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    July, 2008

  • Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia - July 15, 2008 05:33 PM
    Chronic lymphocytic leukemia, also known as CLL, is a type of cancer that develops very slowly in the bone marrow. Use this Web guide to learn more about CLL, how it’s diagnosed and treated, and where to find support.
  • Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia - July 14, 2008 10:39 AM
    Acute lymphoblastic leukemia, also known as acute lymphocytic leukemia or ALL, is a type of cancer that is really a group of related diseases. The specific subtype of leukemia that a patient has determines the types of treatment given, and the prognosis outlook. Use this Web guide to learn more about ALL, including diagnosis and treatment options, and where to find support.
  • June, 2008

  • Sun Protection - June 13, 2008 10:48 AM
    With blooming flowers and warmer temperatures comes the temptation to bask in the sun. But before getting out the lawn chair and tanning oil, remember that the sun’s UV rays can cause premature aging of the skin, skin cancer and sometimes even eye damage. Increased awareness and changing attitudes about tanning have brought about a slew of safe ways to guard you from UV exposure. Use the Web resources in this guide to learn about sun protection.
  • Hairy Cell Leukemia - June 13, 2008 10:45 AM
    Hairy cell leukemia is the most uncommon type of leukemia. Many people view it as a subset of Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia. According to Mayo Clinic, approximately 600 to 800 new cases are diagnosed each year.  Middle-aged men are the most likely to be diagnosed with it, and it is rarely if ever seen in children.
  • Wilderness Survival - June 02, 2008 10:13 AM

    Anyone who spends time outdoors, whether for work or recreation, will find wilderness survival skills useful. Whether you’re planning a day hike on a mountain trail, an extended trek in the woods or wilderness travel in a foreign country, the Wilderness Survival Web Guide links you to sites full of the knowledge you need to safely enjoy the great outdoors.

  • May, 2008

  • Senior Health - May 20, 2008 02:46 PM
    As our bodies age, our health needs change. We have to get different screenings, take different medications and we fall prey to different diseases. Find the best ways to keep yourself healthy and active in your later years with this Web guide.
  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) - May 06, 2008 12:14 PM
    Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) causes breathing problems that can make it difficult to do the things you normally do each day. This guide helps you understand what COPD is, how it’s treated and where to find others with COPD on the Web.
  • Acute Myelogenous Leukemia - May 05, 2008 04:59 PM
    Acute Myelogenous Leukemia, known as Acute Myeloid Leukemia, or AML, is a fast-growing cancer that starts in the bone marrow or other blood-forming tissue and spreads into the bloodstream. It is the most common type of leukemia.
  • April, 2008

  • Colon Cancer - April 09, 2008 12:52 PM
    An estimated 150,000 people were diagnosed with cancers of the colon or rectum in 2009, according to the American Cancer Society (ACS). Though the cancers will claim nearly 50,000 lives in the United States, more people are surviving their battles. Learn more about colorectal cancers with the Colon Cancer Web Guide.
  • Your Health, In Your Hands - April 03, 2008 03:04 PM
    Most people would like to be well-informed health consumers, but finding credible, reliable, freely accessible health information on the Web can be a challenge. The Health Web Guide helps you locate online medical dictionaries and encyclopedias, health-specific search engines, thorough overviews of illnesses, injuries, diseases and conditions, and advice on seeking professional medical help. A Spanish-language version of the Health Web Guide is also available.
  • March, 2008

  • Men’s Health - March 26, 2008 02:47 PM
    Men in the 1920s had an average life expectancy of one year less than women. Today, the gap between men and women’s life expectancies is six years, according to the Men’s Health Network. The reasons for this gap are many, and include men’s less frequent trips to the doctor, lower rate of health insurance coverage, and greater likelihood of working in dangerous industries. Use this guide to learn how to stay healthy and keep an eye out for health problems unique to men.
  • Anxiety and Depression - March 24, 2008 10:48 AM
    People experiencing anxiety and depression can feel isolated and alone, but they aren’t. Depression affects 15 million people in the United States each year, according to the National Alliance on Mental Illness. Anxiety disorders affect an estimated 40 million people annually, says the Anxiety Disorder Association of America. This guide will help you understand these disorders, learn about the many available treatment options and reassure you that you aren’t alone.
  • High Blood Pressure - March 12, 2008 01:40 PM
    High blood pressure is a very common disorder linked to heart attacks and strokes. It is caused by a number of lifestyle factors, such as drinking, smoking, lack of physical activity and diet. High blood pressure also runs in families. Luckily, there are a number of medications and life changes that can help manage high blood pressure and prevent it from doing more damage. For a Spanish-language version of the Guide, click here.
  • Dental Health - March 11, 2008 04:36 PM
    According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, a quarter of people over the age of 60 have lost all of their teeth. Advanced gum disease affects up to 15 percent of adults, and an estimated 31,000 people were diagnosed with oral cancer in 2006. But the CDC also says “almost all oral diseases can be prevented.” This guide provides resources to help adults and children care for their teeth and mouth.
  • Women’s Health - March 06, 2008 03:05 PM
    Increasingly, medical researchers are finding that when it comes to the health and well-being of men and women, there is indeed a difference. That’s why it’s important to find trusted sources of information that report the latest health findings and directives geared specifically toward women.
  • Shopping for Baby - March 06, 2008 11:01 AM
    Congratulations! Whether this is your first or fifth child, having a baby is exciting. A new baby means love, joy and a whole new world of responsibilities. Babies also require some special gear, though what they need and how much you should spend on it is a seemingly endless debate. Luckily, the Web can help you determine what is best for your family and where to get it.
  • Complementary and Alternative Medicine - March 05, 2008 02:07 PM
    Outside the Western health care system is an entire world of medical treatment practices to which many Americans have little exposure. These therapies are lumped into a single category known as “complementary medicine and alternative medicine” (CAM). Though the effectiveness and usefulness of some treatments are questioned, not all remain outside the mainstream. Many are now widely available and encouraged in western health care, according to the National Institute of Complementary and Alternative Medicine.
  • February, 2008

  • Migraines - February 29, 2008 01:30 PM
    Migraines have afflicted humans for centuries, from ancient Egyptians and Julius Caesar, to Elvis Presley and you. If you’re one of the 28 million Americans suffering from migraines, you know the unique agony. Armed with the information from this guide about diagnosis, treatment plans, prevention, medications and behavioral therapies, perhaps you’ll be able to reduce the severity and frequency of your own headaches.
  • Mental Health - February 28, 2008 02:50 PM
    In the past half-century, mental health has become a hotbed for scientific research and practice. Myths have been debunked, stigmas diminished, and knowledge continues to pour forth at an astonishing rate. Consider the Internet a mental health fitness center and this guide as your personal trainer. We'll explore a range of subjects including mental illness, finding treatment, support networks, and a whole lot more.
  • Epilepsy - February 28, 2008 11:19 AM
    Anyone looking for information on epilepsy will find the Web to be a great source of information. The country’s top epilepsy research and advocacy organizations and the Web’s top consumer health Web sites, as well as the federal government, make getting the facts you need a cinch. Use this Web guide to learn about the basics of epilepsy, how to cope with it, how to find a support community, and more.
  • Addiction - February 27, 2008 01:08 PM
    The activities, chemicals and processes that can prove physically or psychologically addictive are vast. Products containing nicotine, alcohol and caffeine; illicit drugs such as cocaine and heroin; gambling; sex; and even video games are known to cause dependence. Use the Addiction Web Guide to find the Web’s top resources on different types of addictions, along with general resources for getting addiction help.
  • Stroke - February 26, 2008 06:13 PM
    Strokes are the third leading cause of death and a leading cause of disability among Americans. Though someone in the United States has a stroke every 45 seconds, great strides have been made in preventing and treating them. In this Web guide you’ll find information about strokes from the Web’s most respected consumer health Web sites and stroke foundations.
  • Testicular Cancer - February 26, 2008 04:07 PM
    Testicular cancer is a somewhat rare form of cancer that affects the testicles, part of the male reproductive system. The American Cancer Society calls testicular cancer a “highly treatable and usually curable type of cancer.” Use the Testicular Cancer Web Guide to find reliable information on this form of cancer.
  • Acne: From Acne Causes to Acne Treatments - February 25, 2008 02:30 PM
    Though acne is a common skin disease—60–70% of people are affected by acne at some point in their lives—those with persistent acne can feel very alone: feelings of isolation, depression and social inhibition frequently occur with acne. Yet there’s no need to suffer alone anymore. Use the Acne Web Guide to research acne treatment in the privacy of your home, find the latest news and research on acne, and connect with a community of other acne sufferers through online support groups.
  • Fever - February 22, 2008 10:20 AM
    Fevers can be puzzling and alarming, especially for parents whose young children have them. Though fevers can be a symptom of a more serious problem, they generally illustrate the body’s immune system at work. Over certain temperatures, depending on the person’s age, fevers can be dangerous, so use this guide to learn when to call a doctor.
  • Personal Trainers - February 20, 2008 03:00 PM
    If the mainstream media is any indicator, personal trainers are in. Beyond tabloid coverage of what trainer is behind the physique of which celebrity, immensely popular weight loss programs like “The Biggest Loser” and “Celebrity Fit Club” have provided an intimate, although slightly over-dramatized, window into the relationship between personal trainers and those they train. This guide explores that relationship by providing insight into what personal trainers are, how they work, and how they could work for you.
  • Advance Directives: Planning for the Future - February 13, 2008 08:46 PM
    The Web has many resources to help you create advance directives, which are sometimes called advance health care or medical directives, and which often include a legal statement called a living will. This guide will help you learn the differences among the directives, where to find the right forms for your state, and how to talk to your family about these difficult topics.
  • Stress: Management and Relief - February 13, 2008 04:10 PM
    Everyone experiences stress at some point in life, and that’s not necessarily a bad thing. But too much stress, or enduring it for too long, can hurt your health. The Web has many sites to help you learn what stress is, how it affects the body, how to find stress relief, how to manage stress, and what researchers are learning about it.
  • January, 2008

  • Heart Attack - January 18, 2008 10:40 AM
    About one million people experience a heart attack each year. Though heart attacks claim 400,000 lives annually,the survival rate has improved greatly due to better treatment and increased awareness of their symptoms. For a Spanish-language version of the Guide, click here.
  • Pregnancy: Information You're Expecting - January 16, 2008 12:00 PM
    Want to know exactly what to expect during a given week of your pregnancy or what foods to avoid when you're expecting? The sites below can answer the questions you have about your pregnancy from start to finish. Find out how to choose a doctor, how to stay happy and healthy during your pregnancy, even how to get your home and family baby-ready with the sites in this guide. For a Spanish-language version of the Guide, click here.
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