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Mitral Valve Repair Center

Mitral Valve Repair Center

This site offers an overview of mitral valve function and disease from the Mount Sinai Medical Center. Topics include mitral valve anatomy, mitral valve disease, mitral valve surgery and alternative treatments.
Subject: Health & Medical Sciences–Specializations–Cardiology; Health & Medical Sciences–Diseases, Disorders & Syndromes–Heart Disease

National Foundation for Infectious Diseases

National Foundation for Infectious Diseases

The NFID factsheets provide information about infectious disease issues such as immunization as well as information on individual diseases. There’s also ordering information for NFID publications, some of which are free. The virtual library of diseases provides links to related resources.
Subject: Health & Medical Sciences–Diseases, Disorders & Syndromes–Communicable Diseases; Health & Medical Sciences–Diseases, Disorders & Syndromes–Viruses

The Body: A Multimedia AIDS and HIV Resource

The Body: A Multimedia AIDS and HIV Resource

The Body’s mission is to “use the Web to lower barriers between patients and clinicians; demystify HIV/AIDS and its treatment; improve patients’ quality of life; and to foster community through human connection.” This site contains basic information about HIV/AIDS, as well as how to cope with a diagnosis. Additional resources include an online ma …
Subject: Health & Medical Sciences–Diseases, Disorders & Syndromes–AIDS

Auscultation Assistant

Auscultation Assistant

“Show of hands, please. Who of you has wondered what mysterious sounds flow through doctors’ stethoscopes while you follow their instructions about how to breathe. If you’re curious, but no doctor’s about with a handy-dandy stethoscope, you can still get answers. Go to “Auscultation Assistant”, instead. The site offers medical students and doctors …
Subject: Health & Medical Sciences–Diseases, Disorders & Syndromes–Heart Disease

Heart Surgery Forum

Heart Surgery Forum

“Cardiac surgery has been on the cutting edge since the first cardiac transplant, performed by Christian Barnard in 1967, often giving the impression of something between sorcery and astronautics. If you wonder what cardiac surgery really is, and what cardiac surgeons do when performing open-heart operations – apart from earning a lot of money – go …
Subject: Health & Medical Sciences–Diseases, Disorders & Syndromes–Heart Disease

Lung Cancer Awareness Campaign

Lung Cancer Awareness Campaign

Information and statistics about lung cancer. There are also support numbers to call for patients with lung cancer or their families as well as links to related resources. The site is co-sponsored by Cancer Care, Inc; Alliance for Lung Cancer Advocacy, Support, and Education; National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship; and Cancer Research Foundat …
Subject: Diseases, Disorders & Syndromes–Cancer–Lung Cancer

National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute

National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute

Find health related information about your heart, lungs, and blood. Features of the site include clinical guidelines on overweight and obesity (including a body mass index calculator), Latino cardiovascular health resources, and several interactive tools for high blood pressure, determining your body mass index, and more.
Subject: Health & Medical Sciences–Mental Health–Mental Disorders–Eating Disorders; Health & Medical Sciences–Diseases, Disorders & Syndromes–Heart Disease; Health & Medical Sciences–Diseases, Disorders & Syndromes–Respiratory & Lung Disease

National AIDS Treatment Information Project

National AIDS Treatment Information Project

“NATIP has developed 60 topics, with over 30 of them also available in Spanish translations. The roster of topics is divided into four categories: Clinical Manifestations (for example: fever, weight loss, anemia) Opportunistic Diseases (for example: pneumocystis pneumonia, toxoplasmosis, Candidiasis) Therapeutics (for example: antiretroviral the …
Subject: Health & Medical Sciences–Diseases, Disorders & Syndromes–AIDS

Tourette Syndrome “Plus”

Tourette Syndrome “Plus”

This site provides resources for parents, teachers, and professionals about Tourette’s Syndrome and its associated disorders. It includes frequently asked questions, treatment information, glossaries, handouts, classroom tips, and much more.
Subject: Health & Medical Sciences–Diseases, Disorders & Syndromes–Tourette Syndrome

INFO4PI

INFO4PI

Provides an online resource center for Primary Immunodeficiencies (PI). Includes information for patients, professionals, how to understand PI, and a worldwide Find an Expert database. It is the official webpage of the Jeffrey Modell Foundation.
Subject: Health & Medical Sciences–Diseases, Disorders & Syndromes–Immune & Autoimmune Disorders

Family Planning: A Global Handbook for Providers

Family Planning: A Global Handbook for Providers

Comprehensive family planning handbook with information on methods of contraception, sexually transmitted diseases, and reproductive health issues. Though intended for doctors in developing countries, the information is understandable for laypeople, and available in several languages.
Subject: Health & Medical Sciences–Sexuality–Contraception; Health & Medical Sciences–Diseases, Disorders & Syndromes–Sexually Transmitted Diseases