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HEALTH LINKS WITH INFORMATION ON HORMONAL DISORDERS


GENERAL HEALTH
  • American Academy of Family Physicians  Contains basic health information including information on drugs, herbal and alternative remedies.  You can browse the health information by body system, for example, you can select "the endocrine system."
  • Studio 613-Pilates: Pilates studio in Los Angeles of Danielle Friedman (Dr. Friedman's wife)
  • Health Central  This site has a great deal of information on health issues, nutrition, herbs, health news.  There is also a drug store, a medical library and an encyclopedia.  There are forums where you can ask questions or browse discussions on health issues.

  • EmpowHer - A site dedicated to women's health issues. Dr. Friedman is on the medical advisory board of EmpowHer. There are blogs, forums and information on health issues important to women. Listen to Dr. Friedman talk about thyroid disease.

  • Everything .com - Health - Health, wellness and disease information as well as books for sale on a variety of health topics.

  • DrugWatch.com - This organization is an awareness group and we aim to educate the public about thousands of prescription and over-the-counter medications, many of which have the potential to cause serious side effects. Our website is continually updated with drug recall news, recent FDA approvals, drug interactions, side effects, and current developments in the medical field.

  • Quitday.org - This organization helps communities around the world become smoke-free and healthy .

  • American Cancer Society - The American Cancer Society promotes health through education and awareness.

  • Dr. Celina Nadelman, Dr. Friedman's colleague who performs fine-needle aspirates of thyroid nodules can be reached at (310) 702-6701. See her new video here.

MENOPAUSE AND HORMONE REPLACEMENT THERAPY
  • The Hormone Foundation       Provides information on menopause, low testosterone, Polycystic Ovary syndrome (PCOS).  It offers fact sheets, publications and questions and answers on hormonal disorders.
  • Hormone Health Network actual offers a menopause tool to help women understand menopause and gives tips on how to handle the transition.
  • National Women's Health Information Center offers information from the office of women's health - Department of health and Human Services.  It contains a variety of information on women's health issues, from pregnancy to minority health issues. There is also a section on men's health.  Monthly guest articles and press releases.
  • Power Surge  This site has a menopause support group, newsletters, a medical consultant.  Numerous "guest conferences" given by "experts" in the field of women's health. Click here to view a live chat transcript on hormone replacement with Dr. Friedman.

OSTEOPOROSIS
  • National Osteoporosis Foundation   Information on osteoporosis and bone health.  Also has information on the prevention of osteoporosis.  Breaking news on osteoporosis and scientific meetings.

GROWTH HORMONE AND RELATED CONDITIONS
  • Human Growth Foundation This site provides information for children and adults on growth related disorders and growth hormone. Offers a chat room for parents. Information on adult hormone therapy.

  • The Magic Foundation This foundation provides support services for children and adults with growth failure related diseases and disorders. Another article from the Magic Foundation on panhypopituitarism can be found here.

  • Endotext- Articles and growth hormone deficiency and other endocrine issues written by professionals.

    The Society For Endocrinology
    -The society promotes the advance of endocrinology and numerous position papers and links on endocrine diseases.

  • Patient Access Network- Is a non-profit organization that aids underinsured patients who cannot afford out-of-pocket costs associated with their treatment.

  • Wikipedia Article on Growth Hormone Deficiency-On-line encyclopedia of terminology, causes, history, treatment and several links.


CUSHING'S SYNDROME AND DISEASE

  • Sign up for a Cushing's symptom tracker at www.cushingsconnection.com/

  • Pituitary Network Association      This site offers information on diseases caused by pituitary tumors, such as Cushing's syndrome, acromegaly and prolactin secreting tumors.  Also has a bulletin board for patients, information on choosing a doctor, etc.

  • Cushing's-Help.com   Provides support and a large amount of information on Cushing's syndrome, disease and adrenal issues. Informative "chats" for patients to get answers to Questions about Cushing's and related problems. To view Dr. Friedman's chat on Cushing's syndrome, click here.

    Dr. Friedman's Cushing's chats hosted by Cushings-help.com and Powersurge.com can be viewed below:

    March 12, 2012 chat
    On BTR:  On itunes:

    April 2, 2012 chat

    On BTR:  On itunes:

DIABETES

  • American Diabetes Association    This site has a large amount of information on Diabetes, including basic information on diabetes, recipes, diabetes care, news, a virtual grocery store, books and more.

THYROID
  • American Thyroid Foundation      This site contains information for patients and doctors on thyroid disease, including research information and a newsletter.

  • Thyroid Patient Advocacy UK   Based in the United Kingdom, it promotes awareness of thyroid issues. The site contains a discussion forum and topics such as; hypothyroidism, hyperthyroidism, thyroid cancer and other conditions.


CHRONIC FATIGUE

  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome News This site has recent news on chronic fatigue, a newsletter, discussion groups and numerous links to other sites on chronic fatigue syndrome.
  • The Centers for Disease Control  
    The CDC offers information on chronic fatigue syndrome, diagnosis, possible causes, demographic information. There is also information about treatment for CFS, how to select a support group, publications and research.

HORMONES, DIET, AND NUTRITION

  • Nutrition.Gov Information from the U.S. Department of Agriculture on "lifecycle issues", dietary guidelines and supplements. You can also find information on "health management", research and government resources.

  • Thermotabs® a buffered salt supplement helpful for Addison's patients and aldosterone deficient patients. Talk to your doctor before starting this supplement. Alternative link at ImmuneSupport.

  • IronSorb by Jarrows formula 18 mg, 60/bottle, gentle on the stomach iron supplement, HerbsPro
    Alternative link at The Vitamin Lady


  • Vitamin D3-Cholecalciferol-50,000iu in 12 capsule units at Bio-Tech-Pharm .

  • American Heart Association Information on "heart healthy" eating, a cookbook, and how to shop for healthy food. Also has information on fitness and diets. Includes a list of the warning signs for heart attack and stroke.

  • What to Eat For What Ails You: How to Treat Illnesses by Changing the Food and Vitamins in Your Diet- A book by author Winnie Yu. It is available at Amazon.com



Pituitary Surgeons

  • Edward Phillips M.D. Edward H. Phillips, MD, FACS, is Director of the Center for Minimally Invasive Surgery and Director of Endoscopic Surgery for the Department of Surgery at Cedars-Sinai in Los Angeles. Dr. Phillips performs minimally invasive laparoscopic adrenalectomies.

  • Manfred Chiang, M.D. also performs minimally invasive laparoscopic adrenalectomies. He is located in Brookfield , WI. Phone 262-786-3722.

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