Health

Free medical history forms at www.pktdoc.com 

Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms (AAA) Ann AAA is a balloon-like bulge in the body's main artery that can burst unexpectedly and cause sudden death.

Domestic violence hotline 800-621-HOPE or www.connectnyc.org or www.opdv.state.ny.us   National Domestic Violence Hotline: 800-799-SAFE (7233) or 800-787-3224 (TDD).

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is a Federal agency within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

Looking for a degree in Human Services check out this site:  http://www.humanservicesdegree.org

The U.S. Center for Disease Control and Prevention

Cancer and Careers living and working with cancer.

New York City Department of Health It is more than health inquires.

The Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI) is a nonprofit education and advocacy organization that focuses on improving the safety and nutritional quality of our food supply and on reducing the carnage caused by alcoholic beverages.

Drug Watch  Helping Consumers Affected by Dangerous Drugs & Medical Devices

Environmental Working Group...the power of information.

The Smile Train Chaining The World One Smile At A Time. In as little as 45 minutes and for just $250.00, the Smith Train can give a child not just a new smile, but a new life. Your dollars are matched.

National Sleep Foundation

National Women's Health Network

No Surrender Breast Cancer Foundation.  Read article from the founder: 7 ways to feel sexy after breast cancer.

American Society of Plastic Surgeons 

MedicAlert Foundation is a service that protects and save the lives of its members by providing identification and information in a medical emergency.

National Council on Patient Information and Education  To improve communication about appropriate medicine use.

Be Medicine Wise an organization with information about labels on your RX helping us to use our medication safely. 

National Violence Against Women Office, Part of the U.S. Department of Justice.

National Coalition Against Domestic Violence

Family Violence Prevention Fund

National Domestic Violence Hotline

The National Citizens Coalition for Nursing Home Reform

The Center for Consumer Health Care Information provides information on physicians, hospitals, nursing homes and other health care providers in New York.

The National Conference of State Legislatures offering information on state drug assistance programs for older people

National Women's Health Network

The Federal Government Source for Women's Health Information http://www.womenshealth.gov  or 1-800-994-WOMAN  

Centers for  Disease Control and Prevention.  Especially useful if traveling abroad.

American Society on Aging

Administrators in Medicine  A non-profit organization that exists solely to assist and support administrators for medical licensing and regulatory authorities to achieve administrative excellence and, ultimately, advance public safety.  DocFinder contains the licensing background and disciplinary information of physicians and other health care practitioners with much more detailed Medical Malpractice, Hospital Discipline and Criminal Conviction information from Physician Profile Law states such as First in the Nation Massachusetts. 

Federation of State Medical Boards: Can access the most comprehensive nationally consolidated data bank of disciplinary histories on U.S. licensed physicians in existence. 

Food Safety...gateway to government food safety information. Special section on for seniors.

Corporate Angel Network providing cancer patients a lift to treatment centers--as a seamless part of their regular business travel.  They fly with dignity and in comfort, and at no cost to the patient or the company.

Health Privacy Project  Raising public awareness of the important of ensuring health privacy in order to improve health care access and quality, both on an individual and a community level.

Check out the ingredients listed on your skin care products and what they actually mean and the consequences to your health.  Regular Food & Drug Administration  

Association of American Physicians and Surgeons  They have pamphlets and flyers free i.e. "Rx For Patient Power: The Patients' Handbook"

National Institute of Health Medlineplus  Free articles and resources about health generated by experts in the field.

Benefits Check Up  A free, easy-to-use service that identifies federal and state assistance programs for older Americans created by The National Council on the Aging.

National  Comprehensive Cancer Network An alliance of 19 of the world's leading cancer centers, established in 1995 to provide the state-of-the-art in cancer care to the greatest number of patients in need.

Citizens Against Cross Contamination  They address issues concerning Non-Sterile Endoscopes used every day in medical situations.

National Inst. of Health Office of Extramural Research  It's mission is to protect and improve human health, the NIH conducts and supports basic, applied, and clinical and health services research to understand the processes underlying human health and to acquire new knowledge to help prevent, diagnose, and treat human diseases and disabilities

Agency for Healthcare  Research and Quality   

National Association for the Self-Employed

The National Family Caregivers Association  Representing the more than 25 million family caregivers in this country.  It's mission is to improve the overall quality of life of America's family caregivers.  By providing information and education, support and validation, public awareness and advocacy as the means for meeting its mission.

Locate someone to give you a hearing test.

Women At Risk's (WARŽ) mission is to enhance the lives of women who are at high risk for the development of breast cancer and women with breast cancer through research, education and support.

Bookshare.org dramatically increases the accessibility of books for people with visual or other print disabilities. 

Quackwatch    Your Guide to Health Fraud, Quackery, and Intelligent Decisions.  

MedicAlert Foundation is a service that protects and save the lives of its members by providing identification and information in a medical emergency.

National Cancer Institute

American Cancer Society

New York State Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force

Post Traumatic  Stress Disorder (PTSD) is one of the enduring consequences of traumatic experiences. Such experiences are quite common and have been identified throughout recorded human history. PTSD can be found today across genders, cultures, and socio-economic groups. And one from our government http://www.ptsd.va.gov/