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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...
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/
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: Travelers' Health

Before any trip, it might not be a bad idea to consult this fine site created by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. It is easy to use, and visitors can get started by using their online "Yellow Book" feature offered on their homepage. With this feature, visitors can look up travel health information for over 90 countries. Further down the homepage, visitors will note that the...

https://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/
American Heart Association: Healthy Living

The American Health Association doesn't have a monopoly on suggestions for leading a healthy lifestyle, but they certainly have some of the most authoritative information on exercise tips, weight management, and diet. On the "Healthy Living" site, visitors can learn about nutrition, physical activity, weight and stress management and more. There's also a section on helping kids become healthier....

https://www.heart.org/en/
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
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
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/about-fda/center-biologics-evaluation-an...
Industry Council for Development

The primary goal of the Industry Council for Development (ICD) is "to improve public health through practical partnership projects aimed at food safety and nutrition goals." Although the ICD is a private organization, it has official relations with the World Health Organization and the Food and Agricultural Organization. The ICD works with these organizations on practical action-oriented projects...

https://www.icsbd.org/
NC Health Info

The North Carolina Health Info website is helpful with connecting the people of North Carolina to the health services they need, in their local area. The tab "Local Services" has the "Go Local" feature that provides websites of local healthcare providers, services and programs. NC Health Info was the "first resource of its kind to link local health services with corresponding information from...

https://www.nchealthinfo.org/
University of Iowa Hospitals Health Topics

Created by staff members at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, the materials on this website include articles and patient guides that cover health topics such as colon cancer, burn care, ear health, and eating disorders. The page is part of their larger health library site, and visitors can scroll through the topic list here, which includes over two dozen headings. One rather nice...

https://uihc.org/about-ui-health-care-community-education-pr...
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