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This category examines psycho-social-environmental addictions as well as substance abuse related addictions. If your site is more related to a mental health disorder please submit to the appropriate subcategory within Health/Mental Health.
An addiction or dependency is the state of being abnormally dependent on something that is psychologically or physically habit-forming.
Please do not submit regionally-specific sites here, such as nursing homes, regional associations or organisations - these should be submitted to the most appropriate subcategory of the Regional/ tree.

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The Aging category contains sites about the processes of aging including the psychosocial-environmental health aspects related to those processes. This includes sub-categories covering anti-aging, life expectancy, and the life cycle.
No sites will be listed at this category level. Please find an appropriate subcategory.

Sites with the primary purpose of offering products for sale by "distance shopping" will not be listed here. They should be submitted to Shopping/Health_and_Beauty/Alternative .

Alternative health deals with alternatives to conventional western scientific/medicine remedies. Topics found here may include complementary medicine, herbs, aromatherapy, oriental medicine, folk medicine and whole health remedies.

The primary focus of this category is on information, although commercial sites and service providers are listed in some subcategories.
Commercial sites whose primary purpose is to sell a product should be submitted to the appropriate category in Shopping .
Sites on animal communication should be submitted here . Sites on animal hospitals, clinics and veterinary practices should be submitted to the appropriate regional category of Veterinarians .
Sites in languages other than English should be submitted to the appropriate category of World
This category is for sites related to the health of all animals including pets, horses, livestock and wild animals. It includes sites for veterinarians and alternative medicine practitioners.
It does not include veterinary products, medicines, animal foods or supplements.
If your site offers products for sale online then please submit it under Shopping/Health/Beauty. Online shopping sites will not be listed here and submitting them here will severely delay the processing of your site as the unreviewed queue is typically very long.

If your site is about specific beauty services in a particular location, such as an individual or chain of beauty salons, then please submit it to the appropriate subcategory of Regional. Regionally-specific sites will not be listed here and, as above, submitting them here will severely delay the processing of your site.

Product sale sites, business sites, salon sites, and medical practice sites suggested here will be deleted.

This category provides information on general beauty and health related issues. It does not include online shopping sites or regionally-specific beauty services.
Submit sites that are related to children''s health issues and concerns.

Sites that are specifically designed or directed at children as the audience can also be submitted to the appropriate category.

This category provides health information, support and advice to parents and care givers about children ranging in age from newborn to twenty-one.
This category contains informational sites about various health conditions. Please identify the best category for your site, as none are accepted at this level.

If the objective of your site is to sell a product to the public, please submit to the most appropriate sub-category within Shopping/Health/Conditions_and_Diseases

If you are a business, selling products or services to the professional healthcare service, please submit to the most appropriate sub-category within Business/Healthcare/Products_and_Services

If your site offers information about a specific medication, please submit to the appropriate category within Health/Pharmacy/Drugs_and_Medications.

This category contains sites about various illnesses, conditions and diseases. It includes informational sites, organizations, support groups, and personal pages.
No sites will be listed at this level. Please submit sites to a specific profession, disease, or interest group.
Many professions and interest groups in the health field hold national or international meetings, conferences, and other gatherings. This category will contain links to specific subcategories for these events.
Please submit sites providing information about a dental practice, with only one site per URL. If your site has several pages relevant to this topic, please submit only the main page. Multiple deep-links will not be listed.

Dentistry practices will only be listed in the appropriate Regional category for which they are physically located. Submitting a practice site here may result in a delay in being listed in the directory.

World is for sites in languages other than English.

Business is for businesses which provide products or services to the dentist or dental industry.

Shopping is for online sales sites for the consumer.

Individual sites for dentist offices and practices are listed under the appropriate category in the Regional/ section of the Directory. Restorative dentistry, also known as operative dentistry, is concerned with the restoration of defects or carries in individual teeth. Cosmetic dentistry is purely aesthetic and involves bleaching, bonding, veneers, reshaping, orthodontics, or implants. Prosthetic dentistry includes implants. Pediatric dentistry includes all services defined in the 'general practice' category, for children. Orthodontics deals with problems in the alignment of teeth and jaws. Endodontics is concerned with the morphology, physiology and pathology of the human dental pulp and periradicular tissues and root canal treatments. Periodontics is concerned with the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of diseases affecting the gums and supporting structures of the teeth. Oral surgery refers to extractions.
Collection of various directories related to Health.
No sites will be listed at the top level of Health/Education, as most sites focus on a specific topic and should be submitted to the appropriate subcategory under Health or Health/Education.

Sites offering information for patients should submit to:
Health/Education/Patient Education

Sites offering information on Medical schools or training should submit to:
Health/Medicine/Education

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Sites offering information on educating the public and professionals about health.

No sites will be listed at the top level of Health/Education, as most sites focus on a specific topic and should be submitted to the appropriate subcategory under Health or Health/Education.
Sites listed here will be non-commercial, and will offer tips and programs for fitness.

The following will NOT be listed here: sites for personal trainers, gyms, fitness studios, equipment sales, and sales of online training products and services. Please find a more appropriate category for such sites, as submitting them here will very likely delay their review.

Sites included here are for any and all aspects of general fitness, from aerobics to flexibility to weight training and bodybuilding.
This category is for sites about home care that do not fit into any of the listed subcategories. Thus, be sure to check and see if one of the subcategories would be more appropriate for your site before submitting to this category.
This category does not accept submissions directly. Instead, please submit to the appropriate subcategory the you site would fit in.
No sites will be listed at this level.
This category is for sites about the practice of medicine.
Information and advice on men's health issues. Product information is allowed as long as it is not for sale on the site.
Please note:

Do not submit a site to the general mental health category, as it will likely delay getting your site listed in the directory.

Instead, find the appropriate subcategory under mental health and submit the site there. Repetitive site submissions or sites already appropriately indexed elsewhere in the directory will not be accepted.

Do not submit your site to this category!

Before submitting your site, please review the Guidelines for Submitting a Site.

Mental health is a large-scale, general category with a great deal of subcategories found under it, especially in the Disorders section. If you are looking for resources or information on a specific mental health concern or issue, start there. Therapy, psychotherapy, and counseling services, organizations, and related information are under Counseling Services. Sites submitted to this area must be in English.
All sites providing information pertaining to news and current events related to Health.
Please submit sites with specimen care plans or advice and help on planning individualized care.

Sites related to nursing homes will be listed in the appropriate Regional category for which they are physically located. Submitting a nursing home site here may result in a delay in being listed in the directory.

World is for sites in languages other than English.

Business is for businesses which provide products or services to the healthcare industry.

Shopping is for online sales sites for the consumer.

This category provides links to areas of interest and resources for professional nurses.
These subcategories do not list sites that offer sales of nutritional products and supplements. Submit sites involved with product sales to: Shopping sites will not be listed in this category and submission here will only delay the processing of your site.

Please submit sites to the appropriate subcategory for review. No sites will be listed in this category.

These subcategories are designed to include sites pertaining to human nutrition such as effects of vitamins, minerals, herbs, phytonutrients, and appropriate dietary makeup for humans. It is also designed for those who have news and information on health and nutrition and additionally for those medical professionals who cover this field.
Please submit sites to their correct location and category.
Occupational Safety and Health refers to preventing injuries and protecting the health of workers.
Please choose the most specific subcategory for each site.

Very few sites will be suitable for listing at this top level, which should be for sites about global organizations covering more than one field of health.

There is currently no description created for this category.
Submit sites for sales of medications and drugs to Shopping/Health/Pharmacy. Do not submit them here.

Note that affiliate shopping sites, such as E-Scripts.md, KwikMed.com, PillStore.com , Drugs-Express.com, OnlinePills.com, EPrescribe.com UltimateRX.com, MedPrescribe.com, SafeWebMedical.com, SelectPharmacy.com, are not eligible for listing.

Includes general pharmaceutical information, related organizations and associations, pharmacy schools and information about specific medications.
Sites for products or sales of health products should be submitted to Shopping/Health_and_Beauty
This section provides links to various health products and shopping places. Sites for products or sales of health products should be submitted to Shopping/Health_and_Beauty
Please submit sites that relate to the doula profession.

ODP Guidelines for Submitting a Site.

Sites with a defined geographical area should also be submitted in the appropriate Regional category for which they are physically located.

World is for sites in languages other than English.

Business is for businesses which provide products or services to the healthcare industry.

Shopping is for online sales sites for the consumer.

There is currently no description created for this category.
Please check each subcategory and choose the one most appropriate for your site, as this will minimize the time before it is reviewed. Sites will be accepted at the top level only if they apply to more than one of the subcategories, or if there is no suitable subcategory.

Sites listed here will conform to the general requirements of http://dmoz.org/Health/ in terms of being more informational than commercial.

Concerned with protecting and improving the health of communities and populations. Public health includes such diverse topics as preventive medicine; health education and promotion; sanitation and hygiene; communicable-disease control; emergency medical services; assessment and monitoring and organization of health services and policies.
If you wish to submit your site located in a specific region, please locate the appropriate Regional category and submit there.
Health resources arranged on a region specific basis.
Sites listed here will focus on information and education, and will not be primarily commercial.
For other sites, one of the following categories may be more suitable:
  • Shopping/Health/Reproduction_and_Sexuality/Birth_Control for sites selling products to consumers,
  • Business/Healthcare/Products_and_Services/Reproductive_Health/ for manufacturers of contraceptive products, or
  • Society/Issues/Family_Planning/ for sites concerned with the issues and arguments involved.
Reproductive health is defined by the World Health Organization as a state of physical, mental, and social well-being in all matters relating to the reproductive system at all stages of life. Reproductive health implies that people are able to have a satisfying and safe sex life and that they have the capability to reproduce and the freedom to decide if, when, and how often to do so. Implicit in this are the right of men and women to be informed and to have access to safe, effective, affordable, and acceptable methods of family planning of their choice, and the right to appropriate health-care services that enable women to safely go through pregnancy and childbirth.
Please find the most appropriate subcategory for your site. Submitting to this level when there is a specific subcategory is likely to delay review.
NOTICE - No sites will be accepted to this category - please find a subcategory which suits your site better. ABSOLUTELY NO SITES WILL BE LISTED AT THIS LEVEL.
Submit only those sites that provide information for and about seniors, their health issues, or care-giver issues. If your site has products for sale, please submit it to the appropriate Shopping site.
Elder care and geriatric information. Sites related to aging and the elderly. Health issues in the natural process of aging, care givers help sites, support groups, professional organizations, housing, safety and well-being.

Before submitting your site, please review the Guidelines for Submitting a Site.

If you offer Health related software, please consider submitting to

Business/Industries/Healthcare/Computing/Software/Practice_Management/Medical_Records

If you offer services to a specific population (e.g. a city, county, state), please submit to the appropriate place under Regional.
This category includes sites relevant to services associated with a variety of health issues. Future subcategories will organize any additional miscellaneous health service topics not generally appearing in other health or medical categories. Not for hospitals, medical clinics, medical doctors' offices, medical laboratories, weight loss centers, physical fitness centers.
This category is suitable for listing sites that are equivocal on the issues of drinking alcoholic beverages and health. Submit the listing to a more specific subcategory, if appropriate.

The Specific Substances category focuses on health issues related to substances humans deliberately put into their bodies. Sites appropriate for this category include consumer information, professional information, organizations, services, and personal experiences. Sites not listed in this category:

Sites listed here will represent support networks with a physical address and/or a web presence. Those with a physical address may also be submitted to the relevant Regional subcategory.
These groups, communities, or meeting places provide an opportunity for people with a common experience (such as a condition or disease, or a care-giving role) to share their concerns, and to seek and offer information and advice.
Sites listed here will be primarily non-commercial, with original material on the subject of teenage health. Please note the specific subcategories, and use one of them if appropriate. Sites with relevance only to a specific geographical region should be sent to the appropriate subcategory of Regional.
Sites in this category may be directed at young people and/or adults (teachers, parents etc), whereas http://www.dmoz.org/Kids_and_Teens/Health/Teens/ is only for sites directed specifically at young people.

NB Sites with a focus on product sales will NOT be listed here.

Health information, advice and support for and by teens.
Sites for sales of products are not accepted here. Weight loss products for sale must be submitted to Shopping/Health_and_Beauty/Weight_Loss .

Multi-level Marketing Independent Representative sites are no longer listed in the Open Directory Project.

This category is for Weight Loss Websites that focus on helping people lose weight. Informational sites can be found and suggested to Health/Weight_Loss/Resources Sites that focus on selling a product are listed under Shopping/Health_and_Beauty/Weight_Loss. MLM Independent Representative sites are no longer listed in the Open Directory Project.
This category addresses specific women's health issues on topics ranging from reproductive health to nutrition, and offers information, advice and health products.
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