Patient Education Resources

Asthma, Allergies & Immunology

Asthma Education Resources – American College of Chest Physicians
https://www.chestnet.org/Foundation/Patient-Education-Resources/Asthma
Asthma is a chronic lung disease that causes wheezing, breathlessness, chest tightness and coughing. It can affect adults or children.

Asthma Programs and Educational Materials – Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America
http://www.aafa.org/page/asthma-allergy-education-programs.aspx
AAFA is an asthma and allergy patient organization that offers educational programs and tools for patients, caregivers, and health professionals.

Helpful Handouts – Asthma Education Resources – Palo Alto Medical Foundation
http://www.pamf.org/asthma/education/handouts.html
PAMF allergy specialists created this series of quick reference handouts on a variety of topics for children and adults with asthma.

Asthma – U.S. National Library of Medicine
https://medlineplus.gov/asthma.html
Asthma causes one’s airways to become sore and swollen. An attack means a person’s lungs are getting less air. Learn about two types of treatment.

Asthma Diagnosis, Treatment, Triggers – Patient Education – UPMC – University of Pittsburgh Schools of the Health Sciences
http://www.upmc.com/patients-visitors/education/breathing/Pages/asthma.aspx
Find valuable information regarding asthma diagnosis and treatment, as well as trigger signs and actions to prevent an attack from patient education.

Asthma – American Academy of Family Physicians
https://www.aafp.org/afp/topicModules/viewTopicModule.htm?topicModuleId=3#7
This collection features AFP content on asthma and related issues, including allergens, beta agonists, chronic cough, exercise-induced bronchoconstriction, inhalers, and wheezing.

Asthma Education – Resources for Living Well with Asthma – Palo Alto Medical Foundation [VIDEO]
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLlvoW2OUZS4Fd5XUWtKWfwalkHznDzpPA

Allergy and Asthma – Resources – Florida Allergy, Asthma & Immunology Society
http://www.faais.org/resources.php

Allergy Library – American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunolog [ENGLISH & SPANISH]
https://www.aaaai.org/conditions-and-treatments/library/allergy-library
The AAAAI offers articles written and reviewed by experts on allergies.

Immune Deficiencies Library – American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunolog [ENGLISH & SPANISH]
https://www.aaaai.org/conditions-and-treatments/library/immune-deficiencies-library
The AAAAI offers articles written and reviewed by experts on immune deficiencies.

Allergy Resources & Patient Education Tools – Flonase Allergy Relief (GSK)
https://www.flonaseprofessional.com/resources/

Food Allergy Resources – Food Allergy Research & Education, Inc.
https://www.foodallergy.org/most-popular-resources
The resources on this page are many of the most requested materials. They can be easily downloaded and distributed to help advance education, advocacy and awareness related to food allergies.

Education Topics for Patients – Allergy, Immunology & Rheumatology – University of Rochester Medical Center
https://www.urmc.rochester.edu/medicine/allergy/patients-families/educational-materials/topics.aspx

Patient Education and Resources – Allergy – Penn State Children’s Hospital
http://childrens.pennstatehealth.org/allergy-and-immunology/patient-education-and-resources
Find information and resources from Penn State Children’s Hospital to help you manage your child’s allergy or immune disorder.

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Neurology

Brain Awareness Week – Resources – The Dana Foundation
https://www.dana.org/BAW/Education/

Neurology Resources – American Academy of Neurology
https://patients.aan.com/go/resources

Neurology Brochures – American Academy of Neurology
https://patients.aan.com/go/brochures

Brain Basics – National Institute of Mental Health
https://www.nimh.nih.gov/health/educational-resources/brain-basics/brain-basics.shtml
Welcome. Brain Basics provides information on how the brain works, how mental illnesses are disorders of the brain, and ongoing research that helps us better understand and treat disorders. Mental disorders are common. You may have a friend, colleague, or relative with a mental disorder, or perhaps you have experienced one yourself at some point. Such disorders include depression, anxiety disorders, bipolar disorder, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), and many others.

Brain Diseases – Resources – American Brain Foundation
http://www.americanbrainfoundation.org/go/resources

Alzheimer’s – Patient Information, Education & Care – Alzheimer’s Association
https://www.alz.org/health-care-professionals/patient-information-education-care-resources.asp
Patient information handouts, education resources and patient care guidelines for Alzheimer’s and other dementias

Alzheimer’s care: Simple tips for daily tasks – Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research
http://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-lifestyle/caregivers/in-depth/alzheimers-caregiver/art-20047577

Helpful Resources for People Living with Alzheimer’s Disease – BrightFocus Foundation
http://www.brightfocus.org/alzheimers/organizations
Organizations that provide resources to understanding and living with Alzheimer’s disease, as both a patient and caregiver.

Alzheimer’s Disease and Caregiving – Family Caregiver Alliance
https://www.caregiver.org/alzheimers-disease-caregiving

Patient Education – Parkinson’s Disease – Parkinson’s Disease Foundation, Inc.
http://www.pdf.org/parkinson_health_professionals_patienteducation

Education – Parkinson’s Disease – National Parkinson Foundation
http://www.parkinson.org/find-help/education

Movement Disorders – Patient Education – International Parkinson and Movement Disorder Society (MDS)
http://www.movementdisorders.org/MDS/Resources/Patient-Education.htm

Resources for Patients With Parkinson’s Disease – Boston University School of Medicine
https://www.bumc.bu.edu/len/pd/resources-for-patients-with-parkinsons-disease/

Multiple Sclerosis Patient Education – Cleveland Clinic
https://my.clevelandclinic.org/services/neurological_institute/mellen-center-multiple-sclerosis/patient-education
Find out more about MS through patient education material from Cleveland Clinic Mellen Center for Multiple Sclerosis Treatment and Research.

Patient Resources – Multiple Sclerosis – National Multiple Sclerosis Society
http://www.nationalmssociety.org/For-Professionals/Clinical-Care/Patient-Resources

Brochures – Multiple Sclerosis – National Multiple Sclerosis Society
http://www.nationalmssociety.org/Resources-Support/Library-Education-Programs/Brochures
The Multiple Sclerosis Society provides free resources for people living with MS and others.

Living With Multiple Sclerosis – UCSF Medical Center
https://www.ucsfhealth.org/education/living_with_multiple_sclerosis/

Disorder Index – National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke
http://www.ninds.nih.gov/disorders/disorder_index.htm

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Respiratory

Caring for patients in respiratory failure – American Nurse Today
https://www.americannursetoday.com/caring-patients-respiratory-failure/

Patient Education – Wexner Medical Center, Ohio State University
http://lungcenter.osu.edu/patienteducation/

Respiratory System History and Examination. Information page – Patient (Patient information Publications & Egton Medical Information Systems Ltd)
http://patient.info/doctor/respiratory-system-history-and-examination

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) treatments – UpToDate.com – Wolters Kluwer
http://www.uptodate.com/contents/chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease-copd-treatments-beyond-the-basics

Living well with lung disease – Symptoms & Information – Patient Education Center – Harvard Health Publications
http://www.patienteducationcenter.org/articles/living-well-with-lung-disease/
Living well with lung disease. Multimedia health information for patients, caregivers and providers.

Pneumonia – Overview – American Academy of Family Physicians
http://familydoctor.org/familydoctor/en/diseases-conditions/pneumonia.html
Learn about the types, symptoms, diagnosis, treatment and prevention of pneumonia, a potentially serious lung infection.

COPD Education & Patient Education Materials – COPD Foundation – COPD Foundation [REGISTRATION REQUIRED]
http://www.copdfoundation.org/Learn-More/Educational-Materials/Downloads-Library.aspx
COPD education and patient education materials will help family members and caregivers manage their loved one’s COPD.

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) – American Thoracic Society [PDF]
https://www.thoracic.org/patients/patient-resources/resources/copd-intro.pdf

COPD: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease – UPMC – University of Pittsburgh Schools of the Health Sciences
http://www.upmc.com/patients-visitors/education/breathing/Pages/chronic-obstructive-pulmonary.aspx

Discharge Instructions for Emphysema – – Fairview Health Services
https://www.fairview.org/healthlibrary/Article/86332

Emphysema – U.S. National Library of Medicine
https://medlineplus.gov/emphysema.html
Emphysema is a type of COPD. COPD makes it hard to breathe. The most common cause of Emphysema is smoking. Learn about symptoms and treatment.

Pulmonary Fibrosis Patient Information Guide – Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation [PDF]
http://www.pulmonaryfibrosis.org/docs/default-source/patient-information-guides/pff_patinfoguide_v0215.pdf?sfvrsn=0

ATS: Interstitial Lung Disease (ILD) Education Center – American Thoracic Society
https://www.thoracic.org/education-center/ild/

Patient education series: Chronic bronchitis and emphysema – Lippencott NursingCenter – Wolters Kluwer [REGISTRATION REQUIRED]
http://www.nursingcenter.com/journalarticle?Article_ID=856517

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Oncology

Cancer – Patient Education Publications – National Cancer Institute (NIH)
https://www.cancer.gov/publications/patient-education

Cancer Counseling & Support: Patient & Caregiver Education – Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
https://www.mskcc.org/cancer-care/patient-education

ASCO Answers Patient Education Materials – American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO)
http://www.cancer.net/about-us/asco-answers-patient-education-materials

Cancer Patient & Family Education Center – OncoLink – Penn Medicine
https://www.oncolink.org/healthcare-professionals/o-pro-portal/patient-family-education-center/patient-family-education-center
OncoLink, the Web’s first cancer resource,provides comprehensive information on coping with cancer, cancer treatments, cancer research advances, continuing medical education, cancer prevention, and clinical trials

Patient Education Materials: Cancer – Miscellaneous Related Materials – UPMC – University of Pittsburgh Schools of the Health Sciences
http://www.upmc.com/patients-visitors/education/cancer/Pages/default.aspx
Find a comprehensive list of cancer patient education materials, ranging from cancer screenings to administering chemotherapy at home.

Patient Education and Cancer Information – UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center
http://ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/cancer/Education_programs/index.html

Cancer – Patient Education – The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
https://www.mdanderson.org/patients-family/search-results.html?searchType=patient-education

Bladder Cancer – Symptoms & Information – Patient Education Center – Harvard Health Publications
http://www.patienteducationcenter.org/articles/bladder-cancer/
Bladder Cancer. Multimedia health information for patients, caregivers and providers supplied by Harvard Medical School.

Breast Cancer – U.S. National Library of Medicine
https://medlineplus.gov/breastcancer.html
Breast cancer affects 1 in 8 women during their lives. Here’s what you need to know about risk factors, symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment.

Breast Cancer Risk Factors – UCSF Medical Center
https://www.ucsfhealth.org/education/breast_cancer_risk_factors/

Colorectal Cancer Prevention and Screening – UCSF Medical Center
https://www.ucsfhealth.org/education/colorectal_cancer_prevention_and_screening/

Colorectal Cancer – American College of Gastroenterology
https://patients.gi.org/topics/colorectal-cancer/

Understanding Endometrial Cancer – Foundation for Women’s Cancer [PDF]
http://www.foundationforwomenscancer.org/wp-content/uploads/Endometrial_brochure.pdf

We have Kidney Cancer – Kidney Cancer Association [ONLINE BOOK]
https://www.flipdocs.com/showbook.aspx?ID=10007570_339258

About Kidney Cancer – Kidney Cancer Association
http://www.kidneycancer.org/knowledge/learn/about-kidney-cancer/

Leukemia Patient Education – Baylor Scott & White Health
http://www.sw.org/cancer-institute/leukemia-lymph-myeloma/leukemia/leukemia-patient-education
Health information and images related to leukemia.

Leukemia & Lymphoma – Information Booklets – Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS)
https://www.lls.org/resource-center/download-or-order-free-publications?src1=36321&src2=
Download PDFs or request free information booklets on blood cancer topics.

Leukemia – General – Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey
http://www.cinj.org/education/leukemia-general

Lung Cancer Education Resources – American College of Chest Physicians
https://www.chestnet.org/Foundation/Patient-Education-Resources/Lung-Cancer
Cancer is the uncontrolled growth of abnormal cells within the body. Lung cancer is the most common cause of death from cancer in both men and women.

Diseases of the Lung: Lung cancer – non-small cell – UCLA Health System
http://lungcancer.ucla.edu/adm_lung_cancer_nonsm.html
The UCLA Lung Cancer Program is comprised of a multidisciplinary team of experts who are dedicated to the prevention, detection, treatment, and research of lung cancer.

Melanoma Educational Materials – Melanoma Research Foundation
https://www.melanoma.org/understand-melanoma/resource-library/educational-programs/melanoma-educational-materials
Help spread the word about the dangers of tanning and about melanoma! Download or order educational materials designed for use at schools, hospitals, doctor’s offices, health fairs and worksites.

Melanoma – American Academy of Dermatology
https://www.aad.org/public/diseases/skin-cancer/melanoma
Comprehensive information about melanoma, including its cause and treatment options.

Understanding Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma – Lymphoma Research Foundation [PDF]
http://www.lymphoma.org/atf/cf/%7Baaf3b4e5-2c43-404c-afe5-fd903c87b254%7D/LRF%20UNDERSTANDING%20NHL%20GUIDE2.PDF

Non Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL) – Cancer Research UK
http://www.cancerresearchuk.org/about-cancer/type/non-hodgkins-lymphoma/
All about non Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL), including symptoms, causes, different types of NHL, tests, treatments, how to cope, and current research.

Pancreatic Cancer Patient Education – Pancreatic Cancer Center – U-M Comprehensive Cancer Center
http://www.mcancer.org/pancreatic-cancer/patient-education
A listing of the available patient education materials covering pancreatic cancer, pancreatic cysts and other diseases of the pancreas.

Facing Pancreatic Cancer – Pancreatic Cancer Action Network
https://www.pancan.org/facing-pancreatic-cancer/learn/

Thyroid Cancer – American Thyroid Association, Inc.
http://www.thyroid.org/thyroid-cancer/

Thyroid Cancer- For the Newly Diagnosed – Thyroid Cancer Survivors’ Association, Inc.
http://www.thyca.org/newly-diagnosed/

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Endocrinology

Your Endocrine System Resource – Endocrine Society
http://www.hormone.org/

Endocrine – Patient Education Site – American Association of Endocrine Surgeons (AAES)
http://endocrinediseases.org/

Patient Education at the Institute of Diabetes and Endocrinology – Institute of Diabetes and Endocrinology
http://www.rvide.com/education.html

All Endocrine Disorders – Vertical Health LLC
http://www.endocrineweb.com/conditions

Patient Education & Handouts – American Diabetes Association [ONLINE STORE]
http://shopdiabetes.org/Categories/4-Patient-Education-And-Handouts.aspx?loc=dorg

What’s New? – Diabetes Connection – Washington State Diabetes Network
http://diabetes.doh.wa.gov/

Diabetes Self Management Patient Education Materials – Johns Hopkins Medicine
https://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/gim/core_resources/patient%20handouts/

Diabetes Patient Education Materials – National Diabetes Education Initiative – Ashfield Healthcare Communications
http://www.ndei.org/patienteducation.aspx.html

Diabetes – Patient Education Handouts – Diabetes Care and Education (DCE) – Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
https://www.dce.org/publications/education-handouts/

Adrenal Insufficiency Symptoms and Treatment – Endocrine Society
http://www.hormone.org/questions-and-answers/2010/adrenal-insufficiency
When the cortex does not make enough steroid hormones, adrenal insufficiency occurs. Read more about the symptoms and treatment of this adrenal gland disorder.

Adrenal Insufficiency (Addison’s Disease) – Disorders – Knowledge Base – Pituitary Network Association
https://pituitary.org/knowledge-base/disorders/adrenal-insuffieciency-addison-s-disease
The Pituitary Network Association is an international non-profit organization for patients with pituitary tumors and disorders, their families, loved ones, and the physicians and health care providers who treat them.

Living With Cushing’s – Cushing’s Support & Research Foundation
https://csrf.net/living-with-cushings/

Cushing’s Syndrome & Disease – Self-Management – Educational Source for Pituitary Diseases & Disorders – Pituitary Society
https://www.pituitarysociety.org/patient-education/pituitary-disorders/cushings/management-of-cushings-disease-and-cushings-syndrome

Gigantism and Acromegaly: Practice Essentials, Background, Pathophysiology and Etiology – Medscape
http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/925446-overview
Gigantism refers to abnormally high linear growth due to excessive action of insulinlike growth factor I (IGF-I) while the epiphyseal growth plates are open during childhood. Acromegaly is the same disorder of IGF-I excess but occurs after the growth plate cartilage fuses in adulthood.

Gigantism – University of Maryland Medical Center (UMMC)
https://umm.edu/health/medical/ency/articles/gigantism

Hyperthyroidism – American Thyroid Association, Inc. [PDF]
http://www.thyroid.org/wp-content/uploads/patients/brochures/ata-hyperthyroidism-brochure.pdf

Subclinical Hyperthyroidism: What It Means to You – American Academy of Family Physicians
https://www.aafp.org/afp/2011/0415/p943.html

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Cardiovascular

Cardiovascular Conditions – Patient Education Resources for Healthcare Professionals – American Heart Association
https://www.heart.org/HEARTORG/Conditions/Patient-Education-Resources-for-Healthcare-Professionals_UCM_441960_SubHomePage.jsp

Heart Disease Educational Materials for Patients – National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion
https://www.cdc.gov/heartdisease/materials_for_patients.htm

Risk Factors & Prevention – Heart Rhythm Society
http://www.hrsonline.org/Patient-Resources/Risk-Factors-Prevention

Arrhythmias – University of Maryland Medical Center (UMMC)
https://umm.edu/health/medical/ency/articles/arrhythmias

A Patient’s Guide to Living With Atrial Fibrillation – Circulation – American Heart Association
http://circ.ahajournals.org/content/117/20/e340

Living With Atrial Fribrillation – American College of Cardiology [PDF]
https://www.cardiosmart.org/~/media/Documents/Living%20with%20AF%20Resource%20Guide.ashx

Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) – Heart Rhythm Society
http://www.hrsonline.org/Patient-Resources/Heart-Diseases-Disorders/Sudden-Cardiac-Arrest-SCA
Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) occurs when the heart stops beating, abruptly and without warning. If this happens, blood stops flowing to the brain and other vital organs. In addition, if the heartbeat is not restored with an electrical shock immediately, death follows within minutes. SCA accounts for more than 350,000 deaths in the U.S. each year.SCA accounts for more than 350,000 deaths in the U.S. each year and is one of the leading causes of death in the United States each year. In fact, SCA claims one life every 90 seconds, taking more lives each year than breast cancer, lung cancer or AIDS. Unfortunately, 95 percent of people who experience SCA die as a result, mainly because treatment within minutes is not accessible.

Cardiac Arrest – American Heart Association
https://www.heart.org/HEARTORG/Conditions/More/CardiacArrest/Cardiac-Arrest_UCM_002081_SubHomePage.jsp
What is cardiac arrest? What causes cardiac arrest? The American Heart Association explains the causes of cardiac arrest, the warning sign of cardiac arrest, the symptoms of cardiac arrest, your risk of cardiac arrest, emergency treatment for cardiac arrest, long-term care for post-cardiac arrest syndrome and cardiopulmonary rescucitation or CPR.

What Is Sudden Cardiac Arrest? – National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
https://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/health-topics/topics/scda

Sudden Cardiac Arrest – Texas Heart Institute
http://www.texasheart.org/HIC/Topics/Cond/SCA.cfm
Sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) is also called sudden cardiac death. Sudden cardiac arrest occurs when the heart suddenly stops beating, which stops oxygen-rich blood from reaching the brain and other organs.

What is Cardiac Rehabilitation? – American Heart Association
https://www.heart.org/HEARTORG/Conditions/More/CardiacRehab/What-is-Cardiac-Rehabilitation_UCM_307049_Article.jsp
Cardiac rehab is a medically supervised program designed to help improve your cardiovascular health if you have experienced heart attack, heart failure, angioplasty or heart surgery.

Recommended Framework for Cardiac Rehabilitation – National Heart Foundation of Australia [PDF]
https://heartfoundation.org.au/images/uploads/publications/Recommended-framework.pdf

Cardiac Rehabilitation Patient Education – Cardiac Rehabilitation – OSS Health Physicians
http://osshealth.com/patient-education/health-library/?DOCHWID=hw229962
Discusses cardiac rehabilitation (rehab), which helps you feel better and reduce risk of future heart problems with exercise and lifestyle changes. Looks at rehab for people who have heart conditions such as heart attack, heart surgery, or heart failure.

Cardiomyopathy – Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/cardiomyopathy/basics/definition/CON-20026819?p=1

Cardiomyopathy – Texas Heart Institute
http://www.texasheart.org/HIC/Topics/Cond/Cardiomyopathy.cfm
Cardiomyopathy means disease of the heart muscle. As it damages the muscle tone, it reduces the heart’s ability to pump blood to the rest of your body.

What Is Cardiomyopathy? – National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/health-topics/topics/cm

Heart Disease Risk Factors for Children and Teenagers – Texas Heart Institute
http://www.texasheart.org/HIC/Topics/HSmart/children_risk_factors.cfm
Most of the risk factors that affect children can be controlled early in life.

Pediatric Congenital Heart Disease – Johns Hopkins Medicine
https://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/heart_vascular_institute/conditions_treatments/conditions/pediatric_congenital_heart_disease.html

High Cholesterol Educational Materials for Patients – National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion
https://www.cdc.gov/cholesterol/materials_for_patients.htm
Access publications for patients about high cholesterol and how to control it and prevent it.

Cholesterol – American Heart Association
https://www.heart.org/HEARTORG/Conditions/Cholesterol/Cholesterol_UCM_001089_SubHomePage.jsp
What is cholesterol? The American Heart Association explains how cholesterol affect the heart. Learn about prevention of high cholesterol and treatment of high cholesterol, healthy cholesterol levels, ldl, hdl, athersclerosis, arteriosclerosis, hypercholesterolemia, bad cholesterol, reducing cholesterol, cholesterol screening, cholesterol tracker, low cholesterol recipes and preventing high cholesterol.

Cholesterol – Patient Handouts – National Lipid Association
http://www.learnyourlipids.com/patient-information/patient-handouts/

Cholesterol – U.S. National Library of Medicine
https://medlineplus.gov/cholesterol.html
Your body needs some cholesterol, but too much can raise your risk of heart disease. Know the types (HDL and LDL), and how to lower high cholesterol.

Self-Care Guide for the Heart Failure Patient – Circulation – American Heart Association [PDF]
http://circ.ahajournals.org/content/129/3/e293

Diet and Congestive Heart Failure – UCSF Medical Center
https://www.ucsfhealth.org/education/diet_and_congestive_heart_failure/

Patient – Heart Failure Society of America – Heart Failure Society of America, Inc. (HFSA)
http://www.hfsa.org/patient/

Understanding Heart Valve Problems and Causes – American Heart Association
https://www.heart.org/HEARTORG/Conditions/More/HeartValveProblemsandDisease/Understanding-Heart-Valve-Problems-and-Causes_UCM_450360_Article.jsp
Many heart valve problems can be identified by the presence of a murmur. This can indicate valve problems such as stenosis, regurgitation, prolapse and atresia.

What Is Heart Valve Disease? – National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/health-topics/topics/hvd

Heart Valve Disease – British Heart Foundation
https://www.bhf.org.uk/heart-health/conditions/heart-valve-disease
Find out more about heart valve disease, what happens if a heart valve gets damaged, what causes heart valve disease, how it is diagnosed and treated

High Blood Pressure Educational Materials for Patients – National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion
https://www.cdc.gov/bloodpressure/materials_for_patients.htm
View educations materials for patients related to high blood pressure.

High blood pressure (hypertension) Lifestyle and home remedies – Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research
http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/high-blood-pressure/basics/lifestyle-home-remedies/con-20019580
High blood pressure – Comprehensive overview covers symptoms, treatment and prevention of hypertension.

High Blood Pressure or Hypertension – American Heart Association
https://www.heart.org/HEARTORG/Conditions/HighBloodPressure/High-Blood-Pressure-or-Hypertension_UCM_002020_SubHomePage.jsp

The metabolic syndrome – UpToDate.com – Wolters Kluwer
https://www.uptodate.com/contents/the-metabolic-syndrome-beyond-the-basics

Metabolic Syndrome: What Is It and What Can I Do About It? – American Academy of Family Physicians
https://www.aafp.org/afp/2004/0615/p2887.html

What Is Metabolic Syndrome? – National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
https://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/health-topics/topics/ms

Pericarditis – UpToDate.com – Wolters Kluwer
https://www.uptodate.com/contents/pericarditis-beyond-the-basics

Pericarditis Medical Encyclopedia – U.S. National Library of Medicine
https://medlineplus.gov/ency/article/000182.htm

Pericarditis – Texas Heart Institute
http://www.texasheart.org/HIC/Topics/Cond/pericard.cfm
An inflammation of the pericardium (a membrane that surrounds your heart).

Peripheral arterial disease – National Health Service (UK)
http://www.nhs.uk/conditions/peripheralarterialdisease/pages/introduction.aspx
Peripheral arterial disease (PAD) is a common condition, in which a build-up of fatty deposits in the arteries restricts blood supply to leg muscles.

What is Peripheral Arterial Disease? (PAD) – Symptoms & Treatment – The Circulation Foundation (UK)
https://www.circulationfoundation.org.uk/help-advice/peripheral-arterial-disease

About Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD) – American Heart Association
http://www.heart.org/HEARTORG/Conditions/More/PeripheralArteryDisease/About-Peripheral-Artery-Disease-PAD_UCM_301301_Article.jsp

Peripheral Artery Disease – Radiological Society of North America, Inc. (RSNA)
http://www.radiologyinfo.org/en/info.cfm?pg=pad
Current and accurate information about peripheral artery disease (PAD). Learn how doctors evaluate and treat this disease.

Let’s Talk About Stroke Patient Information Sheets – American Heart Association
http://www.strokeassociation.org/STROKEORG/AboutStroke/Lets-Talk-About-Stroke-Patient-Information-Sheets_UCM_310731_Article.jsp#.V-Fkkq1n2Uk
Printable information sheets from the American Stroke Association on stroke and recovery

Educate Your Patients – Strokes – National Stroke Association
https://www.stroke.org/we-can-help/healthcare-professionals/educate-your-patients

Stroke Patient Education Handouts – National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion
https://www.cdc.gov/stroke/materials_for_patients.htm

Recovering After a Stroke: A Patient and Family Guide – Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality [PDF]
http://www.strokecenter.org/wp-content/uploads/2011/08/Recovering-After-a-Stroke.pdf

Stroke Patient Education Toolkit – Great Lakes Regional Stroke Network [PDF]
https://www.uic.edu/depts/glstrknet/doc/pedu/Patient%20Education%20Toolkit.pdf

Patient Education Materials: Stroke – UPMC – University of Pittsburgh Schools of the Health Sciences
http://www.upmc.com/patients-visitors/education/stroke/Pages/default.aspx
Find a complete list of stroke-related patient education materials, including links to an overview of trans-cranial doppler and stroke risk factors.

Patient Handouts – UNC Blood Clot Outreach Program
http://www.clotconnect.org/healthcare-professionals/patient-handouts

Information for Patients about Blood Clot Prevention – Johns Hopkins Medicine
https://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/armstrong_institute/improvement_projects/vte/patients.html
The Johns Hopkins Venous Thromboembolism Collaborative has developed an educational video and handout to better engage patients and their loved ones as partners in preventing blood clots.

Resources – Venous Thromboembolism (VTE) – Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
https://partnershipforpatients.cms.gov/p4p_resources/tsp-venusthromboembolism/toolvenousthromboembolismvte.html

What is a Portable Defibrillator and How to Use it – Inside First Aid
http://insidefirstaid.com/personal/first-aid-kit/portable-automated-external-defibrillators-aed-cpr-protect-others-from-sudden-cardiac-arrest

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Infectious Disease

Infectious Disease Patient Education Resources – Northwest Medical Specialties
http://www.nwmedicalspecialties.com/links-resources/infectious-disease-education-resource/

Patient Education Materials: Infectious Diseases – UPMC – University of Pittsburgh Schools of the Health Sciences
http://www.upmc.com/patients-visitors/education/infectious-diseases/Pages/default.aspx
Find a list of infectious diseases, and read about them in our patient education materials. Diseases include chicken pox, hepatitis, the flu and pneumonia.

Overview – Infectious diseases – Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research
http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/infectious-diseases/home/ovc-20168649
Comprehensive overview covers general causes, treatments and prevention of infectious diseases.

Infectious Disease Information – National Foundation for Infectious Diseases
http://www.nfid.org/idinfo.aspx

What You Should Know About Infectious Diseases: A Guide for Hemodialysis Patients and Their Families – National Kidney Foundation
https://www.kidney.org/atoz/content/what_infectdiseases

TB and General Public Materials – National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion
https://www.cdc.gov/tb/education/patient_edmaterials.htm

Patient information about C. difficile infection – HAI – National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion
https://www.cdc.gov/HAI/organisms/cdiff/Cdiff-patient.html

Infectious Disease – Medscape
http://www.medscape.org/infectiousdiseases

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Arthritis/Rheumatology

Living With Arthritis: Health Information Basics for You and Your Family – National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases
http://www.niams.nih.gov/Health_info/Arthritis/default.asp

Handout on Health: Osteoarthritis – National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases
http://www.niams.nih.gov/health_info/osteoarthritis/

Handout on Health: Rheumatoid Arthritis – National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases
http://www.niams.nih.gov/Health_Info/Rheumatic_Disease/default.asp

Arthritis – UpToDate.com – Wolters Kluwer
https://www.uptodate.com/contents/arthritis-beyond-the-basics
Arthritis refers to inflammation of a joint. The inflammation can affect any of the important structures inside a joint, including the joint lining (synovium), bones, cartilage, or supporting tissues.

Diseases and Conditions Rheumatoid Arthritis – American College of Rheumatology
http://www.rheumatology.org/I-Am-A/Patient-Caregiver/Diseases-Conditions/Rheumatoid-Arthritis
Information for patients and caregivers on rheumatoid arthritis (RA): what it is, causes, getting diagnosed, treatment options and tips for living with RA.

Arthritis – American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
http://orthoinfo.aaos.org/menus/arthritis.cfm

Arthritis Self-Management Program- Patient Education – Stanford School of Medicine
http://patienteducation.stanford.edu/programs/asmp.html

Living with rheumatoid arthritis – Symptoms & Information – Patient Education Center – Harvard Health Publications
http://www.patienteducationcenter.org/articles/living-with-rheumatoid-arthritis/
Living with rheumatoid arthritis. Multimedia health information for patients, caregivers and providers supplied by Harvard Medical School.

Living With Arthritis – Arthritis Foundation
https://www.arthritis.org/living-with-arthritis/
Get information, resources and tools to help you live better with arthritis.

Arthritis Information – Patient Corner – Resources for the Arthritis Patient – Johns Hopkins Medicine
http://www.hopkinsarthritis.org/patient-corner/

Rheumatology Patient Education – Hospital for Special Surgery
https://www.hss.edu/rheumatology-conditions-treatments.asp
Rheumatology Patient Education from the rheumatology department at Hospital for Special Surgery

Patient Education Materials – Brigham and Women’s Hospital
http://www.brighamandwomens.org/Departments_and_Services/medicine/services/rheumatology/Services/arthritis/patient/education.aspx?sub=1
Arthrits Patient Care, Joint, Joint Disease

Arthritis – Publications – National Rheumatoid Arthritis Society (UK)
http://www.nras.org.uk/publications

Rheumatoid Arthritis – Overview – American Academy of Family Physicians
http://familydoctor.org/familydoctor/en/diseases-conditions/rheumatoid-arthritis.printerview.all.html

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Nephrology

What is Kidney (Renal) Infection – Pyelonephritis? – Urology Care Foundation
http://www.urologyhealth.org/urologic-conditions/kidney-(renal)-infection-pyelonephritis
Pyelonephritis is a type of urinary tract infection where one or both kidneys become infected. They can be infected by bacteria or a virus. It can cause people to feel very sick and it requires treatment.

Kidney Infection (Pyelonephritis) – National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases
https://www.niddk.nih.gov/health-information/health-topics/kidney-disease/pyelonephritis-kidney-infection/Pages/index.aspx
Lists the causes and symptoms of kidney infection. Explains the use of antibiotics to treat infection.

Urinary Tract Infection – Patient Education – UPMC – University of Pittsburgh Schools of the Health Sciences
http://www.upmc.com/patients-visitors/education/womens-health/pages/urinary-tract-infection.aspx
Learn more about urninary tract infections (UTI), including symptoms, causes, prevention, and treatment options.

Kidney Infection – British Medical Journal [PDF]
http://bestpractice.bmj.com/best-practice/pdf/patient-summaries/532480.pdf

Kidney infection – American Kidney Fund
http://www.kidneyfund.org/kidney-disease/kidney-problems/kidney-infection.html
Treating kidney infections right away can help prevent permanent kidney damage. Learn more about the symptoms, causes and treatment of kidney infections.

Urinary Tract Infection in Men – Symptoms & Information – Patient Education Center – Harvard Health Publications
http://www.patienteducationcenter.org/articles/urinary-tract-infection-in-men/
Urinary Tract Infection in Men. Multimedia health information for patients, caregivers and providers supplied by Harvard Medical School.

Urinary tract infection (UTI) – Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research
http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/urinary-tract-infection/basics/definition/con-20037892
Urinary tract infection (UTI) – Comprehensive overview covers symptoms, causes, treatment and possible home remedies.

Urinary tract infections in adolescents and adults – UpToDate.com – Wolters Kluwer
https://www.uptodate.com/contents/urinary-tract-infections-in-adolescents-and-adults-beyond-the-basics

Urinary tract infection (UTI) – Women – Office on Women’s Health
http://womenshealth.gov/publications/our-publications/fact-sheet/urinary-tract-infection.pdf

National Kidney Disease Education Program (NKDEP) – National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases
https://www.niddk.nih.gov/health-information/health-communication-programs/nkdep/Pages/default.aspx

Kidney diseases, conditions – Brochures – National Kidney Foundation
https://www.kidney.org/atoz/atozTopic_Brochures

Kidney diseases, conditions – Patient Resources – National Kidney Foundation
https://www.kidney.org/patients

Chronic kidney disease – UpToDate.com – Wolters Kluwer
https://www.uptodate.com/contents/chronic-kidney-disease-beyond-the-basics

Chronic Kidney Disease. Chronic renal failure information – Patient (Patient information Publications & Egton Medical Information Systems Ltd)
http://patient.info/health/chronic-kidney-disease-leaflet

CKD/PreDialysis Education – American Association of Kidney Patients
https://aakp.org/ckdpredialysis-education/

Fabry Disease – American Association of Kidney Patients
https://aakp.org/fabry-disease/

Pediatric Kidney Disease – American Association of Kidney Patients
https://aakp.org/pediatric-kidney-disease/

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Men’s Health

Men: Stay Healthy at Any Age – Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
http://www.ahrq.gov/patients-consumers/patient-involvement/healthy-men/healthy-men.html

Men: Take Charge of Your Health – U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
https://healthfinder.gov/HealthTopics/Category/everyday-healthy-living/sexual-health/men-take-charge-of-your-health

Stay Healthy – Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
http://www.ahrq.gov/patients-consumers/patient-involvement/healthy-men/healthy/index.html

Men’s health: Prevent the top threats – Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research
http://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-lifestyle/mens-health/in-depth/mens-health/art-20047764?p=1

Men: Stay Healthy at 50+ – Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
http://www.ahrq.gov/patients-consumers/patient-involvement/healthy-men/men-over-50.html

Testosterone therapy: Potential benefits and risks as you age – Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research
http://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-lifestyle/sexual-health/in-depth/testosterone-therapy/art-20045728?p=1

Keeping Active and Healthy Eating for Men – National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases
https://www.niddk.nih.gov/health-information/health-topics/weight-control/gettingontrack/Pages/getting-on-track-physical-activity-and-healthy-eating-for-men.aspx
Provides men tips on how to create healthy habits by discussing weight, health and lifestyle choices.

The Top 10 Reasons Men Put Off Doctor Visits – American Heart Association
https://www.heart.org/HEARTORG/Conditions/Heart-Disease—The-Top-10-Reasons-Men-Put-Off-Doctor-Visits_UCM_433365_Article.jsp
Heart disease kills more men than women. Why do some men refuse to go to the doctor regularly? The American Heart Association explains some of the top 10 reasons.

Belly fat in men: Why weight loss matters – Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research
http://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-lifestyle/mens-health/in-depth/belly-fat/art-20045685?p=1

Bladder Control: What Men Need To Know – National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases [PDF]
https://www.niddk.nih.gov/health-information/community-outreach-health-fairs/planning-health-fair/Documents/WMNTKBladderControl_EN_SP_508.pdf

Cancer and Men Feature – National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion
https://www.cdc.gov/cancer/dcpc/resources/features/CancerAndMen/
Every year, cancer claims the lives of nearly 300,000 men in the United States. Men can lower their risk for some of the most common kinds of cancer.

Low Testosterone in Men – Find Out More – Hormone Health Network
http://www.hormone.org/questions-and-answers/2010/low-testosterone-and-mens-health
Low testosterone levels can have a significant impact on men’s health. Learn more about the causes and treatments for low testosterone at Hormone.org.

Men and Depression – National Institute of Mental Health
https://www.nimh.nih.gov/health/publications/men-and-depression/index.shtml
Men and women may experience depression very differently. This brochure describes common signs and symptoms, and treatment options for depression in men.

Men’s Reproductive Health: Overview – National Institute of Child Health and Human Development
https://www.nichd.nih.gov/health/topics/menshealth/Pages/default.aspx
Men’s Reproductive Health: Overview

Osteoporosis in Men – National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases
http://www.niams.nih.gov/Health_Info/Bone/Osteoporosis/men.asp
This is a public information piece. Osteoporosis is a disease that causes the skeleton to weaken and the bones to break. It poses a significant threat to millions of men in the United States. Despite these compelling figures, surveys suggest that a majority of American men view osteoporosis solely as a ‘woman’s disease.’ Moreover, among men whose lifestyle habits put them at increased risk, few recognize the disease as a significant threat to their mobility and independence.

Men’s Endocrine Health & Resources – Causes & Treatments for Low Testosterone & ED – American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists
http://www.empoweryourhealth.org/mens-endocrine-health
The endocrine system plays a vital role in men’s sexual health and hormones. Learn more about signs and treatments of low testosterone and erectile dysfunction.

Healthy Men – Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
http://www.ahrq.gov/patients-consumers/patient-involvement/healthy-men/quiz.html

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Mental Health

Mental Health & Education – National Institute of Mental Health
https://www.nimh.nih.gov/health/index.shtml
Lists NIMH information resources for mental health topics, education and outreach efforts.

Mental Health Topics and Resources for Patients and Families – UCSF Medical Center
https://psych.ucsf.edu/topics

– American Psychiatric Association
http://psychiatryonline.org/patients

Patient and Family Education Resources – Mental Health and Substance Abuse (MHSA) Division – Texas Department of State Health Services
https://www.dshs.texas.gov/mhsa/patient-family-ed/

Mental illness – Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research
http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/mental-illness/basics/definition/con-20033813?DSECTION=all&p=1

Warning Signs of Mental Illness – American Psychiatric Association
https://www.psychiatry.org/patients-families/warning-signs-of-mental-illness

Mental Illness – Know the Warning Signs – National Alliance on Mental Illness
https://www.nami.org/Learn-More/Know-the-Warning-Signs
Learn to identify and talk about symptoms and behavior related to mental health. Find ways to get help, a diagnosis and treatment.

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder – National Institute of Mental Health
https://www.nimh.nih.gov/health/topics/attention-deficit-hyperactivity-disorder-adhd/index.shtml
Explore information on Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), including signs and symptoms, treatment, current science, and clinical trials.

ADHD: Adults – Shire US Inc.
https://www.adhdandyou.com/adhd-patient
ADHD and You is dedicated to helping patients understand ADHD and how it is managed.

Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder – American Academy of Family Physicians
https://www.aafp.org/afp/topicModules/viewTopicModule.htm?topicModuleId=68
This collection features AFP content on attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and related issues, including the diagnosis, evaluation, and treatment of adults and children with ADHD.

Anxiety Disorders – National Institute of Mental Health
https://www.nimh.nih.gov/health/topics/anxiety-disorders/index.shtml
Explore information about anxiety disorders, including signs and symptoms, treatment, research and statistics, and clinical trials. Examples of anxiety disorders include generalized anxiety disorder (GAD), panic disorder, and social anxiety disorder.

Brochures – Anxiety and Depression – Anxiety and Depression Association of America
https://www.adaa.org/living-with-anxiety/ask-and-learn/brochures

Anxiety Disorders – American Academy of Family Physicians
https://www.aafp.org/afp/topicModules/viewTopicModule.htm?topicModuleId=85

Bipolar Disorder – National Institute of Mental Health
https://www.nimh.nih.gov/health/topics/bipolar-disorder/index.shtml
Explore information on bipolar disorder, including signs and symptoms, treatment, current research, and clinical trials.

Education on Depression & Bipolar Disorder – Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA)
http://www.dbsalliance.org/site/PageServer?pagename=education_landing
Find brochures, podcasts, publications, and information about depression and bipolar disorder. Learn about DBSA events, Peer Specialist trainings, and public education initiatives.

BPD Overview – Borderline Personality Disorder – National Education Alliance for Borderline Personality Disorder
http://www.borderlinepersonalitydisorder.com/what-is-bpd/bpd-overview/

Psychiatric Care – Patient and Family Resources – McLean Hospital
https://www.mcleanhospital.org/clinical-services/patient-and-family-resources
McLean has a variety of information for patients and families such as guides, list of support groups, hosted webinars, and mental health condition information.

Depression – National Institute of Mental Health
https://www.nimh.nih.gov/health/topics/depression/index.shtml
Explore information about depression (also known as depressive disorder or clinical depression), including signs and symptoms, treatment, research and statistics, and clinical trials. Examples of depressive disorders include persistent depressive disorder, postpartum depression (PPD), and seasonal affective disorder (SAD).

Depression: What You Need To Know – National Institute of Mental Health
https://www.nimh.nih.gov/health/publications/depression-what-you-need-to-know-12-2015/index.shtml
This booklet contains information on depression (depressive disorder or clinical depression), including signs and symptoms, treatment and support options, and a listing of additional resources.

Depression – Overview – American Academy of Family Physicians
http://familydoctor.org/familydoctor/en/diseases-conditions/depression.printerview.all.html

Depression – American Psychiatric Association
https://www.psychiatry.org/patients-families/depression

Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder Basics – Child Mind Institute, Inc.
http://childmind.org/guide/guide-to-disruptive-mood-dysregulation-disorder/

Eating Disorder Information, Education & Resources – Eating Disorder Hope
https://www.eatingdisorderhope.com/information
With the distorted images portrayed by the media or the many stereotypes that exist, it may be confusing to understand exactly what an eating disorder is or the various types of eating disorders. Having knowledge and understanding about the different

Eating Disorders Explained – Downloadable Fact Sheets – National Eating Disorders Collaboration (NEDC) (Australia)
http://www.nedc.com.au/fact-sheets
If you have experienced an eating disorder or are concerned about someone you know you will find the latest information you need here.

Eating Disorders – U.S. National Library of Medicine
https://medlineplus.gov/eatingdisorders.html
Did you know that more women than men have eating disorders? Learn more about eating disorders such as bulimia, anorexia, and binge eating.

Eating Disorders – National Alliance on Mental Illness
https://www.nami.org/Learn-More/Mental-Health-Conditions/Eating-Disorders
Discover the symptoms, causes, diagnosis advice, treatment options and related conditions of eating disorders.

Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder: What It Is and How It’s Treated – American Academy of Family Physicians
https://www.aafp.org/afp/1998/0401/p1632.html

Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder: When Unwanted Thoughts Take Over – National Institute of Mental Health
https://www.nimh.nih.gov/health/publications/obsessive-compulsive-disorder-when-unwanted-thoughts-take-over/index.shtml
A brochure on obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) that explains the signs, symptoms, and treatments.

Screening for Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) – Anxiety and Depression Association of America
https://www.adaa.org/screening-obsessive-compulsive-disorder-ocd

Handouts – PTSD – U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
http://www.ptsd.va.gov/professional/materials/fslist-handouts.asp
Patient handouts and other materials and also informational handouts for providers who are assisting people with PTSD.

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder – National Institute of Mental Health
https://www.nimh.nih.gov/health/topics/post-traumatic-stress-disorder-ptsd/index.shtml
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

What Can I Do if I Think I Have PTSD? – U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
http://www.ptsd.va.gov/public/treatment/therapy-med/what-if-think-have-ptsd.asp
Learn what to do and answer a questionnaire to see if you need to be assessed by a professional.

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) – Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/post-traumatic-stress-disorder/basics/definition/CON-20022540
Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) – Comprehensive overview covers symptoms, causes and treatment of this disorder.

Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) – Anxiety and Depression Association of America
https://www.adaa.org/understanding-anxiety/posttraumatic-stress-disorder-ptsd

Information for Patients about Posttraumatic Stress Disorder – Academy of Cognitive Therapy [PDF]
http://www.academyofct.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/10/PTSD.pdf

Schizophrenia – National Institute of Mental Health
https://www.nimh.nih.gov/health/topics/schizophrenia/index.shtml
Explore information on schizophrenia, including signs and symptoms, treatment, current science, and clinical trials.

Seasonal Affective Disorder – U.S. National Library of Medicine
https://medlineplus.gov/seasonalaffectivedisorder.html
Seasonal affective disorder or SAD is a type of depression experienced by some people during the winter months, when there is less natural sunlight.

Suicide Prevention – National Institute of Mental Health
https://www.nimh.nih.gov/health/topics/suicide-prevention/index.shtml
NIMH Information on Suicide Prevention

Suicide Prevention Toolkit for Rural Primary Care Practices – Suicide Prevention Resource Center (SPRC)
http://www.sprc.org/settings/primary-care/toolkit

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Obesity

Fact Sheets and Brochures – Overweight & Obesity – National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion
https://www.cdc.gov/obesity/resources/factsheets.html
Obesity Fact Sheets and Brochures. Learn more…

Weight Management Patient Education – Cleveland Clinic
https://my.clevelandclinic.org/health/diseases_conditions/hic_Questions_About_Weight_Control/patient-education
Obesity – Cleveland Clinic Department of Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism offers a comprehensive medical weight management program; helps people lose weight, avoid obesity-related conditions.

Obesity – Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research
http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/obesity/basics/definition/con-20014834
Obesity – Comprehensive overview covers causes, treatment and prevention of this serious health risk.

Understanding Adult Overweight and Obesity – National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases
https://www.niddk.nih.gov/health-information/health-topics/weight-control/understanding/Pages/understanding-adult-overweight-and-obesity.aspx
Provides information for those who may be at risk of developing weight-related health problems, explains how overweight and obesity are treated, and provides ideas for improving health at any weight.

What Are Overweight and Obesity? – National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
https://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/health-topics/topics/obe

Health Risks of Overweight Children Education – UCSF Medical Center
https://www.ucsfbenioffchildrens.org/education/health_risks_for_overweight_children/

Obesity and Pregnancy – American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
https://www.acog.org/Patients/FAQs/Obesity-and-Pregnancy
Learn how obesity can affect pregnancy, including the increased risk for conditions such as fetal macrosomia and gestational diabetes.

Obesity Treatment – Conditions & Treatments – UCSF Medical Center
https://www.ucsfhealth.org/conditions/obesity/treatment.html

Preventing Childhood Obesity: Tips For Parents – National Diabetes Education Initiative – Ashfield Healthcare Communications [PDF]
http://www.ndei.org/uploadedFiles/Common/NDEI/Home/Whats_New/Preventing%20Childhood%20Obesity%20Tips%20for%20Parents%20NDEI.pdf

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Pain

Pain Medicine – Patient Education – American Academy of Pain Medicine
http://www.painmed.org/patientcenter/patient-education/
Online videos are now available in the Patient Education section of the AAPM website for patients to and learn more about managing their pain.

Patient Education: Pain – St Joseph’s Hospital Highland [PDF]
http://crh.arizona.edu/sites/default/files/u35/PatientEd_Pain.pdf

Pain Management Education – Cleveland Clinic
https://my.clevelandclinic.org/services/anesthesiology/pain-management/patient-education

Chronic Pelvic Pain – Patient Education Brochure – International Pelvic Pain Society [PDF]
http://pelvicpain.org/docs/patients/patient-education-brochure.aspx

Patient Education Materials: Pain Control – UPMC – University of Pittsburgh Schools of the Health Sciences
http://www.upmc.com/patients-visitors/education/pain-control/Pages/default.aspx
Learn about effective pain treatments and how you can find relief from pain.

Managing Pain – Chronic Pain Management Information for Patients & Caregivers – Partners Against Pain: Purdue Pharma L.P.
http://www.partnersagainstpain.com/
Explore useful pain management information and join the Partners Against Pain advocacy community. Watch videos on managing pain and find patient pain management tools designed to help those living with chronic pain.

Pain Management – American Occupational Therapy Association
https://www.aota.org/About-Occupational-Therapy/Patients-Clients/Health-and-Wellness/Pain.aspx

Coping with chronic pain – American Psychological Association
https://www.apa.org/helpcenter/chronic-pain.aspx
Mental and emotional wellness are both important — psychological techniques and therapy build resilience and teach chronic pain management.

Pain Management Programs – American Chronic Pain Association
https://www.theacpa.org/Pain-Management-Programs
Pain Management involves a team of health care providers working directly with the person with pain with a variety of measurement, interventions, and strategies for self-management.

Pain Management Procedures and Patient Education – Gwinnett Medical Center
http://www.gwinnettmedicalcenter.org/services/pain-management-center/pain-management-procedures-and-patient-education

Chronic Pain – Overview – American Academy of Family Physicians
http://familydoctor.org/familydoctor/en/diseases-conditions/chronic-pain.html
Chronic pain is pain that lasts for a long time. Learn about the diagnosis and treatment of chronic pain.

Chronic Pain Information Page – National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke
http://www.ninds.nih.gov/disorders/chronic_pain/chronic_pain.htm
Chronic pain information page compiled by the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS).

Pain: Hope Through Research – National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke
http://www.ninds.nih.gov/disorders/chronic_pain/detail_chronic_pain.htm

Treatments for Managing Pain – American Society of Anesthesiologists
http://www.lifelinetomodernmedicine.com/Anesthesia-Topics/Treatments-for-Managing-Pain.aspx
Pain medicine focuses on managing all types of pain. Anesthesiologists frequently are the pain managers for their patients

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Preventive Care

Patient and Family Education Materials – Preventive Health Program – MaineHealth
http://www.mmc.org/mh_body.cfm?id=6015

Health Maintenance and Counseling – American Academy of Family Physicians
https://www.aafp.org/afp/topicModules/viewTopicModule.htm?topicModuleId=64
This collection features AFP content on health maintenance and counseling and related issues, including dietary and nutrition guidelines, health maintenance in children, lifestyle counseling, and physical activity.

Preventive Care – Information for Consumers – U.S. Preventive Services Task Force
https://www.uspreventiveservicestaskforce.org/Tools/ConsumerInfo/Index/information-for-consumers

Vitamins and Supplements Informational Guide – HypoGal
https://hypogal.com/vitamins-and-supplements-informational-guide/

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Dermatology

Dermatology – Patient education resources – American Academy of Dermatology
https://www.aad.org/members/patient-education
Check out the Academy’s wide variety of resources specifically for patients.

All About Rosacea – National Rosacea Society
https://www.rosacea.org/patients/allaboutrosacea.php
Patient information about rosacea (pronounced “roh-ZAY-sha”), a chronic facial skin disorder often characterized by flare-ups and remissions.

Rosacea – InfoSheet – Canadian Dermatology Association [PDF]
http://www.dermatology.ca/wp-content/uploads/2012/01/Rosacea-InfoSheet_EN.pdf

Rosacea – British Association of Dermatologists [PDF]
https://www.bad.org.uk/shared/get-file.ashx?id=229&itemtype=document

Rosacea – American Academy of Dermatology
https://www.aad.org/public/diseases/acne-and-rosacea/rosacea
Rosacea often begins with facial redness that comes and goes.

Acne – American Academy of Dermatology
https://www.aad.org/public/diseases/acne-and-rosacea/acne
Blackheads, whiteheads, pimples, and acne cysts and nodules are types of acne that can be successfully treated.

Keratosis Pilaris – Seattle Children’s Hospital [PDF]
https://www.seattlechildrens.org/pdf/PE575.pdf

Patient Information Leaflets (PILs) – British Association of Dermatologists
http://www.bad.org.uk/for-the-public/patient-information-leaflets/keratosis-pilaris

Overview – Keratosis pilaris – Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research
http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/keratosis-pilaris/home/ovc-20168343
Keratosis pilaris – Comprehensive overview covers causes, symptoms and treatments of this bumpy skin condition.

Moles – American Academy of Dermatology
https://www.aad.org/public/diseases/bumps-and-growths/moles
If you notice any of these warning signs, you should be checked by a dermatologist.

Skin Cancer Prevention – UCSF Medical Center
https://www.ucsfhealth.org/education/skin_cancer_prevention/

Seborrheic keratosis – Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research
http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/seborrheic-keratosis/basics/definition/con-20028396
Seborrheic keratosis – Comprehensive overview includes symptoms and treatments of this common, noncancerous skin growth.

Seborrheic Keratosis Information – Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
https://www.mountsinai.org/patient-care/health-library/diseases-and-conditions/seborrheic-keratosis
Learn more about Seborrheic Keratosis, diagnosis, symptoms, treatment options and information at Mount Sinai.

Seborrheic keratosis – University of Maryland Medical Center (UMMC)
https://umm.edu/health/medical/ency/articles/seborrheic-keratosis

Acanthosis nigricans – University of Maryland Medical Center (UMMC)
https://umm.edu/health/medical/ency/articles/acanthosis-nigricans

Acanthosis nigricans – National Health Service (UK)
http://www.nhs.uk/conditions/acanthosis-nigricans/Pages/Introduction.aspx
Acanthosis nigricans is the term for darkened, thickened patches of skin in the armpit and around the groin and neck. Find out about the main causes and treatments.

Patient Information Leaflets (PILs) – British Association of Dermatologists
http://www.bad.org.uk/for-the-public/patient-information-leaflets/melasma

Melasma – American Academy of Dermatology
https://www.aad.org/public/diseases/color-problems/melasma
Melasma causes brown to gray-brown patches on the face.

Tinea versicolor – Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research
http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/tinea-versicolor/basics/definition/con-20024674
Tinea versicolor – Comprehensive overview covers symptoms, causes, treatments of this common skin infection.

Tinea versicolor – University of Maryland Medical Center (UMMC)
https://umm.edu/health/medical/ency/articles/tinea-versicolor

Vitiligo – U.S. National Library of Medicine
https://medlineplus.gov/vitiligo.html
Vitiligo causes white patches on your skin. It occurs when the cells that give your skin its color are destroyed. Learn about possible treatments.

Athlete’s Foot – U.S. National Library of Medicine
https://medlineplus.gov/athletesfoot.html
Athlete’s foot (tinea pedis) is a contagious fungal infection that can affect any part of the foot, but usually begins between the toes. Learn more.

What You Should Know About Genital Warts – American Academy of Family Physicians
https://www.aafp.org/afp/2004/1215/p2345.html

Head Lice – U.S. National Library of Medicine
https://medlineplus.gov/headlice.html
Could that itchy, tickly feeling on your head be head lice? Learn about these tiny insects, such as how to tell if you have them, and how to treat it.

Genital Herpes – STD information from CDC – National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion
https://www.cdc.gov/std/herpes/
Genital Herpes – STD Information from CDC. Facts, Statistics, Treatment, and Other Resources.

Nongenital Herpes Simplex Virus – American Academy of Family Physicians
https://www.aafp.org/afp/2010/1101/p1075.html

Molluscum Contagiosum – Pox virus – National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion
https://www.cdc.gov/poxvirus/molluscum-contagiosum/
Molluscum contagiosum is an infection caused by a poxvirus (molluscum contagiosum virus). The result of the infection is usually a benign, mild skin disease characterized by lesions (growths) that may appear anywhere on the body. Within 6-12 months, Molluscum contagiosum typically resolves without scarring but may take as long as 4 years.

Molluscum contagiosum – American Academy of Dermatology
https://www.aad.org/public/diseases/contagious-skin-diseases/molluscum-contagiosum
Molluscum contagiosum is a common and often harmless skin condition that is caused by a virus.

Scabies – University of California, Santa Cruz [PDF]
http://healthcenter.ucsc.edu/forms/student-handbook/HC-257-Scabies.pdf

Scabies – U.S. National Library of Medicine
https://medlineplus.gov/scabies.html
Scabies is an itchy skin condition caused by the microscopic mite Sarcoptes scabei. Common all over the world and can affect anyone, learn treatments.

Shingles – Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research
http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/shingles/basics/definition/con-20019574
Shingles – Comprehensive overview covers symptoms, treatment, vaccine for this painful condition affecting the nerves.

Shingles – Resources and References – Herpes Zoster – National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion
https://www.cdc.gov/shingles/resources-refs.html

Warts – American Academy of Family Physicians
https://www.aafp.org/afp/2003/0315/p1243.html

Caring for Your Dry Skin – Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
https://www.mskcc.org/cancer-care/patient-education/general-guidelines-care-your-dry-skin

Dry skin relief – American Academy of Dermatology
https://www.aad.org/public/skin-hair-nails/skin-care/dry-skin-relief

Sweathelp – International Hyperhidrosis Society
https://www.sweathelp.org/
International Hyperhidrosis Society is the nonprofit organization serving millions of people who suffer with excessive uncontrollable sweating and those who provide care. Online resources, treatment information, medical education, research, advocacy.

Hyperhidrosis – Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research
http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/hyperhidrosis/basics/definition/con-20030728
Hyperhidrosis – Comprehensive overview covers causes, symptoms and treatments for excessive sweating.

Atopic dermatitis – American Academy of Dermatology
https://www.aad.org/public/diseases/eczema/atopic-dermatitis

Contact dermatitis – American Academy of Dermatology
https://www.aad.org/public/diseases/eczema/contact-dermatitis

Dyshidrotic eczema – American Academy of Dermatology
https://www.aad.org/public/diseases/eczema/dyshidrotic-eczema

Neurodermatitis – American Academy of Dermatology
https://www.aad.org/public/diseases/eczema/neurodermatitis

Nummular dermatitis – American Academy of Dermatology
https://www.aad.org/public/diseases/eczema/nummular-dermatitis

Stasis dermatitis – American Academy of Dermatology
https://www.aad.org/public/diseases/eczema/stasis-dermatitis

Just Diagnosed – Alopecia Areata – National Alopecia Areata Foundation
https://www.naaf.org/alopecia-areata/just-diagnosed
The diagnosis of alopecia areata from a dermatologist usually follows weeks or months of shock, fear and confusion. The gradual hair loss associated with the disease can be discovered in many ways; unusual amounts of hair on a pillow, clumps of hair clogging the shower drain, a bald patch felt when putting hair up, or a comment made by a hair dresser.

Alopecia Areata Treatment, Causes & More – Cleveland Clinic
https://my.clevelandclinic.org/health/diseases_conditions/hic_Alopecia_Areata
Learn about alopecia areata from the Cleveland Clinic. Read about medications used to treat alopecia, what causes alopecia areata and more.

FAQ’s – Alopecia Areata – National Alopecia Areata Foundation
https://www.naaf.org/alopecia-areata/faqs
What is alopecia areata? Alopecia areata is a common autoimmune disease that results in the loss of hair on the scalp and elsewhere. It usually starts with one or more small, round, smooth patches. It occurs in males and females of all ages and races, but onset most often occurs in childhood.

Hidradenitis Suppurativa – Global Academy for Medical Education LLC. [PDF]
http://www.globalacademycme.com/fileadmin/pdf/supplement_pdf/SCMSv33_Hidradenitis_Sppl_patienthandout.pdf

Diseases and Conditions Psoriatic Arthritis – American College of Rheumatology
http://www.rheumatology.org/I-Am-A/Patient-Caregiver/Diseases-Conditions/Psoriatic-Arthritis
Information on psoriatic arthritis for patients and caregivers: what it is, common causes, getting diagnosed, treatment options and tips for managing it.

Educational booklets – Psoriasis – National Psoriasis Foundation/USA
https://www.psoriasis.org/publications/patient-education/booklets
Expand your knowledge and improve your control over psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis with our educational booklets and fact sheets.

Psoriasis – U.S. National Library of Medicine
https://medlineplus.gov/psoriasis.html
Psoriasis is a skin disease that causes itchy or sore patches of thick, red skin with silvery scales. Some people also get psoriasis arthritis.

Basal cell carcinoma – Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research
http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/basal-cell-carcinoma/basics/definition/con-20028996
Basal cell carcinoma — Comprehensive overview covers symptoms, treatment, prevention. Includes picture.

Basal Cell and Squamous Cell Carcinoma – Conditions & Treatments – UCSF Medical Center
https://www.ucsfhealth.org/conditions/basal_cell_and_squamous_cell_carcinoma/

Basal cell carcinoma – American Academy of Dermatology
https://www.aad.org/public/diseases/skin-cancer/basal-cell-carcinoma
Comprehensive information about basal cell carcinoma, including its cause and treatment options.

Dermatofibrosarcoma protuberans (DFSP) – American Academy of Dermatology
https://www.aad.org/public/diseases/skin-cancer/dermatofibrosarcoma-protuberans
This is a rare skin cancer that can grow deep into the skin, which makes treatment important.

Melanoma Educational Materials – Melanoma Research Foundation
https://www.melanoma.org/understand-melanoma/resource-library/educational-programs/melanoma-educational-materials
Help spread the word about the dangers of tanning and about melanoma! Download or order educational materials designed for use at schools, hospitals, doctor’s offices, health fairs and worksites.

Melanoma – American Academy of Dermatology
https://www.aad.org/public/diseases/skin-cancer/melanoma
Comprehensive information about melanoma, including its cause and treatment options.

Patient Education: Skin Cancer/Melanoma – Baylor Scott & White Health
http://www.sw.org/cancer-institute/skin/melanoma/skin-cancer-melanoma-patient-education
Helpful information about skin cancer and melanoma, including links to articles and images, and more.

Merkel cell carcinoma – American Academy of Dermatology
https://www.aad.org/public/diseases/skin-cancer/merkel-cell-carcinoma
Comprehensive information about merkel cell carcinoma, including its cause and treatment options.

Sebaceous gland carcinoma – Cancer Research UK
http://www.cancerresearchuk.org/about-cancer/cancers-in-general/cancer-questions/what-is-a-sebaceous-gland-carcinoma
My sister has been diagnosed as having sebaceous gland carcinoma.

Sebaceous carcinoma – American Academy of Dermatology
https://www.aad.org/public/diseases/skin-cancer/sebaceous-carcinoma
Comprehensive information about sebaceous carcinoma, including its cause and treatment options.

Squamous Cell Carcinoma (SCC) – Skin Cancer Foundation
http://www.skincancer.org/skin-cancer-information/squamous-cell-carcinoma
Comprehensive physician-reviewed information about squamous cell carcinoma, including warning sign photos, causes, treatment, and risk factors.

Squamous cell carcinoma – American Academy of Dermatology
https://www.aad.org/public/diseases/skin-cancer/squamous-cell-carcinoma
Comprehensive information about squamous cell carcinoma, including its cause and treatment options.

Skin cancer in people of color – American Academy of Dermatology
https://www.aad.org/public/diseases/skin-cancer/skin-cancer-in-people-of-color
People of all colors, including those with brown and black skin, get skin cancer. Even if you never sunburn, you can get skin cancer.

Skin Cancer Information and Resources
http://www.cleure.com/Skin-Cancer-Information-and-Resources-s/447.htm
Skin cancer is a common problem that results in roughly one million new diagnoses annually in the U.S.

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Sleep

Sleep Disorders & Problems – National Sleep Foundation
https://sleepfoundation.org/sleep-disorders-problems
Discover everything you need to know about sleep disorders and problems, find articles from our experts and get the help you need with National Sleep Foundation.

Sleep Disorders – U.S. National Library of Medicine
https://medlineplus.gov/sleepdisorders.html
Getting a good sleep is vital to your health, but many Americans don’t get enough. Learn about sleep disorders, treatments, and good sleep habits.

Sleep Disorders by Category – American Academy of Sleep Medicine
http://www.sleepeducation.org/sleep-disorders-by-category

Sleep Disorders – The Stanford Center for Sleep Sciences and Medicine – Stanford Health Care
http://sleep.stanford.edu/sleep-disorders/

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Gastroenterology

A patient’s guide to living with irritable bowel syndrome – American Gastroenterological Association [PDF]
https://www.gastro.org/patient-center/IBS_Brochure_Online.pdf

Bloating after Eating? – Digestion Relief Center
http://www.digestionreliefcenter.com/digestion-problems/bloating-after-eating.html
Why You Bloat After Meals And How to Fix it. Ever noticed that a pair of pants or a dress fits you fine, and then a few hours after eating your belly seems so bloated that you look like you swallowed a balloon? It’s embarrassing and annoying and can be a confidence killer in social situations. Do you have a bloated stomach after eating?

Definition and Facts for Irritable Bowel Syndrome – National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases
https://www.niddk.nih.gov/health-information/health-topics/digestive-diseases/irritable-bowel-syndrome/pages/definition-facts.aspx
Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a group of symptoms—including pain or discomfort in your abdomen and changes in your bowel movement patterns—that occur together.

Grumbling Guts? – National Institutes of Health
https://newsinhealth.nih.gov/issue/Feb2012/Feature2
Most of us feel some discomfort in our guts now and then. But if you regularly feel aches in your abdomen, it might be a sign of a disorder called irritable bowel syndrome, a condition that affects about 1 in 5 Americans.

Introduction to IBS – International Foundation for Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders, Inc. (IFFGD)
http://aboutibs.org/what-is-ibs-sidenav/intro-to-ibs.html
IBS is best understood as a long-term or recurrent disorder of gastrointestinal (GI) functioning. It usually involves the large intestine (colon) and small intestine with disturbances of intestinal/bowel (gut) motor function (motility) and sensation.

Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) – Overview – American Academy of Family Physicians
http://familydoctor.org/familydoctor/en/diseases-conditions/irritable-bowel-syndrome.printerview.all.html

Patient Brochures – Crohn’s Disease and Ulcerative Colitis – Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America
http://www.ccfa.org/science-and-professionals/programs-materials/patient-brochures/
The Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation publishes free educational brochures about IBD for health care professionals and the public.

Crohn’s Disease & Ulcerative Colitis: A Guide for Parents – Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America
http://www.ccfa.org/resources/guide-for-parents.html
Learning that your child has IBD can be difficult. The guide helps parents learn important issues about IBD including medication, disease management and about issues related to school and coping.

The Facts about Inflammatory Bowel Diseases – Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America [PDF]
http://www.ccfa.org/assets/pdfs/updatedibdfactbook.pdf

What is Crohn’s Disease – Causes of Crohn’s – Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America
http://www.ccfa.org/what-are-crohns-and-colitis/what-is-crohns-disease/
Learn about what Crohn’s disease is and the causes of Crohn’s from the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America.

Crohn’s disease – Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research
http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/crohns-disease/basics/definition/con-20032061?DSECTION=all&p=1

Celiac Disease – National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases
https://www.niddk.nih.gov/health-information/health-topics/digestive-diseases/celiac-disease/Pages/overview.aspx
Celiac disease is an immune disorder in which people cannot tolerate gluten because it damages the inner lining of their small intestine and prevents it from absorbing nutrients.

Celiac Disease – American College of Gastroenterology
https://patients.gi.org/topics/celiac-disease/

Bowel Control Problems (Fecal Incontinence) – National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases
https://www.niddk.nih.gov/health-information/health-topics/digestive-diseases/fecal-incontinence/Pages/facts.aspx
Explains causes, diagnosis, and treatment of fecal incontinence, or bowel control problems. Includes information about eating, diet, and nutrition, and fecal incontinence in children.

Bowel incontinence – Treatment – National Health Service (UK)
http://www.nhs.uk/Conditions/Incontinence-bowel/Pages/Treatment.aspx
If you have bowel incontinence, your treatment plan will depend on your underlying condition and the pattern of your symptoms.

Fecal Incontinence – American College of Gastroenterology
https://patients.gi.org/topics/fecal-incontinence/

Lactose Intolerance – UCSF Medical Center
https://www.ucsfhealth.org/education/lactose/

Lactose intolerance – Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research
http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/lactose-intolerance/basics/definition/con-20027906
Lactose intolerance – Comprehensive overview covers symptoms, causes, diet and self-care.

Diverticulosis and Diverticulitis – Symptoms & Information – Patient Education Center – Harvard Health Publications
http://www.patienteducationcenter.org/articles/diverticulosis-and-diverticulitis/
Diverticulosis and Diverticulitis. Multimedia health information for patients, caregivers and providers supplied by Harvard Medical School.

Diverticular disease – UpToDate.com – Wolters Kluwer
https://www.uptodate.com/contents/diverticular-disease-beyond-the-basics

Acid Reflux (GER & GERD) in Adults – National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases
https://www.niddk.nih.gov/health-information/health-topics/digestive-diseases/ger-and-gerd-in-adults/Pages/overview.aspx
Gastroesophageal reflux (GER) happens when your stomach contents come back up into your esophagus. Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) is a long-lasting and more serious form of GER.

Acid reflux (gastroesophageal reflux disease) in adults – UpToDate.com – Wolters Kluwer
https://www.uptodate.com/contents/acid-reflux-gastroesophageal-reflux-disease-in-adults-beyond-the-basics?view=print

Understanding GERD – American College of Gastroenterology
http://s3.gi.org/patients/pdfs/UnderstandGERD.pdf

LifeLong Health
http://www.mylifelonghealth.org/
LifeLong Health provides educational resources for promoting healthy living including Power Point presentations, lifestyle change programs, books, DVD’s, and health assessments.

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Women’s Health

Patient Fact Sheet: Birth Control Pills – Association of Reproductive Health Professionals
https://www.arhp.org/Publications-and-Resources/Patient-Resources/Fact-Sheets/bc-pills

Fertilitypedia
https://fertilitypedia.org/
A guide to natural and assisted reproduction, including a “chance to conceive” calculator and an encyclopedia of fertility knowledge.

Reproductive Health – Patient Education Fact Sheets – Association of Reproductive Health Professionals
http://www.arhp.org/publications-and-resources/patient-resources/fact-sheets

Women’s Health – For Patients – American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
https://www.acog.org/Patients

Healthy Pregnancy Diet and Lifestyle. Pregnancy advice – Patient (Patient information Publications & Egton Medical Information Systems Ltd)
http://patient.info/health/diet-and-lifestyle-during-pregnancy

Reproductive Health – FAQs – American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
https://www.acog.org/Resources-And-Publications/Patient-Education-FAQs-List

Your birth control choices – Reproductive Health Access Project (RHAP)
http://www.reproductiveaccess.org/resource/birth-control-choices-fact-sheet/
This patient fact sheet compares different birth control choices by efficacy in this colorful and easy to read chart.

HIV and Women – HIV/AIDS Fact Sheets – Education Materials – AIDSinfo, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)
https://aidsinfo.nih.gov/education-materials/fact-sheets/24/69/hiv-and-women
Fact sheets about HIV/AIDS treatment information, the prevention of mother-to-child transmission, and HIV treatment side effects. All the fact sheets are written specifically for patients in easy to read language.

HIV and pregnancy – UpToDate.com – Wolters Kluwer
https://www.uptodate.com/contents/hiv-and-pregnancy-beyond-the-basics

HIV – American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
https://www.acog.org/About-ACOG/ACOG-Departments/HIV

What is breast augmentation surgery? – American Society of Plastic Surgeons
https://www.plasticsurgery.org/cosmetic-procedures/breast-augmentation
Breast augmentation is the surgical placement of breast implants to increase fullness and improve symmetry of the breasts, or to restore breast volume lost after weight reduction or pregnancy.

Women: Stay Healthy at Any Age – Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
http://www.ahrq.gov/patients-consumers/prevention/lifestyle/healthy-women.html

Go Red For Women® – American Heart Association
https://www.goredforwomen.org/

Women with Heart Disease – National Coalition for Women with Heart Disease
http://www.womenheart.org/

Mammography – Symptoms & Information – Patient Education Center – Harvard Health Publications
http://www.patienteducationcenter.org/articles/mammography/
Mammography. Multimedia health information for patients, caregivers and providers supplied by Harvard Medical School.

Mammograms fact sheet – Office on Women’s Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
http://womenshealth.gov/publications/our-publications/fact-sheet/mammograms.html

Mammography – U.S. National Library of Medicine
https://medlineplus.gov/mammography.html
A mammography exam (mammogram) is an x-ray of the breast and is used to detect breast diseases like cancer. Find out how it works and what to expect.

Basic Facts About Breast Health: Mammograms – UCSF Medical Center
https://www.ucsfhealth.org/education/breast_health/mammograms/

The Menopause Years – American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
https://www.acog.org/Patients/FAQs/The-Menopause-Years
Menopause occurs when a woman has no menstrual period for 12 months. Learn about menopause signs, symptoms, and treatments, including hormone replacement therapy.

Menopause – UpToDate.com – Wolters Kluwer
https://www.uptodate.com/contents/menopause-beyond-the-basics
Menopause is defined as the time in a woman’s life, usually between age 45 and 55 years, when the ovaries stop producing eggs (ovulating) and menstrual periods end. After menopause, a woman can no longer get pregnant.Menopause does not happen suddenl

Menopause And Perimenopause – Symptoms & Information – Patient Education Center – Harvard Health Publications
http://www.patienteducationcenter.org/articles/menopause-and-perimenopause/
Menopause And Perimenopause . Multimedia health information for patients, caregivers and providers supplied by Harvard Medical School.

Patient Fact Sheet: Perimenopause: Changes, Treatment, Staying Health – Association of Reproductive Health Professionals
https://www.arhp.org/publications-and-resources/patient-resources/fact-sheets/perimenopause/
Perimenopause is the period of time before menopause when a woman’s body changes and is a normal transition in a woman’s life. Although each woman’s experience can be different, most women experience a decreased ability to become pregnant, and irregular and sometimes heavy menstrual periods. ARHP’s fact sheet, Perimenopause: Changes, Treatment, Staying Healthy, provides women with guidance on perimenopause.

What You Need To Know About™ Cancer of the Uterus – National Cancer Institute (NIH)
https://www.cancer.gov/publications/patient-education/wyntk-uterus
Covers treatment options, follow-up care, and sources of support for someone recently diagnosed with cancer of the uterus.

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