Even if you’re lucky enough to be able to set aside time to work out, things like school holidays, childhood illnesses, and teacher conferences have a way of eating up these extra hours along with our best intentions.
You may not have time to go to the gym, but you can still be physically active and boost your metabolism by using a bit of creativity in planning your day. During a recent week when my kids were sidelined by a nasty cold, I started thinking about ways to be physically active when going to the gym was out of the question. I also asked some trainers for their advice. We came up with the following ways to fit exercise into a packed-full day:
1. If you’ve got a young sports enthusiast in the family, play along. Shooting baskets and kicking a soccer ball around the yard are great ways to get your heart pumping. Thirty minutes of cardio training are recommended, but even five to ten minutes will elevate your energy and speed your metabolism.
2. Take the kids for a walk. If their pace is too slow, add some lunges, jumping jacks, or running in place every few minutes to make yourself work harder.
3. Pull young children in a wagon through the neighborhood. Or give them a ride in a jogging stroller.
4. Let little children ride bicycles or tricycles while you jog behind.
5. Get into some vigorous sweeping, mopping, or vacuuming. These types of housekeeping chores can burn a significant number of calories.
6. We’ve all heard the benefits of taking the stairs instead of the elevator. Everything you’ve heard is true.
7. Likewise, getting off the bus or subway a stop or two before your destination on a regular basis adds up to a lot of heart-healthy walking.
8. Do yoga or Pilates while you, or the kids, unwind in front of a movie. While watching TV, do push-ups or sit-ups during commercials. Even one per commercial during a two-hour movie can give you some good exercise.
9. In a sedentary job, take your breaks outdoors and have a brisk, short walk. You’ll also improve your concentration and mood.
10. Dance or do aerobics at home. No one’s watching, anyway. If you like, include the little ones and turn it into a game.
11. Practice stretching or light yoga moves while talking on the phone, listening to the news, or while dinner is cooking. .
12. Find the high-energy items on your to-do list and tackle these when you need physical activity. Think about washing the car, digging the garden, mowing the lawn, or reorganizing a closet.
13. Get up 15 to 30 minutes earlier than the rest of the family and use this time for a run, a walk, or some stretching and yoga.
As the Head of Public Services in the McMaster University Health Sciences Library in Hamilton, Ontario, I have a professional interest in making health care information resources on the Internet and the World Wide Web (WWW) accessible. You can access information about the Internet or the WWW by clicking on either of the highlighted links in the previous sentence. Since the Health Sciences Library serves schools of medicine, nursing and rehabilitation sciences (in the Faculty of Health Sciences ), and since we are located in a major teaching hospital -- the McMaster University Medical Centre Campus of the Hamilton Health Sciences Corporation -- I am often able to make the resources I use for my clients available to a broader audience of non-professionals (patients, sometimes, and their families and friends) interested in health and health care, through the creation of this web page: Health Care Information Resources.
If you are between 8 and 14 years of age and want to learn about the WWW, click here: *The Web Guide for Kids: Yahooligans to access a special guide to the web created for kids by YAHOO.
Pour des ressources en francais, regardez: Un nouveau guide Internet, qui va vous expliquer tout ce que vous voulez savoir sur Internet. Recemment, on m'a introduit a un autre site, cree par un sous-groupe de travail sur l'INTERNET de CREPUQ a l'universite Laval, ou on peut s'informer au sujet de l'INTERNET: cliquez ici pour acceder au: *GIRI: Guide d'initiation a la recherche sur INTERNET .
I have been developing this page since Canada Day (1 July) 1995 as a collection of links to sources of health care information of interest to a broad spectrum of potential users, both in Canada and beyond. Among the users I have in mind in the development of this resource are: patients, their families and friends, and their health care workers. The resources presented here are not intended exclusively for those who are ill. Anyone with an interest in health (maintaining it, protecting it and improving it, especially), and everyone interested in the quality of health care available to us (consumers and health care practitioners, too) will find electronic information sites of interest in the various sections of this "page".
The "page" has many parts, represented in the Contents lists as: Health Information Sites, Illness and Wellness, among others. These titles are only rough guides to the resources grouped together in each section. Explore them at your leisure! You can move around easily by "clicking on" the name of the section you want to access, because the summary of section titles appears at the foot of every section in this resource. You are sure to find something here you can use, something that you didn't know, or something that will interest a friend whose health concerns you. I invite you to visit this page from time to time and watch the resources available here grow.
This document is now mounted on the McMaster University Health Sciences Library WWW server: Tiohnhe (a Mohawk name meaning: that which gives life; it is pronounced: "JUNE-hay"). Originally mounted on the Hamilton-Wentworth FreeNet (now called the Hamilton CommunityNet), it was moved to Tiohnhe when the document became cumbersome to load from the HWFN server because of its size. This version of the document will be easier to load because it has been broken up into smaller parts which load more quickly.
You can send me e-mail using the links below and at the end of the document if there is some particular health care information you can't find or would like to see here.
Tom Flemming MA, MLS (Dalhousie), AHIP Feather
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Health Care Information Resources makes information about health and disease accessible in the belief that the informed consumer is a more satisfied consumer of healthcare. This service does not offer advice about health or healthcare and cannot substitute for a healthcare practitioner. Only personal contact with the qualified healthcare practitioner of your choice -- who knows your health history, who can examine you, and who can bring expertise and experience to bear on your situation -- can yield advice about how you ought to handle any of the information you obtain from sources accessed through this service.
Decisions regarding your healthcare should always involve the assistance of a trusted healthcare practitioner.
For starters, try following this link to the *Health Canada/Sante Canada home page and explore the links to health care topics and organizations offered on the home page of the Canadian federal government department responsible for health care. Aussi disponible en francais a la meme addresse.
Health is a provincial responsibility in Canada, and thus, provincial governments play an extremely large role in healthcare in this country, on both the large and the very personal scales. The *Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care web site offers access to information spanning the full range of its involvement with the health of the people of Ontario. There is a guide to health services in the province, lists of contacts in the ministry, health units and OHIP offices, of publications available in print and on the web, and much more. The site offers a valuable introduction to health care in Ontario. Access it by clicking on the name underlined above.
The Ontario Ministry of Health maintains a page of links to the web sites of health departments of other provincial governments in Canada. If you want to access the health department web page of Nova Scotia, or Manitoba, or any other province (other than Ontario), click here: HealthLinks: Provincial / Territorial Health
The affiliated telephone companies across Canada bring you access to health care information on the web via Sympatico in a: *Health directory . In addition to lots of links, the service offers reviews of many of the sites to which it links you, and easy access to a large collection of health care information. Si vous desirez a lire des ressources sur la sante en francais, le choix est a vous. Cliquez ici: *Sante pour que Sympatico puisse rendre vos recherches rapides et faciles. Sympatico is also the name of the telephone companies' dial-up Internet service and the website used in that service; don't worry, though, you won't be charged for accessing their web site!
An extremely large, well-organized provider of information about health sites on the WWW is YAHOO; click here: *YAHOO: Health to access a large, categorized list of pointers to health care sites on the World Wide Web. This is one of the most frequently and regularly updated lists on the 'net. Et maintenant, il y a le site web (et la liste): *YAHOO: France ou on trouve la section de: *YAHOO: France: Sante. Malgre le nom, cette section de Sante est plein des sites Quebecois. Visitez-le en pesant sur les noms soulignes!
The *HealthWorld Online Village is an interesting site organized around the concept of a community. Collections of various health care resources are represented by community institutions; so, for example, in the "Marketplace", one finds various products for sale such as books, health food, healthy travel, and health insurance; and in the "Health University", a collection of continuing education courses and resources for health care consumers and professionals. There is also a "Press Center", a "Clinic", a "Public Health Center", and so on; one can imagine the wealth of information collected and organized in this fashion. A particularly noteworthy aspect of this collection is that it is amazingly strong in resources for "Alternative and Complementary" medicine; many of the "centers" present this sort of information along with the usual drug and surgery based treatments of allopathic medicine. Click on the name above for access to this site.
A computer at Harvard University offers access to a collection of home pages from many hospitals; follow this link *HospitalWeb for documents on a variety of clinical and patient education concerns mounted by hospitals.
The World Health Organization (WHO) maintains an extensive list of access points to health and health care information on its server in Switzerland; explore the *World Health Organization resources by clicking here.
The World Health Organization's *World Health Report web site contains links to its annual reports on health around the world from 1995 to the present. The current (2004) report: *Changing history shows how treatment of AIDS around the world can make life better for many and why expanding the scale of that treatment is so important. Click on the title above to access the English report; click here to read the French reports *Rapport sur la Sante dans le Monde.
The *Pan American Health Organization is an international public health agency working to improve health and living standards in all of the countries of the Americas; it also serves as the regional office for the Americas of the World Health Organization (WHO). It has an extensive and useful web site with "country profiles" that describe health and government in each of its member states. Click on the underlined name to access this information.
A very large and interesting collection of U.S. government policy and regulatory materials related to health care, with many peripherally useful documents, has recently appeared as Health Hippo. No matter how strange you may think the name, you owe it to yourself to check this site out! There is something here for everyone; click here: *Health Hippo to explore the wackiest approach to useful health care information I have ever seen.
Another interesting site, full of multimedia resources for both patients and health care providers, is the Virtual Hospital at the University of Iowa College of Medicine. Click here to access the *Virtual Hospital at the University of Iowa.
Health sciences libraries create and maintain collections of published information about health care and offer services which enhance the value of that information. Access to information about the services and collections of many health sciences libraries at institutions throughout the world is provided through a list maintained by Eric Rumsey at the Hardin Library for the Health Sciences at the University of Iowa. Click here to access this list of *Medical/Health Sciences Libraries on the Web. Some of these libraries offer access over the WWW to their catalogues of holdings; others do not.
The Hardin Library has also created a meta-directory of Internet resources on the medical specialties. If you are looking for lists of lists on specific topics -- allergy, family medicine, gastroenterology, pathology, and many others are included -- then, perhaps, this is the site for you! Click here to access the: *Hardin Meta-Directory of Internet Health Sources at the University of Iowa.
The *Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI) is a federally chartered but independent, not-for-profit organization. It brings programs, functions and activities from the Hospital Medical Records Institute (HMRI), The MIS Group, Health Canada (Health Information Division) and Statistics Canada (Health Statistics Division) together under one roof. Its primary functions are: collecting, processing and maintaining a comprehensive and growing number of health databases and registries covering health human resources, health services and health expenditures; setting national standards for financial, statistical and clinical data as well as standards for health informatics technology and producing value-added analysis from its information holdings. Stakeholders include ministries of health, health care facilities, health-related organizations and associations, the research community, private sector and the general public. Some statistical tables are beginning to be available at this new site. Click on the underlined name above for access. Pour acceder au site web de l' *Institut canadien d'information sur la sante cliquez sur le nom souligne.
Health Care Information Resources makes information about health and disease accessible in the belief that the informed consumer is a more satisfied consumer of healthcare. This service does not offer advice about health or healthcare and cannot substitute for a healthcare practitioner. Only personal contact with the qualified healthcare practitioner of your choice -- who knows your health history, who can examine you, and who can bring expertise and experience to bear on your situation -- can yield advice about how you ought to handle any of the information you obtain from sources accessed through this service.
Decisions regarding your healthcare should always involve the assistance of a trusted healthcare practitioner.
Among the health problems with major impact on our community are AIDS, Alzheimer's Disease, cancer, and many kinds of substance abuse. Illness is a broad concept; it encompasses, in addition to the specific pathologies already mentioned, other problems and challenges to the health of individuals and communities. Communicable diseases and women's health are issues of major concern, as are disabilities of many sorts. Information resources for those afflicted or affected -- patients and their families and friends -- can be accessed here.
Please use the Introduction or the Got Any Comments? pages (accessible through the icons at the bottom of this page) if you want to send me e-mail about these resources.
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# Alpha 1-antitrypsin deficiency - Alpha 1 National Association a genetic disease, affecting the liver and the lungs
# Alpha 1-antitrypsin deficiency - Alpha One Foundation helping to control, looking for a cure & improving quality of life
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# Anal fissures - Anal Fissure from the American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons
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# Anatomical gifts - See: Death, below.
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# Angelman syndrome - Angelman Syndrome information for families & professionals
# Angelman syndrome - Angelman Syndrome from Contact a Family in the U.K.
# Anger - Controlling Anger -- Before It Controls You from the American Psychological Association
# Angina pectoris - See: Heart disease, below.
# Angioedema, hereditary - See: Genetic conditions, below.
# Angiogenesis - Angiogenesis Foundation treatments for patients suffering from angiogenesis-related diseases
# Angiogenesis - Vessels of Death or Life article from Scientific American about small vessel growth
# Animal-assisted therapy - See: Pet therapy, below.
# Animal-borne pathogens - Animal Pathogens: Fact Sheets from Citizens for Responsible Wildlife Management
# Animal-borne pathogens - See also: Hantavirus pulmonary syndrome, Lyme disease, Rabies, and Typhoid fever.
# Ankylosing spondylitis - See: Rheumatic diseases, below.
# Anorexia nervosa - See: Eating disorders, below.
# Anosmia - Taste & Smell Loss from the Osme Fellowship in the U.K.
# Anosmia - Taste and Smell Clinic treatment for those with taste and smell disorders, in Washington, DC
# Anosmia - See, also: Senses, in the Wellness section of this resource.
# Anthrax - Click here for access to Anthrax links.
# Antibiotic resistance - Click here for access to Antibiotic resistance links.
# Antibiotics - See: Drugs, below.
# Antiphospholipid antibody syndrome - See: Hughes Syndrome, below.
# Anxiety - See: Panic/anxiety disorder, below.
# Apert syndrome - See: Craniofacial deformities, below.
# Aphasia - Click here for access to Aphasia links.
# Aplastic anemia - See: Anemia, above.
# Apnea - See: Sleep disorders and Sleep problems, in childhood, below.
# Appendicitis - Appendicitis from eMedicine's consumer health collection
# Apraxia - See: Speech disorders, below.
# Arachnoiditis - Arachnoiditis.net information, self-help and support from and for those with the condition
# Arachnoiditis - COWFA Circle of Friends with Arachnoiditis for those who suffer from Adhesive Arachnoiditis
# Argyria - See: Silver poisoning, below.
# Arnold-Chiari malformation - World Arnold-Chiari Malformation Association FAQs, links, support
# Arnold-Chiari malformation - Chiari Malformation a mini fact sheet from the U.S. NINDS
# Arnold-Chiari malformation - ACM HelpNet offers message board and Chat Room to promote contact among patients
# Arrhythmia - See: Heart disease, below.
# Arthrite - La societe d'Arthrite le site web francais d'Arthrite Canada
# Arthritis - Click here for access to Arthritis links.
# Arthritis, in childhood - GRACE: Give Rheumatoid Arthritis Children Encouragement from parents in the U.K.
# Arthritis, in childhood - Arthritis in Children, Teens & Young Adults from the AJAO at the Arthritis Foundation
# Arthritis, in childhood - JRA World JRA World is now available at Arthritis Insight
# Arthritis, in childhood - Septic Arthritis & Osteomyelitis from the Pediatric Oncall web site
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# Asperger's syndrome - Click here for access to Asperger's syndrome links.
# Asthma - Click here for access to Asthma links.
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# Asthme - Centre de ressources sur l'asthme de l'Association pulmonaire canadienne
# Asthme - Prevention et prise en charge de l'asthme au Canada Groupe de travail national ...
# Ataxia - National Ataxia Foundation info on the hereditary ataxias
# Ataxia - Friedreich's Ataxia Research Alliance information for researchers, patients, families, and caregivers
# Ataxia-telangiectasia - The A-T Chldren's Project inherited childhood disease
# Ataxia-telangiectasia - A-T in Touch from the U.K.
# Atherosclerosis - Click here for access to Atherosclerosis links.
# Attention deficit disorder - Click here for access to Attention deficit disorder links.
# Autism - Click here for access to Autism links.
# Autisme - Autisme Montreal renseignements francais de Montreal
# Autistic savant - Autistic Savant brief explanation of the term by Stephen M. Edelson, Ph.D.
# Autistic savant - Phenomenal talent - the autistic kind by Lyndall Hendrickson at Flinders University of South Australia
# Autoimmune diseases - American Autoimmune Related Diseases Association, Inc. info on over 50 common diseases
# Autoimmune diseases - The Autoimmune Support Page autoimmune disease concepts explained by a patient
# Autoimmune diseases - Addison's Disease and Type I Diabetes discusses treatment of Schmidt's syndrome
# Avian influenza - See: Flu, below.
# BSE - Click here for access to Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy links.
# Back pain - Click here for access to Back Pain links.
# Bacteria resistant MRSA - See: Antiobiotic resistance, above.
# Bad breath - See: Halitosis, below.
# Baldness - See: Hair loss, below, and Men's health problems, below.
# Balkan syndrome - Balkan Syndrome an illness widely attributed to depleted uranium
# Balkan syndrome - See also, below: Gulf war syndrome.
# Barmah Forest disease - See: Arthritis, above.
# Barth syndrome - NINDS Barth Syndrome Information congenital metabolic/neuromuscular disorder affecting boys
# Barth syndrome - Barth Syndrome Foundation searching for a cure, educating physicians & families
# Batten disease - Click here for access to Batten Disease links.
# Bedsores - See: Decubitus ulcers, below.
# Bedwetting - Click here for access to Bedwetting links.
# Behcet's disease - Click here for access to Behcet's Disease links.
# Bell's palsy - Bell's Palsy Information Site background and treatment information, good links
# Bell's palsy - NINDS Bell's Palsy Information Page basic data from the U.S.
# Bereavement - See: Death, below, and Grief, below.
# Berger's disease - See: Kidney diseases, below.
# Beta-thalassemia - See: Sickle cell disorders, below.
# Biological weapons - Click here for access to Biological Weapons links.
# Bird flu - See: Flu, below.
# Birth defects - Click here for access to Birth Defects links.
# Birthmarks - Hemangioma and Vascular Birthmark Foundation diagnosis and treatment for parents and physicians
# Birthmarks - Vascular Birthmarks from the American Academy of Dermatology
# Birthmarks - Birthmark Support Group from doctors at the Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children in the U.K.
# Birthmarks - Hemangiomas and Vascular Anomalies by Dr. Orhan Konez
# Black lung disease - See:Lung diseases, below.
# Bladder control - See: Urinary incontinence, below.
# Blindness - Click here for access to Blindness links.
# Blood clots - See: Thromboembolic disease, below.
# Blood pressure - See: Hypertension, below.
# Blood system - Report of the Commission of Inquiry on the Blood System in Canada the Krever Commission
# Blood system - Canadian Blood Services assumed responsibility for Canada's blood supply on September 28, 1998
# Blood transfusions - Blood Transfusion Guidelines for International Travelers from the WHO via the U.S. DHHS
# Blood transfusions - Coalition for Transfusion Safety improving the safety & availability of the blood supply in the U.S.
# Blood transfusions - Transfusion Medicine Quality Management Program for hospital based professionals
# Bloodless medicine - NJ Institute for the Advancement of Bloodless Medicine & Surgery no transfusions
# Bloodless medicine - NoBlood.org a forum for sharing alternatives to blood transfusions
# Bloodless medicine - NoBlood.getsmart2.com wouldn't you be better off without a blood transfusion?
# Bloodless medicine - New York Center for Bloodless Medicine and Surgery health care without blood transfusions
# Bloodless medicine - See also: Blood, in the Wellness section of this resource.
# Body donation - See: Death, below.
# Body image - See: Weight control in the Wellness section of this resource.
# Body odour - HygieneHelp.com suggests causes beyond sweating and offers "natural" tips to overcome the problem
# Body odour - Bromhidrosis an article from eMedicine on abnormal or offensive body odour
# Body odour - See: Hygiene, personal, in the Wellness section of this resource.
# Bone diseases - Click here for access to Bone diseases links.
# Bone diseases, in childhood - Brittle Bone Society for those with osteogenesis imperfecta in the U.K.
# Bone marrow donor - See: Bone marrow donor links in the Wellness section of this resource.
# Bone marrow transplantation - Click here for access to Bone Marrow Transplantation links.
# Borderline personality disorder - See: Depression, below.
# Botulinum toxin - Botulinum Toxin as a Biological Weapon an article from the JAMA
# Botulism - See: Poisoning, below.
# Bovine spongiform encephalopathy - See: BSE, above.
# Bowel control - See: Fecal incontinence, below.
# Bowel diseases - Click here for access to Bowel diseases links.
# Bowel diseases, inflammatory - See: Bowel diseases, above, and: Maladies inflammatoires de l'intestin, below.
# Brachial plexus injuries - Brachial Plexus Injuries from the Center for Functional Restoration, in New York city
# Brachial plexus injuries - Brachial Plexus Injuries from the U.S. NINDS
# Brachial plexus injuries - Trauma Brachial Plexus Injury Group supporting those in Britain with BPI
# Brain disorders - Click here for access to Brain Disorders links.
# Brain injury - Click here for access to Brain Injury links.
# Brain injury, in childhood - Institutes for the Achievement of Human Potential programs for brain-injured children in PA
# Brain injury, in childhood - REACH Family Institute developing functional abilities in brain-injured children
# Brain surgery - See: Surgery, below.
# Brain tumour - Click here for access to Brain tumour links.
# Brain tumour, in childhood - abta kids from the American Brain Tumor Association, for children
# Breast cancer - Click here for access to Breast cancer links.
# Breast implants - See: Women's health problems, below.
# Bronchitis - See: Lung diseases, below.
# Bruxism - See: Dental problems, below.
# Bulimia - See: Eating disorders, below.
# Burning mouth syndrome - See: Stomatodynia, below.
# Burns - Click here for access to Burns links.
# Burns, in childhood - Cool the Burn: a site for Children Touched by a Burn from the Regions Hospital in St. Paul, MN
# Bursitis - See: Repetition strain injuries, below.
# Campylobacter - Campylobacter info from the Association of Medical Microbiologists, in the U.K.
# Canavan disease - Click here for access to Canavan Disease links.
# Cancer - Click here for access to Cancer links.
# Cancer (francais) - Pesez ici pour des liens apropos du Cancer.
# Cancer, breast - See: Breast cancer, above.
# Cancer, in childhood - Click here for access to Cancer, in Childhood links.
# Cancer, in young adults - Click here for access to Cancer, in young adults links.
# Cancer, prostate - See: Prostate Cancer, below.
# Candidiasis - Chronic Candidiasis Syndrome a series of vague, sometimes seemingly unrelated symptoms
# Candidiasis - National Candida Society a British charity helping those who suffer from candidiasis
# Candidiasis - Oral Candidiasis (Thrush) from Project Inform, in San Francisco, CA
# Canker sores - What Are Canker Sores? from the MayoClinic.com
# Canker sores - Canker sores from MedlinePLUS
# Canker sores - See also: Herpes, below.
# Carbon monoxide poisoning - Carbon Monoxide from the Chimney Safety Institute of America
# Carbon monoxide poisoning - Carbon Monoxide Q&A from the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
# Carbon monoxide poisoning - Carbon Monoxide: The Silent, Cold Weather Killer from the AIHA
# Cardio-facio-cutaneous syndrome - CFC Family Network parental support and information about CFC Syndrome
# Cardio-facio-cutaneous syndrome - CFC Foundation raising awareness and money for research in the U.S.
# Cardiomyopathy - See: Heart disease, below.
# Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) - See: Resuscitation, below.
# Cardiovascular disease - See Heart disease, below.
# Caries, dental - See: Dental problems, below.
# Carpal tunnel syndrome - See: Repetition strain injuries, below.
# Cataracts - See: Eye diseases, below.
# Cavities - See: Dental problems, below.
# Celiac disease - Click here for access to Celiac Disease links.
# Cerebral palsy - Click here for access to Cerebral palsy links.
# Cerebrovascular accident - Click here for access to Cerebrovascular accident links.
# Cerebrovascular accident, in childhood - Children's Hemiplegia and Stroke Association support for families
# Chagas disease - Chagas Disease from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control
# Chagas disease - The Kiss of Death: Chagas' Disease in the Americas social, cultural and biological dimensions
# Chagas disease - Chagas disease from the WHO Special Programme for Research and Training in Tropical Diseases
# Chagas disease - See, also: Trypanosomiasis, below.
# Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease - See: Neuromuscular disorders, below.
# Chemotherapy - Click here for access to Chemotherapy links.
# Chiari malformation - See: Arnold-Chiari malformation, above.
# Chicken pox - See: Varicella, below.
# Child abuse - Click here for access to Child abuse links.
# Child amputees - CHAMP Program War Amps helping children develop a positive approach
# Child amputees - Limbkids Support Association for children who have congenital or acquired limb differences
# Childhood illness - See: Illness, in childhood, below.
# Chirurgie aesthetique - Societe Canadienne de Chirurgie Esthetique Laser devouee a la recherche de l'excellence ...
# Chlamydia - See: Sexually transmitted diseases, below.
# Chlamydia trachomatis - Chlamydia trachomatis info from the Association of Medical Microbiologists, in the U.K.
# Cholera - Click here for access to Cholera links.
# Cholesteatoma - See: Ear problems, below.
# Cholesterol - Click here for access to Cholesterol links.
# Chromium - Chromium Central information about chromium in the environment, from HERM, in TX
# Chronic fatigue syndrome - Click here for access to Chronic fatigue syndrome links.
# Chronic fatigue syndrome, in childhood - Young Persons With CFIDS support for children, adolescents and students
# Chronic fatigue syndrome, in childhood - AYME: Association of Young People with M.E. for children and youth
# Chronic granulomatous disease - CGD References an archive of papers in the literature from 1966 to 1995
# Chronic illness - Click here for access to Chronic Illness links.
# Chronic illness, in childhood - Brave Kids resources for children with chronic or life-threatening illness
# Chronic illness, in childhood - Youth in Transition a resource to aid sick children in normal life transitions
# Chronic illness, in childhood - Care of the chronically ill adolescent from the Canadian Paediatric Society
# Claustrophobia - See: Mental illness, below.
# Cleft lip/palate - Click here for access to Cleft lip/palate links.
# Clinical trials - Click here for access to Clinical trials links.
# Clubfoot - On Clubfoot brief treatment of a congenital deformity
# Clubfoot - Clubfoot Board Member's List Information Page mutual support from families with clubfoot children
# Clubfoot - TIPS: Talipes Information And Parental Support Group good collection of information from Australia
# Clubfoot - ClubFoot.com from the parents of a child with clubfoot
# Coccidioidomycosis - See: Valley fever, below.
# Codependence - See: Addictions, above.
# Cold, common - See: Common cold, below.
# Cold sores - See: Herpes, below.
# Colic - See: Illness in childhood, below.
# Colitis - See: Bowel diseases, above.
# Coloboma - See: Eye diseases, below.
# Colour blindness - Colors for the Color Blind explanation of colour deficiency, tests and links to other sites
# Colour blindness - Color Vision a site which explains and simulates colour blindness
# Colour blindness - Color Deficient Vision from a site that provides colour references for web designers
# Coma - See: Brain injury, above.
# Common cold - Click here for access to Common Cold links.
# Communicable diseases - Click here for access to Communicable diseases links.
# Communication, facilitated - Facilitated Communication Institute at Syracuse University
# Communication, facilitated - Opening the Doors of Communication For the Non-verbal article by Dawn Simonsen
# Communication, facilitated - Facilitated Communication Coalition of Indiana promoting and supporting the use of FC
# Communication, facilitated - Facilitated Communication (FC, FCT)- All Sides of the Issue from the OCRT
# Concussion - See: Brain injury, above.
# Conductive education - Conductive Education Website rehabilitation for those with motor disabilities
# Conductive education - Moira Centre: Real Conductive Education using the Peto method in Budapest
# Conductive education - Conductive Education in San Jose for children with motor disabilities caused by CNS damage
# Conductive education - Rainbow Centre CE for children with CP in the U.K.
# Congenital anomalies - Congenital Anomalies in Canada: a perinatal health report, 2002 from the Public Health Agency of Canada
# Conjunctivitis - See: Eye diseases and Eye diseases, in childhood, below.
# Constipation - Click here for access to Constipation links.
# Cord blood - See: Blood, in the Wellness section of this resource.
# Cornelia de Lange syndrome - Cornelia de Lange Syndrome Foundation, Inc. family support
# Cosmetic surgery - See: Surgery, below.
# Cough - International Society for the Study of Cough studying a common and widespread symptom of illness
# CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation) - See: Resiscitation, below.
# Craniofacial deformities - Click here for access to Craniofacial deformities links.
# Cremation - See: Death, below.
# Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease - Click here for access to Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease links.
# Cri-du-chat syndrome - See: Genetic conditions, below.
# Crohn's disease - See: Bowel diseases, above.
# Cryonics - See: Death, below.
# Cryptosporidiosis - Cryptosporidiosis from the U.S. CDC Division of Parasitic Diseases
# Cryptosporidiosis - Cryptosporidium parvum: an emerging pathogen by Greg Hannahs, Kenyon College
# Cryptosporidiosis - Cryptosporidium: A Waterborne Pathogen from the U. S. Department of Agriculture
# Cryptosporidiosis - Giardia and Cryptosporidium in Drinking Water from Health Canada
# Cushing syndrome - Cushing's Support and Research Foundation information and support for patients & families
# Cushing syndrome - Cushing's Syndrome page created by a patient, has a chatroom
# Cushing syndrome - Cushing's Syndrome from the U.S. NIDDK
# Cushing syndrome - Cushings-Help.com information & support for a wide variety of related conditions
# Cutting - See: Self injury, below.
# Cyclic vomiting syndrome - Cyclic Vomiting Syndrome from the National Digestive Diseases Information Clearinghouse
# Cyclic vomiting syndrome - Cyclical Vomiting Syndrome Association (U.K.) supporting parents and sufferers
# Cyclic vomiting syndrome - Bits and Pieces by and for adult sufferers of CVS
# Cystic fibrosis - Click here for access to Cystic Fibrosis links.
# Cystitis - See: Urologic diseases, below.
# Cysts, Tarlov - Tarlov Cyst Support Group providing information and support to those who suffer & their families
# Deafness - Click here for access to Deafness links.
# Deafness, in childhood - Auditory-Verbal International, Inc. promoting listening and speaking among deaf children
# Deafness, in childhood - National Deaf Children's Society getting the best possible start in life, from the U.K.
# Deafness, in childhood - Recognizing Early Signs of Hearing Loss in Infants ... from the BC Health Files
# Deafness, in childhood - Your Child's Hearing from the BC Health Files
# Deafness, pour renseignements francais, voir la Surdite, ci-dessous.
# Death - Click here for access to Death links.
# Decisions, medical - Med Help International medical info in non-technical language
# Decubitus ulcers - National Decubitus Foundation bedsores/pressure ulcers, suffered by the bedridden patient
# Decubitus ulcers - Taking Care of Pressure Sores a pamphlet from the UW Regional SCI System
# Decubitus ulcers - National Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel providing leadership in pressure ulcer prevention
# Deep vein thrombosis - See: Thromboembolic disease, below.
# Dementia - Click here for access to Dementia links.
# Dengue - Dengue Fever a fact sheet from the U.S. NIAID
# Dengue - Dengue Fever info for health care professionals and travellers from the U.S. CDC
# Dengue - Dengue Fever an article for the health care practitioner from eMedicine
# Dental problems - Click here for access to Dental problems links.
# Dependance de l'alcool - Alcooliques anonymes renseignements francais
# Dependance de l'alcool - AL-ANON/ALATEEN pour des familles et des amis d'alcooliques
# Dependance de l'alcool - Alcooliques Anonymes France site officiel de AA France
# Depression - Click here for access to Depression links.
# Depression (francais) - Association des depressifs et des maniaco-depressifs association quebecoise, a Montreal
# Depression (francais) - DepNet.ca site web canadien d'un institut danois
# Depression, in childhood - Click here for access to Depression, in childhood links.
# Dermatitis herpetiformis - See: Celiac disease and Skin problems, below.
# Deviated septum - See: Nasal problems, below.
# Diabete - Association canadienne du diabete pour promouvoir la sante
# Diabete - Association diabete quebec pour informer, sensibiliser des gens, assurer des services
# Diabetes - Click here for access to Diabetes links.
# Diabetes, in childhood - Click here for access to Diabetes in childhood links.
# Diagnostics - See: Laboratory tests, below.
# Dialysis - See: Kidney diseases, below.
# Diaphragmatic hernia, congenital - See: Hernias, below.
# Diarrhea - Click here for access to Diarrhea links.
# Dictionary, medical - Click here for access to links to Medical Dictionaries.
# Dictionnaires medicaux - Repertoire de dictionnaires medicaux: sites francophones du CHU de Rouen
# Diethylstilbestrol - D.E.S. Action Canada alerting Canadians to ongoing health risks
# Diethylstilbestrol - D.E.S. Action Canada informer tout le monde des consequences du diethylstilbestrol
# Digestive diseases - See: Gastrointestinal diseases, below.
# Diptheria - Facts about Diptheria from the Association of Medical Microbiologists
# Diptheria - Guidelines for the Control of Diphtheria in Canada from a 1998 supplement to Health Canada's CCDR
# Diptheria - Diptheria from the Association of State & Territorial Directors of Health Promotion & Public Health Education
# Disabilities - Click here for access to Disabilities links.
# Disabilities, in childhood - Contact a Family for British families caring for disabled children
# Disease surveillance - Disease Surveillance Online from the LCDC at Health Canada
# Disfigurement - Changing Faces the social and emotional consequences of facial disfigurement
# Disfigurement - Disfigurement Guidance Centre 30 years of experience in the U.K. supporting disfigured people
# Dissociative identity disorder - See: Multiple personality disorder, below.
# Diverticulosis/Diverticulitis - See: Gastrointestinal diseases, below.
# Dizziness - See: Vestibular disorders, below.
# Doping in sport - See: Drugs in sport, below.
# Douleur - Association de la Douleur Chronique Nord-Americain du Canada appui des ceux qui souffrent
# Down syndrome - Click here for access to Down Syndrome links.
# Drug abuse - See: Addictions, above.
# Drugs - Click here for access to Drugs links.
# Drugs in sport - Click here for access to Drugs in sport links.
# Drunken driving - MADD Canada Mothers Against Drunk Driving heightening awareness of the dangers
# Drunken driving - Mothers Against Drunk Driving the U.S. organization, not a crusade against alcohol consumption
# Dry eyes - See: Eye diseases, below.
# Dyscalculia - See: Learning disabilities, below.
# Dysentery - See: Diarrhea, above.
# Dysgraphia - See: Learning disabilities, below.
# Dyslexia - Click here for access to Dyslexia links.
# Dyslexie - Association canadienne de la dyslexie ameliorer la qualite de vie de ceux qui sont touches
# Dysmenorrhea - See: Menstruation, below.
# Dysplasias - Click here for access to Dysplasias links.
# Dyspraxia - Australian Dyspraxia Support Group And Resource Centre support and information
# Dystonia - Click here for access to Dystonia links.
# Dystrophie musculaire - L'association canadienne de la dystrophie musculaire
# Ear problems - Click here for access to Ear problems links.
# Eating disorders - Click here for access to Eating disorders links.
# Ebola virus - See: Haemorrhagic fever, below.
# Economy class syndrome - See: Thromboembolic disease, below.
# Eczema - See: Skin problems, below.
# Edwards syndrome - T18Moms.com resources for families coping with Trisomy 18, or Edwards syndrome
# Edwards syndrome - Trisomy 18 Support info and guides for T18 families
# Edwards syndrome - A Trisomy 18 Journey stories and resources from the mother of an Edwards Syndrome child
# Ehlers-Danlos syndrome - Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome from the E-D National Foundation
# Ehlers-Danlos syndrome - Canadian Ehlers-Danlos Association supporting patients & their families
# Elder abuse - Ontario Network for the Prevention of Elder Abuse in Toronto
# Elder abuse - Abuse Education, Prevention and Response Project funded by the Ontario Trillium Foundation
# Elder abuse - Elder Abuse Foundation educating people about nursing home abuse
# Elder abuse - Elder Abuse Information from Brayton Purcell, a California law firm
# Elephantiasis - See: Lymphatic filiarasis, below.
# Embolism, pulmonary - See: Thromboembolic disease, below.
# Emphysema - See: Lung diseases, below.
# Encephalitis - Click here for access to Encephalitis links.
# Encopresis - See: Fecal incontinence, below.
# Endocrine disorders - Click here for access to Endocrine disorders links.
# Endocrine disorders, in childhood - Australasian Paediatric Endocrine Group patient care and training of residents
# Endometriose - L'Association Montrealaise de l'Endometriose du support aux femmes et jeunes filles
# Endometriosis - Click here for access to Endometriosis links.
# Enuresis - see: Bedwetting, above.
# Environmental illness - Click here for access to Environmental Illness links.
# Epidemic polyarthritis - See: Arthritis, above.
# Epidermolysis bullosa - See: Skin problems, in childhood, below.
# Epilepsie - Bureau Francais de l'Epilepsie regroupement francais des epileptiques
# Epilepsie - Epilepsie Canada promouvoir la recherche et susciter l'interet du public
# Epilepsy - Click here for access to Epilepsy links.
# Epilepsy, in childhood - Click here for access to Epilepsy, in childhood links.
# Epstein Barr virus - Kissing the Epstein-Barr Virus Goodbye? from the Australian Academy of Science
# Epstein Barr virus - Epstein-Barr Virus and Infectious Mononucleosis from the U.S. CDC
# Erb's palsy, in childhood - Brachial Plexus Palsy Foundation helping to understand BPP in infants and children
# Erb's palsy, in childhood - Brachial Plexus Palsy Center in St. Louis, MO
# Essiac - See Cancer, above.
# Ethics - Click here for access to Ethics links.
# Euthanasia - See: Death, above.
# Ewing's sarcoma - See: Cancer, in childhood, above.
# Eye diseases - Click here for access to Eye diseases links.
# Eye diseases, in childhood - Click here for access to Eye diseases, in childhood links.
# Facial surgery - See: Surgery, below.
# Fanconi anaemia - See: Anaemia, above.
# Fat - See: Obesity, below, and Weight control in the Wellness section of this resource.
# Fatigue syndrome, chronic - See: Chronic fatigue syndrome, above.
# Fecal incontinence - Click here for Fecal incontinence links.
# Fetal alcohol syndrome - Click here for access to Fetal Alcohol Syndrome links.
# Fever blisters - See: Herpes, below.
# Fibrosing colonopathy - See: Cystic fibrosis, above.
# Fibrositis - See: Fibromyalgia, below.
# Fibromyalgia - Click here for access to Fibromyalgia links.
# Fibromyalgie - Fibro 66 de la Groupe Genevois d'Entraide Contre la Fibromyalgie
# Fibromyalgie - Association de la fibromyalgie de Manicouagan des secours pour ceux qui souffrent
# Fibrose kystique - Fondation canadienne de la fibrose kystique Donnez la souffle de vie.
# Fifth disease - See: Parovirus infection, below.
# Film & video - See Illness, film & video, below.
# Fingernails - See: Skin problems, below.
# Firearm injuries - Firearm Injury Center data from the Medical College of Wisconsin
# First aid - Click here for access to First Aid links.
# Flu - Click here for access to Flu links.
# Flu, in childhood - Flu in Children from eMedicine's consumer health collection
# Foie - Fondation canadienne du foie plus de 100 maladies du foie menacent la vie de Canadiens
# Food poisoning - See: Poisoning, below.
# Foot problems - Click here for access to Foot Problems links.
# Foot problems - Pour renseignements francais, voir Problemes du pied, ci-dessous.
# Fraud in healthcare - Click here for access to Fraud in healthcare links.
# Frostbite - Frostbite -- Practical Suggestions info from the UIAA Mountain Medicine Centre
# Fructose intolerance, hereditary - Hereditary Fructose Intoleranz a genetic disorder, site in German & English
# Fructose intolerance, hereditary - Specifics of HFI and Its Diagnosis from the HFI Laboratory at Boston University
# Galactosemia - Parents of Galactosemic Children, Inc. information, resources and support
# Galactosemia - Galactosemia Resource information, support, discussion, chat
# Galactosemia - European Galactosaemia Society uniting European countries in support of galactosaemic patients
# Galactosemia - See, also: Liver diseases, below.
# Gallbladder disorders - See Gastrointestinal diseases, below.
# Gallstones - See: Gastrointestinal diseases, below.
# Gambling addiction - See: Addictions, above.
# Gastroesophageal reflux disease - See: Gastrointestinal diseases, below.
# Gastrointestinal diseases - Click here for access to Gastrointestinal diseases links.
# Gastrointestinal diseases, in childhood - Click here for access to Gastrointestinal diseases, in childhood links.
# Gaucher disease - Gaucher disease metabolic problems transmitted genetically
# Gaucher disease - Gaucher Disease from the National Gaucher Foundation
# Gaucher disease - MGH Gaucher Treatment Program from the Massachusetts General Hospital & Harvard
# Gaucher disease, in childhood - Gaucher Kids support, news, links to related sites
# Gay & lesbian health problems - Click here for access to Gay & Lesbian Health Problems links.
# Gender assignment - See: Intersexuality, below.
# Gene therapy - Dr. W. French Anderson: Father of Gene Therapy biography and articles on gene therapy
# Genetic conditions - Click here for access to Genetic Conditions links.
# Genital mutilation - See: Intersexuality, below, and Circumcision links in the Wellness section of this resource.
# Giardiasis - Giardiasis from the U.S. CDC Division of Parasitic Diseases
# Giardiasis - Giardia and Cryptosporidium in Drinking Water from Health Canada
# Gingivitis - See: Periodontal disease, below.
# Glaucoma - See: Eye diseases, above.
# Glomerulonephritis - See: Kidney diseases, below.
# Glycogen storage disease - See: Pompe's disease, below.
# Goiter - See: Thyroid diseases, below.
# Gout - Gout & Pseudogout from About.com, part of their excellent Arthritis resources
# Gout - Fact Sheet: Gout from the American College of Rheumatology
# Gout - Gout from drdoc online, a Rheumatologist in Cape Town, South Africa
# Gout - Gout from eMedicine's consumer health collection
# Grief - Click here for access to Grief links.
# Grief, in childhood - Click here for access to Grief, in childhood links.
# Grippe - Coalition canadienne pour l'immunisation contre l'influenza Oui au vaccin. Non a la grippe.
# Growth disorders - Human Growth Foundation helping individuals and their families with growth-related disorders
# Growth disorders - Height Matters about growth hormone deficiency & treatment from Novo Nordisk
# Guillain-Barre syndrome - Guillain-Barre Syndrome Foundation International potentially catastrophic disorder ...
# Guillain-Barre syndrome - Guillain-Barre Syndrome Support Group of the United Kingdom basic & advanced info
# Gulf war syndrome - Click here for access to Gulf War Syndrome links.
# Gum disease - See: Periodontal disease, below.
# Guns - See: Firearm injuries, above.
# Haemorrhagic fever - Click here for access to Haemorrhagic Fever links.
# Hailey Hailey disease - See: Skin problems, below.
# Hair loss - Click here for access to Hair Loss links.
# Hair loss, in childhood - Locks of Love providing hairpieces to children with long-term medical hair loss
# Hair loss, in childhood - Wigs for Kids hair replacement for children affected by chemotherapy & medical conditions
# Hair loss, in childhood - alopeciaKIDS.org for kids and parents, lots of good links to relevant information
# Halitosis - Halitosis - the Problem all about bad breath, from a dentist
# Halitosis - Bad Breath Research from a dental school in Israel
# Halitosis - Bad Breath Resource Center from the distributors of Oxyfresh oral health products
# Handguns - See: Firearm injuries, above.
# Hansen's disease - See: Leprosy, below.
# Hantavirus pulmonary syndrome - All about Hantavirus a potentially deadly disease; info from the U.S. CDC
# Hantavirus pulmonary syndrome - Hantavirus: an Occupational Health Risk in Alberta 1994 study from the UofC
# Hantavirus pulmonary syndrome - Hantavirus Risk Maps using satellite data to map carrier populations
# Hantavirus pulmonary syndrome - See: Animal-borne pathogens, above.
# Hazardous waste - See: Safety, in the Wellness section of this resource.
# Head injury - See: Brain injury, above.
# Head lice - See: Pediculosis, below.
# Headache - Click here for access to Headache links.
# Headache, cervicogenic - See: Headache, above.
# Headache, icepick - See: Headache, above.
# Hearing, impaired - See: Deafness, above.
# Heart, abnormal - See: Heart disease, below.
# Heart, artificial - Implantable Artificial Heart Project an alternative to heart transplantation, from University of Louisville
# Heart attack - Heart Attack (Myocardial infarction) a straightforward explanation
# Heart attack - Heart Attack and Angina from Heartinfo
# Heart disease - Click here for access to Heart disease links.
# Heart disease, in childhood - Click here for access to Heart disease, in childhood links.
# Heart failure - See: Heart disease, above.
# Heartburn - See: Gastrointestinal diseases, above.
# Heatstroke - Extreme Heat information from the U.S. CDC about recognizing & preventing heat-related illness
# Heatstroke - First Aid for Heat Exhaustion & Heat Stroke from the American Institute of Preventive Medicine, on the Health World site
# Heimlich maneuver - See: First aid, above.
# HELLP syndrome - See: Preeclampsia, below.
# Hemangioma - See: Birthmarks, above.
# Hemiplegia, in childhood - Hemi-Kids Foundation for children with strokes, seizures, hydrocephalus, cerebral palsy, etc.
# Hemiplegia, in childhood - Children's Hemiplegia and Stroke Association support for families of children who suffer
# Hemochromatosis - Click here for access to Hemochromatosis links.
# Hemodialysis - National Home Hemodialysis Program operated by the Lower Manhattan Dialysis Center in NYC
# Hemolytic uremic syndrome - Fact Sheet and Description of HUS from the Lois Joy Galler Foundation
# Hemophilia - Click here for access to Hemophilia links.
# Hemophilie - Federation mondiale de l'hemophilie a la service des personnes atteintes ...
# Hemorrhoids - Click here for access to Hemorrhoids links.
# Hepatitis - Click here for access to Hepatitis links.
# Hernias - Click here for access to Hernias links.
# Heroin - See: Addictions, above.
# Herpes - Click here for access to Herpes links.
# High blood pressure - See: Heart disease, above, and Hypertension, below.
# Histiocytosis - Histiocytosis Association of America virtual offices and a library
# HIV - See: AIDS, above.
# Hives - See: Skin problems, below.
# Hodgkins disease - See: Cancer and Cancer, in childhood, above.
# Holt-Oram syndrome - Holt-Oram Syndrome Support Group characterized by deformities of hands, arms and shoulders
# Homelessness - Click here for access to Homelessness links.
# Homophobia - Homophobia an award winning essay provided by Ontario Consultants on Religious Tolerance
# Hormone replacement therapy - See: Menopause, in the Wellness section of this resource.
# Hormones - Hormone Foundation promoting investigation of human diseases in which hormones play a role
# Hormones - e-Estrogens.com estrogens in human health
# Hospice care - See: Death, above, and Palliative care, below.
# Hospitalization - European Association for Children in Hospital concerned with the welfare of children in hospitals
# HPV - See: Sexually transmitted diseases, below.
# Hughes syndrome - Hughes Syndrome Foundation antiphospholipid syndrome, or "sticky blood"
# Hughes syndrome - APS Foundation of America "Antiphospholipid Antibody Syndrome", also known as "Hughes Syndrome"
# Human immunodeficiency virus - See: AIDS, above.
# Human papilloma virus - See: Sexually transmitted diseases, below.
# Hunger - Click here for access to Hunger links.
# Huntington's disease - Click here for access to Huntington's Disease links.
# Hydrocephalus - Click here for access to Hydrocephalus links.
# Hyperacusis - See: Tinnitus, below.
# Hyperbaric oxygen therapy - HBOT Online HBOT information and clinics in the U.S.
# Hyperbaric oxygen therapy - Toronto Hyperbaric Inc. HBOT services in Mississauga, ON
# Hyperbaric oxygen therapy - Ottawa Hospital's Hyperbaric Unit HBOT information and services in Ottawa, ON
# Hyperbaric oxygen therapy - American College of Hyperbaric Medicine specialty society for hyperbaric physicians
# Hyperbaric oxygen therapy - See, also, below: Therapie d'oxygene de barotherapie.
# Hyperhidrosis - See: Sweating, below.
# Hyperlexia - See: Learning disabilities, below.
# Hypertension - Click here for access to Hypertension links.
# Hypertension, pulmonary - See: Lung diseases, below.
# Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy - See: Heart disease, above.
# Hypnosis - Hypnosis in the UK all you ever wanted to know about hypnosis
# Hypochondria - What is hypochondria? by Ingvard Wilhelmsen, MD, Ph.D
# Hypochondria - What Is Hypochondriasis? from the Bio-Behavioral Institute in NY state
# Hypochondria - Hypochondriasis an article for physicians, from eMedicine
# Hypochondria - Hypochondriasis offers historical and literary perspectives
# Hypoglycemia - Reactive Hypoglycemia Home Page for non-diabetic hypoglycemics
# Hypoglycemia - Hypoglycemia Links and Information Page non-diabetic hypoglycemia information
# Hypoglycemia - Hypoglycemia Support Foundation for those suffering from blood sugar management problems
# Hypoglycemia - Hypoglycemia:The Other Sugar Disease by Anita Flegg, author of a book by this name
# Hypohosphatemia - See: Bone diseases, above.
# Hypophosphatasia - See: Bone diseases, above.
# Hypoplastic left heart syndrome - See: Birth defects, above.
# Hypospadias - See: Men's health problems, below.
# Hysterectomy - See: Women's health problems, below.
# Iatrogenic illness - American Iatrogenic Association devoted to the study and reporting of illness caused by physicians
# Icthyosis - See: Skin problems, below.
# IgA nephropathy - See: Kidney diseases, below.
# Illness - Click here for access to Illness (General) links.
# Illness, film & video - MacArthur Foundation Library Video Project health info on film & video
# Illness, film & video - DIPEx: Database of Individual Patient Experiences video interviews of U.K. patients
# Illness, in childhood - Click here for access to Illness, in childhood links.
# Immune deficiencies - See: Primary immune deficiencies, below.
# Impotence - See: Men's health problems, below.
# Incapacites - L'institut Roeher a la soutien des personnes ayant des incapacites
# Incest - Victims Of Incest Can Emerge Survivors:VOICES providing assistance to victims of incest
# Incest - Innermotion the incest survivors dance theatre company
# Incest - Survivor Links a large list of resources, not all web-based
# Incest - Abuse/Incest Support from The Mining Co., your guide is Nancy Burnett
# Incontinence - See: Urinary incontinence, below.
# L'incontinence - www.bedwetting.Ferring.ca l'incontinence (enuresie nocturne) chez les enfants
# Indigestion - See: Gastrointestinal diseases, above.
# Indoor air quality - See: Environmental illness, above.
# Infections - See: Communicable diseases, above.
# Infectious diseases - See: Communicable diseases, above.
# Infertilite - L'association canadienne de sensibilisation a l'infertilite ... les choix et l'acces aux options de traitement
# Infertility - Click here for access to Infertility links.
# Influenza - See: Flu, and/or Grippe above.
# Infusion therapy - National Home Infusion Association infusion therapy services for patients in home care
# Injury - Injury Section - Health Surveillance & Epidemiology Division reports from the Public Health Agency of Canada
# Injury - Canadian Hospitals Injury Reporting and Prevention Program data mainly about injuries to children from the Public Health Agency of Canada
# Injury - Economic Burden of Unintentional Injury in Canada and the Provinces studies available from SmartRisk
# Injury - See, also: Brain injury, and Firearm injuries above.
# Injury - See, also: Lightening injury, Self injury, and Spinal cord injuries below.
# Insect bites & stings - Click here for access to Insect Bites & Stings links.
# Insomnia - See: Sleep disorders, below.
# Insulin resistance - Insulin Resistance (SyndromeX) Information Page compiled by a patient
# Insulin resistance - Insulin Resistance may be a cause of diabetes and obesity
# Insulin resistance - The Apple Figure & Insulin Sensitivity insulin resistance and obesity ...
# Intersexuality - Click here for access to Intersexuality links.
# Irritable bowel syndrome - See: Bowel diseases, above.
# Iron deficiency - Iron Deficiency in Children from Australia
# Iron deficiency - Iron Disorders Institute information about iron-related disorders and disease
# Iron deficiency - Beating Iron Deficiency information about the consequences of iron deficiency
# Iron deficiency - Epidemiology of Iron Deficiency and Iron Deficiency Anemia by Pablo Duran in Buenos Aires
# Iron deficiency - See also: Hemochromatosis, above.
# Jaundice - Jaundice in healthy newborns from The Nemours Foundation site: KidsHealth
# Jaundice - Jaundice and Your Newborn from the American Academy of Pediatrics
# Jaundice - See: Infant, newborn, in the Wellness section of this resource.
# Joseph disease - International Joseph Disease Foundation a genetic disorder of the central nervous system
# Juvenile diabetes - See: Diabetes, in childhood, above.
# Juvenile neuronal ceroid lipofuscinoses - See: Batten disease, above.
# Kawasaki disease - Pediatrics, Kawasaki Disease peer-reviewed article from eMedicine
# Kawasaki disease - Kawasaki Disease a fact sheet from the American Academy of Family Physicians
# Kawasaki disease - Kawasaki Disease Foundation focusing on awareness, support, and research
# Kawasaki disease - Kawasaki Disease from KidsHealth, by the Nemours Foundation
# Ketogenic diet - See: Epilepsy, in childhood, above.
# Kidney diseases - Click here for access to Kidney diseases links.
# Kidney stones - See: Kidney diseases, above.
# Klinefelter syndrome - Click here for access to Klinefelter syndrome links.
# Klippel-Feil syndrome - Klippel-Feil Syndrome information from the Readers' Digest healthwise knowledgebase
# Klippel-Feil syndrome - Klippel Feil Syndrome Information from the U.S. NINDS
# Krabbe disease - See: Leukodystrophies, below.
# Laboratory tests - Lab Tests Online a public resource on clinical lab testing
# Lactose intolerance - Lactose Intolerance the inability to digest milk sugar, different than allergy to milk, from Healthcastle.com
# Lactose intolerance - Lactose Intolerance from the U.S. NIDDK
# Lactose intolerance - Lactose Intolerance from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
# Lactose intolerance - MilkFree Foods about milk allergy and lactose intolerance
# Lactose intolerance - See, also: Allergy, above.
# Laetrile - See Cancer, above.
# Landau-Kleffner syndrome - FOLKS: Friends of Landau-Kleffner Syndrome world-wide support based in the U.K.
# Latex allergy - See: Allergy, latex, above.
# Lead poisoning - National Lead Information Center information about lead poisoning and its prevention
# Lead poisoning - Lead Programs: Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics from the U.S. EPA
# Lead poisoning - Alliance To End Childhood Lead Poisoning attack on the epidemic of childhood lead poisoning
# Lead poisoning - See also: Mercury poisoning and Poisoning, below.
# Learning disabilities - Click here for access to Learning disabilities links.
# Legg-Calve Perthes disease - See: Bone diseases, above.
# Legionnaire's disease - Legionellosis: Legionnaire's Disease (LD) and Pontiac Fever from the U.S. CDC
# Legionnaire's disease - Legionnaire's Disease from the Department of Human Services, Melbourne, Australia
# Legionnaire's disease - www.Legionella.org promoting awareness of LD as a community/hospital acquired pneumonia
# Legionnaire's disease - Legionnaire's Disease from the OSHA Technical Manual
# Leishmaniasis - Leishmania Infection a fact sheet from the U.S. CDC's Division of Parasitic Diseases
# Leishmaniasis - Leishmaniasis an article for physicians from eMedicine, with CME points
# Leishmaniasis - Leishmaniasis an article from the web site of Medecins sans frontieres
# Leishmaniasis - Leishmaniasis information from the World Health Organization
# Leprosy - Click here for access to Leprosy links.
# Leptospirosis - Leptospirosis info from the U.S. CDC Division of Bacterial and Mycotic Diseases
# Leptospirosis - Leptospirosis and Your Pet from the U.S. CDC Division of Bacterial and Mycotic Diseases
# Leptospirosis - Leptospirosis CE for physicians from eMedicine
# Leptospirosis - Leptospirosis Information Center formerly, the Weil's Disease Information Center
# Leukemia - See: Cancer, above.
# Leukemia, in childhood - See: Cancer, in childhood, above.
# Leukodystrophies - Click here for access to Leukodystrophies links.
# Lice - See: Pediculosis, below.
# Life support, extracorporeal - Family Guides to ECLS from the University of Michigan
# Life support, extracorporeal - History of Extracorporeal Life Support from the University of Michigan
# Life support, extracorporeal - Introduction to ECLS about mechanical cardiopulmonary support from the UofM
# Life support, extracorporeal - Extracorporeal Life Support Organization supporting failing organ systems
# Lightning injury - Lightning Injury Research from the University of Illinois at Chicago
# Liposuction - See: Surgery, below.
# Lissencephaly - Lissencephaly Network for those working with or related to children born with smooth brain
# Liver diseases - Click here for access to Liver diseases links.
# Liver diseases, in childhood - Children's Liver Alliance for children with liver disease (a new name for a useful resource)
# Liver diseases, in childhood - Children's Liver Disease Foundation support for families affected by liver disease
# Liver diseases, in childhood - See, also: Alpha 1-antitrypsin deficiency, above.
# Living will - See: Death, above.
# Long QT syndrome - See: Heart disease and Heart disease, in childhood, above.
# Lou Gehrig's disease - See: Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, above.
# Lung diseases - Click here for access to Lung diseases links.
# Lupus erythematosus, systemic - Click here for access to Lupus erythematosus, systemic links.
# Lupus, in childhood - Information for Teens from the Lupus Society of Hamilton
# Lupus, in childhood - Life with Lupus from KidsHealth, by the Nemours Foundation
# Lyme disease - Click here for access to Lyme disease links.
# Lymphangioleiomyomatosis - See: Lung diseases, above.
# Lymphatic filariasis - Lymphatic Filariasis a WHO document on a condition popularly known as Elephantiasis
# Lymphatic filariasis - Elephantiasis occurring most commonly in tropical areas and parts of Africa
# Lymphatic filariasis - Lymphatic Filariasis (Elephantiasis) from the U.S. NIAID
# Lymphedema - See: Lymphovenous disorders, below.
# Lymphovenous disorders - Click here for access to Lymphovenous disorders links.
# Lysosomal storage diseases - Lysosomal Diseases New Zealand improving contacts, information sharing and support among affected people
# Machado-Joseph disease - See: Joseph disease, above.
# Macular degeneration - See: Eye diseases, above.
# Maladie coeliaque - L' Association canadienne de la maladie coeliaque services et support aux personnes atteintes
# Maladie d'Alzheimer - Societe Alzheimer du Canada Anglais/Francais, parraine par Hoechst
# Maladie de Niemann-Pick - Association Aide aux Familles Niemann-Pick pour toute personne interessee ...
# Maladie pulmonaire - L'Association Pulmonaire Canadienne Nous aidons tous ... a jouir de l'air pur ...
# Maladies - Sympatico: parcours de sante site web de sante ou des maladies en francais
# Maladies - Medecin de l'Internet information aux patients
# Maladies inflammatoires de l'intestin - Fondation canadienne des maladies inflammatoires ...
# Maladies rares - CERM "O" P cette page precise les autres centres diffusant des informations sur les maladies rares
# Maladies rares - Orphanet d'information sur les maladies rares et les medicaments orphelins en libre acces
# Maladies renales - La Fondation canadienne du rein pour ceux qui souffrent d'insuffisance renale
# Maladies thromboemboliques - Groupe de travail sur la thrombose en francais
# Maladies transmissibles - Laboratoire de lutte contre la maladie de Sante Canada
# Maladies transmissibles sexuellement - Ce qu'il faut savoir ... de la Direction generale de la protection de la sante
# Malaria - Click here for access to Malaria links.
# Malentendants - L'Association des malentendants canadiens une chance d'etre ecoute; une chance d'entendre
# Malignant hyperthermia - Malignant Hyperthermia Association of the United States information and education
# Mammograms - See: Breast cancer, above.
# Mannosidosis - International Society for Mannosidosis & Related Diseases lysosomal oligosaccharide storage disorder
# Marburg hemorrhagic fever - Marburg Hemorrhagic Fever: Fact Sheet a rare disease affecting humans and non-human primates
# Marburg hemorrhagic fever - Marburg virus disease info from the WHO about disease outbreaks
# Marburg hemorrhagic fever - Marburg virus - MSDS from the Public Health Agency of Canada
# Marfan syndrome - Click here for access to Marfan Syndrome links.
# Marijuana - NIDA InfoFacts: Marijuana info on marijuana from the U.S. National Institute on Drug Abuse
# Marijuana - American Alliance For Medical Cannabis about the many medical uses of marijuana
# Marijuana - Medicinal Cannabis from the Pain Research Unit at the James Paget Hospital in Great Yarmouth, U.K.
# Marijuana - Impacts of cannabis on driving ... a report from Transport Canada
# Marijuana - See also: Pain management, below.
# Mastectomy - See: Breast cancer, above.
# Mastocytosis - Mastocytosis Society, Inc. a self-help group in the U.S.
# Mastocytosis - Canada Mastocytosis Support has a good collection of links
# Material safety data sheets - See: Indistrial hygienists, in the Disciplines & Education section of this resource.
# Measles - Click here for access to Measles links.
# Meniere's disease - See: Vestibular disorders, and Tinnitus, below.
# Meningioma - See: Brain tumours, above.
# Meningitis - See: Meningococcal diseases, below.
# Meningococcal diseases - Click here for access to Meningococcal Diseases links.
# Men's health problems - Click here for access to Men's Health Problems links.
# Mental illness - Click here for access to Mental Illness links.
# Mental illness, in childhood - Click here for access to Mental Illness, in Childhood links.
# Mental retardation - National Fragile X Foundation syndrome which causes mental retardation
# Mental retardation - American Association on Mental Retardation providing leadership in the field
# Mental retardation - Voting Rights of People with Mental Disabilities the Bazelon Center helps U.S. citizens to the vote
# Mercury poisoning - Reducing Mercury in the Environment from the Minnesota Office of Environmental Assistance
# Mercury poisoning - Mercury Page from Bo Walhjalt, in Sweden
# Mesothelioma - See: Cancer, above.
# Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus - See: Antibiotic resistance, above.
# Migraine - See Headache, above.
# Milk allergy - See: Allergy and Lactose intolerance, above.
# Miscarriage - See: Pregnancy loss, below.
# Mitochondrial diseases - United Mitochondrial Disease Foundation promoting research and providing support
# Mitochondrial diseases, in childhood - Children's Mitochondrial Disease Network website of the EMDN, good links
# Moebius syndrome - Moebius Syndrome Foundation rare disorder characterized by lifetime facial paralysis
# Moebius syndrome - UK Moebius Syndrome Support Group support for families and friends in Britain
# Moebius syndrome - Moebius Syndrome Association of Canada mainly providing contact for Canadians who suffer
# Monkeypox - Monkeypox basic information from the U.S. CDC
# Monkeypox - Monkeypox fact sheet from the World Health Organization
# Monkeypox - Monkeypox: What is it and how is it spread? answers from the MayoClinic.com
# Mononucleosis - Infectious Mononucleosis comprehensive information from MEDLINEplus
# Mononucleosis - Mononucleosis from eMedicine's consumer health collection
# Mononucleosis - Glandular fever info on mononucleosis, from the Association of Medical Microbiologists in the U.K.
# Mononucleosis - Glandular fever (Infectious mononucleosis) from MedInfo, in the U.K.
# Mononucleosis - See also: Epstein Barr virus, above.
# Mood disorders - See: Depression, above.
# Motion sickness - See: Travel health, in the Wellness section of this resource.
# Motor neurone disease - See: Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, above, and Neuromuscular disorders, below.
# Movement disorders - See: Dystonia, above.
# Moyamoya disease - Moyamoya.com patient's page, created by DJ in KS, who has it
# Moyamoya disease - Moyamoya Disease Information from the U.S. NINDS
# MSDS - See: Industrial hygienists, in the Disciplines & Education section of this resource.
# Mucocutaneous lymph node syndrome - See: Kawasaki disease, above.
# Mucopolysaccharidoses - Canadian Society for MPS & Related Diseases providing support & public awareness
# Mucopolysaccharidoses - National MPS Society info on the several MPS disorders
# Multiple chemical sensitivity - See Environmental illness, above.
# Multiple myeloma - See: Cancer, above.
# Multiple personality disorder - Click here for access to Multple personality disorder links.
# Multiple sclerosis - Click here for access to Multiple Sclerosis links.
# Multiple sclerosis - Pour renseignements francais, voir ci-dessous: la Sclerose en plaques.
# Mumps - Mumps a Communicable Disease Fact Sheet from the NY State Department of Health
# Mumps - Mumps from MEDLINEplus at the National Library of Medicine
# Mumps - Mumps from KidsHealth for parents
# Mumps - Mumps from Medinfo, in the U.K.
# Munchausen syndrome - See: Mental illness, above.
# Muscular dystrophy - See: Neuromuscular disorders, below.
# Mutism - The Quiet Room: Selective Mutism in the Community a Toronto/Singapore cooperative project
# Mutism - Selective Mutism & Childhood Anxiety Disorders U.S. support group
# Mutism - Selective Mutism Foundation, Inc. - info & resources on selective mutism, shyness, & social phobia
# Myasthenia gravis - Myasthenia Gravis Links full list of references
# Myasthenia gravis - Myasthenia Gravis Foundation of America a cure and improvement in the lives of those affected
# Myocardial infarction - See: Heart attack, above.
# Myositis - See: Neuromuscular disorders, below.
# Nails (Fingernails/Toenails) - See: Skin problems, below.
# Narcolepsy - See: Sleep disorders, below.
# Nasal problems - Click here for access to Nasal problems links.
# Neck pain - See: Back pain, above, and Spinal disorders, below.
# Necrotizing fasciitis - National Necrotizing Fasciitis Foundation a rare variant of streptococcal infections
# Necrotozing fasciitis - Necrotizing Fasciitis/Myositis from Health Canada
# Necrotozing fasciitis - Necrotizing Fasciitis from the: Wonderful World of Diseases
# Necrotozing fasciitis - Necrotizing Fasciitis (also known as Flesh-Eating Disease) from the BC Health Files
# Needle exchange - See: AIDS prevention and Harm reduction in the Wellness section of this resource.
# Neural tube defects - See: Anencephaly, above, and Spina bifida, below.
# Neurofibromatosis - National Neurofibromatosis Foundation founded by patients & scientists for patients & families
# Neurofibromatosis - Neurofibromatosis, Inc. information and assistance for those affected by neurofibromatosis
# Neurofibromatosis - Neurofibromatosis Resources - Neurofibromatosis, von Recklinghausen's Disease, Acoustic Neuroma
# Neurological conditions - Click here for access to Neurological conditions links.
# Neuromuscular disorders - Click here for access to Neuromuscular Disorders links.
# Neuromuscular disorders - pour renseignements francais, voir ci-dessus: la Dystrophie musculaire.
# Neuropathy - See: Neurological conditions, above.
# Neutropenia - Neutropenia Support Association, Inc. a blood disorder
# Niemann-Pick disease - National Niemann-Pick Disease Foundation, Inc. a rare condition that is difficult to diagnose
# Niemann-Pick disease - Niemann-Pick Disorder created by a family whose son has the disorder
# Niemann-Pick disease - Niemann-Pick Disease Group (UK) information & support for families in the U.K.
# Niemann-Pick disease - See, also, above: la Maladie de Niemann-Pick.
# Nose - See: Nasal problems, above.
# Nystagmus - See: Eye diseases, above.
# Obesity - Click here for access to: Obesity links.
# Obesity, in childhood - BlubberBuster.com overweight info for kids, teens & parents
# Obsessive-compulsive disorder - Click here for access to Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder links.
# Occupational overuse syndrome - See: Repetition strain injuries, below.
# Onchomycosis - See: Skin problems, below.
# Oral cancer - See: Cancer, above.
This curious surface is called a Möbius Strip or Möbius Band, named after August Ferdinand Möbius, a nineteenth century German mathematician and astronomer, who was a pioneer in the field of topology. Möbius, along with his better known contemporaries, Riemann, Lobachevsky and Bolyai, created a non-Euclidean revolution in geometry.
Möbius strips have found a number of surprising applications that exploit a remarkable property they possess: one-sidedness. Joining A to C and B to D (no half twist) would produce a simple belt-shaped loop with two sides and two edges -- impossible to travel from one side to the other without crossing an edge. But, as a result of the half twist, the Möbius Strip has only one side and one edge!
To demonstrate this, (1) start midway between the "edges" of a Möbius Strip and draw a line down its center; continue the line until you return to your starting point. Did you ever cross an edge? (2) Next, hold the edge of a Möbius Strip against the tip of a felt-tipped highlighter pen. Color the edge of the Möbius Strip by holding the highlighter still and just rotating the Mobius Strip around. Were you able to color the entire edge? (3) Now, with scissors cut the Mobius Strip along the center line that you drew. Then draw a center line around the resulting band, and cut along it. Did you predict what would happen?
Giant Möbius Strips have been used as conveyor belts (to make them last longer, since "each side" gets the same amount of wear) and as continuous-loop recording tapes (to double the playing time). In the 1960's Sandia Laboratories used Möbius Strips in the design of versatile electronic resistors. Free-style skiers have christened one of their acrobatic stunts the Möbius Flip.
The famous artist, M.C. Escher, used mathematical themes in some of his work, including a Möbius parade of ants. His flight of swans looks like it might be a Möbius Strip, but it's not. Can you see why not? Organ transplantation - See: Transplantation, below.
# Orthodontics - see: Dental problems, above.
# Orthopaedic surgery - See: Surgery, below.
# Orthotics - See Prosthetists and orthotists in the Disciplines & Education section of this resource.
# Osgood-Schlatter disease - Osgood-Schlatter Disease by Andrew K Chang, MD
# Osgood-Schlatter disease - Osgood-Schlatter Disease: A Cause of Knee Pain in Children from the AAFP
# Osteoporose - Osteoporose Quebec info-ligne gratuit, facteurs de risque, prevention
# Osteoporose - Osteoporose en ligne de la Societe de l'osteoporose du Canada
# Osteoporosis - Click here for access to Osteoporosis links.
# Otitis media - See: Ear problems, above.
# Overweight - See: Obesity, above.
# Oxygen therapy - See: Hyperbaric oxygen therapy, above.
# PID (Pelvic inflammatory disease) - See: Women's health problems, below.
# PMS (Premenstrual syndrome) - See: Menstruation below.
# Paget's disease - See: Bone diseases, above.
# Pain management - Click here for access to Pain management links.
# Pain management, in childhood - Pediatric Pain - Science Helping Children from the IWK Health Centre and Dalhousie University in Halifax, NS
# Palliative care - Click here for access to Palliative Care links.
# Palliative care, in childhood - Palliative Care for Children a policy statement from the American Academy of Pediatrics
# Palliative care, in childhood - Canuck Place Children's Hospice for children with progressive life-limiting illnesses
# Palliative care, in childhood - Children's Hospice International developing hospice services for children
# Pallister-Killian syndrome - Pallister-Killian Syndrome in English and Italian
# Pancreatic diseases - Click here for access to Pancreatic diseases links.
# Panic/anxiety disorder - Click here for access to Panic/Anxiety Disorder links.
# Panic/anxiety disorder, in childhood - Child Anxiety Network information for all who interact with children & teens
# Panic/anxiety disorder, in childhood - Childhood Anxiety Network info about conditions allied with childhood anxiety
# Panic/anxiety disorder, in childhood - Teenage Anxiety made by teenagers (in the U.K.) for teenagers
# Panic/anxiety disorder, in childhood - Childhood and Adolescent Anxiety Disorders from keepkidshealthy.com
# Paralysie cerebrale - Association de paralysie cerebrale du Quebec la defense et la promotion des droits
# Paralysie cerebrale - Voir, aussi, ci-dessus: Cerebral palsy.
# Paralysis - Click here for access to Paralysis links.
# Paraplegia - See: Paralysis, above.
# Parasites - Human Intestinal Parasites and Worms from Applied Ozone Systems
# Parasites - Division of Parasitic Diseases from the U.S. CDC
# Parasites - See also: Cryptosporidiosis and Giardiasis, above.
# Parkinson disease - Click here to access Parkinson disease links.
# Parovirus infection - Fifth Disease (Parvovirus Infection) "slapped face" disease, from the BC Health Files
# Parovirus infection - Fifth Disease from the U.S. CDC on human parvovirus B19 infection
# Parovirus infection - Erythema Infectiosum (Fifth Disease) from the Virtual Children's Hospital at University of Iowa
# Parovirus infection - Answers-about-fifth-disease.com from Kalamazoo, MI
# Paruresis - International Paruresis Association for those with a "bashful bladder", or who are "pee-shy"
# Paruresis - The UK Avoidant Paruresis Website promoting solutions to end suffering
# Paruresis - Avoidant paruresis ('bashful bladder' syndrome) from NetDoctor, in the U.K.
# Paruresis - European Paruresis Association information in several European languages
# Patient advocates - See: Consumer advocates, in the Disciplines & Education section of this resource.
# Pectus excavatum - Pectus Excavatum PE (or "sunken chest") in rickets & connective tissue disorders
# Pectus excavatum - UK Pectus Excavatum and Pectus Carinatum Information Site has good links
# Pediatric illness - See: Illness, in childhood, above.
# Pediculosis - National Pediculosis Association all about head lice, nits and scabies
# Pediculosis - Lice from eMedicine's consumer health collection
# Pediculosis - pediculosis.com from a British company manufacturing combs
# Pediculosis - Head Lice Treatment, Tips & Resources natural head lice removal and education
# Pelvic inflammatory disease - See: Women's health problems, below.
# Pemphigus vulgaris - See: Skin problems, below.
# Peptic ulcers - See: Gastrointestinal diseases, above.
# Periodontal disease - Gum Disease (Periodontal Disease) for patients & consumers from the American Dental Association
# Periodontal disease - Gingivitis info from the MayoClinic.com
# Periodontal disease - Gingivitis an article from eMedicine offering basic information for patient & physician
# Periodontal disease - Pregnancy Gingivitis from UMan, explains periodontal disease in pregnancy
# Periodontal disease - Stages of Gingivitis and Periodontal Disease from UMan, for the public
# Peripheral vascular disease - Click here for access to Peripheral vascular disease links.
# Personnes handicappes - INDIE: Inforoute sur la deficience vers l'integration et l'education
# Personnes handicappes - Alliance de vie active pour les Canadiens/Canadiennes ayant un handicap
# Perthes disease - See: Bone diseases, above.
# Pervasive developmental disorder (or PDD) - See: Autism, above.
# Pet therapy - Click here for access to Pet therapy links.
# Phenylketonuria - National PKU News news, information and links to the 'net
# Phenylketonuria - Phenylketonuria basic introduction from: Your Genes, Your Health
# Phenylketonuria, in childhood - Children's PKU Network inborn error of metabolism that may lead to mental retardation
# Phobias - See: Panic/anxiety disorder, above.
# Pink eye - See: Eye diseases and Eye diseases, in childhood, above.
# Pituitary diseases - See: Endocrine disorders, above.
# Plague - Click here for access to Plague links.
# Plantar fasciitis - See: Foot problems, above.
# Plastic & reconstructive surgery - See: Surgery, below.
# Pneumoconiosis - See: Lung diseases, above.
# Pneumonia - See: Lung diseases, above.
# Pneumothorax - Pneumo-World for patients of spontaneous pneumothorax (lung collapse)
# Pneumothorax - pneumothorax.org comprehensive site created by a patient
# Pneumothorax - Pneumothorax all about "collapsed lung", presented in layman's terms, from InteliHealth
# Poisoning - Click here for access to Poisoning links.
# Polio - Click here for access to Polio links.
# Pollution - See: Environmental illness, above.
# Polyarthritis, epidemic - See: Arthritis, above.
# Polyglandular autoimmune syndrome - See: Autoimmune diseases, above.