Your Internet Guide to the resources devoted to serving older adults on Cape Cod and the Islands.

Health and Physician-Related Links

  7 Side Effects of Cancer Treatment, and How to Cope with Them
MyHealthNewsDaily shares what was learned when they looked to the experts for tips on how to cope with some of the common side effects.

  America's Blood Centers
ABC is an association of not-for-profit, independent community blood centers that helps its members provide excellence in transfusion medicine and related health services.

  American Cancer Society
This is the official web site of the American Cancer Society. It provides information on all types of cancer, cancer research, therapy, support groups and local community resources for cancer patients and their families.

  American Diabetes Association
The Official Web Site of the American Diabetes Association. This site offers the latest information on diabetes and living with the disease.

  American Health Institute
Learn how the mind and emotions can be used effectively to alter the course of Cancer.

  American Heart Association
American Heart Association National Center's official website. Providing education and information on fighting heart disease and stroke.

  American Parkinson Disease Association
The American Parkinson Disease Association, Inc. focuses its energies on research, patient services, education and raising public awareness of the disease.

  American Red Cross Blood Donation
Information about blood donation opportunities.

  American Society of Clinical Oncology
Access the latest cancer news and meet a Cancer Buddy. Join the online action against cancer with

  Arthritis Foundation
The official website of the Arthritis Foundation; working toward improved medical care, providing collective and individual advocacy, stimulating research and providing education and support.

The Association for Gerontology
This is the oldest and largest interdisciplinary organization devoted to research, education, and practice in the field of aging. GSA's principal mission - and that of our 5,400 members - is to advance the study of aging and disseminate information among scientists, decision makers, and the general public.
The CDC is the nation's leading science-based, data-driven, service organization that protects the public's health. For more than 70 years, they've put science into action to help children stay healthy so they can grow and learn; to help families, businesses, and communities fight disease and stay strong; and to protect the public's health
  The Doctor's Guide to the Internet
The Doctor's Guide to the Internet is your one stop repository for medical information and resources. Doctor's Guide provides the latest news, medical information and resources with daily news updates and frequently updated links.

  Eating Well During and After Your Cancer Treatment
This information will help you maintain your nutrition during and after your cancer treatment.

  Glaucoma Research Foundation
The Glaucoma Research Foundation is a national non-profit organization dedicated to finding a cure for glaucoma.

  How to Create a Peaceful At-Home Hospice for Your Loved One
If your partner or loved one prefers to pass away at home, the existing space will likely require special attention. This guide will help you create a suitable place to spend life's final, precious moments, and to pass away peacefully.

  International Cancer Alliance
A non-profit network of patients, physicians and scientists who provide high-quality, focused, user-friendly cancer information to each patient as well as their physician on an on-going, and person-to-person basis.

  Joslin Diabetes Center
The only US medical center dedicated solely to diabetes treatment, research, cure, education. Use their website to research news, lifestyle and nutrition information, discussion groups, directory of nationwide affiliates.

  Living Beyond Breast Cancer
LBBC offers educational information to women affected by breast cancer.

  Living with Cancer: Eight Things You Need to Know
The experiences of author and filmmaker Kris Carr, who was diagnosed with a rare, incurable malignancy, illustrate how successfully one can manage cancer as a chronic disease.

Massachusetts Medical Orders for Life Sustaining Treatment
Answers to Frequently Asked Questions about the MOLST for patients, families, health
professionals, attorneys and others.
  Massachusetts Medical Society
The Massachusetts Medical Society is the statewide professional association for physicians and medical students. They are dedicated to educating and advocating for the patients and physicians of Massachusetts.

  Mayo Clinic's Healthy Aging Center
The Healthy Aging Center offers a broad range of information on topics designed to enhance the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual health of people as they age.

  The Medical Matrix
A free directory of selected medical sites on the Internet. Each site listing has been carefully evaluated by reviewers from a panel of physicians and medical librarians. Medical Matrix lists only those sites that meet their criteria for information quality and site usability, with an emphasis on usefulness to healthcare practitioners.

  Medicine Net
This site aims to provide credible, high-quality, understandable medical information.

  Medline Plus
Health Information from the National Library of Medicine.

An online resource for better patient care. Medical resources, news, features and more.

  Mesothelioma Support
Information on mesothelioma, malignant pleural mesothelioma, and peritoneal mesothelioma.

  National Breast Cancer Coalition
The National Breast Cancer Coalition is the nation's largest breast cancer advocacy group.

  National Cancer Institute
The official website for the National Cancer Institute.

  National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship
The official NCCS website; a grassroots network of individuals and organizations working on behalf of people with all types of cancer. It's mission is to lead and strengthen the survivorship movement, empower cancer survivors and advocate for policy issues that affect their quality of life.

  National Foundation for Cancer Research
Funding the best ideas and the best minds all over the world to find a cure for cancer.

  Novartis Foundation for Gerontology's Health and Age
The Novartis Foundation for Gerontology supports education and innovation in healthy ageing, geriatrics and in the care of elderly people.

  "On Talking to Your Doctor"
A guide (from to help older people communicate successfully with their doctors.

  Parkinson Disease Learning Center
An informational resource page in regards to Parkinsons Disease.

  Pleural Mesothelioma Center
An informational website providing current, reliable data on all topics relating to pleural mesothelioma cancer; from treatment options to top doctors and the best cancer centers in the United States.

  Preparing for the Death of a Terminally-Ill Loved One:
A helpful article about what to expect, and how to help the entire family move forward.

  PTSD and Life After Cancer
Coping with cancer could put you at risk for post-traumatic stress disorder. Here's how to recognize the symptoms and know when to seek help.

  Reuters Health Information Services
Comprehensive health and medical news for the medical professional.

  Urology Channel
Largest urology website on the Internet. Physician monitored information on all urology topics. Have your questions answered by a urologist in our forum.


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