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General health resources

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is an agency of the Department of Health and Human Services. CDC promotes health and quality of life by preventing and controlling disease, injury, and disability.

healthfinder®

healthfinder® is a free guide to reliable health information, developed by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The site provides an easy-to-use, searchable index of carefully reviewed health information from over 1,800 government agencies, nonprofit organizations, and universities.

National Center for Health Statistics

A national health statistics agency that compiles statistical information to guide actions and policies to improve public health.

National Institutes of Health

Medical research center and federal agency. The goal of the institute is to acquire new knowledge to help prevent, detect, diagnose, and treat disease and disability.

National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke

Conducts, fosters, coordinates, and guides research on the causes, prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of neurological disorders and stroke, and supports basic research in related scientific areas.

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality is a federal agency for research on health care quality, costs, outcomes, and patient safety.

The National Women's Health Information Center (NWHIC)

A service of the Office on Women's Health in the Department of Health and Human Services. NWHIC provides an array of Federal and other information resources related to women's health.

Cardiology/Vascular Resources and Medical Associations

National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute

The Institute plans, conducts, fosters, and supports clinical research in diseases of heart, blood vessel, lung, and blood diseases; and sleep disorders.

American Heart Association

The American Heart Association is a national voluntary health agency whose mission is to reduce disability and death from cardiovascular diseases and stroke.

Health-Heart.org

Information about nutrition, health and heart disease. Includes tips on how to have a healthy heart.

American College of Cardiology

Professional society of over 28,000 cardiovascular physicians and scientists from around the world. The mission of the society is to foster optimal cardiovascular care and disease prevention through professional education, promotion of research, leadership in the development of standards and guidelines and the formulation of health care policy.

Cardiovascular Research Foundation

One of the world's largest private research foundations in medicine. Promotes advances in cardiovascular medicine, anchored by three complementary principles: research, education and patient care.

Other Medical Associations

American College of Physicians

The American College of Physicians (ACP) is the nation's largest medical specialty society. Its mission is to enhance the quality and effectiveness of health care by fostering excellence and professionalism in the practice of medicine.

Government Regulatory Agencies

ClinicalTrials.gov

ClinicalTrials.gov is a registry of federally and privately supported clinical trials conducted in the United States and around the world. ClinicalTrials.gov gives you information about a trial's purpose, who may participate, locations, and phone numbers for more details. This information should be used in conjunction with advice from health care professionals.

Food and Drug Administration

Regulatory agency for food, drugs and medical devices. Promotes public health by reviewing clinical research and taking appropriate action on the marketing of regulated products in a timely manner.

United States Department of Health & Human Services

Principal government agency for protecting the health of Americans and providing essential human services. The department includes more than 300 programs, covering a wide spectrum of activities, one of which is medical and social science research.

United States Department of Agriculture

The mission of the USDA is to enhance the quality of life for the American people by supporting production of agriculture.

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