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Web Site for Seniors
SeniorNet is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization of computer-using adults, age 50 and older. SeniorNet's
mission is to provide older adults education for and access to computer technologies to enhance their
lives and enable them to share their knowledge and wisdom. The organization has benefited millions of
seniors since its founding in 1986; supports over 240 Learning Centers throughout the U.S. and in other
countries; publishes a quarterly newsletter and a variety of instructional materials; offers discounts on
computer-related and other products and services; holds regional conferences and collaborates in
research on older adults and technology.
The National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) conducts and
supports research on brain and nervous system disorders. NINDS is one of the more than two dozen
research institutes and centers that comprise the National Institutes of Health (NIH). NINDS has occupied
a central position in the world of neuroscience for 50 years.
More than 600 disorders afflict the nervous system. Common disorders such as stroke, epilepsy, Parkinson’s disease,
and autism are well-known. Many other neurological disorders are rare-known only to the patients and families affected,
their doctors, and scientists who look to rare disorders for clues to a general understanding of the brain as well as for
treatments for specific diseases. Neurological disorders strike an estimated 50 million Americans each year, exacting an
incalculable personal toll and an annual economic cost of hundreds of billions of dollars in medical expenses and lost
The mission of the NINDS is to reduce the burden of neurological disease—a burden borne by every age group, every segment
of society, and people all over the world. To accomplish this goal the NINDS supports and conducts research, both basic and
clinical, on the normal and diseased nervous system, fosters the training of investigators in the basic and clinical neurosciences,
and seeks better understanding, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of neurological disorders.
Medifocus has been the largest provider of medical information reports to consumers in North America. Medifocus.com,
supported by a team of highly experienced medical research professionals, along with the assistance of the Medical
Advisory Board, is dedicated to providing the latest and most comprehensive detailed information about specific medical
The Guides are updated regularly using the most trusted peer-reviewed medical information sources. Medifocus has medical
information Guides for over 120 medical conditions, including cancer, heart ailments and women's health issues.
CARES (Collaborative Arthritis Research and Education Services) is a new academically based program funded by an educational
grant from Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc. and Abbott Laboratories. The program is intended to partner OA patients
with their physicians to maximize treatment success through patient education and peer support. This approach allows patients
to assist in creating their own treatment interventions by means of proactive self-management of their disease.
Directed by two well-known and highly respected rheumatologists, David E. Yocum, MD, of The University of Arizona School of
Medicine and the Arizona Arthritis Center, and James F. Fries, MD, of Stanford University School of Medicine, the program
focuses primarily on patient education, but can also include the use of an effective, well-tolerated new NSAID therapy called
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The National Foundation for the Treatment of Pain is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to providing support for patients who
are suffering from intractable pain, their families, friends and the physicians who treat them. They are also a resource for medical
professionals and attorneys concerned with legal issues regarding the legitimate treatment of pain.
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