Treatment Researchers

Have a personal expert to research
information and treatment options
for what you are dealing with

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.
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Institute for Health & Healing (Health Information Services)

2300 California St Room 304

San Francisco, CA 94115 USA

415-600-3681

cpmc.org/services/ihh/clinic/healthinformation.html

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 & 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.

Medifocus.com

11529 Daffodil Ln Ste 200

Silver Spring, MD 20902 USA

800-965-3002

medifocus.com

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 & Services

$27.95 per Guidebook if you download from website at medifocus.com. $36.95 to be mailed hard copy.
Each Guidebook 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

Special Features

Guidebooks for the selected topics are developed by a team of health care professionals and reviewed by prominent physicians. Guidebooks are updated throughout the year. Check for occasional Discount Coupons for phone orders.

National Center for Biotechnology Information – PubMed

Bldg 38A, Rm 8N805

Bethesda, MD 20894 USA

301-496-2475

ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed

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 & 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

Stanford Health Library Research Service

211 Quarry Rd Ste 201

Palo Alto, CA 94304 USA

800-295-5177

healthlibrary.stanford.edu

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 & Services

FREE health research service to locate evidences-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, Cochrane, 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

The Cancer Cure Foundation

PO Box 3782

Westlake Village, CA 91359 USA

800-282-2873

cancure.org

Resource for those dealing with cancer. Nonprofit information and referral organization on alternative/integrative therapies, doctors and clinics.

Fees & 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

Computer databases: In-house database of alternative doctors and clinics for cancer.
Libraries: 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.

World Research Foundation

PO Box 20828

Sedona, AZ 86341 USA

928-284-3300

wrf.org

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 & 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; material from books & periodicals--average packet size 350 pages.

Sources of Information

Libraries--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.

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