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The information provided on this page is to help you understand your health and illness. Your doctor knows you and your family best. Nothing takes the place of talking directly with your doctor about your health and questions that you have. The information presented here is not medical care or treatment and is not specific to your situation. You need to contact your own doctor for your medical care. Reading the information on this website does not create a physician-patient relationship.

Links to website of other providers and services are provided for your convenience. We do not endorse or control the content of their web pages nor their services or products. Likewise they do not control or endorse the information in this site.

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General Topics

http://www.BioMedSearch.com - BioMedSearch is a biomedical search engine that contains NIH/PubMed documents, plus a large collection of theses, dissertations, and other publications not found anywhere else for free, making it the most comprehensive free search on the web.

Health Finder - healthfinder® is a free guide to reliable health information, by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

AllRefer Health - Medical resource provides reliable and comprehensive information and news on diseases, symptoms, tests, surgeries, injuries, nutrition, medications, and poisons. Focuses on family and community health.

American Cancer Society - The American Cancer Society (ACS) is a nationwide, community- based voluntary health organization. This site has a large amount of information regarding cancer and links to other cancer related sites.

American Diabetes Association - The nation's leading nonprofit health organization providing diabetes research, diabetes education and advocacy for people with diabetes. The American Diabetes Association provides information on children with diabetes, coping with diabetes complications, gestational diabetes, nutrition and diabetic recipes.

American Lung Association - patient and disease education, with special emphasis on asthma, tobacco control and environmental health.

AtHealth - Mental health information, directory of psychiatrists, psychologists, counselors, social workers, and therapists, treatment facilities, and self-help resources.

Cancer Research Foundation - The Cancer Research Foundation of America website provides information on preventable cancers such as lung cancer, colorectal cancer, breast cancer, cervical cancer, and skin cancer.

CDC (Center for Disease Control) - The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is recognized as the lead federal agency for protecting the health and safety of people. Large data bank of health and disease information.

http://www.drugalert.org - a comprehensive database featuring information and news alerts about potentially dangerous drugs currently on the market or previously available worldwide. The Web site is dedicated to keeping the public informed about drug recalls, side effects, and pending litigation associated with various drugs and their manufacturers.

FamilyDoctor.org - Health information for the whole family from the American Academy of Family Physicians.

FDA.gov - Information about food, drugs, recalls, and products from the Food and Drug Administration.

HealthCentral - The latest news, in-depth features, health calculators, support groups, information and resources you need to help you and your family live healthier lives. Whether you want to start a new exercise program or just got the diagnosis, drkoop.com can help you make the most of your health.

Healthfinder - your guide to reliable health information.

Health Information Database of National Institutes of Health (NIH) - NIH is one of the world's foremost medical research centers. An agency of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the NIH is the Federal focal point for health research. The NIH website offers health information for the public as well as medical professionals. There's extensive information on funding opportunities and links to the many Institutes and Centers that make-up NIH such as the National Cancer Institute and the National Library of Medicine.

Immunizations - Immunization information from The National Immunization Program (NIP) which is a part of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Information on Environmental Problems - Environmental Problem Resources for information on environmental problems for an index of over 125 environmental issues with relevant contacts within our department and elsewhere on the WWW.

John Hopkins Medical School - List of conditions and treatments

Leukemia & Lymphoma Society - source of information relating to leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin's disease,myeloma and other blood related diseases.

Lifeline - Lifeline Systems, Inc. is the leading provider of Emergency Response Systems and Medical Alarms for the at home elderly, enhancing their independence and quality of life. Lifeline allows older individuals to live alone while maintaining 24 hour access to the support of friends, family members, or emergency services. Lifeline's caring supportive service is a valuable source of reassurance for someone living alone.

Mayo Clinic - A comprehensive resource for timely and accurate medical information from experts at Mayo Clinic.

Medline - A database of more than 11 million bibliographic citations and abstracts in the fields of medicine, nursing, dentistry, veterinary medicine, health care systems, and preclinical sciences, as well as, additional life science journals.

Mental Health - Mental Health Matters: Information and resources about mental health issues for consumers, professionals, students and supporters.

National Cancer Institute - Rich source of material about cancer, its causes, treatment, clinical trials, statistics, and research programs.

National Foundation for Infectious Disease - Large list of factsheets regarding immunizations and infectious diseases.

National Health Information Center (DHHS) - THE NATIONAL HEALTH INFORMATION CENTER is a health information referral service. NHIC puts health professionals and consumers who have health questions relating to health promotion, diseases, and disease prevention, in touch with those organizations that are best able to provide answers.

National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute - This site contains information for professionals and the general public about heart and vascular diseases, lung diseases, blood diseases and resources, and sleep disorders. Included are fact sheets on prevention and control of diseases, clinical guidelines, medical alerts, press releases, and scientific resources and training information for biomedical investigators and students. The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute is a part of the U.S. National Institutes of Health.

NIH (National Institute of Health) - This is the official web site of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The National Institutes of Health is one of the world's foremost medical research centers. An agency of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the NIH is the Federal focal point for health research. NIH is the steward of biomedical and behavioral research for the Nation. Its mission is science in pursuit of fundamental knowledge about the nature and behavior of living systems and the application of that knowledge to extend healthy life and reduce the burdens of illness and disability.

NOAH (New York Online Access to Health) - New York Online Access to Health is dedicated to your health and well-being. NOAH seeks to provide high quality full-text health information for consumers that is accurate, timely, relevant and unbiased.

Organ Donar - The official site dedicated to education about how to become an Organ and Tissue Donor.

PDR (Physician's Desk Reference) Home Page - For more than 50 years, doctors have relied upon the Physicians' Desk Reference for the latest drug information. Today that trusted knowledge is available to doctors and their patients on the Web. PDR's Getting Well Network provides reliable answers to important health questions. Use this site to learn more about detecting, preventing, and treating a variety of medical conditions.

QuackWatch - Your Guide to Health Fraud, Quackery, and Intelligent Decisions.

Radiology Procedures - Current and accurate information about diagnostic radiology. Learn how exams are performed, what patients might experience and how to prepare for exams and more.

WebMD - WebMD is a leading consumer-focused healthcare information Web site. Their mission is to provide the most objective, credible and trusted healthcare information and to help people play an active role in managing their own health. Consumers can access health news, articles, research reports, condition-specific centers and support communities, interactive tools and programs, as well as online health and lifestyle product catalogues and ordering services.

National HIV Testing Resources from the CDC.

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Health Agencies

American Red Cross - News, donations, community services, tissue donations, and volunteer information

Best Drug Rehabilitation - Residential Treatment for Alcohol and Other Drugs/Addictions located in Manistee, MI

CareGivers Home Health Care - CareGivers Home Health Care, a licensed home health care provider. Serving Upstate New York and Western Pennsylvania, including Buffalo, Canandaigua, Jamestown, Liverpool (Syracuse), Horseheads (Elmira), Utica, Watertown, Rome, Canton, Binghamton, Rochester, and Erie PA.

Finger Lakes Visiting Nurses Association - Finger Lakes Visiting Nurse Service is full service Medicare and Medicaid certified home health agency serving Ontario and Wayne counties in the Finger Lakes region of New York State. We also provide Certified Hospice services to residents in Ontario and Yates counties; as well as Long Term Home Health Care services in Yates, Wayne and Seneca counties.

Monroe County ARC - Helping and enhancing the quality of life and self-esteem of people with developmental disabilities by providing them with meaningful employment opportunities. The Arc offers a variety of services which are designed to enhance the independence and self-sufficiency of our program participants.

Ontario County Public Health - Ontario County Public Health Services administers a wide variety of programs and services designed to meet the needs of the public. This site will give you the information you need about their different programs and the answers to questions you may have regarding public health.

US Department of Health and Human Services - This is the United States Federal Government Web Site of the Department of Health and Human Services.

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Local Health Businesses and Providers

Canandaigua Orthopaedic Associates - Canandaigua Orthopaedics' medical services are specific to that portion of medicine known as Orthopaedics. This site offers information regarding disorders of the musculoskeletal system involving problems with the bones and joints of the arms and legs, as well as related structures, nerves, ligaments, tendons and muscles.

Clifton Springs Hearing Center - Clifton Springs Hearing Center, Inc. is a Audiology practice, specializing in advanced and comprehensive diagnostic testing and high technology hearing aid dispensing for all patient populations.

Dermatology Partners of Western New York - Dermatology Partners is a full service dermatology center featuring Laser Hair Removal and a full range of dermatologic services.

Lakeside ENT - This site is dedicated to the teaching of issues relating to Otolaryngology.

Finger Lakes Health - Provides a full range of acute and long term care health services to residents of the Finger Lakes region in Upstate New York.

Finger Lakes Otolaryngology (ENT) - Internet site for W. Bradley Simmons, M.D., and John F. Centonze, M.D.

F.F Thompson Hospital - Thompson Health is the parent corporation overseeing the operation of seven affiliate health care organizations on a variety of campuses in Ontario, Livingston and Yates Counties. The corporations include FF Thompson Hospital (113-acute care beds), FF Thompson Continuing Care Center (188-beds), Finger Lakes Community Care Network, Inc., FFTH Properties, Inc., FF Thompson Foundation, Ontario County Advanced Life Support, FFT Senior Communities, Inc. and in partnership with its physicians, co-own FLCCN-IPA.

Borg & Ide Imaging - Information for patients, families and referring physicians about Ide Radiology, their services and procedures.

University of Rochester Medical Center - The University of Rochester Medical Center is at the heart of medical knowledge and expertise for Central New York State and the Finger Lakes region of Upstate New York. It includes the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, the School of Nursing, the Eastman Dental Center, the University of Rochester Medical Faculty Group, Strong Memorial Hospital and the Children's Hospital at Strong.

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Other Medical Practices

Dyson Pediatrics - Pediatrics practice in Tuscon, AZ. Facts about flouride varnish.

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Medical Societies

American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology - Web resource for patient information regarding allergies, immunology and asthma.

American Academy of Pediatrics - Information on child health, safety and advocacy for babies, children, teens and adolescents.

American Academy of Ophthalomology - The American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) offers Find an EyeM.D., an on-line listing of member ophthalmologists practicing in the United States and abroad.

American Association of Neurological Surgeons - Health Resources pages provide valuable neurosurgical information for the general public and healthcare community, including patients and physicians and the media.

American Board of Medical Specialties - The American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS) is the umbrella organization for the 24 approved medical specialty boards in the United States. Established in 1933, the ABMS serves to coordinate the activities of its Member Boards and to provide information to the public, the government, the profession and its Members concerning issues involving specialization and certification in medicine.

American Board of Internal Medicine - Founded in 1936, the American Board of Internal Medicine is the only recognized board in the specialty of internal medicine and is one of the 24 certifying boards of the American Board of Medical Specialties. The ABIM is an independent, non-profit organization whose certificate is recognized throughout the world as signifying a high level of physician competence.

American Heart Association National Center - Check out news releases and advisories or search our archives. Source of all sorts of information about your heart or read a brief history of the American Heart Association.

American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology - Allergy, Asthma & Immunology is an information and news service for patients, parents of patients, purchasers of group health programs, the news media, and others interested in the allergic diseases. The site is maintained by allergists, the specialists who treat allergies and asthma, and their professional organization, the American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology.

American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists - ACOG is a nonprofit organization of women's health care physicians advocating highest standards of practice, continuing member education and public awareness of women's health care issues.

American College of Preventative Medicine - The American College of Preventive Medicine (ACPM) is the national professional society for physicians committed to disease prevention and health promotion. Specialists in preventive medicine are uniquely trained in both clinical medicine and public health. They have the skills needed to understand and reduce the risks of disease, disability and death in individuals and in population groups.

American College of Surgeons - The American College of Surgeons is a scientific and educational association of surgeons that was founded in 1913 to improve the quality of care for the surgical patient by setting high standards for surgical education and practice.

The American Medical Association - The American Medical Association (AMA) is the nation's leader in promoting professionalism in medicine and setting standards for medical education, practice, and ethics. Patients will find a wealth of information that will help them lead healthy lives and become an active participant in their health care--from nutritional and fitness articles to content about specific medical diseases and conditions. This section also contains the latest-breaking News From the AMA and information about upcoming meetings and events.

American Psychiatric Association - Source of information about mental health and illness.

American Society of Plastic Surgeons - The American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) and Plastic Surgery Educational Foundation (PSEF) offer education on plastic surgery (cosmetic and reconstructive) and help patients find board-certified plastic surgeons

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