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DES Action USA

Information for women who were prescribed DES during pregnancy and their children. Referrals and education for the public and health workers. Quarterly newsletter.
Write:
DES Action USA
PO Box 7296
Jupiter, FL 33468
Voice: 1-800-337-9288
Website: http://www.desaction.org
Verified: 2/27/2014

Center for Disease Control

Provides information for persons traveling overseas. Includes vaccinations, diseases, safe food and water, traveling with children, persons with special needs, etc.
Voice: 1-800-232-4636 (Mon.-Fri., 8am-8pm EST)
Verified: 2/27/2014

Minority Health Resource Center

Federally-funded library service that provides information and referral to sources on health problems for minorities.
Voice: 1-800-444-6472 (Mon.-Fri., 9am-5pm EST)
Website: http://www.minorityhealth.hhs.gov
Verified: 2/27/2014

American Dietetic Association

Information on diet. Referrals to dietitians. Brochures available. Sponsored by National Center for Nutrition and Diatetics.
Voice: (BILINGUAL) 1-800-877-1600 (Mon.-Fri., 8am-5pm CST)
Verified: 2/27/2014

Visiting Nurse Association of America

Referrals to local Visiting Nurse Associations.
Voice: 1-888-866-8773 (Mon.-Fri., 8:30am-5pm EST)
Website: http://www.vnaa.org
Verified: 2/27/2014

Medicare + Choice Helpline Assistant

Provides information on Medicare, Medigap and health plan options. Publications and audiotapes. Sponsored by federal government.
Voice: (BILINGUAL) 1-800-633-4227
Verified: 2/27/2014

'Su Familia' Health Helpline

Provides confidential health information to Hispanic patients and their families. Provides bilingual fact sheets for a wide variety of health topics. Sponsored by the National Alliance for Hispanic Health.
Voice: (BILINGUAL) 1-866-783-2645 (Mon.-Fri., 9am-8pm EST) or 1-800-504-7081 (pre-natal)
Website: http://www.hispanichealth.org
Verified: 2/27/2014

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Provides information on health related topics, vaccinations, traveler's health, grants, genetics, hoaxes, rumors and emergency responses.
Voice: (BILINGUAL) 1-800-232-4636
Verified: 2/27/2014

National Library of Medicine

Provides information and referrals to help callers research health questions.
Voice: 1-888-346-3656 (Mon.-Fri., 8:30am-5pm; Sat., 8:30am-2pm EST)
Website: http://www.nlm.nih.gov
Verified: 2/27/2014

Bright Focus Foundation

Provides educational information and funds research for Alzheimer's disease, glaucoma and macular degeneration.
Voice: 1-800-437-2423 (Mon.-Fri., 9am-5pm EST)
Website: http://www.ahaf.org
Verified: 2/7/2014

American Board of Medical Specialties

Will tell you if your physician is board certified.
Voice: 1-866-275-2267
Website: http://www.abms.org
Verified: 2/27/2014

National Center on Complementary and Alternative Medicine

Provides information on clinical trials and current research projects conducted on alternative medicine.
Voice: (BILINGUAL) 1-888-644-6226 (Mon.-Fri., 8:30am-5pm EST)
Website: http://nccam.nih.gov
Verified: 2/27/2014

March of Dimes

Dedicated to decreasing the incidence of birth defects, infant mortality, low birth weight and lack of prenatal care. Provides information, referrals and literature.
Voice: 1-888-663-4637
Website: http://www.marchofdimes.com
Verified: 2/27/2014

Healthy Women Resource Center

Provides information on women's health issues. Dedicated to helping women make informed decisions about their health.
Voice: 1-877-986-9472
Verified: 2/27/2014

NORD (National Organization for Rare Disorders)

Information and networking for persons with rare disorders. Literature.
Voice: 1-800-999-6673 (Mon.-Fri., 9am-5pm EST)
Website: http://www.rarediseases.org
Verified: 2/27/2014

National Women's Health Information Center

Provides information and referrals for all women's health questions, including questions on breastfeeding.
Voice: (BILINGUAL) 1-800-994-9662 (Mon.-Fri., 9am-6pm EST)
Website: http://www.womenshealth.gov
Verified: 2/27/2014

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