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The Great Magnet, the Earth

History of geomagnetism, and its relation to space physics and aurorae.

Magnet University
Educational information on electromagnetism, permanent magnets, and the application of magnetic materials.

Magnets (American Liver Society)
Questions and answers about using magnets to treat pain

Educational Information on Magnet Therapy

The Pain Relief Breakthrough: The Power of Magnets to Relieve Backaches, Arthritis, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Sports Injuries and More
by Julian Whitaker, M.D. and Brenda Atterly, M.H.A.

A Brief History of Magnetic Therapy
by William H. Philpott, M.D. and Dwight K. Kalita, Ph.D. with Burton Goldberg

Article: Magnetic Therapy – A Factual Guide for Consumers
by Fred Rinker

Magnetic Fields as a Form of Energy Medicine
by William Pawluk, M.D., M.S.C.

Curing with Magnets – Fact or Fiction?
by Dr. Carl Edwin Lindgren, D.Ed., Fellow, College of Preceptors (Essex)

The Institute of Chiropractic & Acupuncture Therapy

Magnets Were Valued Long Before There Were Refrigerators

Chronic Fatigue

International Association on Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
A non-profit organization which promotes physician education and increased awareness of chronic fatigue syndrome.

CFIDS Association of America, Inc.
The Association publishes “The CFIDS Chronicle” quarterly, for an annual fee of $35, aswell as other educational books and materials on CFS. A free information packet is available, which includes a brochure on CFIDS, information about the Association, and a membership form which contains a listing of educational materials that can be purchased.

CFIDS Report
Cutting- Edge News and Commentary for the CFIDS community. Valuable, indespensable resource, written by “insiders” living with CFIDS

CFS Corner
Developed by people with CFS sharing ideas to make all of us feel better until a real cure is found. Helps define, inform, obtain anonymous from people who also suffer with CFS to give you the most useful site for CFS/ME.

CDC – Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
Site created by the National Institute for Infectious Disease, with information and resources on CFS.

UW CFS Cooperative Research Center
Center conducts broadly focused research addressing basic science, clinical and epidemiological aspects of CFS, including its causes, characteristics and treatment, based at the University of Washington.

CFIDS/Fibromyalgia Self-Help Program
A volunteer-run non-profit organization that offers low-cost self-help courses over the Internet and other resources for people with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and fibromyalgia.

Natural Medicine for ME/CFS
A calming yet colourful website by an ME suffer. Find helpful tips and advice for treatment or relief of many ME/CFS symptoms. Or just browse the poetry, art and blogs sections.

Recovery from CFS
Bruce Campbell, the creator of the CFIDS/Fibromyalgia Self-Help Program, describes the strategies he used to recover from CFS.

CFS News
Includes newsletter, info files, discussion groups, and links.

Have I Got Chronic Fatigue Syndrome?
Patient leaflet describing symptoms and diagnosis criteria.

Chronic Fatigue Support
Offers research articles, chat room, message boards, support group information, and more

For Parents of Sick and Worn-Out Children
Information about pediatric chronic fatigue syndrome.


Fibromyalgia: What is It?
The Arthritis Foundation’s cverview of fibromyalgia, a condition characterized by generalized muscular pain and fatigue. Includes common symptoms, problems of diagnosis, and treatment options.

American Fibromyalgia Syndrome Association
A nonprofit organization dedicated to funding research on fibromyalgia syndrome and chronic fatigue syndrome.

Fibromyalgia Network
Publishes “Fibromyalgia Network” newsletter, quarterly. They maintain referral listings for support groups and health care providers for each state and Canada. A free information packet is available by writing, calling or sending a self-addressed stamped envelope to FM Network. The packet contains a brochure on FMS/CFS and an order form for the newsletter and other educational materials available for purchase.

National Fibromyalgia Association
Offers information for patients, health professionals, and the media.

Fibromyalgia Resource Center
Medical news, articles, streaming videos, message boards and chat, books, free email, free web pages, newsletters, resources, and more on Fibromyalgia.

Fibromyalgia: The Pain Behind the Smile
The physical pain associated with Fibromyalgia varies from patient to patient. But when those who suffer from this complex illness are confronted by skepticism and ignorance, the emotional pain can be unbearable. Learn more and dispell the misconceptions.

CFIDS/Fibromyalgia Self-Help Program
A volunteer-run non-profit organization that offers low-cost self-help courses over the Internet and other resources for people with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and fibromyalgia.

MayoClinic: Fibromyalgia
Describes the signs and symptoms of fibromyalgia as well as risk factors, complications, and potential treatments

Fibromyalgia: Resources for Families
Information for the family and friends of someone diagnosed with fibromyalgia syndrome (FMS). Includes sections on symptoms, coping, and management.

NOAH: Fibromyalgia
Collection of links to articles about fibromyalgia with sections on causes, diagnosis, disability compensation, coping, and statistics.

NIAMS: Questions & Answers about Fibromyalgia

Fibromyalgia: Information from a Survivor

Fibromyalgia: Overview, Symptoms, Causes & Diagnosis

MedlinePlus: Pain


Arthritis Foundation
The mission of the Arthritis Foundation is to improve lives through leadership in the prevention, control, and cure of arthritis and related diseases. The foundation provides grants to researchers to help find a cure, prevention, or better treatment for arthritis. It also provides a large number of community-based services nationwide to make life with arthritis easier.

Arthritis and Glucosamine Information Center

Health Talk: Rheumatoid Arthritis

American College of Rheumatology
The American College of Rheumatology (ACR) provides a full overview of what rheumatoid arthritis is and its causes, treatments, tips for living with RA and a rheumatologist search feature.

Johns Hopkins Arthritis Center
The Johns Hopkins Arthritis Center provides a high-quality, interactive, educational program for healthcare professionals about diseases that cause arthritis and their treatments. This Web site focuses primarily on rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis since these diseases serve as prototypes for inflammatory and degenerative joint diseases, respectively.

The Arthritis Source
The Arthritis Source is a part of the University of Washington Department of Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine Web site. Its articles feature information about managing arthritis, medications for arthritis, more than 20 types of arthritic conditions including rheumatoid arthritis, and more.

Mayo Clinic: Rheumatoid Arthritis
The Mayo Clinic provides a full overview of rheumatoid arthritis, comparisons to osteoarthritis, symptoms, risk factors and tips on coping with RA.

MedlinePlus: Rheumatoid Arthritis
MedlinePlus provides health information from the National Library of Medicine, the National Institutes of Health and several other trusted resources. MedlinePlus contains a medical encyclopedia as well as a variety of resources on drugs, physicians, hospitals and clinical trials.

National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS)
NIAMS leads the federal government’s research effort into the causes, treatment, and prevention of arthritis and musculoskeletal and skin diseases; the training of basic and clinical scientists to carry out this research; and the dissemination of information on research progress to improve public health.

Parkinson’s Disease

NIN: Parkinson’s Disease
Extensive resources and information on the disease from the National Institutes of Health (NIN).

MedlinePlus: Parkinson’s Disease
Features links to general articles about Parkinson’s, common symptoms, specific conditions, disease management, treatment options, and research.

National Parkinson’s Foundation
The NPF is the largest organization serving persons affected by Parkinson disease throughout the world. Parkinson’s Disease Resource Center
Community and information resource site to medical news, informative articles, doctor-produced video webcasts, patient stories, community message boards and chat rooms, books, newsletters, links to related web sites

Parkinson’s Action Network (PAN)
Through education and interaction with the Parkinson’s community, scientists, policy and opinion leaders, and the public at large, PAN advocates for increased and accelerated investment of public resources to ease the burden and bring a cure to the million Americans who suffer from Parkinson’s.

World Parkinson’s Disease Association (WPDA)
Some of the goals of the WPDA are to improve the quality of life of Parkinson’s patients worldwide and to broaden public awareness and contribute to the development and sharing of greater knowledge and information about Parkinson’s disease.

Michael J. Fox Foundation
Dedicated to developing a cure through an aggressively funded research agenda.

Parkinson’s Disease
A wide variety of information on the disease.

Parkinson’s Grassroots Neurological Advocacy Online
Dedicated to helping people with Parkinson’s learn about neurological health and related issues and to facilitate their participation in regaining and maintaining quality of life through group advocacy

Park Street – Parkinson’s Creative News
Place to park your brain. Entertainment by and about people with PD: A writer’s forum, Frogtown Films, music, poetry, games. recipes and photos.

Chronic Pain

American Pain Foundation (APF)
The American Pain Foundation is a nonprofit information resource and patient advocacy organization serving people with pain. Its mission is to improve the quality of life of people with pain by providing practical information for patients, raising public awareness and understanding of pain, and advocating against barriers to effective treatment.

The American Chronic Pain Association
The American Chronic Pain Association (ACPA) is a non-profit, tax exempt organization with more than 800 chapters in the United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Mexico, England, Ireland, Scotland and Russia. The purpose of the ACPA is to provide a support system for those suffering with chronic pain through education and self-help group activities.

The American Pain Society
The American Pain Society (APS) is a multidisciplinary educational and scientific organization dedicated to serving people in pain.

NINDS: Chronic Pain
Information page covering such topics as: what is chronic pain, treatment, prognosis, what research is being done?  Also has links to studies with patients, research literature, press releases.

Pain Connection
A not-for-profit human service agency that provides a monthly support group, information and referrals and community education. A World of Information on Pain
Provides both the professional and the consumer with current information on pain and pain management.
Offers lots of information on: pain education, acupuncture, fibromyalgia, message boards, epidemiology of pain, and pain management.

Medline Plus: Pain

NIAMS: Handout on Health: Back Pain

NINDS: Lower Back Pain Fact Sheet

City of Hope Pain/Palliative Care Resource Center

WebMD Pain Management Health Center

CNN: Novel approach to pain reduction could treat chronic pain
A news story from CNN.


NIMH: Anxiety Disorders
The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) has created the Anxiety Disorders Education Program to increase public and professional awareness of the anxiety disorders and their disruptive effects.  NIMH offers educational information about each anxiety disorder and information about resources available to individuals suffering from them.  NIMH also can provide information relevant to other mental health problems.

Freedom from Fear
Call or write for a free newsletter on anxiety disorders and a referral list of treatment specialists.  Access message boards and event schedules as well as information about anxiety online.

Anxiety Disorders Association of America (ADAA)
Contact ADAA to receive a list of mental health professionals who treat anxiety disorders and a list of self-help groups in your area or search for mental health professionals and self-help groups in your area online.

The Center for Cognitive Therapy: Social Anxiety
This Web site contains general information and contacts for social anxiety treatment in North Carolina.

The Shyness Homepage
Obtain information about the Shyness Institute, the Shyness Clinic and the Social Fitness Center in California.

Anxiety Network: Social Anxiety Homepage
This Web site provides general information about social anxiety as well as Q & A about associated problems, medication and intensive treatment programs.  The site includes a link to social anxiety-related books.

Center for Shyness and Social Therapy
Read case studies and learn about a psychotherapy program for social anxiety and shyness in New York, NY.

Generalized Anxiety Disorder Page – The Anxiety Network
Find various resources with regard to GAD, such as books on GAD, case studies and reports, and self-help information.

Anxiety Panic Attack Resource Site
help to those with anxiety attacks and panic attacks by offering information on anxiety attacks and panic attack medications, panic attacks and anxiety attack treatment, symptoms, and support.

MedlinePlus: Anxiety

Child and Adolescent Depression and Anxiety Toolkit


The National Center for Stuttering

The Stuttering Foundation
Concerned with the prevention and improved treatment of stuttering. provides free online resources, services and support to those who stutter and their families, as well as support for research into the causes of stuttering.
Dedicated to providing information about the nature of early childhood stuttering and ways to prevent its development.

The Stuttering Homepage
Dedicated to providing information about stuttering for both consumers and professionals who work with people who stutter. It includes information about research, therapy, support organizations, and conferences and other events.

Stuttering Research and Comments
Research and clinical notions on the inhibition of stuttering via altered auditory feedback (AAF) to release central neural blocks. From researchers at East Carolina University.

The Valsalva Stuttering Network
Stuttering (stammering) explained by showing how the body’s Valsalva mechanism may turn stutterers’ efforts to speak into the very blocks they try to avoid.

Hollings Communications Research Institute
Develops research and therapy programs that scientifically examine and effectively treat the problem of stuttering.

Association for Research into Stammering in Childhood
Includes information, advice, and support for stammering and stuttering. Also offers speech therapy programme.

What is Stuttering?
Discusses causes, theory, and therapy.

Alzheimer’s Disease

Alzheimer Research Forum
Nonprofit organization established for the purpose of supporting the information needs of researchers and to promote openness and collaboration with colleagues worldwide.

MedlinePlus: Alzheimer’s Disease
Alzheimer’s disease web directory organized by topic. Includes general overviews, research, news, treatment, nutrition, organizations, and more.

NINDS: Alzheimer’s Disease Information Page
From the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke.

eMedicine: Alzheimer’s Disease
Consumer health resource center providing an overview of Alzheimer’s Disease and its causes, symptoms, and treatment.

Healthology: Alzheimer’s Disease
Offers articles and videos about treating Alzheimer’s Disease.

AlzInfo: Alzheimer’s Disease Information Website
Collection of Alzheimer’s information, guide to local caregivers, and community features from the Fisher Center for Alzheimer’s Research Foundation.

American Health Assistance Foundation
Funding research on age-related and degenerative diseases, educating the public about these diseases, and providing emergency financial assistance.

Time Slips
An interactive storytelling project with people with Alzheimer’s disease. Contains sample stories.

The Forgetting: A Portrait of Alzheimer’s
Companion to PBS documentary includes risk factors, symptoms, advice on coping for families, and personal stories.

Alzheimer’s Outreach
Contains description of a personal experience and information on a variety of topics.

Coping with Alzheimer’s Disease
Journal and resources from a woman who provides care for her mother afflicted with Alzheimer’s Disease.

My Journal
A journal by someone providing continual care for their mother with Alzheimer’s disease.

Scar Tissue

Ohio State University Medical Center: Scars
Offers extensive information on scaring and related concerns.

MedlinePlus: Scar Tissue & Healing

Scar Tissue
Offers access to books and articles discussing various forms of self injury and depression; current news regarding self injury and injurers rights; frequently asked questions about why people self injure and what can be done to help them as well as a list of links to other boards dealing with similar topics.

Scar Information, Scar Removal Articles, Resources and News About Topics Related to Scars

Scar Revision
by Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital

Reclaiming Cardiac Scar Tissue
Article from Medical News Today. Fighting Scar Tissue in the OR:
Survey shows women unaware that internal scarring can lead to serious complications

Book: Massage Therapy for the Treatment of Scar Tissue

Vocal Fold Scarring: Frontiers
Information on “Frontier Techniques in Vocal Fold Scarring

Premenstrual Syndrome PMS

MedlinePlus: Premenstrual Syndrome

Diagnosis of Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS)
From the National Park Medical Center.

University of New Mexico: Premenstrual Syndrome

PMS – Women’s Health Channel
Description of PMS description and treatment options. Premenstrual Syndrome Treatment of Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS)

PMS Access
A women’s health organization for information and education about Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS). Established in 1985, they provide valuable instruction to support groups, physicians and thousands of women every month on PMS and how to manage its symptoms.

The Society for Menstrual Cycle Research
The Society for Menstrual Cycle Research is a nonprofit organization that was founded in 1977 by a multidisciplinary group of women who were pioneers in understanding the centrality of menstrual cycle research to women’s health. They are an interdisciplinary group of researchers, healthcare providers, policy makers, and students who share an interest in women’s lives and health needs as they are related to the menstrual cycle.

Should I try an SSRI for premenstrual syndrome (PMS)?
Information from Saint Joseph Mercy Health System

Museum of Menstruation
An interesting and well-researched website devoted to menstruation, which includes a rich history of menstruation. – Health Encyclopedia – PMS

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