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Ticks and Lyme Disease Including Chronic Lyme Disease

Lyme Disease NIH INfo 2012

Your Guide to Lowering Blood Pressure with the DASH Diet

Heart Disease A Visual Slideshow

About Chronic Kidney Disease

Chronic Kidney Disease

Chronic Kidney Disease and The Family Doctor

Vitamin D Info

Daily aspirin therapy: Understand the benefits and risk Mayo Clinic

Help Managing Your Diabetes

Diabetes Center Mayo Clinic Link

Lantus SoloStar Pen Picture

Treatment of Upper Respiratory and Sinus Infections

Insulin Injection

Smoking Cessation Center WebMD

Seasonal & Food and Other Allergies

Fish Oil Supplements

Vitamin D Deficiency

Colonoscopy Explained

No Increase in Cancer with ARBs

FDA & Dietary Supplements

Flu Treatment from WebMD

Common Cold from Mayo Clinic

Neck & Back Pain Videos

Smoking Cessation Resources

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Physician-Referred Exercise Program
New Patient FormFollow Up Visit
WebMD Health Headlines
‘Consumer Reports’ Finds Heavy Metals in Baby Foods
Aretha Franklin Dies of Pancreatic Cancer
U.S. Opioid Abuse Fueling Life Expectancy Decline
New Drug of Last Resort Tackles Resistant HIV
Research Links Banned Insecticide DDT to Autism
Breast Cancer Drug Promising in Phase 3 Trial
Roundup Chemical in Your Cereal: What to Know
Here’s Another Reason Kidney Transplants Fail
Study: Fluoride Crucial To Prevent Cavities
Abnormal Heat Forecast Worldwide Through 2022
Women Exposed Early to Smoke May Face More RA Risk
Amputation Not Best Option for Circulation Woes?

Links

SPECIAL SITES
RI Dept of Health http://www.health.ri.gov/
RI Dept of Human Services http://www.dhs.ri.gov/
Centers for Disease Control  http://www.cdc.gov/

Patient-Centered Medical Home Video http://www.transformed.com/news-eventsdetailpage.cfm?listingID=51

HOSPITALS
Lifespan http://www.lifespan.org/
Kent County Hospital http://www.kentri.org/

Alzheimer’s Diagnostics & Treatment
Alzheimer’s Association http://www.alz.org/ri/in_my_community_helping.asp
Neurohealth http://neurohealth.info/
http://www.namenda.com/About/Symptoms.aspx?WT.srch=1&guid=286168948

ADHD Testing & Treatment Options
http://www.risas.org/poc/view_doc.php?type=doc&id=13859&cn=3
http://www.medicinenet.com/attention_deficit_hyperactivity_disorder_adhd/warwick-ri_city.htm
http://www.gershonpsych.com/about_our_staff.html
http://www.vyvanseteens.com/adhd-symptoms.aspx
http://www.psychologicalassociateswarwick.com/services.html
http://www.healthgrades.com/physician/dr-daniel-marwil-33njl


Orthopedic Groups
East Greenwich Spine & Sport http://www.egss.us/index.php
West Bay Orthopedics http://westbayortho.localplacement.net/ortho.shtml
Foundry Sports Medicine & Fitness http://www.foundrysportsmedicine.com/orthopedics/our-medical-staff/
University Orthopedics http://universityorthopedic.reachlocal.com/?scid=1143976&kw=7433007

ANIMATIONS
ADAM Multimedia Encyclopedia http://www.adam.com/MutlimediaEncyclopedia.aspx
Merck Source (3D Animations of Medical Conditions and Procedures)
http://www.merckengage.com/common/ms_transition.aspx?WT.mc_id=MESOURCE&MTD=1

CHOLESTEROL, HEART DISEASE, HYPERTENSION AND DIABETES INFO
American Heart Association http://www.heart.org/HEARTORG/Conditions/Conditions_UCM_001087_SubHomePage.jsp
American Diabetes Association http://www.diabetes.org/?loc=logo


MAYO CLINIC STRESS AND ANGER MANAGEMENT
Mayo Clinic Anger Management http://mayoclinic.com/health/anger-management/MH00073
Mayo Clinic Stress Reduction Techniques http://mayoclinic.com/health/stress/SR99999
Mayo Clinic Depression http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/depression/DS00175
Merck Manual  http://www.merckmedicus.com/pp/us/hcp/framemm.jsp?pg=www.merck.com/mrkshared/mmanual_home/contents.jsp
Physical Activity in Your Life (American Heart Association) http://www.americanheart.org/presenter.jhtml?identifier=2155

DEPRESSION SITES
Psychological Associateshttp://www.psychologicalassociateswarwick.com/services.html


DEPRESSION.COM http://www.depression.com/
NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF MENTAL HEALTH http://www.nimh.nih.gov/healthinformation/depressionmenu.cfm

WebMD (Diseases and Conditions) http://www.webmd.com/atoz_guide/health_topics.htm
WebMD (Health and Wellness) http://www.webmd.com/health_and_wellness/default.htm

DRUG AND PHARMACEUTICAL ASSISTANCE PROGRAMS
EACH PHARMACEUTICAL COMPANY WILL HAVE THEIR OWN PHARMACEUTICAL ASSISTANCE PROGRAMS
Partnership for Prescription Assistance https://www.pparx.org/Intro.php
RIPAE (Pharmaceutical Assistance to Elderly) http://www.dea.ri.gov/programs/prescription_assist.php
Rx Assist http://www.rxassist.org/
Rx Outreach (thru Express Scripts) http://www.rxoutreach.com/en/index.aspx

OTHER RECOMMENDED SITES
AFP Information for the Patient http://familydoctor.org/
Berkeley Wellness Letter http://www.wellnessletter.com
CDC Health Topics A to Z http://www.cdc.gov/health/diseases.htm
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention http://www.cdc.gov
Food and Drug Administration http://www.fda.gov
HealthAtoZ http://www.healthatoz.com
HealthFinder Guide to Health Information http://www.healthfinder.gov/
Heart Point Gallery of Pictures of Heart, Circulation and heart Disorders http://www.heartpoint.com/gallery.html
Human Genome Project http://genomics.energy.gov/
Intelihealth (Aetna-excellent) http://www.intelihealth.com/IH/ihtIH/WSIHW000/408/408.html
iVillage Total Health (Excellent Resources) http://health.ivillage.com/
Medical Web Sites http://webapps.jhu.edu/jhuniverse/research/health_medicine_research/
Medicare Prescription Drug Coverage http://www.cms.hhs.gov/home/medicare.asp
Medline Plus Encyclopedia and Diagrams http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/encyclopedia.html
Medline Plus Health and Drug Information http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/healthtopics.html
Medscape http://www.medscape.com/px/urlinfo
Merck Manual of Therapy: http://www.merckmedicus.com/pp/us/hcp/hcp_home.jsp
MSNBC Health Site http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/3032076/
My Symptom Checker https://www.healthatoz.com/healthatoz/Atoz/common/standard/transform.jsp?requestURI=/healthatoz/Atoz/tl/symc/symindex.jsp
National Cancer Institute  http://cancer.gov/
National Institutes of Health http://health.nih.gov/
Patient Care Online (Excellent handouts/drug info,etc) http://www.patientcareonline.com
PDR Health  http://www.pdrhealth.com/

ALZHEIMER’S DISEASE
Alzheimer’s Disease in RI http://alzheimers.about.com/od/chapters/a/chapter_rhode.htm
Alzheimer’s Forum http://www.alzforum.org

ARTHRITIS
Arthritis.com http://www.arthritis.com
AllAbout Arthritis.com  http://www.allaboutarthritis.com
       
ASTHMA AND ALLERGY
Allernet http://www.allernet.com
Asthma and Allergy Foundation http://www.aafa.org
Asthma in Adults https://www.healthatoz.com/healthatoz/Atoz/common/standard/transform.jsp?requestURI=/healthatoz/Atoz/dc/caz/resp/asth/asth_gen_ovw.jsp
Peanut and Other Allergy http://allergies.about.com/library/weekly/aa010499.htm
Bee Sting Allergy http://www.allergic-reactions.com/consumer/2_1.cfm

BIPOLAR DISORDERS (MANIC DEPRESSIVE ILLNESS)
Bipolar Disorder Sanctuary  http://www.mhsanctuary.com/bipolar/
Children and Adolescent Bipolar Foundation http://www.bpkids.org/

BLOOD PRESSURE
American Heart Association Hypertension Site http://www.americanheart.org/presenter.jhtml?identifier=2114
Your Guide to Lowering Blood Pressure  http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/hbp/

BREAST SELF EXAM
Breast Exam http://breastcancer.about.com/od/doyourbreastselfexam/ht/bse_howto.htm
Breast Cancer Facts http://www.getbcfacts.com/home/index.asp
Breast Cancer Organization http://www.breastcancer.org/

CANCER
Cancer Topics from the National Cancer Institute (Excellent site on all cancers) http://cancernet.nci.nih.gov/cancertopics
Cancer Symptoms  http://www.cancersymptoms.org/
CancerNet: PDQ http://cancernet.nci.nih.gov/geneticsprevention.html
Colon Cancer http://cancernet.nci.nih.gov/cancertopics/types/colon-and-rectal

CARDIOLOGY (HEART ATTACKS, CHEST PAIN, AND OTHER HEART DISEASES)
AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION http://www.americanheart.org/presenter.jhtml?identifier=1200000
Chest Pain; Is It a Heart Attack?  http://www.fmnetguide.com/vo1iss1/symptom.html
FRAMINGHAM HEART STUDY FACTS http://www.framinghamheartstudy.org/heartfacts.asp
Heart Healthy Online http://heart.healthcentersonline.com/
HeartCenter Online  http://www.heartcenteronline.com/myheartdr/home/index.cfm
HeartPoint http://www.heartpoint.com

CARPAL TUNNEL SYNDROME
MedicineNet http://www.medicinenet.com/carpal_tunnel_syndrome/article.htm
National Institute Neurological Disorders http://www.ninds.nih.gov/disorders/carpal_tunnel/detail_carpal_tunnel.htm
Wikipedia version http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carpal_tunnel_syndrome
Wrist Supports http://www.medsupports.com/MedSupports/wrist-handproducts.html?gclid=COe_ntmEg4oCFU8KFQodzx_RQw

CERVICAL SPINE DISEASE / SURGERY
http://www.spine-health.com/topics/surg/cervdec/cervdec02.html
http://www.spine-health.com/dir/spine.html Interactive views

CHRONIC PAIN MANAGEMENT
Cleveland Clinic Pain Management Site-Videos http://www.clevelandclinic.org/painmanagement/whatsnew/videos.htm
NINDS Chronic Pain Information Page http://www.ninds.nih.gov/disorders/chronic_pain/chronic_pain.htm

COMMON COLD
NIH http://www.niaid.nih.gov/factsheets/cold.htm
       
DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH RHODE ISLAND
RI Dept of Health http://www.health.state.ri.us/

DIABETES
American Diabetes Association   http://www.diabetes.org
BD Diabetes (with Demo) http://www.bddiabetes.com/us/
Diabetes.com http://www.diabetes.com
Endocrine Web http://www.endocrineweb.com/index.html
HealthAtoZ http://www.healthatoz.com
Lifescan One Touch Glucose Monitoring System http://www.lifescan.com/
Lilly Diabetes (Humalog Pen Products)
http://www.lillydiabetes.com/default2.cfm   and http://www.lillydiabetes.com/Products/UsingThePen.cfm
       
EYE, EAR, NOSE AND THROAT
Mayo Clinic Ear Infection Guide http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/ear-infections/EI99999
Merck Manual of Therapy: http://www.merckmedicus.com/pp/us/hcp/hcp_home.jsp
Neck Swelling http://familydoctor.org/flowcharts/514.html

FAMILY MEDICINE
FamilyDoctor.org  http://www.familydoctor.org/
Mayo Clinic Guides (Use these visual guides to learn about your health) http://www.mayoclinic.com
Mayo Clinic Treatment Decisions http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/TreatmentDecsionIndex/TreatmentDecisionIndex
MDAdvice.com http://www.mdadvice.com/library/

GASTROENTEROLOGY
American College Gastroenterology (Common GI problems) http://www.acg.gi.org/patients/
American College Gastroenterology (Patient Education Brochures) http://www.acg.gi.org/patients/brochures.asp
       
HARVARD MEDICAL SCHOOL (AND AETNA INTELLIHEALTH)
http://www.intelihealth.com/IH/ihtIH/WSIHW000/408/408.html?k=menux408x408

HEALTH INSURANCE COMPANIES
Blue Cross Blue Shield of RI https://www.bcbsri.com/BCBSRIWeb/index.jsp
Neighborhood Health Plan http://www.nhpri.org/matriarch/default.asp
United Healthcare Plans http://www.uhc.com/home.htm

HOME HEALTH CARE
CARE NEW ENGLAND http://www.cnehomehealth.org/body.cfm?id=103&chunkiid=14072

IMMUNIZATION INFORMATION
CDC 2007 Adult Immunization Schedule http://www.cdc.gov/nip/recs/adult-schedule.htm
CDC 2007 Childhood and Adolescent Immunization Schedule http://www.cdc.gov/nip/recs/child-schedule.htm
CDC 2007 Teen Immunization Schedule http://www.cdc.gov/nip/recs/teen-schedule.htm#chart

INFECTIOUS DISEASES
Mononucleosis  http://www.mayoclinic.com/invoke.cfm?id=DS00352

INFLUENZA (“THE FLU”)
http://www.lungusa.org/diseases/luninfluenz.html#treated
http://www.kidshealth.org/parent/infections/bacterial_viral/flu.html
http://www.cdc.gov/ncidod/diseases/flu/fluinfo.htm

JOHNS HOPKINS HOSPITAL LINKS
http://www.hopkinshospital.org/health_info

KNEES
3-D VIEWS
http://vertex.biostr.washington.edu:80/cgi-bin/DA/PageMaster?atlas:Knee+ffpathIndex/active1+2
PHYSICAL THERAPY
Knee Physical Therapy http://physicaltherapy.about.com/
KNEE INJURY INDEX
http://sportsmedicine.about.com/library/injury/bl_knee_index.htm
CHONDROMALACIA AND CARTILAGE DAMAGE
http://sportsmedicine.about.com/library/injury/bl_knee6.htm

LAB FACILITIES
East Side Lab http://www.eastsidelab.com/
Quest Diagnostics http://www.questdiagnostics.com
          
LOW BACK PAIN INFORMATION AND EXERCISES
AMERICAN ACADEMY OF ORTHOPEDIC SURGEONS http://orthoinfo.aaos.org/
Causes http://orthoinfo.aaos.org/brochure/thr_report.cfm?Thread_ID=10&topcategory=Spine
Herniated Disk http://orthoinfo.aaos.org/fact/thr_report.cfm?thread_id=185&topcategory=spine
Imaging Techniques http://orthoinfo.aaos.org/fact/thr_report.cfm?thread_id=212&topcategory=about%20orthopaedics
Low Back pain Hub http://physicaltherapy.about.com/od/backpain/a/Backpainhub.htm
Sciatica http://orthoinfo.aaos.org/fact/thr_report.cfm?thread_id=167&topcategory=spine
Spinal Stenosis http://orthoinfo.aaos.org/fact/thr_report.cfm?thread_id=128&topcategory=spine

LYMPHOMA WARNING SIGNS http://lymphoma.about.com/od/symptoms/tp/warningsigns.htm

MALE GENITOURINARY DISORDERS
Erectile Dysfunction Infocenter  http://www.erectile-disfunction-infocenter.com/index.html
Erectile Dysfunction NLM  http://kidney.niddk.nih.gov/kudiseases/pubs/impotence/
Medline Plus http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/erectiledysfunction.html
Prostatectomy Surgery http://www.yoursurgery.com/ProcedureDetails.cfm?BR=7&Proc=41
What to do if Prostate Cancer Strikes http://www.cancerresearch.org/prostatebook.html

MAYO CLINIC SITES
Mayo Clinic http://www.mayoclinic.com
Mayo Clinic Weight Loss http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/weight-loss/HQ01625/SI%20=%202864&UPDATEAPP=0
Mayo Clinic When Is Back Surgery Necessary? http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/back-surgery/HQ00305/FORCESSL=false&
Mayo Clinic Pain Management http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/pain/PN00047/FORCESSL=false&

MEDICARE DRUG PLANS AND OTHER SITES
Medicare Drug Plans http://www.medicare.gov/
Long Term Care http://www.medicare.gov/LongTermCare/Static/Home.asp
Medicare Prescription Drug Plans RI
http://www.medicare.gov/MPDPF/Public/Include/DataSection/Results/ListPlanByState.asp#PDP
Medicare Pharmaceutical Assistance Programs http://www.medicare.gov/pap/index.asp
Medicare Website http://www.medicare.gov/default.asp
Preventive Services Medicare http://www.medicare.gov/health/overview.asp

MEDICATIONS AND PHARMACY
FDA Site Regarding Purchasing Drugs Online http://www.fda.gov/buyonline/
My Pillbox.org (Designed to help take meds properly)  http://www.mypillbox.org/mypillbox.php
Prescription & OTC Drug information for consumers & professionals http://www.drugs.com/
RxList http://www.rxlist.com
SafeMedication.com (What Your Pharmacist Wants You to Know About Your Medications) http://www.safemedication.com/

MIGRAINE HEADACHES
MAYO CLINIC http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/migraine-headache/DS00120
FamilyDr.org http://familydoctor.org/127.xml
WebMD http://www.webmd.com/diseases_and_condition/headaches_and_migraines.htm

NIH MEDLINE TOPICS
NIH Medline Plus Diagnostic Procedures Tutorial http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/tutorial.html
NIH Medline Plus Dictionary http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/mplusdictionary.html
NIH Medline Plus Diseases and Conditions http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/tutorial.html
NIH Medline Plus Drugs and Supplements; Herbal Meds http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/druginformation.html
NIH Medline Plus Encyclopedia of Medical Topics http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/healthtopics.html
NIH Medline Plus Health Topics http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/healthtopics.html
NIH Medline Plus Surgery Videos http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/surgeryvideos.html

MENOPAUSE
http://www.menopause.org/consumers/

MENTAL HEALTH
Mental Health Matters.com (Mental Health, Self Help & Psychology Information Resources)  http://www.mental-health-matters.com/

OSTEOPOROSIS
International Osteoporosis Foundation http://www.osteofound.org
Osteoporosis Videos http://www.fore.healthology.com/focus_index.asp?f=osteoporosis
Osteoporosis Reducing Risk MD Net Guide http://www.fmnetguide.com/vo1iss1/goodlife.htm

OTHER SITES
Aircast Ankle Braces & Tennis Elbow Straps http://aircast.com/
AntiEmbolism Stockings http://elitemedical.com/jobst.html

PEDIATRICS
American Academy of Pediatrics (Parenting Corner and Various Pediatric Issues) http://www.aap.org/family/
General Pediatrics http://www.generalpediatrics.com/AZSearchLay.html
Pediatrics-About (Fever, Rashes, and Parenting Issues) http://pediatrics.about.com/
PediHeart (Congenital Heart Disorders and Other Cardiac Diagnoses)  http://www.pediheart.org/kidzone/

PLANTAR FASCIITIS
Heel Spurs.co (Very Detailed Explanation, Treatments and Supplies) http://heelspurs.com/_intro.html
American Family Physician (Plantar Fasciitis and Other Foot Problems) http://www.aafp.org/afp/990415ap/2200.html
Orthotics and Beyond http://www.orthoticsandbeyond.com/c-3-plantar-fasciitis-splints.aspx

SEARCH ENGINES
Google http://www.google.com
Ask.com http://www.ask.com/?o=333#subject:ask|pg:1
 
SKIN CANCER
ABCDs of Moles and Melanomas http://www.skincancer.org/self exam/look for.php
     
UROLOGY
Prostate Info.com Info on Prostate Disease http://www.prostateinfo.com/patients/disease/index.asp
Prostate Info Terminology http://www.prostateinfo.com/toolkit/terminology_translator.asp
       
WOMEN’S HEALTH
HealthyWomen http://www.healthywomen.org