The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, (AHRQ), was established in 1989 as a part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. AHRQ supports research designed to improve the quality of health care, reduce its cost, and broaden access to essential services. This Web page brings practical, science-based information to medical practitioners and to consumers. This Agency has provided helpful, "Smoking Cessation Clinical Practice Guidelines".
The Alliance for Lung Cancer Advocacy, Support and Education, (ALCASE), is a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping those living with lung cancer. The ALCASE Web site brings you information about lung cancer advocacy, support and education.
The American Association for Respiratory Care (AARC) is the only professional society for respiratory therapists in hospitals and with home care companies, managers of respiratory and cardiopulmonary services, and educators who provide respiratory care training.
The American College of Chest Physicians, (ACCP) is the leading resource for the improvement in cardiopulmonary health and critical care worldwide. It mission is to promote the prevention and treatment of diseases of the chest through leadership, education, research and communication.
The American Lung Association, (ALA) national Web site provides online information on asthma and other lung diseases, tobacco control, and environmental health.
The American Thoracic Society, (ATS) founded in 1905 and serving as the medical section of the American Lung Association, is an international professional and scientific society which focuses on respiratory and critical care medicine. The Society's members help prevent and fight respiratory disease through research, education, patient care and advocacy.
The Coalition for Pulmonary Fibrosis is a national nonpartisan organization led by physicians, medical research professionals, patient advocates, and organizations impacted by pulmonary fibrosis. It serves to unify and enrich education, patient support, and research efforts for pulmonary fibrosis.
Colorado Health Net is a Colorado nonprofit corporation formed in 1995 to provide electronic access to factual and statistical information, support services, medical resources and related health care information for persons with chronic medical conditions. This Web site provides facts and statistics about chronic illnesses, outlines federal services, describes the side effects of medications, presents question and answer sessions with physicians and lists upcoming conferences and presentations.
COPD ALERT is a nonprofit, Internet-based support and advocacy group for COPD patients, caregivers, medical professionals, and all those who care.
Dailylung.com is an online medical magazine covering lung disease and health-related topics. The editors say their goal is to produce a concise, reliable and readable source of information for readers interested in lung disease such as asthma and emphysema. Current issues in pulmonary medicine and procedures such as lung transplantation are included.
Emphysema Foundation For Our Right to Survive, (EFFORTS) is a nonprofit activists/support organization formed, funded and operated by patients with emphysema, who are working for further research, more effective treatment and hopefully a cure for emphysema and related lung diseases. EFFORTS also provides a support mailing list and educational resources for its members, without charge.
The Hanover Hospital Demonstration Project spearheaded by Dr. Michael Ader of Hanover, Pennsylvania is an example of a community-based program promoting pulmonary wellness through educational programs, patient publications and an easily accessible center of excellence in pulmonary care to meet specific respiratory care needs of Hanover and the surrounding communities. The NLHEP hopes that many communities are inspired by the innovation and dedication shown by this project.
Lung Cancer Frontiers Lung Cancer Frontiers was launched in January 1996 as a newsletter dedicated to advancing knowledge about lung cancer. It's emphasis is on early identification and treatment. Dr. Tom Petty is the Editor in Chief of the Lung Cancer Frontiers newsletter which covers more information on early identification and treatment.
Since 1971, the National Emphysema Foundation, (NEF), has worked to improve the quality of life of those who have emphysema, asthma and related diseases through education, research and direct patient care. NEF works with academic institutions and public agencies worldwide to study emphysema and to heighten awareness of the disease internationally.
The National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute, (NHLBI) Web site contains medical alerts, professional and general health related information and research and training information for biomedical investigators and students interested in the cardiovascular, pulmonary and circulatory systems.
The National Jewish Medical and Research Center, founded in 1899, is a Global Leader in Lung, Allergic, and Immune Diseases". It is the only medical and research center in the United States devoted entirely to respiratory, allergic and immune system diseases, including asthma, tuberculosis, emphysema, severe allergies, AIDS, cancer and autoimmune diseases such as lupus. National Jewish is a nonprofit institution dedicated to enhancing prevention, treatment and cures through research, and to developing and providing innovative clinical programs for treating patients regardless of age, religion, race or ability to pay.
Pedipress is the nation's leading asthma publisher. Their mission is to improve asthma care by publishing clear, concise, accurate and practical books and diaries for patients and professionals.
Praxis.md is an online resource for general practitioners and other medical professionals developed by an expert team of publishers and physicians. It contains authoritative recommendations integrated with drug information and PubMed literature searching all in an easy navigable format, Praxis.MD provides authoritative, continually updated information and advice to physicians and medical staff o all aspects of pulmonary medicine. All articles are written by clinicians and researchers under the supervision of Antonio M. Gotto, Dean of the Weill Medical College of Cornell University, and the Praxis Editorial Board. Its central resource is Praxis Medicine, a database of full-text articles (the HyperReference) covering diagnosis, treatment and prevention of nearly three hundred conditions and symptom.
The Pulmonary Education and Research Foundation, (PERF) is a nonprofit group dedicated to helping those with chronic respiratory disease through education, research, and information, a monthly newsletter highlights current issues of interest for those with chronic respiratory disease. Examples include: pulmonary rehabilitation, breathing techniques, liquid oxygen, and human growth hormone. A bulletin board for questions and answers is provided.
The Surgeon General's Web page Tobacco Cessation Guidelines can be found on this Web site describing new findings about the latest drugs and counseling techniques for treating tobacco use dependence. Learn how to get help to quit smoking and to improve your chances of quitting smoking by clicking on " You Can Quit Smoking.