A number of organizations offer excellent materials on controlling high cholesterol and other heart disease risk factors.
American Academy of Family Physicians
The academy offers consumer-friendly advice from its book Family Health and Medical Guide.
American Cancer Society
1599 Clifton Road NE
Atlanta, GA 30329
ACS provides information and programs about cancer and quitting smoking.
American Diabetes Association
1701 North Beauregard Street
Alexandria, VA 22311
The American Diabetes Association provides information about diabetes and the risks associated with it, including the risk for heart disease.
American Dietetic Association
216 West Jackson Boulevard
Chicago, IL 60606-6995
312-899-0040 or 1-800-877-1600
ADA provides information about planning and preparing healthy meals. This organization can also refer you to a registered dietitian in your area.
American Heart Association
7272 Granville Avenue
Dallas, TX 75231
AHA provides information and programs about all aspects of heart and blood vessel health.
American Lung Association
New York, NY 10019
212-315-8700 or 1-800-LUNG-USA (1-800-586-4872)
ALA provides information about lung diseases as well as resources and programs to help you quit smoking.
National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
P.O. Box 30105
Bethesda, MD 20824-0105
NOAH: New York Online Access to Health
This is a consortium of library and medical organizations - the City University of New York, the Metropolitan New York Library Council, the New York Academy of Medicine, and the New York Public Library. These groups have combined their efforts to give consumers free access to many of the best consumer-oriented health materials by respected sources.
Weight-control Information Network
1 Win Way
Bethesda, MD 20892-3665
202-828-1025 or 1-877-946-4627
This is a service of the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases. It offers fact sheets, pamphlets, and other resources about weight control and weight-related conditions.