Date: Tuesday, March 20, 2018
Time: 6:30pm – 7:30pm
Presenter: Emmanuel Onwuachi
Location: Street Level Classroom
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Provider: U.S. Geological Survey
Descriptions: The USGS researches, monitors trends, and provides impartial scientific information on geologic topics, from Earth's ecosystems and environment to natural hazards like volcano and earthquake activity, floods, storms and drought, to the impacts of climate and land-use change on natural resources, to the geomagnetic field and meteorite activity.
Keywords: data, disaster, disease, environmental, federal agencies, general reference, geology, geoscience, hurricane, maps, microbiology, minerals, natural sciences, news, pandemic, reports, research, science, scientist, seismology, statistical, U.S. Government, weather
Provider: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Descriptions: The Food and Drug Administration states the main points of its very broad mission as: "...protecting the public health by assuring the safety, efficacy and security of human and veterinary drugs, biological products, medical devices, our nation's food supply, cosmetics and products that emit radiation." This website presents a large amount of useful consumer information and health-related news, as well as providing a public account of the FDA's many activities and efforts on behalf of the citizenry.
Keywords: animal, biohazard, chemicals, clinical trials, consumer health, drugs, environmental, federal agencies, general health, law, legal, licensing, products, public affairs, public health, research, toxicology, U.S. Government, veterinary medicine, wellness
Provider: United States Environmental Protection Agency
Descriptions: This website emphasizes the Environmental Protection Agency's pledge to "protect human health and the environment." The latest EPA news is featured here, but more importantly, the site provides numerous in-depth topic sections: acid rain, asbestos, global warming, hazardous waste, human health, oil spills, etc.. Click at upper right to read the EPA's website in Spanish, Chinese, Vietnamese or Korean. Some topics include links to the text of relevant laws and regulations.
Keywords: bioethics, biohazard, chemicals, consumer health, current events, environmental, federal agencies, government, healthcare, healthcare policy, law, nature, news, policy, public affairs, public health, toxins, U.S. Government
Provider: CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)
Descriptions: This sector of the CDC website on radiation emergencies is a prime resource on radiation disasters for public health professionals, emergency responders and individual healthcare practitioners. It presents patient and management information, guidelines and recommendations, and links to additional online training resources, including short videos. Some fact sheets contain general information suitable for the layman: being prepared, sheltering in place and other protective measures, facts about contamination levels and substances in food and water, the difference between contamination and exposure, and more.
Keywords: bone, clinical practice guidelines, consumer health, disaster, dosage, emergency medicine, emergency preparedness, environmental, federal agencies, patient education, physician, population, public health, radiation, skin, syndrome, toxins, tutorial
Provider: CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)
Descriptions: The CDC's home page is a well-organized portal to the wealth of resources it provides for the public, practitioners and first responders. Along the top of the page is a very complete index of the information CDC provides, with cross-referenced terms. Links to the Diseases and Conditions index and Emergency Preparedness, along with other frequently-sought resources, including MMWR, are posted prominently here on the CDC home page.
Keywords: disease, emergency preparedness, environmental, epidemiology, general medical reference, health statistics, infectious disease, special populations, statistical, toxins, travel medicine, trend, wellness
Provider: Baylor College of Medicine
Descriptions: BioEd Online is an award-winning life sciences educational resource from Baylor's Center for Educational Outreach. Designed for teachers and their students from elementary to high school level, it contains engaging multimedia teaching and course materials, including lesson demonstrations, on genetics, neuroscience, viruses, environmental science and more topics. Resources include a library of downloadable slide sets, as well as videos, podcasts and .pdf teaching guides. BioEd Online is edited by a distinguished group of Baylor College of Medicine faculty and staff, and funded by NIH Blueprint for Neuroscience Education and others. The website also features a series of video presentations for K-8 students on life science experiments in space, funded by NASA and sponsored by the National Space Biomedical Research Institute. Although all courses are free to HISD teachers and Baylor-affiliated faculty and staff after obtaining a log-in, full access to some requires a subscription for other users. Teacher contact-hour certification available for more advanced courses.
Keywords: Baylor, biology, brain, communicable diseases, continuing education, courseware, education, environmental, faculty, full text, genetics, Internet, K-12, life sciences, natural sciences, neuroscience, news, NIH, partial open access, podcasts, science, student, video
Descriptions: Science.gov searches over 36 databases and 1,850 selected websites, offering 200 million pages of authoritative U.S. government science information, including R&D results.
Keywords: astronomy, biomedical research, chemistry, environmental, mathematics, medicine, mental health, multidisciplinary, natural sciences, nutrition, physics, portal, science, technology, U.S. Government
Provider: American Lung Association
Descriptions: Provides consumer information on pulmonary diseases and conditions, clinical trials, smoking cessation, current research activities, statistics and more.
Keywords: advocacy, clinical trials, consumer health, environmental, organizations, societies, wellness
Provider: National Library of Medicine/National Institute of Health
Descriptions: This website is designed as an "information portal to issues affecting the health and well-being of American Indians." The website provides links to information on health topics, statistical information and health programs and services for American Indians and Alaska Natives. Also includes links to tribal government websites and information on traditions and practices of American Indians and Alaska Natives.
Keywords: alcoholism, alternative medicine, cancer, consumer health, culture, environmental, general health, mental health, Native American, NIH, NLM, portal, U.S. Government
Provider: NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration)
Descriptions: This is the National Weather Service page for our area. Contains various types of forecasts, imagery, tropical weather updates and more.
Keywords: environmental, general reference, Houston, images, maps, news, safety, Texas, trend, TX, U.S. Government, weather
Provider: Oregon State University and US Environmental Protection Agency
Descriptions: NPIC provides comprehensive, objective scientific information on pesticides and related topics to enable citizens to make informed decisions about pesticides and their use. The website provides links to many resources, including MSDS (Material Safety Data Sheets); product label information; fact sheets from various government agencies; contact information for manufacturers; EPA regulations; and emergency resources.
Keywords: animal, chemicals, consumer health, current events, diagnosis, emergency medicine, environmental, federal agencies, general health, industry, multidisciplinary, pesticides, products, toxicology, U.S. Government
Contents: Abstracts, full text, images, index
Access Level: Free, Open Access
Descriptions: GreenFILE contains records covering the human impact on the environment. Its collection of scholarly, government and general-interest titles includes content on global warming, green buildings, pollution, sustainable agriculture, renewable energy, recycling and more. Indexing and abstracts of more than 538,000 records, and full text of approximately 5,800 open-access publications.
Keywords: environmental, environmental hazards, politics, public health, public policy, society, toxins