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View Resource Asian American Health

The National Library of Medicine has recently launched the Asian America Health Web site, an "information portal to issues affecting the health and well-being of Asian Americans in the United States." Designed to increase public awareness of Asian American health concerns, this Web site provides links to authoritative information on topics of particular relevance to the Asian American population....

https://healthreach.nlm.nih.gov/
View Resource ScientificAmerican.com: Taming Stress

This Web site contains a feature article from the September 2003 issue of Scientific American, written by neurobiologist Robert Sapolsky. The article explores how "an emerging understanding of the brain's stress pathways points toward treatments for anxiety and depression beyond Valium and Prozac." The entire 8-page story is available free of charge to any reader.

https://www.scientificamerican.com/magazine/sa/2003/09-01/#a...
View Resource Healthy Aging for Older Adults

This Web site from the National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion -- part of the Centers for Disease Control -- provides online health information for older adults. Resources include downloadable publications, links to informative Web sites, and a Public Health and Aging Listserv. Readers interested in age-related public health issues and research should find this site...

https://www.cdc.gov/aging/
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 MedicineNet.com

MedicineNet, Inc., a Web-based healthcare publishing company, offers "easy-to-read, in-depth, authoritative medical information for consumers via its robust, user-friendly, interactive website." MedicineNet.com is similar to other online resources like WebMD and MEDLINEplus, designed to help readers make informed decisions about their health. In addition to basic background information on...

https://www.medicinenet.com/script/main/hp.asp
View Resource WholeHealthMD.com

The healthy-living movement across the United States continues to gain steam and garner interest, and for those with a penchant for finding out more about it, WholeHealthMD.com is a good place to start. The site is "dedicated to providing the best in complementary and alternative medicine," and all of the material made available here has been reviewed and developed by board-certified doctors. The...

http://www.wholehealthmd.com/main/home.aspx
View Resource Health Education Assets Library

This site presents the Health Education Assets Library (HEAL), "a digital library of freely accessible, web-based multimedia teaching materials that meet the needs of today's health sciences educators and learners." Titles of some of the materials available at HEAL include MedlinePlus Interactive Health Tutorials, Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland Illustrations, and NeuroLogic Exam: An...

https://library.med.utah.edu/heal/
View Resource Medical News Today

This website presents Medical News Today, an organization based in the United Kingdom, aimed at providing "the latest news headlines from the world of medicine and healthcare today and every day." The site offers 19 pages of recent news headline lists, with each headline hyperlinked to its article (or part of its article). Most article pages contain an original URL or some other contact or source...

https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/
View Resource Information Technology and Healthcare

In July 2004, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) launched its initiative to develop a National Health Information Infrastructure. The ultimate goal of this initiative is to create an electronic health record (EHR) for every American so that health records can be securely shared among health care providers. This Topic in Depth explores developments in electronic health records...

https://scout.wisc.edu/report/nsdl/met/2004/0827
View Resource Rehydration Project: Dialogue on Diarrhoea

Diarrhea has long challenged world health workers. From 1980 to 1995, Healthlink Worldwide published _Dialogue on Diarrhoea_, an international newsletter that provided health workers and managers with practical advice on treating and preventing diarrheal diseases. Produced by the Rehydration Project, this website contains all 60 issues and 16 supplements of the publication over its 15-year run. In...

http://www.rehydrate.org/dd/
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