PATIENT INFO

Medical Links

MEDICAL LINKS

Welcome to the patient education section of our web site. The amount of “health” information available via the internet is overwhelming.  The following articles contain reliable and helpful information that may be of value to you.

General Information

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Information on current health issues with focus on infections. Includes great information for foreign travelers.
http://www.cdc.gov

Good basic general website on all health information.
http://www.webmd.com

Immunization Action Coalition
Source of immunization information and educational materials for health professionals and patients, including publications specific to pediatric and vaccine safety issues.
http://www.immunize.org

Michigan Department of Community Health (MDCH)
Provides immunization information for providers and citizens of Michigan including travel vaccines, Vaccine Information Statements, brochures, and educational materials.
http://www.michigan.gov/immunize

Allergy/Immunology

American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology
Site includes: pollen counts, updated allergy reports and general information about seasonal allergies.
http://www.aaaai.org

Cancer/Oncology

National Cancer Institute
Very comprehensive site which includes information on all types of cancer, including leukemia and lymphoma.
http://www.cancer.gov

Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
Site includes patient support materials, as well as information about the diseases.
http://www.lls.org/

Cardiac/Heart

American Heart Association
Includes information on diseases such as: congestive heart failure, heart attack and rhythm disturbances.
http://www.americanheart.org

Diabetes

American Diabetes Association
Includes basic information about diabetes, as well as information on lifestyle, such as: diet, exercise and glucose monitoring
http://www.diabetes.org

ENT/Otolaryngology

American Academy of Otolaryngology
Information about conditions such as: vertigo, chronic sinusitis, sleep apnea and hearing disorders.
http://www.entnet.org/healthinformation

Gastroenterology

American Gastroenterological Assocation
Diseases such as: irritable bowel syndrome, reflux/heartburn, ulcers, celiac sprue, Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis, liver diseases, pancreatic diseases and colon cancer are covered.
http://www.gastro.org/

Kidney/Nephrology

American Lung Association
Information on diseases such as: emphysema/COPD, lung cancer, asthma, interstitial lung disease and sarcoidosis.
http://www.lungusa.org

Neurology

American Stroke Association
Includes information on stroke prevention, warning signs, and treatment of stroke.
http://www.strokeassociation.org

National Headache Foundation
Includes information on migraine, cluster and other types of headaches.
http://www.headaches.org/education

The American Academy of Neurology
Includes information on other neurologic diseases, such as: Parkinson’s disease, Alzheimer’s disease, seizures.
http://www.aan.com

Obstetrics/Gynecology

The American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
Information for pregnant women as well as common gynecological concerns, such as: birth control, abnormal bleeding and infections.
http://www.acog.org

Rheumatology

American College of Rheumatology
Diseases such as: osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, lupus and more are covered.
http://www.rheumatology.org/practice/clinical/patients/index.asp

Thyroid

American Thyroid Association
Information about under- and overactive thyroid and thyroid cancer.
http://www.thyroid.org/patients/patients.html

Other Information

Social Security Administration
For more information on obtaining health care without health insurance
http://www.ssa.gov

God’s Helping Hands
http://www.ghhmichigan.org

South Oakland Shelter
For more information on food and shelter for those without
http://www.southoaklandshelter.org

All Star Cab & Transportation
For transportation needs
248-968-2260

Macomb Social Services
For information on substance abuse, and for treatment and support of substance abuse
http://mca.macombgov.org

Oakland County Health Department
http://www.oakgov.com/health

Alcoholics Anonymous
http://www.aa-semi.org

United Way
http://www.uwmich.org

Covenant Community Health
http://www.covenantcommunitycare.org

Michigan Coallition Against Domestic and Sexual Violence
http://www.mcedsv.org

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