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Additional Resources

In addition to the specific online resources listed in each section of the Skin Resource Center, we have included some general online resources to assist you in finding additional information on the wide range of skin issues.

American Academy of Dermatology: Physicians Dedicated to Excellence in Dermatology

Through American Academy of Dermatology's Public Center, you can search a host of skin conditions and diseases, find your local UV index rating, find a dermatologist, or sign up for a free e-newsletter.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: Your Online Source for Credible Health Information is CDC's primary online communication channel, providing users with information on many issues including Diseases and Conditions and Healthy Living. Designed for multiple audiences, including individuals interested in health issues, has a searchable A-Z index on topics of popular and critical importance to CDC's public health mission.

Coalition of Skin Diseases

Coalition of Skin Diseases is voluntary coalition of patient advocacy groups addressing the needs and concerns of millions of people whose lives are affected by skin disease. Its mission is to advocate on behalf of individuals with skin disease by supporting basic science and clinical research, fostering physician and patient education, generating awareness of skin disease, supporting the growth of member organizations through the sharing of mutual concerns which may increase the pace of discovery or a cure while improving the quality of life for those affected. American Skin Association is an affiliate member. Health Information for the Whole Family is operated by the American Academy of Family Physicians, a national medical organization representing family physicians, family practice residents and medical students.

Healthfinder: Your Source for Reliable Health Information

Healthfinder is a government Web site coordinated by the Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (ODPHP) and its health information referral service, the National Health Information Center. Healthfinder is where you will find information and tools to help you and those you care about stay healthy. When making decisions about your health, it's important to know where to go to get the latest, most reliable information. Healthfinder has resources on a wide range of health topics selected from over 1,600 government and non-profit organizations. We Bring Doctors' Knowledge to You is an online, healthcare media publishing company, owned and operated by WebMD as part of the WebMD Network. It provides easy-to-read, in-depth, authoritative medical information for consumers via its robust, user-friendly, interactive web site.

MedlinePlus: Trusted Health Information for You

MedlinePlus is a service of the U.S. National Library of Medicine and the National Institutes of Health. It will direct you to information to help answer health questions by bringing together authoritative information from NLM, the National Institutes of Health (NIH), and other government agencies and health-related organizations. Preformulated MEDLINE searches are included in MedlinePlus and give easy access to medical journal articles. MedlinePlus also has extensive information about drugs, an illustrated medical encyclopedia, interactive patient tutorials, and latest health news.

National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases

National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases is part of National Institutes of Health, Department of Health and Human Services. Its mission is to support research into the causes, treatment, and prevention of arthritis and musculoskeletal and skin diseases, the training of basic and clinical scientists to carry out this research, and the dissemination of information on research progress in these diseases.

National Organization for Rare Disorders

National Organization for Rare Disorders is a federation of voluntary health organizations dedicated to helping people with rare "orphan" diseases and assisting the organizations that serve them. It is committed to the identification, treatment, and cure of rare disorders through programs of education, advocacy, research, and service. Its Rare Disease Database has reports on more than 1,150 diseases and its Organizational Database has more than 2,000 patient organizations and other sources of help.