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The Internet is one of many excellent sources of medical information. Visitors may find these sources helpful:

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Alzheimer’s Association
The Alzheimer’s Association is the leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer care, support and research. Their mission is to eliminate Alzheimer's disease through the advancement of research; to provide and enhance care and support for all affected; and to reduce the risk of dementia through the promotion of brain health.

American Diabetes Association
The American Diabetes Association is leading the fight against the deadly consequences of diabetes and fighting for those affected by diabetes. The Association funds research to prevent, cure and manage diabetes, and delivers services to hundreds of communities.

American Cancer Society
The American Cancer Society is the nationwide, community-based, voluntary health organization dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health problem by preventing cancer, saving lives, and diminishing suffering from cancer, through research, education, advocacy and service.

American Heart Association
The American Heart Association is a national voluntary health agency whose mission is: "Building healthier lives, free of cardiovascular diseases and stroke."

The Centers for Disease Control of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
The CDC is committed to achieving true improvements in people’s lives by accelerating health impact and reducing health disparities. CDC has created a set of four overarching Health Protection Goals, which are supported by a number of strategic goals and objectives.

The Connecticut Association for Hospice and Home Care
The Connecticut Association for Home Care and Hospice supports its members in the provision of exceptional quality and accessible services through collaboration, leadership, provision of information, advocacy, and education.

The Connecticut Department of Public Health
The Department of Public Health strives to protect and improve the health and safety of the people of Connecticut by: assuring the conditions in which people can be healthy, promoting physical and mental health and preventing disease, injury, and disability.

DrugWatch.com
This comprehensive website includes up-to-date information about prescription and over-the-counter medications and includes details about associated side effects to aid in the protection of patients and consumers.

The Mesothelioma Group
The Mesothelioma Group is a charitable organization supporting the National Alliance for Caregiving and Cancer Care. Because the average age of diagnosis is 60 and symptoms are easily mistaken for less serious illnesses, early detection and awareness for mesothelioma is crucial in improving survival rates. Any individual or family that is diagnosed with or knows someone with cancer deserves to have the best information and support available. Our goal at the Mesothelioma Group is to increase awareness, improving survival rates and life expectancy.

National Association for Home Care

The National Association for Home Care (NAHC) is the largest and most respected professional association representing the interests of Americans who need home care (including acute, long-term, and terminal care) and the caregivers that provide them with in-home health and supportive services.

Visiting Nurse Associations of America
The Visiting Nurse Associations of America (VNAA) is the national association of nonprofit Visiting Nurse Agencies (VNAs) and home healthcare providers who care for and treat approximately 4 million patients annually.

Visiting Nurse Associations of New England
The Visiting Nurse Associations of New England (VNANE) is the largest VNA health care delivery system in the Northeastern United States, consisting of non-profit, community-based home health care agencies in Connecticut, Massachusetts and Rhode Island.

World Health Organization
The World Health Organization (WHO) is the directing and coordinating authority for health within the United Nations system. It is responsible for providing leadership on global health matters, shaping the health research agenda, setting norms and standards, articulating evidence-based policy options, providing technical support to countries and monitoring and assessing health trends.

 

 


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