- Pulmonary / Respiratory Tract
Lung and Airway Disorders
Explore lung and airway disorders from the consumer-oriented Merck Manual Home Edition.
Lung Diseases A to Z
The American Lung Association created this section where you will find information on lung cancer, tuberculosis, COPD, influenza, pneumonia, sarcoidosis, and HIV/AIDS-related lung disease among others.
Lung Disease Treatment Profilers
These interactive decision support tools from the American Lung Association allow patients and physicians to make better-informed treatment decisions using information from evidence-based, peer-reviewed medical literature. Get started by selecting the lung disease of interest.
Respiratory Tract Diseases
HEAL provides these free digital resources on respiratory tract diseases and associated treatments.
- Sleep Disorders
American Academy of Sleep Medicine
Comprehensive sleep information and links from this professional medical association.
American Insomnia Association (AIA)
This is a patient-based organization whose mission is to assist and provide resources to individuals who suffer from insomnia.
National Center on Sleep Disorders Research (NCSDR)
The NCDSR addresses sleep disorders and disturbances of sleep which include sleep apnea, narcolepsy, insomnia, parasomnia, jet-lag syndrome, and disturbed biological and circadian rhythms.
National Sleep Foundation
Provides sleep-related information, education, and research along with an extensive list of links.
This is the consumer-oriented sleep information site from the American Academy of Sleep Medicine.
Sleep Medicine Home Page
Here you will find resources regarding all aspects of sleep including, the physiology of sleep, clinical sleep medicine, sleep research, federal and state information, patient information, and business-related groups.
A comprehensive site providing many paths and links to just about every aspect of sleep.
About.com: Surgery Types
This site maintained by an RN with medical review board oversight provides an all-in-one place to find information on surgical procedures before, during, and after.
Many additional facets of surgery are available
for you to choose from here.
LIFELINE to MODERN MEDICINE
If you are having a surgical procedure done, you probably have some questions about the kind of anesthesia and pain relief medication you can expect. The American Society of Anesthesiologists wants to help you answer them.
Plastic Surgery Resource for Patients & Consumers
American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) provides the consumer comprehensive information about their surgery of interest.