landmark study was begun in the fall of 1982 to test the
benefits and risks of aspirin and beta-carotene in the primary
prevention of cardiovascular disease and cancer. Twenty years
and more than 170 published research reports later, it is still
disease (CVD) is the leading cause of death and serious illness
in the United States. In 1948, the Framingham Heart Study --
under the direction of the National Heart Institute (now known
as the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute; NHLBI) --
embarked on an ambitious project in health research. At the
time, little was known about the general causes of heart disease
and stroke, but the death rates for CVD had been increasing
steadily since the beginning of the century and had become an
This update of the
1991 Framingham coronary prediction algorithm provides estimates
of total CHD risk (risk of developing one of the following:
angina pectoris, myocardial infarction, or coronary disease
death) over the course of 10 years.
WHI is one of the largest preventive studies of its kind in the
United States. The WHI will focus on the major causes of death,
disability and frailty in postmenopausal women. The overall goal
of WHI is to reduce coronary heart disease, breast and
colorectal cancer, and osteoporotic-fractures among
postmenopausal women via prevention/intervention strategies and
risk factor identification.
Nurses Health Study established in 1976 by Dr. Frank Speizer and
the Nurses' Health Study II, established in 1989 by Dr. Walter
Willett, are among the largest prospective investigations into
the risk factors for major chronic diseases in women. A total of
122,000 nurses (Ages 30-55) were enrolled in Nurses Health Study
and 116,686 nurses (Ages 25-42) were enrolled in Nurses' Health
Nun Study is a longitudinal study of aging and Alzheimer's
disease funded by the National Institute on Aging. Participants
are 678 American members of the School Sisters of Notre Dame
religious congregation who are 75 to 106 years of age.
GUTS was started at Harvard University. With
some 16,000 participants, GUTS is one of the largest
studies ever of adolescent health. But even with all of those
study participants, you
are still incredibly important to
our study. Your perspective
on being a young adult is unique, and we want your voice to be
National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) is a
survey conducted by the National Center for Health Statistics
(NCHS), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. This
survey has been designed to collect information about the
health and diet of people in the United States.
NECS began in 1994 as a population-based study of all
centenarians living within 8 towns in the Boston area.
The NECS is the largest genetic
study of centenarians in the world with approximately 1,000
subjects enrolled including centenarians, their siblings and
children and control subjects.
Okinawa Centenarian Study is a population-based study of
hundred-year-olds (centenarians) and other elderly in Okinawa,
Japan. The study began in 1976, after the Japan Ministry of
Health and Welfare confirmed initial reports of outstanding
health and long life in Okinawa through validation of birth
certificates and other statistical data. Since then our research
group has investigated over 600 centenarians to uncover clues to
their outstanding health and long lives. Studies have
concentrated on the genetics, diets, exercise habits, and
psychospiritual beliefs and practices of the Okinawan elders.
This is the site to
find data on all documented SNPs, single nucleotide
polymorphisms. These small genetic variances are responsible
for much of our individual predispositions to disease or
protection from disease. It is my prediction that within 5
years there will be a fairly standardized SNP profile which will
be performed on each person. This will allow physicians to
tailor lifestyle, nutritional, exercise and medical programs for
your own genetic profile.
The is the search site
for all known Genetic diseases and the research which is know
about them. It is updated on a regular basis. This database
is a catalog of human genes and genetic disorders authored and
edited by Dr. Victor A. McKusick and his colleagues at Johns
Hopkins and elsewhere, and developed for the World Wide Web by
NCBI, the National Center for Biotechnology Information.
mission is to support rigorous research on complementary and
alternative medicine (CAM), to train researchers in CAM, and to
disseminate information to the public and professionals on which
CAM modalities work, which do not, and why.
System BMI = Weight(lb)/ [Height(inches)]2 x 703
Health calculators and charts including a very good BMI Calculator
and links to articles about Body Mass Index. His bmi
calculator calculates body mass index from your Weight
and Height and also shows how your weight compares to others of
the same height and age
Hall also has charts for Children here.
His Charts relate the Childs age, sex and race.
the United States, obesity has risen at an epidemic rate during
the past 20 years. One of the national health objectives for the
year 2010 is to reduce the prevalence of obesity among adults to
less than 15%. Research indicates that the situation is worsening
rather than improving.
site gives information about the various ways to support
unicef. This organization does not receive any support
directly from the United Nations and depends totally on our
generosity and our desire to help the children of the world.
Call and ask about the "School in a Box" program.
This $300.00 gift will supply school supplies for 80 students,
lesson plans and includes 2 soccer balls!!
Wildlife Refuge and Rehabilitation
Located in Kendalia and Boerne, Texas, this non profit
organization's mission is"To
Rescue & Release And To Provide Sanctuary With Dignity"
Rescue Hotline is 210-698-1709.
Calculate Your Ecological Footprint www.myfootprint.org
how your household footprint compares with the rest of the world.
YOSA Youth Orchestra of San Antonio www.yosa.org
San Antonio's own Youth Orchestra.
Links to web sites we like for information about health, stress, and personal
growth. Please note that our clinics philosophy may not completely mirror the
position of all of these organizations, they are provided as a convenience to gather more
information in your quest to achieving optimal health.
Administration on Aging: www.aoa.dhhs.gov
A wealth of information geared to the growing elderly population including retirement and
financial planning, anti-fraud and abuse, and a resource directory for older persons.
Alzheimers Association: www.alz.org
Local chapter resource information, latest research news, diagnosis and treatment
The latest news in anti-aging medicine, physician directory, and Longevity
Test which will calculate your life expectancy based on your lifestyle and current
American Cancer Society: http://www.cancer.org/docroot/home/index.asp
The National Societys site contains information about smoking cessation, statistics,
and health information about all cancer types and treatment options, also has links to
local resources by state.
Latest news and research, diagnosis and treatment guidelines. Includes a tip of the
day and a section for health care professionals.
American Heart Association: www.americanheart.org
Interactive risk assessment of heart disease, warning signs of a heart attack, heart and
stroke guide, smoking cessation, scientific publications, prevention guidelines,
conference and co-sponsored conference schedule.
American Medical Association: www.ama-assn.org
Contains a doctor finder, consumer health information and a link to the Journal of the
American Medical Association, which has an on line search feature to find journal
articles on a wide variety of health conditions. You can also sign up to have each
issues article titles e-mailed to you each week.
Cenegenics Medical Institute: www.cenegenics.com
Site for the worlds premier anti-aging center setting the standard in anti-aging
medicine containing detailed information about their anti-aging and physician partner
Centers for Disease Control: www.cdc.gov
This site hosts fact sheets, disease prevention and health information from A to Z,
and a wealth of health statistics. Also has information about how to protect
yourself from disease when traveling outside the U.S. and alerts about disease
outbreaks, and prevention guidelines.
Joseph Mercola is a very knowledgeable physician regard virtually
every aspect of nutrition and medicine. His website is
loaded with information and you can sign up for a very good weekly
Monroe Institute www.monroeinstitute.org
The Monroe Institute is a non-profit research and educational organization that has
investigated human consciousness for over forty years. They promote the evolution of
human consciousness and the development of other states of awareness through personal
experience using an audio technology called Hemi-Sync. Many people have recommended
this program for stress reduction and the Hemi-Sync tapes for daily meditation.
NIA’s mission is to improve the health and well-being of older
Americans through research
National Institutes of Health www.nih.gov
NIH press releases, and a health information index where you can find information on
diseases currently under investigation by NIH or NIH-supported scientists, major NIH
research areas, and important health-related topics.
National Institutes of Health, Osteoporosis and Related Bone Disease National
Resource Center www.osteo.org
Newsletter and fact sheets on Osteoporosis, Paget's Disease, Osteogenesis
and Other Related Diseases/Disorders.
National Osteoporosis Foundation www.nof.org
Site contains treatment information for physicians, prevention guidelines, and basic
information about osteoporosis.
Resources for stroke survivors and caregivers and prevention guidelines.
New England Journal of Medicine www.nejm.org
World-renowned medical journal publishing medical research studies.
Often has free articles to download.
Prevention Magazine www.prevention.com
Commercial publication containing articles about nutritional medicine, health and
wellness, and recipes.
Real Age www.realage.com
We recommended this on line test to gauge your physiologic age based upon
questions you answer about your current health and lifestyle. You must register to
take the test. The test questions take approximately 15 minutes to complete but it
is worth the effort. At the end of the test, you have the option of having an age
reduction plan calculated for you based upon your answers. Other preventive health
resources include health information on common ailments by answering more
questionnaires. Also has a newsletter.
Sections for the general public, physicians, nurses and medical office
administrators. Nice search feature by disease, test, medications and vitamins.