Iron Deficiency Anemia (cont.)
Other Places To Get Help
|American Academy of Family Physicians: FamilyDoctor.org|
|P.O. Box 11210|
|Shawnee Mission, KS 66207-1210|
|Fax: ||(913) 906-6075|
|Web Address: ||www.familydoctor.org|
The website FamilyDoctor.org is sponsored by the American Academy of Family Physicians. It offers information on adult and child health conditions and healthy living. There are topics on medicines, doctor visits, physical and mental health issues, parenting, and more.
|Iron Disorders Institute|
|P.O. Box 675|
|Taylors, SC 29687|
|Phone: ||1-888-565-IRON (1-888-565-4766)|
|Fax: ||(864) 292-1878|
|Web Address: ||www.irondisorders.org |
The Iron Disorders Institute is a national voluntary health agency that provides information about iron disorders such as hemochromatosis, acquired iron overload, sickle cell anemia, thalassemia, iron deficiency anemia, and anemia of chronic disease. The organization works with a scientific review board as well as various medical professional groups. A free newsletter, idInsight, is available.
|KidsHealth for Parents, Children, and Teens|
|Nemours Home Office|
|10140 Centurion Parkway|
|Jacksonville, FL 32256|
|Phone: ||(904) 697-4100|
|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.
|National Anemia Action Council|
|350 Engle Street|
|Englewood, NJ 07631|
|Phone: ||(602) 343-7458|
|Web Address: ||www.anemia.org|
The National Anemia Action Council (NAAC) helps raise awareness of the public and health professionals about the prevalence, symptoms, and treatment options of anemia. This nonprofit organization provides information to help improve the lives of people with anemia. Through education, the NAAC helps improve detection, evaluation, treatment, and patient health.
|National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI)|
|P.O. Box 30105|
|Bethesda, MD 20824-0105|
|Phone: ||(301) 592-8573|
|Fax: ||(240) 629-3246|
|TDD: ||(240) 629-3255|
|Web Address: ||www.nhlbi.nih.gov|
The U.S. National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) information center offers information and publications about preventing and treating:
- Diseases affecting the heart and circulation, such as heart attacks, high cholesterol, high blood pressure, peripheral artery disease, and heart problems present at birth (congenital heart diseases).
- Diseases that affect the lungs, such as asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), emphysema, sleep apnea, and pneumonia.
- Diseases that affect the blood, such as anemia, hemochromatosis, hemophilia, thalassemia, and von Willebrand disease.
|Office of Dietary Supplements, National Institutes of Health|
|6100 Executive Blvd., Room 3B01, MSC 7517|
|Bethesda, MD 20892-7517|
|Phone: ||(301) 435-2920|
|Fax: ||(301) 480-1845|
|Web Address: ||http://dietary-supplements.info.nih.gov |
The Office of Dietary Supplements (ODS) supports research and disseminates research results in the area of dietary supplements. The ODS also provides advice to other federal agencies regarding research results related to dietary supplements.
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