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globalhealth.gov

Announced last week, this new Website from the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is geared toward illuminating the connection between domestic and international health issues. The site reviews HHS's work in these areas and offers useful pointers to data resources, international travel information, reports and publications, and more. Both the general public and researchers and...

https://www.hhs.gov/about/agencies/oga/index.html
healthfinder Espanol

This site is a Spanish language edition of the Department of Health and Human Services' (HHS) healthfinder page (the English language version was reviewed in the April 18, 1997 Scout Report). healthfinder provides sources of selected information in Spanish and is intended to serve as a guide for pragmatic, health-related decision-making. The page opens with immediate access to sixteen pre-selected...

https://health.gov/espanol/myhealthfinder
kaisernetwork.org: special coverage

This special site from the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation brings users information about health policy in the context of the events following September 11. In particular, the site offers annotated links to Federal Government Resources, Publications and Reports, Organizations and Research Institutions, Public Opinion, State Resources, Kaiser Daily Health Policy Reports on Bioterrorism and the...

https://www.kff.org/
Epidemiological Information on Bioterrorism

"...bioterrorism thrives on public fear." Dr. Ralph R. Frerichs of the UCLA School of Public Health maintains this Web site to educate students, the public, and health professionals about the public health impact of bioterrorism. The site offers links to recent articles about the public health threat of biological weapons and information about various diseases associated with possible biological...

http://www.ph.ucla.edu/epi/bioter/bioterrorism.html
Obesity and Genomics: A Public Health Perspective

From the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) Office of Genetics and Disease Prevention and Division of Nutrition and Physical Activity, this Web siteis a collection of information on the relationship between obesity and genetics. It offers links to a variety of sources of information, including Web resources and journal articles on the problem of obesity, the relationship between...

https://www.cdc.gov/genomics/resources/diseases/obesity/inde...
National Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: Travelers' Health

The swath of the earth lying between the Tropic of Cancer and the Tropic of Capricorn is home to a variety of severe endemic diseases including: malaria, dracunculiasis or Guinea-worm disease, schistolomiasis, trematode infections, onchocerciasis, leishmaniasis, denge fever, and sleeping sickness. For travelers concerned about possible exposure to both tropical and other diseases, the CDC Travel...

https://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/
Medscape: Public Health and Prevention

WebMD's Medscape and the American Public Health Association (APHA) present the new Public Health and Prevention Medscape website -- "a cutting-edge resource for a variety of health professionals, offering timely information about important public health issues of the day and tools for improved practice." Users will find the latest health-related news from Reuters Health and Medscape Medical News,...

https://www.medscape.com/publichealth
Office of the Surgeon General

The Office of the Surgeon General has rather interesting origins, as it was originally established as part of the U.S. Marine Hospital Service in 1798. By 1870, the Marine Hospital Service was reorganized as a national hospital system under the direction of the Supervising Surgeon, who was later given the title of Surgeon General. Officially, the primary mission of the Surgeon General is to...

https://www.hhs.gov/surgeongeneral/index.html
American Hospital Association

Founded in 1898, the American Hospital Association (AHA) is the national umbrella organization that represents a wide range of hospitals and health care networks. While some of the site’s contents are designed for health care professionals and executives, the general public and some scholars will find some of the features, such as their quarterly reports on the latest in hospital trends, quite...

https://www.aha.org/
MedPage Today

Developed by The University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and a team of administrators and physicians, MedPage Today is a clearinghouse of new and compelling medical news information. Along with these accessible and well-written updates, the site also includes “Teaching Brief” articles which help clinicians and consumers to understand the implications of these new discoveries and developments...

https://www.medpagetoday.com/
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