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Global Health Council

Created in 1972, the Global Health Council (then known as the National Council of International Health) was created to identify priority world health problems and report on them to a wide range of parties, including government agencies and the global health community. In order to disseminate its findings and keep the public informed, the Council has created this well-organized website. The...

This award-winning website from Dr. Wellington S. Tichenor “explores the symptoms and treatment of sinusitis, and other sinus diseases, as well as the interrelated problems of allergy and asthma.” Dr. Tichenor’s site contains information about the definition of sinusitis; a sinusitis treatment regimen; fungal sinusitis; surgery; sinusitis in children, and more. The site also includes a sinusitis...
National Health Information Center-Health Information Resource Database

The National Health Information Center (NHIC) was created by the Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services in 1979. A primary NHIC service is the Health Information Resource Database which "includes 1,400 organizations and government offices that provide health information upon request. Entries include contact information, short...
Medical College of Wisconsin: Consumer Health Information

Healthlink is a free, noncommercial health information service from the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW). One quite useful section of the website allows visitors to locate health-related articles by topic. Titled Browse By Topic, this alphabetized section offers a wide variety of categories to choose from such as Arthritis, Endocrine System, Preventative Medicine, and Women's Health, to name...
Bulletin of the World Health Organization

The World Health Organization (WHO) is well-regarded for its numerous public health studies that span the globe and its extensive publication series, which includes working papers, reports, factsheets, and its _Bulletin of the World Health Organization_(BLT). From this webpage, visitors can peruse the current issue of the Bulletin, or browse the complete run of the Bulletin all the way back to the...

Is the United States government in the business of making films? As it turns out, the answer is a hearty "Yes". As part of a joint venture between the National Technical Information Service and Public.Resource.Org, the Internet Archive has created this excellent archive of government training films from the past six decades. As with other Internet Archive thematic collections, visitors will find a...

The mission of the Helpguide website is "to help people understand, prevent, and resolve many of life's challenges." The site was launched in 1999, and the team of experts who write the articles and updates on the site include persons with a psychology background and people working in the field of holistic medicine. On the homepage, visitors will find a list of fifteen different topics, ranging...
And There's the Humor of it: Shakespeare and the Four Humors

William Shakespeare was happy to write about blood, bile, melancholy, and phlegm at length. During his time, balances of these four humors were thought to affect physical and mental health, along with defining individual personalities. These humors bred the emotions of anger, grief, hope, and fear, all of which can be found in Shakespeare's works in varying intensities. This digital exhibit from...
The Pulse

From Philadelphia's WHYY comes The Pulse, a radio show about "the people and places at the heart of health and science." The show is hosted by Maiken Scott and covers a wide variety of topics including health care, the environment, technology, mental health, disability, and much more. In one recent episode, "The Cost of Diabetes," Scott talks to individuals living with diabetes and the many ways...
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