The American College of Physicians (ACP) is
a national organization of internists. Doctors of internal medicine focus on
adult medicine and have had special study and training focusing on the
prevention and treatment of adult diseases. The ACP provides information for
patients and families on the organization's website, including information on
diseases and conditions, end-of-life care, women's issues, and immunizations.
The site also offers video news stories, health tips, special reports, and a
link to the ACP diabetes webpage.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
1600 Clifton Road
Atlanta, GA 30333
The Get Smart Web site at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) provides information for both consumers and health professionals on the appropriate use of antibiotics. The website explains the dangers of inappropriate use of antibiotics and gives tips on actions people can take to feel better if they have an infection that cannot be helped by antibiotics. Some materials are available in English and in Spanish.
KidsHealth for Parents, Children, and
Nemours Home Office
10140 Centurion Parkway
Jacksonville, FL 32256
This website is sponsored by the Nemours Foundation. It
has a wide range of information about children's health—from allergies and
diseases to normal growth and development (birth to adolescence). This website
offers separate areas for kids, teens, and parents, each providing
age-appropriate information that the child or parent can understand. You can
sign up to get weekly emails about your area of interest.
National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases
(NIAID), National Institutes of Health
NIAID Office of Communications and Government Relations
6610 Rockledge Drive, MSC 6612
Bethesda, MD 20892-6612
The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious
Diseases conducts research and provides consumer information on infectious and