ALS Association National Office (ALSA) http://www.alsohio.org Western Ohio Chapter ALS Association A vital link for patients and their families to information, counseling, physician referrals, in-home visits, respite care, and guidance in disease management. Delivers ALSA’s programs of support and services for ALS patients, their families, and caregivers at the local level.
National Institute of Neurological Disorders & Stroke (NINDS) http://www.ninds.nih.gov More general info about several different illnesses
Crohn’s Disease & Colitis http://www.ccfa.org Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America offers downloadable brochures, research, education materials, newsletter, and a listing of the chapters in other states. Southwestern Ohio Chapter has a listing of events and support groups. Free publications available by calling: 800-343-3637
Diabetes http://www.diabetes.org American Diabetes Association Provides education materials and referrals to community agencies and services
Eye Disease http://www.eyecareamerica.org National Eye Care Project / EyeCare America Senior EyeCare Program ensures that every senior has access to medical eye care and promotes annual dilated eye exams. It raises awareness about age-related eye disease, (including cataracts), provides free eye care educational materials, and facilities access to eye care – at no out-of-pocket expense.
Diabetes EyeCare Program Promotes annual dilated eye exams for people with diabetes. The program raises awareness of diabetic eye disease (including diabetic retinopathy), provides free diabetic eye disease educational materials, and facilities access to eye care – at no out-of-pocket expense.
Heart Disease http://www.americanheart.org American Heart Foundation Medical / lifestyle advice, good information, advocacy, education, assessment tools
Kidney Disease http://www.kidney.org National Kidney Foundation Educational materials are available online or by mail, connection to other resources
Liver Disease http://www.liverfoundation.org American Liver Foundation Articles, glossary, research, education, printed materials, fundraising, and advocacy
Leukemia & Lymphoma http://www.lls.org/ Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Good place to find info & help. Downloadable brochures / booklets
Multiple Sclerosis (MS) http://www.nmss.org National Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Society Living with MS – downloadable brochures Respite, support groups, emergency adult day services, and educational programs
Urological Conditions http://www.urologyhealth.org American Urology Assoc. for Education & Research The association is supported through a grant and through the website provides educational materials about urologic disease. You are able to search for a urologist on the website