Our Doctor-Approved Sites
NINDS Dysautonomia Information Page
The National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) conducts and supports research on brain and nervous system disorders.
Dysautonomia: A family of misunderstood disorders
Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome (POTS)
Vasomotor and Vasovagal Syncope
Richard N. Fogoros, M.D. (Dr. Rich) is a former professor of medicine, and a longtime practitioner, researcher and author in the field of cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology. His informative articles on about.com have a great deal to offer those who are seeking information and understanding of their various conditions. Three links of his that relate to dysautonomia conditions are listed above.
Children's Heart Institute, Hasan Abdallah, MD
This wonderful site explains how the heart works. There is interactive material geared towards children.
American Autonomic Society
The American Autonomic Society has been established to bring together individuals from diverse disciplines who share an interest in the structure and function of the autonomic nervous system and in the pathology, treatment, and prevention of its disorders.
Orthostatic Intolerance: An Overview
An article by Julian M. Stewart, MD (New York Medical College, Valhalla, NY) on Orthostatic Intolerance.
Timothy C. Hain, MD (Northwestern University Medical School, Chicago IL) gives an explanation of Orthostatic Hypotension.
Cleveland Clinic's Center for Syncope and Autonomic Disorders
Cleveland Clinic's site has information related to autonomic disorders that is tremendously useful to patients.
Stressed Out: The Behavior and Biology of Stress
This site tells how our bodies respond to stress and is very helpful in understanding why stress impacts individuals with dysautonomia so dramatically.
Neuroscience for Kids
This site is a wonderful and easy to understand educational site about the brain which includes the Autonomic Nervous System. The link we have attached is for the ANS, but please don’t stop your reading there. The site has a great deal to offer and will help you better understand the workings of the brain, so read as much as you can.
Mercy Medical Airlift
Mercy Medical Airlift is a non-profit organization dedicated to helping those in need of air medical transportation.
National Patient Travel Center
The NPTC exists to facilitate patient access to appropriate charitable medical air transportation resources in the United States.
Internet Safety Links
Web Wise Kids
Web Wise Kids focuses on equipping children to make wise choices on the Internet. Take an interactive tour of their site to learn about Internet safety.
GetNetWise helps parents educate themselves and their children about how to use the Internet safely.
The NetSmartz Network
Visit the NetSmartz Kids or NetSmartz Parents & Educators sections to learn about Internet safety.
Computer Guide to Online Safety and Viruses
Learn about online safety and viruses.
Emergency Internet Safety for Kids
Various guides are available here, to teach kids about the importance of internet safety.
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