types of illness and injury below. Many general information Web sites also have information about the categorized items and vice-versa.
A WORD OF WARNING.
The Internet is full of sites that are geared to sell "quick fixes"
for an injury (carpal tunnel, injured ankle, injured back, injured knee, injured neck, etc.). Don't be misled. A qualified physician
is your best hope for proper advice and care.
Information Center of the U.S. General Services Administration - Health
Full text versions of the best federal consumer publications available here. View them for
FREE or purchase printed copies at their online ordering site.
is a gateway consumer health and human services information web site from
the United States government. healthfinder can lead you to selected
online publications, clearinghouses, databases, web sites, and support
and self-help groups, as well as the government agencies and not-for-profit
organizations that produce reliable information for the public.
C. Sechrest, MD, Orthopedic Patient Education Supersite http://www.sechrest.com
Patient Education Collection pages provide informative information including
drawings on injuries such as those involving the shoulders, hip, knee,
foot and ankle, and cumulative trauma disorders.
Information and Resources http://www.makoa.org
This page has over
130 links to web sites relating to disabilities. They also have an extensive
list of newsgroups and a excellent search engine. This is the most thorough
links page I've every seen.
Academy of Medicine - Texas Medical Center Library http://www.library.tmc.edu
HAM-TMC helps you
quickly access the best of the Internet. Their links lead to Web pages
devoted to medicine and health-related topics. Areas they cover including
: Associations & Societies, Consumer Health, Medical Education, Pharmacology,
and there's also a Search HAM-TMC page.
Medical Association (AMA) http://www.ama-assn.org
Search for a physician
or check for information on your own doctor or an IME. The info here is
very limited. Use their "doctor finder" feature to do so. The
American Medical Association (AMA) is a professional association of physicians
and medical students dedicated to the health of America. AMA Physician
Select provides information on virtually every licensed physician in the
United States and its possessions, including more than 650,000 doctors
of medicine (MD) and doctors of osteopathy or osteopathic medicine (DO).
All physician credential data have been verified for accuracy and authenticated
by accrediting agencies, medical schools, residency training programs,
licensing and certifying boards, and other data sources.
Chronic Myofascial Pain Syndrome (FMS & CMPS) http://www.sover.net/~devstar
or FMS) is a chronic invisible illnesses that is difficult to understand.
It's not a muscle condition. It's a dysfunction of the informational substances
such as neurotransmitters, hormones, peptides, and other biochemical messengers
which regulate and run the systems of the body and mind. It causes hypersensitivity
to all sorts of stimuli, so it can amplify pain. It often occurs with
chronic myofascial (my-oh-fass-shall) pain syndrome (MPS), which is a
neuromuscular chronic pain condition with trigger points (TrPs) that can
cause incapacitating, intolerable pain.
The mission of the
APS is to serve people in pain by advancing research, education, treatment
and professional practice. As a multidisciplinary education and scientific
organizations, APS recognizes that these goals can be best accomplished
by a joint and interactive effort among basic scientists and healthcare
professionals. APS is a not-for-profit membership society and welcomes
broad participation from all disciplines. They have categorized the types
of pain facilities at http://www.ampainsoc.org/pub/pfdir.htm.
|DRCNet Online Library of Drug Policy http://www.druglibrary.org
Online library of articles, reasearch papers, books, and essays on drug-related issues.
Multiple Chemical Sensitivity (MCS)
|Hamilton Healthcare http://www.healthybuildings.org
Injured Workers' Alliance has worked with them since the late 90's on injured worker issues including respiratory disease and chemical sensitivity. Contact them through their online form to learn dates and times of meetings in the Portland, Oregon area. They provide lots of information about health issues through meetings and an email newsletter you can sign up for here, Hamilton Healthcare also carries the best brands of HEPA activated carbon-zeolite air filters, along with water purifiers.
Cord Injury Association http://www.spinalcord.org
The Spinal Cord Injury
Association was established in 1948 and has many chapters throughout the
United States. Their Web site has an enormous amount of information. Learn
about NSCIA here.
|The SPINAL CORD
Injury Information Network
An incredibly huge
amount of reference information relating to spinal cord injury (SCI).
Repetitive Strain Injury (RSI)
|CTS Place http://www.ctsplace.com
Information and links provided about Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. The site Includes a message board.
Related Repetitive Strain Injury http://eeshop.unl.edu/rsi.html
You'll find a huge amount of information here on Repetitive Strain Injury to the hands and
arms. The author goes into great detail about injuries caused from the
use of computer keyboards and mice. Info includes: What is RSI, What are
the Symptoms, and How do I prevent it. There are also several links to books and related sites.
Ergonomics Web http://ergo.human.cornell.edu
from Ergonomics research studies and class work by students and faculty
of the university. They focus on ways to enhance usability by improving
the ergonomic design of hardware, software, and workplaces, to enhance
people's comfort, performance and health.
|Office Ergonomics Training http://www.office-ergo.com
This site contains
a lot of good advice for anyone concerned with Office ergonomics. Info
about Hand and wrists basics, back pain, eyestrain etc. Good Information
for anyone employed in an office environment.
The Internet Drug Index http://www.rxlist.com
A comprehensive on-line drug name cross-index.
|The American Association
of Suicidology http://www.suicidology.org
The American Association
of Suicidology is dedicated to the understanding and prevention of suicide.
AAS promotes research, public awareness programs, education and training
for professionals and volunteers. In addition, it serves as a national
clearinghouse for information on suicide.
Voices of Education (SA\VE) http://www.save.org
The #1 cause of
suicide is untreated depression. The mission of SA\VE is to educate about
suicide and to speak for suicide survivors. SA\VE has several articles
on this subject and will send you them by e-mail at no charge.