Northern Arizona Healthcare strives to be a community information resource for all your healthcare needs. If you have questions or concerns about a specific illness or diagnosis, or would like to read about wellness information in general, the following are some Web sites you might find useful. Please consult your physician before employing any healthcare advice or recommendations you find on the Internet. Once you leave the Northern Arizona Healthcare site to view any of the links on this page, Northern Arizona Healthcare is not liable for any content. The following is a list of Internet Health Information Sites:
www.asbs.org - The purpose of the society is to advance the art and science of bariatric surgery by continued encouragement of its members to:
Pursue investigations in both the clinic and the laboratory.
Interchange ideas, information and experience pertaining to bariatric surgery.
Promote guidelines for ethical patient selection and care.
Develop educational programs for physicians, paramedical persons and lay people.
Promote outcome studies and quality assurance
The American Society for Bariatric Surgery (ASBS) is the largest society for this specialty in the world.
www.obesityhelp.com - Founded in 1998, ObesityHelp.com is dedicated to the education, empowerment and support all individuals affected by obesity, along with all others (friends, employers, physicians, etc.) concerned. We focus on common people afflicted with this common problem. Though technically a corporation, our focus is explicitly peer-to-peer oriented and non-commercial in nature. We aspire to defeat ignorance, isolation and discrimination against the clinical disease of obesity.
www.eatright.org - With nearly 70,000 members, the American Dietetic Association is the nation's largest organization of food and nutrition professionals. ADA serves the public by promoting optimal nutrition, health and well-being.
www.obesity.org - The American Obesity Association is the only obesity organization focused on changing public policy and perceptions about obesity. In only a few years we have become an authoritative source for policy makers, media, professionals and patients on the obesity epidemic. In this period of time we have established an impressive record of changing federal policy: having the Social Security Administration and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) recognize obesity as a disease, providing evidence to the IRS to make the costs of obesity treatment eligible for the medical deduction, and having Medicare change its policy language on obesity as a disease.
www.nal.usda.gov/fnic - The Food and Nutrition Information Center (FNIC) at the National Agricultural Library (NAL) has been a leader in food and human nutrition information dissemination since 1971. FNIC's Web site provides a directory to credible, accurate and practical resources for consumers, nutrition and health professionals, educators and government personnel. Visitors can find printable-format educational materials, government reports, research papers and more.
www.acsm.org - American College of Sports Medicine - MISSION STATEMENT: ACSM advances and integrates scientific research to provide educational and practical applications of exercise science and sports medicine.
www.acefitness.org - The American Council on Exercise is the largest nonprofit fitness certification and education provider in the world. Widely recognized as "America's Authority on Fitness," ACE continually sets standards and protects the public against unqualified fitness professionals and unsafe or ineffective fitness products, programs and trends. – less – More from ZoomInfo »