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Information for women who were prescribed DES during pregnancy and their children. Referrals and education for the public and health workers. Quarterly newsletter.
DES Action USA
PO Box 7296
Jupiter, FL 33468
Provides information for persons traveling overseas. Includes vaccinations, diseases, safe food and water, traveling with children, persons with special needs, etc.
Voice: 1-800-232-4636 (Mon.-Fri., 8am-8pm EST)
Federally-funded library service that provides information and referral to sources on health problems for minorities.
Voice: 1-800-444-6472 (Mon.-Fri., 9am-5pm EST)
Information on diet. Referrals to dietitians. Brochures available. Sponsored by National Center for Nutrition and Diatetics.
Voice: (BILINGUAL) 1-800-877-1600 (Mon.-Fri., 8am-5pm CST)
Referrals to local Visiting Nurse Associations.
Voice: 1-888-866-8773 (Mon.-Fri., 8:30am-5pm EST)
Provides information on Medicare, Medigap and health plan options. Publications and audiotapes. Sponsored by federal government.
Voice: (BILINGUAL) 1-800-633-4227
Provides confidential health information to Hispanic patients and their families. Provides bilingual fact sheets for a wide variety of health topics. Sponsored by the National Alliance for Hispanic Health.
Voice: (BILINGUAL) 1-866-783-2645 (Mon.-Fri., 9am-8pm EST) or 1-800-504-7081 (pre-natal)
Provides information on health related topics, vaccinations, traveler's health, grants, genetics, hoaxes, rumors and emergency responses.
Voice: (BILINGUAL) 1-800-232-4636
Provides information and referrals to help callers research health questions.
Voice: 1-888-346-3656 (Mon.-Fri., 8:30am-5pm; Sat., 8:30am-2pm EST)
Provides educational information and funds research for Alzheimer's disease, glaucoma and macular degeneration.
Voice: 1-800-437-2423 (Mon.-Fri., 9am-5pm EST)
Will tell you if your physician is board certified.
Provides information on clinical trials and current research projects conducted on alternative medicine.
Voice: (BILINGUAL) 1-888-644-6226 (Mon.-Fri., 8:30am-5pm EST)
Dedicated to decreasing the incidence of birth defects, infant mortality, low birth weight and lack of prenatal care. Provides information, referrals and literature.
Provides information on women's health issues. Dedicated to helping women make informed decisions about their health.
Information and networking for persons with rare disorders. Literature.
Voice: 1-800-999-6673 (Mon.-Fri., 9am-5pm EST)
Provides information and referrals for all women's health questions, including questions on breastfeeding.
Voice: (BILINGUAL) 1-800-994-9662 (Mon.-Fri., 9am-6pm EST)
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