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AIDS Community Taskforce, Tidewater The Tidewater AIDS Community Taskforce is a service organization for patients and others affected by HIV/AIDS. TACT also provides educational information, case management, support groups, financial assistance, medical information and transportation, among other services. It offers links to many AIDS and HIV Web sites.
AIDSinfo  Information on guidelines, drugs, clinical trials, vaccines and other health topics related to HIV and AIDS treatment, prevention and research by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
Alcoholics Anonymous, Virginia Virginia chapter of Alcoholics Anonymous. Features calendar of events, meeting directory, map and general information for newcomers, professionals, teenagers and family members. Includes a link to the international Alcoholics Anonymous with fact files and recent press releases.
Allergy, Asthma & Immunology, American Academy of AAAAI is the largest professional medical specialty organization representing allergists, clinical immunologists, allied health professionals and other physicians with a special interest in allergy. Its Web site features a patient and public resource center with Fast Facts, education materials and resources, news items and a Just for Kids section.
Alzheimer's Association Extensive information on Alzheimer's including understanding the disease, medical issues of diagnosis and treatment, research initiatives and resources for families, caregivers and medical professionals.
Alzheimer's Association, Southeastern Virginia Chapter Local chapter of the national association. Includes information for patients, families and potential volunteers, listing services including support groups, Helpline and educational programs.
Arthritis Foundation A source of help for nearly 40 million Americans who have arthritis. The foundation's Web site provides a resource room for patients and health professionals, news, research and advocacy resources and information to contact local chapters.
Asthma MedlinePlus, a service of the U.S. National Library of Medicine and the National Institutes of Health, offers comprehensive information on asthma symptoms, diagnosis, treatment and news, as well as links to many asthma Web sites.
Attention Deficit Disorder and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder group features fact sheets about the disorders, news releases, chapter locator, legislative information and research studies.
Brain Injury Association Data on this site supports the Brain Injury Association's mission of brain injury prevention, research, education and advocacy. Links for personal stories, organizations, resources, books, legal protections and software to assist people with brain injuries. The BIA of Virginia site provides educational, awareness, support and rehabilitation resources.
Brain Tumor Foundation, National The National Brain Tumor Foundation provides patients and families information to successfully cope with their illness and to fund promising research to treat and cure brain tumors. The site includes support group networks, clinical trials, NBTF patient guide and newsletter, news articles, treatment options, community resources and free telephone consultation with the medical advice nurse.
Cancer Society, American The ACS Web site provides information about the nature of cancer, causes and risk factors, strategies for prevention, diagnostic techniques and treatments. It also features news, research and local ACS resource information.
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome More than 1 million Americans suffer from Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. This government Web site provides information for patients, caregivers and health care professionals on the disease.
Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of America A comprehensive site on Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis. Includes advice on numerous aspects of inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD), research, clinical trials, news and a kids and teen section.
Dermatology, American Academy of The AAD represents virtually all practicing dermatologists in the United States and Canada. Its Web site features numerous patient education materials, information on skin diseases, news updates and research developments.
Diabetes Association, American The ADA offers online research and patient news, nutritional information, advocacy and legal resources. Links to journals and magazines for both consumers and health professionals.
Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, National Institute of Web site offers A to Z topics, clinical trials and statistics on the following health conditions: diabetes; digestive diseases; hematologic; kidney and urological diseases; and endocrine and metabolic diseases.  Also provides information on weight loss and nutrition. Many other links to publications and resources.
Dietetic Association, American The American Dietetic Association is the largest national accrediting and professional association for nutrition professionals in the United States. The ADA's Web site provides numerous food and nutritional fact sheets, information on the food pyramid and a listing of credentialed and qualified registered dietitians.
Digestive Health Resource Center This collection of online resources and references on digestive health and diseases is provided by the American Gastroenterological Association. Click on the Patient Center for extensive information on more than a dozen gastrointestinal issues. Also provides links to news and finding a GI.
Down Syndrome Society, National Focused on people with Down syndrome and their abilities to achieve full potential in community life, the National Down Syndrome Society provides general, clinical and educational resources for individuals with Down syndrome, as well as involved parents, teachers, researchers and health professionals. Includes web links to national resources and support groups.
Endometriosis Association Endo-Online, the voice of the Endometriosis Association, provides information and support to women and girls with endometriosis through news items, research, education and resources for the public and medical community. Free brochures.
Epilepsy Foundation of America The Epilepsy Foundation is a national charitable organization working to help children and adults affected by seizures. Web site topics include education, research, advocacy and services; also online interest groups for all ages. A store for related materials and links to the local chapter are also online.
Epilepsy Foundation of Virginia The Epilepsy Foundation of Virginia chapter Web site includes a newsletter, articles, advocacy issues, contacts, events, an "Ask a Doctor" section and a listing of doctors.
Fibromyalgia Association, National The National Fibromyalgia Association Web site offers detailed information on diagnosis, causes and prognosis; information on support groups and community events; and resources, including a glossary of terms. Other features include a store, clinical trial information and research.
Heart Association, American A wealth of online materials including heart and stroke warning signs, explanations of many heart diseases and conditions, a children's health section, health news and information on healthy lifestyles. The health care professionals section features updates on scientific statements, treatment guidelines, patient resources, a conference calendar and other medical information.
Heart Association, American, Hampton Roads Area The American Heart Association, Hampton Roads Area, is part of the AHA's Mid-Atlantic affiliate. The Web site lists heart and stroke facts, local events, CPR classes and various health campaigns.
Kidney Foundation of Virginia, National The National Kidney Foundation of Virginia Inc. has offices in Richmond, Hampton and Roanoke. The Web site offers information on kidney health, public and professional education, patient services, financial assistance, organ donation, fundraising activities, and transplant and dialysis information. Includes link to National Kidney Foundation Web site.
Kidney Foundation, National Thorough details on all aspects of kidney health, nutritional and fitness information, brochures, organ donation and transplant information.  Also provides details for professionals, news and events.
Lee's Friends Offers person-to-person help to cancer patients and their families. Includes contact information and details about upcoming events. Serving Chesapeake, Norfolk, Portsmouth, Suffolk and Virginia Beach. All services free.
Leukemia and Lymphoma Society The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society offers health information and service resources for leukemia, lymphoma and Hodgkin's disease and myeloma. Online and print materials are available as well as news, chapter finder services and links to other web resources.
Lung Association, American The national Web site focuses on issues of asthma, hayfever, lung cancer and other lung diseases, including data, statistics, research, recent articles and advocacy. Patient and health care tools, quit smoking materials, respiratory system information and a Wall of Remembrance also are featured.
March of Dimes With a mission to prevent birth defects and infant mortality, the March of Dimes Web site offers multiple resources, including pregnancy and infant health topics, perinatal statistics and professional topics. Visit the local March of Dimes chapter.
Multiple Sclerosis Working to end the devastating effects of MS, the National Multiple Sclerosis Society Web site features news, disease information, clinical and research bulletins, legislative alerts and person-to-person stories from people with MS.
Multiple Sclerosis Society, Hampton Roads Chapter The Hampton Roads chapter gives support to individuals with multiple sclerosis. Learn about activities, support groups and how you can help.
Muscular Dystrophy The Muscular Dystrophy Association seeks the cause and cures for neuromuscular diseases. Web site includes sections on the disease, research, clinics and services, community programs and publications.
Osteoporosis Foundation, National A leading resource for people seeking up-to-date, medically sound information on osteoporosis. Web site features awareness programs, education, training and research. Disease information, risk factors, bone health, prevention, treatment and drug information. Sections for health professionals, support groups and advocacy are also featured.
Psoriasis Foundation, National The National Psoriasis Foundation offers comprehensive support and information about psoriasis. Web offerings include pictures and descriptions, frequently asked questions, therapies, announcements and breaking news, research, publications, a youth section, glossary and links to other information sites.
Trauma and Emergency Medical Systems, National Study Center for The National Study Center for Trauma and Emergency Medical Systems serves as a focal point for research related to trauma, emergency medicine and emergency medical systems. Based at the University of Maryland School of Medicine, the study center's goal is to improve trauma care and emergency medical services. It also aims to reduce preventable deaths and disabilities caused by injury and illness. Web site includes traffic safety studies and reports, research programs and links to publications. .

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