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View Resource 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
View Resource National Heart Lung and Blood Institute: Health Professionals

Health care professionals and educators will be delighted to learn about this site, provided that they haven't heard about it already. Created by the National Heart Lung and Blood Institute, this site brings together a number of interactive tools and online resources that will be of great use to those in these fields. The site includes such materials as asthma mortality maps of the United States,...

https://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health-topics/publications-and-res...
View Resource JAMA Patient Page

The Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) has been committed to providing the general public with a number of high-quality print and online resources in recent years, and their collection of Patient Pages is quite thorough and most welcome. With over 390 entries, each Patient Page contains a basic overview of such topics as Lyme disease, dementia, lymphoma, and dozens of other...

https://jamanetwork.com/
View Resource Minority Health Archive

Created in collaboration with the Center for Minority Health and the University Library System at the University of Pittsburgh, the Minority Health Archive is an online archive of print and electronic media related to the health of African Americans, Latinos, and Asian Americans. The archive contains over six hundred documents, including editorials, newspaper articles, research papers, fact...

http://health-equity.lib.umd.edu/
View Resource Against the Odds: Making a Difference in Global Health

What is our responsibility to the well-being of others around the planet? This is one of the many pressing questions asked by this uniformly fine digital exhibit and interactive collection created by staff members at the National Library of Medicine. First-time visitors will want to click on over to the exhibit proper for starters. Here they will find the "Health for All" exhibit which takes users...

https://www.nlm.nih.gov/exhibition/againsttheodds/
View Resource Zorba Paster on Your Health

Family doctor Zorba Paster's Wisconsin Public Radio show is healthcare's answer to Tom and Ray Magliozzi's Car Talk. Zorba Paster and his sidekick Tom Clark answer calls from listeners about healthy living, with a big shot of humor. Dr. Paster's website links directly from its host's site, Wisconsin Public Radio. To listen to his current show click on "Listen to show," on the left side of the...

https://www.wpr.org/programs/zorba-paster-your-health
View Resource Google makes a new foray into the world of public health

Google tool uses search terms to detect flu outbreaks http://www.cnn.com/2008/HEALTH/conditions/11/11/google.flu.trends/?iref=mpstoryview Google Search Trends Reveal Flu Outbreaks http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=96914887 Google Flu Trends http://www.google.org/flutrends/ CDC Influenza Flu [pdf] http://www.cdc.gov/flu/ Flu Center: Mayo...

https://scout.wisc.edu/report/2008/1114
View Resource FDA: Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research

The mission of the Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research (CBER) is "to protect and enhance the public health through the regulation of biological and related products including blood, vaccines, allergenics, tissues, and cellular and gene therapies." Their mission is an important one, and consumers and scientists will want to bookmark this page and return...

https://www.fda.gov/AboutFDA/CentersOffices/OfficeofMedicalP...
View Resource Supercourse: Epidemiology, the Internet and Global Health

The Supercourse website contains thousands of lectures on global health and prevention "designed to improve the teaching of prevention." Their network includes174 countries, and is available in no less than 30 languages. The site is located at the University of Pittsburgh and its core developers include Ronald LaPorte, Faina Linkov, Mita Lovalekar, and Eugene Shubnikov. It's a tremendous...

http://www.pitt.edu/~super1/index.htm
View Resource Michigan Informatics: Informatics for the Public Health Workforce

As health care job opportunities continue to expand, a number of institutions have been developing online training materials to help support academic public health programs. One such program is the Michigan Informatics (MI-INFO) website, which contains a variety of tutorials that deal with health information and computer skills. All told, the site contains nine tutorials which include titles like...

http://healthinformatics.umich.edu/careers
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