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Technology and research are helping to inform and educate the public about new medical discoveries and health news. Below is a compilation of health tools provided by our member charities to help educate and share health information with you.

Courtesy of the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence

Courtesy of the Alzheimer's Association

Courtesy of the Arthritis Foundation

  • Do it Easier - Tips from Arthritis Today on how to do things easier with arthritis from getting dressed and making the bed, and gardening in the yard.
  • Track & React - A tool to track your actions such as eating, exercise and sleep to see how they may affect your arthritis symptoms.

Asthma Tools
Courtesy of the American Lung Association

  • Asthma - Control Test - Take this short test to determine if you are in control of you Asthma.
  • Asthma - Fighting for Air - Click to find out how clean the air is where you live. Fighting for Air tool uses your zip code to provide detailed air analysis.

Courtesy of Autism Speaks and the Centers for Disease Control

  • The 100 Day Kit - Family Services 100 Day is a guide for the first 100 days post-diagnosis of the disease.
  • Centers for Disease Control - New resource area of the CDC website launched in August 2009
  • Dental Tool Kit New! - Autism Speaks has teamed up with Colgate and Philips-Sonicare to create a dental guide and video to provide tips for improving oral hygiene at home.
  • Transition Tool Kit New! - The Autism Speaks Transition Tool Kit was created to serve as a guide to assist families on the journey from adolescence to adulthood.

Cancer Tools
Courtesy of Breast Cancer Network of Strength

  • Advanced Breast Cancer Community - A comprehensive information source and online community solely dedicated to the needs of advanced (metastatic) breast cancer patients, caregivers, family and friends, and health care providers. Contributors include Susan G. Komen and Breast Cancer Network of Strength.

Cystic Fibrosis Tools
Courtesy of Cystic Fibrosis Foundation

Depression and Bipolar Tools
Courtesy of the Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance

  • DBSA Wellness Tracker - A free on line tool to help you better recognize potential health problems and mood triggers in your daily life.

Diabetes Tools
Courtesy of the American Diabetes Association and the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation International

Headache Tool
Courtesy of the National Headache Foundation

Heart Disease Tools
Courtesy of the American Heart Association

  • Heart Disease - Heart360 - Our on line cardiovascular wellness center on Microsoft's HealthVault platform lets you set goals and track your progress on blood pressure, cholesterol, blood glucose, weight, physical activity and medications.

Courtesy of the National Kidney Foundation

Courtesy of the Lupus Foundation of America

Lung Disease
Courtesy of the American Lung Association

  • COPD Management Tool  - A 3-in-1 personal tool that helps you talk with your doctor to make a plan that is best for you
  • Asthma - Making Treatment Decisions, Taking Control of your Asthma, Breathe Well, Live Well: An Asthma Self Management Program for adults

Courtesy of March of Dimes Foundation

Multiple Sclerosis

Courtesy of National Multiple Sclerosis Society

  • Healthy Living with MS - Wellness is a dynamic state of physical, emotional, spiritual, and social well-being that can be achieved even in the presence of a chronic illness or disability.
  • Getting the Care you Need - Managing MS is an ongoing process, beginning with the very first symptoms and continuing throughout the disease course.
  • Promoting Function, Mobility, and Independence - Sometimes the symptoms of MS make it difficult—or even impossible—for people to carry out their daily activities.
Myasthenia Gravis
Courtesy of The Myasthenia Gravis Foundation of America

Parkinson's Disease
Courtesy of National Parkinson's Foundation and Parkinson's Disease Foundation

Spinal Cord Injuries
Courtesy of National Spinal Cord Injury Association

  • Health & Wellness after a SCI - Includes information specific to unique health care needs of the person living with SDI/D; discusses resources for persons living with disc disease and other back & spine conditions.
Courtesy of National Stroke Association

  • Life after Stroke - It’s important to become aware of common effects of stroke and how to improve the emotional and physical well-being of both the stroke survivor and caregiver.

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