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Dentistry

Nursing

  • Anatomy Videos: MedlinePlus
    Nearly 80 videos produced by A.D.A.M. Topics covered include normal human anatomy and physiology (blinking, blood pressure), pathophysiology of diseases (galucoma, Parkinson's disease) and clinical interventions. Includes closed-captioning. Requires QuickTime.
  • Discover Nursing
  • Nurses for a Healthier Tomorrow
    Nursing career information from Nurses for a Healthier Tomorrow, a coalition of 43 nursing and health care organizations working together to wage a communications campaign to attract people to the nursing profession.
  • Nursing Center
  • Nursing News

Nutrition

  • Dietary Guidelines for Americans, 2010
    Published by the Department of Health and Human Services and US Department of Agriculture every 5 years, and now in its 7th edition, the Dietary Guidelines provides advice to the general public on diet planning; eating behavior patterns, and weight management across the life span are included.
  • Fast Food Nutritional Information
  • Food and Nutrition Information Center
    From the USDA's National Agricultural Library comes a credible, accurate and practical resource for nutrition and health professionals, educators and consumers. Locate information on how to plan a healthy diet, more on obesity, diet, diabetes, heart health, cancer, vegetarian nutrition and more. Includes recipes.
  • Nutrition Analysis Tool 2.0
  • Nutrition.gov
  • Rudd Center for Food Policy & Obesity
    Devoted to improving the world's diet, preventing obesity, and reducing weight stigma this website includes links to legislation and other statistical information.
  • Vegetarian Nutrition | Evidence-Based Vegetarian Nutrition Information
    The American Dietetic Association's website designed "to provide tools from evidence-based research to plan all types of vegetarian meals". Includes recipes, diets designed for teens and children and information on different kinds of vegetarian diets.

Statistics

  • Alcohol, Tobacco & Drug Abuse and Mental Health Data, Department of Health & Human Services
  • ChildStats, Forum on Child and Family Statistics
    This web site offers easy access to federal and state statistics and reports on children and their families, including population and family characteristics, economic security, health, behavior and social environment, and education.
  • Global Health Facts
    Global data on HIV/AIDS, TB, Malaria, and more.
  • Kaiser State Health Facts
    This site provides demographic and economic information relevant to the health sector. Find multi-year data on health spending, malpractice claims, and other economic indicators for each state in the US,
  • National Center for Health Statistics, Centers for Disease Control
  • Population Reports
    An authoritative overview of important developments in family planning and health related issues presented by the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
  • The Happy Planet Index
    The New Economics Foundation's Happy Planet Index measures the "efficiency with which countries convert the earth's finite resources into well-being experienced by their citizens." Discover a whole new way of measuring the ecological footprint.
  • WHO Statistical Information System (WHOSIS)
    This site offers detailed health statistics for countries around the world, and allows you to compare specific health factors in the countries you select. Covers such factors as life expectancy, probability of dying per 1,000 population, infant mortality rate, maternal mortality rate, years of life lost to diseases, incidence of HIV and tuberculosis, children stunted, underweight or overweight for age group, percentage of population with sustainable access to an improved water source, numbers of physicians, midwives, nurses, dentists, etc., births attended by skilled health personnel and much, much more.

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