Other Places To Get Help
Society for Interventional Radiology
|3975 Fair Ridge Drive|
|Suite 400 North|
|Fairfax, VA 22033|
|Web Address: ||www.sirweb.org|
The Society of Interventional Radiology is a national organization of physicians, scientists, and health professionals dedicated to improving public health through disease management and minimally invasive, image-guided therapies.
Intervention radiology includes using X-rays, MRI, and other imaging to move a thin tube in the body, usually in an artery, to treat a disease. An example is angioplasty for heart disease. The Web site includes a section on patient information. This section gives information on therapies for various diseases and conditions. The Web site can also help you find a doctor.
|c/o Radiological Society of North America, Inc.|
|820 Jorie Boulevard Oak Brook, IL 60523-2251|
|Fax: ||(630) 571-7837|
|Web Address: ||www.radiologyinfo.org|
RadiologyInfo is a joint project of the American College of Radiology and the Radiological Society of North America. The website is designed to answer consumer questions about radiology procedures and therapies. RadiologyInfo has information on X-ray, CT scan, MRI, ultrasound, and other procedures. The information includes how they are used for diagnosis and treatment, how to prepare for the procedures, and what a patient may experience.
|American Academy of Dermatology|
|P.O. Box 4014|
|Schaumburg, IL 60168|
|Phone: ||1-866-503-SKIN (1-866-503-7546) toll-free|
|Fax: ||(847) 240-1859|
|Web Address: ||www.aad.org|
The American Academy of Dermatology (AAD) provides information
about the care of skin. You can locate a dermatologist in your
area by using their "Find a Dermatologist" tool. Or you can read the latest news in dermatology. "SPOT Skin Cancer" is the AAD's program to reduce deaths from melanoma. There is also a link called "Skin Conditions" that has information about many common skin problems.
|American Society For Dermatologic Surgery
|5550 Meadowbrook Drive|
|Rolling Meadows, IL 60008|
|Phone: ||(847) 956-0900|
|Web Address: ||www.asds.net|
The American Society for Dermatologic Surgery was founded in 1970
to promote excellence in the subspecialty of dermatologic surgery and to foster
the highest standards of patient care. Information on the treatment of skin
conditions and referral lists are available online and by calling the ASDS.
|National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
|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
- 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
- Diseases that affect the blood, such as anemia,
hemochromatosis, hemophilia, thalassemia, and von Willebrand disease.
|Society for Vascular Surgery|
|633 North Saint Clair Street, 24th Floor|
|Chicago, IL 60611|
|Web Address: ||www.vascularweb.org|
VascularWeb is a Web site provided by the Society for Vascular
Surgery. This Web site provides information about vascular conditions for
patients and families. VascularWeb can help you learn about how to prevent and
treat vascular diseases, learn about vascular screening, and find a vascular
E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine
David A. Szalay, MD - Vascular Surgery
February 1, 2012
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