Video Resources:

  • Ruptured Brain Aneurysms: What Now?
    by: The Brain Aneurysm Foundation

Medicine is a constantly changing science and clearly established definitions and therapies are not always available for every condition and may vary based on their application to your loved one. In addition to these resources, we encourage you to ask questions regarding your family member to their specific Health Care provider or MD in charge.
Below are helpful resources on the World Wide Web that can answer some of the many questions you might have regarding your loved one's medical condition:

Brain Tumors

  • The American Brain Tumor Association
    A good source of information about brain tumors, treatment options, clinical trials and living with a brain tumor.
    Website: www.abta.org
     
  • The Brain Tumor Society
    Latest information is available here for the entire brain tumor community, from newly diagnosed patients, to survivors, families and healthcare professionals.
    Website: www.tbts.org
     
  • The National Brain Tumor Foundation
    Good source of information about brain tumors and treatment, malignant and benign brain tumors, brain tumor medical centers, the latest brain tumor clinical trials as well as connecting you to a network of brain tumor survivors.
    Website: www.braintumor.org
     
  • Meningioma
    Information from BrainSurgery.com regarding this type of brain tumor.
    Website: www.brain-surgery.com
      
  • Glioma
    Information from Society for Neuroscience regarding this type of brain tumor.
    Website: http://apu.sfn.org

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Brain/Head Injuries

  • Acute Management of Traumatic Brain Injury
    Information regarding management of traumatic brain injuries from Trauma.org.
    Website: www.trauma.org
     
  • Brain Injury Association of America
    Brain injury prevention, research, education and advocacy..
    Website: www.biausa.org
     
  • Epidural Hematoma
    Information regarding this specific head injury from the University of Missouri
    Website: www.muhealth.org
     
  • Hydrocephalus
    Learn more about this abnormal accumulation of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) within the brain from the Hydrocephalus Association.
    Website: www.hydroassoc.org
     
  • ICP | Intracranial Pressure | Cerebral Blood Flow
    Information regarding this specific head injury from World Federation of Societies of Anaesthesiologists
    Website: www.nda.ox.ac.uk
     
  • Neurotrauma & Critical Care
    Information available on Neurosurgery://On Call, the website of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons/Congress of Neurological Surgeons
    Website: www.neurosurgery.org
     
  • Subdural Hematoma
    Information regarding this specific head injury from BrainSurgery.com
    Website: www.brain-surgery.com
     
  • Trauma.Org
    Education, information and communication resources for professionals in trauma and critical care.
    Website: www.trauma.org

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Cardiovascular / Heart Disease

  • Angioplasty.Org
    Angioplasty.org offers patients more than the usual pamphlets on "what to expect when you have an angioplasty". We provide in-depth information about coronary artery disease, the evolution of minimally invasive procedures and the status of current and emerging treatments.
    Website: www.ptca.org
     
  • American Heart Association
    The American Heart Association is a national voluntary health agency whose mission is to reduce disability and death from cardiovascular diseases and stroke.
    Website: www.americanheart.org
     
  • Blood Pressure Search Portal
    Information portal linking you to web resources pertaining to blood pressure or hypertension.
    Website: www.bpassoc.org
     
  • Cardiomyopathy.org
    This site is designed to provide information on the main forms of the heart muscle disease known as Cardiomyopathy.
    Website: www.cardiomyopathy.org
     
  • Cardiology Channel
    CardiologyChannel provides comprehensive, trustworthy information about cardiovascular conditions and diseases that affect the heart, such as high blood pressure (hypertension), high cholesterol (hypercholesterolemia), and heart attack.
    Website: www.cardiologychannel.com
     
  • HeartCentersOnline
    The HealthCentersOnline website offers comprehensive, up-to-date physician-edited information in a format that is easy to understand and access. Patients can learn about the complex nature of heart disease, diagnostic tests, treatment options and preventive care.
    Website: www.heartcentersonline.com
     
  • Heartinfo.Org
    HeartInfo.org provides timely and trustworthy patient guides about heart attack, blood pressure, cholesterol, stroke, diet and more.
    Website: www.heartinfo.org
     
  • HeartPoint
    Information portal developed by Dr. Darrell J. Youngman links you to web resources pertaining to heart disease and heart health. Dr. Youngman is certified by the American Board of Medical Examiners both in Internal Medicine as well as in Cardiology.
    Website: www.heartpoint.com

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Cerebral Aneurysms

  • Aneurysm Surgery
    Basic information regarding brain aneurysms and stroke from BrainSurgery.com.
    Website: www.brain-surgery.com
     
  • Cerebral Aneurysms
    Basic information regarding cerebral aneurysms from Columbia University.
    Website: http://cpmcnet.columbia.edu
     
  • The Brain Aneurysm Foundation
    Provides support networks and educational resources to raise public awareness regarding early detections and treatment of brain aneurysms.
    Website: http://bafound.org

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Diabetes

  • American Diabetes Association
    The mission of the Association is to prevent and cure diabetes and to improve the lives of all people affected by diabetes.
    Website: www.diabetes.org
     
  • Diabetes LifeCare @ Hartford Hospital
    Visit their web site to learn more about Hartford Hospital's Team Approach Toward Diabetes Wellness & Complication Prevention. The site includes information regarding programs, support groups and classes, and patient education materials.
    Website: www.harthosp.org/diabetes

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Organ Donation

  • Brain Death - Frequently Asked Questions
    TransWeb.org provides answers to commonly asked questions regarding brain death and when organs can be harvested.
    Website: www.transweb.org
     
  • LifeChoice Donor Services, Inc.
    Serves twenty-three acute care hospitals for organ and tissue donation and two organ transplant hospitals, Hartford Hospital and Baystate Medical Center.
    Website: www.lifechoiceopo.org
     
  • Transplant Program @ Hartford Hospital
    Our goal at the Hartford Hospital Transplant Program is to provide the highest quality of patient-centered care in a community setting.
    Website: www.harthosp.org/transplant

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Respiratory / Lung Disease

  • Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome Clinical Network
    This site was established to provide information to the public on ARDS and the ARDS Network. The goal of the Network is to efficiently test promising agents, devices, or management strategies to improve the care of patients with ARDS.
    Website: www.ardsnet.org
     
  • Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome Support Center
    Education, care, support, and communication for patients, survivors, families, friends, medical personnel, and others affected by and/or interested in ARDS.
    Website: www.ards.org
     
  • American Lung Association
    The mission of the American Lung Association® is to prevent lung disease and promote lung health.
    Website: www.lungusa.org

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Spinal Cord Injury 

  • National Spinal Cord Injury Association
    Website educates and empowers survivors of spinal cord injury and disease to achieve and maintain the highest levels of independence, health and personal fulfillment.
    Website: www.spinalcord.org
     
  • NSCIA, Connecticut Chapter
    Your guide for information, support & services for those living with a spinal cord injury in the Connecticut area.
    Website: www.sciact.org
     
  • Neurotrauma Registry
    Website provides an inclusive resource list for those individuals and families affected by brain injury, spinal cord injury, or other complex neurotrauma. The site also serves as a resource for physicians, social workers, case managers, and other professionals dealing with neurotrauma.
    Website: www.neure.com
     
  • Spinal Cord Society
    SCS is a large grass roots organization linked by over 200 chapters, a monthly Newsletter, and thousands of members throughout North America and 24 other countries. Its goal is cure of spinal cord injury paralysis. It is an organization of the spinal cord injured, their families and friends, and dedicated scientists and physicians who are aiming at the ultimate goal of cure through improved treatment and research.
    Website: http://members.aol.com/scsweb

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Stroke 

  • American Stroke Association
    The American Stroke Association is a division of the American Heart Association that focuses on reducing risk, disability and death from stroke through research, education, fund raising and advocacy.
    Website: www.strokeassociation.org
     
  • Stroke Center @ Hartford Hospital
    Hartford Hospital has assembled a state-of-the-art stroke team to treat stroke promptly and effectively.
    Website: www.harthosp.org/stroke

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Other Helpful Sites 

  • Amputee Coalition of America
    The mission of the Amputee Coalition of America is to reach out to people with limb loss and to empower them through education, support and advocacy.
    Website: www.amputee-coalition.org
     
  • CancerCare
    A national non-profit organization that provides free professional support services to anyone affected by cancer:  people with cancer, caregivers, children, loved ones and the bereaved.
    Website: www.cancercare.org
     
  • eMedicine Consumer Health
    eMedicine.com comprises the largest and most current Clinical Knowledge Base available to consumers, physicians and healthcare professionals. Current medical information is available in the Health Resource, First Aid and Emergencies, and Lifestyle and Wellness Centers. The site contains articles written by physicians for patients and consumers.
    Website: www.emedicinehealth.com
     
  • Imaging Center @ Hartford Hospital (Dept. of Radiology)
    Hartford Hospital’s Department of Radiology provides high quality examinations with the latest state-of-the-art diagnostic equipment in all major imaging areas, offering patients with a full range of diagnostic imaging services. Their website offers information on diagnostic services and innovative procedures, as well as educational videos and an online appointment scheduling form.
    Website: www.harthosp.org/radiology

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