Guillain-Barré Syndrome (cont.)
Other Places To Get Help
| National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke|
|NIH Neurological Institute|
|P.O. Box 5801|
|Bethesda, MD 20824|
|Phone: ||(301) 496-5751|
|TDD: ||(301) 468-5981|
|Web Address: ||www.ninds.nih.gov|
The National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS), a part of the National Institutes of Health, is the leading U.S. federal government agency supporting research on brain and nervous system disorders. It provides the public with educational materials and information about these disorders.
|American Autoimmune Related Diseases Association (AARDA)|
|22100 Gratiot Avenue|
|East Detroit, MI 48021|
|Phone: ||1-800-598-4668 toll-free|
|Phone: ||(586) 776-3900|
|Fax: ||(586) 776-3903|
|Web Address: ||www.aarda.org |
This national nonprofit health agency is dedicated to curing autoimmune diseases and relieving the suffering and the economic and social impact of autoimmune diseases. AARDA brings professionals together in the areas of education, research, and patient services. This group sponsors physicians' conferences, research, legislative advocacy, and a national awareness campaign.
|Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)|
|1600 Clifton Road|
|Atlanta, GA 30333|
|Phone: ||1-800-CDC-INFO (1-800-232-4636)|
|Web Address: ||www.cdc.gov|
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is an agency of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The CDC works with state and local health officials and the public to achieve better health for all people. The CDC creates the expertise, information, and tools that people and communities need to protect their health—by promoting health, preventing disease, injury, and disability, and being prepared for new health threats.
|Guillain-Barré Syndrome/Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuropathy Foundation International (GBS/CIDP)|
|104½ Forrest Avenue|
|Narberth, PA 19072|
|Phone: ||1-866-224-3301 toll-free|
|Phone: ||(610) 667-0131|
|Fax: ||(610) 667-7036|
|Web Address: ||http://gbs-cidp.org|
This organization is a good source of information and support for people affected by Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS) or Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuropathy (CIDP). It can direct people who have long-term disability caused by GBS or CIDP to support groups and resources that provide vocational, financial, and other assistance.
|KidsHealth for Parents, Children, and Teens|
|10140 Centurion Parkway North|
|Jacksonville, FL 32256|
|Phone: ||(904) 697-4100|
|Fax: ||(904) 697-4220|
|Web Address: ||www.kidshealth.org|
This website is sponsored by the Nemours Foundation. It has a wide range of information about children's health, from allergies and diseases to normal growth and development (birth to adolescence). This website offers separate areas for kids, teens, and parents, each providing age-appropriate information that the child or parent can understand. You can sign up to get weekly emails about your area of interest.
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