Selected websites for patient education and research of their medical condition.
We encourage all our patients to do research and bring questions to discuss and review during our visit. These are a few of the sites available with information regarding your medical condition.
The Institute plans, conducts, fosters, and supports an integrated and coordinated program of basic research, clinical investigations and trials, observational studies and demonstration and education projects. Research is related to the causes, prevention, diagnosis and treatment of heart, blood vessel, lung and blood diseases, and sleep disorders.
The mission of the American Lung Association® is to prevent lung disease and promote lung health. Originally founded in 1904 to fight tuberculosis, the American Lung Association® today fights lung disease in all its forms with special emphasis on asthma, tobacco control and environmental health.
The College is a leading resource for the improvement in cardiopulmonary health and critical care worldwide. This is primarily a website for physicians; however, the “External Resources” section provides links that patients may find useful.
The AAAAI is a professional medical specialty organization representing allergists, clinical immunologists, allied health professionals, and others with a special interest in treating and researching diseases such as allergic rhinitis, asthma, atopic dermatitis/eczema and anaphylaxis. This website provides many resources for patients and for healthcare professionals.
The American Thoracic Society (ATS) is a non-profit, international, professional and scientific society for respiratory and critical care medicine. ATS is committed to the prevention and treatment of respiratory disease through research education, patient care and advocacy.
The mission of the Pulmonary Hypertension Association is to seek a cure for pulmonary hypertension and provide hope for the pulmonary hypertension community through support, education, advocacy and awareness.
Sleep Medicine, “Somnology”
American Academy of Sleep Medicine
Established in 1975 as the Association of Sleep Disorders Centers, the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM) is the only professional society dedicated exclusively to the medical subspecialty of sleep medicine.
Critical Care Medicine
The Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM) is a large multi-professional organization dedicated to ensuring excellence and consistency in the practice of critical care. The website offers many resources for professionals as well as for patients and families. The “Patient-Family Resources” section offers answers to frequently asked questions, ICU Issues and Answers Brochures, descriptions of critical care team members, and a glossary of critical care words.
The World Health Organization is the United Nations specialized agency for health. WHO’s objective is the attainment by all peoples of the highest possible level of health. The website provides information on a wide range of topics, many publications and research tools.
Excellent resource to look for articles on multiple topics in general medicine.