FAMILY PRACTICE-RELATED SITES
FAMILY PRACTICE SITES
American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP)
Clinical, practice management and coding information for family physicians. News, practice pearls, and links to AAFP journals. CME record checks for members, and information for patients, residents, students and the media.
American Board of Family Medicine (ABFM)
Information on ABFP certification and recertification programs. Directory and verification of ABFP diplomates. History of family practice.
Association of Family Practice Administrators (AFPA)
Listings of professional opportunities, training programs, conferences, and special offers. Results of AFPA's clinical and residency staffing survey. Message board where users can discuss topics of interest.
Association of Family Practice Residency Directors (AFPRD)
Directory of family practice residency programs, AFPRD's recommended core educational guidelines for family practice residencies.
North American Primary Care Research Group (NAPCRG)
Access to online primary care resources and newsgroups, information on research funding.
Society of Teachers of Family Medicine (STFM)
Information pertinent to family medicine educators.
World Organisation of Family Doctors (WONCA)
Organization devoted to promoting family medicine worldwide. Access to publications covering a range of issues pertinent to family and general physicians. Information on WONCA world and regional conferences. A discussion list server for members.
OTHER GENERAL MEDICINE SITES
American Academy of Dermatology (AAD)
Educational opportunities in dermatology A discussion on ethics in medical practice. Link to the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology.
American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP)
Professional education and research programs. Information on AAP patient advocacy efforts. Sections on immunization and community pediatrics. Link to the journal Pediatrics.
American College of Nurse-Midwives
Information on research relating to birth outcomes and women's health. Midwife certification and career opportunities.
American Medical Association (AMA)
A range of clinical resources to aid physicians with practice management, coding, medicolegal and other issues. Access to AMA journals and condition-specific information centers. Daily news updates and descriptions of AMA's many programs and activities.
Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC)
News about clinical trials, policy decisions, staffing and physician improvement strategies, and other developments at medial schools nationwide. Reports on government affairs and advocacy as they pertain to the schools.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
News, fact sheets, statistics on a range of health topics. CDC's Prevention Guidelines Database includes all of the agency's guidelines and recommendations for prevention of diseases, injuries and disabilities.
Healthy People 2010
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services public health objectives.
National Center for Health Statistics
Surveys and data collection systems. State health profiles.
National Library of Medicine home page
Links to MEDLINE, MEDLINEPlus, other health information resources.
Society for Medical Decision Making (SMDM)
Core curriculum and free educational modules (under development) for members. Access to abstracts from journal Medical Decision Making. List server for members to discuss decision-making issues.
World Health Organization (WHO)
More than 100 sections on diseases, disease types, etiologies and health-related issues. News on worldwide disease outbreaks and emergencies, as well as recaps of international health conferences and public hearings. Links to WHO reports and policies.
American Cancer Society (ACS)
News on cancer research. Search function identifies local resources. Information on ACS research and funding programs. Yearly statistics on incidence of cancer dating back to 1995.
American Diabetes Association (ADA)
Diabetes-related news and research updates. Information on research funding program, outreach efforts, and professional education opportunities. Links to the journal Diabetes Care and other ADA publications.
Information on various cancers, clinical trials and literature, treatment options. Directory of support services and resources for patients.
Cervical Dysplasia Decision Analysis
A study by researchers from the University of Oklahoma (J Fam Pract 1998; 47:193-201) addressed whether patients who have mild cervical dysplasia, verified by colposcopy, should be treated immediately with cryotherapy or can be managed expectantly. The conclusions of the decision analysis are presented in the paper, and additional details about the decision tree and its parameters may be found at this Web site.
Introduction to Gynecologic Oncology
Overview of cervical, uterine, ovarian, vaginal and vulvar cancer by William M. Rich, MD.
Johns Hopkins University STD Research Group
A look at the university's research efforts relative to sexually transmitted diseases. Information and statistics on gonorrhea, chlamydia, syphilis and other STDs. Links to HIV/AIDS -related sites.
National Hemophilia Foundation
Information on bleeding disorders and hepatitis, research and grant programs, conferences and events. Resources for patients.
Hepatitis Foundation International
News, physician referral list, links to local support groups.
National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases
Scientific resources, updates on clinical studies, information on grants and contracts.
National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases
A-to-Z list of publications on health-related topics. Updates on clinical trials. studies funded by NIDDK and the National Institutes of Health. Directories of professional and voluntary organizations.
National Osteoporosis Foundation
Educational Brochure of the Month, treatment updates, resources for patients and health-care providers, advocacy opportunities.