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They're your tax dollars - take advantage of the tools they create! These agencies and organizations put resources at your disposal.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
We realize that with chronic illnesses that may be rare, come and go, or not be visible to others at all, sometimes we need to aggressively seek alternative treatment or find underground resources.
But before we do, sometimes taking a look at the grandmother of all disease sites, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, can give us a starting point.
Food and Drug Administration
The FDA is the U.S. government's office regarding and gateway to all things health- and medicine- related.
If you're looking for general information about the latest in health care policy, advocacy or research, head to the FDA for starters.
National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion
A government agency dedicated to chronic disease awareness, the NCCDPHP (yes, really!) provides educational materials on common chronic conditions and offers suggestions about preventive health measures to ensure good health.
Check out their resources on conditions including diabetes, heart disease and cancer; get more info from a wide variety of health-focused publications; and learn about some of the latest scientific advances being funded.
National Institute of Mental Health
NIMH is a government agency devoted to "reducing the burden of mental illness and behavioral disorders through research on mind, brain, and behavior."
A comprehensive site for folks looking for general mental health information. Be sure to check out their special section on women and mental health .
National Institutes of Health
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services National Institutes of Health is dear old Uncle Sam's medical research arm.
United States Department of Health & Human Services
Sometimes we overlook the obvious, yes?
A definite stopping (or starting) point for any health issue of today is the United States Department of Health & Human Services.