The American Liver Foundation is recommended as an excellent source of information about liver disease for patients and caregivers. The information is relevant and understandable, and avoids excessive detail. There are many general and disease-specific resources for patients and caregivers, including support groups, downloadable handouts, and inspiring patient stories.
Clinical Pain Advisor is recommended as a good resource for keeping up with recent developments in pain management science. This website provides relevant information through a collection of news articles and recent coverage of contemporary medical literature. Visitors can use this website to learn about the different types of pain as well as methods to treat pain.
The American Chronic Pain Association provides videos and brief descriptions of conditions associated with chronic pain. There is also information about how to improve medical appointments as well as pain management techniques. This website is recommended for its advice and tools for improving pain management.
Avon Breast Cancer Crusade connects medically underserved women with breast health education and screening services. This website is recommended as a good resource for general breast cancer resources and learning what grants are available for cancer outreach and screening services. Users won't find much actual health information here, but the site does provide a deep list of resources that put users in touch with other websites that do.
UpToDate is recommended as a physician-level health information and research. This section allows patients and caregivers to search, but not browse, the consumer health content for information available for free. Although topics here are covered in good depth, most of the more detailed information is only available to subscribers.
The American Parkinson Disease Association covers the causes, symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment of Parkinson's Disease. Users will have no trouble navigating this recommended collection of educational articles, webinars, and other tools helpful for consumers and providers alike. Especially impressive is the site's resources section, with dozens of brochures, booklets, webinar recordings, and other educational publications available for download.
MedicineNet.com, like its owner WebMD, provides medical information, newsletters, and other services for general readers. Content is created by board-certified physicians, and is recommended to consumers for its in-depth, interactive collection of general health topics. But also like WebMd, this website has an abundance of advertisements and clutter which users must dig through to find helpful content.
National Alliance for Caregiving addresses all aspects of caregiving and includes brochures summarizing research and academic reports. There is information about relevant legislation, how to establish and sustain a family caregiving coalition, and incorporate technology into caregiving. The site is recommended as a resource for people interested in research about and the current status of care-taking in the USA, although there is little information for actual caregivers.
C.H.A.D.D. provides a comprehensive overview of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder for parents and caregivers, adults, and professionals. This recommended website features helpful tips and resources, including a monthly webinar during which medical experts answer questions submitted by users.
The Autism Society is a highly recommended resource for information related to autism. The materials available here are clear and authoritative, allowing visitors to learn about this condition in depth. Especially helpful is how the site refers users to autism-related services and support across the country.