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Colon Cancer: Virtual Detection

Colon cancer is both the second most pervasive cancer to attack humans and one of the most preventable. One of the sad reasons for its prevalence has little to do with genes, diet, or overall health. Instead, it is the social stigma of the colon and rectum and the associated test --the colonoscopy -- which drives this cancer to the top of the list of killers. As with many cancer types, colon and...

https://scout.wisc.edu/report/2004/0227
National Library of Medicine: Lister Hill National Center for Biomedical Communications

This website presents the Lister Hill National Center for Biomedical Communications (LHNCBC), a research and development division of the National Library of Medicine (NLM). LHNCBC "conducts and supports research and development in the dissemination of high quality imagery, medical language processing, high-speed access to biomedical information, intelligent database systems development, multimedia...

https://lhncbc.nlm.nih.gov
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) was originally created in December 1989, with the directive to "support research designed to improve the quality, safety, efficiency, and effectiveness of health care for all Americans." With a budget of close to $270 million, the AHRQ disburses 80 percent of those monies as grants and contracts to researchers at universities and other research...

https://www.ahrq.gov/
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
National Asthma Council: Spirometry Handbook

Hosted by the National Asthma Council of Australia, this online "handbook was written as a guide for those involved in the performance and interpretation of spirometry in clinical practice, i.e. medical practitioners and assisting nursing staff, and as an introduction to the topic for scientists and technicians." Initially published in 1995 by Drs. Rob Pierce and David P. Johns, the Spirometry...

https://www.nationalasthma.org.au/health-professionals/spiro...
The Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute: The Cancer Genome Project

Supported by the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, the Cancer Genome Project (CGP) "is using the human genome sequence and high throughput mutation detection techniques to identify somatically acquired sequence variants/mutations and hence identify genes critical in the development of human cancers. This initiative will ultimately provide the paradigm for the detection of germline mutations in...

https://www.sanger.ac.uk/group/cancer-genome-project/
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/
School Sanitation

The United Nations and the World Bank remain committed to improving education in the developing world, and this website is designed to address one key component of this initiative, namely school sanitation. For students to remain successful in school settings, it is hoped that these materials will help “create an enabling learning environment that contributes to children’s improved health,...

http://www.schoolsanitation.org/
Physician Assistant History Society

Like so many others, perhaps some of our Scout Report readers have wondered: "Where can I find out more about the history of physician assistants?" Those persons need wonder no longer, as this very thorough website provides a cornucopia of material that addresses all aspects of that very query. The site was created by a group of responsible organizations, including Duke University Medical Center...

https://pahx.org/
The Genographic Project

Alright, so you have a few relatives from Poughkeepsie who might be able to trace their ancestry back to a certain part of Sicily. But have you ever considered that all humans might be able to trace their origins back to a group of people residing in Africa some 60,000 years ago? It's quite a thought, and the National Geographic Society (working with a number of partners) has created this site to...

https://www.nationalgeographic.com/pages/article/genographic
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