Being a Savvy Consumer, and More on Stroke
Annotation:American Heart Association - Questions about medications, diet, heart attack, stroke and more.
Annotation:MedlinePlus - A comprehensive overview and links to resources from Medline Plus.
Annotation:American Stroke Association - The Warmline at 1-888-4-STROKE (1-888-478-7653) connects stroke survivors and their families with an ASA team member who can provide support, helpful information or just a listening ear. The ASA is a division of the American Heart Association.
Annotation:Develops compelling community outreach programs, calls for continued improvement in the quality of stroke patient care, and educates both healthcare professionals and the general public about stroke.
Annotation:Conducts and supports research on brain and nervous system disorders; its website provides information to patients as well as researchers. NINDS was created by the U.S. Congress in 1950.
Annotation:Provides support and educational materials regarding the facts, treatment options, and recovery process for brain aneurysms. It also sponsors an online support forum: The Brain Aneurysm Foundation Support Community <http://www.bafsupport.org/>
Annotation:Promotes the care, welfare, and rehabilitation of people with aphasia through public education and support of research. Offers printed materials, a toll-free information hotline, a newsletter, and a listing of support groups.
Annotation:U.S. Food and Drug Administration - Suggestions regarding the safe use of medicines, including questions to ask your doctor, and tips on how to cut medicine costs. Check out the whole section of the FDA website devoted to consumers for other useful articles and resources, including how to report a bad reaction to a medicine, and how to protect yourself from health fraud.
Annotation:SeniorNet and Dr. Terrie Wurzbacher - Doctors and patients can sometimes be on different wavelengths. This article provides practical tips on how to prepare for an effective medical appointment.
Annotation:National Institute on Aging, National Institutes of Health - Tips for finding reliable health information.
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