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  Link   Administration on Aging
Provides services to the elderly, especially to enable them to remain independent. Supports some 240 million meals for the elderly each year, including home-delivered "meals on wheels." Helps provide transportation & at-home services.
  Link   AIDS info
Offering information on HIV/AIDS treatment, prevention & research.
  Link   Alternative Medicine Foundation
Nonprofit, founded in March 1998 to provide responsible & reliable information about alternative medicine to the public & health professionals.
  Link   Alzheimer's Disease Association of Kern County
To maintain and enhance the quality of life for those impacted by Alzheimer's Disease and related disorders throughout Kern County.
  Link   American Cancer Society
Nationwide community-based voluntary health organization dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health problem by preventing cancer, saving lives, & diminishing suffering from cancer, through research, education, advocacy, & service.
  Link   American Diabetes Association
Nation's leading nonprofit health organization providing diabetes research, information & advocacy.
  Link   American Heart Association (AHA)
National voluntary health agency whose mission is: "Building healthier lives, free of cardiovascular diseases & stroke." AHA is divided physically into the National Center (Dallas, TX) & 9 affiliate offices that cover the United States & Puerto Rico.
  Link   American Stroke Association
Division of the American Heart Association devoted to information, treatment & research on strokes. The American Stroke Association's goal is to reduce stroke & risk by 25 percent by 2010.
  Link   Bakersfield AIDS Project
Committed to providing compassionate, quality services & housing for persons living with HIV/AIDS; working in collaboration with other local service providers, promoting HIV/AIDS awareness throughout Kern County.
  Link   California Department of Health Care Services (DHCS)
The DHCS finances & administers a number of individual health care service delivery programs, including the California Medical Assistance Program (Medi-Cal).
  Link   California Certified Organic Farmers (CCOF)
Provides USDA National Organic Program certification to all stages of the CA organic food chain from farms to processors, restaurants & retailers with 750+ different organic crops & products, including livestock, processed products & services.
  Link   The Calorie Restriction Society
Extensive scientific research has shown that calorie restricted diets improve health & extend lifespans of nearly every species tested. We believe it is likely that people who carefully adopt a calorie restricted diet will see similar results.
  Link   Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC)
The nation's premier public health agency, CDC's mission is "to promote health & quality of life by preventing & controlling disease, injury & disability." Info on Diseases & Conditions from ADHD & Arthritis to Tuberculosis.
  Link   Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
Administers Medicare & Medicaid programs providing health insurance for many elderly & disabled Americans. Medicaid provides health coverage for low-income persons, including children, & nursing home coverage for low-income elderly.
  Link   Children's Environmental Health Network
National multi-disciplinary organization whose mission is to protect the fetus & the child from environmental health hazards & promote a healthy environment.
  Link   The Collaborative on Health & the Environment
Network of 2,900 individual & organizational Partners in 45 countries & 48 states, working collectively to advance knowledge & effective action to address growing concerns about the links between human health & environmental factors.
  Link   Elder Care Resources - The 40-70 Rule
Many have a major communication obstacle with their elder parents that stems from continuation of the parent-child role. This web 40/70 rule site is designed to help with conversations with your senior loved ones.
  Link   Environmental Working Group
To protect the most vulnerable segments of the human population—children, babies, & infants in the womb—from health problems attributed to a wide array of toxic contaminants.
  Link   FDA web site on diabetes
U.S. Dept. of Food & Drug Admin. regulates the foods you eat & the medical products you use to treat your diabetes, including glucose meters, insulin pumps, diabetes medicines & insulin.
  Link   Food & Drug Administration (FDA)
FDA assures the safety of foods & cosmetics, & the safety & efficacy of pharmaceuticals, biological products, & medical devices -- products which represent almost 25¢ out of every dollar in U.S. consumer spending.
  Link   Gerson Institute/Cancer Curing Society
The Gerson Therapy is a powerful, natural treatment for healing & preventing chronic & degenerative diseases by activating the body's own healing mechanism through consuming organic vegetarian foods & juices, detoxification & natural supplements.
  Link   Health Care Without Harm
Mission: To transform health care worldwide, without compromising patient safety or care, so that it is ecologically sustainable & no longer a source of harm to public health & the environment.
  Link   Health Supplements Information Service
Presents facts about health supplementation in a simple, straightforward way. Aims to empower consumers with knowledge about nutrients & their crucial role for a healthy living.
  Link   Healthy Kern County
A single internet source dedicated to hosting current Kern County health information. Local health leaders have combined resources to ensure health information is readily available to the whole community.
  Link   Indian Health Service
Provides health services to 1.8 million American Indians & Alaska Natives of more than federally recognized tribes. The Indian health system includes hospitals, health centers, clinics, residential substance abuse treatment centers.
  Link   Kern County Department of Health Services
Flu Clinics, West Nile Virus, Communicable Disease Control, Children's Health, Public Health Nursing Services & Emergency Preparedness Information.
  Link   Kern Valley Healthcare District (KVHD)
provides emergency room, intensive care & long term care & other medical services in the KRV. Replacement of it's outdated facilities is a major issue, see the KRV Hospital District in COMMUNITY FORUMs.
  Link   National Council Against Health Fraud
Nonprofit, voluntary health agency that focuses its attention upon health fraud, misinformation & quackery as public health problems. Its members are health professionals, educators, researchers, attorneys, & other concerned citizens.
  Link   National Diabetes Clearinghouse
A partnership of the National Institutes of Health, the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention & more than 200 public & private organizations.
  Link   National Institute of Diabetes & Digestive & Kidney Diseases (NIDDK)
NIDDK is the Government's lead agency for diabetes research. The NIDDK operates 3 information clearinghouses for people seeking diabetes information & funds 6 Diabetes Research & Training Centers & 8 Diabetes Endocrinology Research Centers.
  Link   National Institutes of Health (NIH)
NIH is the world's premier medical research organization, supporting over 38,000 research projects nationwide in diseases including cancer, Alzheimer's, diabetes, arthritis, heart ailments & AIDS.
  Link   Pesticide Information Center
The National Pesticide Information Center provides objective, science-based information about pesticides & pesticide-related topics to enable people to make informed decisions about pesticides & their use.
  Link   Project Inform
Nonprofit, community-based organization working to end the AIDS epidemic. Mission is to INFORM people living with HIV, their caregivers, & their healthcare & service providers about the treatment & monitoring of HIV disease.
  Link   Public Library of Science (PLoS)
Nonprofit organization of scientists and physicians committed to making the world's scientific and medical literature a freely available public resource.
  Link   Shoppers' Guide to Pesticides in Produce
Environmental Working Group’s new Guide features the 12 fruits & veggies with the most & least pesticides so you'll know which ones to buy organic, & which conventionally-grown ones are OK when organic isn't available.
  Link   Sienna Wellness Institute
Dr. Holly Spohn-Gross DPM, Dr. Robert Gross, DO & James Gutzman PA-C, FNP, RN6425 Lynch Canyon Road, Mt. Mesa.
  Link   Social Security Online
Official website of the U.S. Social Security Administration.
  Link   USDA’s National Organic Program
Governs the production, handling, and labeling standards for organic agricultural products. Also accredits the certifying agents (foreign & domestic) who inspect organic production & handling operations to certify that they meet USDA standards.
  Link   U.S. Dept. of Health & Human Services (HHS)
HHS is the Federal government's principal agency for protecting the health of all Americans & providing essential human services. HHS includes more than 300 programs, covering a wide spectrum of activities.
  Link   WebMD Diabetes Health Center
Comprehensive diabetes web portal. Diabetes affects the body's ability to use blood sugar for energy. The main types include type 1 & type 2 & gestational diabetes. Diabetes symptoms may include increased thirst & urination, blurred vision & fatigue.
  Link   Women’s Voices for the Earth
National, women-centered environmental health & justice organization that works to eliminate or substantially reduce environmental toxics impacting human health & to increase women’s participation in environmental decision-making.
  Link   WrongDiagnosis.com
On-line disease & symptom research center contains information on over 8,000 different medical conditions with more being added all the time.
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