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www.cancer.org American Cancer Society (ACS) – is a nationwide, community-based voluntary health organization. Headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, the ACS has state divisions and more than 3,400 local offices.

http://ahd.com/ American Hospital Directory provides online data for over 6,000 hospitals. Search free database for hospital information nationwide; profile includes characteristics, utilization and financial information. Site billed as "Your best source for hospital information and profile data."

www.americanhospitals.com an online source for international patients searching for American hospitals and physicians, and other medical and health-related resources in the U.S.A. 

www.asco.org The American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) is the world’s leading professional organization representing physicians who treat people with cancer.

www.chemocare.com Chemocare.com is your source for chemotherapy, side effects and chemotherapy drug information.

www.clevelandclinic.org/ic Cleveland Clinic International Center - coordinates much of the Cleveland clinic's foreign business and patient contacts.

www.donatelife.net Coalition on Donation. Find out what you need to do to become an organ donor and ensure your wishes will be carried out.

www.drugs.com Drugs.com provides free, accurate and independent advice on more than 24,000 prescription drugs, over-the-counter medicines & natural products.

http://www.fiercehealthcare.com/ - FierceHealthcare "is the leading source of healthcare management news for healthcare industry executives."

www.givelife.org The Give Life Foundation has been established to increase the awareness of the chronic shortage of the U.S. blood supply and encourage the donation of blood, blood products, organs and tissues.

www.healthgrades.com  The leading independent healthcare ratings organization. Reports and ratings to guide you to better care providers - includes 750,000 physicians, 5,000 hospitals, and 16,000 nursing homes.

www.healthline.com Healthline is a medical search engine designed to produce results for patients, not doctors.  

http://www.jhintl.org/ John Hopkins international patient care, which coordinate all aspects of patient care, including travel, culture and personal needs.

www.medlineplus.gov MedlinePlus, a goldmine of good health information from the world's largest medical library, the National Library of Medicine.  

www.medscape.com Check out this excellent search engine and information resource.

http://nccam.nih.gov/ National Institutes of Health - National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine. The National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM) is the Federal Government's lead agency for scientific research on the diverse medical and health care systems, practices, and products that are not generally considered part of conventional medicine. 

http://www.nih.gov/ National Institutes of Health - US Department of Health & Human Services. The National Institutes of Health (NIH), a part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, is the nation’s medical research agency, making important medical discoveries that improve health and save lives. NIH is the largest source of funding for medical research in the world, creating hundreds of thousands of high-quality jobs by funding thousands of scientists in universities and research institutions in every state across America and around the globe.

www.philadelphiamedicine.com Philadelphia International Medicine - Ten healthcare providers in Philadelphia partnered to focus on attracting and serving international patients.

www.fda.gov U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

http://health.usnews.com/ US News & World Report/Health - Delivers recognized, authoritative information and clear, objective rankings that help readers plan for their life and ultimately, make the most of it.

http://www.who.int/en/ World Health Organization (WHO) is the directing and coordinating authority for health within the United Nations system. It is responsible for providing leadership on global health matters, shaping the health research agenda, setting norms and standards, articulating evidence-based policy options, providing technical support to countries and monitoring and assessing health trends.

 

http://www.packworld.com/trends-and-issues/regulatory/web-based-guide-reading-fdas-nutrition-facts-label The nutrition facts label is found on packaged foods and beverages, and can serve as a daily guide for comparing foods and making healthy choices.