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Health Resources

~ Cancer Resources ~
~ Lupus Resources ~
~ Other Helpful Resources ~
~ Kid's Corner ~

Cancer resources

Melanoma & Skin Cancer Awareness (Facebook) - An excellent resource provide by one who has had melanoma and survived.

* Melanoma Research Foundation - Newly diagnosed with melanoma? Would you like to talk to someone who has gone through that experience? This wonderful website will match you with someone using a wide variety of criteria such as type of melanoma, stage, same type of treatment, age, and life situation.

James A. Schlipmann Melanoma Cancer Foundation - Founded in memory of James Schlipmann, this wonderful organization was created to fund clinical trials and research studies, and to advance education, awareness, screenings and treatment to eventually eradicate Melanoma.

* tiffanysmelanomafoundation.org - Tiffany was taken by Malignant Melanoma in October 8, 2001 at the age of 24. This is an important website to visit for anyone who has a family member or friend with cancer. You will find helpful topic such as "Important health insurance information" and "How to get travelers assistance" to the deeply personal side of cancer written by Tiffany and her Mother.

*breastcancergroup.org - an outstanding resource especially for a woman recently diagnosed with breast cancer. Created by a group of women joined together in their fight with breast cancer, you will share their individual stories, find an abundance of helpful links, books suggestions and more.

* skincarephysicians.com - Comprehensive on-line skin cancer information resource

* oncolink.com - Skin care during radiation therapy.

* cancerTrials - Information about cancer research studies. A service of the National Cancer Institute.

cancernews.com - If you are looking for a technical medical resource this is a good place to start.

cancer.gov - An excellent resource on melanoma.

* Cancer.org - Working relentlessly to save lives and create a world with less cancer. Together with millions of our supporters worldwide, we help people stay well and get well, find cures, and fight back against cancer. 

American Melanoma Foundation - A great link for help groups around the country. And, if you can’t make a meeting or can’t find a local group, you could also email two uplifting survivors.

* The Cure Research Foundation - A non-profit organization dedicated to healing without drugs. Offers information on alternative cancer treatments, therapies and clinics. A good resource for those who can not use drugs or wish to explore alternatives to drug therapy.

Lupus Resources:

* Lupus Foundation of America - Learn about The Lupus Foundation of America programs and services in your area, as well as other helpful information.

* The Lupus site(SLE) - An informative site hosted by a woman who also has lupus (SLE).

Other Useful Resources:

* QuitDay.org - Add 10 healthy years to your life by stopping smoking. Smoking and tobacco addiction reduces quality of life for millions of people each year. The QuitDay team strives to inspire people to quit smoking.

Sunsafe.sd.com -A San Diego website for sun safety started my 13 year old Matt Stone to help us all Stop the Sun, Not the Fun :)

* OpenCare - A developing website as a healthcare resource.. Take a peek at The Ultimate Guideline on how to Fight the Flu.

* SunSafeTee.org - Attention golfers! Here is a website dedicated to teaching the golf community about sun protection and offering resources for early detection.

*Transplantbuddies.org - Provides information about the transplant process, resources covering drugs and side effects, and daily discussions about living life as a transplant patient.

*Asbestos.com - You will find the latest, up-to-date information about the dangers of asbestos related cancers such as peritoneal mesothelioma, lung cancer, and mesothelioma of the pleura. They also provide treatment options, steps to take after a diagnosis and a list of top doctors.

* Mesotheliomagroup.com - A guide to help you through every step of the diagnostic and treatment process of mesothelioma. Attention veterans, there is a special section to help you with the red tape and help you file.

* MesotheliomaLawyerCenter.org - A comprehensive asbestos disease informational resource. You will find, free of charge: a comprehensive Mesothelioma & Asbestos Guide; 3 must-read mesothelioma books written by medical professionals and mesothelioma survivors; veteran benefits assistance, and more

* Healthline.com - Comprehensive overview of Rheumatoid Arthritis as a critical starting point for individuals and/or their loved ones.

* Ataxiccerebralpalsyhelp.com - a wonderful site to see everything you need to know on getting help for Cerebral Palsy.

* Healthyu-skin.org - a great all-around resource on skin. You will find information on topics from diet and healthy skin to sunburn dangers.

* VSSkin.com - You will find skin care products specially developed for ultra sensitive and acne prone skin.

* albinism.org - A website for the National Organization for Albinism and Hypoplgmentation (NOAH).

* arthritis.org - Information, resources and programs relating to arthritis.

* National Institute on Aging - Fact sheet on skin care and aging.

* Fibromyalgia Network - Educational materials on fibromyalgia syndrome (FMS) and chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS).

* medlineplus.gov - the National Library of Medicine developed this site. You can find information on over 600 diseases and conditions, a medical dictionary, health information in Spanish, and information on prescription and nonprescription drugs.

* healthfinder.gov - A great overall health resource (including skin cancer) developed by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

* HealingWell.com - Site includes medical news, health information, patient stories, message boards and chat rooms, books, and illness resource directories for patients, caregivers, and family coping with diseases, disorders, or chronic illness.


*School Nurse Guide rntobsn.org - A school nurses guide to kids health and safey.

*Floridainjuredbaby.org - Providing guidance for parents and their injured child such as Care for a Child With Injuries and Birth Injury A to Z.

* Federal Guideline for School Programs to Prevent Skin Cancer - Website designed to provide schools with a comprehensive approach to preventing skin cancer among adolescents and young people

* Kids Organics - Started by Moms concerned about their children. You will find lots of healthful information from natural products for your home to health lunch boxes

* BirthInjuryGuide.org - A site that helps answer the questions parents and families have about birth injuries. Birth injury experts and medical professionals are standing by to help answer any questions you may have.

* American Childhood Cancer Organization - Provides information and support for children and adolescents with cancer and their families. You will find excellent resources on this site.

* The Danger Ranger Child Safety Website - The Danger Ranger's teach child safety using the entertainment quality kids love with the educational content parents' appreciate. Click here to learn more about water safety from the Danger Rangers

* epa.gov - the Environmental Protection Agency's SunWise School Program

* The Tanning Taboo - Having your teenager read this interesting and well written article may be just what the doctor ordered to get the point across that tanning is not healthy.

* bravekids.org - Online resources for children with chronic or life-threatening illnesses..

* insurekidsnow.gov - the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services Resources and Services provides information on the children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP)

* A simple yet effective saying to teach children: "Short shadow, seek shade".
(submitted by Dr. Leslie A. Mark, San Diego, CA)

~ All content is intended for information only and is not a substitute for medical advice ~

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