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Do you have a medical question? If you go on the Internet it is important to go to sites that are reputable and provide accurate and unbiased information. Here are some websites that we feel provide good information.

General Health

www.familydoctor.org - The American Academy of Family Physicians site provides health tips and you can search for information on many topics. 
www.nih.gov - This National Institutes of Health site lets you search for health topics and even find clinical trials. 
www.mayoclinic.com/health-information/ - The Mayo Clinic site provides health information on you can search for information on many health topics.
http://my.clevelandclinic.org/health/default.aspx- The Cleveland Clinic site provides health tips and  information on many health topics. 

www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ - Medline from the National Library of Medicine site has information about health topics and medications.

Travel Medicine

www.cdc.gov - click on the Traveler's Health link to see what immunizations you need for your trip and what precautions to take

Health Problems

www.diabetes.org - The American Diabetes Association site has lots of information about diet, lifestyle changes and medications to treat diabetes. 
Heart disease
www.heart.org/HEARTORG/ - The American Heart Association site has information about conditions, staying healthy as well as research.
www.cancer.org - American Cancer Society site lets you search different kinds of cancers and treatment options, learn how to stay healthy and decrease your risk for cancer.
Lung disease
www.lungusa.org/- American Lung Association site has information about respiratory diseases and also help for smoking cessation.

Men's Health

www.urologyhealth.org/patientinfo/ - American Urological Association site has information about many conditions including treatment. 

Women's Health

www.womenshealth.gov - health topics, publications, statistics and activities
www.girlshealth.gov - information for girls about health, feelings, safety, nutrition, development and staying healthy
www.menopause.org - North American Menopause Society; information about menopause, hormones, osteoporosis and general health

Children's Health

www.aap.org/topics.html - American Academy of Pediatrics; many topics about infant, child and adolescent health
www.healthychildren.org/English/Pages/default/aspx - American Academy of Pediatrics; health information separated by topics and also by age
www.safekids.org/parents/ - Safety information separated by age. 

12-Step Programs

www.aa,org - Alcoholics Anonymous
www.na.org - Narcotics Anonymous
www.oa.org - Overeaters Anonymous
www.gamblersanonymous.org - Gamblers Anonymous

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Hartford, CT 06105
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