Health and Medical News and Resources

General interest items edited by Janice Flahiff

Two New MedlinePlus Items of Note

MedlinePlus is a goldmine of links to free and trusted health and medical Web sites.
It is sponsored by the US National Library of Medicine and the US National Institutes of Health.

—->Recently MedlinePlus has added a Medical Ethics page with links to overviews, news items, specific conditions, and news articles.

Additionally, a  good list of Medical Ethics Web sites from the College of the Holy Cross is available here.

—->MedlinePlus is undergoing a major Web site redesign. Check here for details and the opportunity to provide feedback.

May 26, 2010 Posted by | Consumer Health | , , , | Leave a comment

Summer Safety- Swimming and Tanning

A few Web sites and Web pages on Swimming Safety

–> Where is it safe to swim? (American Red Cross) outlines related risks and water safety tips

–>Swim Healthy, Swim Safely (US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) includes topics as Swimmer’s Ear,
Water-Related Injuries,Healthy Swimming

–> Drowning Links (MedlinePlus)

…and a few tanning sites (remember, tanning is a response to injury by UV light and not a sign of good health)

–>Basic Information About Skin Cancer (US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) includes topics as Prevention and Risk Factors.

–> Sun Exposure (US National Library of Medicine) includes links Tanning Beds Raise Melanoma Risk and Indoor Tanning: The Risks of Ultraviolet Rays (Food and Drug Administration)

May 26, 2010 Posted by | Consumer Health | , | Leave a comment

   

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