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Associations_22, Abuse, Abusive Behaviors, Abused, Direct Patient Care
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http://www.nursefriendly.com/addictions/

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Associations_104, AIDS & HIV Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome, AIDS & HIV Resources
http://www.4nursing.com/aids/

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  • Associations_41, Blood Banks, Blood Donation, Apheresis Links
    http://www.4nursing.com/blood/

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    Canadian Associations, Cancer, Oncology, Malignancy, Tumors:
    http://www.4nursing.com/canadian

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    Medical Associations, Cancer, Oncology, Malignancy, Tumors:
    http://www.4nursing.com/medical

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    Cardiac Associations, Cardiac & Cardiology Resources:
    http://www.4nursing.com/cardiac

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    Intravenous, Infusion Therapy Professional Associations:
    http://www.4nursing.com/intravenous

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    Associations_44, Pregnancy, Obstetrics, & Gynecology (OB-GYN), Direct (Bedside Nursing) Patient Care
    http://www.4nursing.com/obgyn

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    Renal, Kidney Associations
    http://www.4nursing.com/renal

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    Respiratory Associations
    http://www.4nursing.com/respiratory

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    Aboriginal Nurses Association of Canada (A.N.A.C.):"Welcome to the Aboriginal Nurses Association of Canada (A.N.A.C.) on-line! A.N.A.C. is a non-governmental, non-profit organization that was established out of the recognition that Aboriginal people's health needs can best be met and understood by health professionals of a similar cultural background. An affiliate group of the Canadian Nurses Association, it is the only Aboriginal professional nursing organization in Canada."
    56 Sparks Street, Suite 502
    Ottawa, ON K1P 5A9, Canada
    (613) 724-4677
    TOLL FREE # 1-866-724-3049
    E-mail address: info@anac.on.ca
    http://www.anac.on.ca/

    Category: Canadian Nursing Associations, Healthcare Organizations

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    Academy for Eating Disorders. About Eating Disorders. Course and Outcomes of Eating Disorders. "It is estimated that nearly one-half of patients with anorexia nervosa recover, 33 percent improve somewhat, and 20 percent remain chronically ill. Similar to anorexia nervosa, approximately 50 percent of bulimic individuals recover, 30 percent improve somewhat, and 20 percent continue to meet full criteria for bulimia nervosa".
    AED
    60 Revere Drive, Suite 500
    Northbrook, IL 60062-1577
    Phone: (847) 498-4274
    Email: info@aedweb.org
    http://www.aedweb.org/eating_disorders/outcomes.cfm

    Category: Eating Disorders, Direct (Bedside Nursing) Patient Care, http://www.nursefriendly.com/eating/

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    Advanced Practice Nurse Council of Delaware:"The Advanced Practice Nurse strives for excellence in academic and clinical training to provide quality health care to the people we serve. The Advanced Practice Nurse Council of Delaware (APN Council), a division of the Delaware Nurses Association (DNA), represents the interests of all Advanced Practice Nurses in Delaware. Dynamic and growing, the APN Council takes a proactive leadership role that supports the goals and objectives of the APN profession in Delaware. The APN Council provides quality continuing education for APN's, and advocacy for cost-effective comprehensive care for all patients in all settings."
    Sarah J. Carmody, DNA Executive Director
    2644 Capital Trail Suite 330 Newark, DE 19711
    W (302) 368-2333 Fax (302) 366-1775
    Email delnurse@erols.com
    http://www.delapn.org/

    Advanced Practice Nurses, APNs, http://www.4nursing.com/apn

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    Alcoholics Victorious support groups:"Founded in 1948, Alcoholics Victorious support groups offer a safe environment where recovering people who recognize Jesus Christ as their "Higher Power" gather together and share their experience, strength and hope. AV meetings use both the 12 Steps and the Alcoholics Victorious Creed."
    http://www.alcoholicsvictorious.org/

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    Alabama Hospital Association...
    Alabama Hospital Association Founded in 1921, the Alabama Hospital Association (AlaHA) is the professional organization that represents hospitals and supports them in their efforts to provide quality...
    16 pages found, 2 links found, 3132 score http://www.alaha.org

    Category: Hospitals, Medical Centers & Healthcare Facilities: http://www.nursefriendly.com/hospitals/

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    All One Heart - People United to Promote Tolerance of Diversity Through Edu...
    People United to Promote Tolerance of Diversity Through Education...
    59 pages found, 117 links found, 2025 score http://www.alloneheart.com

    Category: Abuse, Abusive Behaviors, Abuses

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    Alliance for Advancing Nonprofit Healthcare:"Incorporated in late 2002, the Alliance’s sole purpose is to protect and enhance the abilities of nonprofit healthcare organizations to serve society and their individual communities. Through research, public education, and advocacy, the Alliance seeks to provide a strong, cohesive and persistent "voice" for a wide range of nonprofit healthcare organizations sharing many common goals and challenges--hospitals, health insurers, nursing homes, malpractice liability insurers, home care providers, and others. In addition, through education and other types of programs, the Alliance seeks to enhance the performance of nonprofit healthcare organizations in carrying out their unique roles and responsibilities."
    The Alliance for Advancing Nonprofit Healthcare
    P.O.Box 41015
    Washington, DC 20018
    Toll-free: 1-877-299-6497
    http://www.nonprofithealthcare.com/

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    Alzheimer's Association:"The Alzheimer's Association is your source for information, support and assistance on issues related to Alzheimer's disease.
    The Alzheimer's Association National Headquarters, 919 N. Michigan Ave., Suite 1000, Chicago, IL 60611-1676
    Call us at (800) 272-3900
    http://www.alz.org/

      Alzheimer's Association Central Maryland Chapter:"Services • How to Help • Local Research • Activities • News & Info Table of Contents • About Us • Links • Guestbook • E-mail
      1850 York Road, Suite D • Timonium, MD 21093-5142 1-410-561-9099 • 1-800-443-CARE (Outside of Baltimore)
      http://www.alzcmd.org/

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      Alzheimer's Association, Northern Virginia Chapter...

      Alzheimer's Association, Northern Virginia Chapter provides programs services for families caregivers, funds research, and educates the general public, health professionals and governments about Alzhe...
      http://www.alz-nca.org

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    Alzheimer's Disease Education and Referral (ADEAR) Center:"The ADEAR Center is a service of the National Institute on Aging (NIA). The NIA is one of the National Institutes of Health under the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services."
    http://www.alzheimers.org/

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    Alzheimer's Society - about dementia...
    The Alzheimer's Society is the leading UK care and research charity for people with dementia, their families and carers. This site is frequently updated with leading information appropriate to the Soc...
    http://www.alzheimers.org.uk

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    AMA - American Medical Association Home Page...
    AMA - Physicians dedicated to the health of America....
    46 Pages Found, 5 Links Found, 1970 Score, http://www.ama-assn.org

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    American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry:"Between 7 and 12 Million American youth suffer from mental, behavioral, or developmental disorders at any given time. The AACAP (American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry) is the leading national professional medical association dedicated to treating and improving the quality of life for children, adolescents, and families affected by these disorders. The AACAP, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, was established in 1953. It is a membership based organization, composed of over 6,500 child and adolescent psychiatrists and other interested physicians. Its members actively research, evaluate, diagnose, and treat psychiatric disorders and pride themselves on giving direction to and responding quickly to new developments in addressing the health care needs of children and their families."
    The American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
    3615 Wisconsin Ave., N.W., Washington, D.C. 20016-3007
    voice: 202-966-7300 fax: 202-966-2891
    http://www.aacap.org/

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    American Academy of Nurse Practitioners: Formed in 1985 to promote the high standards of health care delivered by nurse practitioners and to act as a forum to enhance the identity and continuity of all nurse practitioner specialties.
    National Administration Office
    P.O. Box 12846 Austin, Tx 78711
    Phone: 512-442-4262 Fax: 512-442-6469
    E-mail:admin@aanp.org
    http://www.aanp.org/

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    American Academy of Nursing:"The American Academy of Nursing is an organization of distinguished leaders in nursing who have been recognized for their outstanding contributions to the profession and to health care. The Academy was established in 1973 under the aegis of the American Nurses Association. The American Academy of Nursing is comprised of 1,350 nursing leaders in education, management, practice and research. Not only is the invitation to Fellowship a recognition of one's accomplishments to date within the nursing profession, but it affords an opportunity to work with other leaders in health care in addressing the issues of the day. Resources and mechanisms available for purposeful networking include Nursing Outlook magazine, Expert Panels, Senior Scholar in Residence Programs, and the facilitation of appointments to policy positions."
    http://www.nursingworld.org/aan/index.htm

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    American Academy of Pain Management:"This site contains information about our organization and its activities. Whether you are a member, a professional looking for information about our activities or about membership, or a pain patient looking for resources, you are welcome to browse here. See the selections to the left for information about the Academy. For additional information about membership, please email the Academy with your postal address."
    American Academy of Pain Management
    13947 Mono Way #A Sonora, CA 95370
    Telephones: Office: (209) 533-9744 Fax: (209) 533-9750 aapm@aapainmanage.org
    http://www.aapainmanage.org/

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    American Academy of Pediatrics:"Welcome to the official Web site of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) – an organization of 60,000 pediatricians committed to the attainment of optimal physical, mental, and social health and well-being for all infants, children, adolescents and young adults. This year is one of very special significance for the AAP – we are celebrating our 75th anniversary. As part of the celebration, we are taking a look back at the advances and changes in pediatrics since 1930. There will be special events, community outreach, and promotional items to commemorate this landmark year."
    National Headquarters:
    The American Academy of Pediatrics
    141 Northwest Point Boulevard
    Elk Grove Village, IL 60007-1098
    USA
    847/434-4000
    847/434-8000 (Fax)
    http://www.aap.org/

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    American Anaplastology Association:"The American Anaplastology Association's mission is to promote excellence within the field of facial and somato prosthetics to enhance the lives of patients. The Association provides for continued education, research, publication, and advocacy opportunities among professionals involved in restoring malformed or absent parts of the human body through artificial means."
    AAA Administration
    PO Box 27440 Seattle, WA 98165 USA
    Phone and Fax: 206-268-0311 aaa@anaplastology.org
    http://www.anaplastology.org

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    American Association of Critical-Care Nurses:"The American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN) was established in 1969 as a not-for-profit, 501(c)(3) association designed to help educate nurses working in newly developed intensive care units."
    American Association of Critical-Care Nurses, 101 Columbia, Aliso Viejo, CA 92656-1491, 1-800-899-2226 or 949-362-2000, info@aacn.org
    http://www.aacn.org/

      Central New Jersey Chapter AACN:"Formed in 1985 by local critical care nurses to promote education and professional growth for all nurses. Membership in our chapter is open to all RNs interested in critical care nursing who are also national members of the American Association of Critical Care Nurses. Chapter membership helps promote continuing education to area nurses and a means of collaboration with your peers right in your own back yard. Presently we are rotating our meetings between Somerset Medical Center in Somerville, NJ, Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick, NJ All local hospitals are welcome to participate !! Programs are held bimonthly with CEU offerings and one all day seminar with CEU offerings has also been planned."
      Central New Jersey Chapter- AACN
      PMB 318
      14 Easton Avenue
      New Brunswick, NJ, 08901-1918
      cnjchapter@aol.com
      http://www.aacn.org/jsc

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      Jersey Shoreline Chapter Contact Information, American Association of Critical-Care Nurses:
      Ryn Fernandez
      PO Box 574
      Neptune, NJ 07754-0574
      (732) 462-6976
      Fax: (732) 462-0132
      jsc.info@aacn.org
      http://www.aacn.org/jsc

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      Nassau County (New York) Chapter of the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses:"The Nassau County Chapter of the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses is dedicated to advancing the art and science of critical-care nursing and the promotion of environments that foster professional nursing practice."
      P.O. Box 25 Mineola, New York 11501
      (631) 266-1437,Debbie Royds dedeblar83@aol.com
      http://aacnchapters.com/nassaucounty.htm

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      New York City Chapter American Association of Critical Care Nurses(NYC AACN):"The NYC Chapter AACN is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the mission of the National American Association of Critical Care Nurses. "Building on decades of clinical excellence, the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN) provides and inspires leadership to establish work and care environments that are respectful, healing and humane. The key to AACN's success is through its members. Therefore, AACN is committed to providing the highest quality resources to maximize nurses' contribution to caring and improving the healthcare of critically ill patients and their families." The NYC Chapter was founded in 1972 and is dedicated to creating a healthcare system driven by the needs of patients and families where critical care nurses make their optimal contribution."
      President, NYC, AACN, New York City Chapter American Association of Critical Care Nurses(NYC AACN)
      P.O. Box S Gracie Station, New York, NY 10028
      (212) 620-1900, info@nycaacn.org
      http://www.aacn.org/nyc

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    American Association for the History of Nursing: a professional organization open to everyone interested in the history of nursing. Originally founded in 1978 as a historical methodology group, the association was briefly named the International History of Nursing Society. The association's purpose is to foster the importance of history in understanding the present and guiding the future of nursing.
    American Association for the History of Nursing, Inc.
    Post Office Box 175 Lanoka Harbor, NJ 08734
    Voice: 609-693-7250; Fax: 609-693-1037
    http://www.aahn.org/

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    American Association of Birth Centers
    At BirthCenters.org you'll learn about giving birth where the care is professional, proven to be safe, yet, non-interventive and sensitive to each family's needs. Wondering about your next pregnancy ...
    http://www.BirthCenters.org

    Category: Childbirth, Labor & Delivery, Obstetrics & Gynecology

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    American Association of Critical-Care Nurses Certification Corp.:"AACN Certification Corporation has been accredited by the National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA), the accreditation arm of the National Organization for Competency Assurance (NOCA). Created by NOCA in 1987, NCCA's mission is to help ensure the health, welfare and safety of the public through the accreditation of certification programs that assess professional competence. To receive accreditation, AACN Certification Corporation was required to meet the strict standards set by the NCCA. A peer-review process is used to establish these accreditation standards, evaluate compliance with these standards, recognize organizations that demonstrate compliance and serve as a resource on quality certification."
    American Association of Critical-Care Nurses Certification Corp.
    101 Columbia Aliso Viejo,CA 92656-4109
    1-800-899-2226 or 949-362-2000, certcorp@aacn.org
    http://www.certcorp.org/

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    American Association of Legal Nurse Consultants: A nonprofit organization dedicated to the professional enhancement of registered nurses practicing in a consulting capacity in the legal field.
    AALNC Headquarters
    401 N. Michigan Avenue Chicago, IL 60611
    Toll free: 877/402-2562 Fax: 312/673-6655 info@aalnc.org
    http://www.aalnc.org/

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    American Association for Long Term Care Nursing:"The American Association for Long Term Care Nursing unites all levels of long-term care nurses for the purpose of advancing excellence in the specialty of long-term care nursing."
    American Association for Long Term Care Nursing
    Corporate Office: 11104 Glen Arm Road. Glen Arm. MD 21057
    Correspondence Office: 11427 Reed Hartman Highway. Cincinnati, OH 45241
    Phone: 513.618.6530 Fax: 513.618.6531
    http://www.ltcnursing.org

    Category: National Nursing Associations, Nurse Organizations

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    American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM):"The American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) is the U.S. board that sets the standards and certifies the knowledge, skills and attitudes of physicians who practice in Internal Medicine, its subspecialties and areas of added qualifications. Through ABIM’s Certification and Maintenance of Certification processes, successful candidates are awarded or maintain Board Certified status and are called Diplomates. These physicians have demonstrated the ability and the commitment to lifelong learning necessary to provide the high quality of medical care that every patient deserves."
    American Board of Internal Medicine
    510 Walnut Street
    Suite 1700
    Philadelphia, PA 19106-3699
    Phone: 215-446-3500, 1-800-441-2246
    Fax: 215 446 3633
    http://www.abim.org/

    Category: Internal Medicine

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    American Academy of Otolaryngology -- Head and Neck Surgery (AAO-HNS):"The American Academy of Otolaryngology -- Head and Neck Surgery (AAO-HNS) is the world's largest organization representing specialists who treat the ear, nose, throat, and related structures of the head and neck. The Academy represents more than 12,000 otolaryngologist--head and neck surgeons who diagnose and treat disorders of the ears, nose, throat, and related structures of the head and neck. The medical disorders treated by our physicians and this specialty are among the most common that afflict all Americans, young and old. They include chronic ear infection, sinusitis, snoring and sleep apnea, hearing loss, allergies and hay fever, swallowing disorders, nosebleeds, hoarseness, dizziness, and head and neck cancer."
    American Academy of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery
    One Prince Street Alexandria, VA 22314-3357 (Directions)
    Telephone 703-836-4444
    http://www.aaohns.org

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    American Academy of Sleep Medicine:"The American Academy of Sleep Medicine is a professional membership organization dedicated to the advancement of sleep medicine and related research. The AASM's mission is to assure quality care for patients with sleep disorders, promote the advancement of sleep research and provide public and professional education."
    American Academy of Sleep Medicine
    One Westbrook Corporate Center, Ste. 920, Westchester, IL 60154
    Telephone (708) 492-0930 Fax: (708) 492-0943
    http://www.aasmnet.org/

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    American Board of Perianesthesia Nursing Certification, Inc.'s (ABPANC):" Currently, nearly 6000 registered nurses hold the CPAN (Certified Post Anesthesia Nurse) and CAPA (Certified Ambulatory Perianesthesia Nurse) certification credentials granted by ABPANC. The CPAN and CAPA credentials are registered service marks. Registered Nurses who have not achieved CPAN and/or CAPA certification status are not authorized to use these credentials. To ensure that certified nurses possess the most up to date knowledge and have recent and current experience, the CPAN and CAPA certification credentials are awarded for three years and must be renewed."
    American Board of Perianesthesia Nursing Certification, Inc.'s (ABPANC)
    475 Riverside Drive, 6th Floor New York, NY 10115-0089
    (800) 6ABPANC (622-7262) fax (212) 367-4256 abpanc@proexam.org
    http://www.cpancapa.org/recertification.html

    Nursing Certification, Recertification, Getting Certified, Why Certify, http://www.nursefriendly.com/certification/

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    American College of Legal Nurse Consulting:"The American College of Legal Nurse Consulting offers comprehensive, quality, Certification and Fellowship programs for qualified professional nurses practicing the specialty of Legal Nurse Consulting. The ACLNC offers a two-tier program beginning with Certification of Legal Nurse Consultants with advancement to Fellowship status in the College."
    American Institute of Health Care Professionals
    2400 Niles-Cortland Rd. S.E. Suite # 3
    Warren, Ohio 44484
    Tel: 330-652-7776
    Fax: 330-652-7575
    http://www.aihcp.org/lnc.htm

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    American Association of Critical-Care Nurses, Jersey Shoreline Chapter Contact Information:
    Ryn Fernandez
    PO Box 574
    Neptune, NJ 07754-0574
    (732) 462-6976
    Fax: (732) 462-0132
    jsc.info@aacn.org
    http://www.aacn.org/jsc

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    American Association of Retired Person (AARP), Geriatric Care Managers: A Profile of an Emerging Profession:"Geriatric care management can be a valuable option for older persons and their families who can afford such services. Care management generally is defined as a service that assesses an individual's medical and social service needs, and then coordinates assistance from paid service providers and unpaid help from family and friends to enable persons with disabilities to live with as much independence as possible. From assessment of needs to advice on available resources, a well-trained care manager can help individuals to remain as independent as possible, to live in one's home with assistance, or to assess other living arrangements such as supportive housing or assisted living facilities."
    American Association of Retired Person (AARP)
    601 E. Street NW Washington, DC 20049
    Call 1-888-OUR-AARP (1-888-687-2277)
    http://research.aarp.org/il/dd82_care.html

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    American Association of Sex Educators, Counselors, and Therapists (AASECT):"The American Association of Sex Educators, Counselors, and Therapists (AASECT) is a not-for-profit, interdisciplinary professional organization. In addition to sexuality educators, sex counselors and sex therapists, AASECT members include physicians, nurses, social workers, psychologists, allied health professionals, clergy members, lawyers, sociologists, marriage and family counselors and therapists, family planning specialists and researchers, as well as students in relevant professional disciplines. These individuals share an interest in promoting understanding of human sexuality and healthy sexual behavior."
    PO Box 5488 Richmond, VA 23220-0488M
    or contact us by email: aasect@aasect.org
    http://www.aasect.org/

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    American Association of Spinal Cord Injury Nurses:The American Association of Spinal Cord Nurses (AASCIN) is dedicated to promoting quality care for individuals with Spinal Cord Impairment(SCI). This is achieved by advancing nursing practice through education, research, advocacy, health care policy, and collaboration with consumers and health care delivery systems.
    American Association of Spinal Cord Injury Nurses
    75-20 Astoria Blvd. Jackson Heights, NY 11370
    Phone (718) 803-3782 Fax (718) 803-0414
    E-mail aascin@unitedspinal.org
    http://www.aascin.org/

    Category: National Nursing Associations, Nurse Organizations

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    American Board of Hospice and Palliative Medicine:"Working together, the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine (AAHPM) and the American Board of Hospice and Palliative Medicine (ABHPM) achieved recognition for the subspecialty of hospice and palliative medicine by the American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS) and the American Osteopathic Association (AOA). Beginning in 2008, cooperating boards within the ABMS will offer a subspecialty certificate in hospice and palliative medicine. A parallel certification will be offered by cooperating boards within the AOA. AAHPM will support ABHPM diplomates through the expiration of their ABHPM certificates."
    American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine
    4700 W. Lake Ave. Glenview, IL 60025
    847/375-4712 Fax 847/375-6475 E-mail info@aahpm.org
    http://www.aahpm.org

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    American Board of Independent Medical Examiners (ABIME):"The foundation of mission of the American Board of Independent Medical Examiners (ABIME) is the belief that certification of independent medical examiners benefits the public good. This belief is based on the tenet that credentialed physicians have demonstrated that they possess the knowledge, skills, experience, and abilities required for the attainment of their certification as a Certified Independent Medical Examiners, (CIME)TM. Credentials, therefore, are reliable indicators of the professional's capacity to perform independent medical and impairment evaluations according to the profession's performance standards. Certification enables the public to make informed decisions regarding the selection and use of independent medical examiners."
    111 Lions Drive, Suite 217 Barrington, IL 60010 USA
    Telephone: (800) 234-3490 (847) 277-7902 Facsimile: (847) 277-7912, info@ABIME.org
    http://www.abime.org/

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    American Board of Medical Physics...
    American College of Medical Physics ACMP Home ACMP Information Membership Publications Meetings ABMP Links         ACMP 11250 Roger Bacon Dr, Suite 8 Reston, VA 20190-5202 ph: 703-481-5001 fax: 703-4...
    83 Pages Found, 64 Links Found, 147 Score, http://www.ACMP.org

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    American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN):"The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) is the non-profit, non-partisan sister advocacy organization of the American Cancer Society. ACS CAN is dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major public health problem through voter education and issue campaigns aimed at influencing candidates and lawmakers to support laws and policies that will help people fight cancer."
    1-888-NOW-I-CANM
    http://www.acscan.org

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    American College of Nurse Practitioners (ACNP):"Founded in 1993, the American College of Nurse Practitioners (ACNP) is a national non-profit membership organization headquartered in Washington, DC. The ACNP is focused on advocacy and keeping NPs current on legislative, regulatory and clinical practice issues that effect NPs in the rapidly changing health care arena. The College is the only membership directed organization for NPs - meaning the ACNP sets its annual agenda and policies based on the consensus of its members. Also, the ACNP offers the opportunity to join as individuals, and as state and national organization affiliates."
    American College of Nurse Practitioners
    1111 19th Street, NW Suite 404
    Washington, DC 20036
    Phone: 202-659-2190 * Fax: 202-659-2191
    or email acnp@acnpweb.org
    http://www.acnpweb.org

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    American College of Physicians - Internal Medicine - Doctors for Adults:"The American College of Physicians (ACP) is the nation's largest medical specialty society. Its mission is to enhance the quality and effectiveness of health care by fostering excellence and professionalism in the practice of medicine."
    190 N Independence Mall West
    Philadelphia, PA 19106-1572
    ACP Customer Service
    800-523-1546, x2600, 215-351-2600
    http://www.acponline.org/

    Category: Internal Medicine

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    American College of Physicians-American Society of Internal Medicine...
    ACP-ASIM Online - The web site of the American College of Physicians-American Society of Internal Medicine. Publishers of Annals of Internal Medicine....
    50 Pages Found, 3 Links Found, 446 Score, http://38.232.17.254

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    American Geriatrics Society:"The American Geriatrics Society (AGS) is the premier professional organization of health care providers dedicated to improving the health and well-being of all older adults. With an active membership of over 6,000 health care professionals, the AGS has a long history of effecting change in the provision of health care for older adults. In the last decade, the Society has become a pivotal force in shaping attitudes, policies and practices regarding health care for older people."
    American Geriatrics Society
    The Empire State Building
    350 Fifth Avenue, Suite 801 New York, NY 10118
    Phone - 212/308-1414 Fax - 212/832-8646
    Email - info@americangeriatrics.org
    http://www.americangeriatrics.org

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    Alzheimer's Disease Research, American Health Assistance Foundation (AHAF):"Alzheimer's disease is a progressive, irreversible brain disorder with no known cause or cure. It attacks and slowly steals the minds of its victims. Symptoms of the disease include memory loss, confusion, impaired judgment, personality changes, disorientation, and loss of language skills. Always fatal, Alzheimer's disease is the most common form of irreversible dementia. Approximately 100,000 victims die and 360,000 new cases of Alzheimer's disease are diagnosed each year. It is estimated that by 2050, 14 million Americans will have this disease. America is not alone in dealing with this terrible affliction. In every nation where life expectancy has increased, so has the incidence of Alzheimer's disease. Alzheimer's disease is becoming tragically common. It is estimated that by 2020, 30 million people will be affected by this devastating disorder worldwide and by 2050, the number could increase to 45 million."
    American Health Assistance Foundation
    22512 Gateway Center Drive, Clarksburg, Maryland 20871
    1-800-437-2423, (301) 948-3244, Fax: (301) 258-9454
    ghandiboe@ahaf.org
    http://www.ahaf.org/index.html

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    American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine:"Established in 1973, the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (ACVIM) is the international certifying organization for veterinary specialists in large animal internal medicine, small animal internal medicine, cardiology, neurology and oncology. The organization is leading the way in the practice of veterinary medicine and in studies to further advancements in the treatment of animal disease. ACVIM delivers quality specialized veterinary medical services to the public by:"
    American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine
    1997 Wadsworth Blvd.
    Suite A
    Lakewood, CO
    80214-5293
    800-245-9081
    303-231-9933
    303-231-0880 (fax)
    ACVIM@ACVIM.org
    http://www.acvim.org/

    Category: Internal Medicine

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    American Gastroenterological Association...
    American Gastroenterological Association includes information for physicians and the public about digestive disease symptoms, treatments, research initiati...
    74 Pages Found, 27 Links Found, 1707 Score, http://www.gastro.org

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    American Health Planning Association...
    AHPA Membership Meetings Minutes ***NEW*** Board of Directors Planning Directory Related Websites Research Articles AHPAnet Interactive HealthPolicy Issues Opinion Polls ePlanner Q&A Resource Center ...
    16 pages found, 18 links found, 1027 score http://www.ahpanet.org

    Category: Hospitals, Medical Centers & Healthcare Facilities: http://www.nursefriendly.com/hospitals/

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    American Heart Association...
    Learn more about the American Heart Association's efforts to reduce death caused by cardiovascular disease....
    http://216.185.112.5

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    American Hospital Association...
    The premier source for information on the administration of hospitals, health systems, health services, and ...
    13 pages found, 2 links found, 243 score http://aharc.library.net

    Category: Hospitals, Medical Centers & Healthcare Facilities: http://www.nursefriendly.com/hospitals/

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    American Hospital Directory...
    The American Hospital Directory provides comparative performance data on most hospitals....
    14 pages found, 3 links found, 1546 score http://www.ahd.com

    Category: Hospitals, Medical Centers & Healthcare Facilities: http://www.nursefriendly.com/hospitals/

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    American Iatrogenic Association:"The American Iatrogenic Association is devoted to the study and reporting of medical errors that lead to disease and death. In 2000, a presidential task force labelled medical errors a "national problem of epidemic proportions." Members estimated that the "cost associated with these errors in lost income, disability, and health care costs is as much as $29 billion annually." That same year the Institute of Medicine released an historic report, "To err is human: building a safer health system." The report's authors concluded that 44,000 to 98,000 people die each year as a result of errors during hospitalization. They noted that "even when using the lower estimate, deaths due to medical errors exceed the number attributable to the 8th-leading cause of death." The addition of non-hospital errors may drive the numbers of errors and deaths much higher. As the authors note, the hospital data "offer only a very modest estimate of the magnitude of the problem since hospital patients represent only a small proportion of the total population at risk, and direct hospital costs are only a fraction of total costs."
    American Iatrogenic Association
    2513 S. Gessner #232
    Houston, Texas 77063-2096
    http://www.iatrogenic.org

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    American Juvenile Arthritis Organization:"Juvenile arthritis affects an estimated 285,000 children in the United States. For many, it begins when they are very young and follows them like a bad dream into adulthood. The Arthritis Foundation is helping children, young adults and their families build new dreams. We hope you'll get involved and that you'll visit these pages often to learn more about juvenile arthritis."
    Arthritis Foundation
    P.O. Box 7669 Atlanta, GA 30357-0669
    1-800-283-7800
    http://www.arthritis.org/communities/juvenile_arthritis/about_ajao.asp

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    American Medical Association (AMA) Home Page...
    AMA - Physicians dedicated to the health of America....
    46 Pages Found, 5 Links Found, 1970 Score, http://www.ama-assn.org

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    The American Medical Women's Association (AMWA)...
    CONTENTS   SEARCH AMWA CONTACT   TAKE ACTION . . . Take Action - Oppose Ashcroft Nomination! Contact the members of the Senate Judiciary Committee and urge them to oppose John Ashcroft for U.S. Attor...
    57 Pages Found, 2 Links Found, 1868 Score, http://www.amwa-doc.org

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    American Nursing Association, Maine Chapter, ANA-MAINE:"The mission of ANA-MAINE is to work for the improvement of health standards and availability of health care services for all Maine people, to foster high standards for nursing, and to stimulate and promote the professional development of nurses. We advocate for financial and environmental conditions that promote recruitment and retention of nurses in the health care systems of Maine. ANA-MAINE supports the American Nurses Association's Standards of Nursing Practice and the ANA Code of Ethics for Nurses."
    American Nurses Association-Maine
    (ANA-MAINE)
    P.O. Box 3000, PMB #280
    York, ME 03909
    Phone/Message: (207) 799-6350
    info@anamaine.org
    http://www.anamaine.org/

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    American Obesity Association...
    This directory will help you find AOA members who are healthcare providers, clinics, corporations, non-profit organizations, small businesses, government officials and agencies that provide a service,...
    http://members.obesity.org

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    American Psychological Association, APA Help Center, Eating Disorders. What are the major kinds of eating disorders?:"There are three major types of eating disorders.

    • People with anorexia nervosa have a distorted body image that causes them to see themselves as overweight even when they're dangerously thin.
    • Individuals with bulimia nervosa eat excessive quantities of food, then purge their bodies of the food and calories they fear by using laxatives, enemas, or diuretics, vomiting and/or exercising.
    • Like people with bulimia, those with binge eating disorder experience frequent episodes of out-of-control eating. The difference is that binge eaters don't purge their bodies of excess calories".
    American Psychological Association
    750 First Street, NE
    Washington, DC 20002-4242
    Phone: (800) 374-2721
    http://www.apa.org/helpcenter/eating.aspx

    Category: Eating Disorders, Direct (Bedside Nursing) Patient Care, http://www.nursefriendly.com/eating/

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    American Red Cross:"Every day, the American Red Cross helps people in emergencies . . . whether it's half a million disaster victims or one sick child who needs blood. Our vital work is made possible by people like you, who learn how good it can feel to lend a helping hand. Red Cross "everyday heroes" come from all walks of life. They're all ages. Everyone has something special to offer . . . Including you."
    American Red Cross Attn: Public Inquiry Office 431 18th Street, NW Washington, D.C. 20006
    info@usa.redcross.org, Telephone 202-639-3520, Donate NOW Call 1-800-HELP-NOW
    http://www.redcross.org/services/volunteer/

    See also: Nursing Volunteer Opportunities: http://www.nursefriendly.com/volunteer/

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    Association of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons of Southern Africa:"The mission of the Association is to support its members in their efforts to provide the highest quality patient care and attain and maintain professional and ethical standards.
    APRSSA contact number: 021 7616833
    http://www.plasticsurgeons.co.za

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    American Physical Therapy Association, Section on Geriatrics:"Currently comprising over 7200 physical therapists, physical therapist assistants, and students committed to providing quality care for the geriatric client."
    http://www.geriatricspt.org/

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    American Physiological Society, APS...
    The American Physiological Society, 9650 Rockville Pike, Bethesda, Maryland, 20814-3991 USA (301) 634-7164...
    http://www.the-aps.org

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    American School Health Association:"The American School Health Association unites the many professionals working in schools who are committed to safeguarding the health of school-aged children. The Association, a multidisciplinary organization of administrators, counselors, dentists, health educators, physical educators, school nurses and school physicians, advocates high-quality school health instruction, health services and a healthful school environment."
    7263 State Route 43 P.O. Box 708 Kent, Ohio 44240
    Phone 330/678-1601 Fax 330/678-4526, E-mail asha@ashaweb.org
    http://www.ashaweb.org

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    American Social Health Association:"You've contacted America's authority for sexually transmitted disease information. The American Social Health Association is recognized by the public, patients, providers and policy makers for developing and delivering accurate, medically reliable information about STDs. Public and college health clinics across the US order ASHA educational pamphlets and books to give to clients and students. Community-based organizations depend on ASHA, too, to help communicate about risk, transmission, prevention, testing and treatment. This is where you will find the facts, the support and the resources to answer your questions, find referrals, join HELP groups, and get access to in-depth information about sexually transmitted diseases."
    American Social Health Association
    P.O. Box 13827
    Research Triangle Park, NC 27709
    Voice: (919) 361-8400 Fax: (919) 361-8425
    http://www.ashastd.org/

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    American Spinal Injury Association:"The American Spinal Injury Association has developed an Internet website to provide information and education about Spinal Cord Injury (SCI) to ASIA members and to the general public. The website may also serve to facilitate e-commerce and provide value-added services to members, other spinal cord injury-related providers, health care businesses, and the general public."
    2020 Peachtree Road, NW, Atlanta, GA 30309-1402
    voice: 404 355-9772; fax: 404 355-1826
    http://www.asia-spinalinjury.org

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    American Stroke Association, a Division of American Heart Association:"A non-profit organization dedicated to decreasing the impact of stroke through specifically targeted programs, products and services for healthcare professionals, consumers and stroke survivors focusi..."
    American Stroke Association
    National Center
    7272 Greenville Avenue
    Dallas TX 75231
    Telephone Information ASA: 1-888-4-STROKE or 1-888-478-7653
    http://www.strokeassociation.org

    Category: Stroke, Ministroke, Cerebrovascular Accidents (CVAs), Transient Ischemic Attacks (TIAs), http://www.nursefriendly.com/stroke

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    APA Help Center, Eating Disorders. What are the major kinds of eating disorders?:"There are three major types of eating disorders.

    • People with anorexia nervosa have a distorted body image that causes them to see themselves as overweight even when they're dangerously thin.
    • Individuals with bulimia nervosa eat excessive quantities of food, then purge their bodies of the food and calories they fear by using laxatives, enemas, or diuretics, vomiting and/or exercising.
    • Like people with bulimia, those with binge eating disorder experience frequent episodes of out-of-control eating. The difference is that binge eaters don't purge their bodies of excess calories".
    American Psychological Association
    750 First Street, NE
    Washington, DC 20002-4242
    Phone: (800) 374-2721
    http://www.apa.org/helpcenter/eating.aspx

    Category: Eating Disorders, Direct (Bedside Nursing) Patient Care, http://www.nursefriendly.com/eating/

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    Arizona Hospice and Palliative Care Organization - Home...
    The Arizona Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (AHPCO)is a nonprofit membership organization representing hospice and palliative care programs and professionals in Arizona....
    24 pages found, 78 links found, 1428 score http://www.arizonahospice.org

    Category: Hospitals, Medical Centers & Healthcare Facilities: http://www.nursefriendly.com/hospitals/

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    Artists Recovering From Stroke:"This site is maintained by Photographer and Painter John O'Keeffe, who has completed a Master of Visual and Performing Arts Degree on Stroke at Charles Sturt University, Wagga Wagga, N.S.W., Australia. The website is part of a project aimed at promoting the work of artists who have suffered a stroke and have returned to practice Art. My aim is to discuss the problems faced by stroke victims in returning to art; physical, emotional and stylistic problems. I welcome input from any stroke sufferers, or people and organisations associated with stroke.
    jokeeffe@tassie.net.au
    http://members.iinet.net.au/~jokeeffe/

    Category: Stroke, Ministroke, Cerebrovascular Accidents (CVAs), Transient Ischemic Attacks (TIAs), http://www.nursefriendly.com/stroke

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    Association for Death Education and Counseling:"The Association for Death Education and Counseling®, The Thanatology Association®, is one of the oldest interdisciplinary organizations in the field of dying, death and bereavement. Its nearly 2,000 members include a wide array of mental and medical health personnel, educators, clergy, funeral directors and volunteers. ADEC offers numerous educational opportunities through its annual conference, courses and workshops, its certification program, and via its acclaimed publication, The Forum."
    ADEC Headquarters
    111 Deer Lake Road, Suite 100
    Deerfield, IL 60015 USA
    Phone or Fax:
    Phone 847-509-0403
    Fax: 847-480-9282
    http://www.adec.org

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    Association For Morbid Obesity Support:"Did you know that about 5 million people suffer or have suffered from morbid obesity? So far, 133551 are members of this site. Who are we? We're 20,000 tons of support. Though rapidly growing, we have a long way to go to reduce the frustration and isolation of morbid obesity. Please join us. Pre-op or post-op, this site is for you. Take a look around. Find a surgeon, insurance company, or list of local peers. Please return the favor by posting your own information here for the benefit of others. By working together, we're ganging up on ignorance and insurance discrimination and having a lot of fun in the process! Click here to sign up."
    http://www.obesityhelp.com/morbidobesity/

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    Association of Christian Therapists, Nurses Specialty Group, Mary Jo Duddie, RN:"Our vocation of Nursing leads us to share in some of the most beautiful and profound mysteries of life. We join all nurses in their efforts to bring safe, competent and compassionate care to our patients. We thank you for the many contributions to Nursing. There are many wonderful Nursing Organizations with dedicated leaders; each has something special to offer its members. Ours is no exception."
    Association of Christian Therapists
    Mary Jo Duddie, RN
    6728 Old McLean Village Drive
    McLean, VA 22101
    Phone: 703-556-9222, 703-556-8729 (Fax)
    Email: ACTheals@degnon.org, ACTNurses@gmail.com
    http://actheals.org/Groups/Nurses.html

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    Association of Labor Assistants and Childbirth Educators, ALACE
    The Association of Labor Assistants and Childbirth Educators, ALACE, is an international nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting womenís choices in childbirth. Our goal is to help women reclaim trust in their ability to safely and dependably give birth. We train and certify childbirth educators and labor assistants/birth doulas, publish a quarterly journal, Special Delivery, and operate an online bookstore that sells alternative birth books, DVDs, as well as other merchandise."
    ALACE.
    P.O. Box 390436
    Cambridge, MA 02139
    888-222-5223
    http://www.alace.org/

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    Association of Program Directors in Internal Medicine (APDIM):"Founded in 1977, the Association of Program Directors in Internal Medicine (APDIM) is a professional and educational organization dedicated to the promotion of excellence in the training of internal medicine. APDIM has a membership of over 1450 individuals from more than 400 institutions, representing 95 percent of the accredited residency programs in internal medicine within the United States, Puerto Rico and Canada."
    2501 M Street, NW
    Suite 550
    Washington, DC 20037-1325
    Telephone: (202) 861-9351
    Fax: (202) 861-9731
    Email: AAIM@im.org
    Nicole V. Baptista
    http://www.im.org/APDIM/

    Category: Internal Medicine

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    Association of Registered Nurses of Newfoundland and Labrador (ARNNL):"The Association of Registered Nurses of Newfoundland and Labrador (ARNNL) is the regulatory body for nursing in Newfoundland and Labrador. Its mission is to strive for excellence in nursing, public protection, quality health care, and healthy public policy. The ARNNL was established in 1954 by the provincial government with the enactment of the Newfoundland Registered Nurses Act. Three principles guide the Association as it strives to protect the public (1) promoting good nursing practice, (2) preventing poor nursing practice, and (3) intervening when nursing practice is unacceptable."
    Association of Registered Nurses of Newfoundland and Labrador (ARNNL)
    55 Military Road
    St. JohnÕs NF A1C 2C5
    Tel: (709) 753-6040
    Fax: (709) 753-4940
    E-mail: info@arnnl.ca http://www.arnnl.ca

    Category: Canadian Nursing Associations, Healthcare Organizations

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    Association of Registered Nurses of Prince Edward Island (ARNPEI):"Welcome to the Association of Registered Nurses of Prince Edward Island (ARNPEI) website. The ARNPEI is the professional organization and regulatory body for registered nurses in Prince Edward Island. In accordance with the Registered Nurses Act, anyone wishing to practice as a "registered nurse" in Prince Edward Island must be a member of the Association. Founded in 1922, ARNPEI is the largest group of health professionals in the province with approximately 1500 members."
    53 Grafton Street
    Charlottetown PE C1A 1K8
    Tel: (902) 368-3764
    Fax: (902) 628-1430
    E-mail: info@arnpei.ca
    http://www.arnpei.ca

    Category: Canadian Nursing Associations, Healthcare Organizations

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    Association of Women's Health, Obstetric, and Neonatal Nurses (AWHONN) - Canada:"AWHONN Canada currently has over 500 members representing women's health, obstetric and newborn nurses from across the country. AWHONN Canada works to enact AWHONN's mission within Canada. The headquarters for AWHONN are located in Washington D.C. The Canada Section of AWHONN has a national Chair, a Secretary/Treasurer and a Communication Coordinator. The Section is comprised of 5 Chapters:"
    Ms. Sylvie Paquette, CAE
    Association Manager
    AWHONN Canada
    780 Echo Drive
    Ottawa, Ontario K1S 5R7
    Phone: 1-800-561-2416 ext 266
    Phone: 1-613-730-4192 ext 266
    Fax: 1-613-730-4314
    Email: s.paquette@awhonncanada.org
    http://www.awhonncanada.org/

    Category: Canadian Nursing Associations, Healthcare Organizations, Neonatal Intensive Care (NICU), Women's Health, Feminine Issues, Obstetrics & Gynecology

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    Australian Herpes Management Forum (AHMF):"The Australian Herpes Management Forum aims to improve the awareness, understanding, diagnosis, management and control of herpesvirus infections in Australia. This website contains information for clinicians and patients."
    Australian Herpes Management Forum
    c/- STIRC, Marian Villa, Westmead Hospital, Westmead NSW 2145, Australia
    Telephone: +61 (2) 8230 3843 | Fax: +61 (2) 9845 6287
    http://svc029.bne148v.server-web.com/

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    Australian Nursing Federation:"The ANF is the national union for nurses and the largest professional nursing organisation in Australia. The ANF's core business is the industrial and professional representation of nurses and nursing through the activities of a national office and branches in every State and Territory."
    Professional Services (Canberra Office)
    Unit 3, 28 Eyre Street, Kingston ACT 2604 Australia
    Tel. 61 2 6232 6533 Fax. 61 2 6232 6610
    professional@anf.org.au
    http://www.anf.org.au/

    This Link is located in our Nursing Unions, Organized Labor Section: http://www.nursefriendly.com/unions/

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    Autism Society of Los Angeles...California
    What is Autism? Events Membership Mission and Philosophy Support Groups Resources Español Legislation Sanchaz vs. Johnson National News Links Bookstore Since 1969, the Autism Society of Los Angeles (...
    14 Pages Found, 25 Links Found, 2365 Score, http://www.asalosangeles.org

    This link is located in our Autism, Autistic Children, Developmental Disorders, Neurological Resources section: http://www.nursefriendly.com/autism/

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    Best Buddies:"Best Buddies is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to establishing a global volunteer movement that creates opportunities for one-to-one friendships, integrated employment and leadership development for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Founded in 1989 by Anthony Kennedy Shriver, Best Buddies is a vibrant, international organization that has grown from one original chapter to more than 1,400 college, high school and middle school campuses across the country and internationally. Best Buddies programs engage participants in each of the 50 United States. We have accredited international programs on six continents with additional country programs under active development."
    Global Headquarters
    100 Southeast Second Street, Suite 2200
    Miami, FL 33131
    Phone: 305 374 2233
    Fax: 305 374 5305
    Toll Free: 800 89 BUDDY (28339)
    bestbuddies.org
    http://www.bestbuddies.org

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    Birthworks...
    "Welcome to Birth Works International! We are a nonprofit organization with certification programs for childbirth educators and doulas. The programs have an innovative and experiential design embodying a philosophy that develops a woman's self-confidence, trust, and faith in her innate ability to give birth and nurture her child. Birth Works International programs are based on the belief that the knowledge about how to give birth already exists within every woman. We do not believe that a pregnant woman needs to be taught how to give birth but rather work to help her have more trust and faith in her own body knowledge."
    Birth Works© Inc.
    P.O. Box 2045
    Medford, NJ 08055
    888-TO-BIRTH (888-862-4784), info@birthworks.org
    http://www.birthworks.org

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    Blessed Gérard's Care Centre and Hospice:"The Brotherhood of Blessed Gérard is not a catholic organisation in name alone, but a community of the church, which executes its charitable service as a work of faith. Our work is essentially a fulfilment of the missionary task of the church, to proclaim the gospel in word and deed. The centre of our daily schedule is the celebration of Holy Mass as expression and execution of the redemptory service of the church. If somebody would be critical of or distant from the church and its missionary work, he or she would not feel comfortable in our community. If you can identify with our principles, you will find ample opportunities to have many wonderful experiences."
    Brotherhood of Blessed Gérard P O Box 440 Mandeni 4490 Republic of South Africa Phone: +27 32 4562743 Fax: +27 32 4567962 E-Mail: bbg@iafrica.com http://198.62.75.1/www1/gtl/bbg/bbgvolun.htm

    See also: Nursing Volunteer Opportunities: http://www.nursefriendly.com/volunteer/

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    Brian Bloodworth Stroke and Head Injury Research Foundation...
    A non-profit foundation sponsoring stroke, spine, and head injury research while retraining head injury patients and stroke victims to be functional....
    14 Pages Found, 28 Links Found, 19310 Score, http://www.braininjuryhelp.com

    Category: Stroke, Ministroke, Cerebrovascular Accidents (CVAs), Transient Ischemic Attacks (TIAs), http://www.nursefriendly.com/stroke

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    British Columbia Nurses' Union:"The BC Nurses' Union represents about 32,000 nurses and allied health care workers. Included are Registered Nurses, Registered Psychiatric Nurses, Licensed Graduate Nurses, Undergraduate Nurses, Licensed Practical Nurses and health care support staff."
    British Columbia Nurses' Union
    4060 Regent Street, Burnaby, BC V5C 6P5
    Phone: 604-433-2268 or 1-800-663-9991
    http://www.bcnu.org

    Category: Canadian Nursing Associations, Healthcare Organizations

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    Canadian Association for the History of Nursing (CAHN):"The mission of CAHN is to promote interest in the history of nursing and to develop scholarship in the field. CAHN is a charitable organization founded in 1987, and is an affiliate group of the Canadian Nurses Association."
    Dr. Jayne Elliott
    AMS Nursing History Research Unit
    School of Nursing
    University of Ottawa
    451 Smyth Road
    Ottawa, Ontario K1H 8M5
    e-mail: jelliott@uottawa.ca
    http://www.cahn-achn.ca/
    Category: Canadian Nursing Associations, Healthcare Organizations, Nursing History, Nursing Profession

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    Canadian Association of Advanced Practice Nurses (CAAPN):"CAAPN is a national Canadian organization consisting of over 500 members, mainly Advanced Practice Nurses, encompassing a multitude of specialties. The common and integral bond that links members is advanced nursing practice. All members function as advanced practice nurses or are students of advanced practice programs, generally at a master of nursing or doctorate prepared level, across Canada."
    President@caapn.com
    Beverley McIsaac
    55 Penney Crescent
    St. John's, NL
    A1A 5J5
    Phone: 709-579-3354
    http://www.caapn.com/

    Category: Advanced Practice Nurses (APNs), Canadian Nursing Associations, Healthcare Organizations

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    Canadian Association of Critical Care Nurses:"The CACCN is a non-profit, specialty organization dedicated to maintaining and enhancing the quality of patient and family centered care by meeting educational needs of critical care nurses. Engages and empowers nurses through education and networking to advocate for the critical care nurse. Develops current and evidence informed standards of critical care nursing practice. Identifies professional and political issues and provides a strong unified national voice through our partnerships. Facilitates learning opportunities to achieve Canadian Nurses Association's certification in critical care."
    P.O. Box 25322
    London, ON N6B 6B1
    Phone: 1-519-649-5284
    Toll Free: 1-866-477-9077
    Fax: 1-519-649-1458
    Email: caccn@caccn.ca
    http://www.caccn.ca/

    Category: Canadian Nursing Associations, Critical Care Nurses, Healthcare Organizations, Intensive Care Unit (ICU) Nurses

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    Canadian Association of Hepatology Nurses (CAHN):"CAHN is a national professional organization that represents and supports nurses across Canada who practice in hepatology. Beliefs about Hepatology Nursing: * Hepatology nursing is a specialized area of nursing that has its focus on promotion of liver health, prevention of illness, and the care of clients experiencing liver related health problems and disorders. This specialty addresses a variety of diseases and disorders of the liver including viral, genetic, and metabolic."
    Canadian Association of Hepatology Nurses (CAHN)
    Ms Jo-Ann Ford
    5153 – 2775 Laurel Street
    Vancouver, British Columbia V5Z 1M9
    Telephone 604-875-5705, fax 604-875-5221
    e-mail joann.ford@vch.ca
    http://www.livernurses.org/

    Category: Canadian Nursing Associations, Healthcare Organizations

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    Canadian Association of Nurses in AIDS Care:"The Canadian Association of Nurses in AIDS Care (CANAC) is a national professional nursing organization committed to fostering excellence in HIV/AIDS nursing, promoting the health, rights and dignity of persons affected by HIV/AIDS and to preventing the spread of HIV infection. CANAC's members hail from all regions of Canada working in clinical practice, education, research and/or administration. We have a proud history of working in collaboration with other nursing organizations and with the international HIV/AIDS community. Volunteerism and solidarity with those affected by HIV/AIDS are the heart and soul of our organization."
    Canadian Association of Nurses in AIDS Care (CANAC)
    Jennifer Shaw
    Executive Assistant, CANAC/ACIIS
    P.O. Box 93
    Pontypool, ON Canada L0A 1K0
    Telephone : N/A
    General Email: info@canac.org
    http://www.canac.org/

    Category: Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) and HIV, Canadian Nursing Associations, Healthcare Organizations, Infectious Diseases, Viral & Bacterial, Nursing Associations

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    Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse (CCSA):"The Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse (CCSA) is Canada's national addictions agency. Our mission is to provide objective, evidence-based information and advice to help reduce the health, social and economic harm associated with substance abuse and addictions. Established by an Act of Parliament in 1988, CCSA is an arm's-length, not-for-profit organization supported by the Federal Government through Canada's Drug Strategy. Headquartered in Ottawa, CCSA employs 26 full-time staff and a number of part-time associates dedicated to disseminating information, providing policy guidance, and sharing treatment knowledge and best practices related to substance abuse issues. CCSA works collaboratively with governments, researchers, enforcement agencies, treatment professionals and the private sector to achieve a balanced and holistic approach to addictions that will lead to a healthier and safer Canadian public."
    Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse
    75 Albert Street Suite 300 Ottawa, ON Canada K1P 5E7
    T: (613) 235-4048 F: (613) 235-8101
    http://www.ccsa.ca

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    Canadian Family Practice Nursing Association (CFPNA):"In June 2008, CFPNA became the 40th emerging associate nursing group of the Canadian Nurses Association (CNA). Recognition of CFPNA as an emerging group is the first formal step in the process required to develop a national certification program for family practice/primary health care nurses in Canada."
    http://www.cfpna.ca/:

    Category: Advanced Practice Nurses (APNs), Canadian Nursing Associations, Healthcare Organizations, Nursing Associations

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    Canadian Federation of Mental Health Nurses:"An associate group of the Canadian Nurses' Association (CNA), we are a national voice for psychiatric and mental health (PMH) nursing. Our objectives are to: Assure national leadership in the development and application of nursing standards that inform and affect psychiatric and mental health nursing practice. Examine and influence government policy, and address national issues related to mental health and mental illness. Communicate and collaborate with national and international groups that share our professional interests. Facilitate excellence in psychiatric and mental health nursing by providing our members with educational and networking resources. Formed in 1988, the Federation pioneered national credentialing in psychiatric and mental health nursing and achieved CNA certification status seven years later."
    Canadian Federation of Mental Health Nurses
    1 Concorde Gate, Suite 109, Toronto, ON M3C 3N6
    Tel: 416-426-7029, Fax: 416-426-7280
    Email: info@cfmhn.ca
    http://www.cfmhn.org/

    Category: Canadian Nursing Associations, Healthcare Organizations, Nursing Associations, Psychiatric Nurses

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    Canadian Federation of Nurses Unions:"A National Voice For Nurses: A Voice With Power. Protecting the health of patients and our national health system, and promoting nurses and the nursing profession at the national level - and doing it effectively - is the job of the Canadian Federation of Nurses Unions. We pressure the federal government to recognize the professional skills and knowledge that nurses bring to our jobs. We also push them to recognize the caring, human touch nurses bring which is so important to patients' healing. We work to make sure nurses' and patients' priorities are reflected in health and budgetary policy and when national politicians talk "health."
    Canadian Federation of Nurses Unions
    2841 Riverside Drive
    Ottawa, Ontario K1V 8X7
    Telephone: 1-613-526-4661
    Fax: 1-613-526-1023
    Toll Free: 1-800-321-9821
    cfnu@nursesunions.ca
    http://www.nursesunions.ca/

    Category: Canadian Nursing Associations, Healthcare Organizations, Nursing Associations, Nursing Unions, Organized Labor

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    Canadian Holistic Nurses Association:"Every individual is a whole and unitary human being with an energy field which is in process with the environmental energy field. When human beings participate consciously in change, we believe they tap into their potential for healing and well being. We believe that a nursing conceptual framework based on human environmental field theory is the foundation for holistic nursing practice."
    50 Driveway
    Ottawa, Ontario
    K2P 1E2
    Telephone: (613) 237-2133
    Fax: (613) 237-3520
    Toll-free phone: 1-888-910-9998
    http://chna.ca/

    Category: Alternative, Therapies, Canadian Nursing Associations, Health, Wellness, Alternative Medicine, Healthcare Organizations, Holistic Nursing, Nursing Associations

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    Canadian Intravenous Nurses Association:"We are a national association with representation in each Canadian province and the Territories. Our membership has also extended to the United States, United Kingdom, and other parts of Europe."
    Canadian Intravenous Nurses Association
    P.O. Box 66572, 685 McCowan Rd., Toronto, Ontario M1J 3N8
    Phone: (416) 696-7761 Fax: (416) 696-8437, cina@cina.ca
    http://www.cina.ca/

    Category: Canadian Nursing Associations, Healthcare Organizations, Intravenous (IV) & Infusion Drug Therapy, Nursing Associations

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    Canadian Lung Association:"The Canadian Lung Association was founded in 1900, under the original name The Canadian Association for the Prevention of Consumption and other Forms of Tuberculosis. As one of Canada's first voluntary health organization, its first aim was to provide facilities for the care of TB patients. Throughout its past years, The Canadian Lung Association has helped achieve dramatic changes in the status of tuberculosis, and now a steady decline in TB has been realized. There is still, however, a lot of work to be done and The Lung Association is dedicated to do everything possible "to improve respiratory health."
    The Lung Association
    3 Raymond Street, Suite 300 Ottawa, ON K1R 1A3 Canada
    Phone: 613-569-6411 Fax: 613-569-8860 Office: info@lung.ca
    Webmaster: webmaster@lung.ca
    http://www.lung.ca/

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    Canadian Nurses Association - l'Association des infirmières et infirmiers du Canada:"The Canadian Nurses Association is a federation of 11 provincial and territorial nursing associations representing more than 120,000 registered nurses."
    Canadian Nurses Association
    50 Driveway, Ottawa ON CANADA K2P 1E2
    Telephone: (613) 237-2133 or 1-800-361-8404
    Fax: (613) 237-3520
    info@cna-aiic.ca
    http://www.cna-nurses.ca/

    Category: Canadian Nursing Associations, Healthcare Organizations, Nursing Associations

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    Canadian Nurses Foundation (CNF):"The Canadian Nurses Foundation(CNF) was founded in 1962 by the Canadian Nurses Association. Canadian Nurses Foundation supports world-class Canadian health care by raising funds to advance nursing knowledge and research, and by recognizing professional excellence in Canada's nurses. Our Mission: To advance nursing knowledge and improve health care by providing research grants, awards, and scholarships to Canadian nurses and nursing students. We raise funds for our activities through diverse partnerships with responsible organizations and individuals who share our goals."
    Canadian Nurses Foundation
    50 Driveway
    Ottawa ON K2P 1E2
    Canada
    Telephone : 613-237-2133 ext. 242
    Toll Free : 1-800-361-8404
    Fax : 613-237-3520
    Email : info@cnf-fiic.ca
    http://www.canadiannursesfoundation.com

    Category: Canadian Nursing Associations, Healthcare Organizations, Nursing Associations

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    Canadian Nurses Protective Society (CNPS):"The Canadian Nurses Protective Society (CNPS®) is a non-profit society, owned and operated by nurses for nurses, that offers legal liability protection related to nursing practice to eligible Registered Nurses, by providing information, education, and financial and legal assistance."
    Canadian Nurses Protective Society
    110 - 865 Carling Ave
    Ottawa ON K1S 5S8
    Tel.: 1-613-237-2092
    1-800-267-3390 (toll free)
    Fax: 1-613-237-6300
    E-mail: info@cnps.ca
    http://www.cnps.ca

    Category: Canadian Nursing Associations, Healthcare Organizations, Nursing Associations, Nursing Professional Malpractice & Liability Insurance

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    Canadian Nursing Students Association:"The Canadian Nursing Students Association (CNSA) is the voice of nursing students in Canada. For over thirty years, CNSA has represented the interests of nursing students to federal, provincial, and international governments and to other nursing and health care organizations."
    Fifth Avenue Court
    99 Fifth Avenue, Suite 15
    Ottawa, ON
    K1S 5K4
    613.235.3150
    http://www.cnsa.ca/

    Category: Canadian Nursing Associations, Healthcare Organizations, Nursing Associations, Nursing Students

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    Canadian Occupational Health Nurses Association (COHNA):"Occupational Health Nurses practice in the specialty of Occupational Health and Safety, delivering integrated occupational health and safety services to individual workers and worker populations. Occupational health nursing encompasses the promotion, maintenance and restoration of health and the prevention of illness and injury. In Canada, Occupational Health Nurses are registered nurses holding a diploma or degree in nursing as well as a variety of additional qualifications and experience. Occupational Health Nurses may also have a certificate, diploma or degree in Occupational Health and Safety from a community college or university. Nurses who are certified in occupational health nursing have met specific eligibility requirements, passed a written exam and have met a national standard of competency in Occupational Health. In Canada, expertise unique to this speciality is recognized with the initials COHN(C), granted by the Canadian Nurses Association. The initials COHN or COHN(S) recognize US certification. These are marks of distinction for occupational health nursing excellence."
    http://www.cohna-aciist.ca/

    Category: Canadian Nursing Associations, Healthcare Organizations, Nursing Associations

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    Canadian Orthopaedic Nurses Association:"The Canadian Orthopaedic Nurses Association believes that nurses who provide care to individuals with neuromuscular and skeletal disorders require a specific body of knowledge and skills to deliver the highest standard of care. We believe that this knowledge is acquired, maintained and advanced through basic knowledge, continuing education, practice and research."
    The Canadian Orthopaedic Nurses Association
    Association Canadienne des Infirmières et Infirmiers en Orthopédie
    12 Demos Place Victoria, BC V0A 7A7
    http://www.cona-nurse.org

    Category: Canadian Nursing Associations, Healthcare Organizations, Nursing Associations

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    Canadian Society of Gastroenterology Nurses and Associates (CSGNA):"The CSGNA is a special interest group representing gastroenterology nurses from across Canada. The association includes endoscopy nurses, other health care professionals and workers in the field of gastroenterology, endoscopy or a related field."
    Canadian Society of Gastroenterology Nurses and Associates (CSGNA)
    #224, 1540 Cornwall Road
    Oakville , Ontario
    L6J 7W5
    Toll Free 1-866-544-8794
    http://www.csgna.com/

    Category: Canadian Nursing Associations, Healthcare Organizations, Nursing Associations

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    Canadian Stroke Consortium...
    The Canadian Stroke Consortium is an academic network pursuing anti-stroke therapies through research projects and clinical trials....
    14 Pages Found, 0 Links Found, 582 Score, http://www.strokeconsortium.ca

    Category: Stroke, Ministroke, Cerebrovascular Accidents (CVAs), Transient Ischemic Attacks (TIAs), http://www.nursefriendly.com/stroke

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    Care4Dystonia, Inc.:"Beka Serdans, RN, MSN carries multiple "hats - that of being a patient diagnosed with dystonia; that of being an active healthcare professional and strong patient advocate. She has developed the innate ability to see all sides of dystonia - creating Care4Dystonia, Inc. in 2000 as an avenue to help publicize dystonia to the media. Beka appeared on NBCs Dateline in 1998 with Dr. Mitchell Brin, MD in a story covering the use of Botox for dystonia. Since then she has appeared in multiple media venues , more often writing about her own experiences and battles with the disease in the 2 popular books I'M Moving Two and I'm Moving On...Are U??. Care4Dystonia, Inc. is a nationwide community-based voluntary health organization ( 501c3 nonprofit ).
    Care4Dystonia, Inc. c/o Serdans
    440 East 78th Street
    New York, NY 10021 USA
    http://www.care4dystonia.org/

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    Celiac Sprue Association/United States of America, Inc. (CSA):"Celiac Sprue Association/ United States of America, Inc. (CSA/USA, Inc) is a member based non-profit organization dedicated to helping individuals with celiac disease and dermatitis herpetiformis worldwide through education, research and support." Via mail: P.O. Box 31700 Omaha, NE 68131-0700 Via phone: (877) CSA-4-CSA - Toll free (402) 558-0600 Via e-mail: celiacs@csaceliacs.org http://www.csaceliacs.org/AboutCSA.php

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    Centre for Grief Education, Victoria, Australia:"Welcome to the web site of the Centre for Grief Education. From here you can download a detailed guide to our 2004 training program, a wall chart which lists our programs and a registration form for any of our programs and courses. These PDF documents can be read using the free Adobe Acrobat reader. The site also has details of our free bereavement counselling service, links to many other grief related web sites, information on the peer-reviewed journal Grief Matters: The Australian Journal of Grief and Bereavement, an extensive listing of free and low cost grief counselling services in Victoria, details on projects conducted by the Centre, information about membership benefits, recent media releases, grief support information and products that can be purchased from the Centre."
    The Centre for Grief Education, McCulloch House, Monash Medical Centre
    246 Clayton Road CLAYTON VIC 3168 Australia
    Phone: +61 3 9545 6377, Freecall: (Australia wide) 1800 642 066, Email: info@grief.org.au
    http://www.grief.org.au

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    Center for Loss in Multiple Birth (CLIMB), Inc.:"Welcome to the website of CLIMB, the Center for Loss in Multiple Birth, Inc. We are parents throughout the United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and beyond who have experienced the death of one or more, both or all of our twins or higher multiples at any time from conception through birth, infancy and childhood. We originated in 1987, when a mother whose twin son died very suddenly at birth believed that she was truly the only one--then began to search for "a few" others. Soon, she was hearing from families everywhere who were struggling to cope and heal from the devastating loss of their twin or twins, their triplet or triplets or other higher multiples, in a wide variety of circumstances -- in sad contrast to the happy images of multiples portrayed in the media and elsewhere."
    Center for Loss in Multiple Birth (CLIMB), Inc.
    P.O. Box 91377 Anchorage AK 99509
    907/ 222-5321, climb@pobox.alaska.net
    http://www.climb-support.org/

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    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC):"The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is one of the 13 major operating components of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), which is the principal agency in the United States government for protecting the health and safety of all Americans and for providing essential human services, especially for those people who are least able to help themselves. Since it was founded in 1946 to help control malaria, CDC has remained at the forefront of public health efforts to prevent and control infectious and chronic diseases, injuries, workplace hazards, disabilities, and environmental health threats. Today, CDC is globally recognized for conducting research and investigations and for its action oriented approach. CDC applies research and findings to improve people’s daily lives and responds to health emergencies—something that distinguishes CDC from its peer agencies."
    Centers for Disease Control
    1600 Clifton Road, N.E.
    Atlanta, GA 30333 USA
    Tel: (404) 639-3311
    Public Inquiries: (404) 639-3534 / (800) 311-3435
    http://www.cdc.gov

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    Central New Jersey Chapter AACN:"Formed in 1985 by local critical care nurses to promote education and professional growth for all nurses. Membership in our chapter is open to all RNs interested in critical care nursing who are also national members of the American Association of Critical Care Nurses. Chapter membership helps promote continuing education to area nurses and a means of collaboration with your peers right in your own back yard. Presently we are rotating our meetings between Somerset Medical Center in Somerville, NJ, Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick, NJ All local hospitals are welcome to participate !! Programs are held bimonthly with CEU offerings and one all day seminar with CEU offerings has also been planned."
    Central New Jersey Chapter- AACN
    PMB 318
    14 Easton Avenue
    New Brunswick, NJ, 08901-1918
    cnjchapter@aol.com
    http://www.aacn.org/jsc

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    Citizens Commission on Human Rights (Cult of Scientology Front Group):
    CCHR International
    6616 Sunset Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90028
    (323) 467-4242 (800) 869-2247 humanrights@cchr.org
    http://www.cchr.org/

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    Circumcision Resource Center, a nonprofit educational organization forexpec...
    The Circumcision Resource Center is a nonprofit educational organization with the purpose of informing the public and professionals about the practice of circumcision. Our mission is to raise awareness and facilitate healing. The Center is a valuable source of circumcision information for parents and children's advocates; childbirth educators and allied professionals; medical, mental health, and academic people; Jews; and others. Our Directors (majority is Jewish*) and Professional Advisory Board members (one-third is Jewish*) consist of researchers and clinicians in the fields of medicine, mental health, and social science.
    Circumcision Resource Center
    P.O. Box 232
    Boston, MA 02133
    (617) 523-0088
    http://www.circumcision.org

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    Coalition of Women in Long Term Care (COWL):"Long term healthcare (LTC) is, in many respects, a women's issue. Women comprise 75% of the nursing home resident population, 97% of professional long term caregivers and the vast majority of family members caring for relatives at home. This demographic reality gives rise to a lot of issues, from healthcare delivery to pay equity and fringe benefits. Ironically, but not surprisingly, the majority of leadership and policy-making positions, both in long term care and in government, are occupied by men. The question becomes: How can we bring women's unique perspectives and situations, as they pertain to long term care, to the full attention of the board rooms, the legislatures, and the executive agencies of the government?"
    P.O. Box 2789
    Lebanon, TN 37088-2789
    Phone: 615-444-1836 Fax: 615-444-0366
    Webmaster: WebMaster@COWL.Org
    http://www.cowl.org/

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    College and Association of Registered Nurses of Alberta (CARNA):"The College and Association of Registered Nurses of Alberta serves the public by regulating registered nurses in order to promote and support safe, competent, ethical nursing care and providing progressive, innovative leadership that encourages professional excellence and influences health policy."
    College and Association of Registered Nurses of Alberta (CARNA)
    11620 - 168 Street NW
    Edmonton AB T5M 4A6
    Tel: (780) 451-0043
    Fax: (780) 452-3276
    E-mail: carna@nurses.ab.ca http://www.nurses.ab.ca/

    Category: Canadian Nursing Associations, Healthcare Organizations, Nursing Associations

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    College of Emergency Nursing Australasia:"Full Membership is open to all registered nurses. Associate Membership is available to Enrolled Nurses, medical and paramedical professions subscribing to the purpose of the Association and agreeing to abide by the constitution and by-laws and acceptable to the committee."
    http://www.emergencysa.org.au/

    Categories: Associations, Organizations, Patient Education, Healthcare, Medical, http://www.4nursing.com/healthcare
    Australian Nurses, Nursing, http://www.nursefriendly.com/australia/
    Australian Nursing Associations
    Emergency Department (ER, Casualty, Trauma) Nurses, http://www.nursefriendly.com/emergency/

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    Council of Gerontological Nursing, North Carolina Nurses Association (NCNA):"The Council of Gerontological Nursing is an organizational unit within the North Carolina Nurses Association (NCNA). The Council provides an opportunity for nurses to share expertise and discuss relevant concerns and issues critical to promoting quality care for older persons. A unique appreciation of the process of aging as a "work in progress" characterizes the philosophy of many gerontological nurses. For aphorisms about the aging process, click here (see page entitled Aphorisms about Aging)."
    Gail Pruitt, RN, NCNA representative/liaison
    103 Enterprise Road, Box 12225 Raleigh, NC 27605-2025
    919-821-4250, 800-626-2153 fax 919-829-5807

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    College of Nurses of Ontario (CNO):"The College of Nurses of Ontario (CNO) is the governing body for the 145,000 registered nurses (RNs), registered practical nurses (RPNs) and nurse practitioners (NPs) in Ontario, Canada. The College regulates nursing to protect the public interest and sets requirements to enter the profession, establishes and enforces standards of nursing practice, and assures the quality of practice of the profession and the continuing competence of nurses.
    College of Nurses of Ontario (CNO)
    101 Davenport Road
    Toronto ON M5R 3P1
    Tel: 1-800-387-5526 / (416) 928-0900
    Fax: (416) 928-6507
    E-mail: cno@cnomail.org http://www.cno.org

    Category: Canadian Nursing Associations, Healthcare Organizations, Nursing Associations

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    College of Registered Nurses of British Columbia:"CRNBC's mandate is to ensure that all individuals seeking entry to practice and maintaining registration are competent and ethical professionals. The College does this by setting standards, supporting registered nurses to meet standards and acting if standards are not met."
    2855 Arbutus Street
    Vancouver, BC
    V6J 3Y8 Canada
    Phone & Fax
    T: 604.736.7331
    F: 604.738.2272
    Toll-free: 1.800.565.6505
    Email: info@crnbc.ca
    https://www.crnbc.ca

    Category: Canadian Nursing Associations, Healthcare Organizations, Nursing Associations

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    College of Registered Nurses of Manitoba:"The College of Registered Nurses of Manitoba (the College) exists to protect the public. We do this by setting standards for registered nursing practice, supporting registered nurses in meeting the standards and taking action when the standards are not met. Here are some of the ways we do our work:"
    (CRNM)
    890 Pembina Highway
    Winnipeg MB R3M 2M8
    Tel: (204) 774-3477
    Fax: (204) 775-6052
    E-mail: info@crnm.mb.ca http://www.crnm.mb.ca

    Category: Canadian Nursing Associations, Healthcare Organizations, Nursing Associations

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    College of Registered Nurses of Nova Scotia:" On January 2, 2002, a new Registered Nurses Act came into effect changing the name of the Registered Nurses' Association of Nova Scotia to the College of Registered Nurses of Nova Scotia (CRNNS). The College of Registered Nurses of Nova Scotia is the regulatory body for nursing in Nova Scotia. Its mission or purpose is to regulate the practice of nursing in the public interest. The College's core regulatory functions are to: set the educational requirements for those entering the nursing profession; issue annual licences to qualified applicants to practise nursing; establish and improve standards for nurses' practice; enhance the continuing competence of nurses; and, review and take appropriate action on complaints about nurses' practice or behavior."
    College of Registered Nurses of Nova Scotia
    Suite 600, Barrington Tower 1894 Barrington Street Halifax, Nova Scotia B3J 2A8
    Canada
    Tel 902-491-9744, Ext. 230 Toll-free (NS) 1-800-565-9744 Fax 902-491-9510, E-mail info@crnns.ca
    http://www.crnns.ca

    Category: Canadian Nursing Associations, Healthcare Organizations, Nursing Associations

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    Colorado Association of School Nurses C-A-S-N:
    Colorado Association of School Nurses
    P.O. Box 24741
    Denver, CO 80224-0741
    Sandy Hansen shansen589@earthlink.net
    http://www.coloradoschoolnurse.org/

    Categories: School Nurses

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    CONCERN network:The CONCERN network was established by ASTNA to provide a means of distributing information to AAMS members about incidents and accidents involving member programs. The original network consisted of a fax phone tree to distribute the information, but now includes a mailing list along with the original fax network. An archive of messages is now available, it includes all CONCERN network messages sent since the introduction of the mailing list.
    http://www.concern-network.org/index.php?id=faq

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    Council on Family Health:" The Council on Family Health is a non-profit organization established more than 30 years ago, dedicated to educating consumers about the proper use of nonprescription and prescription medicines, home safety and personal health."
    http://www.cfhinfo.org/

    Category: Consumer Awareness Organization

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    Delaware School Nurse Association:"Welcome to the Web site of the Delaware School Nurse Association. This site is dedicated to examining the services that school nurses provide to the students in Delaware and to providing information to those who are interested in current happenings in DSNA."
    Yvonne Tetreault, RN, MEd, NCSN, tetreaulty@christina.k12.de.us
    http://www.dsna.org/

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    Delta Society:"Although animal-assisted activities (AAA) and animal-assisted therapy (AAT) are the preferred terms, you may also hear the terms "pet-facilitated therapy" and "animal-facilitated therapy." The term "pet therapy" should be avoided because it is inaccurate and misleading. This term was widely used several decades ago to refer to animal behavior training programs. The preferred terms (AAA and AAT) suggest that the animal is the motivating force that enhances treatment provided by a well-trained person."
    Delta Society
    875 124th Ave NE, Ste 101
    Bellevue, WA 98005
    (425) 226-7357 (8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. PST, Monday - Friday)
    (425) 235-1076 (fax)
    info@deltasociety.org
    http://www.deltasociety.org/AnimalsAAAAbout.htm

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    Dermatology Nursing:"Dermatology Nursing, the official journal of the Dermatology Nurses' Association (DNA), is nursing's #1 skin care resource. The journal publishes state-of-the-art, peer-reviewed articles on all aspects of skin and wound care. Dermatology Nursing provides its readers with the multifaceted information they need to provide clinically excellent patient care and to enhance their patient care practice."
    DNA
    Anthony J. Jannetti, Inc.
    East Holly Avenue Box 56
    Pitman, New Jersey 08071-0056
    Phone: (856) 256-2300 or Fax: (856) 589-7463
    Twitter: http://twitter.com/#!/DermNursing
    http://www.dermatologynursing.net/cgi-bin/WebObjects/DNJournal.woa

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    Direct Care Alliance:"Nationwide, we face a critical shortage of high-quality direct-care workers — home health aides, certified nursing assistants, and personal care attendants — who can meet the needs of our country's long-term care consumers — people who are elderly, chronically ill, or living with disabilities. Direct-care workers provide the vast majority of hands-on care within our long-term care health system. Consumers rely on these workers to provide them with comfort, companionship, and care in an atmosphere that preserves their dignity and well-being. As a result, consumers consistently cite the quality of their relationship with their paraprofessional workers as a primary determinant of their quality of life."
    Direct Care Alliance
    c/o Paraprofessional Healthcare Institute
    349 East 149th Street, 10th Floor- Bronx, NY 10451
    Phone: 718.402.7766 - Fax: 718.585.6852
    email: info@directcarealliance.org
    http://www.directcarealliance.org/

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    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Division of Parasitic Diseases (DPD):"The mission of the Division of Parasitic Diseases (DPD) is to prevent and control parasitic diseases in the United States and throughout the world and to increase survival of children in developing countries. We accomplish this through surveillance and by conducting laboratory and epidemiologic research. We provide diagnostic, consultative, and epidemiologic services and training to local, state, and federal agencies; national, and international organizations; and the public."
    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
    1600 Clifton Rd,
    Atlanta, GA 30333, U.S.A
    Tel: (404) 639-3311 / Public Inquiries: (404) 639-3534 / (800) 311-3435
    http://www.cdc.gov/ncidod/dpd/default.htm

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    Nursing In The Media, truthaboutnursing.org:"Registered Nurses are the critical front-line caregivers in health care today. For millions of people worldwide, nurses are the difference between life and death, self-sufficiency and dependency, hope and despair. Yet a lack of true appreciation for nursing has led to a shortage that is one of our most urgent public health crises. The nursing shortage has claimed countless lives and threatens to overwhelm the world's health systems. It is no exaggeration to say that our future depends on a better understanding of nursing. Nursing In The Media, truthaboutnursing.org is an international non-profit working to meet that challenge. The Center tells the media and the public what nurses really do. We analyze the media's treatment of nurses and organize them to respond, helping nurses stand together to end harmful depictions and encourage good ones. Better public understanding of nursing will lead to more social, political and financial support for the profession. That will relieve the nursing shortage and im http://www.truthaboutnursing.org

    Category: International Nursing Alliances

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    Chicago Abused Women Coalition: Verbal & Emotional Abuse:"Some definitions: Verbal assaults, manipulative and or controlling behaviors toward a partner which cause that person to feel afraid, confused, overwhelmed, threatened, powerless, crazy, inadequate, frustrated, or rejected. The purpose of the verbal assaults and manipulations is to gain and maintain power over the partner. Forms of verbal and emotional abuse include, but are not limited to: - name-calling - making jokes at partner's expense - yelling - accusing - blaming - criticizing - threatening - refusing to talk - making degrading remarks - arguing - put-downs - judging - demanding - ordering a person to do something - minimizing things that are important to the partner - denying previous abusive words and behaviors - withholding money and resources - withholding affection - harassing - using "power privilege" - stalking - playing mind games - intimidating looks and actions - gestures - forcing a partner to act against her will - interfering with partner's right to determine her own behavior - interfering with partner's/family well-being - using the children to carry derogatory messages to partner - isolation - destroying pets or property."
    Chicago Abused Women Coalition
    P.O. Box 477916 Chicago, IL 60647-7916
    Administration: 773.489.9081 Email: cawcadmin@mindspring.com
    http://www.cawc.org/domestic/verbal.html

    Category: Abuse, Abusive Behaviors, Abuses

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    Children's Health Fund:"The Children's Health Fund is committed to providing health care to the nation's most medically underserved children. CHF develops and supports innovative primary care medical programs. We also educate and advocate to promote guaranteed access to appropriate health care for all children."
    The Children's Health Fund
    215 West 125th Street
    Suite 301
    New York, NY 10027
    P:(212) 535-9400
    http://www.childrenshealthfund.org/

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    Cross-Cultural Solutions:"Cross-Cultural Solutions is a not-for-profit international volunteer organization that operates volunteer programs in Brazil, China, Costa Rica, Ghana, Guatemala, India, Peru, Russia, Tanzania, and Thailand. Our programs offer a unique opportunity for participants to work side-by-side with local people, on locally designed and driven projects. Our volunteer programs are designed to facilitate hands-on service and cultural exchange in the aim of fostering cultural understanding. As an international volunteer, you will participate in meaningful community development and gain a whole new perspective of the world. Request information today to find out how you can be an international volunteer!"
    Cross-Cultural Solutions
    2 Clinton Place, New Rochelle, NY 10801 USA
    1-800-380-4777 1-914-632-0022 info@crossculturalsolutions.org
    http://www.crossculturalsolutions.org

    See also: Nursing Volunteer Opportunities: http://www.nursefriendly.com/volunteer/

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    Doctors Without Borders (also known as Médecins Sans Frontières or MSF):"Médecins Sans Frontières (also known as Doctors Without Borders or MSF) delivers emergency aid to victims of armed conflict, epidemics, and natural and man-made disasters, and to others who lack health care due to social or geographical isolation. MSF was founded in 1971 by a small group of French doctors who believed that all people have the right to medical care regardless of race,religion, creed or political affiliation, and that the needs of these people supersede respect for national borders. It was the first non-governmental organization to both provide emergency medical assistance and publicly bear witness to the plight of the populations they served."
    Médecins Sans Frontières (also known as Doctors Without Borders or MSF)
    333 7th Avenue, 2nd Floor New York, NY 10001-5004
    BY PHONE (212) 679-6800 BY FAX (212) 679-7016
    Make a donation toll-free at 1-888-392-0392, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
    http://www.doctorswithoutborders.org/

    See also: Nursing Volunteer Opportunities: http://www.nursefriendly.com/volunteer/

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    Doctorsforadults.com: Internal Medicine, Doctors For Adults:"Doctors of internal medicine focus on adult medicine and have had special study and training focusing on the prevention and treatment of adult diseases. At least three of their seven or more years of medical school and postgraduate training are dedicated to learning how to prevent, diagnose, and treat diseases that affect adults. Internists are sometimes referred to as the "doctor's doctor," because they are often called upon to act as consultants to other physicians to help solve puzzling diagnostic problems."
    190 N Independence Mall West
    Philadelphia, PA 19106-1572
    ACP Customer Service
    800-523-1546, x2600, 215-351-2600
    http://www.doctorsforadults.com

    Category: Internal Medicine

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    Donate Life America:"Donate Life America, formerly the Coalition on Donation, was founded by the transplant community in 1992 to educate the public about organ, eye and tissue donation and avoid duplication of effort. Donate Life America assists in mobilizing the transplant community to educate the American public on the need for organ, eye and tissue donation and motivating the public to make an actionable donor designation. The organization publishes brochures, program kits and other materials; provides technical assistance and referral services; coordinates the national campaign for organ, eye and tissue donation; identifies measurable best practices and leads the Donor Designation Collaborative."
    Donate Life America
    700 N. Fourth Street
    Richmond, Virginia 23219
    phone: 804-782-4920
    fax: 804-782-4643
    http://donatelife.net

    Category: Organ & Tissue Donation, Direct Patient Care, http://www.nursefriendly.com/organ/

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    Dr.Koop.com: Former U.S. Surgeon General, site provides extensive consumer drug and health resources.
    http://www.drkoop.com/

    Category: Consumer Awareness Organization

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    Eating Disorder Referral and Information Center:"Welcome to the Eating Disorder Referral and Information Center! We are dedicated to the prevention and treatment of eating disorders. Edreferral.com provides information and treatment resources for all forms of eating disorders. Our goal is to provide assistance, in the form of information and resources, to those suffering with eating disorders to get them started on the road to recovery and healthy living."
    Phone: 858-792-7463 Fax: 858-481-5143 2923 Sandy Pointe Suite 6 Del Mar, CA 92014-2052
    http://www.edreferral.com

    Category: Eating Disorders, Direct (Bedside Nursing) Patient Care, http://www.nursefriendly.com/eating/

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    Eating Disorders Coalition. Reports and Information. Statistics. :

    • "Millions of Americans diagnosed annually
    • 90% + are adolescent and young women
    • Highest mortality rate of any mental illness -- up to 20%".
    Eating Disorders Coalition
    611 Pennsylvania Avenue SE #423
    Washington, DC 20003-4303
    Phone: (202) 543-9570
    http://www.eatingdisorderscoalition.org/reports/statistics.html

    Category: Eating Disorders, Direct (Bedside Nursing) Patient Care, http://www.nursefriendly.com/eating/

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    ElderCare Online:"ElderCare Online is a beacon for people caring for aging loved ones. Whether you are caring for a spouse, parent, relative or neighbor, we are committed to providing an online community where supportive peers and professionals help you improve quality of life for yourself and your elder."
    http://www.ec-online.net/

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    Epilepsy Foundation:"The Epilepsy Foundation is the national voluntary agency solely dedicated to the welfare of the 2.7 million people with epilepsy in the U.S. and their families. The organization works to ensure that people with seizures are able to participate in all life experiences; and to prevent, control and cure epilepsy through research, education, advocacy and services. In addition to programs conducted at the national level, epilepsy clients throughout the United States are served by affiliated Epilepsy Foundation offices in nearly 100 communities."
    Epilepsy Foundation
    4351 Garden City Drive Landover, MD 20785-7223
    (800) 332-1000
    http://www.efa.org/

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    European Society for Paediatric Infectious Diseases Online...
    The European Society for Paediatric Infectious Diseases (ESPID) exists to promote the exchange of information among people who have special experience in the field of paediatric infectious diseases. ...
    Postal Address: European Society for Paediatric Infectious Diseases (ESPID)
    c/o Kenes International
    Rue de Chantepoulet 1-3
    P.O.Box 1726
    CH-1211 Geneva 1
    Switzerland
    Telephone: +41 22 906 91 65
    Fax: +41 22 732 2607
    Email: Administrative Office - espid@kenes.ch
    Membership Office - espidmembership@kenes.ch

    http://www.e-luminaries.co.uk

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    Florida Certified Nursing Assistant Registry:"Welcome to the Florida Certified Nursing Assistant Registry. The Florida Certified Nursing Assistant certificate does not have an expiration date. Once certified the CNA must perform any nursing-related services for monetary compensation during the preceding 24 months to remain active; otherwise, the certificate will lapse and one must be re-certified to work as a CNA."
    4052 Bald Cypress Way, Bin #C13
    Tallahassee, Florida 32399-3252
    Telephone: (850) 245-4567, Email: MQA_CNA@doh.state.fl.us
    http://www.doh.state.fl.us/mqa/cna/cna_home.html

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    Florida Geriatric Care Managers Association, Inc.:"The Florida Geriatric Care Managers Association, Inc. (FGCMA), is a not-for-profit organization of practitioners whose goal is to advance the dignified care for the elderly and their families. FGCMA is dedicated to promoting the professional field of geriatric care management by training, assisting, regulating, educating, and supporting qualified members who provide a full range of services to the elderly, their families, and caregivers."
    Florida Geriatric Care Managers Association, Inc.
    9715 W. Broward Blvd., PMB 206 Plantation, FL 33321
    http://www.fgcma.org/

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    Foundation for Spinal Cord Injury Prevention, Care & Cure (FSCIPCC):"The Foundation for Spinal Cord Injury Prevention, Care & Cure (FSCIPCC) is a non-profit educational group dedicated to the prevention, care and cure of spinal cord injuries through public awareness, education and funding research. Founded by its current Chairman Ronald R. Gilbert, FSCIPCC is committed to improving the quality of care for persons with serious spinal cord injuries and to raising funds that support the search for a cure. FSCIPCC is comprised of victims of spinal cord injuries and their families, persons dedicated to the prevention, care and cure of SCI and professionals who provide free counsel to SCI victims."
    Ronald R. Gilbert Chairman
    FSCIPCC
    11230 White Lake Road
    Fenton, Michigan 48430 USA
    Phone:1-800-342-0330 Fax: (810) 714-0354
    Email: info@fscip.org
    http://www.fscip.org

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    Foundation for the Education and Research in Neurological Emergencies:"The Foundation for the Education and Research in Neurological Emergencies is an independent not-for-profit organization."
    FERNE, C/O UIC Dept of Emergency Medicine
    471H, CME, (MC 724)
    808 S. Wood St. Chicago, IL 60612-7354
    Phone: 312-355-1651Fax: 312-355-1269Email: ferne@ferne.org
    http://www.ferne.org

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    Foundation of Nursing Studies:"Foundation of Nursing Studies a UK-based charity whose sole purpose is to help nurses, midwives and health visitors improve patient care by encouraging them to use the most up-to-date methods. It is widely agreed that practice should always be based on evidence and research, but some findings never reach the patients who will most benefit. Nurses need to be able to respond to developments in their field and change their practice quickly and easily."
    The Foundation of Nursing Studies
    32 Buckingham Palace Road London SW1W 0RE England
    Tel: 020 7233 5750 Fax: 020 7233 5759
    Charity Number: 1071117 VAT Number: 726 7584 01
    kate.sanders@fons.org
    http://www.fons.org/aboutfons.htm

    Category: Associations, Organizations, Patient Education, Healthcare, Medical, International Nursing Alliances, Nursing Research Resources

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    Friends Supporting Parents:"Welcome to Friends Supporting Parents. Friends Supporting Parents is a non-profit organization established in 1982. Our goal is to serve the needs of families experiencing early pregnancy loss, stillbirth and newborn death. Our organization serves the community by offering monthly support meetings. These meetings are held at St. Thomas Church located at 8771 15 Mile Rd. Sterling Heights, Michigan. They are held on the first Monday of each month and run from 7 P.M. to 9 P.M."
    http://geocities.com/fsp_friends/

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    GastroHep Home Page...
    The global on-line resource for all aspects of gastroenterology, hepatology and endoscopy...
    189 Pages Found, 182 Links Found, 2801 Score, http://www.gastrohep.com

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    Geriatric Care Managers New England:"What does a Geriatric Care Manager (GCM) do? GCMs are specialists in assisting older people and their families to plan for and implement ways to allow for the greatest degree of independence, safety and comfort. They meet with families, assess the client's needs, and develop a comprehensive plan with input from caregivers, professionals, and others. They then assist with any appointments, interviews, and other paperwork and make all preparations for needed in-home care or arrange for a transition to a facility. They review all options clearly and discuss them with the family. Once services are set up, they can monitor and coordinate them, and revise the plan if needed. This gives the family assurance that an objective, knowledgeable professional is available to maintain personal contact with the older person, caregivers and family."
    198 Tremont Street PMB #336 Boston, MA 02116-4705
    (617) 426-3533
    http://www.gcmnewengland.org/

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    Global Volunteer Network:"The Global Volunteer Network offers volunteer opportunities in community projects throughout the world. We currently provide volunteer programs through our partner organizations in Alaska, China, Ecuador, El Salvador, Ghana, Nepal, New Zealand, Romania, Russia, Thailand, Uganda and Vietnam. The network continues to expand with new programs currently being researched and assessed. Our vision is to support the work of local community organizations in developing countries through the placement of international volunteers. We believe that local communities are in the best position to determine their needs, and we provide volunteers to help them achieve their goals."
    Global Volunteer Network Ltd
    P O Box 2231, Wellington, New Zealand.
    Email: info@volunteer.org.nz
    Phone Numbers
    Local ++64 4 569 9080
    Call Free
    From UK: +0800 096 7864
    From USA: +1800 963 1198
    From Australia: +1800 005 342

    Fax Numbers
    Within NZ: 04 569 9081
    From US/CA: 01164 4 569 9081
    From UK: 0064 4 569 9081
    Elsewhere: ++64 4 569 9081
    http://www.volunteer.org.nz

    See also: Nursing Volunteer Opportunities: http://www.nursefriendly.com/volunteer/

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    The Gut Foundation:"The Gut Foundation provides professional and public education and promotes research into digestive disorders to improve gastrointestinal health. We hope you enjoy and are helped by the information provided, both in terms of understanding the process of digestion and absorption and how that might affect the development of subsequent diseases. There is also information on how to manage common problems, including the very common Irritable Bowel Syndrome and Dyspepsia, together with other more serious diseases, such as Colorectal Cancer. Website features interactive presentations on anatomy, endoscopy, colonoscopy, Sigmoidoscopy, Wireless Video Capsule Endoscopy, etc."
    The Gut Foundation Research Institute
    c/- Gastrointestinal Unit The Prince of Wales Hospital
    Randwick NSW 2031
    Telephone: (02) 9382 2749 Facsimile: (02) 9382 2828 Email: gutfound@gut.nsw.edu.au
    http://www.gut.nsw.edu.au/

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    Health and Community Services Union:"HACSU is a Victorian branch of the Health Services Union of Australia (HSUA). HSUA is registered organisation under the provisions of the Australian Workplace Relations Act 1996. HACSU represents the majority of staff employed in psychiatric, intellectual disability and alcohol and drug services in Victoria. As a Union HACSU represents members to provide the collective strength to bargain for reasonable wages and conditions and ensure proper professional standards are delivered."
    HACSU
    Level 2 102 Victoria Street
    Carlton VIC 3053
    Phone 03 9340 4100 Toll free 1300 651 931 Fax 03 9347 2122
    Email: hacsu@hacsu.asn.au
    http://www.hacsu.asn.au

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    HealthGrades, Hospital Report Cards:"Welcome to HealthGrades Hospital Report Card™. Your search will provide you with a list of hospitals and their ratings for the procedure or diagnosis you choose. For the first time, YOU have the power to make the most informed decision you can regarding your hospital."
    Health Grades
    ATTN: Customer Inquiries
    44 Union Blvd., Suite 600 Lakewood, CO 80228
    (303) 716-0041
    http://www.healthgrades.com

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    Health Literacy Consulting:"Communication can be a challenge -- especially with people who have poor reading skills, are older, speak little or no English, come from other cultures, or have hearing, visual, emotional, or cognitive disabilities. Health Literacy Consulting can help. Through its many programs and services, Health Literacy Consulting provides training and support to help you communicate in ways patients, families, and employees can truly understand."
    Health Literacy Consulting
    31 Highland Street, Suite 201 Natick, MA 01760
    Phone: (508) 653-1199 Fax: (508) 650-9492
    E-mail: Helen@healthliteracy.com
    http://www.healthliteracy.com/

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    Health Pages:"Health Pages is an online consumer health care service. We publish reader-friendly information on general health care topics and community-specific comparative information on physicians, hospitals, allied health professionals and health plans. Consumers can search our national database of over 500,000 physicians and compare doctors in any specialty according to their experience, hospital affiliations, office services and fees. Health Pages also incorporates the provider directories of over 300 managed care plans into our physician superdirectory, which allows consumers to determine what plans each doctor is affiliated with. The library of articles on such topics as prostate cancer, managed care, Medigap insurance policies, weight loss centers or maternity care are applicable nationwide."
    120 Bloomingdale Road, 3rd Floor White Plains, NY 10605
    Phone: 914-872-8000 Fax: 914-872-8252
    feedback@thehealthpages.com
    http://www.thehealthpages.com/

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    Herpeshelp.com, GlaxoSmithkline:"Learning that you have herpes can be hard, but you don't have to suffer in silence. You can arm yourself with the information in this Web site to help you get more familiar with herpes and gain the confidence to take charge of your life."
    1-888-825-5249.
    http://www.herpeshelp.com/

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    Hormone Foundation
    " The Hormone Foundation, the public education affiliate of The Endocrine Society, is a leading source of hormone-related health information for the public, physicians, allied health professionals and the media. Our mission is to serve as a resource for the public by promoting the prevention, treatment and cure of hormone-related conditions through outreach and education. The Hormone Foundation works directly with the Society, and its experts in the field of endocrinology, to translate science for the benefit of patients with endocrine disorders and raise the general public's awareness about emerging endocrine system diseases. Through its website, free educational materials, public forums, physician referral service, presence at medical meetings, and media education campaigns, the Foundation has reached more than 200 million people with important health information."
    THE HORMONE FOUNDATION
    8401 Connecticut Avenue Suite 900 | Chevy Chase, MD 20815-5817
    (t) 1-800-HORMONE (f) 301-941-0259 | hormone@endo-society.org
    http://www.hormone.org

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    Hospital Policy Net:"Our JCAHO healthcare consulting Web site has been created with the same meticulous attention to detail that we invest in our survey readiness policies, programs and documentation instruments for excellence. Out of respect for your valuable time, this site was intentionally created with fast-loading graphics without unnecessary special effects. We know that our health care partners don't want bells and whistles. You want reliable and practical solutions to get the job done immediately. We also know that your staff is looking to you for answers. And so is your CEO. At the pace they have been working, they need answers fast. Today, if possible."
    Hospital Policy Net, Inc.
    103 Royal Court, Suite 400 Safety Harbor, FL 34695
    1.800.749.7144, Info@HospitalPolicyNet.com
    http://www.hospitalpolicynet.com/

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    Indiana Association of Nurse Anesthetists:"Anesthetists were the first clinical nurse specialists and the first professionals to provide anesthesia services in the United States. Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists are advanced-practice nurses certified to administer anesthesia in settings ranging from medical offices to hospital surgical units. They may, depending on where they work, also have authority to independently prescribe medication used within the scope of their practice. The practice of anesthesia is a recognized specialty within both the nursing and medical professions."
    peterscolcord@aol.com
    http://www.inana.org/

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    Indiana Emergency Nurses Association:"The Indiana ENA is an official chapter of the Emergency Nurses Association."
    webmaster@indianaena.org
    http://www.indianaena.org/

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    Infantile Spasms Advocacy Network, Patricia A. Coonan, R.N., C.E.N., L.N.C.:"Infantile Spasms (sometimes called West Syndrome) is a condition that begins in infancy. Babies with this condition show abnormal, jerking body movements, also called spasms; hence the name, Infantile Spasms. The cause of Infantile Spasms is not always known. However, the most common known cause of Infantile Spasms is a lack of oxygen to the baby during delivery. In some cases the brain damage caused by this lack of oxygen could have been prevented if doctors had taken proper steps during delivery to insure the baby was receiving enough oxygen. As a result, many children who have Infantile Spasms are victims of medical malpractice."
    Infantile Spasms Advocacy Network
    Patricia A. Coonan, R.N., C.E.N., L.N.C.
    25th Floor
    1845 Walnut Street
    Philadelphia, PA 19103
    Telephone: 1-888-583-4942
    Fax: 215-567-8333
    pcoonan@feldmanshepherd.com
    http://www.infantilespasmslaw.com/

    Category: Emergency Department (ER, Casualty, Trauma) Nurses:, http://www.nursefriendly.com/emergency/
    Healthcare Organizations, http://www.4nursing.com/healthcare
    Neonatal Intensive Care (NICU) Nurses, http://www.nursefriendly.com/nicu/
    Neonatology, Neonatal, Neonates Nursing, http://www.nursefriendly.com/neonatal/
    Pediatric Nurses, http://www.nursefriendly.com/peds/
    Pediatrics Nurses, http://www.nursefriendly.com/pediatric/
    Pennsylvania Legal Nurse Consultants, http://www.legalnursingconsultant.com/pa
    Pennsylvania Nurses, http://www.4nursing.com/pennsylvania/
    Pennsylvania Nursing Entrepreneurs, http://www.nursingentrepreneurs.com/pennsylvania/

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    Institute for Caregiver Education:
    Center for Advocacy for the Rights and Interests of the Elderly
    100 North 17th Street, Suite 600 Philadelphia, PA 19103
    (215) 545-5728 phone (215) 545-5372 fax
    http://www.caregivereducation.org/

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    Institute for Healthcare Improvement:"The Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) is a not-for-profit organization driving the improvement of health by advancing the quality and value of health care. Founded in 1991 and based in Cambridge, Massachusetts, IHI offers comprehensive products and services. IHI is a reliable source of energy, knowledge, and support for a never-ending campaign to improve health care worldwide. The Institute helps accelerate change in health care by cultivating promising concepts for improving patient care and turning those ideas into action."
    Institute for Healthcare Improvement
    20 University Road, 7th Floor
    Cambridge, MA 02138 USA
    Phone: (617) 301-4800
    Toll-Free: (866) 787-0831
    Fax: (617) 301-4848
    http://www.ihi.org

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    Institute for Safe Medication Practices (ISMP), In the long run, penmanship classes for doctors won't do much for patient safety:"With the nation's attention now focused on patient safety issues, television and print journalists frequently cover stories about medical errors. Often, medication errors caused by poor physician handwriting are a common theme. While jokes and cartoons still flourish about illegible prescriptions, the public is personally familiar with this problem, and it is no longer considered a joking matter. Recently, national television networks and wire services have reported a number of efforts that are underway at hospitals across the country to bring doctors back to the classroom for courses in basic penmanship. While we applaud hospitals that seek to improve handwriting through these courses, we fear that such actions will achieve only marginal improvement at first and even less sustained improvement over time."
    Institute for Safe Medication Practices (ISMP)
    1800 Byberry Rd., Suite 810 Huntingdon Valley, Pa. 19006
    Voice: 215.947.7797 Fax: 215.914.1492
    E-Mail: ismpinfo@ismp.org
    http://www.ismp.org/newsletters/acutecare/articles/20010110.asp

    Illegible Handwriting, Physician's Penmanship, Direct Patient Care, http://www.nursefriendly.com/illegible

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    Institute of Healthcare Management:"The Institute of Healthcare Management was formed by the coming together of two well established major organisations, the Institute of Health Services Management and the Association of Managers in General Practice. Incorporated in 1999 the Institute is the largest professional organisation for individual managers in all areas of healthcare. The Institute for Healthcare Management stands for excellence in management and excellence in healthcare. By promoting the highest standards in healthcare management, the IHM plays a leading role in improving effectiveness in the quality of health services.
    46 Grosvenor Gardens, London SW1 Tel: 020 7881 9235 Fax: 020 7881 9236 Email: enquiries@ihm.org.uk
    http://www.ihm.org.uk/

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    Instructive Visiting Nurse Association:"Established in 1900, IVNA is one of the largest freestanding, not-for-profit home health agencies serving the residents of Richmond and the surrounding areas. IVNA was organized by several nurses volunteering their off-duty hours to provide home nursing care and instruction to the poor and sick citizens of Richmond."
    IVNA Home Health Care 908 North Thompson Street Richmond, Virginia 23230
    Phone (804) 355-7100 Fax (804) 353-6799
    http://www.ivna.org/

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    International Association of Forensic Nurses:"IAFN is the only international professional organization of registered nurses formed exclusively to develop, promote, and disseminate information about the science of forensic nursing nationally and internationally.
    International Association of Forensic Nurses
    IAFN Home Office
    East Holly Avenue, Box 56 Pitman, NJ 08071-0056
    Phone: 856-256-2425 Fax: 856-589-7463 Email: iafn@ajj.com
    http://www.forensicnurse.org/

    Category: International Nursing Alliances

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    International Cesarean Awareness Network...
    "The International Cesarean Awareness Network, Inc (ICAN) was formed over 25 years ago in order to support women in their journey towards understanding the risks of cesarean section and with the purpose of helping them have healthy births and healthy lives after undergoing the surgery that changed them. Twenty-six years later, many women are still being told the same reasons why they must have a cesarean or why they cannot have a vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC) despite more and more research that states that cesarean surgery should not be taken lightly and that vaginal birth after cesarean should be encouraged in order to reduce further risks to both mother and baby."
    By Mail: International Cesarean Awareness Network
    P.O. Box 98
    Savage, MN 55378
    By Telephone, toll free: 1-800-686-ICAN (4226)
    http://www.ican-online.org

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    International Child Health Nursing Alliance: The International Child Health Nursing Alliance is a recently established network of nurses and associated health professionals, connected by the Internet, who care for children and their families around the world. The ICHNA was newly formed at the Child Health 2000 Congress and Exposition in Vancouver, British Columbia in May-June 1995 as an associated organization of pediatric nurses and child health professionals allied to Global Child Health Society . At that time, a group of child health nursing leaders from around the world developed a report with organizational goals to form an alliance of individuals and groups to foster a child-friendly world and improve the health and happiness of children.
    Veronica Feeg
    Professor of Nursing
    George Mason University
    Fairfax, VA
    USA
    Tel. 703-993-3141
    Fax. 703-444-0851
    rfeeg@gmu.edu
    http://classweb.gmu.edu/rfeeg/ichna/Welcome.html

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    International Council of Nurses (ICN):"The International Council of Nurses is a federation of more than 120 national nurses' associations representing the millions of nurses worldwide. Operated by nurses for nurses."
    International Council of Nurses
    3, Place Jean Marteau
    1201 - Geneva
    Switzerland
    Telephone 41-22-908-01-00
    Fax 41-22-908-01-01
    E-mail General Inquiries icn@icn.ch
    http://www.icn.ch

    Category: Associations, Organizations, Patient Education, Healthcare, Medical, International Nursing Alliances, National, State Nurse (Nursing) Organizations, Nursing Professions

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    International Food Information Council Foundation (IFIC)...
    The International Food Information Council (IFIC) Foundation provides sound, scientific information on food safety and nutrition to journalists, health professionals, educators, government officials a...
    International Food Information Council (IFIC) and the IFIC Foundation:
    1100 Connecticut Avenue, NW
    Suite 430
    Washington, DC 20036
    202-296-6540 (phone)
    202-296-6547 (fax)
    http://www.ific.org/

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    International Herpes Alliance...
    The IHA is a global association of patient support organizations and health professionals concerned about genital herpes - information: regional support groups, educational materials, issues and event...
    http://www.herpesalliance.org

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    International Herpes Management Forum (IHMF):"The International Herpes Management Forum (IHMF) was established in 1993 to improve the awareness and understanding of herpesviruses, and the counselling and management of people with these infections."
    IHMF@hbase.com
    http://www.ihmf.org/

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    International Nurses Society on Addictions (IntNSA):"The International Nurses Society on Addictions (IntNSA) is a professional specialty organization founded in 1975 for nurses committed to the prevention, intervention, treatment, and management of addictive disorders including alcohol and other drug dependencies, nicotine dependencies, eating disorders, dual and multiple diagnosis, and process addictions such as gambling."
    International Nurses Society on Addictions
    1500 Sunday Drive, Suite 102 Raleigh, NC, 27607
    Tel (919)783-5871 FAX (919)787-4916
    http://www.intnsa.org

    Category: National Nursing Associations, Nurse Organizations

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    International Society of Nurses in Cancer Care (ISNCC):"The International Society of Nurses in Cancer Care (ISNCC) was founded in 1984 and has over sixty member groups in thirty three countries. ISNCC is a non-governmental member of the World Health Organization, is affiliated to the International Council of Nurses and UICC, and is a member of the Pan American Health Organisation (PAHO). Globally, the Society represents around 80,000 cancer nurses. ISNCC's Objectives Are To: Provide a communication network for national and regional cancer nursing societies;Provide nurses working in countries where a national cancer nursing group has not been established with regular communication on developments in cancer nursing throughout the world;"
    ISNCC Secretariat
    108 Chestergate
    Macclesfield
    Cheshire SK11 6DU
    United Kingdom
    Tel/Fax: +44 162 566 9588
    Email: secretariat@isncc.org
    http://www.isncc.org/

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    International Society of Nurses in Genetics (ISONG):"ISONG, the International Society of Nurses in Genetics, is a nursing specialty organization dedicated to fostering the scientific and professional growth of nurses in human genetics."
    ISONG Executive Director:
    Jean Anderson
    2593 West 15th St. South
    Newton, IA 50208-8500
    E-mail: janderson@isong.us
    http://www.isong.org/

    Category: International Nursing Alliances

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    International Society on Hypertension in Blacks, ISHIB Home Page...
    ISHIB - The International Society on Hypertension in Blacks...
    http://www.ishib.org

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    International Transplant Nurses Society:"The International Transplant Nurses Society is committed to the promotion of excellence in transplant clinical nursing through the provision of educational and professional growth opportunities, interdisciplinary networking and collaborative activities, and transplant nursing research." Organized in 1992, the ITNS was created based on a need for specifically designed training and education for nurses in the field of Transplantation. Co-founders, Nancy Stitt, RN, BSN and Kandy Yarris-Newell, RN, BSN from the University of Pittsburgh, along with over 300 charter members held the First Annual ITNS Meeting and General Assembly in March 1992 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania."
    http://www.itns.org/

    Category: International Nursing Alliances

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    Journal of The American Medical Association (JAMA):
    American Medical Association
    P.O. Box 10946
    Chicago, IL 60610-0946
    Phone: 1-800-262-2350/1-312-670-7827
    e-mail: ama-subs@ama-assn.org
    http://jama.ama-assn.org/

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    KidsHealth, Nemours Foundation:"Welcome to KidsHealth! KidsHealth is the largest and most visited site on the Web providing doctor-approved health information about children from before birth through adolescence. Created by The Nemours Foundation's Center for Children's Health Media, KidsHealth provides families with accurate, up-to-date, and jargon-free health information they can use. KidsHealth has been on the Web since 1995 - and has been accessed by over 170,000,000 visitors. On a typical weekday, more than 250,000 people access KidsHealth's reliable information."
    http://www.kidshealth.org/

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    Kind Coupons.org:"Kind Coupons.org donates 50% of all profits to charity! So, not only will you be saving money by leveraging our coupons, but also you'll be helping charities in need. Check out the "About Us" section for additional info and to learn how you can nominate your favorite charity."
    http://kindcoupons.org/

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    Lamaze...
    Lamaze is an international nonprofit organization of parents and healthcare professionals with a mission to promote normal, natural, healthy and fulfilling child-bearing and early parenting experience...
    http://www.lamaze.com

    Category: Childbirth, Labor & Delivery, Obstetrics & Gynecology

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    LoveLife sexual health home page...
    This site is intended to provide young adults with clear up-to-date information on sexual health issues. Find out how to avoid HIV, other sexually transmitted infections, unwanted pregnancy, and how t...
    26 pages found, 25 links found, 203 score http://www.lovelife.uk.com

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    Maine Hospital Association:"The Maine Hospital Association represents 39 community-governed hospitals in Maine. Formed in 1937, the Augusta-based non-profit Association is the primary advocate for hospitals in the Maine State Legislature, the U.S. Congress and state and federal regulatory agencies. It also provides educational services and serves as a clearinghouse for comprehensive information for its hospital members, lawmakers and the public. MHA is a leader in developing health care policy and works to stimulate public debate on important health care issues that affect all of Maine's citizens."
    33 Fuller Road • Augusta, Maine • 04330 • tel 207-622-4794 • fax 207-622-3073
    http://www.themha.org

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    Massachusetts Association of Registered Nurses:"MARN is dedicated to advancing the profession of nursing in Massachusetts through advocacy, leadership development, enhanced diversity, education and mentorship. The functions of this association shall be to: Develop collaborative relationships with nursing and other health care related groups to explore common interests;"
    MARN ~ P.O. Box 285 ~ Milton, MA 02186
    617-990-2856 ~ info@MARNonline.org
    http://www.marnonline.org/

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    Massachusetts Board of Registration in Nursing:"The mission of the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Nursing is to lead in the protection of the health, safety and welfare of the citizens of the Commonwealth through the fair and consistent application of the statutes and regulations governing nursing practice and nursing education."
    Commonwealth of Massachusetts
    239 Causeway Street, Second Floor
    Boston, MA 02114
    Phone: (617) 973-0800
    (800) 414-0168
    FAX: (617) 973-0984
    Rula Faris Harb, MS, RN, Acting Executive Director
    http://www.state.ma.us/reg/boards/rn/

    Category: State Boards of Nursing

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    Massachusetts Public Health Association...
    MPHA seeks to improve health status through education, advocacy, and coalition building. MPHA educates its members, the public health community, and the general public on health-related issues and pr...
    52 pages found, 11 links found, 2012 score http://www.mphaweb.org

    This Link is located on our Community, Public Health section:http://www.nursefriendly.com/community/

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    Massachusetts School Nurse Organization:"We are delighted to have you browse our site and hope to keep you informed of the many current events which influence today's practice of school nursing. Our organization's mission is to promote and advance quality school health services throughout the Commonwealth and promote the rights, interests and professional growth of our members. We hope that you will bookmark our site and continue to watch our evolving growth."
    MSNO
    P.O. Box 1287
    Marblehead, MA. 01945-5287
    http://www.msno.org

    Category: Massachusetts Nurses, Massachusetts Nursing, http://www.4nursing.com/massachusetts/
    National, State Nurse (Nursing) Organizations, http://www.4nursing.com/associations/

    School Nurses, http://www.nursefriendly.com/school/

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    Mothers Against Circumcision:"Quite a number of famous child care experts and doctors recommend against circumcision in their books. Dr. Dean Edell has expressed oposition against infant cirumcision for at least 15 years now. Sheila Kitzinger very emphatically recommends that parents leave their sons intact. Dr. Lendon Smith goes into detail explaining the foreskin's purposes and giving all the reasons why circumcision should not be performed. Dr. Spock, in his most recent book, stated "I feel that there's no solid medical evidence at this time to support routine circumcision." He recommends "leaving the foreskin the way Nature meant it to be." Penelope Leach also recommends against routine circumcision."
    http://www.mothersagainstcirc.org/

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    Médecins Sans Frontières (also known as Doctors Without Borders or MSF):"Médecins Sans Frontières (also known as Doctors Without Borders or MSF) delivers emergency aid to victims of armed conflict, epidemics, and natural and man-made disasters, and to others who lack health care due to social or geographical isolation. MSF was founded in 1971 by a small group of French doctors who believed that all people have the right to medical care regardless of race,religion, creed or political affiliation, and that the needs of these people supersede respect for national borders. It was the first non-governmental organization to both provide emergency medical assistance and publicly bear witness to the plight of the populations they served."
    Médecins Sans Frontières (also known as Doctors Without Borders or MSF)
    333 7th Avenue, 2nd Floor New York, NY 10001-5004
    BY PHONE (212) 679-6800 BY FAX (212) 679-7016
    Make a donation toll-free at 1-888-392-0392, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
    http://www.doctorswithoutborders.org/

    See also: Nursing Volunteer Opportunities: http://www.nursefriendly.com/volunteer/

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    MEDICO, Inc:"Since its founding in 1990, MEDICO has provided basic services to people in need. Founders Lynda and Norm Peters, Jim Durham, and Marian and David Flowers experienced the joy of serving others and wanted to continue giving to those less fortunate. They created MEDICO, an independent organization not tied to a religious or government organization. Through the efforts of MEDICO, an expectant mother receives prenatal care, a little girl can walk normally after club foot surgery, a child obtains books and paper for classes. Since 1990, volunteers from all over the world have helped make this a reality for the people of Latin America."
    MEDICO, Inc.
    2955 Dawn Drive, Suite D Georgetown, TX 78628
    512-930-1893 voice 512-869-7500 fax
    info@medico.org
    http://www.medico.org/

    See also: Nursing Volunteer Opportunities: http://www.nursefriendly.com/volunteer/

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    Mid Indiana Association of Occupational Health Nurses:"A leader in workplace health and safety since 1942, AAOHN promotes excellence in the occupational health nursing profession by providing a wide range of services for the more than 12,500 members across the country. AAOHN is the professional association (501(c)6) for registered nurses who provide on-the-job health care for the nation's workers. The Association is comprised of approximately 175 state, local, and regional chapters nationwide, governed by a 19-member elected Board of Directors."
    The MIAOHN phone message system is (317) 767-7603. Use this number to RSVP for the local bi-monthly dinners and meetings. See PEOPLE page for other phone numbers.
    http://www.miaohn.org/

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    Midwest Chapter of the National Association of Professional Geriatric Care Managers:"We are the Midwest Chapter of the National Association of Professional Geriatric Care Managers. Members conduct their practices within the States of Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota and Wisconsin. We are an association of private practitioners whose purpose is the development, advancement and promotion of humane and dignified social, psychological, and health care for the elderly and their families. The association is committed to working towards the highest quality of care for the elderly and their families through education, advocacy, and high standards of practice."
    http://www.midwestgcm.org/

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    Mississippi Hospital Association:"Welcome to the Web site of the Mississippi Hospital Association. This site is designed for use by the members of the Association, as well as the general public. Some areas are password protected and accessible only to members of the Association. Founded in 1931, the Mississippi Hospital Association (MHA) is a statewide trade organization that assists member hospitals in effectively serving the health care needs of Mississippi through advocacy, representation, information, education and services."
    Mississippi Hospital Association
    PO Box 16444
    6425 Lakeover Road (39213)
    Jackson, MS 39236-6444
    (800) 289-8884/FAX (601) 368-3200
    http://www.mhanet.org

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    Mothers From Hell 2:"Advocating for disability rights... We will not be silenced! MFH2 is a national group of parents, relatives, friends, and anyone who just plain 'gets it' fighting chipped tooth and broken press-on nail for the appropriate education, community acceptance, desperately needed services, rights of and entitlements for individuals with disabilities. (Hey, we’re moms, we can rattle off really long sentences like that without stopping!) MFH2 offers more support than a 44DD underwire and more empowerment than a tanker full of caffeine, chocolate & Viagra! We FINALLY have our 501C3 Tax Exempt Status!!! Your donations are now TAX- Deductible!!!! Remember, it's always nice to give to your Mothers!"
    Mothers From Hell 2
    P. O. Box 19
    German Valley, IL 61039
    Telephone: 815-362-5303
    FAX: 303-374-3151
    maggie@mothersfromhell2.org
    http://www.mothersfromhell2.org

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    Musculoskeletal Transplant Foundation:"The Musculoskeletal Transplant Foundation, the nation's largest tissue bank, changes lives by connecting donors with surgeons and transplant recipients. As a non-profit service organization, MTF is dedicated to providing quality tissue through a commitment to excellence in education, research, recovery and care for recipients, donors and their families. Since our inception in 1987, MTF has recovered more than 60,000 donors and has distributed more than 3 million grafts for transplantation."
    Musculoskeletal Transplant Foundation
    125 May Street
    Edison, NJ 08837
    Telephone: 732-661-0202
    Fax: 732-661-2298
    Customer Service Telephone: 1-800-433-6576
    Customer Service Hours: Monday - Friday, 8:15 a.m. - 6:30 p.m. (EST)
    E-mail Addresses: General information and questions may be directed to: Information@mtf.org
    http://www.mtf.org/

    Category: Organ & Tissue Donation, Direct Patient Care, http://www.nursefriendly.com/organ/

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    National Association Directors of Nursing Administration in Long Term Care:"Welcome to the online home of The National Association Directors of Nursing Administration in Long Term Care. NADONA/LTC is the largest educational organization dedicated exclusively to nursing and administration professionals in the Long Term Care and Assisted Living professions. Our members enjoy many online benefits including NADONA University, our popular Professional Web Forum and our time-saving online classifieds. Contact us about savings on group memberships, or join today as an individual, and enjoy NADONA/LTC benefits tomorrow!"
    10101 Alliance Rd., #140, Cincinnati OH 45242
    513-791-3679; fax: 513-791-3699
    info@nadona.org
    http://www.nadona.org/

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    National Association for Home Care (NAHC):"Welcome to HomeCare Online the virtual headquarters of the National Association for Home Care (NAHC). Since its inception in 1982, NAHC has remained committed to serving the home care and hospice industry, which provides services to the sick, the disabled, and the terminally ill in the comfort of their homes."
    National Association for Home Care
    228 7th Street, SE Washington, DC 20003
    Phone: 202/547-7424 Fax: 202/547-3540
    http://www.nahc.org/

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    National Association of Children's Hospitals and Related Institutions:"NACHRI is a not-for-profit membership organization of children's hospitals, large pediatric units of medical centers and related health systems, including those that specialize in rehabilitative care of children with serious chronic or congenital illnesses."
    National Association of Children's Hospitals and Related Institutions
    401 Wythe Street Alexandria, VA 22314
    Phone: 703/684-1355 Fax: 703/684-1589
    http://www.nachri.org/

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    National Association of Geriatric Nursing Assistants:"The National Association of Geriatric Nursing Assistants was formally established in 1995 by former certified nursing assistants Lori Porter and Lisa Cantrell. Initially working as CNAs, both moved up the nursing home management ladder, Lori eventually becoming a licensed nursing home administrator and Lisa a director of nursing. Throughout their careers, they remained focused on their years as CNAs, realizing that nursing assistants are both the backbone and the heart and soul of the nursing home profession."
    National Association of Geriatric Nursing Assistants
    2709 West 13th Street Joplin, Missouri 64801
    Phone: 417-623-6049 • 800-784-6049 Fax: 417-623-2230
    Email: info@nagna.org
    http://www.nagna.org/

    Categories: Alzheimers Disease, Dementia & Senility, http://www.4nursing.com/alzheimers/
    Associations, Organizations, Patient Education, Healthcare, Medical, http://www.4nursing.com/healthcare
    Care Givers, Caregiving, http://www.nursefriendly.com/caregivers/
    Certified Nursing Assistants (CNAs), http://www.nursefriendly.com/cna/
    Geriatrics Nurses, http://www.nursefriendly.com/geriatric/
    Hospice, Death, Dying, End of Life, Palliative Care, http://www.4nursing.com/hospice/
    Long Term Care Nurses, http://www.nursefriendly.com/ltc/
    Missouri Nurses, http://www.4nursing.com/missouri/
    Private Duty Nursing, http://www.nursefriendly.com/private/

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    National Association of Healthcare Advocacy Consultants (NAHC):"The National Association of Healthcare Advocacy Consultants (NAHAC) is a professional organization for people working in the field of healthcare advocacy. The mission of this Association is twofold: To promote the field of healthcare advocacy. To ensure consumer protection through development of professional standards and best practices in the field of healthcare advocacy"
    National Association of Healthcare Advocacy Consultants
    3030 Ashby Ave., Suite 105
    Berkeley, CA 94705
    http://nahac.memberlodge.com/

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    National Association of Professional Geriatric Care Managers:"GCM is a non-profit, professional organization of practitioners whose goal is the advancement of dignified care for the elderly and their families. With more than 1,500 members, GCM is committed to maximizing the independence and autonomy of elders while striving to ensure that the highest quality and most cost-effective health and human services are used when and where appropriate."
    1604 N. Country Club Road Tucson, AZ 85716-3102
    520-881-8008 520-325-7925 FAX
    http://www.caremanager.org/

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    National Association of School Nurses:"The National Association of School Nurses is a non-profit specialty nursing organization incorporated in 1979, which represents school nurses exclusively. NASN has over 10,000 members and 50 School Nurse Association Affiliates. Each of these affiliates elects a representative to the NASN Board of Directors.
    P.O. Box 1300 (163. U.S. Route #1) Scarborough, ME 04070 U.S.A. 207-883-2117 (toll-free 877-627-6476) 207-883-2683
    nasn@nasn.org
    http://www.nasn.org/

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    National Association of School Nurses for the Deaf:"The National Association of School Nurses for the Deaf is an association open to school nurses currently working with Deaf students across the nation."
    National Association of School Nurses for the Deaf, NASND
    ATTN: Judy Grosch Wisconsin School for the Deaf
    309 W. Walworth Delevan, Wisconsin 53115
    http://www.nasnd.net/

    Categories: Disabled Nurses, Nurses With A Disability, http://www.nursefriendly.com/disabled/
    Healthcare Organizations, http://www.4nursing.com/healthcare
    National, State Nurse (Nursing) Organizations, http://www.4nursing.com/associations/
    School Nurses, http://www.nursefriendly.com/school/

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    National Association of State Mental Health Program Directors:"Founded in 1959 and based in Alexandria, VA, the National Association of State Mental Health Program Directors (NASMHPD) represents the $23 billion public mental health service delivery system serving 6.1 million people annually in all 50 states, 4 territories, and the District of Columbia. NASMHPD (pronounced "NASH-pid") operates under a cooperative agreement with the National Governors Association and is the only national association to represent state mental health commissioners/directors and their agencies."
    National Association of State Mental Health Program Directors (NASMHPD)
    66 Canal Center Plaza, Suite 302 Alexandria, VA 22314
    703-739-9333 Fax: 703-548-9517, webmaster@nasmhpd.org
    http://www.nasmhpd.org/

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    National Catholic Bioethics Center
    The National Catholic Bioethics Center (NCBC), established in 1972, conducts research, consultation, publishing and education to promote human dignity in health care and the life sciences, and derives its message directly from the teachings of the Catholic Church. The results of this research are available though this website and our various educational and publishing activities, workshops and seminars.
    The National Catholic Bioethics Center
    6399 Drexel Rd
    Philadelphia, PA 19151
    PHONE (215) 877-2660
    FAX (215) 877-2688
    http://www.ncbcenter.org/

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    National Council for Community Behavioral Healthcare:"The National Council is the country's oldest and largest membership organization dedicated to ensuring affordable community mental health and addictions services for our most vulnerable populations. For nearly three decades, we have worked at the national level to give our members — Direct Care Providers, State Associations, Authorities, and Integrated Delivery Systems — a voice before Congress and to provide them with educational and training opportunities that are essential in rapidly changing times."
    National Council for Community Behavioral Healthcare
    12300 Twinbrook Parkway Suite 320 Rockville, MD 20852
    Phone (301) 984-6200 Fax (301) 881-7159

    http://www.nccbh.org/

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    National Council on Patient Information and Education:"Founded in 1982, the National Council on Patient Information and Education (NCPIE) is a non-profit coalition of over 130 organizations. NCPIE's mission is to stimulate and improve communication of information on the appropriate use of medicines to consumers and health care professionals. NCPIE develops programs, provides educational resources, and offers services to advance the common mission of its members."
    National Council on Patient Information and Education
    4915 Saint Elmo Ave., Suite 505 Bethesda, MD 20814-6082
    Phone: (301) 656-8565 Fax: (301) 656-4464 e-mail: ncpie@ncpie.info
    http://www.talkaboutrx.org/

    Category: Consumer Awareness Organization

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    National Family Planning and Reproductive Health Association (NFPRHA)...
    NFPRHA is a membership organization dedicated to ensuring that all American have access to the tools they need to act responsibly, stay healthy and plan for strong families. Explore this site and take action to show your support for Title X, our nation's only program dedicated to funding family planning -- education, counseling, contraception and preventive health care.
    99 pages found, 96 links found, 2387 score http://www.nfprha.org

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    National Hospice Organization:"The National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO) is the largest nonprofit membership organization representing hospice and palliative care programs and professionals in the United States. The organization is committed to improving end of life care and expanding access to hospice care with the goal of profoundly enhancing quality of life for people dying in America and their loved ones. Considered to be the model for quality, compassionate care at the end of life, hospice care involves a team-oriented approach of expert medical care, pain management, and emotional and spiritual support expressly tailored to the patient's wishes. Emotional and spiritual support also is extended to the family and loved ones. Generally, this care is provided in the patient's home or in a home-like setting operated by a hospice program. Medicare, private health insurance, and Medicaid in most states cover hospice care for patients who meet certain criteria."
    National Hospice & Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO)
    1700 Diagonal Road, Suite 625 Alexandria, Virginia 22314
    703/837-1500 (phone) 703/837-1233 (fax)
    NHPCO Helpline: 800/658-8898
    info@nhpco.org
    http://www.nhpco.org/

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    National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD):"The National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) is part of the National Institutes of Health, the biomedical research arm of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The mission of the NICHD is to ensure that every person is born healthy and wanted, that women suffer no harmful effects from reproductive processes, and that all children have the chance to achieve their full potential for healthy and productive lives, free from disease or disability, and to ensure the health, productivity, independence, and well-being of all people through optimal rehabilitation."
    Mail: P.O. Box 3006, Rockville, MD 20847
    Phone: 1-800-370-2943
    TTY: 1-888-320-6942
    Fax: (301) 984-1473
    Email: NICHDInformationResourceCenter@mail.nih.gov
    http://www.nichd.nih.gov/default.htm

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    National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases of the National Institutes of Health, Gastrointestinal Surgery For Severe Obesity, Weight-control Information Network:"Severe obesity is a chronic condition that is difficult to treat through diet and exercise alone. Gastrointestinal surgery is the best option for people who are severely obese and cannot lose weight by traditional means or who suffer from serious obesity-related health problems. The surgery promotes weight loss by restricting food intake and, in some operations, interrupting the digestive process. As in other treatments for obesity, the best results are achieved with healthy eating behaviors and regular physical activity."
    1 WIN WAY
    BETHESDA, MD 20892-3665
    Phone: (202) 828-1025 FAX: (202) 828-1028 Email: WIN@info.niddk.nih.gov
    Toll-free number: 1-877-946-4627 http://www.niddk.nih.gov/health/nutrit/pubs/gastric/gastricsurgery.htm

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    National Network of Career Nursing Assistants:"Career Nurse Assistants' Programs, Inc. is a non-profit, tax exempt, educational organization promoting recognition, education, research, advocacy and peer support development for nursing assistants in nursing homes and other long term care settings. (EIN # 34-1782518). The membership of CNAP is the National Network of Career Nursing Assistants."
    3577 Easton Road Norton, OH 44203
    Phone Number: 330 825-9342 Fax Number: 330 825-9378
    Email Address: cnajeni@aol.com
    http://www.cna-network.org/

      Career Nursing Assistants Network of N. Carolina:"On August 30th,2001 Nursing Assistants gave birth to our own Association in North Carolina. We are a Chapter of the National Network of Career Nursing Assistant. Our focus is on reruitment, training, retention and career development. We are building a deverse membership base broad enough to influence decision-making in the health care community. We have a code of ethics for our membership. We have asked Career Nursing Assistants members the following two questions. What would help us become better Certified Nursing Assistants and how can we improve the quality of patients care? The answer was more leadership as a member of the care team and more respect from licensed staff."
      Career Nursing Assistants of N. C.
      2614 Harvard Ave. Durham, NC 27703
      Contact Person: Melvin L. Whitley
      Phone: (919) 957-0443
      Email: telmelvin@nc.rr.com
      http://www.cna-network.org/network/community/Career_Nursing_/

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    National Organization for Rare Disorders (NORD):"The National Organization for Rare Disorders (NORD), a 501(c)3 organization, is a unique federation of voluntary health organizations dedicated to helping people with rare "orphan" diseases and assisting the organizations that serve them. NORD is committed to the identification, treatment, and cure of rare disorders through programs of education, advocacy, research, and service."
    National Organization for Rare Disorders
    55 Kenosia Avenue
    PO Box 1968
    Danbury, CT 06813-1968
    Phone Number: (203) 744-0100
    Tollfree: (800) 999-6673 (voicemail only)
    TDD Number: (203) 797-9590
    Fax Number: (203)798-2291 E-mail Contact: orphan@rarediseases.org
    http://www.rarediseases.org

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    Neo Fight Home Page...
    "Neo-Fight is an Indianapolis based organization dedicated to helping families experiencing a perinatal crisis. Our goal is to ensure that support is available to any family who:
    * Is going through a difficult pregnancy
    * Is experiencing infertility or is adopting a child
    * Has lost a baby through miscarriage or stillbirth
    * Has a premature or critically ill newborn
    * Has delivered an infant with birth defects
    * Has experienced the death of a child shortly after birth"

    10 pages found, 67 links found, 1406 score http://www.neofight.org/

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    Neurotrauma Registry:"To those individuals and families affected by brain injury, spinal cord injury, or other complex neurotrauma, a resource list to assist in the quest for proper care. To members, including physicians, social workers, case managers, and other professionals dealing with neurotrauma, a forum to provide valuable information regarding their particular services. To our staff, a valuable experience networking with professionals in creating a meaningful and worthwhile enterprise."
    Neurotrauma Registry
    P.O. Box 440 Hunt Valley, MD 21030-0440
    Phone: 410-321-5000, 800-373-1166, Email us: gayotte@neurotraumaregistry.com
    http://www.neure.com

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    New Jersey State Nurses Association, Forum of Nurses in Advanced Practice:"Membership in the Forum of Nurses in Advanced Practice is open to all nurse practitioners and clinical nurse specialists who are NJSNA members."
    http://www.njsna.org/FNAP/FNAP.htm

    Advanced Practice Nurses, APNs, http://www.4nursing.com/apn

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    New York State Department of Health AIDS Institute. HIV Guidelines.
    :"Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) is a virus. You may hear that someone is "HIV infected", "has HIV infection", or "has HIV disease." These are all terms that mean the person has HIV in his or her body and can pass the virus to other people. HIV attacks the body's immune system. The immune system protects the body from infections and disease, but has no clear way to protect it from HIV. Over time, most people infected with HIV become less able to fight off the germs that we are all exposed to every day. Many of these germs do not usually make a healthy person sick, but they can cause life-threatening infections and cancers in a person whose immune system has been weakened by HIV. People infected with HIV may have no symptoms for 10 or more years. They may not know they are infected. An HIV test is the only way to find out if you have HIV. See HIV Counseling and Testing for information and resources on HIV testing in New York State."
    New York State Department of Health
    Corning Tower
    Empire State Plaza,
    Albany, NY 12237
    New York State Information Line:
    1-800-541-AIDS (English)
    1-800-233-SIDA (Español)
    http://www.hivguidelines.org

    Category: Healthcare Associations: http://www.4nursing.com/healthcare

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    NHS Direct, Stroke Homepage:"The Stroke section of NHS Direct Online is launched to-day - November 29th 2001 - to help those affected by stroke either themselves or through a family member to find the information they need to deal with the many problems Stroke can bring. Feedback will be welcomed - so the information can be presented in as helpful a way as possible."
    If you are feeling ill now, please call NHS Direct on 0845 4647 for nurse advice.
    Mr. Bob Gann (Director) NHS Direct Online
    Strawberry Fields, Berrywood Business Village
    Tollbar Way, Hedge End, Hants, SO30 2UN
    http://www.nhsdirect.nhs.uk/nhsdirectstroke/index.htm

    Category: Stroke, Ministroke, Cerebrovascular Accidents (CVAs), Transient Ischemic Attacks (TIAs), http://www.nursefriendly.com/stroke

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    Niagara Region Breastfeeding Coalition-1-800-263-7248 or 905-688-8248 Ext. 7555
    Positioning Latching Is My Baby Getting Enough? Helpful Tips Community Resources Congratulations for choosing to breastfeed your baby... Breast milk is the best food for your baby. Breastfeeding is a...
    7 pages found, 1 links found, 1448 score http://www.breastfeedingniagara.ca/

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    North American Association for the Study of Obesity (NAASO):"The North American Association for the Study of Obesity (NAASO) is the leading scientific society dedicated to the study of obesity. Since 1982 NAASO has been committed to encouraging research on the causes and treatment of obesity, and to keeping the medical community and public informed of new advances."
    North American Association for the Study of Obesity (NAASO)
    Executive Office: 8630 Fenton Street, Suite 918, Silver Spring, MD
    20910 | Tel: (301) 563-6526 | Fax: (301) 563-6595
    http://www.naaso.org/

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    Nurse-Midwifery in Vermont:"Certified Nurse-Midwives are Advance Practice Registered Nurses. This is similar to a Nurse Practitioner but a CNM has a specialty in pregnancy, labor, birth and gynecology. We are nationally certified and must pass rigorous academic standards of Nurse-Midwifery Programs. Most CNMs also have Master's or PhD in a related field such as Nursing, Public Health or Education."
    649 Southview Drive Richmond, VT 05477
    vermont_midwife@msn.com
    http://www.vtmidwives.org/

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    Nurses Association of New Brunswick:"The Association is a professional regulatory organization that exists to protect the public and to support nurses by promoting and maintaining standards for nursing education and practice, and by advocating for healthy public policy."
    Nurses Association of New Brunswick
    165 Regent Street
    Fredericton, NB E3B 7B4
    Tel: (506) 458-8731
    1-800-442-4417 (toll-free in NB)
    Fax: (506) 459-2838
    Fax: (506) 459-2837 (Professional Conduct Review Consultant)
    Email: nanb@nanb.nb.ca
    http://www.nanb.nb.ca/

    Category: Canadian Nursing Associations, Healthcare Organizations, Nursing Associations

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    Nurses For Laughter (Now Known as The American Association For Therapeutic Humor):
    http://www.jocularity.com/nfl

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    Obesity Education Initiative, National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH):"The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) launched the Obesity Education Initiative (OEI) in January 1991. The overall purpose of the initiative is to help reduce the prevalence of overweight along with the prevalence of physical inactivity in order to reduce the risk of coronary heart disease (CHD) and overall morbidity and mortality from CHD."
    http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/nhlbi/othcomp/opec/oei.htm

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      The Obstetrical & Gynaecological Society of Singapore...
      Obstetrical & Gynaecological Society of Singapore Unit 8K38, Women's Tower KK Women's & Children's Hospital 100 Bukit Timah Road Singapore 229899 Tel: (65) 295-1383 Fax: (65) 299-1969 Email: ogss@pac...
      14 pages found, 5 links found, 287 score http://www.ogss.net/

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      Office of Minority Health Resource Center:"The mission of the Office of Minority Health (OMH) is to improve and protect the health of racial and ethnic minority populations through the development of health policies and programs that will eliminate health disparities. OMH was established in 1985 by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). It advises the Secretary and the Office of Public Health and Science on public health program activities affecting American Indians and Alaska Natives, Asian Americans, Blacks/African Americans, Hispanics/Latinos, Native Hawaiians, and other Pacific Islanders."
      Office of Minority Health Resource Center
      P.O. Box 37337, Washington, D.C. 20013-7337 Toll Free: 1-800-444-6472 / Fax: 301-251-2160
      http://www.omhrc.gov/

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      Oral Cancer Foundation,The :"The Oral Cancer Foundation is a national public service, non-profit entity designed to reduce suffering and save lives through prevention, education, research, advocacy, and support. Oral cancer is the largest group of those cancers which fall into the head and neck cancer category. Common names for it include such things as mouth cancer, tongue cancer, and throat cancer. Each year in the US, approximately 30,000 people are newly diagnosed with oral cancer."
      The Oral Cancer Foundation
      3419 Via Lido # 205
      Newport Beach Ca. 92663
      Phone: (949) 646-8000
      Fax: (949) 496-3331
      Email: info@oralcancerfoundation.org
      Executive Director: (949) 278-4362
      http://www.oralcancerfoundation.org/

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      Ordre des infirmieres et infirmirs du Quebec (OIIQ):
      4200, boul. Dorchester Ouest
      MontrŽal QC H3Z 1V4
      Tel: (514) 935-2501 / 1-800-363-6048
      Fax: (514) 935-1799
      E-mail: info@oiiq.org
      http://www.oiiq.org

      Category: Canadian Nursing Associations, Healthcare Organizations, Nursing Associations

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      Original Herpes Home Page:"Herpes and HPV, also known as genital warts, are very common infectious diseases, but there is a surprising lack of information available about it, and an equal lack of "heart" in dealing with it. In 1995 a friend suggested that there was a need for a "Herpes Home Page" based on responses he had from several newsgroups. So here it is with coverage of HPV as well. There are the usual things here associated with an information center, including alternative treatments. We strive to create a sense of community among people who share a common problem; to provide support, understanding, a place to exchange feelings and ideas and maybe even a laugh or two...Let us know what you would like to see--we will do research; make links, etc. Feel free to also suggest sites that you may think that others will find interesting or informative. Just let us know!"
      Access Advisors
      10810 Linnet St. NW Coon Rapids, Minnesota 55433
      http://www.racoon.com/herpes/

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      Parents of Multiple Births Association, Halifax Region...
      The Parents of Multiple Births Association - Halifax Region is a non-profit organization of parents and guardians of multiple birth children. Our purpose is to provide moral support to each other and to open communication channels with the community on the unique situation of multiple births. If you wish to become a member, you will receive many benefits, including a monthly newsletter, access to our extensive supports system and most important of all - contact with other families with multiples. We also hold clothing sales twice a year as well as many other events including a weekly playgroup, swimming, Mom's Night Out, seasonal activities and lots more. Please see our Events section for details.
      Marc Brousseau
      POMBA - Halifax Region
      P.O. Box 44038
      Bedford, NS
      B4A 3X5
      POMBA phone line at 435-3403 or info@pomba.ca
      http://www.pomba.ca/

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      PatientWatch, Inc.(Fee based):"PatientWatch, Inc. is a company dedicated to providing timely and accurate information to the medical consumer."

      Category: Consumer Awareness Organization

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      Pediatric Nursing @PedNursing Pitman, NJ:"Pediatric Nursing is a clinically based journal focusing on the needs of professional nurses in pediatric practice, research, administration, and education."
      Pediatric Nursing
      East Holly Avenue Box 56
      Pitman, NJ 08071-0056
      Phone: (856) 256-2300
      Fax: (856) 589-7463
      Email: pnjrnl@ajj.com
      http://www.pediatricnursing.net
      http://twitter.com/#!/PedNursing

      Categories: New Jersey Nursing, Nurses on Twitter, Pediatric Nursing

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      Registered Nurses Association of Ontario (RNAO):"The Registered Nurses' Association of Ontario (RNAO) is the professional association representing registered nurses in Ontario. It is the strong, credible voice leading the nursing profession to influence and promote healthy public policy."
      158 Pearl Street
      Registered Nurses Association of Ontario (RNAO)
      Toronto, ON M5H 1L3
      Tel: (416) 599-1925
      Fax: (416) 599-1926
      E-mail: info@rnao.org
      http://www.rnao.org

      Category: Canadian Nursing Associations, Healthcare Organizations, Nursing Associations

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      Registered Nurses Association of the Northwest Territories and Nunavut:"The Registered Nurses Association of the Northwest Territories and Nunavut is the regulatory and professional body for Registered Nurses in the Northwest Territories and Nunavut established in 1975 by the Nursing Profession Act. It's purpose is to register nurses for practice in the NWT and Nunavut for the benefit and protection of the public, and to promote the standards of nursing practice and education. The Association deals with issues such as registration, professional conduct, education and nursing practice."
      RNANT/NU
      Box 2757 Yellowknife
      NWT X1A 2R1
      Phone: (867) 873-2745
      Fax: (867) 873-2336
      admin@rnantnu.ca
      http://www.rnantnu.ca/

      Category: Canadian Nursing Associations, Healthcare Organizations, Nursing Associations

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      Rehabilitation Research Center (RRC) for Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) and Spinal Cord Injury (SCI):"The Rehabilitation Research Center (RRC) for Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) and Spinal Cord Injury (SCI) conducts research to better understand and improve outcomes after TBI and SCI. Outcomes studied include the functional, vocational, and life satisfaction areas that are important to people with and without disabilities."
      Rehabilitation Research Center for TBI & SCI 950 South Bascom Avenue, Suite 2011 San Jose, CA 95128 San Jose, California
      phone number is 408/295-9896 Fax the RRC at 408/295-9913, tbisci@tbi-sci.org
      http://www.tbi-sci.org/

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      Royal College of Nursing:"The RCN represents nurses and nursing, promotes excellence in practice and shapes health policies. Royal College of Nursing
      20 Cavendish Square."
      London
      W1G 0RN
      Telephone: 020 7409 3333
      http://www.rcn.org.uk/

      Category: British Nursing, Nursing Associations, Organizations

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      Saskatchewan Registered Nurses Association:"The Saskatchewan Registered Nurses' Association (SRNA), established in 1917 by provincial legislation, is the professional, self-regulatory body for the province's approximately 9,100 nurses. The Registered Nurses Act (1988) describes the SRNA's mandate in setting standards of education and practice for the profession and registering nurses to ensure competent nursing care for the public."
      Saskatchewan Registered Nurses' Association (SRNA)
      2066 Retallack Street
      Regina SK S4T 7X5
      Tel: 1-800-667-9945 / (306) 359-4200
      Fax: (306) 525-0849
      E-mail: info@srna.org http://www.srna.org

      Category: Canadian Nursing Associations, Healthcare Organizations, Nursing Associations

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      Schizophrenics Anonymous (SA):"Schizophrenics Anonymous (SA) is a self-help group for persons who have schizophrenia or a schizophrenia-related illness. SA was founded in the Detroit area in July of 1985 and since that time, thousands of people have participated in meetings. There are currently more than 150 groups meeting throughout 31 states, as well as Australia, Brazil, Canada, Mexico, France, India and Venezuela" SARDAA Contact Information
      PO Box 941222
      Houston, TX 77094-8222
      Phone: 240-423-9432
      Toll-free: 866-800-5199
      info@sardaa.org
      http://www.sardaa.org

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      SEIU Healthcare Florida Local 1991:"SEIU Healthcare Florida Local 1991 is the exclusive bargaining representative for the 5,000 registered nurses, attending physicians and healthcare professionals in the Jackson Health System and the RNs who work in the health clinic at Florida International University. Since SEIU Local 1991 was chartered in 1991, we have negotiated some of the best wages and working conditions in the United States for our members. We are proud to have one of the few contracts in the nation with a guaranteed 40-hour work week as well as a full-time 36-hour work week. We recently negotiated into our contract a rare and coveted provision requiring a nurse-to-patients staffing ratios policy at Jackson."
      SEIU Healthcare Florida
      14645 NW 77th Ave, Suite 201
      Miami Lakes, FL 33014
      (305) 623-3000 - main
      (888) 313-4448 - toll free
      (305) 826-1604 - fax
      info@seiufhu.org
      http://www.seiufhu.org/

      Category:
      Associations, Organizations, Patient Education, Healthcare, Medical, http://www.4nursing.com/healthcare
      Florida Nurses, http://www.4nursing.com/florida/
      National, State Nurse (Nursing) Organizations, http://www.4nursing.com/associations/
      Nursing Unions, Organized Labor, http://www.nursefriendly.com/unions/

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      Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM):"The Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM) is the largest multidisciplinary, multiprofessional organization dedicated to ensuring excellence and consistency in the practice of critical care medicine. With nearly 10,000 worldwide members, SCCM is the only organization that represents all professional components of the critical care team. The Society offers a variety of activities that promotes excellence in patient care, education, research, and advocacy."
      Society of Critical Care Medicine
      701 Lee Street, Suite 200 • Des Plaines, IL 60016 • USA
      Phone: (847) 827-6869 • Fax: (847) 827-6886 • Email: info@sccm.org
      http://www.sccm.org/

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      Society of General Internal Medicine:"SGIM was actually born under another name: The Society for Research and Education in Primary Care Internal Medicine (SREPCIM) had 178 attendees at its 1978 inaugural meeting. Startup funding for SREPCIM was provided through a generous grant by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation awarded to the American College of Physicians. In 1988, proponents for a simpler name prevailed and SREPCIM became the Society of General Internal Medicine, or SGIM. In just two decades, SGIM has grown from several hundred to over 2800 members."
      Society of General Internal Medicine
      2501 M Street NW Suite 575 Washington, DC 20037
      800-822-3060 or 202-887-5150
      http://www.sgim.org/

      Category: Internal Medicine

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      Southern Medical Association ...
      The exclusive purpose of this unique organization is to develop and foster scientific medicine. Conceived as an organization which could, on a regular basis, promote the progress of scientific medicin...
      46 Pages Found, 73 Links Found, 694 Score, http://www.sma.org

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      Space Nursing Society:"Aerospace nurses play a critical role in the supervision and delivery of care for adults and future individuals of all ages in all treatment methods for humans experiencing the effects of changed environments, or transitioning through environments."
      Space Nursing Society International Headquarters
      Linda Plush, Executive Director
      3053 Rancho Vista Blvd, Suite H377
      Palmdale, CA 93551 USA
      Tel: 661-949-6780 Fax: 661-949-7292
      E-mail: Linda Plush, lplushsn@ix.netcom.com
      http://www.geocities.com/spacenursingsociety/

      Category: International Nursing Alliances

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      Morbid Obesity, Carnie Wilson, Ann Wilson, Spotlight Health:"Obesity has commonly been viewed as the adverse outcome of inappropriate eating and the failure of self-discipline on the part of those afflicted. In fact, medical studies of obesity indicate that this disease is complex and deeply rooted in biologic systems, having multiple causes and types. Obesity is a very serious health problem that can have severe implications and is reaching epidemic status in many parts of the world."
      http://www.spotlighthealth.com/morbid_obesity/mo/mo.htm

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      San Gabriel Valley Intergroup Emotional Health Anonymous:"We are a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may recover from their emotional illness and help others who still suffer to find a new way of life. We are not professionals. The only requirement for membership is an honest desire to recover from emotional and mental illness not related to substance abuse. We are not allied with any particular faith, sect or denomination, nor do we wish to oppose anyone. We simply wish to be helpful to those who are afflicted."
      San Gabriel Valley Intergroup Emotional Health Anonymous
      P.O. Box 2081
      San Gabriel, CA 91778
      626/287-6260 PH
      sgveha@hotmail.com
      http://home.flash.net/~sgveha/

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      Society of Urologic Nurses and Associates (SUNA):"The Society of Urologic Nurses and Associates is a professional organization committed to excellence in patient care standards and a continuum of quality care, clinical practice, and research through education of its members, patients, families, and community."
      SUNA National Headquarters
      East Holly Avenue, Box 56 Pitman, NJ 08071-0056
      1-888-TAP-SUNA/ 856-256-2335 Fax 856-589-7463
      suna@ajj.com
      http://www.suna.org/

      Category: National Nursing Associations, Nurse Organizations

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      Texas Organization for Associate Degree Nursing:"Established to advance the status of the Associate Degree Nurse in education as in practice. TOADN is affiliated with the National Organization for Associate Degree Nursing (NOADN)."
      P.O. Box 18285 Austin, Texas 78760
      http://toadn.org

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      The Oral Cancer Foundation:"The Oral Cancer Foundation is a national public service, non-profit entity designed to reduce suffering and save lives through prevention, education, research, advocacy, and support. Oral cancer is the largest group of those cancers which fall into the head and neck cancer category. Common names for it include such things as mouth cancer, tongue cancer, and throat cancer. Each year in the US, approximately 30,000 people are newly diagnosed with oral cancer."
      The Oral Cancer Foundation
      3419 Via Lido # 205
      Newport Beach Ca. 92663
      Phone: (949) 646-8000
      Fax: (949) 496-3331
      Email: info@oralcancerfoundation.org
      Executive Director: (949) 278-4362
      http://www.oralcancerfoundation.org/

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      Peace Corps:"The Peace Corps website offers a thorough overview of the Volunteer experience-the types of work Volunteers do, the countries in which Volunteers serve, a step-by-step guide to the application process, and details about how Volunteers live. Learn About Peace Corps is a great place to start for information about Peace Corps and becoming a Volunteer. If you've looked over the website and are ready to take the next step toward becoming a Volunteer, call us toll-free at 1-800-424-8580 to speak to a recruiter in your area. You can also go directly to Apply Now to get started on your application."
      1-800-424-8580
      http://www.peacecorps.gov/

      See also: Nursing Volunteer Opportunities: http://www.nursefriendly.com/volunteer/

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      Stanford Stroke Center:"In a recent survey sponsored by the University HealthSystem Consortium (UHC), the Stanford Stroke Center was ranked the #1 academic institution in the country for stroke management based upon its performance on over 20 different measures of patient outcome including length of stay, time to treatment, and speed of diagnostic evaluation. The Stanford Stroke Center brings together physicians from multiple specialties, including neurology, neurosurgery, neuroradiology, internal medicine and emergency medicine to provide comprehensive evaluation and management of patients with cerebrovascular diseases."
      701 Welch Road, Building B, Suite 325
      Palo Alto, CA 94304
      (650) 723-4448 strokecenter@med.stanford.edu
      http://www.stanford.edu/group/neurology/stroke/

      Category: Stroke, Ministroke, Cerebrovascular Accidents (CVAs), Transient Ischemic Attacks (TIAs), http://www.nursefriendly.com/stroke

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      TalkIBS.org, The Society for Women's Health Research (SWHR):"Irritable Bowel Syndrome is an often misunderstood, misdiagnosed, and under treated condition that affects up to 20%, or 1 in 5 Americans. Talk IBS is designed to educate women about this real medical condition, its symptoms, real treatment options, management of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) with constipation, and to arm them with tools to work with their doctor to get proper diagnosis and care sooner."
      Society for Women's Health Research (SWHR)
      1828 L St., NW Suite 625 Washington, DC 20036
      phone: 202-223-8224 fax: 202-833-3472 e-mail: info@womens-health.org
      http://www.talkibs.org

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      UK, Department of Social Medicine, University of Bristol...
      The University of Bristol Department of Social Medicine conducts teaching and research in aetiological epidemiology, health services research, and public health medicine. The Department is the home fo...
      132 pages found, 86 links found, 543 score http://www.epi.bris.ac.uk

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      Urology Nurses of Canada (UNC):"This site features urological related information that will appeal to medical professionals and the general public."
      Membership Info: Sandra Rowan 200-1121 Yates Street Victoria, British Columbia V8V3N1 (250) 381-3747 Fax (250) 381-3748 or e-mail president@unc.org
      http://www.unc.org/

      Category: Canadian Nursing Associations, Healthcare Organizations, Nursing Associations

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      Vermont Nurse Internship Project (VNIP):"The Vermont Nurse Internship Project (VNIP) is an endeavor of the Vermont Nurse Internship Coalition (VNIC), a not-for-profit nurse leadership coalition that institutes resources for supporting the developing nurse. The programs developed by the VNIC promote a workplace culture of nurture, support and professional growth for novice nurses or those in transition to a new specialty. Learn more ..."
      Vermont Nurse Internship Project
      289 County Road
      Windsor, VT 05089
      Susan Boyer, Project Director
      vt-nurses@earthlink.net
      (802) 674-7069
      (802) 674-7155 - FAX
      http://www.vnip.org/

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      Virginia Colored Practical Nurse Association:"On April 21, 1947 a group of African American licensed practical nurses met at Hood Temple Methodist Church in Richmond to establish the Virginia Colored Practical Nurses Association (VCPNA). The first president was Edwina Barnett of Norfolk. The organization was a constituent of the National Association of Practical Nurse Education until the National Federation of Licensed Practical Nurses (NFLPN) was organized in 1949. The VCPNA met jointly with the Licensed Practical Nurses Association of Virginia (LPNAV) at the Hotel Roanoke in 1971. The delegates voted unanimously to merge the two organizations to form the Virginia Licensed Practical Nurse Association (VLPNA)."
      http://www.library.vcu.edu/tml/speccoll/nursing/vcpnapre.html

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      Virginia Council of Nurse Practitioners (VCNP):"The Virginia Council of Nurse Practitioners (VCNP), the statewide professional organization for all nurse practitioners (NPs) licensed in Virginia, and is a council of of the Virginia Nurses Association (VNA) Commission on Professional Practice. The organization of NPs in Virginia began a quarter century ago in the regional or local areas of the state. With the growth in the number of NPs throughout the state, Virginia NPs initially organized to become a Professional Practice Group of the VNA. In 1984, the VCNP became a council of the VNA, and as such has continued to grow in membership and in the services provided to its members. Membership now is over 1,300. Although there are other specialty NP groups, the VCNP offers an advantage for all NPs in Virginia because of its association with the VNA and the American Nurses Association (ANA) with their broad based membership and the resources available through these relationships.
      Virginia Council of Nurse Practitioners
      PO Box 11086
      Richmond, VA 23230
      804-565-6360
      804-282-0090 fax
      General and VCNP Membership Information: vcnp@societyhq.com
      http://www.vcnp.net/

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      Virginia Nurses Association:"The Virginia Nurses Association is the largest membership organization for nurses in Virginia, and is the constituent member of the American Nurses Association (ANA). The VNA has been representing registered nurses in the Commonwealth since 1901. Mission/Vision: The mission of the VNA is to promote education, advocacy and mentoring for registered nurses to advance professional practice and influence the delivery of quality care. VNA is the nursing association which unites ALL nurses to advance the profession through caring for nurses who care for Virginians."
      Virginia Nurses Association
      7113 Three Chopt Road, Suite 204
      Richmond, Virginia 23226
      (804)282-1808/2373 or (800)868-6877
      FAX (804)282-4916
      e-mail: vnajmj@aol.com
      http://www.virginianurses.com/VNA/Index.htm

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      Visiting Nurse Alliance of Vermont and New Hampshire:"The Visiting Nurse Alliance of Vermont and New Hampshire, is a 501 (C) 3 nonprofit organization headquartered in White River Junction, VT. With our Hospice and Palliative Care Program, we bring skilled health services to people in their homes as well as other community settings in 86 rural cities and towns in Vermont and New Hampshire."
      802-295-2604 (Headquarters) 603-448-1597 (Lebanon) 802-885-2500 (Springfield)
      Admissions/Referrals 1-800-575-5162, TDD 1-800-735-2964
      http://www.vnavnh.org/

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      Visiting Nurse Association of Northwest Indiana:
      201 West 89th Avenue • Merrillville, Indiana 46410
      • (219) 769-3644, 844-1410 or 696-HOME
      http://www.vnanwi.org/

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      Volunteers of America:"Volunteers of America is a national, nonprofit, spiritually based organization providing local human service programs and opportunities for individual and community involvement. From rural America to inner-city neighborhoods, Volunteers of America provides outreach programs that deal with today’s most pressing social needs. Volunteers of America helps youths at risk, frail elderly, abused and neglected children, people with disabilities, homeless individuals and many others."
      Volunteers of America, National Office:
      1660 Duke St. Alexandria, VA 22314
      Toll Free: (800) 899-0089
      Phone: (703) 341-5000
      Fax: (703) 341-7000
      Email: info@voa.org
      http://www.volunteersofamerica.org

      See also: Nursing Volunteer Opportunities: http://www.nursefriendly.com/volunteer/

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      Workplace Fairness:"Workplace Fairness is a non-profit organization that provides information, education and assistance to individual workers and their advocates nationwide and promotes public policies that advance employee rights."
      Workplace Fairness
      44 Montgomery Street, Suite 2080
      San Francisco, CA 94104
      Phone: (415) 362-7373
      Fax: (415) 677-9445
      info@workplacefairness.org
      http://www.workplacefairness.org

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      World Counseling Network:
      bizdev@counselingnetwork.com
      http://www.counselingnetwork.com/

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      Yukon Registered Nurses Association:"YRNA is the regulatory body and professional association for registered nurses in the Yukon. YRNA is responsible for establishing and promoting standards of practice for registered nurses, for regulating nursing practice and for advancing professional excellence. YRNA speaks out on health care issues, advocating for the development of healthy public policy in the interest of the public."
      Yukon Registered Nurses Association
      204 - 4133 - 4th Avenue,
      Whitehorse, Yukon Y1A 1H8
      Phone: 867-667-4062
      Fax: 867-668-5123
      E-mail: admin@yrna.ca
      http://www.yrna.ca/ Category: Canadian Nursing Associations, Healthcare Organizations, Nursing Associations

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