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national health observances
2014 National Health Observances
Health observances are days, weeks, or months devoted to promoting particular health concerns.

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Adam.com Medical Encylcopedia
Over 4,000 articles about diseases, tests, symptoms, injuries, and surgeries; and an extensive library of medical photographs and illustrations.

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Alzheimer's Association
Information, education, and support on Alzheimer's disease.

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American Academy of Family Physicians
Information on various health topics written and reviewed by physicians and patient education professionals at the American Academy of Family Physicians.

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American Cancer Society
A nationwide, community-based voluntary health organization providing most accurate, up-to-date information on cancer.

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American Diabetes Association
Providing information on type 1 and 2 diabetes. Common topics include information on reading food labels, exercising effectively, and recipes for healthy eating.

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American Dietetic Association
The world's largest organization of food and nutrition professionals providing science-based food and nutrition information.

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American Gastroenterological Association
Health information, current news and events, and featured events on gastroenterology.

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American Heart Association
Various health information on cardiovascular health and stroke topics.

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American Lung Association
Voluntary health organization providing lung health information- lung disease and prevention.

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Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
Practical health care information, research findings, and data.

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Arthritis Foundation
A national not-for-profit organization that supports more than 100 types of arthritis and related conditions.

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Asthma and Allergies Foundation of America
A not-for-profit organization providing health information on asthma and allergies.

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CancerNet
American Society for Clinical Oncology providing information on types of cancer, diagnosis, treatment, and surviving cancer.

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Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Reliable health and safety information on various topics such as infectious diseases and travelers’ health.

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clinical trials
ClinicalTrials.gov
A registry of federally and privately supported clinical trials conducted in the United States and around the world.

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consumer report Consumer Reports Medical Guide
Nonprofit consumer organization with trusted research, testing, and reporting on health topics such as healthy living, conditions and treatments, prescription drugs, natural medicines, doctors and hospitals, and insurances.

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Healthfinder
Medical journals and other publications, clearinghouses, databases, hotlines, medical research, support groups, organizations, and libraries on a wide variety of health topics.

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Healthy Roads Media
Multimedia health information in 18 languages. Handouts, videos, audios, and podcasts on topics such as hypertension, cholesterol, weight, exercise, heart health, immunizations, depression, and nutrition.

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helpguide.org
Helpguide
A non-profit resource to help people understand, prevent, and resolve many of life’s challenges. Helpguide's goal is to give you the information and encouragement you need to take charge of your health and well-being and make healthy choices.

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international essential tremor foundation
International Essential Tremor Foundation
Educational information, services, and support to people affected by essential tremor (ET).

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MassHealth
A program providing comprehensive health insurance-or help in paying for private health insurance-to nearly one million Massachusetts children, families, seniors, and people with disabilities.

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Medicare
A federal health insurance program for people 65 years of age and older, some disabled people under 65 years of age, and people with End-Stage Renal Disease (permanent kidney failure treated with dialysis or a transplant).

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Medline Plus
Medical journal articles, information about drugs, illustrated medical encyclopedia, interactive patient tutorials, and latest health news from the National Library of Medicine. 

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medlineplus
Medline Plus Medical Dictionary
Understanding medical words.

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National Cancer Institute
Valuable cancer-related health information on a wide range of topics with access to links, press releases, and publications. 

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National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine
Federal Government's lead agency for scientific research on complementary and alternative medicine.

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National Comprehensive Cancer Network
An alliance of top cancer treatment centers, including Massachusetts General Hospital and Dana Farber/Brigham & Women Hospital, wilth information on treatment guidelines, clinical trials, and cancer resources.

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National Digestive Diseases Information Clearinghouse
Health information, statistics, clinical trials, and clinical practice guidelines on digestive diseases.

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National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
Electronic resources on blood, sleep disorders, and diseases of the heart, blood vessels, lung, and blood.

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National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases
Health information, clinical trials, and journal articles on arthritis and musculoskeletal and skin diseases.

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National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases
Health information, statistics, and links to organizations on diabetes, digestive, and kidney diseases.

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National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke
Health information, news stories, newsletters, and clinical trials on neurological disorders.

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natural standard
Natural Standard
A database founded by healthcare providers and reseachers to provide high quality, evidence-based information about complementary and alternative therapies .

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NOAH: New York Online Access to Health
High quality full-text consumer health information in English and Spanish.

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office of women's health
Office of Women's Health
Comprehensive websites that provide reliable and accurate information on the health of women.

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PubMed
Links to full text articles and other related resources.  Over 16 million citations from MEDLINE and other life science journals for biomedical articles. 

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social work therapy referral service
Social Work Therapy Referral Service
A free, confidential telephone referral service. They provide professional, personalized counseling referrals matched for location, specialty, and insurance or fee requirements. They will help you find a skilled individual, family, or group therapist in Massachusetts.

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substance abuse and mental health services administration
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
Resources to prevention, treatment, and rehabilitative services for people iwth mental and substance use disorders.

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usp
United States Pharmacopeial Convention (USP)
A non-governmental, not-for-profit public health organization that verifies the identity, strength, purity, and quality of dietary supplement finished products, dietary supplement ingredients, and pharmaceutical ingredients.

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UpToDate for Patients
Information to learn more about a medical condition, better understand management and treatment options, and have a better dialogue with health care providers.

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