Health and Wellness

ADD/ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder):

CHADD (http://www.chadd.org)  is an informative site with resources and information for children and adults who are struggling with ADD/ADHD. It details symptoms and the diagnosis process, parenting and treatment strategies, and current issues surrounding the disorder.

Aging:

AARP Arkansas (http://www.aarp.org/states/ar/)

Reynolds Institute on Aging ( http://aging.uams.edu) With the largest generation of Americans ever entering the latter stages of life and people living longer than ever before, it’s crucial to ensure that state-of-the-art technology, research and patient care is readily available to the citizens of Arkansas. Welcome to the UAMS Donald W. Reynolds Institute on Aging, where the needs of an aging generation are met with the highest standards of service, research and care currently available.

Alzheimers

Alzheimers.org (http://www.alzheimers.org) is a site filled with current research on Alzheimer’s disease: including recent publications, a calendar of events and a free informational referral service.

Cancer:

UAMS Family Home (http://guesthouse.uams.edu/) is a private, non-profit facility at 4300 West Markham Street. It is owned by the board of Parents and Friends of Children and Adults, Inc. and their mission is “to operate a facility that will provide affordable lodging in a home-like setting for cancer patients and parents of premature infants being cared for at the UAMS Medical Center and to provide a cancer support center where education, fellowship and nurturing can take place in a supportive atmosphere.”

Arkansas Prostate Cancer (http://www.arprostatecancer.org/)  was formed by six prostate cancer survivors and a strong medical advisory board in February 2000, the Arkansas Prostate Cancer Foundation has been established to raise the awareness of the high risk of prostate cancer.

Foundation for Women’s Cancer (http://www.foundationforwomenscancer.org/) is a site designed to increase awareness and education, support expanded research and training, and provide knowledge and hope for women diagnosed with cancers specific to them.

Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation (http://www.komen.org) is been a global leader in the fight against breast cancer through its support of innovative research and community-based outreach programs.

Lotsahelpinghands (http://www.lotsahelpinghands.com/) A site that assists you in creating a free of charge, private, web-based community to organize family, friends, neighbors, and colleagues – a family’s ‘circles of community’ — during times of need. Easily coordinate activities and manage volunteers with our intuitive group calendar. Communicate and share information using announcements, messages boards, and photos.

UAMS Myeloma Institute (http://myeloma.uams.edu/) treats Multiple Myeloma patients from all over the world, and has one of the most active bone marrow transplantation centers for patients with numerous forms of cancer.

Eating Disorders:

Eating Disorders Awareness and Prevention (http://www.edap.org) is the nation’s largest non-profit organization devoted to the awareness and prevention of eating disorders. This website provides information on anorexia, bulimia, and compulsive overeating. Definitions, symptoms, medical/physical complications, information on how to get help, are all featured on this site.

Caring On-line (http://www.caringonline.com) provides all the information you need related to the topic of eating disorders. The site has over 100 links to news, resources, and books on eating disorders. The site includes a list of treatment centers, online support services and information regarding different treatment approaches to eating disorders.

Overeaters Anonymous (http://www.overeatersanonymous.org) is the official Overeaters Anonymous site. It details the 12-step method, lists meeting locations nationwide and provides information on compulsive overeating.

General Health:

UAMS Health (http://www.uamshealth.com/) UAMS, the home of Arkansas’ only academic medical center, with clinics covering every medical specialty and a staff of more than 1,100 doctors, is committed to improving the health of Arkansans. Located in Little Rock, Arkansas, the newly expanded hospital and outpatient clinics include centers of excellence for medical research and treatment of cancer, eye, spine, aging, myeloma and psychiatric conditions. Our research and educational programs inspire new knowledge that results in better diagnosis and more advanced patient care.

Medline Plus (http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/healthywebsurfing) Helps you know what to look for when evaluating the quality of health information on web sites.

Medline Plus Medical Information (http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/) is a service from the National Library of Medicine.

UAMS Library Guides for Health Information (http://www.library.uams.edu/resources/public.aspx) provides health information for the public.

AARP (htmlhttp://www.aarp.org/health) provides health information for individuals 55 and older.

Family History Portrait (https://familyhistory.hhs.gov/) This web site allows you to create a personalized family health history report from any computer with an Internet connection and an up-to-date Web browser

HIV/Aids:

National Minority AIDS Council (http://www.nmac.org/home) Established in 1987, the National Minority AIDS Council (NMAC) is the premiere national organization dedicated to developing leadership within communities of color to address the challenges of HIV/AIDS.

The Body (http://www.thebody.com) The Body’s mission is to: Use the Web to lower barriers between patients and clinicians. Demystify HIV/AIDS and its treatment. Improve patients’ quality of life. Foster community through human connection.

Learning Disabilities:

Mental and Behavioral Health:

Psychiatric Research Institute ( http://www.psychiatry.uams.edu)  The new Psychiatric Research Institute (PRI) at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) is one of the most innovative psychiatric treatment and research facilities in the nation offering outpatient and inpatient services for children, adolescents, adults and adults with needs for geriatric psych care.

Family Service Agency (http://www.helpingfamilies.org) focuses on this mission by working to improve the economic health of families, reducing the incidence of domestic violence, providing for the needs of violent crime victims and victims of sexual assault. They also treat substance abuse problems, help families resolve conflict and work with families to help their children become successful in their school environment.

Youth Home (http://www.youthhome.org) The mission of Youth Home is to help emotionally troubled adolescents and families become healthier contributing members of the community.

Centers for Youth and Families (http://www.youthandfamilies.org) concentrates on providing help for emotionally and behaviorally disturbed youth and providing prevention services to at-risk youth.

American Association of Suicidology (http://www.suicidology.org) lists local crisis centers and resources for the assessment, prediction and prevention of suicide. It also includes resources and support groups for the survivors of suicide.

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (http://www.afsp.org/) has been at the forefront of a wide range of suicide prevention initiatives, each designed to reduce loss of life from suicide. We are investing in groundbreaking research, new educational campaigns, innovative demonstration projects and critical policy work. And we are expanding our assistance to people whose lives have been affected by suicide, reaching out to offer support and offering opportunities to become involved in prevention.

Robert Elliott Foundation (http://www.robertelliottfdn.com/) The purpose of this foundation is to educate and be a resource for those in need of help. Whether it be you personally, a family member, a friend or an acquaintance, we are here to help. If you or someone you know is suffering from depression or contemplating suicide, please seek immediate help. 800-592-9503 or
800.273.TALK

Minority Health:

CDC Office of Minority Health (http://www.cdc.gov/omhd/default.htm)  Promote health and quality of life by preventing and controlling the disproportionate burden of disease, injury and disability among racial and ethnic minority populations.

Arkansas Minority Health Commission (http://www.arminorityhealth.com/index.php) The Mission of The Arkansas Minority Health Commission is to assure all minority Arkansans access to health care that is equal to the care provided to other citizens of the state and to seek ways to provide education, address, treat, and prevent diseases and conditions that are prevalent among minority populations.

Parkinson’s Disease:

Parkinson’s Foundation (http://www.parkinson.org) The mission of the Parkinson’s Foundation is to find the cause of and the cure for Parkinson disease through research, to improve the quality of life for persons with Parkinson and their caregivers, and to educate persons with Parkinson, their caregivers, healthcare professionals, and the general public about Parkinson disease and its treatment.