The internet is a powerful resource for patient education. The following is a list of sites that may be of interest to our patients and website visitors.
General Medical Reference Links
Mount Sinai’s Health Library is designed to educate patients about thousands of medical topics including diseases, conditions, treatments, and procedures; with in-depth answers to a wealth of questions about causes, risk factors, signs, symptoms, treatment, and prevention.
In-depth consumer health site -- topics from A-Z.
Vast library of medical information; index of health conditions from A-Z.
Get the latest medical news, clinical trial coverage, drug updates, journal articles, CME activities and more on Medscape
A wealth of information written by doctors for patients and the public, with new content added everyday featuring the latest medical research, developments, and news.
Ophthalmology (Eye) Links
The American Academy of Ophthalmology is the largest national membership association of ophthalmologists.
Useful consumer resource for information about Behcet's disease. Includes links to other Behcet's disease resources and information regarding legislation and support network.
This site provides a vast amount of information for people and families dealing with vision loss. Many links to local resources and tools. Also hosts an online store of educational DVDs and books.
An educational site dedicated to helping eye tumor patients find information about their condition and treatment, and providing support for patients and their families.
An eye encyclopedia written by ophthalmologists covering the vast spectrum of eye disease, diagnosis and treatment.
Created by the American Foundation for the Blind, this site is a helpful resource for parents of visually impaired children. A wonderful selection of videos and personal stories, as well as an online message board. Website visitors can search through information based on age of the child.
The Guild offers a broad range of programs that include: medical, vision, low vision, psychiatric and rehabilitative services, managed long-term care, residential services, day health programs, schools and educational training programs for independent living.
A great collection of resources, information, and services for individuals dealing with vision loss.
A non-profit braille publisher, National Braille Press promotes literacy for blind children through outreach programs and provides access to information by producing information in braille for blind children and adults.
The National Eye Institute (NEI) was established by Congress in 1968 to protect and prolong the vision of the American people. As one of the Federal government's National Institutes of Health (NIH), the NEI conducts and supports research that helps prevent and treat eye diseases and other disorders of vision.
Information about eye safety, eye problems, and frequently asked eye questions.
Includes information about living with vision loss, fitness and fun, and links to regional services which can help. Also contains a large collection of informational and instructional videos.
A "Self-Help for Vision Loss" web site that provides free, practical, hands-on information to enhance quality of life and independence for adults with vision loss, their families and friends, and related professionals.
Otolaryngology (ENT) Links
A good resource for information about hearing. Topics include ‘What is Hearing Loss?’, ‘Understanding Your Audiogram’, ‘How to Purchase Hearing Aids’, and more...
A thorough resource for general and specific diseases/conditions pertaining to the ears, nose, throat, head, and neck.
Information about communicative disorders affecting children and adults.
Information about thyroid conditions, support organizations, and recommended reading materials.
“Committed to a Cure” - Information about Tinnitus research and advocacy programs.
A completely free online dictionary of over 7200 ASL Signs demonstrated in quick video clips by professionally certified sign language instructors.
Allows deaf and hard of hearing persons (or their friends and family) to borrow captioned movies for free.
Free sign language resources including tutorials, video lessons, phrase translation, fingerspelling, deaf culture studies, baby signing, alphabet charts, and more.
Provides an abundance of information related to hearing loss in children and adults. Topics include early identification checklists, speech therapy and rehabilitation, advocacy and legal issues, as well as general information and facts.
This advocacy group provides deafness-related information, legislation news, and programs.
National Institutes of Health (NIH) site offers general information and facts related to hearing, balances, smell, taste, voice, speech, and language disorders. There is also detailed information listed about research trials.
National support organization provides information on regional chapters, legislation news, an archive of articles related to hearing loss, and downloadable fact sheets.
Facts and information about balance disorders including educational literature, clinical studies, and other supportive resources.
Plastic Surgery Links
Facts and information about types of surgical and reconstructive procedures. Includes photo gallery, general issues related to plastic surgery.
The American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Inc.,® was established in 1986 to improve the quality of medical and surgical treatment available to the public by examining for professional expertise in facial plastic and reconstructive surgery.
Patient Safety Links
Provides materials that help patients choose wisely when making important health care decisions. Information on how to help prevent medical errors, and how to take steps to safer health care. Also provides health information.
Joint Commission evaluates the quality and safety of care for more than 15,000 health care organizations. This site contains informational guides on how to make better health care choices, and prevent medical errors. Search for accreditation status of institutions, view National Patient Safety Goals, learn about patient safety initiatives.
One of the original patient safety coalitions, NCPIE works to advance the safe, appropriate use of medicines through enhanced communication. Site contains information about medications and immunizations, and contains a list of resources to topics such as dietary and herbal supplements, antibiotics, prescription assistance programs and purchasing medication on the internet.