Part 1 of 2 parts

Links to Web sites that discuss Internet
safety, addiction, mental & physical
health, healing
, disability, meditation,
therapy, counseling, drug and medical
device safety, DNA tests,etc.

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We have no method of evaluating the quality, accuracy, and safety of the following web sites. Please use them with care.

Nothing contained on this website should be construed -- or is intended to be used for -- legal or medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment.

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Consumer dangers:

  • Avoiding unreliable medical information: Rider University surveyed many online medical artices and found that three out of four contained significant amounts of misinformation! For your own protection, read: https://online.rider.edu/

  • Consumer Safety Guide educates "... the public, and ensure consumers are informed about defective medical products, dangerous drugs, and high-risk consumer products," at: https://www.consumersafetyguide.com/

  • Recall Report contains public alerts on the health dangers of drugs and other products at: https://www.recallreport.org/

  • Drug Watcher monitors the pharmaceutical industry, informs and warns the public, and provides a road map for taking legal action. See: https://www.drugwatcher.org

  • Drug Dangers provides information on a range of medications 
and medical devices that have serious complications. See: https://www.drugdangers.com/

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Guide to online therapy apps: Consumers Advocate publish a comprehensive guide to online therapy apps. See: https://www.consumersadvocate.org/

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Review of medical alert systems: The Reviews.com website pubishes a "Senior-Friendly Guide to Medical Alert Systems" which enable individuals to call for help in emergencies.

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DNA testing:

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College Partners Online is a research and media organization that focuses on education and labor trends in the US for degree-holding professionals. Two of their Psychology Education Guides help job seekers, professionals, and students understand the changing landscape of psychology and its impact on careers and employment. See: https://www.psychologydegrees.org/ and https://www.counselingdegreesonline.org/

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The Food and Drug Administration has a section on their web site that discusses adverse event reports on drugs, medication error reports and product quality complaints resulting in adverse events See: https://www.fda.gov/

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Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) and Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV):

  • AIDS & HIV: The World Health Organization has an information web sites on HIV and AIDS at: http://www.who.int/

  • Support: The United Methodist Church maintains a website which supports people with AIDS. See the HIV/AIDS Ministries Network, at: http://gbgm-umc.org

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Therapy:

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Addiction Resources:

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Therapeutic services:
There are over 14,500 different drug or alcohol treatment centers in the U.S. The following two resources may help to find a suitable center:

    •  The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) provides a Behavioral Health Treatment Services Locator, a confidential and anonymous source of information for persons seeking treatment facilities in the United States or U.S. Territories for substance abuse/addiction and/or mental health problems. See: https://findtreatment.samhsa.gov/

    • book cover Anne M. Fletcher, "Inside Rehab: The Surprising Truth About Addiction Treatment -- and How to Get Help That Works," Penguin Books (2013). Read reviews or order this book safely from Amazon.com online book store

  • Some centers that have asked us to link to them:

    • Elite Rehab Placement Matches Clients with Alcohol and Drug Addiction Rehabs.

    • Monarch Shores is a Christian addiction treatment center in California that is able to provide "counselors who use religion to treat addiction in recovery." Insured patients pay little to no cost. See: http://www.monarchshores.com/

    • The Recovery Village offers personalized addiction treatment in their facility in Umatilla, FL. They provide: "... comprehensive treatment for dual diagnosis based drug and alcohol rehab, eating disorder and mental health treatments tailored to the patient~ez_rsquo~s specific needs. [Their] ... fully trained staff will guide patients and family to the goal of complete rehabilitation.

    • The Treehouse is a private therapeutic retreat for rehabilitation from alcohol and drugs. It is located on "40 serene acres near Dallas TX." They have a support hotline that is open 24 hours a day at 1-866-840-6487.

    • Willow Springs Recovery in Bastrop, TX 78602 is a Christian drug rehab center that features customized treatment, a relaxing environment, and an experienced staff. See: http://www.willowspringsrecovery.com

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Alzheimer's and Dementia:

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Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD); Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD):

bullet Bereavement: Unconventional Grief: Grieving Someone Alive at The American Academy of Bereavement.

bullet Breast Cancer information is available at: http://breastcancer.answers.com/

bullet Burn Support Groups Database provides links to worldwide burn support groups, burn camps, etc. See: http://www.burnsupportgroupsdatabase.com/ As of 2017-AUG, this web site appears to exist but is inaccessible.

bullet Cancer Misdiagnosis Guide provides information about incorrect and delayed diagnosis, misdiagnosis and and failure to diagnose cancer. See: http://cancermisdiagnosisguide.com/

bullet The Chinese Medicine Directory includes links to sites with information on Acupuncture, Chinese Medicine, Oigong and alternative medicine. See: http://www.chinese-medicine-directory.com/

bullet Cities and towns: This study guide discusses how to make urban areas spiritually healthy. See: http://www.baylor.edu/

bullet Christian Counseling: Abba Christian Counseling is a service in Southlake and Colleyville, TX. Their goal is "to see that everyone can live life abundantly, as intended for them endowed by our creator." Their goal is: "To provide a peaceful, non-judgmental sanctuary to grow and heal." See: https://abbachristiancounseling.com
 
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Dangers of medication, defective medical devices, and other consumer dangers:

  • Drug Dangers " at https://www.drugdangers.com has as its goal: "... to keep the public educated and informed of all defective medical devices and dangerousmedications that are currently on the market."

  • The web site http://www.consumerdangers.com/ "... is dedicated to helping raise awareness of these products that we hope will decrease the amount of these tragedies.  Education is the key to consumer protection, and we hope to be the best resource available."  Their web site covers a wide range of dangers, including air bags, E. Coli contamination, shopping scams. poisoning, child safety, etc.

  • An informative article on sleeping pills discusses various sleeping pill types, including benzodiazepines, hypnotics and barbituates, and the danger of taking them with alcohol. The danger is increased for older individuals.

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bullet Dementia: Family Caregiver Alliance has a "Caregiver~ez_rsquo~s Guide to Understanding Dementia Behaviors. See: https://www.caregiver.org/

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Diabetes: Helpful information on how to travel with diabetes is available at: http://www.insurancewith.com/

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Dietary Practices among various religions are described at: http://www.diet.com/

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Disability information:

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These topics are continued in Part 2

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