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Community Health Resource Tools

Washington Hospital Healthcare System is committed to providing medical information to help people make informed decisions about their health.

Visit the following websites where you can search by topic and/or specialty for your research needs.

General Medical Research

Elsevier Online offers the most up-to-date patient education resource with thousands of topics relating to health and medication. Website:

MedlinePlus is a free website that provides consumer health information for patients, families, and health care providers. Website:

CDC Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is an online source for credible health information. Website:

U.S. Food and Drug Administration is an agency of the United States Department of Health and Human Services is an online source for credible health information. Website:

National Institutes of Health is one of the world's foremost medical research centers is also an agency of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Website:

Mayo Clinic offers award-winning medical and health information and tools for healthy living. Website:

Specialty Medical Research

The American Heart Association is a non-profit organization that fosters appropriate cardiac care in an effort to reduce disability and deaths caused by cardiovascular disease and stroke. Website:

The American Stroke Association offers support and information for stroke patients, caregivers and their families. Website:

National Stroke Association offers information on stroke, stroke prevention, stroke recovery and stroke care.

The American Cancer Society is dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health problem by preventing cancer, saving lives, and diminishing suffering. Website:

The American Lung Association is a non-profit organization that "fights lung disease in all its forms, with special emphasis on asthma, tobacco control and air quality."

National Breast Cancer Foundation, Inc. provides an overview of breast cancer and preventiopn, mammography, and treatment and cure. Website: is a non-profit organization offering breaking news about current breast cancer research. Website:

The American Diabetes Association is leading the fight against the deadly consequences of diabetes and fighting for those affected by diabetes.

Diabetes Exercise & Sports Associations focuses on diabetes and the role of exercise in enhancing health. It has a forum for exchange of information and access to resources. Website:

Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation International (JDRF) offers specific information about diabetes in children as well as information about the the not-for-profit voluntary agency’s activities, research, advocacy and publications. Highlights from the online version of Countdown, the agency magazine, are also available. Website: