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A free, web-based resource of full-text documents that provide health information and support health-care decision making.
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The Schiefelbusch Institute for Life Span Studies (LSI) was created in 1990 out of the 67-year-old Kansas Bureau of Child Research. Today it is one of the largest and most highly regarded human development and disabilities research centers in the country. The LSI brings together scientists of diverse disciplines including gerontololgy, psychology, psychiatry, speech pathology, sociology, education, biology, pharmacology, physiology and medicine to study human development from its genetic origins through the final stages of life.
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The Huntington's Disease Society of America (HDSA) has a national office that produces and distributes, free of charge, publications and informational materials on Huntingon Disease (HD) and maintains a toll-free information hotline to assist physicians, patients and family members. Through 12 HDSA regions, 38 volunteer-based chapters and affiliates, 200+ support groups, they reach out across the nation to offer HD patients and their families guidance, encouragement, resource information and leadership opportunities at HDSA events, meetings and seminars (From their Website).
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This center was established by the National Human Genome Research Institute and the Office of Rare Diseases. GARD includes specific information on: what is known about a genetic or rare disease, what research studies are being conducted, what genetic testing and genetic services are available, which advoacy groups to contact for a genetic or rare disease, and what has been written recently about a genetic or rare disease in medical journals (From their Website). The Information Center provides assistance to patients and families, health professionals, and other interested parties." It receives questions by phone, e-mail, fax, or mail and will respond in English or in Spanish.
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Genetic Alliance is a coalition of genetic advocacy organizations, health professionals, and health companies. The site contains a comprehensive, searchable directory of support and advocacy organizations. It also acts as a network of "stakeholders in the genetics community" to define policy, promote research, and protect the interests of its members.
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This section of MedlinePlus has a list of about 100 genetic conditions and birth defects. For each condition listed, there are many links to reputable online resources for general disease information, current research, diagnostic testing, and support organizations.
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This is a website providing helpful information about general genetics, the genetic testing process, and ethical and legal issues related to genetic diagnosis, research participation, resources, and managing your risk. The site also has information describing a few adult-onset genetic conditions.
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This website contains information about the Human Genome Project and also provides free online educational materials.
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National Institutes on Health (NIH)
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Youth Prevalence of Cigarette Use by Race/Ethnicity

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30 day prevalence

This graph shows the 30 day prevalence of cigarette use among 8th, 10th and 12th graders (Johnston, et al.). Within this subgroup, prevalence is further divided by race/ethnicity.

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Dr. Miller, in this podcast, speaks about the relationship between alcohol and hypertension.
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Medical University of South Carolina
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