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Patient Education Articles

The following links take you to patient-friendly information provided by Healthcommunities.com, a physician-monitored resource:

The availability of these Health Education Articles on our web site does not imply endorsement by Select Pediatrics, PC, of any links within the articles.


Do you have a personal health story that you would like to share with others?

Many people, especially when newly diagnosed, find comfort in knowing that others are having similar experiences. This is also helpful for loved ones of those dealing with health-related issues.

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Support Organizations

The following links are provided and monitored by Healthcommunities.com, the publisher of healthinfochannel:

National Child Abuse Hotline
1.800.422.4453 (1-800-4-A-Child)

The National Domestic Violence Hotline
1.800.799.7233 (1-800-799-SAFE)

Poison Control

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
1.800.273.8255 (1-800-273-TALK)

Alcohol Abuse
Alcoholics Anonymous (AA)
American Council on Alcoholism

Arthritis National Research Foundation
The Arthritis Research Institute Of America (ARIA)

National Association for Continence
National Kidney and Urologic Diseases Information Clearinghouse
Simon Foundation for Incontinence

American Cancer Society (ACS)
Cancer Site Finder
National Cancer Institute

Cardiovascular Disease
American Heart Association
The Heart Failure Society of America, Inc. (HFSA)
National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute

American Diabetes Association
CDC's Diabetes and Public Health Resource
National Diabetes Information Clearinghouse (NDIC)

Eye Care
American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery (ASCRS)
The Glaucoma Foundation
Macular Degeneration Foundation
Thyroid Eye Disease: Understanding Graves' Ophthalmopathy

Foot Care
American Podiatric Medical Association
Lyme Disease Info
The Wound Care Institute, Inc.

Find an HIV Test Site (U.S.)
HIV InSite
Project Inform

Influenza (Flu)

American Association of Kidney Patients (AAKP)
National Kidney and Urologic Diseases Information
National Kidney Foundation
Kidney & Urology Foundation of America

American Association for Respiratory Care
American Lung Association (ALA)
Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA)
Pulmonary Hypertension Association

Mental Health
Anxiety Disorders Association of America (ADAA)
National Mental Health Association
Suicide Prevention Action Network USA

Neurological Disorders
Alzheimer's Association
National Aphasia Association National Parkinson Foundation, Inc.
American Stroke Association
National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke

American Chronic Pain Association, Inc. (ACPA)
National Foundation for the Treatment of Pain

Skin Disorders
American Academy of Dermatology
American Skin Association
American Society for Dermatologic Surgery
The National Eczema Society
Skin Cancer Foundation

General Resources
Safe Medication