Library

Welcome to our resource library where you can find specific information about health care issues such as Alzheimer's, cancer, and Parkinson's Disease. You can also find information about medications, complimentary and alternative medicine, and patient education to name just a few. Just click on any heading below to find a resource.

Advanced Directives

Affordable Care Act (ACA)

Aging

AIDS

  • "HIV and AIDS at Answers.com" is a great site that contains a lot of valuable information about HIV/AIDS, its misconceptions, and much more.

Alcohol Addiction and Treatment

  • "Addiction Group" is a comprehensive site will provide you with everything you need to know about alcohol misuse, abuse, and addiction. Learn about alcohol’s effects on the body and mind, alcohol use disorder, and treatment options.

Alzheimer's

Asbestos

  • Mesothelioma Guide Mesothelioma is a cancer caused by inhaling or ingesting asbestos fibers. It affects the linings of lungs (pleura), abdomen (peritoneum) or heart (pericardium). These linings are known as the mesothelium. There are many treatment options for mesothelioma depending on your specific diagnosis, including chemotherapy, radiation and surgery. Many patients turn to clinical trials that are exploring promising new treatments like immunotherapy.

    Mesothelioma is a cancer caused by inhaling or ingesting asbestos fibers. It affects the linings of lungs (pleura), abdomen (peritoneum) or heart (pericardium). These linings are known as the mesothelium. There are many treatment options for mesothelioma depending on your specific diagnosis, including chemotherapy, radiation and surgery. Many patients turn to clinical trials that are exploring promising new treatments like immunotherapy.
  • "Asbestos Exposure and Veterans" Each year, an estimated 3,300 people are diagnosed with malignant mesothelioma, a rare but virulent type of cancer caused by exposure to asbestos. Of those patients, nearly a third are veterans who were exposed to high levels of toxic dust and fibers while serving on military bases and working on ships or in shipyards.

Back Pain

  • Back Pain Support Group is a non-profit message board and live forum for "the open exchange of valuable information between fellow back pain sufferers." This site contains no advertising banners, browser cookies, registration sign-ups, and such.

Brain Injury

Breast Cancer

Caregiving

Clinical Trials

Complimentary and Alternative Medicine

Consumer Health

Dementia

Depression

Diabetes

Dying

Elder Abuse

Elder Care

  • The "Cost of Elder Care" is an NPR presentation that shows the average costs and rates paid for various types of adult care throughout the country. (April 27, 2012)

End of Life

Fibromyalgia

General Health Information

Health Economics

Health Insurance

Health Policy

Heart Health

Hospice Care

Informed Decision Making

Integrative Medicine

Know About Where You Get Your Care

Lupus

  • Tax Tips for the Legally Disabled from TurboTax outlines several tax breaks that are available for people with disabilities-an important site to visit.
  • "Understanding Lupus" an informative podcast presented by Joan T. Merrill, MD on May 1, 2012.
  • Visit the the Lupus Foundation of America provides information about the causes, forms, and symptoms of this disease that can affect different parts of the body, such as the skin, joints, blood, and kidneys.

Medical Bill Negotiations

Medicare

Medications

Medication Questions

  • Drugs.com is a huge library of drug information, which includes free, peer-reviewed independent advice on featured drugs.
  • RxList is another source with detailed information about drugs, conditions, and research.

Mesothelioma

  • Mesothelioma.net provides assistance with accessing financial aid, selecting a doctor who best fits your needs, and veteran assitance.
  • Mesothelioma Guide Mesothelioma Guide is your trusted ally in the fight against asbestos-related cancer. Our comprehensive guide includes up-to-date information about living with mesothelioma, top doctors and treatment options.

Nutrition

Nursing Homes

Obesity

Ovarian Cancer

Overtreatment

Patient Advocacy

Patient Education

Patient Safety

Quality of Life

Respite Care

Right to Die

Seniors

Stress

Support Services

  • American Cancer Society--For more than 40 years, the American Cancer Society's Reach to Recovery program has helped people cope with their breast cancer experience.
  • Camp Agape Northwest--PO BOX 65504, University Place, WA 98464; 206-325-4347.
  • Cancer Pathways (aka Gilda's Club Seattle offers a community-based program of social, emotional, and educational support for cancer survivors, family, and friends.
  • ElderFriends is a volunteer-based program that provides companionship, outreach, and advocacy services to isolated older adults throughout Seattle and King County.
  • The Hole in the Wall Gang Camp--1-860-429-3444. A summer camp founded by Paul Newman for children with cancer and serious blood diseases. Located in Ashford, Connecticut.
  • Senior Resource Center Resources is a useful center for caregivers who seek expert advice and other resources for caring for the elderly.

Understanding Cancer

Vision

Women's Health Issues

  • EmpowHer.com is a social health community for women.
  • Guide to Women's Health is provided by MapleShade Dental Group that points out issues that contribute to women's medical and dental health as well as an over-all sense of well being.
  • womenshealth.gov is a federal government website that's managed by the Office on Women's Health.

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