Resources at Hebrew SeniorLife


Helpful Links

ALS Foundation for Life -  www.alsfoundation.org
An organization dedicated to improving the quality of life of those with ALS
through increasing awareness and providing assistive equipment and technology, as well as financial assistance and home modifications.

ALS Association -  www.alsa.org
A nonprofit health agency that directs privately-funded research to uncover
the mysteries of ALS.

Alzheimer's Association -  www.alz.org
The world's largest voluntary health organization dedicated to finding
prevention methods, treatments and an eventual cure for Alzheimer's disease.

American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons - http://aaos.org
The preeminent provider of musculoskeletal education to orthopedic surgeons
and others in the world through health policy and advocacy activities on behalf of musculoskeletal patients and the profession of orthopedic surgery.

American Cancer Society -  www.cancer.org
A nationwide, community-based voluntary health organization committed to
fighting cancer through research, education, patient service, advocacy and rehabilitation.

American Diabetes Association -  www.diabetes.org
The nation's leading nonprofit health organization providing diabetes research, information and advocacy, as well as funding research, publishing findings, and providing information and other services to people with diabetes, their families, health professionals and other.

American Heart Association -  www.americanheart.org
A national voluntary health organization whose mission is to reduce disability
and death from cardiovascular diseases and stroke.

American Lung Association -  www.lungusa.org
The oldest voluntary health organization in the U.S. dedicated to preventing lung disease and promoting lung health.

American Stroke Association -  www.strokeassociation.org
A division of the American Heart Association solely focused on reducing disability and death from stroke through research, education, fundraising and advocacy.

Arthritis Foundation -  www.arthritis.org
A national nonprofit organization that supports the more than 100 types of arthritis and related conditions through advocacy, programs, services and research.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention -  www.cdc.gov 
One of the 13 majoring operating components of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services at the forefront of public health efforts to prevent and control infectious and chronic diseases, injuries, workplace hazards, disabilities and environmental health threats.

Harvard Medical School -  www.hms.harvard.edu
One of the country's leading medical schools, with the mission of creating and nurturing a community of the best people committed to leadership in alleviating human suffering caused by disease.

Hearing Loss Association of American -  www.shhh.org
The nation's largest organization for people with hearing loss, which exists to open the world of communication for people with hearing loss through information, education, advocacy and support.

Mesothelioma Center - www.asbestos.com
Due to the long latency period of mesothelioma, approximately 20-50 years, most people who are diagnosed with the disease are seniors, about 75 percent. This organization works with seniors and their families to help them find local doctors, treatment centers and support groups.

Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research -  www.michaeljfox.org
An organization dedicated to ensuring the development of a cure for Parkinson's disease through an aggressively funded research agenda.

MS Foundation -  www.msfocus.org
A predominantly service-based nonprofit organization whose mission is to ensure the best quality of life for those coping with MS by providing comprehensive support and educational programs.

National Cancer Institute -  www.cancer.gov 
A component of the National Institutes of Health, which serves as the federal government's principal agency for cancer research and training, as well as health information dissemination and other programs related to the cause, diagnosis, prevention, treatment and rehabilitation of cancer.

National Eye Institute -  www.nei.nih.gov 
A component of the National Institutes of Health dedicated to protecting and prolonging the vision of Americans by conducting and supporting research on eye diseases.

National Heart, Lung & Blood Institute -  www.nhlbi.nih.gov
A component of the National Institutes of Health that provides national leadership for diseases of the heart, blood vessels, lungs and blood and conducts an integrated and coordinated program of research, clinical trials and other projects related to the causes, prevention, diagnosis and treatment of heart, blood vessel, lung and blood diseases, and sleep disorders.

National Foundation of Swallowing Disorders - http://www.swallowingdisorderfoundation.com/swallow-a-documentary/
NFOSD provides direct patient support, education, research and raising public, professional and governmental awareness, our mission is to advance the prevention and treatment of swallowing disorders in our lifetime.

National Institute on Aging -  www.nia.nih.gov
A component of the National Institutes of Health that leads a broad scientific effort to understand the nature of aging and to extend the healthy, active years of life.

National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases - http://www.niams.nih.gov/
A component of the National Institutes of Health that supports research into the causes, treatment and prevention of arthritis and musculoskeletal and skin diseases, the training of basic and clinical scientists to conduct this research, and the dissemination of information on research progress in these disease.

National Institute of Diabetes & Digestive & Kidney Diseases - www.niddk.nih.gov
A component of the National Institutes of Health that conducts and supports research on a broad spectrum of metabolic diseases such as diabetes, inborn errors of metabolism, endocrine disorders, mineral metabolism, digestive diseases, nutrition, urology and renal diseases, and hematology.

National Institutes of Health -  www.nih.gov
The arm of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services that serves as the primary federal agency for conducting and supporting medical research.

National Institute of Mental Health -  www.nimh.nih.gov
A component of the National Institutes of Health whose mission is to reduce the burden of mental illness and behavioral disorders through research on the mind, brain and behavior.

National Multiple Sclerosis Society -  www.nmss.org 
A nonprofit organization that supports MS research, offers services for people with MS, provides professional education programs, and furthers MS advocacy.

National Osteoporosis Foundation -  www.nof.org
The nation's leading voluntary health organization solely dedicated to osteoporosis and bone health, with programs to raise awareness, education and training, advocacy and research.

National Parkinson Foundation -  www.parkinson.org
The oldest Parkinson's disease foundation in the U.S., which supports research, patient care, education, training and outreach.

National Stroke Association -  www.stroke.org 
An organization dedicated to lowering the incidence and impact of stroke through community outreach programs, improving quality of patient care, and educating health-care professionals and the general public about stroke.

Parkinson's Disease Foundation -  www.pdf.org
The leading national organization in Parkinson's disease research, patient education and public advocacy. 

UpToDate- www.uptodate.com
UpToDate® is an evidence-based knowledge system authored by physicians to help clinicians make the right decisions at the point of care. All UpToDate content is written and edited by a global community of 5,100 physicians, world-renowned experts in their specialties.

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