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- AARP Health and Conditions:
Information on drug interactions, side effects and more.
- Acronym List for Workers Compensation:
This site provides a definition of some of the most common acronyms associated with workers compensation cases
- Aetna InteliHealth:
A look at diseases, conditions and focusing on a healthy lifestyle with content commentaries and news from the Harvard Medical School.
- Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality:
A comprehensive look at healthcare research and quality from the U.S. Dept of Health and Human Services.
- Allrefere Health:
Extensive information on over 4,000 medical topics plus extensive information on more than 1600 diseases, conditions, illnesses, and disorders.
- Alternative Medicine - Ask Dr. Weil:
Official website of health advisor, Dr. Weil with a focus on healthy lifestyles and healthy aging.
- Alzheimer's Association:
National site for the Alzheimer's organization.
- American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery:
Comprehensive information for patients and surgeons.
- American Brain Tumors Association's Primer of Brain Tumors:
A patient's reference manual from Massachusetts General Hospital and The Harvard Medical School.
- American Cancer Society:
Comprehensive source for information and resources on all types of cancer.
- American Cancer Society:
Information and Resources for Cancer. Focuses on breast, colon, prostate, lung and other forms of cancer.
- American College of Rheumatology:
A focus on rheumatology education, treatment and research.
- American Council of the Blind:
This site provides general information about the American Council of the Blind, including recent issues of their monthly publication, The Braille Forum.
- American Diabetes Association:
Association dedicated to this disease. Focuses on living with diabetes, latest news and research developments and is designed for both individuals and their families living with the disease and professionals.
- American Diabetes Association:
All about diabetes including care, treatment, research and living with the disease.
- American Foundation for the Blind:
Foundation focuses on learning to live with vision loss for people of all ages and their families.
- American Health Care Association:
Association which advocates for quality care and services for the frail, elderly and disabled. Our members provide essential care to one million individuals in 11,000 nursing homes, assisted living facilities, and other long term care facilities across the country.
- American Heart Association:
Official website for The American Heart Association.
- American Lung Association:
Comprehensive source of information on lung disease. Committed to saving lives by improving lung health and preventing lung disease through Eeducation, advocacy and research.
- American Medical Association:
Official website of the American Medical Association including information on news and events.
- American Pain Society:
The American Pain Society is a multidisciplinary community that brings together a diverse group of scientists, clinicians and other professionals to increase the knowledge of pain and transform public policy and clinical practice to reduce pain-related suffering.
- American Postal Workers Union )APWU):
Website addresses issues affection union postal workers and is a comprehensive source of information including issues on worker health and safety.
- American Psychiatric Association:
Official website of the American Psychiatric Association which focuses on the latest in mental health research.
- American Psychological Association:
Official website of the American Psychological Association which addresses over forty topics from aging and emotional health to trauma and workplace issues.
- American Red Cross:
Provides domestic disaster relief; offers community services to help the needy; support and comfort for military members and their families; the collection, processing and distribution of lifesaving blood and blood products; educational programs that promote health and safety; and international relief and development programs.
- American Society of Hypertension, Inc.:
Professional organization of scientific investigators and health care professionals committed to eliminating hypertension and its consequences. The mission of the American Society of Hypertension, Inc. (ASH) is to promote strategies to prevent hypertension and to improve the care of patients with hypertension and associated disorders.
- American Speech, Language and Hearing Association:
Information for the public, audiologists and speech/language therapists.
- American Spinal Injury Association:
Association that focuses on all aspects of health care for individuals with spinal cord injuries and their families.
Its goal is to prevent injury, improve care, increase availability of services and maximize the injured individual's potential for full participation in all areas of his/her life.
- American Stroke Association:
Association committed to this disease - looks at stroke warning signs, how to live with the disease, news and developments and is designed to meet the needs of both individuals and their famiies living with the disease and professionals.
- America's Doctor:
An online doctor focuses on affordable healthcare, discount medicine, antiobiotics, news and other health related matters.
- Aplastic Anemia & MDS International Foundation, Inc.:
Fighting bone marrow failure diseases through patient support and research since 1983.
- Archville Fire Department:
Official website of the Archville Fire Department located in Scarborough, New York. Provides news, safety and fire prevention tips to members of the community.
- Ardsley Fire Department:
Official website of the fire department of Ardsley, New York including news, information and safety/fire prevention tips for the community.
- Armonk Fire Department:
Official website of the Armonk Fire Department located in Westchester County, New York. Includes news, information, safety and fire prevention tips for the community.
- Arthritis Foundation:
Foundation dedicated to helping individuals and their families who suffer from symptoms of arthritis. Website includes information treatments, prevention tips and pain relief advice as well as a look at the different types of the disease.
- Arthritis Foundation:
A look at arthritis symptoms, treatments, prevention tips and pain relief advice
- Association of Cancer Online Resources:
A free online lifeline for anyone affected by cancer and related disorders. Designed to provide timely and accurate information in a supportive environment.
- Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America:
Comprehensive look at asthma and other allergies. Focus on symptoms, prevention and treatment.
- Banksville Fire Department:
Official website of the Banksville Fire Department located in Westchester County, New York. Includes news and safety/fire prevention tips for the community.
- Breast Cancer Connections:
A community resource providing information and support.
- Cancer Care - Professional Support for People Affected by Cancer:
A national nonprofit organization that provides free, professional support services for anyone affected by cancer.
- Cancer News on the Net:
Cancer News on the Net® is dedicated to bringing patients and their families the latest news and information on cancer diagnosis, treatment and prevention.
- Cancer Resources from OncoLink - Treatment, Resources, Coping, Clinical Trials and Prevention:
Cancer resource from the Abramson Cancer Center of the University of Pennsylvania.
Information and resource site for both the general public and physicians.
- CBS Healthwatch:
Breaking health and fitness news stories from CBS Health and video from CBS News.
- CDC - National Prevention Information Network:
A look at HIV, viral hepatitis,STD and tuberculosis.
- CHADD, Children and Adults with Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder:
A membership organization founded in 1987 in response to the frustration and sense of isolation experienced by parents and their children with AD/HD.
- Checklists for Lowering Your Cholesterol from The American Heart Association:
Identifies steps you can take to lower your health cholesterol.
- Chronic Fatigue and Immune Dysfunction Syndrome Association of America: Association focused on making Chronic Fatigue and Immune Dysfunction Syndrome widely understood, diagnosable, curable and preventable.
- CMS/MSP Requires Deceased Beneficiary Information:
CMS has announced that workers' compensation information concerning deceased beneficiaries must be reported by insurance carriers.
- Community Guide of Support Services in Ulster and Hudson Valley, NY:
A source for support services, resources, health and human support services in Ulster County and the Hudson Valley New York areas.
- Crash Survivors Network:
Non-profit organization dedicated to helping families who have experienced loss due to a motor vehicle crash.
- Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of America:
A non-profit, volunteer-driven organization dedicated to finding the cure for Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis.
- Croton Falls Fire Department:
Official website of the Croton Falls Fire Department, located in Westchester County, NY, which provides fire protection, fire prevention, rescue, and emergency medical services, to the residents, businesses, and visitors of their fire district.
- CVS Health Resources:
CVS/Pharmacy brings you health resources online. It includes a comprehensive medical library, focuses on personal health and healthy living, and contains information on drugs. Of course, it will also lead you to their pharmacy and stores.
- Cystic Fibrosis Foundation:
A nonprofit donor-supported organization created to assure the development of the means to cure and control cystic fibrosis and to improve the quality of life for those with the disease.
- Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance:
Organization formed to improve the lives of people living with mood disorders A look at changes in mood, depression and bipolar disorder which are both highly treatable, medical illnesses. Focus on the signs and symptoms and how to help yourself and loved ones living with this disease.
- Disability Scholarships:
A great number of scholarships exist for people with disabilities. This site explores many of them ranging from financial aid for students with learning disabilities to scholarships for disabled veterans to grants for students with vision loss, hearing loss, and mobility impairments, among others.
Search sponsored goods and services on healthy eating, weight loss, diets, diet pills and more.
- Doctor's Guide to the Internet:
Latest news in medical resources and new drugs.
- Dr. Ivan's Depression Central:
This site is the internet's central clearinghouse for information on all types of depressive disorders and on the most effective treatments for individuals suffering from Major Depression, Manic-Depression (Bipolar Disorder), Cyclothymia, Dysthymia and other mood disorders.
- Drug Guide - An Online Drug Dictionary and Information:
An online resource which addresses different drugs as well as diseases and conditions.
A look at cerebral palsy and treatments.
- E-hand.com - The Electronic Textbook of Hand Surgery:
Explanations of common hand problems with diagrams.
- Elmsford Fire Department/EMS:
News, information and safety tips from the Fire Department/EMS in Elmsford, New York which is located in Westchester County.
- Epilepsy Foundation:
Trusted, reliable information for people with epilepsy and their caregivers.
- Fairview Fire Department - Greenburgh, New York:
Public notices, official news and fire safety information from the fire department in Greenburgh, New York which is located in Westchester County.
- Family Doctor.org - Health Information for the Entire Family:
A comprehensive health guide for the entire family.
- Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue:
Treatments, symptoms and diagnosis
- Foundation for Spinal Cord Injury Prevention, Care and Cure:
A non-profit educational group dedicated to the prevention, care and cure of spinal cord injuries through public awareness, education and funding research.
- Fractures and Broken Bones:
A comprehensive source of information about the signs, symptoms, and first-aid procedures for treating fractures and broken bones. Includes links to sites that provide more detailed information on specific bone injuries.
- Goldens Bridge Fire Department:
Official website of the Golden's Bridge Fire Department which is located in Westchester County, NY. Includes news and fire and safety tips for members of its community.
- Gray's Anatomy:
A look at the anatomy of the human body.
- Greater NY Hospital Association:
An association of over 300 hospitals in the New York area and vicinity - Focuses on providing information and direction on health-related matters and hospitalization.
- Hawthorne Fire Department:
Official website of the Hawthorne Fire Department which is located in Westchester County, New York. Includes news an fire and safety tips for the community.
- Healing Well:
Community, information and resources on diseases, disorders and chronic illnesses.
- HealingWell.com on Diseases, Disorders and Chronic Illness:
An arthritis resource center.
- Health & Medical Information: Health and Medical Directory, Online Pharmacy Since 1955, Cheap Prescription Drugs:
A site which provides an online health and medical directory along with an online pharmacy in existence for over fifty years and a source for obtaining presription drugs inexpensively.
- Health Answers Education:
A focus on clinical medicine for medical sales professionals.
- Health Central:
Comprehensive health center including an opportunity to "ask the experts."
- Health Conditions -- Information Provided from AARP:
A look at health conditions as well as insurance, medicare and prescription drugs.
- Health Finder:
A source of reliable health information provided by the United States Department of Health and Human Services.
- Health Grades -- Guiding America to Better Health Care:
A leading independent healthcare ratings association. Includes reports and ratings to guide you to better care providers including physicians, hospitals and nursing homes.
- Health Helper:
Site specializing in brain injury, concussion, chronic pain, performing arts, post traumatic stress disorder, sports, trauma.
- Health Hippo:
Health Hippo is a collection of policy and regulatory materials related to health care, with some graphics sprinkled in. It would be wise to confirm anything you intend to rely on with a hardcopy of the reference.
Health Search Engine - comprehensive source providing medical information on illnesses and diseases with a look at symptoms, drugs, treatment and other pertinent information.
A Worldwide Resource for Healthcare Consumers and Professionals Providing links to health Services and Products, Alternative Health, Education, Dental and Medical Resources, Hospitals, Employment, Healthcare Publications, Mental Health and Much More!
- HealthlinkUSA - The Healthy Way To Search Today's Best Sites:
Excellent Health Information concerning treatment, cures, prevention, diagnosis, risk factor, research, support groups, email lists, personal stories and more. Includes up-to-date information in an area marked "today's news."
- Healthopedia --:
A medical and health consumer information resource containing comprehensive and unbiased information in patient-friendly language from trusted sources on over 1,500 health topics, 70 focussed health centers, and more than 11,000 drugs and medications.
Consumer Health news, information and resources on a wide variety of medical conditions.
- Healthy Women.Org:
National Women's Health Resource Center
- Hearing Aids - How to Choose the Right One:
A look at hearing aid options and what to look for when buying a hearing aid.
- Heart Attack Symptoms and Warning Signs:
Tips and information to familiarize individuals with the warning signs of a heart attack and what heart related chest pain feels like so that these symptoms are not ignored.
- Heart Health - Heart Conditions and Heart Healthy Tips:
A comprehensive look at heart health including provided as a service from NBC and IVillage.
- Hepatitis B Foundation:
Foundation for Hepatitis B which focuses on news, living with the disease, treatment, support and education.
- Hereditary Hemorrhagictelangiectasia:
International Foundation for HHT
- Houselogic - Brought to You By The National Association of Realtors:
Helps homeowners better guard against liability claims by understanding what’s covered by umbrella insurance and, equally important, what isn’t.
- Human Anatomy Online:
An in-depth look at the human anatomy.
- Huntington's Disease Society of America:
Information about the disease with a focus on research, living with it and how you can help.
- Injured Workers Bar Association:
The website and resource for the New York State wide injured workers' bar - the leading entity of injured workers representatives/attorneys.
- Injured Workers of New York:
A statewide, support and advocacy group for injured workers trying to navigate New York State's workers' compensation system.
- Injured Workers of New York:
Statewide support and advocacy group for injured workers.
- Institute for Work and Health:
Conducts and shares research to individuals that protects and improves the health of working people and is valued by policy-makers, workers and workplaces, clinicians, and health & safety professionals.
- Interfacet - Workplace Training that Sticks:
Interfacet is a training company that focuses on contemporary workplace issues including, but not limited to: workplace violence, harassment protection, cultural diversity, religion at the workplace, disability at the workplace, communication skills, conflict resolution. Their training programs and products are designed to help organizations avoid costly litigation associated with these and other issues.
- Internet Mental Health:
A free encyclopedia of mental health information created by a Canadian psychiatrist, Dr. Phillip Long.
- Internet Mental Health:
A look at mental illnesses
- Irritable Bowel Syndrome Resource Center:
Focus on irritable bowel syndrome from healingwell.com. Includes articles and information on living with the condition plus forums providing opportunities to chat with others dealing with this situation.
A women's community focusing on health, beauty, pregnancy and entertainment
- Jama and Archives:
Journals of the American Medical Association offers their articles for perusal online.
- John Burton's Jr.'s Workers' Compensation Website:
This site provides workers compensation information on: benefits, costs, insurance, work-related injuries and work-related rights
- Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation International:
Dedicated to finding a cure for juvenile diabetes.
- Katonah Fire Department:
Official website of the Katonah Fire Department which is located in Westchester County, New York. Includes news and fire and safety prevention tips for members of its community.
- Kids Health:
A focus on children's health with sections for parents, kids and teens.
- Kids Health:
KidsHealth provides information about health, behavior, and development from before birth through the teen years. The site includes separate areas for parents, kids and teens.
- Leagle - Popularizing the Law, Search Millions of Pages of Law with a Single Query:
Laws, Life and Legal Measures - A comprehensive source of court cases and legal information
- Lung Symptoms:
A comprehensive look at various lung symptoms including diagnosis and treatment.
- Mamaroneck Fire Department:
Official website of the Mamaroneck Fire Department located in Westchester County, New York. Includes news and fire and safety prevention tips for the community.
- Mayo Clinic:
More than 3,300 physicians, scientists and researchers from Mayo Clinic share their expertise to empower you to manage your health.
Mayo Clinic medical information and tools for healthy living.
- MdLinx - Medical News and Information:
Medical News and Information - Medical Journals, Medical Research News, Continuing Medical Education
- MDLinx - Medical News and Information:
Medical news reviewed by nurses and doctors.
- Med Explorer:
An online pharmacy.
- Medical Matrix - Ranked, Peer Viewed, Annotated, Updated Clinical Medicine Resources: Links to many medical resources that have been peer approved and rated by a team of physicians and medical librarians.
- Medical News Today:
An up-to-date source of medical news including over 150,000 news articles on a variety of medical issues. Updated hourly.
- Medical World Search:
Health and Medical News
- Medicine Net:
Health and Living: Nutrition, Diet, Fitness, Recipes, Weight Loss, Prevention, and more for healthy living
- MedicineNet - We Bring Doctors' Knowledge To You:
Comprehensive review of health and medical information including what's new in the field
Medical dictionary, medical abbreviations and other medical news.
- MediLexicon: Medical Dictionary, Medical Abbreviations and other Search Engines. MediLexicon contains searches, information, news and resources for the medical, pharmaceutical and healthcare professional.
- MedLIne Plus - Trusted Health Information For You:
A service of the U.S. National Library of Medicine and the National Institutes of Health
- Medline Plus - Trusted Health Information For You:
Medical informationa news provided as a service from the U.S. National Library of Medicine and The National Institutes of Health.
- Medline Plus -- Trusted Health Information For You:
This service from the National Library of Medicine and The National Institutes of Health contains information on over 800 health topics as well as current health news and other health related topics including drugs and supplements, a medical encyclopedia and dictionary, resources, and directories in over 40 languages.
Free CME, Medical News, Full-Text Journal Articles and more health news
- MSA Bulletin - Medicare Setaside Information from Attorney John J. Campbell:
John J. Campbell, a practicing Elder Law Attorney has amassed extensive information about Medicare Secondary Payer Statute and Medicare Set Aside Arrangements as they apply to workers compensation and other areas. A great resource
- My Optum Health:
A web site designed to help you optimize your health and well being; addresses health issues for women, men, young adults and children.
The latest news in heart disease.
- National Alliance of Mental Illness:
Information, support and opportunities to "take action"
- National Alliance on Mental Illness - Mental Health Support, Education and Advocacy:
This national association provides easy-to-understand information about mental illnesses, mental health care, diagnosis, treatment and recovery as well as programs and services for people whose lives have been affected by serious mental illness and connects individuals with support groups including online discussion groups.
- National Association for the Visually Handicapped:
The mission of this association is to help the "hard of seeing™" worldwide cope with the psychological effects of visual impairment and to provide low vision services, visual aids and training to anyone in need of these services. Learn more about the association and what they provide by visiting this site.
- National Association of Federal Injured Workers:
A source of information provided mainly by US Dept of Labor and/or Offices of Workers' Compensation Programs claimants.
- National Breast Cancer Coalition Fund:
Grassroots advocacy in action. See what they are doing.
- National Cancer Institute:
U.S. National Institutes of Health in depth look at cancer.
- National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion: Diabetes public health resource.
- National Down Syndrome Society:
The mission of this society is to be the national advocate for the value, acceptance, inclusion of people with Down Syndrome.
- National Health Law Program:
A national public interest law firm that seeks to improve health care for America's working and unemployed poor, minorities, the elderly and people with disabilities.
- National Health Law Program:
Securing health rights for those in need.
- National Hemophelia Foundation:
Foundation dedicated to finding better treatments and cures for bleeding and clotting disorders and to preventing the complications of these disorders through education, advocacy and research.
- National Institue of Neurological Disorders and Stroke:
Institute conducts and supports research on brain and nervous system disorders. It's focus is to seek better understanding of these conditions to help with diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of neurological disorders.
- National Institue on Deafness and other Communication Disorders:
Institute dedicated to improving the lives of those who are living with all types of communication disorders. One of its major goals is to acquire new knowledge to help prevent, detect, diagnose, and treat these diseases and disabilities.
- National Institues of Health:
The Nation's Medical Research Agency covering consumer health topics from A-Z.
- National Institute of Mental Health:
Proviedes the most up-to-date research and information to help understand and treat mental illness.
- National Institute of Mental Health:
Organization whose goal is to transform the understanding and treatment of mental illness through research. Site includes breaking news as well as health topics.
- National Institute of Mental Health - Bipolar Disorder:
A compelte look at bipolar disorder from the National Institute of Mental Health.
- National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke:
Health information and funding from the National Institute of Health.
- National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke:
Information regarding reducing the burden of neurological disease
- National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders:
Improving the lives of people who have communication disorders.
- National Institutes of Health - The Nation's Medical Research Agency:
Health information, clinical trials, news and research
- National Kidney Foundation:
A major voluntary nonprofit health organization, dedicated to preventing kidney and urinary tract diseases and improving the health and well-being of individuals and families affected by this disease. The organization also looks to increase the availability of all organs for transplantation.
- National Library of Medicine:
Current health news
- National Library of Medicine -- National Institutes of Health:
Extensive medical library.
- National Multiple Sclerosis Society:
Society, with state chapters, designed to address the challenges for individuals and their families living with this disease. It funds cutting-edge research, drives change through advocacy, facilitates professional education, and provides programs and services that help people with MS and their families move their lives forward.
- National Organization for Injured Workers:
A website dedicated to the injured worker. It includes:
- Message forums
- News stories
- Web links
- Up-to-date press information
- Activities and groups
- National Spinal Cord Injury Association:
An organization dedicated to maximizing the quality of life and opportunities for people with spinal cord injuries and diseases.
- National Stroke Association:
Familiarize the symptoms of a stroke as explained by this national association - knowing what to do in a crisis can save your life.
- National Volunteer Fire Council - The Voice of the Volunteer Fire and Emergency Services:
A non-profit membership association representing the interests of the volunteer fire, EMS and rescue services. The NVFC serves as the information source regarding legislation,standards and regulatory issues and is a source of information for those involved with the volunteer fire and emergency services.
- Neck Pain:
A look at symptoms, causes and treatment of neck pain and injuries from The Laser Spine Institute.
- Needy Meds -- Find Help With the Cost of Medicine:
A non-profit organization dedicated to helping people who can't afford their own medications.
- NeedyMeds - Find Help with the Cost of Medicine:
Information on low-cost medicines
- New England Journal of Medicine:
Up-to-date articles including the latest in health reform and influenza breakouts.
- New Rochelle Fire Department:
News, information and safety tips from the fire department in New Rochelle, New York which is located in Westchester County, NY.
- New York Committee for Occupational Safety and Health:
News and information about on-the-job safety and health
- New York Workers' Compensation Lawsuits:
Ezine articles on various topics involving New York City's no-fault worker's compensation program which provides financial protection to workers who get hurt on the job and also, provides them appropriate medical attention.
- Paralyzed Veteran's of America:
Non-profit organization dedicated to veteran's and their rights.
- PDR Health - Physicians' Desktop Reference:
From the publishers of the Physicians' Desk Reference, a leading drug resource for over 60 years
A look at the causes, symptoms, signs and treatment for pneumonia.
- Port Chester Fire Department:
Official website of the Fire Department located in Port Chester, NY. Provides news and safety tips for the community.
- ProHealth Wellness Portal:
Discover Better Healthy by perusing this site to research and find treatment information, support commmunities, solutions and more on a wide variety of conditions and diseases. Includes over 33,000 medical articles and abstracts.
- Quack Watch - Your Guide to Quackery, Health Fraud and Intelligent Decisions:
Guide to health fraud from Dr. Stephen Barrett
- Repetitive Strain Injury:
A look at causes of repetive strain injury, also known as repetitive stress injury.
- Retroactive ATF Deposits Are Legal:
A motion had been filed with the Appellate Court, a couple of weeks ago, on a case in which a Board panel, with one dissent, had determined that mandatory payments to the Aggregate Trust Fund (ATF) can be retroactively applied. That motion had been withdrawn at the request of all parties because the Board had scheduled a similar case for Full Board Review. At the Full Board Meeting Tuesday this week, the Board, with one dissent, affirmed that the mandatory payment to the ATF, included in the 2007 Amendment to the Workers Compensation Law, could and should be applied retroactively.
- ROBY Institute -- Advanced Institute for Healthy Living:
- RX List - The Internet Drug Index:
Index for prescriptive drugs and medications - provides definitions and explanations of diseases.
- Rx List - The Internet Drug Index:
The internet drug index
Website designed to be a complete resource for questions about how your shoulder works, and what happens when it doesn't. The information on this site has been written and reviewed by many orthopedic surgeons who specialize in shoulder injuries, shoulder surgery and sports medicine.
- Slips, Trips and Falls in the Workplace:
Focuses on the causes of slips and falls and addresses standards for prevention in the workplace. Also, includes a comprehensive list of additional resources.
- Spinal Cord Central:
A place for you to submit questions on any aspect of Spinal Cord Injury/Disease or get information and resources that may help you resolve a situation. Service brought to you by the United Spinal Association and the National Spinal Cord Inury Association.
- Stress at Work:
Job stress poses a threat to the health of workers. Through its research program in job stress and through educational materials such as this booklet, the National Institue for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) is committed to providing organizations with knowledge to reduce this threat.
- The ALS Association:
Fighting to improve Lou Gehrig's disease.
- The American College of Gastroenterology:
Digestive disease specialists dedicated to quality patient care.
- The Aneurysom Information Project:
A project focused on aneurysoms by David Tilson from Columbia
- The Body: The Complete HIV/Aids Resource: A complete resource with over 550 topic areas
- The Facts About Repetitive Strain Injuries:
Questions and answers about repetitive strain injury. Provides resources for dealing with these ailments and suggestions for products to reduce injury risk and symptoms. The primary focus is on computer users at risk of this injury.
- The Fireman's Association of The State of New York:
The official website of the Firemen’s Association of the State of New York (FASNY). A source of current information pertaining to New York State volunteer firefighting, training and legislation.
- The Firemen's Home:
The Firemen's Home is a firefighter rehabilitation center in New York which provides specialized rehabilitation for firefighters, the camaraderie of socializing with fellow firefighters, and continued connections to firefighting activities.
- The Merck Manual Medical Library:
On-line versions of a series of health care books for medical professionals and consumers.
- The Merck Manual Medical Library: The Merck Manual of Diagnosis and Therapy:
This online medical library,The Merck Manuals, is a series of healthcare books for medical professionals and consumers.
- The Merck Manuals - Online Medical Library:
On-line home edition for patients and caregivers
- The Mood Disorders Support Group of New York City:
A non profit, self-help organization serving both individuals with depression and manic-depression (bipolar disorder), as well as their families and friends. They work to help people accept and manage their illness and improve the quality of their life. An independent affiliate of the Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance.
- The National Fire Protection Association:
Source of information on fire, electrical and building safety.
- The National Work Zone Safety Information Clearinghouse:
A group dedicated to providing the transportation construction industry and the general public with comprehensive information to improve motorist, worker and pedestrian safety in roadway work zones.
- The New England Journal of Medicine:
Research and review articles on diseases and clinical practice
- The Uncommon Drugstore:
An online pharmacy.
- The Workers' Comp Service Center:
This national website providews workers' comp news and information for employees, employers and medical providers.
- Third Age:
Health and Wellness, Money and Work and more for the baby boomer generation
- UCubed - Helping Unemployed Workers Get Back to Work:
An organization designed to help the 31 million Americans who have lost their jobs. It acts as both a support system and vehicle to help individuals find work.
- United Cerebral Palsy:
United Cerebral Palsy (UCP) is the leading source of information on cerebral palsy and is a pivotal advocate for the rights of persons with any disability. As one of the largest health charities in America, its mission is to advance the independence, productivity and full citizenship of people with disabilities through an affiliate network.
- United Spinal Association:
United Spinal Association is a national, nonprofit membership organization formed in 1946 by paralyzed veterans who pioneered the disability rights movement. The mission of the group is to improve the quality of life of all Americans living with spinal cord injuries and disorders (SCI/D), including multiple sclerosis, spina bifida, Lou Gehrig’s Disease (ALS), and post polio.
- University of Virginia - Focus on Pediatrics:
A look at asthma from the University of Virginia Health System
- Violence on the Job:
Video which discusses practical measures for identifying risk factors for violence at work, and taking strategic action to keep employees safe - from the National Institue for Occupational Safety and Health
- Virtual Naval Hospital:
Virtual Naval Hospital is a digital library of naval medicine and military medicine and humanitarian medicine
A comprehensive guide to health conditions.
An online resource for all your medical needs.
- Westchester County Volunteer Firemen's Association:
Official website of the association. Includes news items, events calendar, application for firemen of the year and ohter information relevant to volunteer firefighters in Westchester County, NY.
- Woirkers' Compensation - Acronyms:
- Workers Comp RX:
Pharmacy services for injured workers.
- Workers Compensation Alliance:
The Workers Compensation Alliance is a leading proponent of protecting the rights of injured workers in the State of New York. The WCA is on the front lines in the everyday fight against big business and insurance whom are consistently trying to destroy the rights of injured workers and their families!
- Workers' Compensation Board:
The administative agency that handles workers' compensation claims
- Workers Compensation Center at Michigan State University:
This site provides up-to-date information on all states and addresses how to deal with medicare in worker's compensation claims.
- Workers' Compensation Research Institute:
Research on public policy issues involving workers' compensation
- Workers' Compensation: An Overview from Cornell School of Law:
Cornell University School of Law
- Workplace Accidents:
Articlesand videos providing tips and advice on workplace accidents from Allbusiness.com, a D&B company.
- Workplace Safety Advice:
A look at the most common injuries and causes of accidents at work.
- Yahoo Directory:
Yahoo Directory of diseases and conditions
- Your Surgery.Com:
Easy to understand information for common and specific surgical procedures.
- Alzheimer's Association:
The leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer care, support and research.
- Disability Programs:
The Social Security and Supplemental Security Income disability programs are the largest of several Federal programs that provide assistance to people with disabilities. While these two programs are different in many ways, both are administered by the Social Security Administration and only individuals who have a disability and meet medical criteria may qualify for benefits under either program.
- Disabled Sports USA:
Disabled Sport USA’s mission is to provide national leadership and opportunities for individuals with disabilities to develop independence, confidence and fitness through participation in community sports, recreation and educational programs. As of August 2009 Disabled Sport USA had 100 local chapters serving permanently disabled individuals around the United States.
- Do You Qualify for Social Securtiy Disability or SSI?:
Most people are aware that the Social Security Administration is a part of the federal government and that it pays older, retired people monthly checks. What you may not realize, however, is that the Social Security Administration also issues monthly checks to disabled children and disabled adults less than 62 years of age. This artlicle will help you understand whether or not you qualify for payments.
- Does Medicare Cover Pregnancy?:
A woman on medicare because of a disability ask whether medicare will cover pregnancy and childbirth.
- Economic Stimulus Bill Benefits People with Disabilities:
People with disabilities scored a major victory in the economic stimulus package signed by President Barack Obama this past February. Businesses owned by people with disabilities are to be given consideration in stimulus contracts issued by the Secretary of the Treasury. The action is the result of efforts by U.S. Senator Tom Harkin (D-Iowa), and Enable America, a non-profit organization based in Tampa that is dedicated to increasing employment opportunities for people with disabilities.
- How Will My Long Term Disability Affect My Social Security Disability Case?:
Why it's important if you are receiving or applying for long term disability, to make sure to advise your Social Security lawyer.
- How Will My Workers Compensation Affect My Social Security Disability Case?:
A look at how your worker's compensation case may have a very significant impact upon your Social Security case.
- Insurers Faulted as Overloading Social Security:
A look at how The Social Security system is inumdated with paperwork and spending millions of dollars a year screening dubious applications for disability benefits, according to recent lawsuits.
- Knee Pain Info:
A comprehensive look at various causes of knee pain, basic knee anatomy and function, knee injuries and osteoarthritis. Also provides links to related websites that focus more directly on specific knee related issues and injuries.
- Medicare Advantage Fact Sheet:
This updated fact sheet provides an overview of the Medicare Advantage program, describes program changes made by the new drug law in plan participation and beneficiary enrollment, presents data on benefits and premiums, and explains changes in Medicare payments to participating plans.
- National Center for Assisted Living:
Provides information for both assisted living providers, residents and their families throughout the country. Statewide groups are part of this national organization to make it easier in serving the needs of the assisted living community.
- National Organization of Social Security Claims Representatives:
Since 1979, the National Organization of Social Security Claimants’ Representatives (NOSSCR) has been committed to providing the highest quality representation and advocacy on behalf of persons who are seeking Social Security and Supplemental Security Income.
- National Resource Center for Safe Aging:
An organization dedicated to gathering and sharing the best information and resources on senior safety, including fall prevention, pedestrian and motor vehicle safety, and prevention of elder abuse.
- No Action Needed to Receive Social Security Stimulus Check:
A reminder from American Consumer News that no action is required to receive your social security stimulus check and answers to frequently asked questions about the stimulus payment.
- One-time $250 bonus coming from $787 billion national stimulus package.:
Social Security Disability Insurance recipients can look forward to receiving a one-time $250 bonus payment by early summer, according to Allsup, which represents tens of thousands of people in the Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) process each year.
- Social Security Administration:
The Social Security Administration has recently revamped its website to allow those in need of its services to obtain information quickly and easily. In particular, the information for those seeking information about Social Security Disability is extremely helpful and useful. Whether you are a claimant seeking benefits, an attorney assisting a claimant or even a medical practitioner.
- Social Security Disability Resource Site:
A complete resource for those w/ social security disability questions from determining if you qualify for disability insurance to applying for social security benefits to a look at disease specific information.
- Social Security Does Not Face a Near Term:
Recently several analysts, journalists, and legislators have sounded an alarm about the effect of the current recession on Social Security’s near-term prospects, which has fostered an impression that the program may face serious problems in the next few years.
- Social Security Hike Largest in 26 Years:
More than 34.9 million older Americans will get a 5.8 percent increase in their Social Security benefits in 2009 — the largest hike in 26 years. Rising inflation drove the 2009 cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) to greatly surpass 2008's 2.3 percent raise. The 5.8 percent adjustment is the highest since 1982.
- Some Social Security recipients' $250 stimulus checks will have to be repaid at tax time:
About 52 million Social Security recipients started receiving $250 economic recovery checks Thursday, including many who will have to repay the money at tax time next year -- either through a smaller refund or a larger tax bill.
- Vocational and Educational Services for Individuals with Disabilities:
This site offers access to a full range of services that may be needed by persons with disabilities through their lives. Through its administration of vocational rehabilitation and independent living programs, it coordinates policy and services relating to: Transition Services for students with disabilities from school to adult services, Vocational Rehabilitation services for individuals with disabilities, ages 16 and up, Independent living services for people of all ages, Employer services for hiring a qualified diverse workforce.
- Will There Be More Stimulus Checks, Social Security Payments and Tax Credits in 2010, 2011 and beyond?:
All the tax credits/deductions and payments provided in the massive 2009 economic stimulus package will no doubt be hard to top in the years ahead. However the good news is that there will be more credits and deductions available to most Americans in 2010, 2011 and beyond.
- Senior Stimulus Payments to Start Soon:
This month, retirees and other Social Security beneficiaries will get a stimulus check for $250 per person from the government, as part of the economic stimulus bill signed into law in February.
- Seniors to Receive Stimulus Money:
Beginning this month, seniors and retirees will receive $250 from the federal government -- their cut of the stimulus package passed by Congress in the first weeks of the Obama administration. Across America, roughly 55 million people are eligible for the payments. Seniors who are still working won't be eligible for this one-time rebate. The money goes to those already on Social Security, Supplemental Security Income, railroad retirement or veterans disability.
- Social Security Administration:
The Social Security Administration administers the Supplemental Security Income program which is basically a two step disability program. Step one - you must have a disability (similar to a Social Security Disability) and you must have a need (a welfare or needs based test)
- New York City Employee's Retirement System (NYCERS):
The New York City Employees' Retirement System (NYCERS) was founded by the New York State Legislature in 1920 with 13,331 members. Today, NYCERS has grown into the largest municipal public employee retirement system in the United States with over 300,000 active members and retirees including civilian employees such as clerical workers, accountants and social workers, and uniformed employees such as New York City Correction Officers and Sanitation Workers.
- NYC Department of Corrections:
The NEW YORK CITY DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS employees thousands of New Yorkers in the City's Corrections System - those who work for NYC DOC can be covered by the NYC Employee Retirement System.
- A Guide to Drug Addiction and Strokes:
Drug and alcohol addiction have serious negative health consequences on all of the body's organs, including the heart and brain. This resource addresses the direct connection between drug abuse and the following health issues: Irregular heartbeat, Collapsed veins, Bacterial infections, Cardiovascular distress, Heart attack, Stroke. In addition, this resource provides information on substance abuse, relapse prevention, treatment, mental health issues and additional resources.
- ACCESS PASS - DISCOUNTS FOR DISABLED INDIVIDUALS AT NEW YORK STATE PARKS AND HISTORIC SITES:
DON'T LET YOUR DISABILITY KEEP YOU FROM DOING WHAT YOU LOVE! New York State Department of Parks and recreation allows disabled individuals to apply for a discount pass that will let you enjoy all the benefits of the Empire States Parks and Historic Sites at a special discount - from parks to historic homesteads to golf, apply today for your discount. Keeping active even if disabled is a must for all.
- American Association for Justice:
Professional resources and networking opportunities to help protect clients' access to justice.
- Better Business Bureau:
Provides reviews, reports, ratings, complaints and accredited business listings for all businesses in the United States and Canada.
- Better Business Bureau
- Bronx County Bar Association:
A resource for those living in the Bronx who are looking to secure legal representation as well as a resource for attorneys who practice in the Bronx.
- Bronx Times:
On-line newspaper serving The Bronx.
- Brooklyn Bar Association:
Legal association for both attorneys and those in Brooklyn seeking legal services.
- Chemical Plant Safety Blog - Dedicated to Chemical Safety, Industrial Safety and Workplace Safety:
Safety, Safety, Safety is the focus of this blog. Some of the safety topics addressed focus on the importance of safety, how to get free safety signs, safety slogans, safety talks and safety meetings plus hazard recognition. It contains relevant articles including safety inspection lists and checklists and links to many safety resources. A comprehensive source for workplace safety.
- COMPUTER SOLUTIONS EAST, INC:
INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY (IT) FOR SMALL BUSINESSES
- Health Finder - Live Well. Learn How.:
A guide to healthy living from the U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services.
- Legislative Branch
- Library of Congress
Medical News and Information - Medical Journals, Medical Research News, Continuing Medical Education
- Nassau County Bar Association:
The leading source for legal information and services for the legal profession and the local community in Nassau County, Long Island, New York.
- National Council on Compensation Insurance:
Comprehensive data, objective analysis on workers comp and employee injury statistics.
- National Mental Health Information Center:
A comprehensive, central source for locating mental health services. Provides information and direction for individuals and their families.
- National Osteoporosis Foundation:
Foundation dedicated to preventing osteoporosis and related fractures, to promote lifelong bone health and to help improve the lives of those affected by osteoporosis.
- National Weather Service
- New York City Bar:
The Association of the Bar of the City of New York. Provides legal referrals, reports, publications and up-to-date news.
- New York State Bar Association:
New York State Legal Association providing legal support for both lawyers and those seeking legal represenation.
- New York State Department of Labor:
New York State's Labor Department is charged with enforcing state labor laws to provide a level playing field for law-abiding employers. They work to ensure a fair wage for all workers and protect the safety and health of workers and the public. Assistance for the unemployed by providing temporary financial assistance, job searches, training and improvement of the workforce and employers in New York State
- New York Times
- Newspapers Online
- NYS Physician Profile:
This site provides profiles for all licensed doctors of medicine and doctors of osteopathy who are registered to practice medicine in NYS. The profile includes information about the doctor which can help you choose a doctor or find out more about one you are currently using.
- Safe Workplace!:
Safety news blog for the Safe Workplace web site. Covers workplace safety related news with a focus on how safety, or a lack of safety, impacts employers, employees and their families. Also covers topics such as safety training, safety tools, and legal issues related to safety.
- Suffolk County Bar Association:
Legal association for both attorneys and those in Suffolk County seeking legal representation.
- The Journal News:
Newspaper covering the Hudson Valley area of New York.
- Thomson - West (formerly West Group)
- U.S. Courts:
A look at the court system of the United States.
- United States Chamber of Commerce:
Source for business issues and action, small business resources, events advocacy, chambers and associations.
- United States Chamber of Commerce
- USA Today
- Wall Street Journal
- Westchester County Bar Association:
Association for those in Westchester looking for legal representation and for attorneys in the profession.
- Westchester County News:
Local, regional, and statewide news continually updated from thousands of sources on the web.
- Yahoo! Maps
- Yonkers Fire Department:
Official website of the Yonkers, New York Fire Department. Provides news and fire safety and prevention tips for the general public in an effort to help protect them from fire emergencies.