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Would you benefit from information and treatment options for your specific disease or condition? The following organizations may be able to assist you research this information. AHHA does not make value judgments distinguishing these organizations or the data they provide. You are responsible for verifying what is appropriate for you.

(Health Information Services)
2040 Webster St
San Francisco, CA 94115
(415) 600-3681
Nonprofit resource center with knowledgeable, compassionate volunteer offering research support by phone, email, and in-person by appointment on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10:00am thru 5:00pm. IHH also provides information packets on a specific health topic for a fee.
Fees and Services
· In-Depth Information Packet from established menu for $50--Covers basic information, anatomy, textbook excerpts, medical studies, alternative medicine, coping information, and resources to contact for further information
· Customized Research Services on one subject for up to $50
· Brief Selection of 1-2 articles by email at no cost; by print at 10¢ per page
Sources of Information
Computer databases--Medline Plus, National Center for Complementary & Alternative Medicine, American Cancer Society, People Living with Cancer, NCI's Comprehensive Cancer Database, Clinical Trials, Natural Standard
Special Features
Information on other health and healing Institute services, including clinic, classes, support groups, healing store.


11529 Daffodil Ln Ste 200
Silver Spring, MD 20902
(800) 965-3002
Comprehensive research guidebooks on 36 conditions to help persons facing chronic or life threatening conditions to make informed decisions regarding their care. Sources are primarily medical, with some references to resources regarding complementary and alterntive therapies.
Fees and Services
· $27.95 per Guidebook if you download from website at
· $36.95 per Guidebook to be mailed a hard copy.
Each Guide provides:
· The Intelligent Patient: Comprehensive overview of medical condition
· Treatment Options: Citations & abstracts of treatment-oriented articles from the latest authoritative medical journals
· Directory of Centers of Clinical Research: Index divided by state, country & institutional affiliation to enable "networking"
· Guide to Resource Organizations: Listing of related organizations for local support groups, newsletters, etc.
Sources of Information
Medline computer database
Special Features
Guides for the selected topics are developed by a team of health care professionals and reviewed by prominent physicians. Guides are updated throughout the year. Check for occasional Discount Coupons for phone orders.


Bldg 38A, Rm 8N805
Bethesda, MD 20894
(301) 496-2475
PubMed is a project developed by the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) at the National Library of Medicine (NLM), located at the National Institutes of Health (NIH). It is an online search tool for accessing literature citations and linking to full-text journals at web sites of participating publishers.
Fees and Services
If you want to try searching on your own, consider PubMed, the FREE online search service of the National Library of Medicine. The material available is predominantly conventional medicine, not alternative therapies. You can search by Author's Name or Journal Title, or use the Preview/Index feature. The search can get complex, but there are online hints for understanding the process.
Sources of Information
PubMed provides access to over 22 million citations in MEDLINE, PreMEDLINE, and other related databases, with links to participating online journals.
Special Features
PubMed has a Citation Matcher Service


211 Quarry Rd Ste 201
Palo Alto, CA 94304
(800) 295-5177
A free and open-to-the-public consumer health information library that provides scientifically-based medical information to help people make informed decisions about their health and healthcare. The Health Library is a Community Service of Stanford Hospital and Clinics and supportive of an integrative approach.
Fees and Services
FREE health research service to locate evidence-based answers to health questions, including treatment options for health conditions. Information packets include selected materials, such as journal articles and excerpts from books and special databases. Inquiries require diagnosis (not just symptoms)
Sources of Information
Micromedex, Biosis, Medline, Ovid, Cinahl, Cochran, Stanford University Medical Center, collection of medical journals, Gale Health & Wellness Resource Center, EBSCO eBooks, Up To date, and much more
Special Features
· Large public collection of electronic health books available free of charge through website.
· Local inquiries call 650-725-8400


PO Box 3782
Westlake Village, CA 91359
(800) 282-2873
Resource for those dealing with cancer. Nonprofit information and referral organization on alternative/integrative therapies, doctors and clinics.
Fees and Services
FREE phone and email hotline for information and referrals. Extensive web listing of clinics that treat cancer with alternative therapies. Web site also includes information on financial assistance organizations, clinics, consultants, and organizations that offer additional support services for individuals choosing alternative medicine for cancer.
Sources of Information
· In-house database of alternative doctors and clinics for cancer.
· On-site library of alternative medicine books.
Special Features
Contact information for individuals who have overcome certain types of cancer using alternative/integrative medicine also provided.


PO Box 20828
Sedona, AZ 86341
(928) 284-3300
Nonprofit health and environmental information network that provides research information to the public on the latest worldwide developments in disease treatment using alternative medicine.
Fees and Services
$60 + shipping costs for library packet with data dealing with complementary, alternative, non-traditional & natural diagnostic & therapeutic approaches to illness or disease; 275 topics available; materials from books & periodicals--average packet size 350 pages.
Sources of Information
On-site library of 30,000 books; 5 satellite contacts around the world including Europe, Far East & India
Special Features
· Catalog of books, tapes & videos on health topics; Free use of on-site library
· Quarterly newsletter.