Helpful Links

Medical/Health Related  |  Diethylstilbestrol (DES)  |  Tobacco  |  Vaccines  |  Consumer Sites
Government Sites  |  Other Important Sites/Organizations

Medical/Health Related:

Mayo Clinic Health Oasis
www.mayoclinic.org
Provides information about various diseases and conditions, as well as over the counter and prescription drugs.

Web MD
www.webMD.com
A general health and medicine site. Read the latest health news, search a medical reference database for information about diseases, conditions, and drugs, and join an online community through participating in discussion boards.

Medicine net
www.medicinenet.com
Information about diseases and conditions, procedures, tests, and medications. Includes a medical dictionary index.

Wheeless’ Textbook of Orthopedics
www.medmedica.com
Information about orthopedic conditions, tests, and medications. Also includes a page of orthopedic links.

Roswell Park Cancer Institute
www.roswellpark.com
America’s first comprehensive cancer center, located in upstate New York. Check here for information on cancer and cancer research.

American Medical Association
www.ama-assn.org
Search for information on doctors as well as the latest medical news and articles.

Administrators in Medicine DocFinder
www.docboard.org
A free online physician database that contains licensing, background, and disciplinary info on physicians and other health care practitioners.

Alliance for the Improvement of Maternity Services 
www.aimsusa.org
This organization works to bring about a reduction of birth injury and trauma in newborns and their mothers through the sharing of scientific information and public information. Their website also includes information on drugs that are commonly used in pregnancy and information on your rights as a pregnant patient.

Birth Defect Research For Children, Inc. 
www.birthdefects.org
A non-profit organization that provides parents and expectant parents with information about birth defects and support services for their children.

World Health Organization
www.who.int
The WHO is the directing and coordinating authority on international health work that strives to bring the highest level of health to people. This site gives insight into WHO programs and activities. Check here for world health news, medical research, statistics, and other information.

Reproductive Toxicology Center
www.reprotox.org
A non-profit foundation that has established an information system called REPROTOX ®. This system provides current assessments on the potentially harmful effects of environmental exposure to chemicals and physical agents on human pregnancy, reproduction, and development. The REPROTOX ® system was developed with the goal of making information readily available to laboratory scientists, practicing physicians, and government agencies on the potential hazards in the environment to human pregnancy and reproduction.

Health Action International (HAI)
www.haiweb.com
HAI is an informal network of more than 150 consumer, health, development and other public interest groups involved in health and pharmaceutical issues in more than 70 countries around the world.

Health Resources and Services Administration 
www.hrsa.gov
HRSA directs programs that improve the Nation’s health by expanding access to comprehensive, quality health care for all Americans.

National Institutes of Health
www.Nih.gov
Part of the US Department of Health and Human Services. This site provides health information, publications, and fact sheets relating to various health topics and drugs.

U.S. National Library of Medicine
www.nlm.nih.gov
A wealth of health resources and information. Includes a searchable database on various diseases and conditions, as well as “toxnet”, a database on toxicology, environmental health and hazardous chemicals.

Diethylstilbestrol (DES):

DES Action
www.desaction.org
A national non-profit consumer organization that is dedicated to informing the public about diethylstilbestrol (DES) and helping those who have been exposed to DES.

DES Cancer Network
www.descancer.org
The mission of the DES Cancer Network is to provide recovered patients with ways to contact one another and to support new patients who have been diagnosed or are undergoing treatment.

Tobacco:

No Smoke
www.smokefreekids.com
Resources, tips, techniques, and links meant to help combat youth smoking. Also includes info about quitting smoking and tips on maintaining smokefree workplaces and homes.

Tobacco BBS
www.Tobacco.org
Tobacco BBS is a free resource center focusing on tobacco and smoking issues. It features tobacco news, information, assistance for smokers trying to quit, alerts on tobacco control issues, and open consideration of all aspects of the spectrum of issues concerning tobacco, nicotine, cigarettes and cigars.

Tobacco Documents Online 
www.tobaccodocuments.org
Tobacco Documents Online (TDO) allows you to search over 4 million internal tobacco industry documents.

Philip Morris Incorporated Advertising Archive
www.pmadarchive.com
This website contains color images of the contents of the Philip Morris Incorporated Advertising Archive. These images include print ads, outdoor ads, point-of-sale and direct marketing materials dating back to the early 1900s, including some materials which may not have been published or publicly displayed.

The Truth
www.thetruth.com
This organization’s goal is to alert the public to the lies and hidden practices of the cigarette companies. Check here for news and info on the tobacco industry and learn how to get involved in fighting the tobacco industry.

Tobacco Control Project
www.itcproject.org
From the Advocacy Institute, this site features publications, information about the project, and links to other tobacco resources.

Get Outraged
www.getoutraged.com
A Massachusetts based campaign. Check here for news and info on the tobacco industry. You can also search to find out what food products are linked to the Big Tobacco companies.

Tools and Tactics for Fighting Big Tobacco
www.ftcc.fsu.edu/teensite/main-page.cfm
From the Florida Tobacco Control Clearinghouse, this site is devoted to helping young people reject tobacco.

Vaccines:

National Vaccine Information Center
www.909shot.com
Provides assistance to parents whose children have suffered reactions from vaccines. Advocates reform in the national vaccination system. You can report a problem with a vaccine, get info about various vaccines and diseases, and read the latest news and research relating to vaccines.

Vaccine Safety
www.vaccines.net
Information about vaccines, their risks, and the diseases they are linked to. Includes a significant amount of information on the relationship between vaccines and diabetes.

Mercury and Vaccines —Thimerosal Info
www.cdc.gov/nip/vacsafe/concerns/thimerosal
This site contains information about the Thimerosal content in vaccines and also includes links to reports and research that have been done on the subject.

Consumer Sites:

Notice.com
www.notice.com
Check here for recall information on automobiles and other products.

ChoiceTrust
www.choicetrust.com
A consumer site where you can find information about a healthcare provider’s history. For a fee, you can see search for a provider’s records, including prior sanctions.

Public Citizen
www.citizen.org
Founded by Ralph Nader in 1971, Public Citizen is the consumer’s eyes and ears in Washington. With the support of more than 150,000 people, the organization fights for safer drugs and medical devices, cleaner and safer energy sources, a cleaner environment, fair trade, and a more open and democratic government.

Government Sites:

Department of Health (New York State)
www.health.state.ny.us/home.html
This New York State agency’s mission is to protect and promote the health of New Yorkers through prevention, science, and the assurance of quality health care delivery. Check here for public health information, as well as resources for consumers.

Center for Disease Control and Prevention
www.cdc.gov
A large database of health and safety information, including data and statistics on a number of health topics.

U.S. Food and Drug Administration 
www.fda.gov
The FDA’s mission is to promote and protect the public health by helping safe and effective products reach the market in a timely way, and monitoring products for continued safety after they are in use. Check this site for important information regarding drugs, medical devices, and procedures.

Occupational Safety & Health Administration (job injuries)
www.osha.gov
A source of information on job-related health and safety issues.

Environmental Protection Agency 
www.epa.gov
Check here for information on pesticides and other toxic substances.

Other Important Sites/Organizations:

Amnesty International USA 
www.amnestyusa.org
Nobel Prize winning grassroots activist organization with over one million members worldwide. Amnesty International is dedicated to freeing prisoners of conscience, gaining fair trials for political prisoners, ending torture, political killings and “disappearances” and abolishing the death penalty.

Center for Reproductive Law and Policy
www.crlp.org
A non-profit organization dedicated to promoting women’s equality worldwide by guaranteeing reproductive rights as human rights.

NARAL/NY (National Abortion & Reproductive Rights Action League)
www.naralny.org
The New York State affiliate of the National organization that works at the legislative, electoral and grassroots levels to protect access to safe, legal abortion and to expand the full range reproductive rights for all New Yorkers regardless of age or income. NARAL/NY is a grassroots, not-for-profit organization which recognizes that securing the full range of reproductive choices is critical to women’s autonomy and equality.

International Childbirth Education Association
www.icea.org
An organization of over 6,000 members from 42 countries that unites those who believe in freedom of choice based on knowledge of alternatives in family-centered maternity and newborn care. ICEA offers professional certification programs and training workshops.

International Cesarean Awareness Network, Inc. 
www.ican-online.org
ICAN is a non-profit organization that works to lower the rate of unnecessary cesareans, supports vaginal birth after cesarean and encourages positive birthing through education and advocacy.

The National Breast Cancer Coalition
www.natlbcc.org
A grassroots advocacy organization dedicated to ending breast cancer. This group advocates increased federal funding for research, improving access to health care, and expanding influence of breast cancer advocates.

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