Helpful Links
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Associations

  • Alzheimer's Association
    The Alzheimer's Association is the oldest and largest national voluntary health organization dedicated to research for the causes, cure, and prevention of Alzheimer's disease and to providing education and support services to Alzheimer's patients, their families and caregivers.

  • American Academy of Pediatrics
    The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and its member pediatricians dedicate their efforts and resources to the health, safety and well-being of infants, children, adolescents and young adults.

  • Association for Healthcare Documentation Integrity
    A professional organization for the advancement of medical transcription and for the education and development of medical transcriptionists as medical language specialists.

  • American Association for Respiratory Care
    Since 1947, the American Association for Respiratory Care (AARC) has been committed to enhancing your professionalism as a respiratory care practitioner, improving your performance on the job, and helping you broaden the scope of knowledge essential to your success.

  • American Association of Critical Care Nurses
    AACN provides healthcare professionals with the best in continuing education. From the acclaimed National Teaching Institute to interactive educational teleconferences, AACN has something for every practitioner interested in professional development. To register over the phone, call 800-899-AACN.

  • American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM)
    Home page of the organization which seeks to promote the application of physics to medicine and biology, and to encourage interest and training in medical physics and related fields.

  • American Association of Retired Persons
    AARP is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization dedicated to helping older Americans achieve lives of independence, dignity and purpose. AARP excels as a dynamic presence in every community, shaping and enriching the experience of aging for each member and for society.

  • American Diabetes Association
    The American Diabetes Association is the nation's leading nonprofit health organization providing diabetes research, information and advocacy.

  • American Dietetic Association
    The ADA and its National Center for Nutrition and Dietetics promote optimal nutrition, health and well being.

  • American Heart Association
    Here you'll find a vast amount of information on heart disease and stroke, as well as late-breaking news .

  • American Medical Association
    The AMA is dedicated to promoting the art and science of medicine and the betterment of public health, and our Web site is a direct extension of these goals. Whether you are a physician, a member of the press or just an interested citizen concerned about the future of health care, I'm sure you'll find something valuable here.

  • American Medical Women's Association
    A national organization of women physicians and students, providing the unique voice for women's health.
  • American Neurological Association
    Welcome to the ANA Webpages. These pages explain the nature of our organization and are designed to provide information about the ANA and its activites. It is hoped that our pages will also serve as a forum for exchange of information concerning academic Neurology.

  • American Physical Therapy Association
    The American Physical Therapy Association is a national, professional organization representing more than 75,000 members. APTA's goal is to foster advancement in physical therapy practice, education, and research.

  • American Psychological Association
    The American Psychological Association is the world's largest organization of psychologists. Since its founding, APA has been working toward the advancement of psychology as a science, a profession, and a means of promoting human welfare.

  • American Speech-Language-Hearing Association
    The mission of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association is to promote the interests of and provide the highest quality services for professionals in audiology, speech-language pathology, and speech and hearing science, and to advocate for people with communication disabilities.

  • Eye Bank Association of America
    Our Mission:To restore sight through the promotion and advancement of eye banking.

  • Florida Health Finder
    Provides health care information to assist consumers, health care professionals, and researchers in making well-informed health care decisions and in researching the status of health care in Florida.  Includes data on certain conditions and procedures related to quality of care, pricing and performance at the state’s hospitals and ambulatory (outpatient) surgery centers.
  • National Aphasia Association
    The National Aphasia Association is a nonprofit organization that promotes public education, research, rehabilitation and support services to assist people with aphasia and their families.

  • National Benevolent Association
    "The National Benevolent Association will provide social and health services to meet the physical, emotional, mental and spiritual needs of persons, in the loving and caring spirit of Christ."

  • National Mental Health Association
    The National Mental Health Association, through its national office and more than 300 affiliates nationwide, is dedicated to improving the mental health of all individuals and achieving victory over mental illnesses.

  • National Stroke Association
    National Stroke Association (NSA) is the only national voluntary health care organization focusing 100 percent of its resources and attention on stroke prevention, treatment, rehabilitation, research and support for stroke survivors and their families. NSA is dedicated to reducing the incidence and impact of stroke by changing the way stroke is viewed and treated.

  • Southern Medical Association
    SMA provides CME and Services to over 35,000 physicians in 17 Southern States.

  • The American Lung Association

     

     

Boards

  • American Board of Medical Specialties
    An umbrella organization for medical specialty boards that certify physicians training based on established graduate medical educational standards.

     

     

Databases

  • MEDLINE - Professional Health Information
    PubMed provides access to to bibliographic information which includes MEDLINE as well as out of scope citations, life science journals and molecular biology databases. MEDLINE is the National Library of Medicine's premier bibliographic database covering the fields of medicine, nursing, dentistry, veterinary medicine, the health care system, and the preclinical sciences.


  • MEDLINE Plus - Consumer Health information
    MEDLINE Plus is a gold mine of up-to-date, quality health care information from the world's largest medical library, the National Library of Medicine at the National Institutes of Health. MEDLINE Plus is for anyone with a medical questions. This service provides access to extensive information about specific diseases and conditions and also has links to consumer health information, dictionaries, lists of hospitals and physicians, health information in various languages and clinical trials.


  • US National Library of Medicine at National Institutes of Health

     

     

Foundations


  • American Digestive Health Foundation
    The American Digestive Health Foundation (ADHF) is the cooperative effort of the American Gastroenterological Association, the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy and the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases (AASLD) working together to advance digestive health through financial support of research and education in the causes, prevention, treatment, and cure of digestive diseases.


  • Foundation Center
    The Foundation Center is an independent nonprofit information clearinghouse established in 1956. The Center's mission is to foster public understanding of the foundation field by collecting, organizing, analyzing, and disseminating information on foundations, corporate giving, and related subjects. The audiences that call on the Center's resources include grant seekers, grant makers, researchers, policymakers, the media, and the general public.


  • Health On the Net Foundation
    An international initiative, Health On the Net Foundation (HON) is a non-profit organization, headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland. The Foundation is dedicated to realizing the benefits of the Internet and related technologies in the fields of medicine and healthcare. The purpose of the Foundation is to advance the development and application of new information technologies, notably in the fields of health and medicine.


  • International Myeloma Foundation
    The International Myeloma Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to improving the quality of life for multiple myeloma patients and ultimately to preventing and curing myeloma. Their web site contains a wealth of information for patients and healthcare providers about this disease. Information is updated frequently. The IMF Newsletter "Myeloma Today" is available in a web version. This is an outstanding resource for patients, families, and others interested in multiple myeloma.


  • National Parkinson Foundation, Inc.
    Our Mission: To find the cause and cure for Parkinson's disease and related neurodegenerative disorders through research. To educate general medical practitioners to detect the early warning signs of Parkinson's disease. To educate patients, their caregivers and the general public. To provide diagnostic and therapeutic services. To improve the quality of life for both patients and their caregivers.

     

     

General


  • Agency for Health Care Policy and Research


  • Collier County Health Department
    The Collier County Health Department's mission is promoting and protecting good health for all in Collier County. The CCHD is the community representative in issues affecting health.


  • Collier County Public Library
    The Collier County Public Library provides public library services to all of Collier County through it's eight branches and outreach services.


  • Florida Department of Health
    The Florida Department of Health promotes and protects the health and safety of Floridians by preventing and controlling the spread of acute, chronic and infections disease; providing basic family health care services; and monitoring the sanitary status of water and sewage systems, group living facilities and other activities that have the potential to threaten the public's health. The department also provides early intervention and medical services to children with special health care needs.

  • Florida Health Finder
    Provides health care information to assist consumers, health care professionals, and researchers in making well-informed health care decisions and in researching the status of health care in Florida.

  • Healthfinder


  • Medicare HMO
    Medicare HMO: The web site for everyone interested in considering joining, or learning more about Medicare HMOs.

  • Naples Health Magazine
    The premier guide to health and wellness in Southwest Florida, Naples Health speaks to naples' active residents and newcomers about their lives and how to live them well. Naples Health reaches these affluent consumers with up-to-the-minute health news, beautifully packaged in a glossy, quarterly magazine format - and distributed in the most efficient way to reach this information-hungry audience.

  • Naples Mended Hearts Support Group


  • Naples Alzheimer Support Group


  • Naples Bosom Buddies Support Group


  • Naples Daily News
    Daily news from Naples and surrounding areas with full-text articles.

     

     

Organizations

Physicians

Societies


  • American Cancer Society
    Having cancer does not mean giving up control of your life. Advances in medical science mean hope for better treatment options today and hope for a cure tomorrow.


  • American College of Physicians (ACP)
    The nation's largest medical specialty society, its mission is t o "enhance the quality and effectiveness of health care by fostering excellence and professionalism in the practice of medicine."


  • Arthritis Society
    ASMP is a health promotion program designed to help you: Better understand your arthritis, Learn ways to cope with chronic pain, Take a more active role in your arthritis care.


  • National Brain Tumor Society
    National Brain Tumor Society brings together the best in brain tumor research and supportive patient services. We offer hope to patients, families, and caregivers during every stage of the treatment journey. We invest wisely and strategically in innovative research that will lead to advances and ultimately to a cure. This is an outstanding resource!


  • Infectious Diseases Society of America
    The Infectious Diseases Society of America is an organization of physicians, scientists, and other health care professionals dedicated to promoting human health through excellence in research, education, prevention, and care of patients. The Society pursues and represents the concerns of its membership by its organizational structure, journals, meetings, and other activities.
     
     

     
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