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Information and Reference

Lupus Foundation of America
With nearly 300 chapters, branches and support groups in 32 states, the Lupus Foundation of America (LFA) is the nation's leading non-profit voluntary health organization dedicated to finding the causes and cure for lupus.
View PAF's Case Manager Jacqueline Beard's Live Chat on SSI, SSD & Medicaid Issues for People with Lupus

Amputee Coalition of America
A national non-profit amputee consumer educational organization for people who have experienced amputation or are born with limb differences. The ACA includes individual amputees, professionals, family members and friends of amputees, amputation or limb loss related agencies, and organizations.

Blood & Marrow Transplant Information Network
A not-for-profit organization dedicated exclusively to serving the needs of persons facing a bone marrow, blood stem cell or umbilical cord blood transplant. BMT InfoNet provides high quality medical information in easy to understand manner so that patients can be active, knowledgeable participants in their health care planning and treatment.

Be the Match
Be the Match helps patients with leukemia, lymphoma and other diseases who need a marrow or umbilical cord transplant, and can provide support and resources before, during and after transplant. Be the Match is operated by the National Marrow Donor Program® (NMDP), a nonprofit organization that matches patients with donors, provides referrals to educated health care professionals and conducts research so more lives can be saved.

Conversations in Care
A resource center for the improvement of healthcare through better physician/patient communications. This site features a web book with chapters covering specific topics written by leading experts in the field of communications.

Drug and Medical References
The Vitamins & Nutrition Center
Provides accurate information on vitamins and nutrition, research on vitamins, and the different effects of vitamin deficiency.
Merck Publications
MT Desk
RxList: The Internet Drug Index

Medical Journals
WebMedLit
UCLA Medical Center, Division of Neurosurgery

Institutional Searchable Databases
MedWeb:Biomedical Internet Resources, Emory University
OncoLink, The University of Pennsylvania Cancer Center
Mayo Clinic Cancer Resource Center