Back To The Web

National Kidney Month is over, but as a Chronic Kidney Disease patient, your quest for information about your disease is not.  Sorry, folks, it’s never over.  Here are some websites you might find helpful.  Some of them are also on the blogroll that you see each time you read the blog.

Websites

Note: .gov = government site; .org = organization site; .com = for profit site

Administrators in Medicine’s doctor finder.   http://docboard.org

The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. Includes insurance choices and clinical trial practice guidelines. [Technical, you may need a medical dictionary.]   http://www.ahcpr.gov

Amazon. An online book store for textbooks, biographies, children’s books, medical books, cookbooks, treatment plans, educational books. Look for DVDs, videos, audio recordings, e-books and Kindle products, too.   http://www.Amazon.com

American Association of Kidney Patients. Renalife, a quarterly kidney magazine, is from this organization.   http://www.aakp.org

American Board of Medical Specialties. You can check your doctor’s certification on this

site.    https://www.abms.org/wc/login.aspx

American Botanical Council. http://www.herbalgram.org

American Kidney Fund.  http://www.kidneyfund.org

The American Kidney Fund.   http://www.akfinc.org

American Medical Association.   http:// http://www.ama-assn.org

American Medical Association. A doctor finder.  http://webapps.ama-assn.org/doctorfinder/home.jsp

American Society of Nephrology.   http://www.asn-online.org

Barnes and Noble. A brick and mortar bookstore with an online component.  http://www.barnesandnoble.com

Baxter Healthcare Corporation. Highly informative site.   http://www.renalinfo.com/us

Body Mass Calculator. On the U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services’ website.   http://www.nhlbisupport.com/bmi/bminojs.htm

Clinical Trials.gov. This address is specifically for CKD trials. http://clinicaltrials.gov/ct2/results?term=Chronic+Kidney+Disease

DaVita. A private dialysis company which also provides kidney education, forum, recipes, tools, and blogs.   http://www.davita.com

Dictionary.com. A general dictionary.   http://www.dictionary.reference.com

Discovery Channel. Offers free workout videos.  http://fittv.discovery.com/

Drugs.com. Explains the purpose of drugs you may be using. [You’ll have to wade through commercial advertisements, though.]  http://www.drugs.com

Health Central. Short articles on medical topics with links to more comprehensive information.   http://www.healthcentral.com

International Diagnosis Codes, 10th Revision.   http://apps.who.int/classifications/apps/icd/icd10online/

Kidney. A traditional Google search, so be prepared to be inundated with hits.     http://directory.google.com/Top/Health/Conditions_and_Diseases/Genitourinary_Disorders/

Lab Tests Online. Defines lab tests and their purpose. [You may need a medical

dictionary to understand what you read here.]    http://www.labtestsonline.org

Libre Clothing. Clothes designed for the infusion patient. www.LibreClothing.com

Medhelp. Varied information about CKD.

http://www.medhelp.org/medical-information/show/1/Chronic-renal-failure

Medical Dictionary Online. Not as comprehensive as others.

http://www.online-medical-dictionary.org

Medical Education Institute Inc. Classes on a variety of kidney related topics.

http://www.kidneyschool.org

Medical Education Institute Inc. Their other kidney disease education site.    http://www.lifeoptions.org

Medicare & Medicaid.    http://www.medicare.gov

MedicineNet.com. Dictionary, symptoms, procedures, test, medications.         http://www.medicinenet.com

MedicineNet.com.  Medical dictionary.   http://www.medterms.com/Script/Main/hp.asp

Medline Plus. Information about herbal medicine.   http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/herbalmedicine.html

Medmark.org. Articles about the kidneys.   http://www.medmark.org/neph

Merriam-Webster Dictionary Online. Includes a medical search option.

http://www.merriam-webster.com/

The other half of the alphabetical list of helpful websites will be coming your way on Tuesday.  Until then, have a terrific weekend and, as usual,

keep living your life.

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