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608 Inventions, Inventors, Patents
610 Medicine, Alternative medicine, (Herbal medicine)
610.3 Medicine - Dictionaries, (Medical dictionaries), Medicine - Encyclopedias
610.6 Doctors without Borders (Association), Médecins Sans Frontières (Association), (MSF), EMAS Canada - Education, Medical Aid & Service, (Medical Assistants)
610.69 Physicians, (Doctors), (Medical profession), Surgeons, Women physicians
610.73 Nursing, (Nurses), (Registered Nurses), Nurse practitioners
611 Human anatomy
612 Human body
612.1 Blood, Blood groups, Blood pressure, Blood - Circulation, (Blood Transfusion)
613 Health, Hygiene, Preventive medicine, Children - Health and hygiene, Health counseling, (Children - Diseases), (Medical/Health resources)
613.2 Nutrition, Diet, Weight loss, Vitamins, Vegetarianism, Food - Cholesterol content, (Calories), (Carbohydrates), (Proteins), (Dietary fiber)
613.6 Personal safety
613.7 Exercise, Aerobics, Physical education, Physical fitness, Physical training, Weight lifting
613.85 Smoking, Smoking cessation programs, Tobacco habit, (Addiction to nicotine), (Quit smoking), (How to stop smoking), (Smoke ending programs)
614 Public health, (Medical care), (Medical clinics), (Health care), (Health clinics), (Free clinics)
614.841 Fire prevention, Fires - Safety measures
615 Drugs, Pharmacy, Pharmacology, Pharmaceutical chemistry, (Pharmaceuticals), (Drugs - Chemistry), (Prescription drugs)
615.85154 Music therapy
616 Diseases, (Illness), (Sickness), (Skin - Diseases)
616.02 First aid
616.0757 Radiology, Radiography, Diagnostic imaging, (X-rays)
616.12 Heart disease
616.2 Cold (Disease), (Common cold), Influenza, (Flu), Diseases of respiratory system
616.241 (COVID-19), (Coronavirus), Pneumonia, (Viral pneumonia)
COVID-19 Coronavirus Around the World
616.343 Ulcers, (Buruli ulcer)
616.522 Shingles (Disease), (Chickenpox)
616.6 Infertility, Human fertility, (Fertilization in vitro), (Childlessness), (Infertile couples)
616.8 Brain - Diseases, Alzheimer's disease, Cerebral palsy, Stroke, Mad Cow Disease
616.83 Tourette syndrome
616.85 Phobias, Neuroses, (Anxiety), (Fear)
616.9 Communicable diseases, (Black death), (Bubonic plague), Ebola, Marburg Haemorrhagic Fever, Plague, Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS), Swine Influenza (Swine Flu) - H1N1, West Nile Virus, Zika Virus
616.97 AIDS (Disease)
617.575 Overuse injuries, (Repetitive strain injury - RSI)
617.6 Dentistry, Dentists, Dental surgery
617.7 Vision, Vision disorders, Color blindness, Eyeglasses, Contact lenses, Eyes, Ophthalmology
618.2 Pregnancy, Prenatal care, Childbirth
618.92 Children - Diseases, (Childhood diseases), (Medicine, Pediatric), (Pediatrics)
620.8 Human engineering, (Ergonomics), (Biomechanics)
621.48 Nuclear energy, Nuclear engineering, Nuclear power plants
621.8 Robotics, Cranes, derricks, etc., Hoisting machinery, Elevators, Escalators, (Lifts), (Automatron)
622 Coal mines and mining, Gold mines and mining, Mining engineering, (Mines and mineral resources)
623.8 Ships, Shipbuilding, Steamboats, (Cruise ships), (Ocean Travel)
623.88 Signals and signaling, (Maritime signal flags), (Semaphore flags)
624 Bridges, Civil engineering, (Suspension bridges), (Viaducts)
629.133 Airplanes, Airships, Balloons, (Aeroplanes), (Aircraft)
629.222 Automobiles, (Motor cars), (Passenger vehicles)
629.227 Bicycles, Minibikes, Motorcycles, (Motor cycles) . See also 796.6 Bicycle racing, Bicycle touring, Cycling, (Biking)
629.28 Automobile driver education, Automobile drivers, (Driver education), (Car driver education), Automobile parts, Automobiles - Fuel consumption, (Gas prices, Gasoline prices), Automobiles - Maintenance and repair, (Car maintenance), (Car repair)
629.454 Moon - Exploration, Space flight to the moon, (Luna expeditions), (Astronauts)
630 Agriculture, Agricultural engineering, Farms, (Farmers), (Farming), Farm life, Farm management, Farm produce, Family farms
633.1 Grain, (Rice), (Wheat), (Corn), (Barley)
634.9 Forest fires
635 Gardens, Gardening, Vegetable gardening, Organic gardening, Horticulture
635.9 Lawns, Turf management, Turfgrasses, Golf courses - Maintenance
636.088 Pets, Snakes as Pets, Pets - Names
636.7 Dogs, Dogs - Breeding, Dogs - Care, Dogs - Psychology, Dogs - Training, Guide dogs, (Puppies)
638 Bees, Beekeeping, Beehives, (Apiculture), (Bee hives), (Bee culture), (Bee housing)
640 Home economics, (Household tips), (Household hints), (Household management), (Household efficiency), (Home organization), (Home management), (Home security), (Home safety), (Decluttering)
640.73 Consumers, Consumer education, Shopping, (Buyers' guides), (Consumers' guides), (Shoppers' guides), (Purchasing)
641.3 Herbs, Spices, Cookery (Herbs)
641.5 Cooking, Outdoor cooking, (Recipes), Microwave cooking, (Food preparation), (Cook books), (Cookbooks), (Cookery), (Barbecue cooking)
641.8 Tea, Coffee, Beverages
643 Houses - Maintenance and repair, Housing and household equipment, Electric household appliances, Doors and windows, (Home repairs)
646.7 Cosmetics, (Makeup)
648 Cleaning, Bleaching, (House cleaning), (Stain removal)
648.7 Molds (Fungi) - Control
649 Parenting, Child care, Child rearing, Children and adults, Children's allowances
658 Time management, Management, (Multitasking)
658.3 Wages, (Salaries), (Compensation), (Income)
658.5 (Online shopping), Shopping centers and malls
658.7 Marketing, Small business marketing, Success in business, (Business networking), (Social entrepreneurship)
658.8 Marketing, Market research, Auctions, Direct selling, Telemarketing, Online bookstores
659.1 Advertising, Advertising - Newspapers, (Advertising layout and typography), (Advertisement copy), (Advertising, Pictorial), (Radio advertising), (Magazine advertising), (Television advertising), (Newspaper advertising)
660.6 Biotechnology, Cloning, Genetic Engineering
662.1 Fireworks, (Pyrotechnics)
672 Steel, Iron
686.2 Type and type founding, Printing, Printing - Specimens, Typesetting, Linotype, Lithography, Offset printing
690 Buildings, House construction, (Home renovation)
BrainPOP.com - Technology: Discoveries, Inventions, and Innovations. Pick a movie to watch. While waiting for the movie to load, play a quiz game.
How Everyday Things Are Made. Covers over 40 different products and manufacturing processes such as forging, casting, and injection molding, plus diagrams, photos, illustrations, and video.
How Products Are Made from Thomson Gale, a part of the Thomson Corporation. Search A-Z for a product. Details of the manufacturing process of a wide variety of products, from daily household items to complicated electronic equipment and heavy machinery, are explained.
How Stuff Works. A great place to learn about how things work, e.g.
● How Computer Viruses Work
● How Franchising Works
● How Mosquitoes Work
● How Power Grids Work
● How Satellite TV Works, and thousands more.
2400 BC - 2001 from Dates and Events. The major dates of inventions and names of inventors. From the first calculators to Tim Berners-Lee and the World Wide Web. Steam engine and hot air balloons. Photography, the radio, and the automobile.
Typewriters, thermometers and television. 2400 BC: The abacus, the first known calculator, invented in Babylonia ... to 2001: Digital satellite radio.
● Timeline of historic inventions from Wikipedia. Paleolithic - 2.6 million years ago (Ma): Stone tools (Oldowan) in present-day Ethiopia ... to 20th Century: 1990's: 1995: DVD is an optical disc storage format, invented and developed by Philips, Sony, Toshiba, and Panasonic in 1995.
● Timeline Technology from Timelines of History. 13,500 BC - 11,200 BC: In 2011, archeologists reported the discovery of 56 stone tools found in central Texas dating to about this time. The dating prefigured the "Clovis culture" by about 2 thousand years ... to Apr 30, 2015: Tesla Motors Inc. unveiled Tesla Energy for storage systems or batteries for homes, companies and utilities that will expand its business beyond electric vehicles and tap into a fast-growing area of the energy industry. The smallest 10kWh Powerwall model was priced at $3,500.
● Technology timeline by Chris Woodford. Jan. 30, 2018. Prehistory: 10 million years ago. Humans make the first tools from stone, wood, antlers, and bones ... to 2017: Quantum computing shows signs of becoming a practical technology. Quantum computers by Chris Woodford, Mar. 9, 2018.
● The Medieval Technology Timeline by Paul J. Gans, Department of Chemistry, New York University. 500-700: The heavy plow already in use in the Slavic lands by 500 AD ... to 1300-1500: First blast furnaces built in Sweden. "While iron has been known since ancient times (2500 BC), the difficulty of winning it and smelting long limited its use. In the Illiad, for example, weapons are bronze and iron is limited to tools ... The heavy plow was known in antiquity. Pliny described a heavy wheeled plow as having been in use in Asia Minor ... By the 5th century, the heavy plow was in use in the Slavic lands. It was then introduced into Northern Italy (the Po valley) and by the 8th century, it was used in the Rhineland."
10 Most Brilliant Inventions of 2007 - R&D Magazine. Posted by Myra Per-Lee. 1. Air Conditioner That Controls Superbugs. 2. No More Blood Tests! 3. Troops Can Detect Surrounding Chemicals. 4. Homeland Chemical Detection. 5. A Future With Cleaner Water. 6. Let Pilots See Where They're Going! 7. Signing Made Easy. 8. Safe Clothing Limits Sports Injuries. 9. Rear Bumper Radar/Smart Head Rest Limit Whiplash Injuries. 10.Lego® Robots Promote Science & Engineering Skills.
13 Accidental Inventions That Changed the World by Drake Baer, from Business Insider, Entrepreneur. Who is the inventor, What he or she was trying to make, and How it was created. 1. Penicillin. 2. Coca-Cola. 3. Chocolate-chip cookies. 4. Potato chips. 5. The Pacemaker. 6. Silly Putty. 7. Microwave ovens. 8. LSD as a drug. 9. Saccharin. 10. Post-it notes. 11. Scotchgard. 12. Corn Flakes. 13. The Slinky.
101 Unuseless Japanese Inventions: The Art of Chindogu by Kenji Kawakami, Translated by Dan Papia. Strangely practical and utterly eccentric inventions for a life of ease - and hilarity. A collection of Kenji's most imaginative Chindohgu, otherwise known as "unuseless ideas," including the bath body suit and the walk 'n' wash ankle-attachable laundry tank.
About.com Inventors. Massive site on all aspects of inventions and inventors. Famous Inventions, Famous Inventors A-Z, Black Inventors, Canadian Inventors, Chinese Inventors, and Women Inventors, Search Historical Inventions A-Z, plus Australian inventions, 20th century (1900-1999) inventions, Inventing 101, Young Inventors, Inventor magazines, Copyrights, Patents, Lesson plans, Search 45,000,000 used books on inventions and inventors, and more.
Adam Danyal Twitter. Adam shares his passion for innovation and entrepreneurship. Short videos of lots of interesting inventions worldwide.
Ancient Inventions. Museum Directory from Smith College Museum of Ancient Inventions.
The 50 Best Inventions of 2009. Time's Best Inventions 2008. Best Inventions of 2007. Best Inventions 2006. Coolest Inventions 2004, Coolest Inventions 2003 from Time Magazine,Complete List of Coolest Inventions 2003, 2002 Best Inventions, 2001 Inventions of the Year.
Brown & Michaels - Weird and Wonderful Patents. Site from legal firm also provides Information on Patents including a Patent Quiz, Information on Trademarks, and Information on Copyrights.
Canadian Inventors and Inventions by Mary Bellis, About.com Guide. "Canadian inventors have patented more than one million inventions, yet few people can name more than one or two Canadian inventors or any Canadian accomplishments."
Crazy Patents. CrazyPatents.com displays amusing U.S. patents issued to individuals. Categories include: Laws of Nature, Pets, Food, Bathroom, Automobile, Medical, Sports, and more.
CrunchBase. Discover innovative companies and the people behind them. Examples: Apple, Microsoft, Google, Facebook, Android, Twitter, Amazon, ZDNet, Intel, Samsung Electronics, AT&T, IBM, Nokia, YouTube, BlackBerry, Motorola, Sony, T-Mobile, Netflix, LG, Nintendo, Dell, Yahoo!, AOL, eBay, NASA, Instagram, Wall Street Journal, Skype, Hewlett-Packard, Cisco, Qualcomm, Bloomberg ...
Famous Inventions: A to Z. Research the history of famous inventions - past and present, by Mary Bellis, About.com Guide.
Free Worksheets and Printables for Kids from Education.com. Site includes: Online Games, Guided Lessons, Lessons Plans, Hands-On Activities, Science Projets, Song Videos, and more.
Inventor of the Week. The Lemelson-MIT Program is dedicated to honoring the acclaimed and unsung heroes who have helped improve our lives through invention, from Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Search for other inventors featured at Inventor of the Week Archive - Browse by Inventor, or Browse by Invention, Search by Last Name of Inventor. Site includes Inventor's Handbook includes such FAQs as: What Is Intellectual Property? What Can Be Patented? Is My Idea Patentable? How Do I Conduct a Patent Search? Is My Invention Worth Patenting? How Do I Apply for a Patent? How Do I Prove the Idea Is Mine? How Do I License My Invention? How Do I Raise Capital? Plus Games & Trivia, Links & Resources.
Inventors and Innovations from Canadian Encyclopedia. Links to Canadian inventors: Thomas AHEARN; Alexander Graham BELL; Joseph-Armand BOMBARDIER; Gerald Vincent BULL; Karl Adolf CLARK; William Harrison COOK; Georges-Édouard DESBARATS; Charles FENERTY; Ivan Graeme FERGUSON; Reginald Aubrey FESSENDEN; Robert FOULIS; Abraham GESNER; William Wallace GIBSON; Frederick Newton GISBORNE; Uno Vilho HELAVA; George KLEIN; George Craig LAURENCE; Eric William LEAVER; Lloyd Montgomery PIDGEON; Frank Morse ROBB; Edward Samuel ROGERS; Sir William Samuel STEPHENSON ...
Modern Inventions, 2000-2009. 21st Century Inventions, by Mary Bellis, About.com Guide.
National Inventors Hall of Fame Past Winners.
Patent from Wikipedia.
● 5 Steps for Turning Your Invention Ideas into a Product by Sarah Pierce, Entrepreneur, February 21, 2019. Slideshow.
● Can You Patent an Idea? By Joe Runge, Esq. Scientist & Attorney, LegalZoom. "The simple answer is no - you cannot patent an idea for an invention. The invention itself has to be produced or a patent application containing the invention must be filed with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) ..." Also covers: Utility Patent: When an Idea Becomes Reality, What You Can Patent and What You Cannot Patent, Patent Requirements, The Patent Search for Prior Art.
● Crazy Patents.
● Free Patents Online. FreePatentsOnline.com provides access to millions of patents and free PDF downloads. You can browse Patents by Number, or Jump to a specific Patent #.
● Getting a Patent on Your Own from Nolo. How to get a U.S. patent on your idea or invention - without a lawyer.
● A Guide to Patents from Canadian Intellectual Property Office, Government of Canada. This guide provides you with an introduction to patents and patenting procedures. It will help you understand what patents are and get started with your patent application.
● How to Patent an Idea in 3-Steps with a Provisional Patent Application by Brad Fach, PatentFile.org.
● How to Patent an Invention from wikiHow.
● How to Patent Your Invention in Canada. The 4 Steps to Applying for a Patent. By Susan Ward, The Balance, 27 July 2016.
● Moving from Idea to Patent - When Do You Have an Invention? by Gene Quinn, IPWatchdog, 21 June 2014.
● When to patent something and how to do it by Tony Wilson, Globe and Mail, 8 June 2010.
Patent of the Week by Suiter Swantz Intellectual Property, a full-service intellectual property law firm, based in Omaha, NE. The Suiter Swantz IP Team consists of patent attorneys and patent agents who are not just experts in the patent law, but also former engineers, scientists and industry experts. Site includes details of 465 interesting patents. Here are a few examples with excerpts and patent blueprints:
● Acetyl Salicylic Acid (Aspirin). On February 27, 1900, Felix Hoffmann was granted the patent for ACETYL SALICYCLIC ACID, U.S. Patent No. 644,077.
● Hockey Stick. On June 15, 1915, Newell T. Fogg was granted U.S. Patent No. 1,143,376 for a HOCKEY STICK.
● Mouse Trap. On June 15, 1943, the patent application for MOUSE TRAP was granted. U.S. Patent No. 2,321,617.
● Door Bell. On August 1, 1893, Charles M. Burgess was granted U.S. Patent No. 502,612 for a DOOR-BELL.
● Domino. On September 19, 1884, Joseph E. Crosby was granted U.S. Patent No. 303,816 for a DOMINO.
● Windshield Wiper. On November 10, 1903, Mary Anderson was granted a patent for a WINDOW CLEANING DEVICE (U.S. Patent No. 743,801), the first windshield wiper.
Thomas Alva Edison Biography. The life of Edison, one of the greatest inventors with 1093 patents.
Totally Absurd Inventions: America's Goofiest Patents. A hilarious look at funny inventions that have patents issued by the United States and other governments.
United States Patent and Trademark Office.
● General Information Concerning Patents: What Are Patents, Trademarks, Servicemarks, and Copyrights? Patent Laws, What Can Be Patented, and more, Oct 2015.
Women Inventors from Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation, Smithsonian Institute. 51 stories including: Hedy Lamarr: A Movie Star, Some Player Pianos, and Torpedoes, Grace Hopper and the Invention of the Information Age, Elizabeth "Lizzie" J. Magie Phillips: The Woman Inventor Behind "Monopoly", and others.
Alternative Medicine Center from HealthWorld Online. Contents: AltMed Update, Alternative Systems (Acupuncture, Ayurveda, Chinese Medicine, Chiropractic, Herbal Medicine, Homeopathy, Naturopathic Medicine, Osteopathy), Alternative Therapies (Acupuncture, Aromatherapy, Biofeedback Training, Bodywork and Somatic Therapies, Chelation Therapy, Detoxification Therapies, Energy Medicine, Expressive Arts Therapies, Fasting, Flower Remedies, Meditation, Music and Wellness, Yoga, and others), A Guide to Understanding Alternative Medicine, and more.
BioMed Central: The Open Access Publisher. Over 100 Open Access journals covering all areas of Biology and Medicine.
Body1.com. Lots of health and medical information. Categories: Health News, Health Talk, Research a Condition, Research a Procedure (from Alternative Pain Treatment to Vagotomy), or Research a Diagnostic Test (from 3-D Imaging to X-Ray), First Aid, Quick Tips, and more.
A Modern Herbal (Volume 1, A-H) (Paperback) by Mrs. M. Grieve
A Modern Herbal (Volume 2, I-Z and Indexes) (Paperback) by Mrs. M. Grieve
Botanical.com - A Modern Herbal.
The hyper-text version of A Modern Herbal, first published in 1931, by Margaret Grieve, contains Medicinal,
Culinary, Cosmetic and Economic Properties, Cultivation and Folk-Lore of Herbs. Contents:
● Plant & Herb Index - More than 800 varieties of herbs & plants.
● Index of Recipes - Listing of 29 plants that include recipes.
● Index of Poisonous Plants - Listing of 44 plants that are listed as poisonous.
Complementary, Alternative, or Integrative Health: What's In a Name? from National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH), National Institutes of Health (NIH).
● Introduction to CAM. Alternative medicine, Natural medicine, Holistic medicine, from Baptist Health. What is CAM? Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) is a term used to describe a wide range of healing systems that are not typically considered part of mainstream or conventional Western medicine.
frequency 528 Hz (DNA repair frequency?) : NO MUSIC single tone. YouTube video, 5:32 min. "According to Dr Len Horowitz, some leading genetic biochemists suggest frequency 528 is the miraculous repair frequency for damaged DNA. There is a special sound and color of love according to Dr. Horowitz, a Harvard-trained award-winning investigator. Broadcasting the right frequency can help open your heart, prompt peace, and hasten healing." See also: Solfeggio Harmonics - 528 HZ - Miracle. YouTube video, 5:47 min.
Health Sciences Institute (HSI) e-Alert Archives. From Jan. 2001 to current. The HSI e-Alert is a FREE instant health alert service, rushing you the most important health news the moment it happens.
Herb Directory Index. HolisticOnLIne allows you to search Herb Knowledgebase based on the scientific name of the herbs or by the common names used.
Herbs at a Glance from NIH News in Health - A monthly newsletter from the National Institutes of Health, part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. "Plant-based supplements like ginkgo, echinacea and St. John's wort are widely available and lots of people use them. But are they safe and effective? Find out what the science says. This website offers easy-to-read fact sheets about nearly 50 herbs and botanicals. Each can be downloaded separately as PDFs or together as an eBook." See also
Discover Herbal Products,
Should You Take Dietary Supplements? A Look at Vitamins, Minerals, Botanicals and More.
Dietary Supplements: What You Need to Know. The majority of adults in the United States take one or more dietary supplements either every day or occasionally. Today's dietary supplements include vitamins, minerals, herbals and botanicals, amino acids, enzymes, and many other products...
Dietary Supplement Fact Sheets. ALL, A-Z.
Herbs: Herbal Medicine by Dr. Andrew Weil. See also Remedies and Vitamin Library.
Look up: Alternative Medicine from Babylon.com. A selection of Alternative Medicine Glossaries with details of main herbs, their properties and effects with concise explanations and reference guide. Include: A Dictionary of Alternative-Medicine Methods, Aromatherapy Glossary, Alternative Medicine Glossary.
MedBroadcast.com: Condition Info powered by MediResource™. Information on hundreds of medical conditions. Find out what causes a disease and how it can be prevented, what the symptoms and treatment are, what other illnesses can follow, and more. Every article reviewed by Canadian doctors and pharmacists.
MedBioWorld. 25,000 links to medical and bioscience journals, associations and databases. Medical Resources include links to over 3500 Associations by Specialty, over 2500 Databases by Specialty, Medical News by Specialty, Medical Images & Illustrations, Medical Portals, Medical Abstracts, Medical Libraries, Medical Statistics, Medication Directories (Drug List), Online Pharmacies, Pharmaceutical Companies, Diseases & Conditions, Physician Search (in U.S.), Hospitals Worldwide, and much more.
The Medical Identity Theft. Consumer Information from Federal Trade Commission.
Medicinal Herbs and Supplements Directory A-Z. Chinese Herbs, Herbal Formulas and Supplements.
The Merck Manual of Medical Information - Professional Version.
Provides free, current, authoritative, complete, and comprehensive information on all areas of medicine. Most
widely used medical textbook in the world now online in plain English with the same vital information about
diseases, diagnosis, prevention and treatment.
● Merck Manual - Consumer Version.
National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH). "The mission of the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH) is to define, through rigorous scientific investigation, the usefulness and safety of complementary and integrative interventions and their roles in improving health and health care." See Health Information - Search NIH Health Topics: heart disease, influenza, cancer, sleep, diabetes, depression, fitness, cholesterol, obesity, stroke ...
New England Journal of Medicine. This week's Table of Contents. Summaries, Extracts and one free Full-Text Article.
Public Health Agency of Canada. Health information you can trust. Provides links to Canadian and international health resources. A-Z Index.
Purple Sage: Herb Profiles - Index of Herb Profiles by Common Name. Index of Herb Profiles by Botanical Name. Common Ailments & Herbal Treatments. Glossary.
Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) from Qi: The Journal of Traditional Asian Health & Fitness. Includes Acupuncture & Acupressure, Tuina, Shiatsu, & Massage, Chinese Herbs & Nutrition.
Using Dietary Supplements Wisely from Safe Medication.
WebMD. Comprehensive online health resource. Latest news in
medicine. Features: Health Topics A-Z, Medical Encyclopedia, Self-Care Advisor, Drug Reference, Ask Our
Experts, Alternative Medicine, Diet and Nutrition, Fitness, as well as Legal and Insurance Matters.
●Clear Health from NIH. Clear Communication - A-Z Topics covered: A1C to Women's Health, from U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, National Institutes of Health (NIH).
WHO guidelines on safety monitoring of herbal medicines in pharmacovigilance systems from World Health Organization.
AddictionLibrary.org. Categories include: Alcohol, Illicit Substances, Legal (Uses, Symptoms, Signs and Addiction Treatment for Caffeine, Meperidine Hydrochloride, Ephedrine, Cigarettes, Cigar), Prescription Drugs, Resources (Treatments for Alcoholism, and Help for Alcoholics).
AllRef.com Health - Medical Encyclopedia.
Archaic Medical Terms from Hall Genealogy Website. Site created and maintained by Rodney Hall. See also: Medical Terminology - Diseases A-Z.
Complete Index of Health and Medical Picture Slideshows. Images, Illustrations and Pictures on MedicineNet.com. Health and Medical Picture Slideshows A-Z.
Dictionary. Definitions relating to Physician Profile, including: Accreditation, Board Certification, Doctor of Medicine (M.D.), Graduate Medical Education (GME), Licensure, Malpractice, Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (RCPSC).
Doctors Lounge. Ask a Doctor FREE - Choose a medical specialty and ask your question, Online Medical Community, Forum, Medical Encyclopedia. Medical References:
eMedicineHealth: Topics A-Z. A comprehensive list of over 5,500 first aid and health pages.
Glossary of Heart Related Terms from Cincinnati Children's Hospital.
Look up: Medical Terminology Dictionary from Babylon.com. Online Medical Dictionaries including Alternative Medicine, Dictionary of Medicine, Macular Degeneration Glossary, Glossary of American Council on Science and Health, Glossary of Epidemiology Terms, Hormone Replacement Therapy, Dictionary of Alternative-Medicine Methods, Glossary of terms used in transplantation.
Medical Dictionary. MedTerms™ online medical dictionary contains over 15,000 popular medical terms. Entries include standard medical terms as well as terms that relate to medicine and biomedical sciences.
Medical Dictionary from Merriam-Webster. Choose a medical subject, A-Z.
Medical Dictionary Online. Use this free online medical dictionary search engine to research and learn about medical terminology, pharmaceutical drugs, healthcare equipment, health conditions, medical devices, medical abbreviations and more.
Medical Encyclopedia from MedlinePlus. The Adam Health Illustrated Encyclopedia includes over 4,000 articles about diseases, tests, symptoms, injuries, and surgeries. It also contains an extensive library of medical photographs and illustrations.
SearchMedica. Medical Search Engine from searchmedica.co.uk. Hundreds of handpicked websites, all selected by professionals for their usefulness. Lists currently contain sites of pre-eminent medical organisations in the UK, US, Australasia and Europe.
Symptom Checker from Isabel Healthcare. The Isabel Symptom Checker gives you access to a highly sophisticated medical diagnosis tool. Using the latest searching technologies, the system can take a pattern of symptoms in everyday language and instantly compute from the vast database of 6,000 diseases, the most likely ones. It is based on the same system that is relied on by doctors and nurses around the world to help with diagnosis.
Symptom Checker from Mayo Clinic. Foot pain? Headache? Sore throat? Skin rash? Use the Symptom Checker to find out what's causing your symptom. See list of Adult Symptoms and Child Symptoms.
Symptom Checker from WebMD. Take the first step and see what could be causing your symptoms. Then learn about possible next steps. Symptoms A-Z. Full list of symptoms from WebMD.
Wellcome Images - 2000 Years of Human Culture. One of the world's richest and most unique collections, with themes ranging from medical and social history to contemporary healthcare and biomedical science. All images available in digital form. Biomedical Collection holds over 40 000 high-quality images from the clinical and biomedical sciences.
Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) / Doctors Without Borders. An international humanitarian aid organisation that has provided emergency medical assistance to populations in danger in more than 80 countries around the world since 1971.
How to Become a Medical Assistant: Steps, Education and Certification Info. What is a Medical Assistant, and What do they do? Medical Assistants are the professionals who assist doctors and physicians in various healthcare settings and are cross-trained to render both clinical and administrative duties. They are also known as clinical assistants, nursing assistants, and medical office assistants.
Duties of a Medical Assistant.
How Long does it Take to Become a Certified Medical Assistant?
How Much does it Cost to Become a Medical Assistant?
Steps and Path to Become a Medical Assistant.
Skills Needed to Become a Certified Medical Assistant.
Job Outlook for Medical Assistant.
Medical Assistant Salaries.
Related Careers for Medical Assistant.
What Does a Medical Assistant Do? This guide published by San Joaquin Valley College provides in-depth information about what a medical assistant does, where these assistants work, traits that make a good assistant and how to become a medical assistant.
AMA Doctor Finder from American Medical Association. DoctorFinder provides you with basic professional information on virtually every licensed physician in the United States. This includes more than 814,000 doctors. Find a doctor by name or by speciality.
College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario: The Public Register. By law, the College is required to maintain a register that includes specific information about each doctor and facility that is made available to the public. This is the College's public register, and it includes information about: Doctors. and Out-of-Hospital Premises.
How much does it cost to extract a tooth in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada? In March 2015, you need to pay approximately $371.00 to remove one tooth by a qualified dentist:
$10.00 - X-ray
$25.00 - Examination fee
$136.00 - Simple tooth extraction
$200.00 - Dentist fee as per current suggested guideline from Ontario Dental Association
● Financial Assistance for Dental Treatment. Financial assistance for dental treatment is available to children and youth 17 years old and under, adults and seniors in Halton Region, Ontario, Canada. Find a local dentist, dental hygienist, or denturist in Halton Region.
For Low income adults and seniors: The Ontario Works Adult (OWA) and Dental Care Counts (DCC) programs provide financial assistance to those who qualify to access dental care, which is intended for urgent dental needs and is not an on-going regular dental care program or an insurance plan.
Emergency care for conditions involving pain, infection, or trauma. Non-emergency dental services will only be covered under special circumstances. Once financial eligibility is determined for any of Halton's programs, an appointment for a free dental assessment at one of Halton Region's clinics may be required and can be scheduled at this time.
● Healthy Smiles Ontario Schedule of Dental Services and Fees (Dentist Providers) from Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care.
● Best Dentists in Mississauga, ON from Rate MDs.
Dentist Locater / Dentist Locator. Find a dentist in your
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● 1-800-DENTIST in the United States. How This Works: Answer a few simple questions and our search algorithm will match you with several local dentists based on hundreds of compatibility factors. Then one of our experts will call to help you schedule an appointment with your match.
● Find a Pediatric Dentist in the United States.
● Dentist Directories.
DoctorDirectory.com. Find a Physician in your area, Find a Hospital in your area (United States).
DoctorsInfoSeek. Over 800,000 doctors just a click away. Find a doctor, Find a dentist, Find a pharmacy, Find a hospital, and Find other practioners in the United States.
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Changing the Face of Medicine: Featured Physicians. Celebrating America's Women Physicians. Search woman physicians by Physician Search, Keyword Search, or Index of Physicians.
Ontario Doctor Directory - Doctors in Ontario. Select a City to Browse Doctors in Ontario, Canada, e.g.
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WebMD Physician Directory is provided by WebMD for use by the general public as a quick reference of information about physicians. To begin your doctor search in the United States, Search by Zip code, by City or State, or by doctor's last name or specialist.
Accredited Online FNP Programs from OnlineFNPPrograms. This site was created to provide nursing students with a comprehensive and unbiased resource on online graduate nursing programs with a family nurse practitioner (FNP) specialization.
Becoming an FNP - A Guide for Nurses from Georgetown University, School of Nursing & Health Studies. Transitioning from Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) to Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) can lead to greater professional autonomy and a wider range of roles and challenges, especially with new federal health care laws creating a growing need for primary care providers. This guide focuses on family nurse practitioners and the transition from BSN to FNP.
Best Nursing Schools - Rankings from US News and World Report.
● Best Online Graduate Nursing Programs - Rankings from US News and World Report.
● Scholarship for Nursing Students from Best Nursing Degree.
CNA Scholarship from CNAFreeTraining.com. The amount awarded for the Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) scholarships is $500 each. The deadline to apply for the CNA Free Training scholarship is April 2, 2021 and the CNA Classes Near Me scholarship is on August 21, 2021.
"CNA Free Training" provides free training materials for those preparing to take the CNA exam, which is a requirement in order to become a licensed CNA. We have free practice tests for each section of the CNA exam, as well as supplemental training materials that can be used while taking CNA classes - all of which are free.
● CNA Classes Near Me helps those interested in becoming a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) find training programs. Many of these programs are free as they are funded by the U.S. Department of Labor or state equivalent agencies. This site has state by state pages that list out all training locations in a given state as well as their contact information.
Code of Ethics for Nurses from American Nurses Association.
Edith Cavell - Not A Martyr But A Nurse. YouTube video, 7:55 min. Published on Feb 1, 2016 by The Great War. Who Did What in WWI. The execution of British nurse Edith Cavell by German soldiers in 1915 was instrumental to British propaganda at that time and the story became legend. But who was Edith Cavell really? Find out more about the humble nurse in Brussels and if she was really a spy after all.
Find Nursing Schools in 50 States
● All Nursing Schools.com
● Best Nursing Degree.com
● Best Nursing Schools in the US from College Atlas.org
Canada Nursing University Programs. List of Canadian Nursing bachelor, masters, and doctorate courses, programs and degrees offered by universities in Canada.
● LPN to RN Program: Advance Your Nursing Career and RN to MSN, RN to APN from Nursing License Map.
Florence Nightingale: Changing the Field of Nursing - Fast Facts | History. YouTube video, 3:17 min. Published on Feb 29, 2016 by HISTORY. Florence Nightingale was so respected in the field of nursing that she was tapped to consult with the British Army. Learn more about the health reforms that she instituted in this video.
Guide to Online Nursing Programs. Inside Top Online RN Programs & Nursing Schools from EduMed.
Healthcare Career and Education Pathways from Premier Nursing Academy. Founded in 2017 in Fort Wayne, Indiana, Premier Nursing Academy trains candidates for entry-level healthcare jobs such as certified nursing assistant (CNA) positions. Resources include: What Is a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA)? Becoming a CNA. CNA Career Outlook and Salary. CNA Career Paths.
History of Nursing from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
How Long Does IT Take to Become a Registered Nurse? from Study.com.
How to Become a Nurse from Best Nursing Degree. How to Become a Registered Nurse (RN). Registered Nurse Requirements. RN Degrees: Technically there are 3 ways to get your RN: 1. Registered Nurse (RN) Diploma Program. 2. Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN). 3. Bachelor of Science in Nursing Degree (BSN). Registered Nurse Salary.
How to Become a Nurse from Study.com. This guide explains what you need to do in order to become a nurse, including information about different types of nurses, nursing school requirements, and nursing licensure.
Internet Resources for Nurse Practitioner Students from University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) School of Nursing. Compiled by Amy Rosenbaum-Welsh, RN, MS.
LearnHowToBecome.org - Learn How to Become a Nurse in the United States. A guide to nursing careers and degree programs. Comprehensive overview of nursing plus info on specializations: registered nurses (RN), licensed practical nurse (LPN), neonatal nurses, nurse practitioners (NP), vocational nurses, and more. Info includes: Basics, Steps, Program, Salary.
Level-wise Free NCLEX-PN Practice Questions. As the need for nursing assistants is growing, pull up your socks for the upcoming NCLEX-PN test and experience the review questions in the practice tests. Evaluate yourself by finding exam-like questions and excel in the main exam. National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX) is an accessible examination held in the United States and Canada for licensing of Registered Nurses (RN) and Practical Nurses (PN).
● Health Promotion and Maintenance NCLEX-PN Practice Questions
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LPN Programs in Michigan: Online and On-Campus Training written by Michael Hoffman, EduMed.org, Mar 24, 2022. Explore state-approved LPN programs in Michigan that can qualify you to become a nurse in two years or less. This guide can assist you in finding the LPN program in Michigan that best suits your academic needs and career goals. College Spotlights: Best LPN Programs in Michigan: Davenport University, Delta College, Northwestern Michigan College. FAQs About LPN Programs: What skills do you learn in LPN programs? How much do LPN programs cost? Can I get financial aid to help pay for my LPN program? LPN Licensing Information and Requirements. Salary and Job Outlook for LPNs.
Men in Nursing from Online Nursing Degrees. Statistics about the under-representation of men in nursing and some of the reasons why less than 10 percent of the nursing workforce is male in the United States. Male Nursing Statistics and Figures. Male RNs with Advanced Degrees. Gender Discrimination in Nursing. The "Male Nurse" Stereotype. Barriers to Gender Diversity in Nursing. Improving Gender Diversity in Nursing. Nursing Scholarships for Men. Men in Nursing Resources (Studies, reports and literature on men in nursing).
Men in Nursing: More Demand and More Opportunity from Purdue University Global. More men are joining the field and finding it to be a rewarding and lucrative career. According to the Center for Interdisciplinary Health Workforce Studies, the number of male nurses increased from less than 200,000 in 2006 to more than 350,000 in 2016. Topics covered include: National Nursing Shortage. Career Opportunities in Nursing. Support Systems for Men in Nursing. Requirements to Become a Nurse. Purdue University Global's School of Nursing. Note: Graduates must meet state licensing and certification requirements and pass the NCLEX-RN exam to become a registered nurse or the NCLEX-PN to become a licensed practical nurse. [National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX) is a nationwide examination for the licensing of nurses in the United States and Canada since 1994 and 2015, respectively. There are two types, the NCLEX-RN and the NCLEX-PN]. ~ Wikipedia.
Nurse Job Descriptions and Career Guide. A one-stop solution for queries related to nursing profession, from best schools to salaries in the United States.
Nurse Practitioner Schools. Learn about the different nurse practitioner programs and subspecialties that are available at schools around the United States so that you can find the perfect place to further your nursing education. Enter your criteria, click to Search for Schools.
Nursing in the United States from Wikipedia.
Nursing Specialty Quiz from Johnson & Johnson Nursing.
Nursing Degrees Explained. What are the Different Levels of Nursing?
Nursing assistant (CNA) - 3-6 week-long technical college program
Licensed practical nurse (LPN) - technical college, takes around 12 months
Registered nurse (RN) - Associate Degree in Nursing or Bachelor of Science in Nursing
Advanced practice registered nurses (APRN) - Master of Science in Nursing or Doctoral Degree in Nursing
Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN)
Bachelor's Degree in Nursing (BSN)
Master of Science in Nursing (MSN)
Doctorate Degrees in Nursing:
Doctor of Nursing Practice Degree (DNP)
Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing Degree (PhD)
Nursing Research Guide from Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) Libraries. History of Nursing Resource Guide. History of Nursing Organizations and Centers: American Association for the History of Nursing (AAHN), Barbara Bates Center for the Study of the History of Nursing, Bellevue Alumnae Center for Nursing History, Canadian Association for the History of Nursing, Center for Nursing Historical Nursing Inquiry, University of Virginia, Museum of Nursing History, UK Centre for the History of Nursing and Midwifery. History of Nursing Topics: African American Nurses, Men in Nursing, Military Nursing, Nursing Uniforms of the Past and Present, and more.
Nursing Schools Guide to nursing school and degree programs. This site includes detailed review of all nursing schools (about 2000) in the United States.
Nursing Student Mental Health Guide. Understanding Mental Health Disorders and Promoting Wellness from CNA Classes. Contents include: Challenges for Nursing Students, Tips for Managing Stress During Nursing School, Common Types of Mental Health Issues, Expert Interview, Mental Health Podcasts. Cnaclasses.org was created in 2012 to help students research information about becoming a Certified Nursing Assistant.
Planning Your Career in Nursing: LVN/LPN, RN, and Everything In Between from Carrington College. Topics include: Different Nursing Career Paths. LVN/LPN (licensed vocational nurse/licensed practical nurse). Transitioning from LVN to RN. Why Become a Nurse? Nurse Salary. Best States to Work as a Nurse. Where Do Nurses Work? How to Become an RN. Can I Go to Nursing School Online? What to Look for in a Nursing School. What Will I Learn in Carrington College Nursing Programs? Find Carrington Nursing Programs Near Me.
Registered Nurse. Guides about RN Schools and Programs. Includes: A Glimpse on Registered Nurse: What is a Registered Nurse? History of Registered Nursing. Types of Registered Nurses: Oncology Nurses, Nurse Phlebotomist, Critical Care Nurses, Fertility Nurses (in-vitro fertilization nurses). Where do Registered Nurses work? How to become an RN? How much does a Registered Nurse earn (in United States)? Employment Facts (in United States). Benefits of Being an RN.
Registered Nurse to Bachelor of Science in Nursing Online. The University of Texas at Arlington College of Nursing and Health Innovation is offering innovative distance education options. The online programs are CCNE accredited and designed to meet the educational needs of working nurses. Featured programs include: RN to BSN, RN to MSN, and DNP.
Registered Nurse to Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN to BSN) from Post University: American Sentinel College of Nursing and Health Sciences. This BSN program is offered Online.
Registered Nurse (RN) Salary (United States) from PayScale.com.
● Registered Nurse (RN) Salary (Canada) from PayScale.com.
Scholarships and Online Resources for Registered Nursing (RN) Students from EduMed. Topics covered:
Scholarships and Grants for Registered Nursing (RN) Students, and
Academic and Professional Support Resources for Registered Nursing Students.
Ties That Bind: The Evolution of Education for Professional Nursing in Canada from the 17th to the 21st Century from Canadian Association of Schools of Nursing (CASN) with photos. Authors: Cynthia Baker, RN, PhD; Elise Guest, MA; Leah Jorgenson, MA; Kristine Crosby, MA; and Joni Boyd, RN, MEd.
● Nursing from Canadian Encyclopedia. First Hospitals, Victorian Order of Nurses, Education, Professionalization, Psychiatric Nursing, Public Health, Nursing Sisters.
● Canada's WWI Nursing Sisters from All About Canadian History ... Except Not Really. More Like Bits and Pieces. With photos.
● Canada's WWII Nursing Sisters from All About Canadian History. With photos.
● The Nursing Sisters of Canada from Veterans Affairs Canada. With photos, courtesy of Library and Archives Canada.
● The Call to Duty: Canada's Nursing Sisters from Library and Archives Canada (LAC).
● Canada and the First World War: In Uniform - Nurses from Canadian War Museum.
● Canada's Nursing Sisters from Nova Scotia / Nunavut Command of the Royal Canadian Legion. "This tribute to Canadian Nursing Sisters tells of these brave and dedicated women. Their story is one of humour as well as anguish. It is a story of unyielding women who braved all the hardships of war to do their duty and care for their patients, and of those who nursed the casualties left in the wake of war."
Contents: History of the Nursing Sisters of Canada, The First World War, The Second World War, After the Second World War, Nursing Sisters who lost their Lives in the First and Second World Wars, History of the Nursing Sisters' Association of Canada, The Nursing Sisters' Memorial.
● Our War Nursing Sisters. YouTube video, 24:50 min. Published on May 8, 2016 by Huron County Museum. Learn about the contributions made by Huron County Nursing Sisters during WWI. Produced by FauxPop. Funded in part by the Government of Canada.
● Vision, Mission and History of Ontario Nurses' Association (ONA).
● Historical Resources from School of Nursing, University of Virginia.
● Reconsidering Nursing's History During Canada 150 by Lydia Wytenbroek, MA, BA, BSN, RN (PhD candidate, graduate program in history, York University) and Helen Vandenberg, PhD, RN (Assistant Professor, College of Nursing, University of Saskatchewan), July / August 2017. Nursing in Canada ... has a much longer history than is typically acknowledged, predating Florence Nightingale and her health-care reforms. In this article, the authors offer three examples of how historical knowledge has produced new understandings of that history, with photos.
● Indigenous caregivers: Reconsidering nursing traditions.
● Catholic nursing sisters: Reconsidering nursing autonomy.
● Apprenticeship training: Reconsidering nursing education.
Top 30 Cutting Edge Nursing Schools from Nursing School Hub: Prepare for a Career in Nursing.
Top Nurse Info - Info on CNA (Certified Nursing Assistant) in the United States. Site provides info on various aspects of the CNA profession. Search CNA Classes by State, CNA Study Guide (CNA Clinical Skills Test, CNA Practice Test, CNA Nursing Skills, CNA Job Skills, CNA Skills Booklet, CNA Skills List), A to Z Guide to Understanding CNA State Exam, CNA License by State, In-Depth Details of CNA Salary, Complete Guide to Understanding CNA Program, Expert Reviews, Blog.
Top Nursing. A complete guide to LPN Education and Career. All about Practical Nursing Programs, LPN/LVN Certification, and LPN Salary .
Atlas of Human Anatomy. Translated by Ronald A. Bergman, PhD, Professor Emeritus, Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology, and Adel K. Afifi, MD, MS, Professor, Departments of Pediatrics, Anatomy and Cell Biology, and Neurology. Computer and Graphic Specialist: Julie L. Bates, BSS. This atlas is translated from the original Handbuch der Anatomie des Menschen by Dr. Carl Ernest Bock, published in 1841 in Leipzig, Germany. See also Atlas of Human Anatomy in Cross Section. A digital library of anatomy information curated by Ronald A. Bergman, et al.
Gray's Anatomy of the Human Body. Henry Gray's 1918 publication from Bartleby.com. Illustrated with 1247 engravings. Subject index with 13,000 entries.
Human Anatomy Online from Inner Learning Online. Animations, Images, Descriptions. Innerbody's Innovative Anatomy Explorer Tools. Over 1,000 Interactive Body Maps. Learn how DNA is the blueprint to the human body from InnerBody.com.
Human Body and Mind from BBC Science & Nature. Includes Anatomy of Organs, Muscles, Skeleton, Nervous system, and more. This page is archived and is no longer updated.
Interactive Atlases: Digital Anatomist Project. Includes: 2-D and 3-D views of the brain, 3-D views of thoracic organs, and other specimens.
Seeing Is Believing. 700 Years of Scientific and Medical Illustration.
Visible Body: 3D Human Anatomy. The Visible Body includes 3D models of over 1,700 anatomical structures, including all major organs and systems of the human body.
Alcohol and Liver Disease from Drink Aware. Alcohol and Liver Disease from Patient.co.uk.
How Much Do You Love Your Liver? PowerPoint Presentation.
How Not to Wreck Your Liver by Suz Redfearn, WebMD.
How to Protect Your Liver from wikiHow.
Liver Diseases from MedlinePlus. Contents include: General/Overviews, Anatomy/Physiology, Clinical Trials, Diagnosis/Symptoms, Nutrition, Prevention/Screening, Research, Specific Conditions/Aspects, Treatment, Dictionaries/Glossaries, Organizations, Statistics, Children, and Women (Pregnancy and the liver).
About the Liver from the Canadian Liver Foundation. Facts & Myths, Risk & Prevention, Medication & Alternative Therapies, Over-the-Counter Pain Killers, Alcohol Consumption, Body Beautification, and more.
● Common Forms of Liver Diseases. Statistics show that liver disease is on the rise. 1 in 4 Canadians may be affected by liver disease, including everyone from newborns to older adults. There are over 100 liver diseases caused by a variety of factors including; viruses, toxins, genetics, alcohol and unknown causes.
Explore the Amazing Phenomenon of the Spine and Central Nervous System from Chiro One. See the spine in detail. All functions of the body are controlled and coordinated by a neural network (central nervous system) that sends and receives electric impulses to and from the brain in order to coordinate optimal health and wellness. Explore our Interactive Spine. Roll your mouse over the different vertebrae in the spine and get an explanation of how that part of the spine affects different areas of the body.
Human body from Wikipedia.
The Human Body: Anatomy, Facts & Functions by Rachael Rettner, Senior Writer, Live Science.
How the Body Works from Kids Health.
Innerbody. Your resource for trusted information about Health and the Human Body. Guide to the Human Body. Select a Human Anatomy System to Explore.
● Diseases and Conditions.
● Guide to DNA Testing.
● Health Careers.
● Guide to At Home Health Tests.
● Nutrition and Fitness.
Inside the Human Body. Using spectacular graphics based on the latest science and stories of remarkable people around the world, Michael Mosley takes us on a fantastic voyage through our inner universe. Site includes: Episodes and Clips (may not be available in your area). Episodes: Building Your Brain (Michael Mosley examines the human brain from birth to adulthood and shows why it takes 20 years to mature).
Mudras - Healing Through Your Fingers. "This positioning of the fingers is called 'Mudra' and just like pressure points, this technique can affect our physical and emotional states. Mudras have been known in the East for thousands of years, not only in meditation or yoga, but also as part of the treatment for various physical and mental ailments."
Blood: Facts from Idaho Public Television. What is blood made of? Whole blood makes up about 7% of a person's body weight and consists primarily of red blood cells, white blood cells, platelets and plasma. The average human adult has about 1 - 1½ gallons of blood traveling through their circulatory system.
● Facts About Blood and Blood Cells from Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSKCC), New York. Your blood carries oxygen and nutrients to all of the cells in your body. Blood cells also fight infection and control bleeding. Most blood cells are made in your bone marrow. They are constantly being made and replaced. Blood Components: Red blood cells (erythrocytes), White blood cells (leukocytes), Platelets (thrombocytes), Plasma.
● Interesting Facts About Blood by Regina Bailey, Thoughtco, June 20, 2018. Not All Blood Is Red, Blood Consists Mostly of Plasma, There's Gold in Your Blood, Blood Cells Have Different Life Spans, Red Blood Cells Have No Nucleus, Blood Proteins Protect Against Carbon Monoxide Poisoning, UV Rays Reduce Blood Pressure, Blood Types Vary by Population, and other interesting facts.
Blood Group Basics from Irish Blood Transfusion Service. Blood Group Classifications. There are eight blood groups and they are classified using two systems: ABO System, and Rhesus system. ABO System has four main groups: O Group, A Group, B Group, AB Group. The Rhesus System is classified as Rhesus Positive (+) and Rhesus Negative (-). The two systems combine to define the following of eight different blood groups of O-, O+, A-, A+, B-, B+, AB- and AB+. See also: Blood Group Compatibility Table. The table demonstrates blood type compatibility. A person with AB+ blood type can receive blood from all of the major blood type groups. At the other extreme people with O- blood type can only receive blood from donors with the same blood type.
The Blood Type Diet by Stephanie Watson, WebMD. "Could eating a diet based on your blood type -- O, A, B, or AB -- help you trim down and get healthier? That's the idea behind the Blood Type Diet, created by naturopath Peter J. D'Adamo.
D'Adamo claims that the foods you eat react chemically with your blood type. If you follow a diet designed for your blood type, your body will digest food more efficiently."
● Eat Right 4 Your Type - Dr. D'Adamo's Blood Type Diet. Official Website of Dr. Peter J. D'Adamo & The Blood Type Diet®. Blood Type and Your Health, Blood Type O, Blood Type A, Blood Type B, Blood Type AB, Blood Type Diet Food Values, Recipes Right for Your Type, Blood Type Diet Scientific Basis, About Dr. Peter J. D'Admo.
Blood Types Tutorial from Biology Project, University of Arizona. Human ABO markers, Blood types and genotypes, How are ABO alleles inherited? Blood type and Rh factor calculator, and more.
● Your Living Blood from the Franklin Institute Online.
Circulatory System from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
Heart and Circulatory System. Body Basics from KidsHealth.
The Heart - The Engine of Life from Franklin Institute.
● Uh Oh! Here Comes Heart Trouble! Heart disease: when plaque attacks. Why high blood pressure is so dangerous. What happens during a heart attack?
● The Couch Potato Heart and Other Risks
● Modern Medicine to the Rescue. Cardiac catheterization: scouting for blockages. Angioplasty: life-saving balloons. Heart bypass: going around the problem. Heart transplant: when organ donations save lives. Artificial hearts: building a better heart. Animal hearts: helping humans.
● Milestones in Cardiology. Timelines 1628-1982.
7 Pains You Shouldn't Ignore by Leanna Skarnulis, reviewed by Louise Chang, MD. Experts describe the types of pain that require prompt medical attention, from WebMD.
Chronic Pain from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
Chronic Pain Information Page. Short summaries on What Is Chronic Pain? Is there any treatment? What is the prognosis? What research is being done? from MedlinePlus, National Institutes of Health (NIH).
The Mayo Clinic Diseases and Conditions. Comprehensive guides on hundreds of conditions. See: Chronic Daily Headaches. Symptoms, Causes.
Pain Management Health Center. Information on pain medications and treatment options for chronic pain, from WebMD.
The Pain Truth: How and Why We Hurt by Robert Roy Britt, from LiveScience, Health SciTech. What is pain? Acute pain & chronic pain. See also New Advice: Don't Sit Up Straight by Sara Goudarzi.
Spine-Health.com. Back pain information for patients. In-depth, peer reviewed articles written by physicians.
● Best Sleeping Positions to Reduce Lower Back Pain by Dr. R.J. Burra, September 2, 2019.
Brain and cerebellum - from Plate 23 of Atlas of Human Anatomy. Translated by Ronald A. Bergman, PhD and Adel K. Afifi, MD, MS.
The Brain: Teaching Modules from Annenberg Learner. This series offers extensive footage and research into the inner workings of this amazing human organ.
● Human brain from Wikipedia.
● Human Brain - Google Images.
● How Your Brain Works from HowStuffWorks.
● Organs - Brain from BBC Science & Nature. Four areas of the brain: the cerebrum, the diencephalon, the brain stem and the cerebellum.
● She Brains - He Brains. Neuroscience for Kids. Differences in Total Brain Size, Differences in the Corpus Callosum, Differences in the Hypothalamus.
Flash Fabrica from Japan. Test your memory and find out how old is your brain. Click "START"; Wait for countdown 3, 2, 1; Memorize positions of numbers; Click circles from SMALLEST to BIGGEST number. Computer will tell you the age of your brain.
Superbrain Yoga. YouTube video, 4:18 min. Take your left hand, bring it across your body, hold and gently squeeze your right ear lobe, with thumb at the front of the ear lobe. Take your right hand, bring it across your body, hold and gently squeeze your left ear lobe, with thumb at the front of the ear lobe. Left arm must be INSIDE and right arm must be OUTSIDE. Inhale and squat down, exhale and stand up. Do 15-21 squats per session or for about a minute a day for 2 to 3 months to see effect.
● Modern discoverer of the SuperBrain Yoga technique is Master Choa Kok Sui.
● How to Do Super Brain Yoga by Alan Donahue, eHow.com.
● How to Do Superbrain Yoga from eHow.
15 Rules to Live By for Optimal Health by Jake of muscles.zone.
AllRefer Health. Medical resource provides comprehensive and authorative information and news on diseases, symptoms, tests, surgery, injuries, nutrition, medications, and poisons. Focuses on family and community health.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Contents: News, Travelers' Health (for travelers outside of U.S. with alerts about disease outbreaks), Health Topics A-Z (Fact sheets, disease prevention and health information), Publications, Data and Statistics, Training and Employment, CDC Prevention Guidelines, Hoaxes and Rumors, Links to Emerging Infectious Disease Journal, and MMWR - The Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report.
Child Health Advice. These guidelines (topics) are intended to help you determine how sick your child is and if you need to call your child's doctor. Their second purpose is to help you treat your child at home when it is safe to do so. IMPORTANT! Your doctor's advice and your good judgment should always take precedence over information in these guidelines.
Health Finder. Focus on health in the U.S. Links to Health Library (health information from A to Z), Health News, Today's Online Checkup, Just for You (health topics organized by age, by race and ethnicity, for men and women, and others), Health Care, Directory of Healthfinder® Organizations.
KidsHealth. One of the largest sites on the Web providing doctor-approved health information about children from before birth through adolescence. Includes hundreds of in-depth articles and features.
Medical and Health Sciences Libraries Online. Medical Assistant Guide. This directory of Online Medical/Health Sciences Library Resources is maintained by Region. Please choose your Region to jump to a list of links to Regional Library Resources. You can also add your library to this list by emailing: email@example.com
Medical / Health Sciences Libraries on the Web. Covers numerous links to major health centers, medical centers, health science libraries, etc. in almost all of the United States, plus US Territories, Australia, Canada, Germany, UK, Other countries.
Medscape.com. Offers health professionals medical health information and educational resources. Topics include: News, Treatment Updates, Clinical Management, Resource Centers, Practice Guidelines, Library, Patient Resources, Managed Care, and Multi-specialty Links.
Menopause and Menopause Treatments Fact Sheet. FAQs from National Women's Health Information Center, Office on Women's Health in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
Motivationaldoc. "Dr. Alan Mandell, a south Florida Chiropractor, has helped hundreds of thousands of people worldwide with his self-help videos to get well naturally, without the use of drugs, dangerous side effects, and invasive procedures. His years of experience through spinal bio-mechanics (the study of the mechanical laws relating to the movement or structure of living organisms) is what sets him apart from all others. His focus is working with spinal related conditions, as in forward head posture, rounded shoulders, neck pain, back pain, pinched nerve, disc herniation, bulging disc, osteoarthritis, headaches, and postural imbalances. He believes we should never underestimate the healing ability of our inner-selves. Through education, perseverance, love, and faith, every human being has the ability to excel with their healing powers."
● Dr Mandell's Self-Help Videos to Save You Time & Money. YouTube video, Published on Mar 9, 2017 by motivationaldoc. "Helping hundreds of thousands of people worldwide is my mission! Through my education and many years of experience I have developed many natural safe techniques to help the body repair and heal, without the dangerous side effects of medication." ~ Dr. Alan Mandell.
National Women's Health Resource Center (NWHRC): Women's Health Information. Not-for-Profit organization. Call toll-free: 1-877-986-9472. Conditions and Treatments A-Z - More than 100 conditions, diseases and women's health issues covered in depth. All content reviewed for medical accuracy by health care professionals.
NOAH - New York Online Access to Health: Health Topics.
● Physical Activities Guidelines for Americans.
● Dietary Guidelines for Americans.
● Health Topics, A-Z.
Office of Women's Health from U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Office of Women's Health Library includes links to Get the Facts - Fact Sheets available in both PDF and HTML text format, Menopause and Hormones, Diabetes Brochure, Osteoporosis: Are You at Risk? and more.
Patient Safety Network - A National Patient Safety Resource - continuously updated, annotated, and carefully selected collection of patient safety news, literature, tools, and resources from Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) in the United States. Safety Subjects include: Medication errors, Diagnostic errors, Post-operative surgical complications, etc.
Cholesterol from Better Health Channel, Victorian Government, Australia. Contents include: Cholesterol is essential, Two types of Cholesterol: Low density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol, High density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol, Cholesterol levels, How to avoid saturated fats, Diet and lifestyle tips to help reduce your cholesterol.
● Facts on Cholesterol from Eat Right Ontario. Cholesterol is a fat-like substance that is part of your body's cells and helps you make vitamin D and certain hormones. Where does cholesterol come from? Cholesterol is made in your liver. Cholesterol comes from the foods you eat. What are the two types of cholesterol?
● High Blood Cholesterol: What You Need to Know from National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI), National Institutes of Health (NIH).
● High Cholesterol. Symptoms and causes, diagnosis and treatment from Mayo Clinic.
● High cholesterol level (hypercholesterolaemia) from netdoctor.co.uk.
● What Your Cholesterol Levels Mean from American Heart Association.
● Keeping Cholesterol Under Control by John Henkel, from U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
● Guidelines for a Low Cholesterol, Low Saturated Fat Diet from UCSF Health. University of California at San Francisco (UCSF) Medical Center.
● High Cholesterol: Frequently Asked Questions from MedicineNet.
● Fats and Cholesterol from Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.
● Cholesterol Information. Commercial site but includes useful information on Cholesterol: Lower Cholesterol, Cholesterol Levels, Cholesterol and Food, Cholesterol and Diet, Cholesterol and Recipes, Triglycerides.
Dietary Guidelines for Americans. Guidelines provide authoritative advice for people two years and older about how good dietary habits can promote health and reduce risk for major diseases.
Food and Nutrition Information Center from United States Department of Agriculture National Agricultural Library. Contents: Dietary Guidance; Lifecycle Nutrition; Diet and Health; Surveys, Reports and Research; Food Composition; Professional and Career Resources; Food Safety; Dietary Supplements; Food Labeling; Nutrition Assistance Programs; FNIC Frequently Asked Questions; Quick Links for Educators; Health Professionals and Researchers.
Healthy Eating from BetterHealth.vic.gov.au.
Kinetic.com. Resource for raising a healthy child. Bright Papers and FAQs provide facts about children and physical activity, healthy eating and self-esteem. Site includes games and quizzes, tells kids cool stuff about how the body works, how eating right helps children play better and feel good.
Mayo Clinic: Dietary supplements: Using vitamin and mineral supplements wisely, Herbal supplements: What to know before you buy.
Fast Food Nutrition Facts Calculator. How many calories and fat are you getting from fast food? From Pediatrics.About.com
Harvey's Allergen Guide and Harvey\'s Nutrition & Allergy Information Pamphlet - Canadian.
McDonald's Canada: Nutrition Calculator.
Wendy's Nutrition Fact Calculations for United States or Canada. Use Wendy's nutrition calculator to add up the calories, weight watchers points and other nutrition facts for your meal.
Human Nutrition. Nutrition and Consumer Protection from Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). Contents include: Human nutrition - Profiles by country: Africa, Asia & South East Pacific, Latin America & the Caribbean, and Near East, Food safety and quality - Safety and quality assurance, Food chain, Good hygiene practices, and more.
Nutrition in the Fast Lane. Info on 2,400 menu items offered by over 50 of the most popular national fast-food and casual dining restaurant chains. Restaurants are listed alphabetically. At the top of each restaurant page are guides to various nutrition facts about each menu item.
Sport Nutrition Resources from Coaching Association of Canada. Search database of Nutrition Tips. Includes Tips and Tools - Search database of 14 Nutrition Categories, e.g. Nutrition - Adolescents - All Sports - All Years, or other Nutrition Categories.
Top diets review for 2016 - Live Well - NHS Choices from NHS.uk (National Health Service of United Kingdom). Review by British Dietetic Association (BDA) of some of the most popular diets. Pros and cons of 5:2 diet, Dukan diet, Paleo diet, New Atkins diet, Alkaline diet, Cambridge diet, South Beach diet, Slimming World diet, Slim-Fast diet, LighterLife diet, WeightWatchers diet, Rosemary Conley diet.
Trans Fat from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. See also:
● Trans Fat Overview from American Heart Association. Effective Jan. 1, 2006, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) requires food companies to list trans fat content separately on the Nutrition Facts panel of all packaged foods. Trans fat (also called trans fatty acids) is formed when liquid vegetable oils go through a chemical process called hydrogenation, in which hydrogen is added to make the oils more solid. Hydrogenated vegetable fats are used by food processors because they allow longer shelf-life and give food desirable taste, shape, and texture.
● Trans Fat from American Heart Association.
● Frequently Asked Questions About Fats from American Heart Association.
● Trans Fats: the stealth killers by Joyce DiBenedetto-Colton, Earth Save Miami.
● Denmark sees 70% fall in cardiovascular disease deaths from EurActiv.com, May 6, 2014. "In 2003, Denmark became the first country in the world to ban this kind of trans fat. Research has shown that eating more than five grams of trans fats per day increases the risk of cardiovascular disease ..."
● Shining the Spotlight on Trans Fats from Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. Includes Tips for Lowering Trans Fat Intake: Choose liquid vegetable oils. Avoid eating commercially prepared baked foods (cookies, pies, donuts, etc.), snack foods, and processed foods, including fast foods. To avoid trans fats in restaurants, one strategy is to avoid deep-fried foods and desserts.
Vegetarian FAQ from International Vegetarian Union (IVU).
The Vegetarian/Vegan Society of Queensland! Australia Popular Forum Articles, Vegetarian and Vegan Recipes, Nutrition Articles: Iron: The Myths and the Facts, What Every Vegan Should Know About Vitamin B12, Healthy Vegetarian/Vegan Eating, What to Eat Instead of Meat, plus Resources, Religion and Spirituality.
Vitamins and Nutrition Center. A Vitamin Information Center. Explore the latest vitamins research, detailed profiles on every vitamin, what to look for in a multivitamin, and what to look for when evaluating vitamins.
Health and Safety from Ontario Ministry of Labour. "All workers have the right to return home each day safe and sound." Prevention. Preventing workplace illness and injury. Safe At Work Ontario is the Ministry of Labour's strategy for enforcing the Occupational Health and Safety Act.
● Workers Health and Safety Centre. FAQ. Worker Rights and Duties. Workplace Health & Safety Representation. C-45 (Criminal Negligence Legislation). Occupational Injuries, Disease and Death. Health & Safety Hazards and Controls, and more.
● Health and Safety Field Guide in English. Free download of this 116-page Pocket Guide also available in French or Spanish.
● Health and Safety Toolbox. Published by the Health and Safety Executive, UK. Packed with simple, straightforward advice, this publication covers the most common workplace hazards. It shows how most small to medium-sized businesses can put measures in place to control the risks. Easy to use, it will help you comply with the law and prevent workplace accidents and ill health.
The Best Free Workout Videos on YouTube by GREATIST, Jan 18, 2015.
Exercise Library from American Council on Exercise (ACE), the largest nonprofit fitness certification and education provider in the world. Choose from numerous specific exerices for Agility/Balance, Arms, Back, Chest, Core, Legs, Shoulders. Illustrated with photographs.
Free Full Length Workout Videos 2013-2014 from FitnessBlender. 256 videos. Last updated Apr 17, 2017.
History of Fitness by Lance C. Dalleck, M.S. and Len Kravitz, Ph.D., University of New Mexico.
The Health Consequences of Involuntary Exposure to Tobacco Smoke: A Report of the Surgeon General, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. June 27, 2006. Fact Sheets include:
● What Is Secondhand Smoke?
● Secondhand Smoke Is Toxic and Poisonous
● Children are Hurt by Secondhand Smoke, and more.
The Health Consequences of Smoking: A Report of the Surgeon General of the United States. May 27, 2004.
On the Road to Quitting: Guide to becoming a non-smoker for young adults from Health Canada, Tobacco Control Program:
● Factsheets About Tobacco
● Smoking and Your Body
● Tobacco Products Information Regulations - Toxic emissions - Fact: Tobacco smoke contains over 4000 chemicals, including 50 carcinogens that are released when a cigarette is smoked.
● Second-Hand Smoke, and more.
Quit Smoking Now from Smokefree.gov. Online Guide to Quitting, Thinking About Quitting, Preparing to Quit, Quitting, Staying Quit, Talk to an Expert Who Can Help.
Smoking Among College Students from Maryville University. Reasons Why College Students Smoke. Smoking Risk Factors in a College Setting. Effects of Smoking (Both Well-Known and Relatively Unknown). The Fast Impact of Quitting Smoking. Options to Help You Quit.
Smoking Tobacco Facts Death & Cancer. Very graphic site,
not for the faint of heart. Contents:
● Epidemology: Tobacco Kills!!!
● Cost to Society
● Dangers of Tobacco
● Larynx Cancer (graphically illustrated complete with sound, plus laryngeal biopsy video)
● Oral Cancer
● Secondhand Smoke (includes video)
● Tobacco Withdrawal
● Origins of Tobacco, and more.
Stop Smoking Center. This forum is moderated by health care professionals. You must register to participate in discussion groups. Registration is free. Related resources:
● Fagerstrom Test for Nicotine Dependence from National Drug Research Institute (NDRI), Australia.
● View All Quitting Success Stories from the Lung Association.
TIPS - Tobacco Information and Prevention Source from Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Contents include:
● Smoking and Tobacco Use: Data and Statistics
● Useful Resources to Quit Smoking, and more.
Tobacco Atlas by Michael Eriksen, Judith Mackay and Hana Ross. Contents include: History of Tobacco, Types of Tobacco Use, Male, Female & Youth Smoking, Cigarette Consumption, Health Risks, Passive Smoking, Deaths, Costs of Tobacco, Costs to the Economy, Costs to the Smoker, The Tobacco Trade, Growing Tobacco, Manufacturing Tobacco, Tobacco Companies, Tobacco Trade, Smuggling, Tobacco Industry Promotion, Internet Sales, Smokers' Rights Organizations, Legislation: Smoke-Free Areas, Advertising Bans, Health Warnings, Quitting, Litigation, World Tables, Demographics of Tobacco (tables in PDF, 4 pages).
Free clinic from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. "A free clinic is a medical facility offering community healthcare on a free or very low-cost basis in countries with marginal or no universal health care . . . In the US, almost all free clinics provide care for acute, non-emergent conditions."
The Free Clinic Movement: America's Best-Kept Healthcare Secret. An Expert Interview With Nicole Lamoureux, Executive Director of the National Association of Free and Charitable Clinics. By Lee D. Jacobs, MD; Nicole D. Lamoureux, MA, Disclosures, September 17, 2012. "Free or charitable clinics are 501(c)(3) organizations that use staff and volunteers to provide a range of medical services to economically disadvantaged individuals. Free and charitable clinics restrict eligibility for their services to individuals who are uninsured or underinsured, and/or have limited or no access to primary, specialty, or prescription healthcare."
National Association of Free Clinics (NAFC). Find a free clinic in your area, search by state. The only nonprofit 501c(3) organization in the United States. Volunteer workforce of doctors, dentists, nurses, therapists, pharmacists, nurse practitioners, technicians and other health care professionals.
Public health from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
Public Opinion About Public Health - United States, 1999.
5 common causes of electrical fires from FireRescue1, 24 July 2020. There are approximately 24,000 electrical fires per year, per the U.S. Fire Administration.
Fire Classes from Wikipedia. American - Fuel/Heat source:
● Class A - Ordinary combustibles
● Class B - Flammable liquids, Flammable gases
● Class C - Electrical equipment
● Class D - Combustible metals
● Class K - Cooking oil or fat
Fire Marshall Bill in National Fire Safety Week Jim Carrey. Funny YouTube video, 4:28 min.
Fire Prevention & Safety Checklist. Be Red Cross Ready.
Fire Prevention from Health & Safety Authority (HSA). The safest way to deal with fire is to prevent it. Under Section 19 of the Safety, Health and Welfare at Work Act 2005 (the 2005 Act) every employer shall identify hazards, assess risks and have a written risk assessment, including any unusual or other risks.
● At Home Fire Safety Guide from PrimeWeld. Contents inclde: What Causes House Fires? Most Common House Fire Causes (and Locations): Kitchen, Bathroom, Garage, Bedrooms. Most Common Times for House Fires. House Fire Deaths and Costs. Home Fire Safety Tips. Home Fire Preparedness. What to Do in Case of a Fire. Garage and Shop Fire Safety. Home Fire Safety FAQ.
● Safety Tip Sheets from National Fire Protection Association (NFPA).
● Fire prevention and safety for your home from City of Calgary. Fire safety begins at home. Take some time to review these fire prevention basics with your family to ensure that everyone in your home knows how to prevent fire, as well as what to do in case of a fire. The three basic things you should do are: 1. Hunt for home hazards. 2. Plan and practice your escape plan. 3. Test your smoke alarms.
● Fire Safety, Prevention and Fighting Training. YouTube video, 17:07 min. Published Oct 23, 2014 by badfishcastle. "Threats to fire safety are referred to as fire hazards. A fire hazard may include a situation that increases the likelihood a fire may start or may impede escape in the event a fire occurs."
● Fire Prevention 24/7. YouTube video, 9:12 min. Uploaded on Dec 21, 2010 by VictorFireDepartment. This is a fire prevention video created by local college students with the support of the Victor Fire Department in Victor, NY.
Fire Safety from KidsHealth.
Fire Safety from Staying Alive. Statistics show that your life will be affected by fire three times, either through personal experience or the experiences of family and friends. Tragedy can be prevented by awareness and vigilance. Home Escape Plans, Household Safety, Fire Safety Checklist
Fire Safety at Home by Nancy Parker, Free Safety Training. Fire is hot. Fire is dark. Fire is fast. Fire is deadly. Fire will not only burn your house but can also burn your clothes and skin in less than 10 seconds. Article also provides Tips for Preventing a Residential Fire.
Fire Safety in Construction from Health and Safety
Executive (HSE), UK. Guidance for clients, designers and those managing and carrying out construction work involving significant fire risks. The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) is a UK government agency responsible for the encouragement, regulation and enforcement of workplace health, safety and welfare, and for research into occupational risks in Great Britain. ~ Wikipedia
"Although the construction industry's performance has improved over the past decade, the rates of death, serious injury and ill health for construction site workers are still too high. When construction activities are not adequately controlled, children and other members of the public can also be killed or injured, and property adjacent to construction sites be put at risk ...
The guidance will be extremely useful to all those who have a role in the development, management and application of fire safety standards on construction sites, i.e. clients, designers, contractors and CDM co-ordinators."
● How to Improve Fire Prevention on Construction Sites by Carlos Hazbun, Builders Risk, Fire Detection, Fire Prevention. Topics include: Common Fire Risks for Construction Sites, Construction Site Fire Prevention.
"Constructions site safety is a 24?7 task, and one of the top factors is the risk of fire. Fires may start for many reasons, from deliberate actions or negligence to issues with equipment or wiring, to natural causes like lightning. A comprehensive, multi-layered approach can reduce risk and speed up the response time in the event a blaze erupts on your construction site.
Buildings under construction represent some unique risks. Fire protection systems - alarms, sprinklers etc. - are not in place until later in the build. Unfinished structures may house combustible materials and be exposed to the weather. Trash may accumulate from the building and the surrounding area, leading to piles of combustible materials in unexpected places. At the same time, access control can be challenging with many people coming and going from a site. All of these factors play a role in construction fire prevention."
Fire Safety Tips for Kids (and Parents) from ContractorQuotes.us. Site includes an Ultimate Safety Guide for Young Families: Facts About Fires in the U.S. as well as Universal Fire Prevention and Fire Preparedness Steps for Kids and Parents.
Fire Safety Tip Sheets from National Fire Protection Association (NFPA). Free safety tip sheets on a variety of fire and life safety topics.
Fire Safety Video. YouTube, 2:47 min. Test fire provided by the New York City Fire Department (FDNY) - Learn how quickly a fire can spread.
Fire Science Career. Site includes genuine researched information on Fire Science Degree, Certificate, and Online Programs, EMS Training and Certifications, Interview Questions, Salary, Scholarships, Firefighters Exam and Practice Tests, and additional safety resources.
Kitchen Oil Fire. YouTube video, 0:35 min.
Consumer Reports Best Buy Drugs - Pharmacy Buying Gu
ide. A free public education website to help consumers in the United States save money on medicines. Reports compare a
variety of prescription drugs on price, effectiveness and safety to help consumers and their doctors identify the
most effective and affordable medicines.
● Drug Index A-Z. Specific, targeted drug information is available for both consumers and healthcare professionals on over 24,000 prescription and over the counter medicines available primarily in the USA.
CVS Pharmacy. Drug Information and Prescription Drug Information Center. Find a Minute Clinic near you. Drug Information Center. Get drug facts for prescriptions, non-prescription medications, vitamins and supplements. Plus, check drug interactions, identify pills and create your personal medicine list.
DailyMed - Current Medication Information from National Library of Medicine (NLM). DailyMed provides high quality information about marketed drugs in the United States. Currently, this site contains 1288 approved prescription drugs. Info provided with each drug includes: Description, Clinical Pharmacology, Indications & Usage, Contraindications, Warnings, Precautions, Adverse Reactions, Dosage & Administration, How Supplied. You can report adverse drug effects or reactions to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
Drug Guide from Yahoo! Health. Select a drug name from A-Z, or 0-9. Information provided by Healthwise. Includes Top 50 Drugs.
DrugRatingz.com. Drug Reviews and Ratings. A site where patients rate the prescription drugs they take. Find real, independent ratings, reviews and recommendations for prescription drugs, medications and pharmaceuticals.
Drugs.com. Drug information online. Prescription Drugs - Information, Interactions & Side Effects. Prescription drug information and news for professionals and consumers. Search drug database for comprehensive prescription and patient information on 24,000 drugs online.
Drugs@FDA from U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Site contains a Catalog of FDA Approved Drug Products including prescription and over-the-counter human drugs currently approved and tentatively approved for sale in the United States. Search for official information about FDA approved brand name and generic drugs by Drug Name or Active Ingredient, or Browse by Drug Name A-Z, 0-9, or use Advanced Search Options. For general drug information: Call 301-827-4573 or 888-INFO-FDA (1-888-463-6332), or E-mail your questions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Drug Interactions Checker from Drugs.com.
● Drug Interaction Checker from Medscape.
● Drug Interaction Checker from WebMD.
● Drug Interaction Checker from RxList. Pharmacy Author: Omudhome Ogbru, PharmD. Medical and Pharmacy Editor: Jay W. Marks, MD. Site provides Drug Interaction Categories: Contraindicated (Never use this combination of drugs because of high risk for dangerous interaction), Serious (Potential for serious interaction; regular monitoring by your doctor required or alternate medication may be needed), Significant (Potential for significant interaction - monitoring by your doctor is likely required), Minor (Interaction is unlikely, minor, or nonsignificant).
● Drug Interaction Checker from Drugs.com.
drugstore.com. Includes detailed drug information and prices of numerous common medications. Features include: Fill your prescription online, Ask your pharmacist, Beauty and spa, Nutrition and wellness, Personal care, Medical reference with information on hundreds of ills and conditions from A to Z, and more.
Electronic Orange Book. Approved Drug Products with Therapeutic Equivalence Evaluations. This database shows you the approved generic counterpart to prescription drugs or over-the-counter drugs. This U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) site provides consumers with information about federally approved generic equivalents of drugs. Search by Active Ingredient, by Applicant Holder, by Proprietary Name, by Application Number, or by Patent.
Drug Finder in the United States. Search for Your Prescription Drug Across All Medicare Part D or Medicare Advantage Plans
Drug Information from Express Scripts. Type in a Drug Name to search by condition or drug category. To search for a particular drug name, select 'Search by condition' or 'Search by drug category' and a list of drug names will be presented.
MedBroadcast.com: Drug Info - Prescription Drug Info powered by MediResource™. Information on Canadian prescription drugs. Find out about how your medication works, right way to take it, when you shouldn't take it, possible side effects, what drugs shouldn't be taken together, and more. All medications have both common (generic) and brand names.
Over-the-Counter Medicines from MedlinePlus. Drugs, Supplements, and Herbal Information. Drug Information: Browse by first letter of generic or brand name drug; Herbs and Supplements: Browse by first letter of herb or supplement.
RxList: The Internet Drug Index. Includes over 4500 medications,
Drug Interaction Checker (check compatibility of all prescription and OTC drugs), Ask the Pharmacist, Drug
FAQs, Patient Monographs (search for information on over 1,500 popular drugs), Taber's Medical
Encyclopedia (search for over 53,000 definitions), and RxLaughs (jokes).
● Drugs A-Z List.
Trillium Drug Plan Deductible Calculator for Ontario, Canada. Estimate the cost of your annual deductible.
What to Do When Pharmacy Gives the Wrong Prescription from Brown & Brothers Law Firm. Causes of Pharmacy Errors, Risks of Pharmacy Errors. See also Information About Wrong Medication or Overdose Cases.
Acupuncture Information from National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM). "Acupuncture is one of the oldest, most commonly used medical procedures in the world. Originating in China moe than 2,000 years ago, acupuncture became widely known in the United States in 1971 when New York Times reporter James Reston wrote about how doctors in Beijing, China, used needles to ease his abdominal pain after surgery. Research shows that acupuncture is beneficial in treating a variety of health conditions ..." Includes a Glossary of Terms.
Acupuncture, A Brief Introduction by Jeffrey A. Singer, with illustration. What is Acupuncture and how does it work? Very brief version, illustrated. Ear Acupuncture by Heather Schiffke.
Acupuncture & Chinese Medicine Basics from Acufinder.com. Includes: How does acupuncture work? (Eastern explanation and Western explanation). What is the history of acupuncture and Asian Medicine? What can acupuncture treat? How many treatments will I need? How deep do acupuncture needles go? How do I choose an acupuncturist? What do the initials after the acupuncturists name stand for? What are the different styles of acupuncture? Are there risks or side effects to acupuncture? Acupuncture Topics.
Acupuncture Facts from Los Angeles Chinese Learning Center. Contents: What is Acupuncture? History of Acupuncture, Ancient Acupuncture Theories, Modern Views on Acupuncture, Mechanisms of Action, Side Effects of Acupuncture, Limits, Choosing an Acupuncturist, Does Acupuncture Hurt? Is Acupuncture Safe? Commonly Used Acupuncture Point, Acupuncturists.
American Music Therapy Association: What Is Music Therapy, Who can benefit from music therapy? What is the history of music therapy as a health care profession? and other FAQs.
● FAQs from MTABC. Where can I study music therapy? How much can a music therapy session cost? What are the career opportunities for music therapists in Canada and the United States? Funding for children with autism. Funding for head injury. Other possible sources of funding.
● Frequently Asked Interview Questions about Music Therapy from The Rhythm Tree.
● Frequently Asked Questions About Music Therapy from Music Therapy Association of Ontario (MTAO).
● How Music Helps with Mental Health - Mind Boosting Benefits of Music Therapy by Will Tottle, My Audio Sound. A very comprehensive blog in 7 parts:
● Part 1. Music Therapy: What it is and its General Impact
● Part 2. Mental Health Statistics and Support
● Part 3. How Music Can Help Mental Health
● Part 4. How Music Can Help the Elderly
● Part 5. How Music Can Help Children
● Part 6. Best Music for Mental Health
● Part 7. How to Start Music Therapy
● Music Therapy FAQs from MusicWorx, San Diego's leader of full-spectrum music therapy services. What is Music Therapy? What can Music Therapy achieve? Why is Music Therapy effective? Who are MusicWorx Clients? Can healthy individuals benefit from Music Therapy? Is Music Therapy covered by medical insurance? What is the History of the Music Therapy field? What research supports Music Therapy?
● What Is a Music Therapist from Music Therapy Association of British Columbia (MTABC). How Does Music Therapy Work? How to Become a Music Therapist. How to Support a Music Therapist. Find a Music Therapist. Hiring Guidelines.
Canadian Association for Music Therapy. Brief History of Music Therapy, Definition, Benefits of Music Therapy, Music Therapists, and more.
See also 616.9 Communicable diseases.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Includes Infectious Disease Information from National Center for Infectious Diseases.
Diseases from Government of Canada. A-Z list of topics from Acoustic neuroma to Zika virus. Find information, tools and facts about symptoms, risks and how to prevent, treat and manage human diseases and illnesses.
Diseases and Conditions. Popular Health Topics A-Z from Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
Diseases - A-Z Infectious Diseases from Health Canada. Topics include: Anthrax, Avian Influenza, Cholera, Clostridium difficile (C. difficile), Dengue, Diphtheria, Ebola virus disease, Escherichia coli (E. coli), Hepatitis A, B, C, D, G, HIV/AIDS, Human Papillomavirus (HPV), Influenza (flu), Japanese Encephalitis, Listeria monocytogenes, Lyme Disease, Malaria, Measles, Meningococcal, Mumps, Noroviruses, Pertussis (Whooping Cough), Plague, Pneumococcal, Poliomyelitis, Q Fever, Rabies, Ringworm, Rubella, SARS, Salmonella, Scarlet Fever, Sexually Transmitted Infections (STI), Shingles (Herpes Zoster), Smallpox, Tetanus, Tuberculosis (TB), Typhoid, West Nile virus, Yellow Fever, Zika virus, and others.
● Public Health Fact Sheets from Region of Peel, ON. Topics include: Fifth Disease, Head Lice, Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C, Influenza, Measles (rubeola), SARS (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome), West Nile Virus.
Escherichia coli from Wikipedia.
Global Health Facts from Kaiser Family Foundation (KFF).
Health A-Z from WebMD. List of diseases: Allergies, Arthritis, Asthma, Back Pain, Breast Cancer, Depression, Diabetes, Heart Disease, Migraines, etc.
HEALTHMap: Global Disease Alert Map. Children's Hospital Informatics Program, Harvard-MIT Division of Health Sciences & Technology. Zoom to region: North America, South America, Europe, Africa, Mideast, Asia. Site provides a comprehensive view of the current global state of infectious diseases and their effect on human and animal health.
MayoClinic.com: Diseases and Conditions. Reference articles on diseases and conditions. Select a disease from A-Z, learn about signs and symptoms, causes, risk factors, when to seek medical advice, screening and diagnosis, complications, treatments, prevention, self-care, coping strategies, complementary and alternative medicine.
The Office Worker's Guide to Staying Healthy in the Workplace by Charles Labs of www.247inktoner.com. Topics include: The Office and Germs: An Infectious Breeding Ground, Where are the Germs and How Can You Avoid Them?
Emergency and First Aid from HealthyWorld Online.
First Aid. 224 pages in PDF. Field Manual No. 4-25.11 from U.S. Department of the Army, Navy and Air Force, Washington, D.C. 23 Dec. 2002. See also First Aid - Online Army Study Guide - Flash Cards.
First Aid and Injuries Center from eMedicineHealth. First Aid, Injury, and Emergency Related Resources. First Aid and Injury Articles. First Aid and Injuries Medications, First Aid and Injuries Images and Slideshows, First Aid and Injuries Quizzes, First Aid and Injuries News, First Aid and Injuries A-Z List: Complete Listing of Emergency Related Information.
First Aid and Safety from KidsHealth. Child safety is of top priority. Articles on Emergencies: What to Do, Home Safety and First Aid, Safety Away From Home, Outdoors and Seasonal Safety. Includes What Do I Do? Instruction Sheets, Emergency Contact Sheet, and more.
First-Aid Guide from MayoClinic. Topics covered include: Animal bites, Blisters, Chest pain, Electrical shock, Fever, Frostbite, Hypothermia, Insect bites and stings, Motion sickness, Nosebleeds, Poisoning, Snakebites, Toothache, and many more.
First Aid Kits. Includes First Aid Articles, Home and Travel First Aid Kits, How to Make a First Aid Kit, How to Use a First Aid Kit, What to Put in Your Household Kit, What to Put in Your Travel Kit, from eMedicineHealth.
Free Online First Aid Courses. Firstaidforfree.com offers free online first aid and CPR courses. Once course is completed, user can download a free first aid and CPR certificate. Must register first.
Skin Disorders by Katherine Brind'Amour, Medically Reviewed by University of Illinois-Chicago, College of Medicine on April 16, 2016. Common skin conditions include: moles, acne, hives, chickenpox, eczema, rosacea, seborrheic dermatitis, psoriasis, vitiligo, impetigo, warts, skin cancer. Symptoms, causes, Treating skin disorders, Preventing skin disorders.
Snakebites: First aid from Mayo Clinic.
● Snake bites from MedlinePlus. Follow these steps to provide first aid: 1. Keep the person calm. 2. Remove any rings or constricting items, because the affected area may swell. 3. If the area of the bite begins to swell and change color, the snake was probably venomous. 4. Monitor the person's vital signs. 5. Get medical help right away.
● Snakebite Treatment from WebMD.
First Aid: Spider Bites by Rod Brouhard, EMT-P - Reviewed by a board-certified physician. Updated July 20, 2016. Spider Bite Symptoms, Pictures, and Treatment. Venomous (or Poisonous) Spiders.
● First Aid: Brown Recluse Bites by Rod Brouhard, EMT-P - Reviewed by a board-certified physician. Updated July 25, 2016. How to Tell if You Were Bitten by the Dreaded Brown Recluse. Symptoms of a Brown Recluse Bite, Treatment for a Brown Recluse Bite.
Using downtime at work to combat hand and wrist tension from Toronto Star, thestar.com. YuMee Chung shares yoga poses that are easy to add to your daily life. Today: Come Hither Hands helps prevent damage caused by repetitive motion. (Repetitive Strain Injury)
RadiologyInfo - The radiology information resource for patients. Site developed jointly by American College of Radiology and Radiological Society of North America. Contents include: Diagnostic radiology, Interventional Radiology, Mammography, Nuclear Medicine, X-ray - Radiography, Interventional Radiology, Radiation Therapy.
Society of Interventional Radiology. Patient Center. Find a Doctor (Interventional Radiologist) in the United States.
5 medication-free strategies to help prevent heart disease. Published by Editorial Staff, Human and Health, May 6, 2013. 1. Quit smoking. 2. Exercise regularly for 30 minutes. 3. Eat heart-healthy foods. 4. Maintain a healthy weight. 5. Go for Health Screenings Regularly: Blood pressure, Cholesterol levels, Diabetes screening.
Best Solutions for Preventing Heart Attacks by Dr. Peter W. Kujtan, B.Sc., M.D., Ph.D.
Breakthrough towards the natural control of cardiovascular disease, Dr. Matthias Rath, 22-4-2015. YouTube video, 33:42 min. Published on May 1, 2015 by RathFoundation. Netherlands, Maastricht. "PRESS RELEASE: End of heart disease now possible - New study proves atherosclerosis is early form of scurvy. Scientists at the Dr. Rath Research Institute in California have published a groundbreaking study in the American Journal of Cardiovascular Disease proving that heart disease is an early form of the vitamin C deficiency disease scurvy. Building on a discovery made by Dr. Matthias Rath in the early 1990s, this publication deals a major blow to the cholesterol theory of heart disease and the pharmaceutical industry's associated $30 billion annual sales in patented cholesterol-lowering statin drugs."
Online access: Original Article: Hypoascorbemia induces atherosclerosis and vascular deposition of lipoprotein(a) in transgenic mice by John Cha, Aleksandra Niedzwiecki, Matthias Rath. Dr. Rath Research Institute, Santa Clara, CA USA. Published March 31, 2015.
Dr. Rath Health Foundation: http://www4.dr-rath-foundation.org/
Can lifestyle changes reverse coronary heart disease? The Lifestyle Heart Trial by Ornish D, et al. Abstract. Pacific Presbyterian Medical Center, Sausalito, CA.
Combating Heart Disease: Healthy Heart Advocacy & Education by Omaida Bichara and Lynell Ross, EduMed. "It is important to recognize that heart disease is largely preventable and greatly modifiable." Contents: Heart Disease: Types, Causes and Symptoms, Treating and Fighting Heart Disease, Careers and Degrees in Heart Care, Advice from an Expert, Additional Resources: Blood tests for heart disease, Exercise and Cardiovascular Health, Getting heart healthy: The missing ingredient, Heart-healthy diet: 8 steps to prevent heart disease ...
Diet and Lifestyle Changes Prevent Heart Disease, Cancer, Diabetes and Alzheimer's. Posted by John Phillip, Optimal Health Resource. "Lifestyle therapies that include proper nutrition, stress management, regular physical activity and maintaining a healthy body weight are key elements in the prevention and treatment of many chronic diseases. Heart disease, diabetes, cancer, stroke and dementia are all strongly influenced by fine tuning diet with plenty of raw organic foods and taking advantage of regular moderate physical activity."
Effect of lifestyle on death and disease from Bandolier, University of Oxford, Medicine.ox.ac.uk. Bandolier, an independent journal about evidence-based healthcare, is written by Oxford scientists, (RAM and HJM). See also: Bandolier Knowledge - Alphabetical Listing, from Acute pain to Women's health.
Healthy Lifestyle Halves Heart Failure Risk by Jennifer Warner, WebMD Health News, Reviewed by Elizabeth Klodas, MD, FACC. "Men who follow a healthy lifestyle may cut their risk of heart failure in half. Researchers say it's the first time a large study has shown that modifiable lifestyle factors, such as diet, exercise, alcohol use, and smoking, can have a significant impact on the lifetime risk of congestive heart failure."
Heart Disease Facts from Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). What is heart disease? What are the symptoms of heart disease? What are the risk factors for heart disease? What is cardiac rehabilitation? Know Your Risk for Heart Disease. Prevent Heart Disease. Heart Disease Statistics and Maps. Heart Disease Resources for Patients and for Health Professionals.
Heart Disease Symptoms and Causes from Mayo Clinic. The Mayo Clinic identifies the following conditions as heart disease: coronary artery disease, heart failure, arrhythmia (such as atrial fibrillation), and congenital heart defects.
Symptoms of heart disease can include:
Chest pain, chest tightness, chest pressure and chest discomfort (angina),
Shortness of breath,
Pain, numbness, weakness or coldness in your legs or arms if the blood vessels in those parts of your body are narrowed,
Pain in the neck, jaw, throat, upper abdomen or back.
Common risk factors for heart disease include: being overweight, being inactive, smoking tobacco, eating a high-fat, high-sodium, and high-carbohydrate diet, having diabetes mellitus, having high blood pressure, having high cholesterol, having a family history of heart disease.
Heart Failure: Lifestyle Changes. Reviewed by Harvey Simon, MD, Associate Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School; Physician, Massachusetts General Hospital. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M., Inc. "Up to half of patients hospitalized for heart failure are back in the hospital within 6 months. Many people return because of lifestyle factors, such as poor diet, failure to comply with medications, and social isolation."
How Does Obesity Cause Heart Disease? From LIVESTRONG.com.
How to Prevent and Control Coronary Heart Disease Risk Factors from National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI), National Institutes of Health (NIH).
Lifestyle and home remedies by Mayo Clinic staff. How you live your life affects the health of your heart. Don't smoke, Avoid second-hand smoke, Check your blood pressure and cholesterol levels, Get regular medical checkups, Exercise regularly, Maintain a healthy weight, Eat a heart-healthy diet, Manage diabetes, Control stress, If you drink alcohol, do so in moderation.
Lifestyle Changes for Heart Attack Prevention from American Heart Association. Stop smoking, Choose good nutrition, Reduce blood cholesterol, Lower high blood pressure, Be physically active every day, Aim for a healthy weight, Manage diabetes, Reduce stress, and Limit alcohol.
Lifestyle diseases from Wikipedia. "Lifestyle diseases ... appear to increase in frequency as countries become more industrialized and people live longer. They can include Alzheimer's disease, atherosclerosis, asthma, cancer, chronic liver disease or cirrhosis, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Type 2 diabetes, heart disease, metabolic syndrome, Crohn's disease nephritis or chronic renal failure, osteoporosis, stroke, depression and obesity."
More Evidence in Favor of Healthy Lifestyle in Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease. Science News from ScienceDaily.
My 7-Point Program for Preventing Heart Disease by Dr. Jonny Bowden (PhD in holistic nutrition), the Nutrition Myth Buster | Blog, Cholesterol & Heart Health, Everything Else.
Obesity and Heart Disease by Robert H. Eckel, MD. A Statement for Healthcare Professionals from the Nutrition Committee, American Heart Association, in Circulation.
Preventing Cardiovascular Diseases - Including Heart Disease, Stroke, Transient Ischaemic Attack (TIA) and Peripheral Vascular Disease from Patient.co.uk. "The root cause of most cases of cardiovascular disease is a build-up of atheroma - a fatty deposit within the inside lining of arteries. Lifestyle factors that reduce the risk of forming atheroma and developing cardiovascular diseases include: not smoking, choosing healthy foods, a low salt intake, regular physical activity, keeping your weight and waist size down, and drinking alcohol in moderation."
Prevention of Coronary Heart Disease by Diet and Lifestyle by Daan Kromhout, PhD, MPH; Alessandro Menotti, MD, PhD; Hugo Kesteloot, MD, PhD; Susana Sans, MD, PhD. From Circulation.
Primary Prevention of Coronary Heart Disease in Women Through Diet and Lifestyle by Meir Stampfer, M.D., et al. The New England Journal of Medicine. July 6, 2000. N Engl J Med 2000; 343:16-22.
13 crazy facts about the common cold by Melissa Breyer, Living / Health, October 12, 2015.
19 Ways to Prevent and Treat Colds and Flu by Megan Hirt, Mother Earth News, Jan. 2013. Stay well this winter with these proven strategies for preventing colds and flu, and some simple, natural cold and flu remedies.
ABC News OnCall+ Cold & Flu Center. Find answers to questions on colds and the flu. Answers provided by medical experts from prestigious medical centers in the United States.
American Lung Association: Influenza Fact Sheet.
Avian influenza from World Health Organization (WHO). Avian influenza is an infectious disease of birds caused by type A strains of the influenza virus. The disease, which was first identified in Italy more than 100 years ago, occurs worldwide.
Basic Information About Avian Influenza (Bird Flu) from U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
Common Cold. Understanding Colds (e.g. What a Common Cold Is, How Cold Virus Infection Occurs, What Causes Cold Symptoms), Treatment, Complications, and Prevention, as well as some Myths of the Common Cold.
Common Cold. Info from MedlinePlus.
Common cold from Wikipedia. Common cold is a viral infectious disease of the upper respiratory tract that primarily affects the nose. The throat, sinuses, and voice box may also be affected ... Well over 200 virus strains are implicated in the cause of the common cold; the rhinoviruses are the most common ... There is no vaccine for the common cold ... The common cold is the most frequent infectious disease in humans.
Common Colds: Symptoms, Treatments, Prevention from Medical News Today. The common cold is a viral infectious disease that infects the upper respiratory system. It is also known as acute viral rhinopharyngitis, or acute coryza. Being the most common infectious disease in humans, the cold is mainly caused by coronaviruses or rhinoviruses. The human body can never build up resistance to all the viruses that can cause the common cold.
Dr. Kujtan's Medical Matters: What Is the Difference between a Cold and the Flu?
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Flu (influenza): Symptoms and treatment. Diseases and conditions from Health Canada. See also: Fact sheet: Know the flu facts, Causes of flu (influenza), Symptoms of flu (influenza), Treatment of flu (influenza), Risks and Prevention of flu, Flu clinics and resources from across Canada.
Flu Shot FAQ from Rexall.
● Community Clinics.
● Find a Flu Clinic in Ontario, Canada.
● Toronto: Flu (Influenza) Vaccine Information - Current Flu Season.
● Flu Fact Sheet.
Flu Symptoms and Severity from Flu.gov.
● Influenza (Flu) from Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Seasonal Influenza: Flu Basics. Preventing Seasonal Flu With Vaccination. Treatment - Antiviral Drugs.
● Flu Vaccination: Key Facts About Seasonal Flu Vaccine from CDC. Why should people get vaccinated against the flu? Influenza is a serious disease that can lead to hospitalization and sometimes even death. How do flu vaccines work? Who should get vaccinated this season? Who should not be vaccinated? When should I get vaccinated? Where can I get a flu vaccine?Why do I need a flu vaccine every year? Does flu vaccine work right away? Vaccine Effectiveness. Vaccine Benefits.
● Health Map Vaccine Finder in United States.
Influenza - Infectious Diseases from Public Health Agency of Canada.
● Frequently Asked Questions - H1N1 Flu Virus from Public Health Agency of Canada.
● H1N1 Influenza (H1N1 Flu Virus, Influenza A (H1N1), Human Swine Flu) from CHealth. Facts, Causes, Symptoms and Complications, Making the Diagnosis, Treatment and Prevention. "H1N1 influenza is a contagious respiratory disease that causes symptoms similar to those of the seasonal influenza in people. The name 'swine flu' was initially used to describe this type of influenza because laboratory tests showed that this strain of flu virus was made up of genes that were very similar to the ones that caused influenza among pigs (swine) ... we now know that the H1N1 flu virus is made up of genes from several different flu viruses that normally circulate among pigs, birds, and humans."
● Swine Flu: Causes, Symptoms and Treatment by Christian Nordqvist, Medical News Today (MNT), 4 May 2016. "Approximately 1-4% of pigs that get swine flu will die from it ... Most commonly, swine flu is of the H1N1 influenza subtype." How does a human catch swine flu? Can I eat pork meat and pork products?
● Swine Flu (H1N1) by Lydia Krause and Joanna Poceta. Medically Reviewed by Debra Sullivan, PhD, MSN, RN, CNE, COI, from Healthline, Dec 14, 2015.
H1N1 flu (swine flu) from Flu.gov.
● Swine influenza from Wikipedia.
● Swine Flu (Swine Influenza A [H1N1 and H3N2v] Virus) from MedicineNet. By Charles Patrick Davis, MD, PhD. Medical Editor: Melissa Conrad Stöppler, MD. Swine flu (H1N1 and H3N2v influenza virus) facts. What is the swine flu? How is swine flu transmitted? Is swine flu contagious? How long does the swine flu last? What causes swine flu? What is the treatment for swine flu? What are the risk factors for swine flu? Can swine flu be prevented with a vaccine? Are there home remedies for swine flu?
Influenza from World Health Organization (WHO).
● cana href="http://www.who.int/influenza/surveillance_monitoring/updates/en/">Influenza Updates.
● Influenza Influenza (Seasonal) Fact sheet. Reviewed January 2018.
● Recommended composition of influenza virus vaccines for use in the 2018-2019 northern hemisphere influenza season. 22 February 2018.
Influenza Pandemic from Wikipedia. An influenza pandemic is an epidemic of an influenza virus that spreads on a worldwide scale and infects a large proportion of the human population.
● The Great Pandemic: The United States in 1918 from Flu.gov. "In 1890, an especially virulent influenza pandemic struck, killing many Americans. Those who survived that pandemic and lived to experience the 1918 pandemic tended to be less susceptible to the disease ... The Influenza Pandemic occurred in three waves in the United States throughout 1918 and 1919."
Influenza: The Disease from Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
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COVID-19 Coronavirus Outbreak from worldometers.info. View world statistics on cases of Coronavirus (COVID-19) or view statistics by country. Case Graphs - Death Graphs - Countries - Death Rate - Incubation - Age - Symptoms - News.
Coronavirus (COVID-19) current situation and case numbers from Department of Health, Australian Government. Current status in Australia, Across the world, How Australia is managing the outbreak.
Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) and Outbreak Update from the Government of Canada.
Coronavirus (COVID-19) Latest Update from Region of Peel.
Coronavirus (COVID-19) Latest Updates from CNBC.
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Coronavirus: News and live updates from Yahoo! News.
Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) advice for the public: Myth busters from World Health Organization (WHO).
COVID-19 CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC from Worldometers.info. Case Graphs, Death Graphs, Countries, Death Rate, Incubation, Age, Symptoms, News. Statistics: Total Number of Coronavirus Cases (view by country), Deaths, and Recovered.
COVID-19 Stats. View all data or a single continent's page by clicking the region name, e.g. All Regions, World, USA, Europe, Asia, Africa, Latin America, China, Canada, Australia, Oceania, South America, North America, Middle East. Site created by Avi Schiffmann, a high schooler in Washington State, USA.
The History of Influenza Pandemics by the Numbers from CUSABIO Technology. "When you see the World Health Organization (WHO) reporting that as of April 24, 2021, 'there have been 145,216,414 confirmed cases of COVID-19, including 3,079,390 deaths, reported to WHO,' it's easy to think that the world has never seen anything like this. However, that assessment would be wrong. Covid-19 represents the fifth influenza pandemic since 1900."
Buruli Ulcer from Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). "Buruli ulcer is a disease caused by the bacterium Mycobacterium ulcerans. It mainly affects the skin but can also affect the bone. Cases are generally seen in the tropics, primarily in West Africa and Australia.
Infection often leads to ulcers on the arms or legs, which can also destroy skin or soft tissue. When not properly treated, the disease can cause irreversible deformity or long-term functional disability."
Buruli ulcer from Wikipedia. "Buruli ulcer is an infectious disease characterized by the development of painless open wounds. The disease is limited to certain areas of the world, most cases occurring in Sub-Saharan Africa and Australia. The first sign of infection is a small painless nodule or area of swelling, typically on the arms or legs. The nodule grows larger over days to weeks, eventually forming an open ulcer. Deep ulcers can cause scarring of muscles and tendons, resulting in permanent disability.
Buruli ulcer is caused by skin infection with bacteria called Mycobacterium ulcerans. The mechanism by which M. ulcerans tranmits ... may involve the bite of an aquatic insect or the infection of open wounds. Once in the skin, M. ulcerans grows and releases the toxin mycolactone, which blocks the normal function of cells, resulting in tissue death and immune suppression at the site of the ulcer.
In 2018, WHO received 2,713 reports of Buruli ulcer globally. Although rare, it typically occurs in rural areas near slow-moving or stagnant water. The first written description of the disease is credited to Albert Ruskin Cook in 1897 at Mengo Hospital in Uganda.
Buruli ulcer (Mycobacterium ulcerans infection) from World Health Organization (WHO). "Buruli ulcer is a chronic debilitating disease caused by an environmental Mycobacterium ulcerans ... The mode of transmission is not known and there is no prevention for the disease ... The organism belongs to the family of bacteria that causes tuberculosis and leprosy ... M. ulcerans is an environmental bacterium and produces unique toxin - mycolactone - which causes tissue damage and inhibits the immune response.
Buruli ulcer often starts as a painless swelling (nodule), a large painless area of induration (plaque) or a diffuse painless swelling of the legs, arms or face (oedema). The disease may progress with no pain and fever. Without treatment or sometimes during antibiotics treatment, the nodule, plaque or oedema will ulcerate within 4 weeks. Bone is occasionally affected, causing deformities ... Lesions frequently occur in the limbs: 35% on the upper limbs, 55% on the lower limbs, and 10% on the other parts of the body."
A Terrifying Disease Stalks Seaside Australia: Flesh-Eating Ulcers by Livia Albeck-Ripka, The New York Times, Mar. 31, 2021. "Courtney was infected with a species of flesh-eating bacteria. In recent years, cases of the disease, known as Buruli ulcer, have exploded in the seaside area where Courtney, 80, lives in southeastern Australia ... The ulcer left the flesh on his foot corroded and gangrenous. It devoured a skin graft. Eventually, doctors prescribed the same powerful antibiotics used to treat leprosy and tuberculosis ... Buruli ulcer has been reported in 33 countries, primarily in Africa, where a lack of access to health care can mean that cases go on for months, sometimes resulting in disfigurement and disability. In Australia, where cases of the ulcer have been recorded since the 1940s, the recent increase in infections has brought new attention to the neglected disease."
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Shingles from WebMD. Cause, Symptoms, What Increases Your Risk, Treatment Overview, Prevention, Medications.
Shingles: Are You Risking Nerve Pain? from WebMD. What Is Shingles and Postherpetic Neuralgia? Risk Factors for Nerve Pain After Shingles. Preventing Nerve Pain After Shingles.
Shingles (Herpes Zoster) from Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Overview, Cause, Signs & Symptoms, Transmission, Complications, Prevention & Treatment. Photos of People with Shingles.
Shingles Symptoms by Mayo Clinic Staff. Causes, Risk Factors, Complications, Preparing for your appointment, Tests and diagnosis, Treatments and drugs, Lifestyle and home remedies, Prevention: Two vaccines may help prevent shingles - the chickenpox (varicella) vaccine and the shingles (varicella-zoster) vaccine.
Shingles vaccine (Zostavax®) from CDC. Shingles vaccine (Zostavax®) reduces the risk of developing shingles and the long-term pain from post-herpetic neuralgia (PHN) caused shingles. The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) recommends shingles vaccine for people aged 60 years and older. Even people who have had shingles can receive the Shingles vaccine (Zostavax®) to help prevent future occurrences of the disease.
● Get the free shingles vaccine. If you're between 65 and 70 years old, you can get vaccinated against shingles free of charge in Ontario, Canada.
The Fertility Race. Major topics include: Twenty Years of Test-Tube Babies, HIV and Fertility, Surrogate Motherhood, and the Fertility Industry. Site also includes Statistics and a Glossary.
Infertility from MedlinePlus Health Information. Includes Latest News, Overviews, Anatomy, Physiology, Clinical Trials, Coping with Infertility, Diagnosis, Symptoms, Research, Treatment, Glossary, Law and Policy, Organizations, and Statistics.
Infertility Educational Articles from Internet Health Resources. Topics include infertility diagnosis, infertility treatment, egg donation, egg donors, male infertility, infertility drugs and medication, infertility glossaries, financial and legal aid, social issues, and fertility pictures.
10 Myths about Alzheimer's disease from Zoomer, Jan. 6, 2018.
Alzheimer's Disease Fact Sheet from National Institute on Aging's ADEAR Center - Alzheimer's Disease Education & Referral Center.
● Alzheimer's Disease & Related Dementias.
● Basics of Alzheimer's Disease and Dementia.
● Causes of Alzheimer's Disease.
● Symptoms and Diagnosis of Alzheimer's Disease.
● Treatment of Alzheimer's Disease.
● Alzheimer's and Dementia Resources for Professional
● Christin Nance and Sarah Banks Receive 2020 Alzheimer Award from Journal of Alzheimer's Disease (JAD), July 8, 2020. See 2020 winning paper: The Pathology of Rapid Cognitive Decline in Clinically Diagnosed Alzheimer’s Disease by Nance C, Ritter A, Miller JB, Lapin B, and Banks SJ (2019), J Alzheimers Dis, 70, 983–993.
● Newly Discovered Alzheimer's Gene Hints at Possible Breakthrough for the Diseaseby Mark Terry, BioSpace, Jan. 23, 2020.
● Scientists find new way to save neurons in Alzheimer's disease by Eleanor Bird, M.S., Medical News Today, Feb 26, 2020. To find out what is happening in the brain before Alzheimer's disease develops, researchers from Tokyo Medical and Dental University began looking at an earlier phase of cognitive decline called mild cognitive impairment (MCI).
● Legal and Financial Planning for Alzheimers from RequestLegalHelp.com. This guide aims to help with preparations regarding long-term care options, financial assistance options, and legal tips for Alzheimer's patients and their loved ones.
● Understanding Alzheimer's and Dementia. Financial and legal planning for patients and families from FiscalTiger. Dementia is not a normal part of aging. Around 50 million people have dementia worldwide. Alzheimer's disease contributes to 60-80 percent of these cases. The symptoms associated with Alzheimer's and dementia have physical, emotional, and economical impacts on those directly affected, their families, and society.
Bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) - Also known as Mad Cow Disease. A chronic, degenerative disorder affecting the central nervous system of cattle.
Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (BSE), or Mad Cow Disease from Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). See also BSE situation in the world and annual incidence rate from World Organization for Animal Health (Office International Des Epizooties).
About Tourette Syndrome from TS Foundation of Canada. Tourette Syndrome or TS is a neuropsychiatric or brain-based condition that causes people who have it to make involuntary sounds and movements called tics. Questions and Answers about Tourette Syndrome. Diagnoses. Treatment. Genetics and Research.
Tourette Syndrome Fact Sheet from National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS).
Tourette's Syndrome from MedicineNet.
Anxiety and Addiction: The Connection Between Them from Iris Healing. Contents include:
● What is Anxiety and what are its symptoms?
● What are Substance Use Disorders (SUDs)?
● What are the symptoms of Substance Use Disorders?
● How do Substance Use Disorders cause Anxiety and vice versa?
● How many people with SUDs also have Anxiety?
● Does Anxiety medication pose a risk for abuse?
● Treatment options for co-occurring Anxiety and Substance Use Disorders
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Anxiety Disorders by William R Yeats, M.D. from eMedicine. Includes treatment, medication, charts and more.
Facts About Anxiety Disorders from Mental Help. Anxiety disorders ... are illnesses that fill people's lives with overwhelming anxiety and fear that are chronic, unremitting, and can grow progressively worse. How Common Are Anxiety Disorders? What Are the Different Kinds of Anxiety Disorders? Panic Disorder, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Phobias, Generalized Anxiety Disorder.
Phobia from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
The Phobia List by Fredd Culbertson. Includes A-Z List (from Ablutophobia - Fear of washing or bathing, to Zoophobia - Fear of animals), How Phobias Are Named (The word phobia is Greek, therefore any word that is connected to it should be Greek), Treatment of Phobias, Fear or Fearless Quotes, and more.
Phobias from MedlinePlus. Overviews, Treatment, Coping, Specific Conditions, Related Issues, Clinical Trials, Dictionaries/Glossaries, Directories, Organizations, Children, Teenagers.
Phobias Slideshow: What Are You Afraid Of? from WebMD.
● Phobias of the Rich and Famous from PerthNow.
Phobic Disorders by Ronald C. Albucher, M.D. from eMedicine. "A phobia is defined as an irrational fear that produces a conscious avoidance of the feared subject, activity, or situation." Contents include: Introduction, Clinical, Differentials, Workup (Lab Studies, Tests), Treatment, Medication, Follow-up, Miscellaneous, Bibliography.
Social anxiety disorder (SAD) from Wikipedia. Social anxiety disorder, also known as social phobia, is an anxiety disorder characterized by a significant amount of fear in one or more social situations, causing considerable distress and impaired ability to function in at least some parts of daily life.
Social Phobia from Teens Health.
Social Phobia / Social Anxiety Fact Sheet. Definition: Social anxiety is the fear of social situations that involve interaction with other people. Social Anxiety Disorder (social phobia) is the third largest mental health care problem in the world.
Specific Phobias and Social Anxiety Disorder (Social Phobia) from Mental Help.
Communicable Disease Fact Sheet.
Communicable Disease Fact Sheets listed in A-Z order. Brief information on each disease from New York State Department of Health.
Travelers' Health: Disease Directory. Index A-Z: From African Tick-Bite Fever to Zika. Illnesses, Conditions, Concerns, Programs from Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
Ebola virus disease from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. "Ebola virus disease (EVD), Ebola hemorrhagic fever (EHF) or simply Ebola is a disease of humans and other mammals caused by an ebolavirus. Symptoms start two days to three weeks after contracting the virus, with a fever, sore throat, muscle pain and headaches. Typically, vomiting, diarrhea and rash follow, along with decreased function of the liver and kidneys. Around this time, affected people may begin to bleed both within the body and externally ... No specific treatment for the disease is yet available ... The disease typically occurs in outbreaks in tropical regions of sub-Saharan Africa. From 1976 (when it was first identified) through 2013, the World Health Organization reported a total of 1,716 cases. The largest outbreak to date is the ongoing 2014 West African Ebola outbreak, which is currently affecting Guinea, Sierra Leone, Liberia, and Nigeria. As of 10 October 2014, 8,376 suspected cases resulting in the deaths of 4,024 have been reported. Efforts are under way to develop a vaccine; however, none yet exists."
Ebola (Ebola Virus Disease). Previously known as Ebola Hemorrhagic Fever - (Ebola HF) is a rare and deadly disease caused by infection with one of the Ebola virus strains. Ebola can cause disease in humans and nonhuman primates (monkeys, gorillas, and chimpanzees). Ebola is caused by infection with a virus of the family Filoviridae, genus Ebolavirus, from Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Ebola Signs and Symptoms. Transmission of Ebola. Risk of Exposure, Prevention, Diagnosis, Treatment, Healthcare Workers, Ebola Communication Resources: Audio, Videos, Infographics, Factsheets, Banners, Posters, Brochures/Tri-Folds, and Useful Links. 2014 Ebola Outbreak in West Africa
Ebola Travel Notices from Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Description: Ebola and Marburg: Filoviral Diseases, Lassa Fever: Arenaviral Diseases, Rift Valley Fever (RVF) and Related Bunyaviral Diseases, Occurrence, Risk for Travellers, Prevention, Treatment. Disease Directory. Complete List of Destinations from Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
Ebola virus disease (EVD) Factsheet. Formerly known as Ebola haemorrhagic fever, is a severe, often fatal illness in humans. The virus is transmitted to people from wild animals and spreads in the human population through human-to-human transmission. The average EVD case fatality rate is around 50%. Case fatality rates have varied from 25% to 90% in past outbreaks, from World Health Organization (WHO).
Ebola Virus Infection from WebMD. A Visual Guide to Ebola from WebMD. Ebola Videos. How Ebola Killsby Dr. Michael Smith, WebMD.
Ebola: The world's most dangerous Virus (full documentary). YouTube video, 49:30 min. Published on May 30, 2013 by New Atlantis. "In recent decades there have been many diseases that so far only affected animals. These diseases, caused by very aggressive virus, appear with high frequency in Africa, and requires a high financial contribution in order to eradicate them. Marburg virus, influenza, dengue, yellow fever, Ebola virus ..."
Ebola - What You're Not Being Told. YouTube video, 6:27 min. Published on Jul 31, 2014. "Ebola may not spread through the air as easily as the common flu, but to say that it only spreads by contact with fluids is flat out false .. Dr. Kobinger's hypothesis: Ebola does indeed travel through the air."
Experts now warn that Ebola could turn into an airborne disease. Published 8 Oct 2014 by Metro.co.uk. "Medical experts are now warning that ebola may be easier to contract than first thought, and that a simple cough or sneeze could transmit the killer virus. The current medical wisdom is that the disease, which has killed more than 3,400 people in the most recent West African outbreak, is passed by people coming into contact from an infected patient's body fluids.
Dr Thomas Frieden, director of the Centers For Disease Control And Prevention (CDC), has said that Ebola is spread only through physical contact and is not an airborne infection. But the LA Times eports that other ebola experts are not so sure. A growing number are claiming that the virus has been through more human hosts than ever before - and may have mutated in ways not yet seen in earlier outbreaks. Such mutation might dilute the lethality of the virus, for example, but it might also change the way it spreads."
How Does Ebola Kill You? YouTube video, 3:33 min. by Trace Dominguez. The current ebola outbreak is the deadliest one in history. How exactly does this virus kill? Trace explains how the virus itself doesn't kill people. It's your immune system that's killing you. Published on Aug 30, 2014.
Monkey Meat and the Ebola Outbreak in Liberia. YouTube video, 18:06 min. Published on Jun 26, 2014. VICE News Exclusive: Part 1 of "The Fight Against Ebola" - "West Africa is being plagued by a new outbreak of Ebola - a terrifying disease that causes its victims to bleed to death from the inside out. Ebola has no cure, and the latest epidemic is spreading fast.
VICE News visited Liberia, where many feel the new outbreak began, borne from the bushmeat markets of Lofa. Western scientists feel that the consumption and preparation of meat from monkeys, fruit bats, and other forest animals is behind the transmission of Ebola, and possibly a new supervirus, which if left uncontrolled could kill a third of the world's population."
What You Need to Know About Ebola. YouTube video, 4:25 min. Published on Aug 7, 2014. SciShow News give you the facts about ebola, one of the world's deadliest diseases that's making a stand in West Africa.
Marburg haemorrhagic fever - A severe and highly fatal disease caused by a virus. See also Marburg haemorrhagic fever - fact sheet from World Health Organization (WHO).
Marburg Hemorrhagic Fever from Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Marburg Hemorrhagic Fever Fact Sheet. Marburg hemorrhagic fever (Marburg HF) is a rare but severe hemorrhagic fever which affects both humans and non-human primates. Marburg HF is caused by Marburg virus, a genetically unique zoonotic (or, animal-borne) RNA virus of the filovirus family. The five species of Ebola virus are the only other known members of the filovirus family.
Marburg Virus from MDTravelHealth.
The Black Death: Bubonic Plague from TheMiddleAges.net. Contents include: Black Death Spreads, Bubonic Plague: Will it Ever End? The Medieval Miracles of Healing -- Medical Science, The Plague: an account from Boccaccio's The Decameron, Maps by EyeWitness to History, Plague and Public Health in Renaissance Europe, plus Fleas - site about the insects responsible for the Black Death.
Plague from Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Contents: Introduction, General Information, Fact Sheet, Questions and Answers, Images, The Bacterium, Natural History, Diagnosis, Epidemiology, Prevention and Control, Scientific Literature, CDC World Health Organization Collaborating Center on Plague.
Plague. Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) About Plague What is plague? Plague is a disease caused by Yersinia pestis (Y. pestis), a bacterium found in rodents and their fleas in many areas around the world. Why are we concerned about pneumonic plague as a bioweapon? Is pneumonic plague different from bubonic plague? What are the signs and symptoms of pneumonic plague? How do people become infected with pneumonic plague? Can pneumonic plague be treated? How is plague diagnosed? Is a vaccine available to prevent pneumonic plague? WebMD Public Information from the CDC. Reviewed by Charlotte E. Grayson Mathis, MD, Feb 1, 2003.
How SARS Works from How Stuff Works.
SARS: Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS). Overview, What is SARS? How is SARS spread? What are the symptoms? How is SARS diagnosed? How is SARS treated? How can I avoid being infected with SARS? From Lung Disease and Respiratory Health Center, WebMD, Nov 14, 2014.
Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS). What Everyone Should Know About SARS from Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). "Since 2004, there have not been any known cases of SARS reported anywhere in the world."
2009 swine flu outbreak from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
● Influenza vaccine from Wikipedia.
● Influenza pandemic from Wikipedia.
● Where to Get Vaccinated from U.S. Department of Health and Human Servics. The Adult Vaccine Finder locates the providers of recommended adult vaccine near you. Enter a zip code.
● Flu Vaccine Finder in the United States from Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Enter your Zip Code, or City and State, to find mapped locations of flu vaccine clinics near you in the USA. Everyone 6 months of age and older needs a flu vaccine.
H1N1 Flu (Swine Flu) Shot Clinics in Canada. Find Clinics for H1N1 Flu Shots by Canadian Province, by Susan Munroe, About.com.
Enviro-Health Links - 2009 H1N1 Flu (Swine Flu) from United States National Library of Medicine. Include Maps, News, Twitter, Webcasts.
Find a Flu Shot Clinic from Pediatrics.About.com.
Influenza A (H1N1) from World Health Organization (WHO). Epidemic and Pandemic Alert and Response (EPR). Situation updates, Outbreak news, Resources, Media centre.
Key Facts about Swine Influenza (Swine Flu) from Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). A respiratory disease of pigs caused by type A H1N1 influenza virus that regularly causes outbreaks of influenza in pigs. The classical swine flu virus was first isolated from a pig in 1930.
Seasonal Influenza (Flu). Influenza Vaccine and Vaccination Information from Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
When should you get a flu vaccine? From WebMD.
West Nile Virus Fact Sheet from Canadian Food Inspection Agency.
Includes: What is West Nile virus? Is West Nile virus a risk to human health? What are the clinical signs of West Nile virus infection? Where is West Nile virus found? How is West Nile virus transmitted and spread? How is West Nile virus infection diagnosed? How is West Nile virus infection treated?
● What Is West Nile Virus? from Region of Peel.
What are the symptoms of WNV? Who is at risk for WNV? What if I travel to areas where West Nile Virus occurs? How is WNV treated? Is there a vaccine against WNV? Can I get WNV from infected blood? What should I do if I get bitten by a mosquito? If I think I have West Nile Virus, what should I do? Can pets and dogs get WNV? Can horses get WNV?
How do people get WNV? People can become infected with the virus through a bite from an infected mosquito. See photo of a Female Stegomyia albopictus (Asian tiger) mosquito taking human blood.
Symptoms of severe disease (also called neuroinvasive disease, such as West Nile encephalitis or meningitis or West Nile poliomyelitis) include: headache, high fever, neck stiffness, stupor, disorientation, coma, tremors, convulsions, muscle weakness, and paralysis.
West Nile Virus Questions Answered from WebMD.
West Nile Virus FAQ from Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
West Nile virus - Protect Yourself! from Public Health Agency of Canada. "West Nile virus is a virus mainly transmitted to people through the bite of an infected mosquito. Mosquitoes transmit the virus after becoming infected by feeding on the blood of birds which carry the virus. Most people infected with the virus have no symptoms or they have flu-like symptoms."
WHO: Zika virus spreading to almost all the Americas YouTube video, 2:01 min. Published on Jan 25, 2016 by CNN. "The World Health Organization anticipates the Zika virus will spread to South, Central and North America. CNN's Rafael Romo reports."
● Babies in Brazil Suffer as Zika Virus Spreads. YouTube video, 1:11 min. Published on Jan 18, 2016 by AJ+. "More than 3,500 babies have been born with unusually small heads and brain damage in Brazil. The primary suspect is the mosquito-borne Zika virus, which is spreading across Latin America."
Zika Virus from Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). "Zika virus is spread to people through mosquito bites. The most common symptoms of Zika virus disease are fever, rash, joint pain, and conjunctivitis (red eyes). The illness is usually mild with symptoms lasting from several days to a week. Severe disease requiring hospitalization is uncommon."
Zika virus from Wikipedia. "Zika virus (ZIKV) is a member of the Flaviviridae virus family and the Flavivirus genus. In humans, it causes a mild illness known as Zika fever, Zika, or Zika disease, which since the 1950s has been known to occur within a narrow equatorial belt from Africa to Asia. In 2014, the virus spread eastward across the Pacific Ocean to French Polynesia, then to Easter Island and in 2015 to Central America, the Caribbean, and South America, where the Zika outbreak has reached pandemic levels. Zika virus is related to dengue, yellow fever, Japanese encephalitis and West Nile viruses, all of which are arthropod-borne flaviviruses."
Zika Virus: A New Threat and a New Kind of Pandemic. Blog by Maryn McKenna, Phenomena: A Science Salon, National Geographic."The microcephaly ... has not been proven to be caused by Zika, but people are so alarmed that, as one commenter here wrote, 'People here are very worried about Zika virus, especially pregnant women and the ones trying to get pregnant ...' Zika, dengue and chikungunya are spread by the same mosquito species, A. aegypti, which has adapted to live near humans: It flourishes in small pools and containers of water, like a flower pot or the puddle in a tire."
Zika Virus Fact Sheet from World Health Organization (WHO). "Key facts:
* Zika virus disease is caused by a virus transmitted by Aedes mosquitoes.
* People with Zika virus disease usually have a mild fever, skin rash (exanthema) and conjunctivitis. These symptoms normally last for 2-7 days.
* There is no specific treatment or vaccine currently available.
* The best form of prevention is protection against mosquito bites.
* The virus is known to circulate in Africa, the Americas, Asia and the Pacific.
Vector: Aedes mosquitoes (which usually bite during the morning and late afternoon/evening hours) ...
Treatment: Zika virus disease is usually relatively mild and requires no specific treatment. People sick with Zika virus should get plenty of rest, drink enough fluids, and treat pain and fever with common medicines ..."
Zika virus: Outbreak 'likely to spread across Americas' says WHO by James Gallagher, Health editor, BBC News website, 25 January 2016. Includes videos showing Zika babies. "The Zika virus is likely to spread across nearly all of the Americas, the World Health Organization has warned. The infection ... has already been found in 21 countries in the Caribbean, North and South America. It has been linked to thousands of babies being born with underdeveloped brains and some countries have advised women not to get pregnant. No treatment or vaccine is available. The virus was first detected in 1947 in monkeys in Africa ... Around 80% of infections do not result in symptoms ... There have been around 3,500 reported cases of microcephaly - babies born with tiny brains - in Brazil alone since October ."
Zika virus set to spread across Americas, spurring vaccine hunt by Tom Miles and Ben Hirschler, 25 Jan. 2016, Reuters. Includes video. "The mosquito-borne Zika virus, which has been linked to brain damage in thousands of babies in Brazil, is likely to spread to all countries in the Americas except for Canada and Chile, the World Health Organization said on Monday (25 Jan. 2016). Zika transmission has not yet been reported in the continental United States, although a woman who fell ill with the virus in Brazil later gave birth to a brain-damaged baby in Hawaii ...
The virus was first found in a monkey in the Zika forest near Lake Victoria, Uganda, in 1947, and has historically occurred in parts of Africa, Southeast Asia and the Pacific Islands. But there is little scientific data on it and it is unclear why it might be causing microcephaly in Brazil ... Zika's rapid spread, to 21 countries and territories in the Americas since May 2015, is due to the prevalence of Aedes aegypti and a lack of immunity among the population, the WHO said in a statement."
The Age of AIDS. 25 years of AIDS, The Virus, Global picture.
AIDS. "Acquired immune deficiency syndrome or acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS or Aids) is a set of symptoms and infections resulting from the damage to the human immune system caused by the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)" - from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
American Cancer Society. Learn about cancer, treatment options, treatment decision tools, clinical trials, coping. Cancer Survivors Network. Statistics, prevention and early detection of cancer. Facts and figures, publications, media information, research programs, and more.
Can We Eat to Starve Cancer? Dr. William Li on Angiogenesis. TED Talk. YouTube video, 24:11 min. How cancer becomes dangerous. How Mother Nature can help to prevent cancer growth.
Canadian Cancer Society. What is cancer, Specific cancers, Treatment, Living with cancer, Cancer statistics, Cancer myths, Canadian Cancer Society Glossary.
Cancer Topics from National Cancer Institute, U.S. National Institutes of Health. Topics: Types of Cancer, Treatment Options, Clinical Trials, Genetics, Causes, Risk Factors, Prevention, Testing for Cancer, Coping with Cancer, Support and Resources, Cancer Literature, Current Cancer Information, and more. Includes a Dictionary of Cancer Terms. Cancer Statistics. Recent Cancer News.
Choose Your Cover - Skin Cancer Prevention
Campaign. From U. S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Centers for Disease Control
and Prevention (CDC).
● Sun Safety for Everyday. Important sun protection information for people of all ages as well as some helpful tip sheets from Canadian Dermatology Association.
The high school student who devised a cure for cancer ... YouTube video, 3:28 min. High School Student May Have Found Potential Cure for Cancer by Maggie Meadows, January 20, 2012, "17-year-old Angela Zhang of Cupertino of California, just won $100,000 in the national Siemens science contest according to CBS News. Angela appears to be a typical teenager except for the fact she may have discovered a potential cure for cancer."
Look up: Cancer Dictionary from Babylon.com. Selected glossaries on Cancer including a dictionary by the National Cancer Institute (NCI). Find explanations of cancer terms, names of drugs and substances used in treatment and cancer research. Contents include: TCRC (Testicular Cancer Resource Center) Glossary for Testicular Cancer and Other Related Conditons, NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms.
OncoLink. Mission of the University of Pennsylvania Cancer Center is to provide free and accurate cancer-related information to cancer patients, families, health care professionals and the general public. Topics: Types of Cancer, Cancer Treatments, Coping with Cancer, Screening and Prevention, Cancer News, Clinical Trials, Global Resources, Cancer FAQs, and Symptom Management.
Pancreatic Cancer from Pancreatica: Confronting Pancreatic Cancer. What is pancreatic cancer? What are the stages of pancreatic cancer? How is pancreatic cancer diagnosed? What is the surgical treatment of pancreatic cancer? What is the medical treatment of pancreatic cancer? and other FAQs.
What Is Cancer presented by Shafin de Zane. "Cancer is the natural evolution of the cells of our body. Cells mutate to adapt to changing environments. Cancer cells are groups of cells mutating in an unnatural environment that is too toxic for normal cells to live, i.e. in our blood! If these cells don't mutate, they get sick and die. It's their natural response to mutate. Why do cells mutate in the first place? Cancer cells mutate to try to survivie in a very toxic environment . . . Chemotherapy ... Trying to kill those cells without changing the environment is like trying to kill the flies without taking the garbage out." To take action to rapidly improve your environment, Shafin offers 3 simple solutions:
● 1. Breathe DEEPLY. Cancer cells adapt to low oxygen. So, exercise.
● 2. Stop eating acid. Cancer cells thrive in acidic environment. Avoid sugar, soft drinks, meat products, etc. Drink green smoothies or juice made with fresh, raw, green vegetables, cucumbers, tomatoes, etc.
● 3. Keep your mind free of stress.
Action for Blind People: Top tips to help prevent falls in the home. See also: Practical Advice from ActionForBlindPeople.org.uk - Resources providing practical advice for independent living including housing and money, information on technology, advice for employment issues and career development, and further information for children, young people and their families.
All About Surgery from About.com. Understanding Surgery from A to Z. Surgery Information. Surgery 101.
Plastic and Cosmetic Surgery from MedlinePlus. Latest News, Overviews, Pictures/Diagrams, Specific Conditions, Dictionaries/Glossaries, Directories, Statistics, and more. Topics include: Blepharoplasty (eyelid), Face lift (rhytidoplasty), Liposuction (fat removal), Rhinoplasty (nose), Botox, Breast Reconstruction, Scars, Skin Aging, Varicose Veins, Procedures and Therapies.
Computer Ergonomics As Fast As Possible. YouTube video, 6:20 min. Published on Feb 10, 2015 by Techquickie.
How to Fix RSI (Repetitive Strain Injury). YouTube video, 7:28 min. Published on Oct 23, 2013 by 3sixtyfactory.
Repetitive strain injury from Wikipedia. "A repetitive strain injury (RSI) is an 'injury to the musculoskeletal and nervous systems that may be caused by repetitive tasks, forceful exertions, vibrations, mechanical compression, or sustained or awkward positions.' RSIs are also known as cumulative trauma disorders, repetitive stress injuries, repetitive motion injuries or disorders, musculoskeletal disorders, and occupational or sports overuse syndromes." ['Gamer's thumb']
What is RSI and what can you to do to prevent it? (www.explania.com). YouTube video, 3:42 min. Uploaded on Jun 4, 2009 by InstruxionAE. "RSI is the abbreviation for Repetitive Strain Injury. It is a collective term for physical pains in the neck, shoulders, arms, wrists and hands. It is a disorder of muscles, tendons and nerves. The cause of RSI is excessive strain due to a combination of repetitive and static movements. In this film, youll find out what RSI complaints are and what exercises you can do to prevent them."
Dentistry from Wikipedia. "Dentistry, also known as dental medicine and oral medicine, is a branch of medicine that consists of the study, diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of diseases, disorders, and conditions of the oral cavity, commonly in the dentition but also the oral mucosa, and of adjacent and related structures and tissues, particularly in the maxillofacial (jaw and facial) area. Although primarily associated with teeth among the general public, the field of dentistry or dental medicine is not limited to teeth but includes other aspects of the craniofacial complex including the temporomandibular joint and other supporting, muscular, lymphatic, nervous, vascular, and anatomical structures."
The Effect of Smoking on Your Teeth, Gums & Oral Health by Emjay (Physical Therapist and RN), Medically Reviewed by Dr. Erica Anand, NewMouth - an informational web guide, Jan 6, 2022. Note: The information provided on NewMouth.com should not be used in place of actual information provided by a dentist, doctor, or specialist. Topics in this article include:
- How Does Smoking Affect Your Oral Health?
- Link Between Smoking and Tooth Decay
- Signs of Tooth Decay
- Signs and Symptoms of Gum Disease
- Smoking, Teeth Stains, and Bad Breath ('Smokers Teeth')
- How to Remove Teeth Stains from Smoking
- How to Combat Bad Breath from Smoking
- Other Oral Health Risks of Smoking: Oral Cancer, Gum Recession, Dental Caries
- Can Dentists Tell if You Smoke?
- Tips for Preventing Smoking-Related Oral Health Issues
- Tips for Quitting Smoking
- Are Vapes/Smokeless Tobacco Products Better for Dental Health?
Medications That Affect Teeth & Gum Health by Alyssa Hill, Medically Reviewed by Dr. Lara Coseo, New Mouth, Nov 29, 2021. Topics include:
- Common Oral Health Conditions Caused by Medications
- Medications That Cause Dry Mouth
- Medications That Affect the Gums
- Medications That Cause Oral Thrush
- Medications That Cause Tooth Decay
- Chemotherapy and Oral Health Risks
- Tips: How to Reduce Oral Health Risks
What is Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (OMS)? from New Mouth. "Oral and maxillofacial surgery, also referred to as oral surgery and sometimes dentoalveolar surgery, ranges from simple tooth extractions to surgical procedures associated with the teeth, soft tissues, and jaws. 'Maxillofacial' refers to the face and jaw, while 'oral' refers to the mouth."
Color blindness and Visual impairment from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
Colorblind Information and Selftest. To see if you may be color blind, take this Colorblind Selftest.
Contact lens from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. See also: Contact Lenses from eMedicineHealth, and FDA Warns of Decorative Contact Lens Dangers from About.com.
Fire Safety for the Visually Impaired from Fire Marshal's Office, Suffolk County, NY.
History of White Cane Safety Day by Philip Strong.
Cooking and Kitchen Safety For People Who are Blind or Visually Impaired from Perkins.
How Your Heart's Health Can Affect Your Eyes by Kelly Brown, Medically Reviewed by Dr. Melody Huang, O.D., Vision Center, Nov 2, 2021. Cardiovascular health issues interfere with the amount of blood that reaches the eyes. When your eyes do not receive enough oxygenated blood, it leads to a variety of signs and symptoms. Topics include: Eye Health Risks Associated with Poor Heart Health, Signs of Cardiovascular Disease in the Eyes, Tips for Keeping Your Heart and Eyes Healthy.
Is Bad Eyesight Genetic? by Emjay B, Physical Therapist and Registered Nurse, Know Your DNA, Mar 20, 2022. "The genes associated with ocular problems aren't always inherited. But if bad eyesight runs in the family, there is a higher chance for blurred vision and related issues." Genetic Testing for Eye Problems. Some common vision problems which are passed on genetically include: Myopia or Nearsightedness, Cataracts, Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD), Glaucoma, Diabetic Retinopathy (DR), Retinitis Pigmentosa (RP), and Strabismus. Genetic mutations are not the only reason behind bad eyesight. Environmental factors can also lead to cataracts, glaucoma, dry eye, and other eye problems. Some known environmental causes include: Pollutants, Toxic gases, Chemicals, Bacteria, Drugs, UV radiation, and Cosmetic products.
Lighthouse International - Hope When Vision Fails. A non-profit organization dedicated to preserving vision and to providing critically needed vision and rehabilitation services. Provides information on macular degeneration, cataracts, or any other cause of low vision. Find out more about eye disorders, tips for preventing vision loss, confident living, designing visually accessible print materials and more.
Online Color Blind Self Test. This free online color blind self test can help deterimine if you are colorblind.
Pedestrian Safety Enhancement Act introduced to protect the blind from quiet cars by Jeremy Korzeniewski.
Safety Issues for Blind People from eHow.
Vision Impairment. Developmental Disabilities from Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
Vision Impairment and Blindness. Also called Low Vision, from MedlinePlus. "The leading causes of vision impairment and blindness in the United States are age-related eye diseases: macular degeneration, cataract and glaucoma. Other eye disorders, eye injuries and birth defects can also cause vision loss."
Alexander Tsiaras: From Conception to Birth - Visualized. Recorded at INK Conference 2010. YouTube video, 9:38 min. "Image-maker Alexander Tsiaras shares a powerful medical visualization, showing human development from conception to birth and beyond."
Birthright International. In 2003, Birthright International celebrated its 35th anniversary with over 400 chapters worldwide, including Canada, the United States, and others in South Africa, Ghana, Nigeria, and Colombia. Birthright is a fully independent organization, not affiliated with any church or public agency. An estimated 28,000 women make their first visit to a Birthright chapter every month. Birthright also operates a 24-hour North American hotline, at 1-800-550-4900.
Childbirth.org. Features include: Ask the Pros, Birth Plans, Birth Stories, Boy or Girl, Cesareans, Doulas, Internet resources for Educators, Episiotomy, FAQs, Feeding Baby, Fertility, Finding a Childbirth Class, Search Childbirth.org, VBAC, Week by Week (fetal development), and more.
Everything You Need to Know About Pregnancy and Drugs from Ocean Breeze Recovery, an addiction rehab center based in South Florida. Topics include: Mother-Fetus Connection as it relates to Tobacco, Alcohol, Cannabis, Cocaine, Opioids, plus Treatment.
Child and Teen Health Topics and Children's Health from MedlinePlus, a service of U.S. National Library of Medicine and National Institutes of Health (NIH).
Common Childhood Diseases from NetDoctor.co.uk. Symptoms, Treatment, Incubation period, Infectious period for each disease: Chickenpox, Whooping cough, Fifth disease (erythema infectiosum), Three-day-fever (roseola infantum), Hand, foot and mouth disease, Scarlet fever - Based on a text by Dr Carl J Brandt.
Facts for Parents: Diseases & the Vaccines that Prevent Them from Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Also: For Parents of Infants and Young Children (birth through 6 years old), and For Parents of Preteens and Teens (7 through 18 years).
Infections from KidsHealth. Topics include: Cold & Flu Review, Common Childhood Infections, Bacterial & Viral Infections, Ear Infections, Eye Infections, Fungal Infections (Ringworm, Yeast, etc.), Immunizations, Lung & Respiratory Infections, Medical Tests, Parasitic Infections (Worms, Lice, etc.), Sexually Transmitted Diseases, Skin Infections & Rashes, Stomach & Intestinal Infections.
Paediapaedia: An Imaging Encyclopedia of Pediatric Disease by Michael P. D'Alessandro M.D., Professor of Radiology, Department of Radiology, University of Iowa. Contents include: Neonatal Chest Diseases, Chest and Airway Diseases, Cardiovascular Diseases, Gastrointestinal Diseases, Genitourinary Diseases, Musculoskeletal Diseases, Neurological Diseases.
Virtual Pediatric Hospital. Pediatric Common Questions Quick Answers. Find answers to Diseases and Conditions, or locate a topic in alphabetical order from Abdominal Pain to X-Rays.
Center for Responsible Nanotechnology: What Is Nanotechnology? The Meaning of Nanotechnology. Nanotechnology Basics: For Students and Other Learners.
Nanotechnology from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
Nanotechnology Now. Nanotechnology basics, news, and general information.
Ergonomic Education: College Students Guide to Ergonomics by Jeff Brushie, Unbreak Yourself, February 27, 2020. What Is a Sedentary Lifestyle? College Students and Sedentary Lifestyles. Sitting and Back Pain. Being Sedentary and Mental Health. Tips to Be Less Sedentary. Ergonomic Tips for College Students. General Tips. Use a Laptop Riser. Making Your Dorm Bed More Comfortable.
Ergonomic Education: How to Improve Posture While Sitting at Work by Jeff Brushie, Unbreak Yourself, December 23, 2019. "If you sit at a desk all day, chances are pretty high that you have some kind of back, neck, shoulder or wrist pain. And if not chances are even higher that it's only a matter of time. The human body is not designed to sit." Improve your posture at work - best desk setup.
Ergonomic Education: The Ultimate Guide to Sitting Disease by Jeff Brushie, Unbreak Yourself, January 8, 2020. What Is Sitting Disease? Sitting Disease and Cancer. The Mental Effects of a Sedentary Lifestyle. What Can You Do About Sitting Disease? Stand More. A good place to start is alternating between sitting and standing every thirty minutes. Get More Active at Home. Get More Active at Work. Other Ways to Break Your Sedentary Lifestyle. "A sedentary lifestyle can ... increase levels of inflammation in your body and inflammation is linked to many chronic diseases. If you don't move enough, it can make chronic pain worse. For example, sitting for just four hours consecutively can put increased pressure on the discs in your lower back."
Ergonomics from Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Find out What is Ergonomics, Computer Workstation Ergonomics (be aware of how the design and arrangement of your equipment can impact your comfort, health, and productivity), Laboratory Ergonomics, Industrial Ergonomics (Lifting techniques), and Ergonomics Primer (Postures to avoid, Motions to avoid, and other tips).
The Facts: The human body is designed to move from JustStand.org.
● 12 HOURS is the amount of time the average person is sitting (aka sedentary) a day.
● 4th LEADING risk factor for global mortality is physical inactivity.
● 3.2 MILLION deaths a year are related to physical inactivity.
Sitting Disease: A term coined by the scientific community, commonly used when referring to metabolic syndrome and the ill-effects of an overly sedentary lifestyle.
Mounting medical research proves that if we choose to stand up, sit less and move more, we can experience a great number of attainable benefits to our health, our minds and our bodies.
Human factors and ergonomics from Wikipedia. "Proper ergonomic design is necessary to prevent repetitive strain injuries and other musculoskeletal disorders, which can develop over time and can lead to long-term disability. Human factors and ergonomics is concerned with the 'fit' between the user, equipment, and environment or 'fitting a job to a person'."
Deadly Climate Change from Nuclear War: A Threat to Human Existence by Steven Starr, PSR, University of Missouri, from Nuclear Darkness, Global Climate Change & Nuclear Famine: The Deadly Consequences of Nuclear War.
Nuclear Power: News. Consolidated News: Nuclear Power, Nuclear Energy and Nuclear Electricity.
Timeline of the Nuclear Age, 1890 to 2010 from AtomicArchive.com created by AJ Software & Multimedia.
5300 Homemade Dominoes. YouTube video, 5:26 min. Uploaded by Mike Mazeguy on Apr. 14, 2007 - "My brother Steve and I hand-cut and hand-painted 5,292 wooden dominoes plus some bigger-sized blocks . . . This is the result of about $100 worth of materials and a whole lot of man-hours."
Elevator from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Illustrated. Contents include: History, Modern elevator construction, Elevator safety, Uses of elevators, Dumb waiter, Controlling elevators (Floor numbering, elevator algorithm, Computer dispatched), U.S. and Canadian elevator standard specifics, Manufacturers of elevators, and more.
Escalator from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Illustrated. Contents include: Designs - Escalators, Moving walkways, High-speed walkways, Inclined moving sidewalks, Spiral escalators, History, Usage, Longest escalators and systems, Etymology.
Forklift from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Illustrated. Contents: Characteristics, Control and capability, Forklift safety.
How Hydraulic Cranes Work by Kevin Bonsor, from HowStuffWorks.
Incredible Music Machine (Incredible Machine Full Version "AKA Pipe dream" - Automatron). YouTube video, 3:25 min. Published by Alex Lu on April 12, 2010. This music machine was built by the University of Iowa Farm Machine Music. It took the team a combined 13,029 hours of set-up, alignment, calibration and tuning before filming this video but as you can see it was WELL worth the effort.
Robot Suit HAL. YouTube video, 4:50 min. "Robot Suit HAL" is a cyborg-type robot that can expand and improve physical capability. HAL = Hybrid Assistive Limb®. "... the good news now is that it's going to be mass produced so it would be sold for affordable price, so that the elderly people would be able to walk again."
HAL(Hybrid Assistive Limb) from Cyberdine. YouTube video, 5:39 min. HAL 5 or Hybrid Assistive Limb 5 is a robot suit (aka artificial powered exoskeleton) developed by Yoshiyuki Sankai, professor of Tsukuba University, Japan. HAL 5 is currently capable of allowing the operator to lift and carry nearly twice as much weight as they could lift and carry unaided.
Safetysigns.com (formerly Forklift Safety Signs) from Safetysign.com - Division of Brimar Industries.
Canadian Mining Facts.
● Mining in Canada. Mining is one of Canada's primary industries and involves the extraction, refining, and/or processing of economically valuable rocks and minerals. Info from Canadian Encyclopedia.
● Facts and Figures from Ontario Mining Association (OMA). "39 mine sites operating in Ontario: Nickel, gold, copper, zinc and platinum group metals; Diamonds, salt, gypsum, talc, calcium carbonate, nepheline syenite and other industrial minerals. Ontario is the largest producer in Canada of gold, platinum group metals and nickel, and the second largest producer of copper. The province is also a major producer of salt and structural materials."
● Facts and Figures 2013 of Mining in Canada.
● Canada's Mining History.
Canadian Mining Industry - Statistics & Facts from The Statistics Portal.
● Canadian Mining Hall of Fame.
● A history of mining and mineral exploration in Canada and outlook for the future by Donald A. Cranstone, from Government of Canada, Natural Resources Canada, Minerals and Metals Sector. Date modified: 2013-04-03.
Coal Mine from Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago. Virtual tour of Coal Mine Old Ben #17: Descend 600 feet underground, Mining in the 1930s - Machinery is introduced into the mines, and Mining Today - Safety is the key in today's modern mine. Plus Mining Links.
CountryMine. Complete mining information on the world mining industry by country. Includes mines and mining properties in the country, a snapshot of the country's mining activities, links to geological and other maps, and more.
Glossary of Mining Terms from Kentucky Coal - relating mainly to coal mining. Includes Teacher Resources: Classroom Lesson Plans.
Gold. Atomic number: 79, Atomic symbol:Au, History, Sources, Properties, Uses, Cost, Isotopes, from Los Alamos National Laboratory's Chemistry Division.
● Gold from Wikipedia.
● Gold - Picture.
● A Brief History of Gold from OnlyGold. Who discovered gold? Where does gold come from?
● Gold - Mineral Properties and Uses from Geology.com. "Native gold is an element and a mineral. It is highly prized by people because of its attractive color, resistance to tarnish and its many special properties - some of which are unique to gold. Its rarity, usefulness and desirability make it command a high price."
● Gold Price.
● What Is Gold Worth? By John H. Lienhard.
● The Many Uses of Gold from geology.com.
● Element Gold & Its Usefulness. YouTube video of PowerPoint presentation, 3:09 min.
● Occurrence of Gold - Gold 101 from Broken Gold.
● Production of Gold from Broken Gold.
● Global Gold Production from Zealllc.com.
● Gold Symbolism from Broken Gold.
● Isotopes of Gold from Wikipedia.
● Isotopes of the Element Gold from It's Elemental, Jefferson Lab. The Element Gold: Au.
Mining Education from Mining USA.com. Includes: Coal Education Web Site, The Geology of Coal. Video, 4:55 min. KET's Water Solutions collection at PBS LearningMedia. In this video, a geologist describes how coal, a sedimentary rock, was formed when organic materials piled up in swamps millions of years ago.
● Kentucky History - Coal.
● Kentucky Coal Heritage: Links to Coal Mining History
● Glossary of Mining Terms from Kentucky Coal Education, Kentucky Mining Institute.
Cruise ship from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
Lost Liners (Paperback) by Robert D. Ballard, Rick Archbold, Paintings by Ken Marschall
Lost Liners (VHS) (PBS Home Video) by John Maxtone-Graham
Lost Liners (Audio CD) (Music) by Michael Whalen.
Lost Liners from PBS Online. Join Dr. Bob Ballard on a tour of the greatest lost liners in maritime history: Titanic, Lusitania, Empress of Ireland, Britannic, and Andrea Doria. Site includes: Comparison Chart of the 5 ocean liners, Ocean Evolution, Under the Sea - work of underwater explorers, and Diagram of a Colossus. See also articles from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia:
● RMS Titanic - Sank 15 April 1912. Here's What the Last Days of the Titanic Were Really Like by James Rhine, The Windom Peak, a part of Wazimo Media Group, Dec 14, 2021.
● RMS Lusitania - Sank May 7, 1915.
● RMS Empress of Ireland - Sank May 29, 1914.
● HMHS Britannic - Sank November 21, 1916.
● SS Andrea Doria - Sank July 25, 1956.
● List of Shipwrecks - Sunken ships from around the world.
RMS Caronia Timeline by Peter Stevens. Explore an era of luxury ocean travel of the 1950's and 1960's. Site provides details of the life and times aboard Cunard's 'Green Goddess' - the RMS Caronia. Launched on 30 October 1947, Caronia quickly became the post-war jewel of the British Merchant Navy.
Shipbuilding from Wikipedia. History of Shipbuilding: Prehistory, 4th, 3rd, 2nd, 1st millennium BC, Early 1st millennium AD, Medieval Europe, Song China, Abbasid Caliphate, Pacific Islanders, Early modern, Industrial Revolution, Worldwide shipbuilding industry, Present day shipbuilding, Modern shipbuilding manufacturing techniques, Ship repair industry.
● A Brief History of Shipbuilding in Recent Times by Tim Colton and LaVar Huntzinger, CNA (Center for Naval Analyses). Contents: The condition of U.S. shipbuilding. From World War II to the Suez Crisis (1946?1956). From closure of the Suez Canal to the OPEC Crisis (1957?1973). From the OPEC Crisis to the end of the Cold War (1974?1989). From the end of the Cold War to the present (1990?2002). Prospects for the future.
● Shipbuilding Picture Dictionary. Types of Ships include: Cargo ship, Car ferry carrying passenger, Oil tanker, Wooden tug, Hydrofoil craft, Hover craft, Ice breaker, Escort vessel, Fishing vessel, Fishing boat, Catamaran type passenger and auto-car carrier, Nuclear ship, Anchor Handling Tug Supplier, and many more.
● Shipbuilding History. Construction records of U.S. and Canadian shipbuilders and boatbuilders.
● U.S. Shipyards. Contents include: Listings of Shipyards (Alphabetically) and (By Regions), List of Members of the Shipbuilders Council of America, Alhabetical Listing of Shipyard Member Companies. Last Modified: 12 Feb 2006.
● List of notable shipbuilders and shipyards from around the world, from Wikipedia.
● List of the largest shipbuilding companies in China, Japan, Korea, and Russia.
Titanic, Lusitania and the Forgotten Empress Gallery from Merseyside Maritime Museum, UK. For more info, see Sheet No. 41: RMS Titanic - Brief history of the Titanic, and Sheet No. 42 : RMS Lusitania - Brief history of the Lusitania, from Maritime Archives and Library.
USS New York (LPD-21) From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Motto: Never Forget. Here SHE is, the USS New York, built with 24 tons of scrap steel from the World Trade Center.
International Marine Signal Flags. These flags are international signals used by ships at sea. See also: Semaphore Flag Signalling System is an alphabet signalling system based on the waving of a pair of hand-held flags in a particular pattern.
6 Bridges You'll Want to Cross by Jackie Craven, Doctor of Arts in Writing, has over 20 years of experience writing about architecture and the arts. From ThoughtCo., December 14, 2017. 1. Bixby Bridge in Big Sur, California. 2. Brooklyn Bridge. 3. Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco, California. 4. Vasco da Gama Bridge in Lisbon, Portugal. 5. Alamillo Bridge in Seville, Andalusia (Spain). 6. Millau Viaduct in Southern France.
10 terrifying bridges that will make you squirm by Hannah Gale for Metro.co.uk, 2 May 2014.
Amazing Bridges of China Slide Show. 6.34 MB. PowerPoint Presentation by E. Cheong.
The Bridge at Q'eswachaka in Peru. YouTube video, 3:15 min. Published by SmithsonianNMAI (National Museum of the American Indian), Jun. 5, 2015. "Every year, local communities on either side of the Apurimac River Canyon use traditional Inka engineering techniques to rebuild the Q'eswachaka Bridge. The old bridge is taken down and the new bridge is built in only three days. The bridge has been rebuilt in this same location continually since the time of the Inka. This video is narrated by John Ochsendorf, professor of civil engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and produced by Noonday Films."
Bridges by Chris Woodford, ExplainThatStuff, December 31, 2018. The wonder of bridges. How bridges balance forces. Bridges through history. Types of bridges. How do you design a bridge. Bridges in harmony. Why do bridges collapse?
Building Big: Bridge Basics. Since ancient times, engineers have designed three major types of bridges to withstand all forces of nature: beam bridge, truss bridge, and arch bridge.
Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE). ICE represents 91,000 civil engineers and technicians, providing professional qualifications, training, learning, knowledge, career. Use this Members' directory to search for professionally qualified ICE members: Members (MICE), Technician members (MICE), and Fellows (FICE). You can also find details of newest qualified members in the United Kingdom.
Langkawi Sky Bridge from Wikipedia.
● Langkawi Sky Bridge from Langkawi Insight. It is a curved suspended bridge made of steel that hangs at an altitude of about 700 meters from the sea level and supported by a single pylon in the middle. The pylon which is a tall tower like structure, has a record breaking height of 82-meters from the point where it is grounded on a ridge and keeps the bridge suspended in an open space next to the peak of Mount Mat Cincang.
The bridge is located at the peak of Mt. Mat Cincang. You will need to take the Cable Car ride from Oriental Village in Pantai Kok area, go up to the top station and then access the bridge through a stairway. That is the only way you can reach the skybridge.
● SkyBridge: The Longest Free Span and Curved Bridge in the World from Panorama Langkawi. Price for SkyBridge is RM5.00 for adult and RM3.00 for children. 5 Malaysian Ringgit (MYR or RM) = $1.38 Canadian Dollars. RM3.00 = $0.95 CAD.
Living Bridges Made of Trees in India. YouTube video, min. geobeats
Published on Dec 31, 2012 by geobeats. Northeastern India ... is home to unique, living bridges - which, amazingly, are built using trees.
● Meghalayas' Living Bridge. YouTube video, 4:08 min. Published on Jan 24, 2012 by Lun Khuptong. A living bridge in North East India.
● 3700 STEPS TO DOUBLE DECKER ROOT BRIDGE IN NONGRIAT | MEGHALAYA EP - 10. YouTube video, 23:59 min. Published on May 21, 2018 by Wandering Lloyd. Exploring the double decker root bridge in Nongriat, Meghalaya.
Top Ten Bridge Sites. Top 10 links
● Structurae (Structures) - Structural Types from Germany on different types of structures: Bridges and Viaducts, Buildings, Dams & Retaining Structures, Off-shore and Marine Structures, Towers and Masts, Tunnels and Underground Structures.
● The BridgeSite.
● How Bridges Work, from Howstuffworks.
● Building a Bridge. YouTube video, 1 hr. 17:04 min. Published on Jun 18, 2018 by Andrew Camarata. Building a bridge over a steam on a residential driveway.
● How to Build a Log Bridge. Instructions and diagrams for constructing a simple log bridge by the Mother Earth News editors May/June 1984.
● Build Your Own Bridge from ExtremeHowTo.com. Construction How-To, Stone and Concrete. Uploaded by Sonia, June 28, 2011.
● Build a Bridge from PBS.
What Is Civil Engineering from Columbia University in the City of New York.
When Gephyrophobia Strikes, You Still Have to Cross the Bridge by Cari Shane, 10 Jan. 2021. "I thought I was going to have a heart attack." The fear of bridges is real, and it can be paralyzing. But there are ways to get to the other side.
The Most Amazing World Roads. PowerPoint slide show, 2:45 MB. Roads include:
● 1. Iroha-zaka road in Japan.
● 2. Estrada de Los Caracoles, Chilean Andes.
● 3. Bridge Road Storseisundet Atlantic (Atlanterhavsveien), Norway.
● 4. Monument Valley Navajo in Utah, USA.
● 5. James Dalton Highway, Alaska, USA.
● 6. Millau bridge, highway Paris-Barcelona.
● 7. Mount Tateyama, Japanese Alps.
● 8. Troll Road (Trollstigen), Norway.
● 9. Road to Jiufen, Taiwan.
● 10. Bridge between China and Hong Kong.
● 11. Bridges, tunnels into the Chesapeake Bay, Norfolk.
● 12. Estrada da Serra do Rio do Rastro in Lauro Müller, Santa Catarina, Brazil.
● 13. Passage of Stelvio (Stelvio Pass), Italian Alps.
● 14. Turini Pass (Col de Turini), France.
● 15. Tian Men Shan Road, Hunan province, China.
● 16. Coastal road in Cape Town, South Africa
● 17. Road-tunnel Guoliang, China.
● 18. Road Kill (camino a los Yungas), from La Paz to Coroico, Bolivia.
● 19. Judge Harry Pregerson intersection, Los Angeles, USA.
● 20. Bridges in Japan.
● 21. Intersection spiral in Shanghai, China.
● 22. Bridge spiral, Kamazu, Japan.
● 23. Beaufort County, South Carolina, USA.
● 24. Siberian Road to Yakutsk.
● 25. Garganta del Dades, Morocco.
● 26. Hiyoshi Dam in Kyoto, Japan.
Most Unusual Roads Around the World from Funzug.com.