For balanced and accurate health care information visit these comprehensive sites:
American Lung Association of the City of New York
This site provides up to date information on a wide variety of respiratory issues including asthma, air pollution and smoking cessation.
Allergy and Asthma Network: Mothers of Asthmatics
This wonderful association is a national network of families that provide support and assistance to families dealing with asthma. Their unique website features “Breatherville” that portrays a small town with asthma in formation on different topics. For example in the ‘farmers market’ there is advice on handling food allergies.
This simple but important site tracks flu levels in the United States. You can enter your zip code and find out the level of influenza in your community.
This website has both background guides on many specific medical problems as well as updates on new health developments. This website allows you to sign-up for emails on specific topics.
This site contains information about Nexcare products, including its Health Preparedness Kit and Go-Pak.
If you are given a diagnosis of a new medical problem, this should be the first place to look for basic, well-written information. This meticulously researched site has balanced and accurate information. It offers frequent newsletters on specific topics that offers up to date information in each area. Their diet and exercise advice is comprehensive and effective.
Although no longer associated with former surgeon general Everett Koop, this site is rich in information on diseases, medications and surgical procedures. You can check out a symptom, watch an informative health video and sign up for timely newsletters.
This encyclopedic site from the National Library of Medicine has indepth articles on all diseases. The information packed pages explains scientific terms, discusses drug action and doses and even links to other sites for patient support.
Center for Disease Control
This site has an A-Z section for most major health problems as well as specialized sections for women, men and seniors. Each September the CDC announces the status of influenza vaccination that year. It describes the characteristics of the three strains of flu virus in the current vaccine, the amount of vaccine available and schedule of vaccinations.