. . 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,
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.
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.
Purchased by CVS in 2013.
. . promotes health initiatives, your source for comprehensive
pharmacy benefit management services including mail service,
home care, and specialty pharmacy services.
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Home Medical Guide
. . . from Columbia University's consumer health Guide.
. . 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.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.
. . 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.
Committee for Quality Assurance
. . rates health-insurance plans.
. . provides information for ongoing drug trials.
a clinical trials database covering more than 850 compounds
in development and their manufacturers.
. . has free articles from Reuters Medical News along with access
to their MedLine database and related online chat rooms.
. . monitors daily development and events from the health industry.
DISEASES AND AILMENTS
. . is a major gateway from Science Daily for up-to-date allergy information.
Academy of Dermatology
. . has everything you wanted to know about skin conditions.
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.
Podiatric Medical Association
. . will locate a podiatrist in your area.
. . focuses primarily in five therapeutic Areas: Cancer Biology,
Inflammation, Metabolic Disorders, Neurology, and Hematology.
. . is the National Cancer Institute's information center for
patients and health professionals.
Your click on the "Fund Mammograms" to help fund mammograms. Check out 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.
Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation
The Susan G. Komen Breast
Cancer Foundations award-winning Web site provides up-to-the-minute
information about research findings, local outreach programs,
volunteer opportunities, events and Komen Foundation programs
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.
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.
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
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?"
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.
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
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"Now, a new discovery adds further support to the theory that your diet can protect against cancer: Certain compounds found in common foods may actually thwart the growth of prostate cancer, researchers from the University of Texas at Austin found. First, the researchers tested 142 natural compounds that occur in food on mice and human prostate cancer cell lines. Then, they tested the most promising of these compounds on animals with the disease." -
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. . 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.
Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
. . will help you a specialist who treats a specific cancer.
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. . . offers clinical trials for orphan products that treat
rare diseases where only a small numbers of people are affected.
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