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HealthMap – Global Disease Alert Map

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Provider: Harvard Medical School, MIT, and others
Descriptions: HealthMap brings together disparate data sources for a unified and comprehensive view of the current global state of infectious diseases and their effect on human and animal health. Integrates outbreak data of varying reliability, ranging from news sources (such as Google News) to curated personal accounts (such as ProMED) to validated official alerts (such as World Health Organization). Data is aggregated by disease and displayed by location for user-friendly access to the original alert. HealthMap provides real-time information on emerging infectious diseases. A site of particular interest to public health officials and international travelers.
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Healthcare IT News

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Provider: MedTech Publishing Company LLC in partnership with HIMSS
Descriptions: This newsletter, published in partnership with the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society, keeps the reader up to date on new products, technologies and techniques in health care information management. A blog and RSS feed are included.
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Hastings Center

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Provider: The Hastings Center
Descriptions: The Hastings Center is a nonpartisan, nonprofit bioethics research institute that addresses fundamental ethical issues in health, medicine and the environment. The Center’s research addresses bioethics issues in three broad areas: care and decision making at the end of life, public health priorities, and new and emerging technologies. Research is done by interdisciplinary teams that frame and examine issues that inform professional practice, public conversation, and social policy. Includes a bioethics forum and news items. Abstracts of articles from the Hastings Center Report and the Center's other publications are available, along with occasional free articles from these publications.
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Genes to Cognition Online

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Provider: Dolan DNA Learning Center, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory
Descriptions: Genes to Cognition (G2C) Online examines thinking and disorders of thinking across six levels of analysis: Genes ~ Biochemicals ~ Cells ~ Brain ~ Cognition (Behavior) ~ Environment. This interactive resource focuses on cognitive disorders, cognitive processes, and research approaches. A dynamic map of a network of connected topics facilitates exploration of a library of more than 750 unique items. A linear Selected Items menu above each map can be used to tour selected content. Links to other sites, to video short lectures and to news items are included. This site also has a blog. Note: Adobe FlashPlayer required for full use.
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Flu.gov

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Provider: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Descriptions: This DHHS (U.S. Department of Health and Human Services) website presents a wealth of information on the Avian and Swine Influenzas. This is, as the site declares, "one stop access to U.S. Government swine, avian and pandemic flu information." The site provides sections on: planning and preparation, from government to family level; tests, vaccines and medications; bird and animal issues; research activities; global activities; news and multimedia resources; economic impacts; and links to state government websites and contacts.
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www.brainmapping.org

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Provider: Mark S. Cohen, PhD, UCLA
Descriptions: From the website: "Dedicated to the communication of news, science, and information of interest to the brain mapping community, and to sharing and promoting the science of brain mapping."
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World Allergy Organization

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Provider: World Allergy Organization
Descriptions: WAO provides useful allergy information and resources for health professionals and for the public. For the professional there are interactive case reports, CME modules and lectures, webinars a world calendar of conferences and meetings, and more. Under the Education in Allergy section, the Allergic Diseases Resource Center provides the layman as well as the health professional with information on causes, symptoms and treatment of specific allergies.
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Wing Of Zock

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Provider: AAMC (Association of American Medical Colleges)
Descriptions: Wing of Zock is a blog from the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC.) It provides a new forum for faculty, residents and administrators at U.S. academic medical centers to share best practices in the new health care environment. Posts are to discuss issues in patient safety, innovations in the delivery of care, technology, quality of care, payment reform and other topics affecting patient treatment and medical education.
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U.S. Geological Survey (USGS)

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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.
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U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

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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.
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TheLancet.com – H1N1 Flu Resource Center

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Provider: TheLancet.com
Descriptions: The Lancet, a venerable British medical journal, is providing free resources for the health care community on the H1N1 influenza virus. Research articles from Elsevier journals, a news feed from Elsevier Global Medical News, and up-to-date information on the H1N1 pandemic from the CDC, ECDC, Eurosurveillance, PandemicFlu.gov, UK Health Protection Agency, and WHO websites are all available at this website. Currently, this site is no longer updated regularly, but the original content is still available. New information will be added in the event of a new pandemic.
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Texas Medical Board

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Provider: Texas Medical Board
Descriptions: This is the official website of the Texas Medical Board, providing information for licensing of physicians, physician assistants, and acupuncturists in the state of Texas. Their stated mission is "to protect and enhance the public's health, safety and welfare by establishing and maintaining standards of excellence used in regulating the practice of medicine and ensuring quality health care for the citizen of Texas through licensure, discipline, and education."
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FDA Center for Devices and Radiological Health

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Provider: U.S. Food and Drug Administration
Descriptions: This FDA portal for the medical device industry and consumers links the user to information on medical devices (both approved and recalled), medical imaging and radiation safety, full text regulations, and more.
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Engelberg Center for Health Care Reform

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Provider: The Brookings Institution
Descriptions: The Brookings Institution is a nonprofit public policy organization based in Washington, D.C. The Brookings Institution seeks to present innovative and practical recommendations for public policy based on independent research. As a part of the Brookings Institution, the Engelberg Center for Health Care Reform "provides practical solutions to achieve high-quality, innovative, affordable health care with particular emphasis on identifying opportunities on the national, state and local levels."
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Cancer.gov

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Provider: National Cancer Institute (NCI)
Descriptions: This comprehensive website from the National Cancer Institute (NCI) links the user to detailed information on cancer types, clinical trials, cancer statistics, and funding and research. An agency of the U.S. National Institutes of Health, NCI conducts and supports cancer research as well as providing in-depth information on all aspects of these diseases to the public, including rehabilitation and ongoing care. NCI has launched several programs like the pilot Community Cancer Centers Program with the purpose of bringing improved care to more Americans and promoting international collaboration and cooperation among practitioners and researchers.
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Brainfacts.org

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Provider: Society for Neuroscience
Descriptions: Brainfacts.org is a resource for the public that reports on advances in brain research with short, informative, illustrated articles. Topics are presented in the broadest of ranges- from neurons to the role of neuroscience in a court of law. The Society for Neuroscience presents this resource in partnership with two foundations- Gatsby, and the Kavli Foundation. Links to their interesting websites are provided.
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Biomedical Beat: a monthly digest of of research news from NIGMS

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Provider: National Institute of General Medical Sciences/National Institutes of Health
Descriptions: This is a biomedical sciences newsletter on NIGMS-funded research. This National Institutes of Health division funds research in the following areas: cell biology, biophysics, genetics, developmental biology, pharmacology, physiology, biological chemistry, bioinformatics and computational biology. Links to sections on research funding opportunities, free publications, and training and other educational grants are made accessible in tabs. In addition, an image library is provided. The newsletter is not copyrighted; articles may be freely reproduced elsewhere; re-use of images requires permissions. This newsletter offers RSS feed access.
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BioEd Online: Biology Teacher Resources from Baylor College of Medicine

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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.
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MerckMedicus

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Provider: Merck
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Descriptions: From the mission statement: "MerckMedicus is an advertising-free medical portal designed specifically for U.S. healthcare providers. MerckMedicus provides breaking medical news, a wide variety of scientific learning resources, and cutting-edge diagnostic tools...  Merck launched MerckMedicus in 2001 as part of its century-long commitment to providing unbiased health information as a public service to consumers and health care professionals..." Free registration is required for access to the resources provided here, which include: full text content from books and journals (Springer journals, recent JAMA articles, and "latest updates" from The Lancet), patient handouts, news, a PDR drug database, an image/media library, and audio files.
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Society for Neuroscience

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Provider: Society for Neuroscience
Descriptions: The Society for Neuroscience offers the expected features, many of them open to non-members: meeting abstracts dating back to 2000; its latest Annual Report; information on its policies and guidelines; and Neuroscience in the News. There are unexpected free treasures in the section, History of Neuroscience: a selection of full-text classic neuroscience articles; six volumes of "The History of Neuroscience in Autobiography;" and a large series of Quicktime videos of autobiographical/scientific talks and interviews from eminent neuroscientists made between 1994 and 2008. Also notable is the inclusion of useful resources for non-scientists and educators: the NERVE "Virtual Encycloportal" for K-12 students and their teachers; and consumer information, like "Brain Facts: A Primer on the Brain and Nervous System," and a series of Flash videos, "Searching for Answers," on various brain diseases and disorders.
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Retraction Watch

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Provider: Ivan Oransky
Descriptions: Retraction Watch is a blog that serves the scientific community by reporting on retractions of scientific papers. Its author, Ivan Oransky, is executive editor of Reuters Health, teaches medical journalism at New York University and is treasurer of the Association of Health Care Journalists. He has also been a managing editor of Scientific American and deputy editor of The Scientist.
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Quertle

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Provider: Quertle, LLC
Descriptions: Developed by two experts in bioinformatics and data analysis, Quertle offers a uniquely effective way to execute a combined search of the biomedical literature in PubMed, the RePORTER grants database, TOXLINE, and a medical/life science news outlet. This tool also searches the full text of open-access material in BioMed Central and PubMed Central, as well as that of user-submitted scientific whitepapers and research posters. Quertle uses natural-language query constructs very like sentence structure and uses relationships to return relevant results. For details on how it works, see the FAQ tab. A handy brochure on searching and video/other tutorials are found under the Resources tab. Quertle also works with various bibliographic management tools, including RefWorks. Searches can be saved, and alerts service is available (these features require the user to set up a free account.)
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NursingCenter

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Provider: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins (LWW)
Descriptions: This site is a multi-faceted resource for nurses which includes CME activities, job search resources, news, drug update alerts and discussion forums. Although registration is not required, optional free registration allows the user to create an individualized profile for tracking your CME activities and filtering information to your own specialty or interests. Please note: many free full-text articles are included, but many references do not provide free full text if accessed directly from NursingCenter. Please, always check HAM-TMC Library's A-Z journal list before paying for an article at NursingCenter; the Library subscribes to a full collection of LWW journals on your behalf.
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NITRC: The Source for Neuroimaging Tools and Resources

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Provider: Neuroimaging Informatics Tools and Resources Clearinghouse
Descriptions: Neuroimaging Informatics Tools and Resources Clearinghouse (NITRC) is sponsored by the NIH Blueprint for Neuroscience Research. It offers the neuroscience community free databases and applications for imaging, a forum and a news feed. Researchers can look for applications based on their attributes and popularity, and can also compare similar utilities, check on software development stages, and submit their own databases and applications for sharing. Many links to related resources are also provided here.
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NIH Radio

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Provider: National Institutes of Health
Descriptions: This site provides free health-related news reports from National Institutes of Health in radio, podcast and transcript formats. One can also hear the latest reports by phone. Length ranges from one-minute spots to 25-minute broadcasts that each include an in-depth interview. Past broadcasts are available back to January of 2011.
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NBIC (Netherlands BioInformatics Centre)

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Provider: Netherlands BioInformatics Centre
Descriptions: NBIC is engaged in bioinformatics research and education. Its website includes free software downloads, information on databases and projects, a journal and newsletter, and secondary-level education materials.
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National Weather Service Forecast Office – Houston/Galveston, Texas

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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.
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National Institute of Mental Health

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Provider: NIH National Institute of Mental Health
Descriptions: From the website: The NIMH mission is to reduce the burden of mental illness and behavioral disorders through research on mind, brain, and behavior. This public health mandate demands that we harness powerful scientific tools to achieve better understanding, treatment, and eventually, prevention of these disabling conditions that affect millions of Americans. To fulfill its mission, the Institute: * conducts research on mental disorders and the underlying basic science of brain and behavior; * supports research on these topics at universities and hospitals around the United States; * collects, analyzes, and disseminates information on the causes, occurrence, and treatment of mental illnesses; * supports the training of more than 1,000 scientists to carry out basic and clinical research; and * communicates information to scientists, the public, the news media, and primary care and mental health professionals about mental illnesses, the brain, behavior, mental health, and opportunities and advances in research in these areas.
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National Hurricane Center

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Provider: NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration)
Descriptions: The National Hurricane Center website provides interactive satellite and radar maps, frequently-updated land and marine advisories, and (in the presence of active storm systems)updated forecasts based on its aerial reconnaissance findings. Three- and 5-day outlooks, likely landfall ranges ("cones"), wind speed prediction maps and storm surge projections are featured. Many links to other authoritative and relevant emergency planning resources are provided from this site. There is a downloadable blank hurricane tracking map available, and RSS feed is provided.
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American Association of Medical Colleges (AAMC) Facts

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Provider: Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC)
Descriptions: The AAMC posts online some of the useful data it gathers on US medical education-- enrollment, matriculation and residency applicants by school, specialty and gender. Links are provided for purchase of its other indispensable data compilations. "Through its many programs and services, the AAMC strengthens the world's most advanced medical care by supporting the entire spectrum of education, research, and patient care activities conducted by our member institutions."
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American Academy of Neurology

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Provider: American Academy of Neurology
Descriptions: The American Academy of Neurology website provides a wealth of resources for the professional: an online community, CME opportunities, news, links on legislation affecting neurology, practice guidelines, position statements, podcasts, and sections devoted to neurologic specialties. Medical students, residents and fellows get special attention. Medical and PhD students who do not want a subscription to the Academy's journal can still register for free access to certain features of the website. Some resources, podcasts, for instance, are available only to AAN members. A section for patients and caregivers promotes greater understanding of neurology, and provides information on diseases and disorders, as well as links to further information.
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National Center for Health Statistics

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Provider: CDC/NCHS
Descriptions: National Center for Health Statistics, under the CDC, provides links to all the Vital Statistics series, National Health Statistics Reports, National Health Care Surveys, birth and mortality records, etc. that are available online from the U.S. Government.
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NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration)

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Provider: National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
Descriptions: NASA's fascinating website shares a wealth of information with the public, using multimedia formats, on NASA's past, current and future research and space missions.
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NanoHub.org

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Provider: Network for Computational Nanotechnology
Descriptions: Supported by the National Science Foundation, this site is designed for and by the nanotech research community, providing tools and support for nanotech theory, modeling and simulation, and a forum in which to share knowledge within and between different nanotech research areas. This site is also a good resource for teachers, supplying curriculum items in the form of images, videos and learning modules.
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Mental Health All-Hazards Disaster Planning Guidance

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Provider: DHHS Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
Descriptions: This free online publication provides guidance on planning mental health care at the state level, taking into account all relevant agencies, organizations and established resources.
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Medscape Nurses

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Provider: Medscape via WebMD Health Professional Network
Descriptions: Medscape Nurses provides nursing professionals with up-to-date, comprehensive clinical information on patient care. With free registration, access to databases and full-text content from nursing journals is provided. Exercises for CME credit are also included.
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MedBioWorld

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Provider: Healthnostics, Inc., Bethesda, MD
Descriptions: From the website: ...one of the largest medical and biotechnology information resource and reference portals on the Internet. The site provides access to valuable information through directories, targeted search engines and specialized databases, as well as through reference tools like dictionaries, calculators, blogs, and newsletters. The portal provides access to medical and biotechnology journals, associations, databases and other medical resources, with more than 28,000 high quality links.
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MCH Library (Maternal & Child Health Library at Georgetown University)

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Provider: Georgetown University
Descriptions: The MCH Library develops knowledge paths, bibliographies, and other information resources. It is provided by the Mary C. Egan Maternal and Child Health Library, one of six Georgetown University libraries. This gateway site offers a compilation of maternal-child health information updated frequently, and also offers paths to information available from other websites. A Community Services Locator feature guides users to sources of support for mothers and children on the local level, in areas like child care, education and special needs, family and parenting issues, health, and financial support.
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Kaiser Health News

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Provider: Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation
Descriptions: Kaiser Health News (KHN) is a nonprofit news organization committed to in-depth coverage of health care policy and politics. KHN is a project of the Kaiser Family Foundation.
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Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO)

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Provider: JCAHO (Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations)
Descriptions: Established in 1951, the independent, non-profit Joint Commission provides accreditation and certification services for health care facilities-- hospitals, nursing homes, laboratories, home health care providers, etc. and in diverse specialties ranging from critical care to behavioral health. The JCAHO "...seeks to continuously improve health care for the public, in collaboration with other stakeholders, by evaluating health care organizations and inspiring them to excel in providing safe and effective care of the highest quality and value." To that end, it produces standards, goals, certifications, awards, quality reports and consumer resources. Standards address levels of performance in areas such as patient rights, patient treatment, medication safety and infection control. JCAHO publishes reviews, white papers, reports including an Annual Report, National Patient Safety Goals, its Journal on Quality and Patient Safety, and numerous newsletters, some of which are freely accessible here.
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Alzforum (Alzheimer Research Forum)

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Provider: Alzheimer Research Forum
Descriptions: This site contains and links to a huge number of resources for the Alzheimer researcher. Features include: a live discussion forum; citations to the latest papers (linking to PubMed); an international listing of institutes and laboratories; separate links for news on drugs, conferences and research; clinics information for the consumer; and more items too numerous to list here. It also provides links to the AlzSWAN Knowledge Base (see separate website listing) and its tutorials, and a collection of special seminars, on-line journal club discussions, recorded talks and other presentations that describe a variety of scientific hypotheses about the pathogenesis of Alzheimer's disease.
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AllNurses.com

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Provider: AllNurses.com, Inc.
Descriptions: This is a Web resource for nurses and nursing students. Free registration required for complete access. Includes discussion forums for nursing specialties, news, free articles from state nursing organizations, and links to some international nursing forums.
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Newspaper Source (TexShare)

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Provider: EBSCO
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Descriptions: Newspaper Source covers a number of major national (US) and international newspapers, including The Christian Science Monitor, USA Today, The Washington Post, The Times (UK), Toronto Star, etc. Coverage varies widely for well-known newspapers; for instance, the New York Times and Wall Street Journal submit only bibliographic records, and for some papers with full text, there are embargoes ranging from one month to years. This database also contains selected full text for a great many regional American newspapers: Boston Globe, Chicago Tribune, Detroit Free Press, Miami Herald, New York Daily News, and many lesser-known titles. Full-text television & radio news transcripts are provided from CBS, FOX, NPR and other sources. Audio files of the transcripts are included as well.
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AEGiS (AIDS Education Global Information System)

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Provider: AEGiS
Descriptions: Funded in large part by several foundations and the National Library of Medicine, AEGiS is a portal to a wide spectrum of information about HIV and AIDS. News items (such as information about new treatments and trials) are posted daily. Links to organizations and societies, conferences, law resources, fact sheets, professional medical advice, etc. are provided here.
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