National Institute of Neurological Disorders and
NIH Neurological Institute
P.O. Box 5801
Bethesda, MD 20824
The National Institute of Neurological Disorders and
Stroke (NINDS), a part of the National Institutes of Health, is the leading
U.S. federal government agency supporting research on brain and nervous system
disorders. It provides the public with educational materials and information
about these disorders.
The Epilepsy Therapy Project and epilepsy.com provide an online source for information, community, and resources for people who have epilepsy and for their loved ones. The organization's goal is to be a resource for everyone involved in caring for or treating people who have epilepsy. The website can help you find a doctor, an epilepsy center, and clinical trials. It can also help you learn more about seizure medicines and first aid during and after a seizure. There are places where you can share your story, use the forum or chat room to talk to others, and watch videos about epilepsy.
American Academy of Neurology
201 Chicago Avenue
Minneapolis, MN 55415
TheBrainMatters.org is a website designed to help you and your loved ones learn about neurologic disorders. This site has information from both the American Academy of Neurology and the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke. The website has in-depth and easily searchable information on more than 250 neurologic disorders, a tool to help you find a neurologist, personal stories, and much more.
8301 Professional Place
Landover, MD 20785
The Epilepsy Foundation is a national organization that provides
information and support for people who have epilepsy and for their families and
friends. It can provide information about drug studies, employment services,
epilepsy centers, and support groups in your area. The Epilepsy Therapy Project and epilepsy.com provide an online source for information, community, and resources
for people who have epilepsy and for their loved ones.
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.
MedicAlert Foundation International
2323 Colorado Avenue
Turlock, CA 95382
MedicAlert is an international corporation that provides subscriber
services for more than 4 million members worldwide. Services include providing
identification jewelry listing the person's medical conditions and history and
a computerized medical information database that is accessible 24 hours a
day. As a member of MedicAlert, if medical care is needed, health professionals
providing care can reach the person's complete medical history at any