Holy Name Medical Center Libaries

Medical, School of Nursing & Consumer

Specific Health Topics

Alzheimer’s Association
http://www.alz.org
Information on living with Alzheimer’s and information for caregivers and health professionals make this the comprehensive site on Alzheimer’s Disease. Fact sheets, information on diagnosis and management, planning ahead, a glossary and extensive Spanish language information as well as some information in Korean and Chinese add to its usefulness. Message boards and chat rooms provide support and additional information sharing.


American Academy of Dermatology-Public Resource Center
http://www.aad.org/public
“Dermatology A-Z” gives extensive information and fulltext of AAD pamphlets on most common skin and nail conditions from acne and aging skin to tanning and tattoos. Includes some pamphlets and information in Spanish, a directory of dermatologists, and Kids Connection section with information for children on skin conditions.


American Dental Association-Public
http://www.ada.org/public/index.asp
Includes extensive information on oral health, cosmetic dentistry, restorative procedures, and even games and animations for children and classroom resources for teachers. A glossary of dental terms, a directory of dentists and a section in Spanish add useful information.


American Diabetes Association (ADA)
http://www.diabetes.org/
Extensive interactive tools add information and interest to this lively website. Diabetes assessment tools, recipes, weight-loss and exercise advice, latest diabetes research and a professional section add additional information. Information about ADA books, a message board, an email newsletter and information in Spanish are also included.


American Heart Association
http://www.americanheart.org
Extensive information on heart disease and stroke, children’s health, healthy lifestyle, caregiving, a heart and stroke encyclopedia and information in Spanish make this the premier source for information on these conditions. There is also a link to the website of American Stroke Association, a division of the American Heart Association, which shares some of the same information on its website at www.strokeassociation.org. Local area events and local chapters are covered and some scientific and professional materials are also available.

 

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