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Heart Disease

 A to Z Heart & Stroke Encyclopedia
From the web site of the American Heart Association.The "Heart and Stroke A-Z Guide" provides a broad spectrum of information, including warnings signs for heart disease and stroke, an easy-to-use reference guide, family health information (nutrition, exercise, programs, and books), risk awareness for patients, scientific and professional information, and a list of  local AHA chapters.

 American Stroke Association
The American Stroke Association is a
division of the American Heart Association.  Find information about how to reduce the risks of stroke as well as information and suypport for those who have had strokes.

 Chronic Disease Prevention
The National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion is part of the Centers for Disease Control. Find information about preventing heart disease and stroke - the first and third leading causes of death in the United States.

 Center for Health Statistics
The National Center for Health Statistics is the federal government's principal agency for vital statistics and health statistics. Find data on heart disease from more than 2,100 primary statistical documents. Also find advice and information alerts for individuals. You can sign up for specific listservs to stay current with new statistical information on heart disease.

 Heart Information Network
Find information and services for heart patients and others interested in lowering risk factors for heart disease.

 National Heart Institute
The National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute is part of the National Institutes of Health.  Find   basic and specific heart and vascular disease information, including high blood pressure, cholesterol, and obesity.  Also find resources for Latino users.

The New York Online Access to Health (NOAH) covers a broad range of health topics, including extensive information on heart disease  and stroke.  Find basic information, care, and treatment, AHA state chapters and Heart links, a Mended Hearts support group, and hospital ratings of cardiac units nationwide. There are capabilities for the blind or the visually handicapped to use the site.  Information is also available in Spanish..

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