Health and Wellness @ HKDPL: Diseases and Conditions
Asthma and other lung disorders
Asthma.com http://www.asthma.com/ Funded by GlaxoSmithKline this site provides all of the medical information plus some ways you can partner with your doctor so that you control your asthma, instead of letting your asthma control you.
COPD - The American Lung Association http://www.lung.org/lung-disease/copd/ COPD, also known as emphysema and chronic bronchitis, is the third leading cause of death in the United States. The good news is that COPD is often preventable and treatable.
WebMd Asthma Center http://www.webmd.com/asthma/default.htm Asthma makes breathing difficult for more than 34 million Americans. Asthma symptoms, which include coughing, wheezing, and chest tightness, are common in an asthma attack. Learn all about the signs, symptoms, and treatments.
Cancer Resources & Books
National Cancer Institute (NCI) http://www.cancer.gov/This site offers information on various types of cancer and cancer topics. You can also find information on clinical trials for drugs or vaccines and cancer treatment.
American Cancer Society (ACS) http://www.cancer.org/indexThis American Cancer Society site offers information on types of cancers and their treatment, health and diet, prevention and early detection, cancer news, and locally available resources and cancer survivors' networks.
American Society of Clinical Oncology http://www.asco.org/ This website features Cancer Portals, a resource for physicians to discover the latest findings in various areas of cancer research through scientific abstracts, videos, links and other materials.
The Cancer Project http://www.cancerproject.org/The Cancer Project promotes cancer prevention and survival through a better understanding of cancer causes, particularly the link between nutrition and cancer. There are links to Diet & Cancer Research, For Kids, Personal Stories, Classes & Events, Resources & Publications, and Recipes.
National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship http://www.canceradvocacy.org/resources/guide/ NCCS advocates for quality cancer care for all people touched by cancer and provides tools that empower people to advocate for themselves. This site provides helpful links for patients, including Cancer Survival Toolbox and Cancer Resource for Patients.