the term, it's a concept foreign to most patients.

Although Cancer Treatment Centers of America developed the Patient Empowerment Medicine model long before we coined the term, it's a concept foreign to most patients. That's because it is practiced by only a handful of care providers. The extent to which it is offered is limited to the fields of the healing arts and alternative medicine. There are, to be sure, no other multi-disciplinary cancer centers that have embraced this philosophy of care.

National Foundation for Cancer Research (NFCR)

The National Foundation for Cancer Research (NFCR) was founded in 1973 to support cancer research in the laboratory. NFCR research conducted at both the cellular and molecular levels is leading to better prevention, earlier diagnosis, new treatments and eventually a cure of cancer. By supporting the best ideas of the best minds and by facilitating collaboration among NFCR Project Directors, advances in one field contribute to discoveries in another. This is what NFCR's "Laboratory Without Walls" makes possible.

Information on CT-Scans for Lung Cancer

Check with your doctor on this popular checkup. But we were told these scans are not so simple, using 10-times the radiation needed for a normal scan. This then raises the question , "If no early cancer is detected, just when do you get your next scan and then how many times during your remaining lifetime?"

The American Society of Dermatology Melanoma Skin Lesion Chart

Melanoma kills when gone undetected in its very early stages. PLEASE check with your doctor on how you can visually scan your own body for possible melanoma skin lesions on any part on your body.

Using the chart below, you can begin to sense when something doesn't look right and to make an immediate appointment with your dermatologist. But be sure you request to be fully undressed when visiting. Some doctors may only check where you say you think the problem is located on your skin.

My wife, accidentally finding a dermatologist that unexpectedly had her totally undress, had her life saved, a melanoma discovered in its early stages, her having no idea it was there. They say if you don't develop cancer after five years of discovering a melanoma, all the cancer cells were probably removed from the surgery. This surgery can be extensive, as its objective is to seek out and find any potential migrating cells away from the lesion.

Check your skin every month, especially if you have lived in a sunny climate during your life, or in the mountains.

Compliments of the American Academy of Dermatology

Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center

"Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center — the world's oldest and largest private cancer center — has devoted more than 125 years to exceptional patient care, innovative research, and outstanding educational programs. Today, we are one of 41 National Cancer Institute–designated Comprehensive Cancer Centers, with state-of-the-art science flourishing side by side with clinical studies and treatment.

The close collaboration between our physicians and scientists is one of our unique strengths, enabling us to provide patients with the best care available as we work to discover more-effective strategies to prevent, control, and ultimately cure cancer in the future. Our education programs train future physicians and scientists, and the knowledge and experience they gain at Memorial Sloan-Kettering has an impact on cancer treatment and biomedical research around the world." - About Us

Cancerhelper.com

This site provides information on helping you to detect cancer early, allowing you a better chance of leading a healthy life by being smart about your body. You can read about general symptoms along with signs you might look for that may signal different types of cancer. The main benefit of Cancerhelper.com to us is that it lists many cancer sites on the Web that may interest you or help you with your situation.

Curry fights prostate cancer, study finds

Ladies, if you love your man, give him cauliflower curry with a side of kale for dinner. It may stave off prostate cancer, according to research released yesterday by Rutgers University. Though they don't often make the favorite menus of most men, cauliflower and kale -- along with cabbage, broccoli, brussels sprouts, kohlrabi, watercress and turnips -- contain a chemical that is a significant cancer-preventive . . . read more.

Human Genome Project

. . . Begun formally in 1990, the U.S. Human Genome Project was a 13-year effort coordinated by the U.S. Department of Energy and the National Institutes of Health. The project originally was planned to last 15 years, but rapid technological advances accelerated the completion date to 2003. Project goals were to identify all the approximately 20,000-25,000 genes in human DNA,
determine the sequences of the 3 billion chemical base pairs that make up human DNA, store this information in databases, improve tools for data analysis, transfer related technologies to the private sector, and address the ethical, legal, and social issues (ELSI) that may arise from the project.

Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center

. . . will help you a specialist who treats a specific cancer.

 

Treat Mesothelioma

"Since we’ve partnered with mesothelioma specialists, we are kept up-to-date on all research, treatments and clinical trials. We live to connect mesothelioma and asbestos victims to the latest and most innovative mesothelioma treatments available." . . . Read More

 

Mesothelioma  Group

"We’re a small team of healthcare professionals, patient advocates, and communication specialists who have one goal: to lead the way in supporting and encouraging mesothelioma patients and their families." - Mesothelioma Group Mission Statement.

"Among other benefits, The Mesothelioma Group reports it will provide an information package that "includes the hard copy version of our award winning eBook along with our supplementary help resources. Our popular package will help you improve your prognosis, raise awareness about the disease, and learn from other mesothelioma patients." . . . Read More

Mesothelioma Help

Group helps patients and caregivers to work together.

"MesotheliomaHelp, America’s Mesothelioma Resource, is one of the web’s primary resources for information on malignant mesothelioma and other asbestos-related diseases. Our team of writers, supporters and sponsors of this site are dedicated to bringing the latest, most comprehensive mesothelioma information to patients, families and caregivers. Our goal is to provide the appropriate information to families battling mesothelioma to empower them to participate in making the decisions about their care, and to offer some measure of hope and support." - Read More

"MesotheliomaSymptoms.com is dedicated to helping mesothelioma victims and their families." -  Mesothelioma Symptoms

Inside you'll find the comprehensive symptoms, diagnosis and treatment information you need to fight this devastating disease. -  Mesothelioma Symptoms

If you need legal assistance with a Mesothelioma issue, you can contact Mesothelioma Symptoms. Please read their disclaimer page, as with any Web site that provides legal assistance on medical issues. Always talk to your physician and local legal representatives first before going outside your local area. - Webmaster

Note: Mesothelioma Symptoms provides a packet that includes a book on comprehensive mesothelioma symptoms, that includes diagnosis and treatment information visitors may find helpful in fighting this disease.

 

"No one gets left behind.  To that end, we strive to provide veterans diagnosed with any asbestos illness the best information, advice and assistance we possibly can.  From filing for VA Disability Compensation, to helping veterans find the best medical treatment, we never stop fighting.." - Mesothelioma Veterans

"The Mesothelioma Veterans Center was created to provide information and assistance to veterans regarding treatment, clinical trials, and VA benefits for veterans suffering from asbestos illnesses. The MVC was founded by retired Navy LCDR Carl Jewett. Commander Jewett is a VA-accredited claims agent and has helped hundreds of veterans get approved for their VA benefits after developing mesothelioma or asbestos related lung cancer from their asbestos exposure in the military." - Mesothelioma Veterans

Mesothelioma From Serving In The Navy

 

National Institute of Diabetes and Kidney Diseases

. . . discusses diabetic issues including weight control.

. . . offers clinical trials for orphan products that treat rare diseases where only a small numbers of people are affected.
. . . in 2004, YAMS, Inc. worked more on spreading awareness and creating inroads for future projects and growth ideas. The organization went national this in 2004 with MS Walk Teams covering the west coast in Portland, Oregon, Seattle, Washington, and Los Angeles, California. They raised over $20,000 last year.

YAMS sends out 3 newsletters a year to about 1,000 families. Click on their Web site to be added to their mailing list!

Today YAMS has raised over $ 150,000 in the fight against MS. Currently, this money goes to the National MS Society, which goes to fund research for treatment and for a cure for resources for people with MS in the community and to fund MS education.

Medicine for KIDS - Parent's version

On a typical weekday, KidsHealth gets more than 700,000 visits. One of the things that makes KidsHealth special is that it's really three sites in one: with sections for parents, for kids, and for teens.

Photo compliments of Freefoto.com

 

 

Other Medical Related Sites

Ask A Patient
Doctor Yourself
Dr Mirkin
eMedicine / Medscape
Mayo Clinic
MedScape
Merck
NewMediaExplorer
NewsTarget
Prevention
Surgery Door / UK
Vegsource

Compliments of Ray's Computer Tips

 

 

 

Warning!

The mold formed in old pancake, cake, and brownie box mix could kill! - 6/2006

 

Summary of the E-mail Rumor:

 A message with what the email says is a Dear Abby column.  It tells the story of a 14-year-old boy who had a severe reaction to what his mother determined to be pancakes made from an old mix.  The mother found a case on the Internet of a 19-year-old who died after eating out-of-date pancake mix.

 

The Truth:  

This Dear Abby article was published in newspapers in April  There's no indication that Jeanne Phillips, who writes Dear Abby, authenticated the story, but if it is true, it may be describing an allergic reaction such as to mold, which could have developed in the pancake mix.  If so, it's not a condition uniquely associated with pancake mixes but one that could develop in many foods.

The woman in the article refers to a 19-year-old who died from eating pancakes from an outdated mix. That is probably in reference to a report from the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Forensic Section Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston. 

It tells of an anaphylactic reaction in a 19-year-old who was known to have allergic reactions to a variety of substances.  He and his friends ate some pancakes made from a mix that had been opened and sitting on a shelf for approximately 2 years.  Two of the friends stopped eating the pancakes because they didn't like the taste.  The 19-year-old continued eating, started experiencing shortness of breath, and later died at a nearby clinic.

Source: Truth or Fiction


 

 

Each stamp is 45 cents. Order from USPO 20 self-adhesive for $9.00 or 100 for $45.00.

Order NOW From USPO

"To date, the stamp has raised tens of millions for breast cancer research. By law, 70 percent of the net amount raised is given to the National Institutes of Health and 30 percent is given to the Medical Research Program at the Department of Defense." USPO

 

 

 

 


"Freedom is Knowledge"