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Articles and links for health and bio teachers and students.
CDC: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Information about current public health concerns, statistics, and a guide to health reference by topic are among this site’s offerings.
Continuous Chest Compression CPR video
Be a lifesaver; not a bystander. This video from the University of Arizona shows how to apply continuous chest compression CPR.
Deciphering Medspeak
A guide to medical jargon and to information on finding reliable medical websites.
Discovery Health
Health and fitness information from the Dicovery Channel.
Drugs (Pharmaceuticals)
Healthline Drug DirectoryNational Lib. Medicine
UXL Encyclopedia of Drugs ebook ** see librarian for password
Health information for the whole family from the American Academy of Family Physicians.
First-Aid Guide
Medical emergencies don’t occur every day. But when they do, information can help you deal with these situations. From the Mayo Clinic.
Gale Encyclopedia of Medicine ebook
A 2011 reference book from Gale Research. (See librarian for password.)
Health and Nutrition:
Official information and services from the U.S. government.
Hand-picked health information from A to Zprevention & wellness, diseases & conditions, and alternative medicineplus medical dictionaries, an encyclopedia, journals, and more.
Healthline Networks offers the easiest way for consumers to quickly and easily find consistently excellent health information on the Web.
HEALTHmap brings together disparate data sources to achieve a unified and comprehensive view of the current global state of infectious diseases and their effect on human and animal health.
Articles and data from Harvard Medical School, with information about diseases, healthy lifestyle, personal health, drugs, a medical dictionary, and more.
Interactive Health Tutorials
Learn about the symptoms, diagnosis and treatment for a variety of diseases and conditions. Also learn about surgeries, prevention and wellness. Each tutorial includes animated graphics, audio and easy-to-read language. (From MedlinePlus)
Includes sections for parents, kids, and teens, providing doctor-approved health information about children from before birth through adolescence.
Mayo Clinic
Online site for the Mayo Clinic. With information about diseases, health & fitness, drugs, first aid, and answers from doctors.
Medical Animation Library
Dozens of animations and videos from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine.
Easy to understand information on everything from common ailments to prescription drugs. Includes a dictionary of medical terms.
MedlinePlus has extensive information from the National Institutes of Health and other trusted sources on over 900 diseases and conditions. There are directories, a medical encyclopedia and a medical dictionary, easy-to-understand tutorials on common conditions, tests, and treatments, health information in Spanish, extensive information on prescription and nonprescription drugs, health information from the media, and links to thousands of clinical trials.
National Breast Cancer Awareness Month
A partnership of national public service organizations, professional medical associations, and government agencies working together to promote breast cancer awareness, share information on the disease, and provide greater access to screening services.
National Cancer Institute
Conducts and supports research, training, health information dissemination, and other programs with respect to the cause, diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of cancer.
NHS: Behind the Headlines
Background information about science that makes the news from Britain’s National Health Service.
National Institutes of Health
The NIH website offers health information for the public, scientists, researchers, medical professionals, patients, educators, and students. The Site has extensive information on funding and training opportunities, clinical trials, health news and links to the many Institutes and Centers that make-up the NIH.
National Library of Medicine
Search biomedical literature, Find medical terminologies, Search NLM collections, Read about diseases, Learn about drugs, Explore history, Find a clinical trial, Use a medical dictionary, Find free full-text articles. Includes access to MedlinePlus, PubMed, TOXNET, and other databases and materials.
Poison Help
Information from the Department of Health and Human Services, including an emergency number and links to local Poison Center websites.
PubMed Central (PMC) is the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH) free digital archive of biomedical and life sciences journal literature.
Radiation Dose Chart
This is a chart of the ionizing radiation dose a person can absorb from various sources. From the webcomic xkcd.
State Health Facts
Statistics about health care, coverage, and costs in the United States.
Databases on toxicology, hazardous chemicals, environmental health, and toxic releases. Published by the National Library of Medicine.
Diseases, family, fitness, a drug database, a calorie counter, and current health news are covered at this site.
World Health Organizaion
Information on health and disease around the world.

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