Health Connect, a consumer health library and health and safety information clearinghouse, provides individuals, families and communities with up-to-date information regarding various health and safety challenges, as well as, to help identify resources available on a local and national level.  The resources offered are about the specific health or safety issue, referrals to other organizations who may offer support groups or information, or referrals to other resources and multimedia sources (websites).

Specific Health Topics

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ACNE

Medical Self-Care-Acne- HealthWorld Online

AGING

National Council for Aging

AIDS

AVERT

ALBINISM

NOAH’s Home Page

ALLERGIES

National Jewish Health

ALLERGIES, FOOD

Welcome to www.foodallergy.org

AMYOTROPHIC LATERAL SCLEROSIS (ALS)

The ALS Association

ANXIETY DISORDERS

National Institute of Mental Health

APLASTIC ANEMIA

Aplastic Anemia Foundation of America

APRAXIA

Apraxia-Kids Home Page

ARTHRITIS

Arthritis Foundation

ASPERGER SYNDROME

Asperger Syndrome/O.A.S.I.S.

ASTHMA

Asthma

ATAXIA

National Ataxia Foundation Home Page

ATTENTION DEFICIT HYPERACTIVITY DISORDER

ADHD

AUTISM

What is autism?

B

BAD BREATH

SEE: HALITOSIS

BIRTH DEFECTS

Welcome to the March Of Dimes

BLADDER DISORDERS

Urinary Incontinence in Children
Urinary Tract Infections in Children

BLINDNESS

American Council of the Blind

BRAIN TUMORS

American Brain Tumor Association

BRONCHITIS

Medical Self-Care-Bronchitis- HealthWorld Online

BURN INJURY

Let’s Face It

C

CANCER

 National Cancer Institute

CARDIAC DISEASES

SEE: HEART

CEREBRAL PALSY

About Cerebral Palsy

CHILD DEVELOPMENT

Pediatric Development and Behavior

CHROMOSOME DEFECTS

Chromosome Deletion Outreach

CHRONIC FATIGUE

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: Facts and Brochures
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s CFS Page

COMMUNICATION DISORDERS

American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA)
National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders

CONSTIPATION

Constipation
Medical Self-Care-Constipation- HealthWorld Online
Why Am I Constipated?

COUGH

Medical Self-Care-Cough- HealthWorld Online

CROHN’S DISEASE

CCFA — Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America
Crohn’s Disease

CROUP

CHILDREN AND CROUP
KidsHealth

CUTS

Medical Self-Care-Cut’s, Scrapes, And Punctures- HealthWorld Online

CYSTIC FIBROSIS

D

DEPRESSION

National Institute of Mental Health

DIABETES

MedLine

DIARRHEA

Medical Self-Care-Diarrhea- HealthWorld Online

DIGESTION

NIDDK Health Information: Digestive Diseases

DISABILITIES

SEE: LEARNING DISABILITIES

DOWN SYNDROME

National Down Syndrome Society

DRUG ABUSE

Marijuana: Facts for Teens
Marijuana: Facts Parents Need to Know

DRUGS-INFORMATION

Drug InfoNet

DRUGS-LIST

Drugs List A-Z

DYSLEXIA

Dyslexia: The Gift. Information and Resources for Dyslexia
International Dyslexia Association

E

EAR INFECTION

Ear Infections in Children

EARACHES

Medical Self-Care-Earaches- HealthWorld Online

EATING DISORDERS

The Something Fishy Website on Eating Disorders

EDUCATION

AskERIC
SERI – Special Education Resources on the Internet

ENDOMETRIOSIS

Facts About Endometriosis

ENVIRONMENT

Environmental Health Topics

EPILEPSY

Epilepsy Foundation

EYE DISEASES

Macular Degeneration Foundation

EYE PROBLEMS

Medical Self-Care-Eye Problems- HealthWorld Online
National Association for Visually Handicapped Welcome Center

F

FEDERAL DOCUMENTS

Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (ODPHP)

FETAL ALCOHOL SYNDROME

National Organization on Fetal Alcohol Syndrome

FEVER

Medical Self-Care-Fever- HealthWorld Online

FIBROMYALGIA

QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS ABOUT FIBROMYALGIA

FLU

Medical Self-Care-Flu- HealthWorld Online

G

GENETIC CONDITIONS/RARE CONDITIONS

Genetic Conditions / Rare Conditions Information

GLAUCOMA

Glaucoma Research Foundation

H

HALITOSIS

6 Causes of Bad Breath

HAYFEVER

Medical Self-Care-Hay Fever- HealthWorld Online

HEAD INJURY

SEE: TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURY

HEAD LICE

National Pediculosis Association

HEADACHE

Medical Self-Care-Headaches
National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke

HEARING PROBLEMS

Hearing and Deafness

HEART

American Heart Association

HEMORRHOIDS

Hemorrhoids

HICCUPS

Medical Self-Care-Hiccups- HealthWorld Online

HORMONE DISORDERS

NIDDK Health Information: Endocrine & Metabolic Diseases

HOSPICE

National Hospice Organization

HYPERACTIVITY

Hyperactivity

HYPOPIGMENTATION

NOAH’s Home Page

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IMMUNE DISEASES

Autoimmune Diseases

IMMUNIZATIONS

Vaccines and Immunizations

INFECTIOUS DISEASES

Emerging Infectious Diseases

IRRITABLE BOWEL SYNDROME

Irritable Bowel Syndrome

J

JOURNALS

Child Abuse & Neglect User Manual Series
Future of Children

K

KIDNEY

NIDDK Health Information: Kidney Diseases
Directory of Kidney and Urologic Diseases Organizations

KLINEFELTER SYNDROME

Klinefelter Syndrome

L

LACTOSE INTOLERANCE

Lactose Intolerance

LEAD

Health and Environmental Effects
LEAD

LEARNING DISABILITIES

LD OnLine: Getting Started
LD OnLine: Learning Disabilities Resources

LEUKEMIA

Leukemia

LUNG DISEASES

Lung Diseases

LUPUS

Living with Lupus
Lupus Foundation of America

LYME DISEASE

Lyme Disease Information Resource

M

MEDICATIONS

SEE: DRUGS

MENTAL HEALTH

What is mental health?

MENTAL RETARDATION

Intellectual Abilities
Kids Health

MESOTHELIOMA

Mesothelioma Veterans Center

MUSCULAR DYSTROPHY

Muscular Dystrophy Association
MUSCULAR DYSTROPHY ASSOCIATION (AUSTRALIA)

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NATIVE AMERICAN HEALTH

Indian Health Service

NEUROFIBROMATOSIS

National Neurofibromatosis Foundation

NEUROLOGICAL AND NEUROMUSCULAR DISORDERS

Neurological Problems

NUTRITION

NIDDK Health Information: Weight Loss and Control

O

OBESITY

NIDDK Health Information: Weight Loss and Control

ORAL CONTRACEPTIVES

Contraception and Birth Control

ORGAN TRANSPLANTS

Coalition on Donation

P

PAIN

National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke – Chronic Pain

PARALYSIS

Paralysis

PEDIATRIC LINKS

Harriet Lane Links

PEDIATRIC RADIOLOGY

Virtual Hospital: Iowa Health Book: Pediatric Radiology

PKU

PKU

PRADER-WILLI

The Prader-Willi Syndrome Association

PSORIASIS

National Psoriasis Foundation

Q

R

RADIATION

NIH – Radiation Fact Sheet

REACTIVE AIRWAY DISEASE

Is it the same as asthma?

S

SCHIZOPHRENIA

Schizophrenia

SELF-CARE

Self-Care Central – HealthWorld Online

SEXUALLY TRANSMITTED DISEASES

Sexually Transmitted Diseases

SINUSITIS

Sinusitis: A treatment plan that works for asthma and allergy too

SKIN DISORDERS

Skin Disorders

SKIN RASHES

Medical Self-Care-Skin Rashes- HealthWorld Online

SORE THROAT

Medical Self-Care-Sore Throat- HealthWorld Online

SPECIAL EDUCATION

Special Education Resources

SPINA BIFIDA

Children with Spina Bifida

SPINAL CORD INJURIES

National Spinal Cord Injury Association

STURGE-WEBER SYNDROME

The Sturge-Weber Foundation

SUBSTANCE ABUSE

National Clearinghouse for Alcohol and Drug Information
National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence, Inc. (NCADD)
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

SUDDEN INFANT DEATH SYNDROME

Mayo Clinic-SIDS

SWOLLEN GLANDS

Medical Self-Care-Swollen Glands- HealthWorld Online

T

TEETH

National Institute of Dental & Craniofacial Research

TRANSPLANT

Coalition on Donation

TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURY

National Resource Center For Traumatic Brain Injury
NLC: Understanding Brain Injury
Rehabilitation Resource Center
TBI National Data Center

TURNER SYNDROME

Turner’s Syndrome Society of the US

U

ULCERS

Stomach and Duodenal Ulcers

V

VOMITING AND NAUSEA

Medical Self-Care-Vomiting & Nausea- HealthWorld Online

W

WHEEZING

Medical Self-Care-Wheezing- HealthWorld Online

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Z