The Rest of Those Websites

It’s Tuesday.  I have a quiet house with the last visitor for the surprise engagement party having gone home Sunday.  I’ve been busily making corrections to the publisher’s second pass of the book from which this blog originated and needed a break.  That’s when I realized I’d made a promise to you on Friday and it would behoove (like that word?) me to keep it.  Hence, the rest of those websites just as the title of the blog says:

National Agricultural Library’s Food and Nutrition  Information.   http://fnic.nal.usda.gov/nal_display/index.php?tax_level=1&info_center=4

National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine.   http://www.nccam.nih.gov

National Institutes of Health. Includes dietary supplements.   http://www.nih.gov

National Kidney Disease Education Program.   http://nkdep.nih.gov

National Kidney Foundation.   http://www.kidney.org

National Kidney and Urologic Diseases Information Clearinghouse.   Permits use of content,   since  it is copyright free.  http://www.kidney.niddk.nih.gov

National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine. At the National Institutes of Health.   http://nccam.nih.gov/

National Institutes of Health and the United States National Library of Medicine’s health information. You can search for caregivers, doctors or health care service, health facilities, drugs, medical dictionary and news releases from the New York Times Syndicate, the AP News Service and Reuters via this site.  http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus

National Library of Medicine, Medline Plus.  Information about complementary and     alternative medicine.  http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/complementaryandalternativemedicine.html

National Library of Medicine at the National Institutes of Health. Database of biomedical and heath care books, slides, computer software, and databases. [Unfortunately, only a handful was published after 2000.] When you find the title you want, you need to check your local library since this is not a circulation library.   http://locatorplus.gov/

National Organization for Rare Diseases. http://www.rarediseases.org/search/orgsearch?org_name=kidney+disease&SUBMIT=Submit+Query.

Nephron Information Center.   http://www.nephron.com

Open Directory list of sources. People like you and me can opt to maintain or edit a section of this website. http://www.dmoz.org/Health/Medicine/Medical_Specialties/Nephrology

Physicians’ Desk Reference. You will have to register to use this site which provides drug dosage taking into account kidney function among other information.   http://www.pdr.net

PR Newswire Association, Inc. Articles. Use the search option and remember that some of these articles may be biased since they were released by businesses in an attempt to sell their product.   http://www.prnewsire.com

Renal Support Network.  Articles and information at http://KidneyTimes.com.  and a discussion forum  at http://www.kidneyspace.com.

Reuters’ Medical News.  Database of daily postings of new medical issue articles. While there is a listing of articles, there is also a search option. In addition to daily free articles, subscriptions are available.   http://www.reutershealth.com/en/index.html

Revolutionhealth.com. More information about CKD.  http://www.revolutionhealth.com/conditions/kidney-bladder/kidney-disease/?s_kwcid=kidney|85388585-4

United States Department of Health and Human Services. Articles of interest on different aspects of diseases, health and nutrition.  http://www.healthfinder.gov

United States Department of Health and Human Services. Dietary Guidelines for Americans [was to be updated in late 2010].   http://www.health.gov/dietaryguidelines/

United States Department of Health and Human Services. FDA U.S. Food and Drug Administration.   http://www.fda.gov/Food/default.htm

United States Pharmacopeia.   Explanation of drugs used in scripts.  http:/www.usp.org

Webmed.com. Simple, direct explanation of CKD. http://www.webmd.com/a-to-z-guides/chronic-kidney-disease-topic-overview

Yahoo. General health information about CKD. http://health.yahoo.net/search?q1=Chronic+Kidney+Disease

Yahoo. Traditional search. [Be prepared to be inundated with hits.]  http://dir.yahoo.com/Health/Diseases_and_Conditions/Kidney_Diseases

I hope these sites will be as helpful to you as they were to me.  You don’t need to look at each and very one, but I do suggest you try one or two of them just to see what’s out there that you didn’t know about.  As with Friday’s list, many of them are also in my blogroll to the right of the blog.

Me?  I’m going back to those corrections for the publisher as soon as I do my weekly bit on Facebook’s Transplant Community Outreach’s “Kidney Matters.”  Maybe I’ll see you there some Tuesday.  It’s a good place to ask questions.

Until Friday,

Keep living your life.

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