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|As a service and convenience to our visitors, we have provided the hyper-links listed below. These links are to other health-related and community-interest Web sites and are provided for your convenience and entertainment. Calais Hospital does not endorse these sites and the information contained in them should not be considered a reflection of the views of the Hospital. The Hospital does not guarantee the accuracy of the information presented on other Web sites, nor does the Hospital endorse the information presented in sites linked to this Web site. In addition, Calais Hospital is not responsible for any errors or omissions in the information provided in any Web site linked to this site. We encourage you to confirm all health-related information contained on any Web site with your physician. |
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- 411Cancer.com – Link to 411Cancer.com, a site dedicated to providing patients and their families with cancer treatment information and facilitating access to cancer treatment options, drugs, and treatment strategies through clinical trials.
- Alzheimer's Association – Link to the Alzheimer's Association, a national network of chapters that is the largest national voluntary health organization committed to finding a cure for Alzheimer's and helping those affected by the disease.
- American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry – This site is designed to serve AACAP Members, as well as parents and families. Information is provided as a public service to aid in the understanding and treatment of the developmental, behavioral, and mental disorders that affect an estimated 7 to 12 million children and adolescents at any given time in the United States. You will find information on child and adolescent psychiatry, fact sheets for parents and caregivers, AACAP membership, current research, practice guidelines, managed care information, awards and fellowship descriptions, meeting information, and much more. Since there are no child or adolescent psychiatrists on staff for the site, it does not offer consultations for specific children and families.
- American Association of Blood Banks – Link to the AABB's website, which contains facts about donating and receiving blood, as well as message boards, feedback and interactive sessions, listings of meetings across the nation, late breaking industry news, FDA reports, legislative changes, medical updates, access to subscription newsletters, special interest groups, and the AABB Marketplace.
- American Association on Mental Retardation – The AAMR is the oldest and largest interdisciplinary organization of professionals (and others) concerned about mental retardation and related disabilities. Through their Web site, the AAMR has provided a resource that will give you rapid access to information about the mental retardation and disabilities field.
- American Cancer Society – Link to the American Cancer Society's Cancer Resource Center, which is an outstanding resource for anyone who wants to learn more about cancer and topics related to cancer.
- American Diabetes Association – Link to the American Diabetes Association, a national, voluntary, nonprofit organization that provides diabetes research, information, and advocacy.
- American Heart Association – Link to the official Web site of the American Heart Association.
- American Latex Allergy Association – The American Latex Allergy Association is a national nonprofit organization that provides information about latex allergies and supports latex-allergic individuals.
- American Liver Foundation – Link to the American Liver Foundation, a national, voluntary, nonprofit health agency dedicated to preventing, treating, and curing hepatitis and all liver diseases through research, education, and support groups.
- American Lung Association – Link to the American Lung Association, a national, voluntary, nonprofit health organization dedicated to fighting lung disease in all its forms, with special emphasis on asthma, tobacco control, and environmental health.
- American Social Health Association – The ASHA is recognized by the public and by patients, providers, and policy-makers for developing and delivering accurate, medically reliable information about STDs. Public and college health clinics across the U.S. order ASHA educational pamphlets and books to give to clients and students. Community-based organizations depend on ASHA, too, to help communicate about risk, transmission, prevention, testing, and treatment.
- American Speech-Language-Hearing Association – The ASHA's mission is to ensure that all people with speech, language, and hearing disorders have access to quality services to help them communicate effectively. On its site you will find information to help you understand communication and communication disorders, as well as a referral service, so you can get access to qualified professionals.
- Arthritis Foundation – Link to the Arthritis Foundation, a national, voluntary health agency seeking the causes, cures, preventions, and treatments for the more than 100 forms of arthritis.
- Better Hearing Institute – The Better Hearing Institute is a not-for-profit corporation that was created over 30 years ago to promote hearing healthcare across the United States. The manufacturers and suppliers that comprise the hearing industry in the U.S. jointly fund the organization. Over the years, BHI has perhaps been best known as the producer of Public Service Announcements about hearing loss and the importance of appropriate treatment. Behind the scenes, BHI has operated a call center where consumers could ask questions about hearing loss, and the organization has distributed helpful brochures about specific subjects that were important to consumers.
- CancerGuide – Link to CancerGuide, a site created by a cancer survivor that is dedicated to helping site visitors find answers to questions about cancer and helping them find the questions that should be asked.
- Children with Diabetes – The mission of Children with Diabetes.com is to promote understanding of the care and treatment of diabetes (especially in children), to increase awareness of the need for unrestricted diabetes care for children at school and day-care, to support families living with diabetes, and to promote understanding of research into a cure.
- Epilepsy Foundation of America – Link to the Epilepsy Foundation, a national, nonprofit organization dedicated to the welfare of people with epilepsy.
- HealthBoards.com – Link to HealthBoards.com, a site containing message boards on health-related topics.
- Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation International – JDRF is a leading nonprofit, nongovernmental funder of diabetes research worldwide, and the only major diabetes organization focused exclusively on research.
- March of Dimes Birth Defects Foundation – Link to the March of Dimes, a national, nonprofit organization committed to improving the health of babies by preventing birth defects and infant mortality.
- Meningitis Foundation of America – Link to the MFA, an organization whose the goals and objectives are: to help support sufferers of Spinal Meningitis and their families; to provide information to educate the public and medical professionals about Meningitis so that its early diagnosis and treatment will save lives; and to help support the development of vaccines and other means of treating and/or preventing meningitis.
- Muscular Dystrophy Association – Link to the Muscular Dystrophy Association, a national, nonprofit health agency that is a dedicated partnership between scientists and concerned citizens aimed at conquering neuromuscular diseases that affect more than a million Americans.
- National Kidney Foundation – Link to the National Kidney Foundation, a national nonprofit organization that seeks to prevent kidney and urinary tract diseases, improve the health and well-being of individuals and families affected by these diseases, and increase the availability of all organs for transplantation.
- National Multiple Sclerosis Society – Link to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, whose mission is to end the devastating effects of multiple sclerosis. Providing accurate, up-to-date information to individuals with MS, their families, and healthcare providers is central to their mission.
- National Osteoporosis Foundation – Link to the National Osteoporosis Foundation, which strives to be the nation's leading resource for people seeking up-to-date, medically sound information about the causes, prevention, detection, and treatment of osteoporosis.
- National Sleep Foundation – The NSF is an independent nonprofit organization dedicated to improving public health and safety by achieving public understanding of sleep and sleep disorders, and by supporting public education, sleep-related research, and advocacy.
- National Stroke Association – The NSA’s mission is to reduce the incidence and impact of strokes, to save lives, to improve quality of care, and to improve patient outcomes.
- National Transplant Society – Link to the National Transplant Society, a national, nonprofit organization dedicated to maximizing the availability of lifesaving organs, health-enhancing human tissue, and life-sustaining bridge technology.
- ORTHOclinics.com – This site is a resource for patient-oriented orthopedic material. OrthoClinics.com collects links to sites that use patient-friendly presentations. You can find these sites in its list of Best of the Net Sites. OrthoClinics.com is also assembling a database of orthopedic sites in the United States and around the world.
- Prevent Blindness America – Link to Prevent Blindness America, a national, nonprofit organization dedicated to fighting blindness and saving sight.
- SIECUS – The Sexuality Information and Education Council of the U.S. (SIECUS) is a national, nonprofit organization that affirms that sexuality is a natural and healthy part of living. Incorporated in 1964, SIECUS develops, collects, and disseminates information, promotes comprehensive education about sexuality, and advocates the right of individuals to make responsible sexual choices.
- SupportPath.com – Link to SupportPath.com, a site that allows people with health, personal, and relationship issues share their experiences through 200+ message boards and provides links to support-related information on the Internet.
- Yahoo! Groups - Health & Wellness – Link to Yahoo!'s Health & Wellness groups.
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