Trusted Health and Disease Web Sites
Premier goverment organization for disease education, news, history and treatment.
The American physican group focused on the understanding and treatment of arthritis and auto-immune disorders.
This organization supports exercise and provides ways to get and stay fit. It has educational materials about exercise and fitness.
This organization is devoted to research and education for health care professionals and the public on all aspects of diabetes, including general medical information about treating high cholesterol in patients with diabetes. It has educational information on exercise and nutrition as well.
This professional association provides a listing of local dietitians and information on diet and nutrition.
This site includes a great deal of information about cholesterol, including explanations of cholesterol levels, personal stories of people who have lowered their cholesterol, and tips for cooking and eating out.
This professional organization for doctors also provides patients with information that may help them become active participants in their health care — from nutrition and fitness articles to breaking news stories.
The Calorie Control Council is an international nonprofit association. It provides information to the public on diet, exercise, and low-calorie foods and beverages. Its Web site includes an "Enhanced Calorie Calculator," which makes it easy to keep track of the amount of calories and total number of fat grams consumed in 1 day.
Owned by the Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research, this site offers information about healthy eating and how cholesterol-lowering medicines work, as well as interactive tools such as a cholesterol quiz and healthy lifestyle planners.
This government institute offers programs for both health care professionals and patients. National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute scientists developed the comprehensive National Cholesterol Education Program, and this site contains additional resources for people who want to learn more about lowering their cholesterol, including information about the Therapeutic Lifestyle Changes (TLC) diet.
The National Institutes of Health Web site for diseases of the heart, blood vessels, lungs, and blood contains government research, resources, information, and tools.
This government agency runs the Federal Citizen Information Center in Pueblo, Colorado. Consumers can get a variety of pamphlets and brochures on health topics. Many of these products are available on the US Department of Health and Human Services Web site as well.
The Vascular Disease Foundation is a national, nonprofit, public education organization dedicated to increasing awareness of the prevention, diagnosis, and management of vascular disease.
The National Coalition for Women with Heart Disease, started by three women diagnosed with heart disease, provides support, information, and advocacy about heart disease and cardiovascular health.