Diseases & Conditions Resources
[Dewey numbers: 362.1; 616]
 [ Genetic Diseases ]
General Pathology Images - http://www-medlib.med.utah.edu/WebPath/GENERAL.html
"Sections of the WebPath images are available for viewing below to illustrate basic mechanisms of disease. Each section consists of a series of images demonstrating gross and microscopic pathologic findings, as well as some diagrams. A short description accompanies each image." (Edward C. Klatt, Dept of Pathology, Univ. of Utah)
Health and Medicine: Diseases & Conditions (LII) - http://lii.org/search/file/diseases_and_conditions
This is the Librarian's Index to the Internet's index of links to websites about various diseases. Click on one of the diseases to be taken to an annotated list of appropriate websites. (LII)
OncoLink - http://www.oncolink.com/
A resource center for information about cancer (oncology). Includes an excellent compilation of newsletter articles on topics of current interest in the health-medicine areas. Includes links to the following topics: Types of Cancer; Cancer Treatments; Coping with Cancer; Cancer Causes, Screening, and Prevention; Clinical Trials; Global Resources for Cancer Information; Cancer FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions); Symptom Management; Conferences and Meetings; Financial Issues for Patients; and Book Reviews and Recommended Reference List.
Centers for Disease Control - http://www.cdc.gov/
Lots of information about disease and health from this government agency. Includes these sections: Diseases, Health Risks, Prevention Guidelines and Strategies, Travelers' Health, and more. Includes: Health Topics A to Z - http://www.cdc.gov/health/diseases.htm - Health Topics A to Z provides a listing of disease and health topics found on the CDC Web site. It is not yet a complete index of the site. New topics are added on an ongoing basis. Also: AIDS Information - http://www.cdc.gov/hiv/dhap.htm and a list of diseases and health risks, with extensive information on each area, Diseases, Health Risks, Prevention Guidelines and Strategies - http://www.cdc.gov/health/diseases.htm. (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)
Yahoo! Diseases and Conditions - http://dir.yahoo.com/Health/Diseases_and_Conditions/
Links to lots of Internet resources related to medical conditions and diseases. Categories include: Allergies; Anxiety Disorders; Autoimmune Diseases; Back and Neck Injuries; Birth Defects; Blood Disorders; Bone Diseases; Cancers; Circulation Diseases; Dental Conditions; Depressive Disorders; Digestion and Nutrition Disorders; Dissociative Disorders; Ear Conditions; Eating Disorders; Eye Conditions; Food Allergies; Foodborne Illnesses; Gastrointestinal Diseases; Genetic Disorders; Heart Diseases; Hormonal Disorders; Impulse Control Disorders; Infectious Diseases; Institutes; Kidney Diseases; Leukodystrophies; Liver Diseases; Mental Health; Metabolic Diseases; Mood Disorders; Neurological Disorders; Organizations; Personality Disorders; Phobias; Pregnancy Complications; Prion Diseases; Prostate Diseases; Registries; Respiratory Diseases; Sepsis (Bacteremia); Septic Shock; Sexual Disorders; Shopping and Services; Skin Conditions; Sleep Disorders; Speech-Language Disorders; Sports Injuries; Tropical Diseases; Vestibular Disorders; Web Directories; and Usenet.
Diseases and Conditions - http://www.medicinenet.com/diseases_and_conditions/article.htm
This is part of the MedicineNet website. Diseases and conditions are searchable and browsable and featured topics range from AIDS/HIV to women's health.

Genetic Diseases

Genetic Disorders - http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/geneticdisorders.html
A directory of links to Web resources covering a general overview, clinical trials, pictures/diagrams, prevention and screening, research, specific conditions, treatment, glossaries, news, and organizations. A separate page describes specific genetic conditions. Also includes links to a few pages in Spanish. (National Library of Medicine and the National Institutes of Health) (LII)
Your Genes, Your Health: A Multimedia Guide to Genetic Disorders - http://yourgenesyourhealth.org/
Excellent presentations about fragile X syndrome, Marfan syndrome, cystic fibrosis, hemophilia, Duchenne/Becker muscular dystrophy, phenylketonuria (PKU), Huntington disease (HD), sickle cell disease, and hemochromatosis. For each disease there are explanations of what it is, what causes it, how it is inherited and diagnosed, video clips of interviews with doctors and patients about what it is like to have the disease, links to more information, and a glossary. (LII)
GeneClinics - http://www.geneclinics.org/
Peer-reviewed articles by experts about inherited diseases. There are close to 100 diseases profiled. The site is updated regularly and more diseases will be added. There are links to relevant sites with information for patients. Users may search the site alphabetically or by disease feature, i.e., part of the body affected. This is a companion site to GeneTests. (LII)
GeneTests - http://www.genetests.org/
This site produced by clinicians and researchers offers information about genetic disease testing and counseling. It has directories of hundreds of genetics laboratories and clinics with the Lab Directory searchable by disease, location, gene, laboratory name, and director and the Clinic Directory searchable by geography, population served, and specialty. There is also an introduction to the basic concepts of genetic counseling. Free registration required. (LII)
Genes and Disease - http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/bv.fcgi?call=bv.View..ShowSection&rid=gnd.preface.91
A good overview of the relationship between genetics and various diseases. Systems of the body can be browsed individually and include: Cancer, Immune system, Metabolism, Muscle and bone, Nervous system, Signals, and Transporters. Each covers several diseases and each disease page also provides a gene map, related links, and address for associations. Additionally, a link to the new, searchable gene map of the human genome is available on each page. (National Center for Biotechnology Information) (LII)
Blazing a Genetic Trail - http://www.hhmi.org/genetictrail/
The complex subject of genetic testing and treatment of inherited disorders is made understandable by the straightforward explanations of this Howard Hughes Medical Institute site. The step-by-step organization and graphics make it easy to use. There is an overview of basic genetics as well as a glossary. (LII)
Genetic Disorders Search on LII - http://lii.org/search?query="Genetic+disorders";searchtype=subject
This is the Librarian's Index to the Internet's index of links to websites about various diseases. This is the result of a search on the terms "genetic" and "disorders."

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